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“Rustic dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Grist Mill and One Up Bar

The Grist Mill and One Up Bar
51 East Main Street Rt. 44, Avon, CT 06001
+1 860-676-8855
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Ranked #8 of 54 Restaurants in Avon
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Tapas, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our new location on 2nd floor in Avon is accessible by elevator or walk in upper parking lot. It has a metro feel and boasts a view of Talcott Mountain. The spacious covered terrace is quiet and secluded. The advantage of being on the 2nd floor it keeps us well above and away from any street traffic. The terrace has also been voted Best Of in Connecticut.
Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Rustic dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Food is fantastic and the view of the Farmington River is lovely. I've never been disappointed dining there.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Bristol, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I absolutely love the new location. I think the new location is more inviting and open. They no longer have the breath-taking views of the Farmington River, but they have not lost what has made them successful since their inception which is excellent food with great service. I have seen numerous negative reviews of this restaurant and I find that hard to believe. I recommend everyone to give it a try and make that decision on your own.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“We kept waiting for Gordon Ramsey to storm out of the kitchen”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Awesome in it's badness, rude owner who made us get up after we were seated by host because she promised our table to someone in the bar, bread came out after 1/2 an hour and was burned, chairs were unstable, server "crumbed" the table and threw crumbs on the floor. "Signature" Osso bucco was covered in parsley flakes, saltimbocca could be used to resole boots. In a town with so few options, don't make Grist Mill yours.

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Avon, CT
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520 helpful votes 520 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have dined here a few times for lunch. It is generally more than half empty. Food is just ok, but pricey. Menu is pedestrian. Owner/ (Manager?) is kind of surly. It moved to Avon just this year, but still feels like the Carmen Anthony restaurant it replaced, which also got tired. No real reason to go here with Max-a-Mia and better choices nearby.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“NEW LOCATION IN AVON :((”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The charm of the old location with water views made up for any other issues this restaurant may have had. I heard that they moved because there were renovations that the prior tenant needed to make on the old mill and they weren't done.This is just here say, don't hold me to this! They moved to Avon in a shopping type plaza. The view now is a parking lot... Sad. The food was still good and the staff efficient and friendly. Will I return? No. miss that river view.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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