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“Good but not great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Main Street Grille

Main Street Grille
252 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
+1 860-739-5300
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Ranked #16 of 40 Restaurants in Niantic
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The main thing this restaurant has going for it is the view from the upstairs deck. We both had the salad with fruit and nuts with lobster meat added. It had a very mild dressing (might have been mango) which did not overpower the lobster but the tomatoes were hot house (really! It's August...you could definitely find better tomatoes!!) and the greens were not a crisp as they could have been. It was tasty but would have been better with a little feta cheese in it. Beverage choices, especially the wines, were very average considering there are some good vineyards within a few miles of the location. Our server was sick, which never thrills me, and their serving set-up forces the waitresses to run up and down the stairs for everything including extra napkins, to-go boxes, etc. Someone needs to do an efficiency study on this place. My overall conclusion is that this is a beer and nachos place that is trying to be something it's not.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We sat in first floor covered outdoor patio since it was raining. Was nice to eat outside. Waitress was very friendly, sandwiches we had for lunch were great. Would definitely eat there again

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Niantic, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Main Street Grille”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My family goes there occasionally year round. We only now eat a sandwich in the bar. The Reuben's and fries with slaw are the best. We do not eat in the main dining area any more. The prices are too high and the food does not taste that great. It is okay.
It's a love it or hate it place. They do have room for large parties and an outdoor seating place. If you want to be outside with just drinks and appetizers, you can go up to the second floor outside. For that it is worth the money.

Visited May 2013
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Monroe Twp. NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent New England Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Food, service, and atmosphere are excellent! They offer indoor and outdoor dining. We will definitely be going back when we are in the area.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Love the RI clam chowder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Nice seafood dinner tonight. The "clear broth" clam chowder was so good- reminded me of the old "100 Acres" from years ago. I had the seafood medley.... Very nice . Worth going to.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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