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“Great lunch!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Lyme Inn

Old Lyme Inn
85 Lyme St., Exit 70 I95, Old Lyme, CT 06371
+1 860-434-2600
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Ranked #8 of 28 Restaurants in Old Lyme
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, International, Barbecue, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boston Post Rd.
Transit: Our guests visiting from the I-95 corridor (Boston to New York) may request free pick up from the Old Saybrook, Amtrak-Shoreline East train station.
Description: Our chefs work diligently to offer dishes that run the gamut from traditional selections to unique options that will challenge the way you think about food. The lunch and dinner menu, as well as the wine and cocktail list, change seasonally and employ locally grown and deliciously fresh produce, meat, and seafood; as well as farm-roasted coffee and homemade ice cream.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were travelling through Conn and exited I-95 around Old Lyme to find a good lunch establishment.
We did really well. The Old Lyme Inn is (as its name suggests) primarily an inn, but it has a bar and restaurant, which was quite active for lunch. There was a varied menu: we ordered a delicious spring pea soup, with delicate flavors; an Edaname appetitzer, which I'd never had before and which was enjoyable (and I've bought Edaname at the grocery store as a result); a beet salad and a crab salad. All very good.
I wish we'd been spending the night, because the bartender's martinis looked delicous; but I settled on a draft beer, my wife had iced tea.
If you are travelling I-95 in Conn, do yourself a favor, get off and visit a near-by town to eat. If it is lunchtime near Old Lyme, try the Old Lyme Inn -- you'll like it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice weekend, good jazz”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Friendly staff, good food reasonably priced, very nice room (new wing), great Jazz, had a great time. We came for dinner and Jazz and then decided to spend the night. Their web site does not do any justice to the rooms (ours was an impromptu stay and we saw three available rooms). We liked the fried chicken dinner and the home made rolls it came with.

The continental breakfast could be enhanced with fresh baked items and cereal ( good fresh fruit, ok bagel) and the small breakfast room should get more attention with bussing the tables and refilling the coffee and orange juice.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent For Couples Gateway!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband surprise me in our anniversary by taking me to this place and since I get there the service, food and room was great, Also The Side Door Jazz is Awesome!! I really enjoyed and truly recommended,

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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OLIManager, Manager at Old Lyme Inn, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Good Afternoon,

We are so pleased to read you had an enjoyable and romantic SURPRISE anniversary trip! We strive to make the inn an intimate setting for weekend getaways while providing a familiar home-away-from-home feeling. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property, and please be sure to spread the word!

Thank you and enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer,

Elisa Calkins
Event Coordinator
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Connecticut
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The restaurant has a nice ambiance with a nice selection of food, wine and beer. In addition, on weekends there is a Jazz Club.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food, Intimate Setting, Vegetarian Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Dining at the Old Lyme Inn was part of our "All That Jazz" package. The menu was diverse and had a number of vegetarian friendly appetizers and entrees. The mushroom polenta lasagne was delicious! A great place for "date night".

Visited March 2014
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