My wife and I dined here mid December with two other couples. It was our first (and it may be our last) experience. We dined there because of the special they offered (free bottle of wine with dinner) which was very nice (but I certainly would not have paid the $30 for a bottle of wine if I were to order it without the special).
Don't get me wrong, the Ren Hen is a very nice restaurant, but the food selection is very limited (only about 7 -8 items) and the prices on all of them were way too high. The steak dinner was priced in the mid $20s and to be honest, it did not look like they gave you a decent portion size for that price (compared to Mike's in Old Saybrook). We both had the eggplant parm (which costs $18) and although the meal was tasty, the meal portion was about half of what you can get if you dined at the other great Italian restaurants here in Old Saybrook (i,e Fiore's, Luigi's, Sal's etc).
I will say that the service was excellent and our waitress was wonderful! The atmosphere was nice (clean, but very contemporary). It looked like the bar was very nice as well, but we did not try it.
Bottom line, we enjoyed the meal and company, but we were hungry when we left. I would have expected more in the portions (as mentioned there are other great Old Saybrook restaurants that give you more than enough food for the $18 price and you typically need to take home half of the portion).
Bottom line is we are glad we tried it, but I don't think we would head back any time soon as we did not think we got our money's worth. Old Saybrook attracts plenty of people who like to spend their money on eating out and I am sure they will think this restaurant is fantastic. As I said, food was good, just not enough and overpriced (in my opinion).
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