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Brushmill by the Waterfall

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129 W Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1344
+1 860-526-9898
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (16 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
“salads” (12 reviews)
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11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
129 W Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1344
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if the food was not wonderful the location is so perfect in an old mill next to the waterfall and river and entrance via a covered wooden bridge that you would have to try the Brushmill. But the food is wonderful!!! In the big...More

Thank Canasean
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Had dinner on a Friday down in the bar area, food was great had the prime rib and salmon and we both loved it. There signature salad is a ice burg wedge with there dressing and it is great. The table next to us ordered...More

Thank DaveCttraveler
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Went Sunday early dinner our waitress Maureen was great. House wine was good. My husband had the lamb chops, I had the queen cut Prime Rib which was a large portion. Meals were very good so was the dessert. Will go back for special occasion...More

1  Thank paninimom
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Great restaurant. Cross a little covered bridge near a waterfall, open into the remains of a working Bruch factory, that was run by a waterwheel. Lots of the old machinery still visible. Unique rock wall in the tavern, looks like a friendly place. Restaurant upstairs...More

Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Whenever we are craving steak and we want to go out, close to home, we choose The Brushmill! Great waitstaff, fantastic prime rib and filet mignon and good wine list.

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed January 24, 2017

The wife and I hadn't been to The Brushmill in ages. Don't know why, because the food is usually excellent, The Brushmill's only a 10 minute ride for us, service is always excellent and we love the atmosphere there. For us the evening's dining would...More

Thank latestarter99
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

When you go to a restaurant that is primarily known for its beef you would expect a good steak I ordered a med rare steak that came well done The waitress seemed annoyed I sent it back The place wasn't busy Eveyone at the table...More

Thank Susan N
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Was seated in the back dining area, at the table by the window with view of the waterfall. Staff was very friendly and did not rush us through our meal. The Delmonico steak I had was cooked perfectly, her chicken was also delicious. Desserts and...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Went there as two couples. Very interesting and pretty place. Food was good, not great. Lobster Bisque was nice, but not exceptional. Salads were very nice. Crispy Calamari with vinegar peppers was the hit of the meal for me. My friend's prime rib was not...More

Thank John H
Reviewed October 17, 2016

My wife and I visited Brushmill by the Waterfall for the first time last Saturday night. The restaurant is sited by a waterfall and is rustic and New England-ish in nature. Walking through the tavern, I fully expected to see George Washington or Thomas Jefferson...More

Thank Lou G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 W Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1344
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-526-9898
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