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Located in historic Downtown Mystic, just steps from the drawbridge, Chapter One features 24 locally crafted drafts, signature cocktails, and a diverse wine list. Our kitchen is open daily featuring a variety of meals. Our menu offers a range of entrees including 28 Day Dry Aged Steaks, Seafood, and American cuisines. Our brunch menu is a cross between lunch and breakfast, featuring omelets, stuffed french toast, salads and burgers. As a staple in the unique Mystic nightlife, we offer different types of live entertainment. Acoustic musicians during the week, DJ’s and dancing on the weekends. We dedicate Monday nights to celebrate all of our friends in the different industries (but everyone is
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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All reviews brunch lobster roll salad paella truffle mashed potatoes oysters steak nice vibe service was a bit slow great drinks white sangria downtown mystic the wait staff vegan dressing martini
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Reviewed May 10, 2021 via mobile

Visited on Mother’s Day. My son moved to Groton in 2020 and we were visiting this weekend. He had tried a few other places to get brunch reservations but they were already booked. This place was right in the heart of mystic, we had a...lovely seat, right by a window and had a few of the street with the shops. Our waitress was very nice, super friendly and quite personable. We decided to treat ourselves and have a carafe of mimosas. The carafe was served with champagne flutes with orange quarters in the flutes; nice touch! I decided on something off the Mother’s Day brunch ‘special menu’ the crab cake Benedict’s. For $12 I was curious what this entailed. The waitress explained the entree and it sounded delightful, my mother-in-law ordered this as well. My husband ordered their omelet and my son the filet Benedict. Wow, were we surprised when our crab Benedict’s arrived; 2 crab cakes, 2 eggs and some potatoes... for $12? The crab cakes were delicious! The potatoes and eggs, on the other hand...not as much. One egg was more like hard boiled, one was poached, the potatoes were cold and some were hard, but hey, I didn’t even know I was getting potatoes , so whatever. My son said his filet Benedict was prepared as requested, my husband didn’t say much. We got the bill and woah...we were charged $25 for the crab Benedict’s, not $12 as advertised on the ‘special menu.’ I took the menu and our bill to the manager...ooopsie...type-o! They SHOULD NOT have been $12. She did however change our bill and we were charged as advertised, which we appreciated. I asked my husband afterward about his omelet. It had no flavor, the fillings were barely there, he ordered wheat toast and got a pat of butter, that’s it. If you want jelly (or compote) it’s a $1 up charge. Bottom line, we got a deal; would we go back and pay full price...probably not. But the service was above average. The prices a bit inflated, BUT, IT’S MYSTIC?!?More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 20, 2021

Very good restaurant in the heart of downtown Mystic. Enjoyed the oysters, calamari and burgers! Would return.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Journey20624214854, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2021

Momofthree815, thank you very much for this 5-star review! We are so appreciative that you took the time to leave us these kind words on TripAdvisor. Our team strives from excellence, from food to service to decor, and we are always so grateful to hear...More

Reviewed March 15, 2021

We stopped here and had a quick bite over the weekend and though the ambiance was good, the mussels were terrible. Barely any meat in them and sandy/rocky. Do no recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Chapter One Food & Drink, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2021

Bgirl, thank you for your review, we greatly appreciate the feedback. We strive for excellence, from food to decor to service, apologize if your experience was anything less. We'd love to invite you back in, on us, for a better 2nd experience! What is the...More

Reviewed February 27, 2021 via mobile

My husband and 21 year old son enjoyed everything about Chapter One! Great drinks and delicious food. The service was impeccable. Truffle scallops and bacon wrapped dates to die for. My filet was cooked perfectly. Filthy martini was just so good after a busy work...week. We will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Chapter One Food & Drink, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2021

Kim, thank you very much for this amazing 5-star review! We are so appreciative that you took the time to leave us these kind words. Our team strives from excellence, from food to service to decor, and we are always so grateful to hear when...More

Reviewed February 19, 2021 via mobile

We were walking around downtown Mystic and we wanted a place to grab a quick bite. It wasn’t necessarily lunchtime but we stopped in and ate at the bar. My girlfriend was in the mood for breakfast but I was not. She had 2 eggs,...sunny side up with sausage and wheat toast. I had a grilled chicken salad. My salad was such a large portion and the grilled chicken was the perfect topping! It was the perfect meal to start our day.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Chapter One Food & Drink, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2021

Andres, thank you very much for this great review! We are so appreciative that you took the time to leave us these kind words. Our team strives from excellence, from food to service to decor, and we are always so grateful to hear when our...More

Reviewed January 19, 2021

We were looking forward to trying a new restaurant in our area and chose this restaurant because we had heard a lot of good things about it. Unfortunately we were pretty underwhelmed. I got the salad with the goat cheese and cranberries with steak- it...didn't come with any dressing and I wasn't going to send my husband back there to get the dressing. It was just ok, nothing spectacular, and the meat was cold. My husband got the filet mignon- it had barely any flavor, was cold, and again nothing special. The mashed potatoes it came with were pretty tasty. My son got the lobster roll and "chapter" fries. The lobster roll was pretty good (and we're pretty critical of lobster rolls) but the fries were cold, and mushy. I didn't see how they were supposed to be special fries. To be fair, this was takeout, but we live about 5 minutes from downtown Mystic and have gotten takeout from other places in the area and our food is never usually stone cold when we get it home. We also go the pesto bruschetta and it was just ok. Lastly, I got the white sangria which was supposed to come in a mason jar but it was in a plastic cup with a top and was jam packed with ice. We were pretty disappointed that we didn't like pretty much anything we got. We really wanted to like it!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Chapter One Food & Drink, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2021

Doreen S, thank you for your review! We greatly appreciate the feedback. We strive for excellence, from food to decor to service, apologize if your experience was anything less. Your review has been discussed thoroughly with our Management team, both front & back of house....More

Reviewed January 5, 2021

Nice area to walk around. Pleasant atmosphere. Bar and dining room seating. Friendly hostess. Bartender was our server and was professional and accommodating. We weren't rushed although we sat for hours visiting with friends. Limited wine list. Menu prices for food and beverages are on...the higher side. The burger was good and tasty, the French fries were just okay, nothing special. The salad was fresh and plentiful. Several guests enjoyed the clam chowder. The curry chicken was yummy. Would certainly return when in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Chapter One Food & Drink, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2021

FabulousTL, thank you very much for this great 4-star review! We are so appreciative that you took the time to leave us these kind words. Our team strives from excellence, from food to service to decor, and we are always so grateful to hear when...More

Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

Cool spot, decent happy hour daily from 3-6. Great Bartender(Carrie) hopefully I spelled it right. Right across the bridge in downtown Mystic. Nice vibe, in a tourist spot but doesn't come across too "touristy", and doesn't have "touristy" prices. Actually headed back for dinner, hopefully...reviews are just as promising.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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chapterone_ct, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

Randy J, thank you very much for this great 4-star review! We are so appreciative that you took the time to leave us these kind words. Our team strives from excellence, from food to service to decor, and we are always so grateful to hear...More

Reviewed September 9, 2020

My husband and I celebrated our last night of our "mini moon" by having dinner at Chapter One. We asked for a table by the window so we could people watch and have a breeze. We were accomodated with no questions asked! Upon arrival, we...checked in, were seated and met the amazing bartender, and server, John! He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable of all of the food on the menu, attentive to us even though the restaurant and bar were busy and was patient with my gluten free questions and appointed menu items. After we ordered, there was a mishap in the kitchen where my "gluten free" penne was not available and so I was given linguini (not gluten free) and I was so wrapped up in eating it and John IMMEDIATELY noticed it, caught it and said, "this is not gluten free" and saved me! He apologized, brought it back to the kitchen and offered up other suggestions. He suggested a dish that I ended up liking even more and we appreciated his attentiveness and the way he just resolved and handled the situation. To top it off, he surprised us with a free dessert to celebrate our marriage! He was lovely. The atmosphere was lovely. We definitely want to come back and we will ask for him!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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chapterone_ct, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Katelyn, thank you very much for this great 4-star review! We are so appreciative that you took the time to leave us these kind words. Our team strives from excellence, from food to service to decor, and we are always so grateful to hear when...More

Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

We held our informal wedding here and cannot say enough about Chapter One. The service was above and beyond, the food was outstanding, the atmosphere was terrific. The chef checked in on us to ensure the food met our expectations. The general manager was attentive...and responsive. Our event planner, Megan, was great to work with. The wait staff was amazing. And everything we ordered was delicious. We would highly recommend Chapter One for a small event or dinner out. We loved our experience! Thank you for making our day special!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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chapterone_ct, Owner at Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2020

Sarah (& Mark), thank you very much for this amazing 5 star review! We are so appreciative that you took the time to leave us these kind words. Our team strives from excellence, from food to service to decor, and we are always so grateful...More

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Yes, Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic offers takeout services.

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Chapter One Food and Drink - Mystic is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5