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The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn

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100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426 (Formerly Bee & Thistle Inn)
18604341667
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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STAMFORD
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282 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate in this restaurant while staying at the Inn. Food was very good; drinks too. Odd dining area - small main room, couple hallway type side rooms. I'd go back there again, and again, and again. Chef has been there a number of years; doesn't an outstanding job.

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Thank RALPH H
London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy inn, really attentive and friendly staff and the most delicious scallop meal ever. Good price with prix fixe menu and warm friendly atmosphere. Would recommend

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Thank Shell W
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere and food. Lovely setting downstairs in the Bee and Thistle Inn. Service was very good.

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Thank MB2257
Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menus and daily specials including salads and lamb and deserts. Very best seating and very good service at good prices

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Thank Eastportme
California
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Had a lovely dinner with friends here. Staff was overly attentive. Had fabulous wine list. The presentation and flavor of the food was exceptional. Beautiful summer evening and we ate indoors. Outside dining is also offered.

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Thank Shalynne
Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I usually call 3 month in advance for my reservation. Tosh always remember to have my roses on the table. Their menu is seasonal and is awesome especially their lamb steak was to die for. I highly recommend this place since i have been going there for 20+ years and i look forward to my yearly mecca there.

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Thank Angel F
Ct, Usa
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

My husband and I both were born and still live within 15 miles of the Bee and Thistle Inn. It has always been a landmark property and today is more so than ever. The decor is genuine old style New England without being over the top. The gardens are lovely and the food is locally sourced as much as possible... More 

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Thank nytwind
BeeandThistle, Room and Group Sales Manager at The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn, responded to this review

Dear nytwind, Thank you for your great review. We work hard to please our guests and we appreciate your kind feedback. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Truly one of the greatest places we've ever been to. The food was amazing and so was our evening. The atmosphere at the Inn is perfect and would highly recommend the Bee and Thistle to everyone!

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BeeandThistle, Room and Group Sales Manager at The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Brandon E, We are so glad you had a good time. We look forward to your future visit soon! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I have been going to Bee and Thistle Inn for the past 20 years, their service is five stars , Tosh is wonderful and The owners for the past decade they always great us when we come in as they know we come annually to the restaurant. Their Prices are excellent, they have expanded their Drink Menu and Wine Menu.... More 

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Thank Angel F
BeeandThistle, Room and Group Sales Manager at The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Angel F, Thank you for your recommendation. Tosh is a gem and we are lucky to have her on our team. We look forward to your next visit! More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I stayed here overnight and ate dinner at the restaurant. The food was really delicious - I had the chicken. I also ordered a Brandy Alexander, which I would highly suggest ordering, because it was one of the best I've ever had. The cocktail hour vibe of this place is so lovely - as is the dinner ambiance. This inn... More 

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Thank Fiona S
BeeandThistle, General Manager at The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner and cocktails- the Brandy Alexander is one of our favorites! We are so sorry to hear about the quality of your sleep; please let us know if there is something we could do to make you more comfortable for your next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426 (Formerly Bee & Thistle Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: 18604341667

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