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85 Main

85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
+1 860-928-1660
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (60 reviews)
“oysters” (20 reviews)
“burger” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
American, Sushi, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went as family to have dinner at this place and it took an hour and a half to get our entrees!!!! We asked our server Nd she just gave us a phony excuse, it was not acceptable!!! We saw people coming and going after...More

Thank Ivanys V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress forgot all about us! We got our drinks (5 people) and did not see the server again for at least 25min. We waved her over and she had a look of shock like she obviously forgot about us. After placing our orders it...More

1  Thank Panda860
Reviewed June 6, 2018

My husband and I frequently dine at 85 Main on the weekends, dropped in on a Tuesday night and was happy to find the seats at the bar that we like best were open. Vibe is a little different on a weeknight much quieter which...More

Thank DottieDoe
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice and fancy restaurant with good food. I am vegetarian so not many options for food. But they make really good cocktail, sushi and oysters as per my colleagues. Love their hand cut fries.

Thank Jimmy S
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We go antiquing in Putnam often, and we have been coming to 85 Main for years. Over that time, the service has deteriorated significantly. The last time we were there, the place was not busy. Nonetheless, our service was almost non-existent. We sat for ten...More

Thank ConnecticutBoy
Reviewed May 9, 2018

This is no diner. Very good menu with a range of fare from gastro-pub to fine dining. Great service, excellent wine & craft beer selection.

Reviewed May 6, 2018

Husband and I have eaten here twice recently after a long hiatus. It’s been really good both times. Had lunch here on a Sunday a couple of weeks ago and again today. I got an assortment of oysters from the raw bar on the first...More

Thank BeachesAreBest123
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Tried this place a few weeks ago before a show and was generally impressed. Service was a bit slow and prices were a bit high for the area, but the food was good.

Thank nic0le7878
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for dinner here on our way through. The place was hopping, even late on a Saturday night, but we were seated immediately. Unfortunately our waiter was less than stellar. We waited for at least five minutes before he showed up and when he...More

1  Thank nutsgoalie
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Always visit 85 main when shopping the antique shops. They have a outdoor seating area which we love once the weather begins to turn warmer. Large, diverse menu from fish and chips to burgers to sushi. My wife and I started with the cheese board...More

Thank wolverines95
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March 9, 2018|
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Response from Maria A | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never asked this kind of user ion anywhere - however- the staff will adapt any item on the menu for you. They were very accommodating. I would also suggest calling ahead. Sorry i couldn’t provide more details.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-1660
  • E-mail
Chef and General Manager James Martin, along with brothers Barry and Brian Jessurun of The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret and Dog Lane Café in Storrs, opened 85 main in 2005. 85 main was created with goal of offering fresh, quality seafood and steaks along with locally grown produce in an atmosphere one might expect to find in a "big" city. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients and cooked-to-order menu items. The interior of the building was completely remodeled, creating a warm, inviting and casual dining environment. During the warmer months, the outdoor patio is open for dining.
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