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“Remarkable cuisine and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Grist Mill and One Up Bar - CLOSED

The Grist Mill and One Up Bar
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Our new location on 2nd floor in Avon is accessible by elevator or walk in upper parking lot. It has a metro feel and boasts a view of Talcott Mountain. The spacious covered terrace is quiet and secluded. The advantage of being on the 2nd floor it keeps us well above and away from any street traffic. The terrace has also been voted Best Of in Connecticut.
West Suffield, Connecticut
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Remarkable cuisine and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a remarkable dining experience. I went there with a business associate visiting from Denmark who was impressed by the excellent cuisine and attentive personable waitstaff. I will go again for both business and personal dining.

Grist Mill has become one of the finest restaurants in Connecticut.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Charles F
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English first
Branford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Never disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have dined at The Grist Mill at least four times over the last six months and we are never disappointed. The food here is excellent as well as the service. The bar is also a great place to go to have a drink or to eat at the bar. From the veal dinners to the Dover Sole to the shrimp cocktail, everything is excellent. We have not had one bad experience or dinner here. That's why we keep coming back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janet C
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Tampa, Florida
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218 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great Find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Travel to the Hartford area often. I had read an article about this establishment and boy am I glad we decided to stop in for lunch today. It was wonderful. Atmosphere is upscale, inviting and comfortable. Staff on top of their game. Our waitress was lovely, patient, knowledgeable and had a beautiful smile. I ordered the Mediterranean Salad which was spinach, feta, olives, sundried tomatoes and shaved onion. Had the grilled shrimp added to this wonderful healthy meal. My guest had the sole which he said was tasty. I should have taken him up on his offer to try it. They have outdoor seating and it looks like they may offer live music at night. Not sure. We will most certainly return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank susant771
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Twin Lakes, WI
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You CAN NOT be disappointed here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had the "CarpetBagger" (split filet stuffed with lobster), outstanding! My wife had a filet, she says it is the best steak she has ever eaten. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob L
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Harwinton, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Same excellent restaurant we knew at the old location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Wasn't sure it could be carried over...restauant by the Farmington River moving to a new location. Fear not. Beautiful decor. Same quality food. Attentive staff. It is still The Grist Mill we knew.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gretchen G
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