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“Delicious food!”

Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #5 of 102 Restaurants in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 15, 2014

"The Packer," as it is called by the locals, is a place to go for a great meal. The building is no longer an Inn, but it is a beautiful home that was transformed into a restaurant and bar many years ago. The building is built on a steep hill; upstairs there are a couple of small, cozy dining rooms and the bar is in the lowest level. The antique decor, large stone fireplaces, and the"general feel" of the restaurant and bar take you back in time. You definitely need a reservation and you won't have a disappointing meal.

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We recently ate in the pub on a weekday night and were surprised at how crowded and noisy it was for dinner. The noise was so bad it was hard to carry on a conversation. The baked cod was OK, but not great. The lobster roll was subpar. Maybe the upstairs restaurant would have been a better choice. If you like a relaxing dinner with conversation then the pub should be avoided.

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

There are two areas to dine here ~ upstairs and down. We were lucky to get the last table downstairs..very cozy old nine. We had fruit die mer ($23), crab cake ($16) and tuna ($23) dishes. All were very good and the fruit die mer had lots of sea food. Service was excellent and atmosphere very cozy.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I revised it...

The Good, upstairs main dining room, nice ambiance, good attentive service, decent wine selection at not excessive prices (for a restaurant) although our selection of a local Stonington Cabernet Franc was not available.
The Bad, the food.
Lacking in refinement, massive portions produced from clearly under-imaginative over directed kitchen staff.
House speciality Portobello mushrooms; no mushroom taste, creamy gunky sloppy cheesy sauce covered in undercooked breadcrumbs with a squirt of some form of reduced balsamic, urghhhh.
Tomato, Mozzarella and Foccacia salad; utterly uninspiring.
Tenderloin Bruschetta; okay but with a slimy brown sweet sauce all over it.
Lobster lollipops, enjoyable.
Lemon Chicken; Expecting thin chicken breast with subtle coating of breadcrumbs "with zest of lemon", instead got six or seven long chunks of tasteless white meat, indeed partly covered in breadcrumbs, soaked in a flavourless white sauce all on top of a pile of mashed potato. No hint of lemon anywhere.
Seafood Fruit de Mer; Linguine over-cooked, seafood pieces inedible, apart from the few pieces of shrimp which were just about okay.The dish remained 95% untouched. The server asked if everything was okay, my daughter said no, the plate was taken away, nothing further said, charged full whack, $27!
The lamb chops; okay.
Overall point being that creative and appetising descriptions on a menu can never cover up below average, uninspiring, pretentious and over-expensive cooking.
Paid $250 including a bottle of local Shiraz and two glasses of house white and one desert, outrageous!
Don't go if you're expecting something appetising as per descriptions on menu.

3  Thank sigoLondon
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

we had a large group of 8 people for dinner at this relaxed and intimate restaurant. 6 of us had brilliant meals, lovely food, fantastic selection of beverages, great selection of meals, including lovely and fresh seafood - very happy customers. two of our party had the veal and were very unhappy with the tough meat that was delivered to the table. for the majority, myself included it was a lovely meal in a lovely venue, but we did have two complaints from the group, which centred on the veal experience.

2  Thank Diarmaid O
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