Last week, I took some friends to Jessie's in Old Lyme. Frankly I chose the restaurant based on location - but I was wrong. I should have chosen it for the food and for the service.
Jessie's should be considere a local star - its small but charming - and the food is out of this world. I hate to admit it - but the home made french fries and dipping sauces are to swoon over - and the commitment to local sourcing meant that our CT River shad did not travel far to get to our plates. The food - 100% of the food was excellent, salads, entrees, sides, specials and regular menu items - it was all fantastic.
They also have a small but approachable wine list and great bar service. I cannot say enough nice things about Jessie's - excpet - that I am going back as soon as I can.