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“A favorite local”
Review of Water Street Cafe

Water Street Cafe
Ranked #5 of 28 Restaurants in Stonington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A favorite local”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Ordering anything but scallops in Stonington is hard to do when they are unprecedented in flavor,texture and presentation. This restaurant serves them a few ways but I chose a citrusy dressing salad with a few of these plump juicy and tender bites seared on top. The "ummms" were prob heard by the next table. Great location to stroll around shops before or after dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
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SOUTHINGTON
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Date Night”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Delicious food....excellent service. The servers were friendly and knew the menu well. The food was cooked to perfection. Lovely atmosphere.

Visited March 2013
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Westerly, Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Back on top!”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

While the food here has always been great, after a few not so great experiences (in a row) with "off service," I reluctantly turned elsewhere for a fine dining experience. After a few months of avoidance, I decided to give Water Street another chance. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that many improvements were made over the past few months including new menus, new wine selections and many new dishes. And thankfully, the service issues of the past are gone. I'm happy to say that my past few experiences with service have been really top notch. And the food remains excellent. My personal fave remains the hangar steak with bleu cheese red wine sauce which has been on the menu since day one, but I've never been disappointed with one bite from their creative kitchen. Water Street is once again on top of their game.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank tbrielmann
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Stonington, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Went to Water Street Cafe last night for an early dinner. Early is key for a site that gets busy quickly. We shared the fried clam appetizer . The clams, breaded in cornmeal, we probably the best we have ever tasted. In an area where one trips over clam shacks, this is saying something. My dinner was the shrimp lo mien. Fresh, tasty and filling. My husband loved the mussels and pasta. The meals left no room for dessert.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Michele C
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Stonington, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always a great meal!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wonderful hometown favorite. Go there often for lunch and dinner. Always great food, fairly priced, friendly, efficient staff.

  • Visited March 2013
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