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“not a quiet dinner”
Review of Carmen Anthony Fishhouse - CLOSED

Carmen Anthony Fishhouse
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 64
Watertown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“not a quiet dinner”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Surprisingly disappointed. I am a fan of Carmen Anthony's in Waterbury, but the seafood house did not meet our expectations. Also, there was live music in another room that was so loud that we could not hear each other at the table. Unfortunately, there was no way to tone it down, so we went elsewhere for desert

Visited April 2013
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English first
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fabulous for a Special Day”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

It was Memorial Day which is always on a Monday. We had been going to tastings at wineries in the western part of the state as we'd already gone to two special events over the weekend. We had picked up the free guide called "Unwind" & we read about this restaurant and several others but not too many serving seafood were open on Monday. Then we did a menu search on our trusty iPhone and saw some very appealing, though expensive, seafood items. We called beforehand to see if we needed reservations and the gracious hostess said we didn't but took our name so she could set up a table for us. We were greeted by name upon arrival and seated immediately to be waited on by Pamela. On Mondays the bottles of wine are half price so since we had done wineries that afternoon, we ordered a bottle of house Chardonnay rather than getting a glass or two. Very delicate and bottled in California. Bluepoint Oysters on the half-shell were served beautifully and each of the dozen were sheer perfection. The day's house special salad which had orange slices, goat cheese, and pecans was oh so fresh! Our meals - one of us had baked stuffed shrimp and the other had salmon - were well prepared and tasty. We especially liked the little butter warmer which was a nice touch. The offerings for dessert were a generous selection and we shared a scrumptious creme brûlée. Given the location and all the awards the restaurant has been given we can understand the pricey food. If we near Woodbury it might be a place we'd go for special occasions but we were just visiting the area and most likely won't return but do recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited May 2013
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New London, CT
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129 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, atmosphere and service!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is the kind of place you dine at when you are celebrating a special occasion and cost is no object. Even though it is a bit expensive, you do get what you pay for, outstanding food, service and the nautical decor is very charming. They have one of the finest wine lists I have seen anywhere. If you can, try to save room for dessert, they make their own and they all looked great!

  • Visited May 2013
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Oxford, Connecticut
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420 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“NEVER DISAPPOINTED”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Carmen Anthony's is a great place to go where you know you will get a really good meal...The wines are good and the service is great as well...The only thing is that the prices are a bit high for what you get.. at least that is what my husband and I think, but the food really is good, just not for the prices they offer..
The bread is my favorite of any restaurant we go to.. Somehow they bake this awesome garlic into the bread and it is so soft..I could literally just eat the bread and drink wine...The steaks are good and the seafood is good...The only reason I am giving this restaurant a 4 out of 5 is because I just feel the prices should be a tad lower..

  • Visited March 2013
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Wolcott, Connecticut
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Sunday Occasion”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

A good Sunday Occasion gets you out of town to the best fish house in Woodbury, CT. Atmosphere and people here are always pleasant. There is almost always a special dish that makes things delightful on any occasion.

If we don't have a reason to go then we will make up one. Sunday and Monday are half price wine days and many good choices to ponder.

Deserts are something we rarely have but Carmen Anthony's FishHouse is always the exception.

Drive along Rte 6 in Woodbury, you'll be glad you did.

Visited April 2013
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