"Just Add Water" in Connecticut for the Freshest Lobster Rolls, Chowder and Seafood Creations
on the Edge...of Rivers, Lakes and Streams
HARTFORD --- August 2, 2006 A myriad of appetizing waterfront restaurants are on the menu in Connecticut. With one of America's most picturesque and popular coastlines, Connecticut offers casual, elegant, romantic and fun venues for the family. Connecticut's waterside restaurants on the coast, lakes, rivers and streams, many with their own docks and accessible by boat represent one of summer's most refreshing and delightful experiences.
the Coast On The Waterfront
Sage American Grill & Riverside Bar in Chester boasts a waterfall view along the Connecticut River and the Sage American Oyster Bar & Grill in New Haven is one of the most popular dockside restaurants in the area. The double-decker deck offers spectacular views and is the perfect setting for a romantic evening. The Rusty Scupper in New Haven is on the harbor and within walking distance of the Long Wharf Pier. This is a great place to catch a glimpse of New Haven's tall ships, including the Amistad and the Quinnipiack.
Built in 1836 with native granite, Guilford Mooring, on the Long Island Sound treats diners to traditional New England ambience and indigenous "nor'eastern" seafood.
A hip crowd gathers in the outdoor patio at Stonebridge Restaurant, which overlooks the Wepawaug River waterfall. Outriggers at Brewers Stratford Marina in Stratford is eclectic in more than its menu casual ambience takes on a tropical flair with staff dressed in Hawaiian shirts.
Fairfield County is rich in waterside dining experiences. Sophisticated L'Escale at the Delamar Hotel on Greenwich Harbor is located in Connecticut's first independent five-star luxury hotel. Diners enjoy views of the busy harbor filled with luxury yachts and cruisers.
Views of the Saugatuck River are available from every seat that surrounds the immense central riverstone fireplace at River House Tavern in Westport. Try Italian fare at Positano's, located at the beach's edge in Westport.
and Rivers Rushing By
The Farmington River region is one of the most historic and scenic parts of Connecticut. Award-winning Ann Howard's Apricots in Farmington is noted for its sophisticated ambience and its expertly prepared specialties such as rack of lamb. The Old Riverton Inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, overlooks the tumbling west branch of the Farmington River popular for tubing, kayaking and white water rafting from its grindstone terrace and Hobby Horse bar. The Farmington River rushes by the windows of the charming Grist Mill Restaurant, which has won awards for its romantic atmosphere and French/Continental cuisine.
The magnificent Connecticut River Valley offers several memorable places for waterfront dining, where the mouth of the river meets the Long Island Sound. The Blue Oar in East Haddam is noted for its backyard-grilled fresh seafood specialties and spectacular views of the river.
Further north, the romantic Mill on the River Restaurant is located on the shore of the Podunk River in South Windsor. Adjacent to a rushing mill stream, the restaurant offers a promenade deck and garden gazebo.
If a water view is not enough, Connecticut offers a wide range of opportunities to set sail, put to sea (or the river) and eat well at the same time. There are dinner cruises of the Thimble Islands, lobster cruises, themed riverboat excursions on the Connecticut River, glamorous party boats for special occasions and many other choices. For complete information, visit www.CTvisit.com.
For more details about waterside restaurants as well as the 52 Getaways to Connecticut guide; restaurants, resorts, country inns, B&Bs and other places to stay; please call 888-CTvisit (888-288-4748) or log on at www.CTvisit.com . Connecticut offers visitors a multi-faceted wealth of attractions; historical, cultural and recreational activities; diverse natural landscapes,; parks, beaches and wilderness sure to fulfill any getaway desire.
Lobster in the Rough, Noank, 860-536-7719, www.abbotts-lobster.com
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