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Restaurants near Essex Square

Restaurants in this area are known for Contemporary American, American, Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse cuisines.

Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Roll, New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Mac And Cheese, Bone-in Ribeye and Goat Cheese Tart.

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84 restaurants available nearby

A photo of The Griswold Inn restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(81)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Essex

Great night out! We were seated in a quiet room with a fireplace. We had a wonderful meal, good drinks and really good service. Thank you Griswold Inn.!

A photo of The Wine Bar & Bistro at The Griswold Inn restaurant

Valentine’s Day dinner-table was ready, service was attentive and food was great. Tough to find a more charming spot; though a bit noisy (I wear hearing aids so I am particularly sensitive). Not objectionable, conversation was possible but whispers were not. Wine selection is impressive; I tried...

A photo of The Essex restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(293)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Centerbrook
Booked 8 times today

My husband and I had a great time and enjoyed their outstanding food.

Top special
  • $1 Oysters!
A photo of Los Charros Cantina restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(215)
  • $$$$
  • Mexican
  • Centerbrook
Booked 13 times today

This was our first time visiting Los Charros Cantina and were not disappointed. Excellent wait staff and delicious cuisine! We can't wait to go back!

A photo of Scotch Plains Tavern restaurant
4.2
Awesome(249)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Essex

great atmosphere, great service - really great service and good food.

A photo of La Marea restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(927)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Old Saybrook
Booked 10 times today

So great to experience La Marea again! Thanks Juliana and staff!

Top special
  • Monday Bar Bites
A photo of The Copper Beech Inn restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(668)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Essex
Booked 3 times today

Excellent all around! I hate it when they require min.# of characters!

A photo of Bee and Thistle Inn restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(352)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Old Lyme

This is a great place to share a special dinner. In our case, it was a delayed Valentine's Day dinner. This Inn has such a romantic warmth and feel. The food is exquisite. And the service makes you feel very special.

A photo of Old Lyme Inn restaurant
4.5
Awesome(376)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Old Lyme

We were met on entry by a pleasant hostess who confirmed our reservation and took us to a quiet table for two near the fireplace. I had some confusion regarding a gift certificate and this was quickly resolved. Our server brought us drinks, read the specials and gave us time to settle in. Our...

A photo of Aspen Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(930)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Old Saybrook
Booked 15 times today

The outdoor experience is as good as it can be. Looking forward to the dining room reopening

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