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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in New London

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in New London? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Tin Peddler restaurant
4.9
4.9 (50)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
North Stonington
About the restaurant
The Tin Peddler offers culturally influenced contemporary American cuisine in a modern and stylish atmosphere. We are conveniently located 2.5 miles from interstate 95, 5 miles from Foxwood's Resort and Casino, and 7.2 miles from Mystic, CT. We are an owner operated establishment, providing our guests with a one of a kind culinary experience. After major renovations winter of 2024, we now proudly offer a 15 seat bar boasting the latest in craft beer, wine, and spirits. Visit our website for more details. Thetinpeddler.com
Top review
Shanandros
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back.
A photo of Dog Watch Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3559)
$30 and under
American
Mystic
About the restaurant
WELCOME TO DOG WATCH CAFE!

One thing we know for sure—the Dog Watch is a great way to keep you and your crew happy. Dog Watch is all about having a good time. With locations in Stonington and Mystic, Connecticut, enjoy amazing food and great people with your choice of waterfront views and sunsets or a relaxed backyard atmosphere.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for "standard" tables are indoor tables, and "outdoor" are for our dockside/waterfront outdoor tables. *Outdoor reservations are not guaranteed an indoor table if it is raining*

Tables reserved for dining only. Bar seats cannot be reserved. We cannot guarantee special requests. No parties larger than 6 people. Tables will be held for 10 minutes past your reservation time. If you are running late we cannot guarantee a table or same type of table. Please contact the restaurant if you are running late (860)415-4510). We have outdoor heaters, but it can be chilly. Dogs allowed at outdoor tables.

Top review
TrishD
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent Wendy’s martini and chicken sandwich, oysters are delicious.
A photo of Canggio Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (171)
$30 and under
Peruvian
Norwich
About the restaurant
Canggio Restaurant is a classy but casual dining atmosphere for guests to enjoy the unique offerings of Peruvian cuisine.

Some well-loved dishes are Trio de Ceviche, Pato, Seco de Lomo, and Arroz Chaufa.

Chef Julio Cancho is born and raised in Peru, but classically trained in French and Italian cookery. He adds a Peruvian twist to some American dishes also on the menu.

Peruvian cuisine, considered among the best in the world, inherited its innovation, mix and flavors from Peru’s history. Its culinary fusion developed over a long process of cultural exchange between the Spanish, Africans, Chinese, Japanese and Italians, among others. The dishes became more and more varied as races mixed and migrants landed at the port of Callao.

Top review
Ron1169
Dined on 5 Apr 2024
The food was amazing. The staff was incredibly observant and customer focused (the staff even surprised surprised my daughter with a birthday treat!). The only thing they need is better parking. I highly recommend Canggio!
A photo of Dog Watch Mystic restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1022)
$30 and under
American
Mystic
About the restaurant
WELCOME TO DOG WATCH MYSTIC!

Our Mystic location specializes in authentic, house-smoked BBQ along with other Dog Watch staples, including lobster rolls, fish 'n chips, burgers and more. Our Mystic location is the perfect place for families with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, a large kids area, lawn games and gardens. Come enjoy amazing food with great people in a casual environment. Other services available include take out and catering.

When reserving a table, 'standard' tables are indoors, and outdoor tables are specified. Please specify in visit notes if you prefer a high-top table. Reservations are for parties up to 8 people, and tables are reserved for one hour and thirty minutes. We do have outdoor heaters, but it can be chilly. Dogs are permitted on a leash at outdoor tables. *Outdoor reservations are not guaranteed an indoor table if it is raining*

PLEASE NOTE: We have two locations! This reservation is for our Dog Watch Mystic location at 20 Old Stoning

Top review
BarbaraO
Dined 3 days ago
We went to dinner at Dog Watch after an afternoon exploring Mystic and it did not disappoint! It was so easy to make a reservation. We arrived a little early for our reservation, but that was not a problem. The food was so delicious and the staff was friendly! I will go back again for dinner when I am in Mystic and I would recommend this place to anyone!
A photo of Michael Jordan's Steak House - Mohegan Sun restaurant
4.7
4.7 (7195)
$50 and over
Steak
Uncasville
About the restaurant
Located inside the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, Michael Jordan’s Steak House is a premier destination for steak connoisseurs in New England. The menu features the highest quality steaks available, perfectly prepared to the guest’s specification. Focusing on the finest seasonal ingredients and pure bold flavors, we elevate the classic steak experience to the “Michael Jordan” level.
*We are a 21 & up; unless accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian.


Top review
Detz
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent service, excellent food! Dining here is a must when visiting Mohegan Sun!
A photo of Old Lyme Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (602)
$50 and over
American
Old Lyme
About the restaurant
The Old Lyme Inn’s restaurant and bar offers guests contemporary New England Fare in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Our chef embraces the changing seasons and bounty of the Connecticut River Valley to offer creative menus that change weekly.
Since it's opening in April 2012, the restaurant has quickly become a celebrated meeting place for visitors and locals alike. The inn boasts three different dining rooms, a grand eight seat bar and a fireplace adorned library. The Side Door Jazz Club offers shows every Friday and Saturday night and has been recognized by 'Down Beat' magazine as one of the best jazz venues in the world.
Whether you're joining us for our famous 'Jazzy' brunch, cozying up with a friend at our afternoon tea or enjoying an elegant dinner before a show at the Side Door; we can't wait to exceed your expectations.

Top review
LizB
Dined on 31 Mar 2024
Easter brunch was very nice. The dining room was lovely, the music added a special touch to the afternoon. We brought family from out of state with us - we all enjoyed our meal. It made for a memorable Easter gathering. Thank you
A photo of Milestone - Mystic restaurant
4.7
4.7 (61)
$30 and under
American
Mystic
About the restaurant
Milestone redefines the notion of a neighborhood gathering spot by combining simply prepared, boldly flavored fare made from scratch and classic cocktails done right with professional, understated service in a stylish yet warm and welcoming setting. Staying true to the best of classic comfort foods, while also offering a wide array of other foodie and healthy options, Milestone is always striving for the perfect bite.
Top review
mjm97011vip
Dined 2 days ago
Great burger and fries. Fries were hot, crispy and delicious. Pea pizza was also great. Solid restaurant.
A photo of Breakwater restaurant
4.6
4.6 (311)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Mystic
About the restaurant
BREAKWATER at Stonington Harbor is a waterfront restaurant located on the Connecticut shoreline in the Stonington Borough. BREAKWATER features seafood & more, specialty cocktails, stunning sunsets & views of Stonington Harbor & Fishers Island Sound. We offer gorgeous all season sunsets & a roomy bar to keep you warm in the winter!
Top review
NickS
Dined 2 days ago
Up to date Spring meal with soft shell crab. Tasty artfully presented. Excellent interesting waitress. Not overly priced for Mystic area weekend.
A photo of TAO Mohegan Sun restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3884)
$31 to $50
Pan-Asian
Uncasville
About the restaurant
TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge offers a distinctive culinary experience in the most dramatic setting Mohegan Sun has to offer. Guests can choose from a selection of Asian-inspired specialties, focusing on Chinese, Japanese and Thai techniques and ingredients; including signature dishes like the Satay of Chilean Sea Bass, Lobster Wontons, Peking Duck, Crispy Snapper in “Sand,” and Tuna Sashimi Pringle. TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge’s beverage program pairs perfectly with approachable craft cocktails and extensive sake offerings. The new restaurant at Mohegan Sun is located off the Sky Tower Hotel Lobby and features several notable elements that Guests have come to expect from the iconic brand, including a 16-foot-tall Quan Yin statue anchoring the main dining room.
Top review
Paolo
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent restaurant. Must go. Great food, great service and atmosphere to go with it.
A photo of Fisherman Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (736)
$30 and under
Seafood
Mystic
About the restaurant
A dining destination on the Connecticut shoreline featuring water views from every seat in our beautifully remodeled facility!
Top review
DavidS
Dined 3 days ago
This is a fantastic dining experience overlooking the water without standing food and some of the best service I've ever had
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