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The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn

100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426
+1 860-434-1667
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Contemporary
100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well-known New England Inn that has been on my “bucket list” and we decided to gather as a family for their Thanksgiving luncheon. We were not disappointed because the food and service was excellent. The Thanksgiving menu was limited but offered sufficient...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit the Bee and Thistle for our Thanksgiving meal. From soup and salad to main courses and dessert, our meals were great. But I really want to make note of our waitress who was truly wonderful. She went that extra mile to...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had dinner before going to the theater. We loved the atmosphere, the décor was very nice. The food was great and although not a big menu there are very varied selections which were done superbly by the chef. Very friendly and customer oriented, not...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Can't go wrong here. We love it. The staff is wonderful. The decor Divine. My only complaint would be to vary the menu and we would go more. It hasn't changed in a while. The music nights are great.

Thank alison33821
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was a great "Date night"!! We had a pre dinner drink in the bar, listened to a delightful duo, and enjoyed a fine meal with a quality bottle of wine. Excellent value for money spent.

Thank John P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice atmosphere, seating can be a little unusual, food and presentation above average, can be a little pricey. Service quite good during the week and slow on weekends and holidays. What else is new! Located in an historic inn and generally well done and attractive....More

Thank Cedar1221
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I had grilled salmon, which was done perfectly, over wild mushroom risotto with a cucumber salsa-delucious! My husband had pan roasted scallops that were equally delicious. The chef really listens to your requests and delivers creative, satisfying dishes. Cocktails are generous. We highly recommend this...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Location nice, atmosphere nice, main entry nice, service nice, the salad with the meal was ridiculous ....Ceasar Salad with 6 pieces of lettuce and some cheese for $11.00-would make any real chef embarrassed! Pretty much wrecked the meal-if I go back , won't get the...More

Thank MCB11
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great service, charming setting. Yummy food. A true gem. Don't miss out. I especially love the brandy Alexander and the fun music in the charming bar area.

Thank alison33821
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Have gone here several times. Great service, nice atmosphere, tasty food. Somewhat on the pricey side, but worth a treat.

Thank mysticalfoodie
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14 July 2016|
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Response from BeeandThistle | Property representative |
Hi bbakery 21, Unfortunately we do not allow pets whether for dining or lodging due to health code violations, guest allergies, or disturbances. We do hope you still decide to visit the inn, it's a lovely environment and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426 (Formerly Bee & Thistle Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: +1 860-434-1667
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