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HISTORIC DINING

Named ONE OF AMERICA'S FIVE BEST RESTAURANTS OLDER THAN 100 - Esquire

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1814 CANDLELIGHT SUPPER ~ May 9

Savor a culinary experience inspired by the food and drink of the early 19th century. A special menu featuring popular foods of the day will be offered in addition to a complete menu of seasonal fare and ‘Gris' classics. While served by costumed wait staff, enjoy period classical music performed by an accomplished trio playing the cello, viola, and violin. Reservations recommended, 860.767.1776.

In our historic dining rooms, Executive Chef Jim Gallagher prepares classic American cuisine to perfection in simple, but imaginative ways. His menu showcases fresh seafood, aged beef, and the highest quality chops and poultry. After any meal, Chef Jim’s house-made desserts are a "must."

Our historic dining rooms exude character, charm, and tradition, where one can be as comfortable in casual attire as in "black tie." We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

"The most famous brunch in Connecticut can be found at The Griswold Inn."
- The New York Times

Every Sunday we serve our famous Hunt Breakfast, a bountiful spread laid out buffet-style. A dining convention started when the British commandeered the Inn during the War of 1812, our Hunt Breakfast remains a popular tradition today.

In December, diners enjoy a unique and festive culinary experience: our Holiday Bill of Fare includes Seasonal Game Selections as well as the Gris Classics and more "traditional" holiday favorites. There's something for everyone's palate! While served by costumed waiters the Royal Court Singers perform seasonal classics tableside! Though this experience may be enjoyed through the 30th, on December 1 only we have an an added bonus: the Coast Guard Idlers, an a cappella group, perform throughout the dining rooms and in our Tap Room. Our December 1 season "opener" has been a favorite tradition for the Idlers and the Gris for many, many years! Festive indeed!

1814 Tavern Night

Tavern Night in the atmospheric 'Gris" will feature an evening of Sea Shanties by The Jovial Crew. The spirited “Crew” sings and plays melodies of the sea, tavern and shore. Enjoy 1814 inspired libations while served by costumed wait staff. See Gris Events Calendar for more or call 860.767.1776.

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A Musical Evening 1814 Style May 9

Musicians Morneault and Spencer bring The Griswold Inn's 1801 Tap Room to life with music of the era. A capella harmonies and other arrangements with a variety of instruments including mandolin, guitar and banjo, will bring the atmospheric Tap Room back two centuries. Costumed wait staff as well as British "soldiers" and local "militia" add to the authenticity.

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1814 Candlelight Supper May 9

Savor a culinary experience inspired by the food and drink of the early 19th century. A special menu featuring popular foods of the day will be offered in addition to a complete menu of seasonal fare and ‘Gris’ classics. While served by costumed wait staff, enjoy period classical music performed by an accomplished trio playing the cello, viola, and violin. Reservations recommended, 860.767.1776.

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Free Art Tour & Talk May 4

The Griswold Inn's museum-quality collection of nautical prints, paintings and ephemera will be the subject of a free tour and talk on Sunday, May 4th at 5:00 pm. Reservations are required, 860.767.1776.

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