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HISTORIC DINING

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

In our historic dining rooms, Executive Chef Shaheed Toppin 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 Toppin'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.

*holidays excluded

HOLIDAYS

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!

New Year's Eve Join us for a deliciously festive NYE celebration! Our chefs have created an elegant prix-fixe menu just for the occasion. From 10pm - 1 am get on board for "the Mysteery Tour" a Beatles Tribute Band, in our 'Back Room'. Come have dinner and party with us! Dinner seatings begin at 5:30 p.m. Reservations, 860.767.1776.

New Year's Day Make it a great First Day and join us for our festive Hunt Breakfast. Reservations recommended, 860.767.1776.

The Kokosingers Perform Jan 4

The Kenyon College Kokosingers, an a cappella men's group, make a return engagement to the Tap Room on January 4th from 7:00-10:30 pm. The talented and spirited "Kokes" have a repertoire that ranges from Barbershop to Beatles to current pop hits.

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New Year's Eve

Join us for a deliciously festive NYE celebration! Our chefs have created an elegant prix-fixe menu just for the occasion. From 10pm - 1am get on board for "The Mystery Tour", a Beatles Tribute Band, in our 'Back Room'. Come have dinner and party with us! Dinner seatings begin at 5:30 pm. Reservations, 860.767.1776.

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Annual Solstice Party Open House - Dec 21

We love a party and we're hosting a special one at The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities - Saturday, December 21st. It's our 7th annual and promises to be a festive celebration from 5-7:30 with in-store specials and complimentary refreshment - bubbly and otherwise! Come share some holiday cheer!

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Holiday Stroll Event - Book Signing w/Dorie Greenspan

December 10 - 'Culinary Guru' and award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan will be in store with her latest release. "Dorie's Cookies" is filled with sweet and savory recipes just right for holiday baking! Though Dorie will be with us from 2-3 pm, we will feature in-store specials, light refreshment, free gift wrap and a very festive shopping environment all day!

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December Dining Festivities

Our month-long holiday celebration is underway! Enjoy the spirited festivities during our favorite month at the Gris! While served by costumed wait staff, the Royal Court Singers perform seasonal classics tableside. Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Reservations recommended, 860.767.1776.

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Hunt Breakfast

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt each Sunday when a bountiful spread is laid out buffet-style. Breakfast is served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and reservations are suggested, 860.767.1776. Dixieland Jazz by Freight Train Five begins at noon!

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Friday Happy Hours

TGIF! Get the weekend started! Enjoy reduced drink prices, our own Revolutionary Ale at $3 the pint, complimentary appetizers and Ray on the piano. Every Friday, 4 - 6pm.

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Wine, Women & Wednesdays

All wines by the glass are 1/2 price for women - over 50 to choose from! Every Wednesday.

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