Historic Dining

We are pleased to announce we will be offering outdoor dining on our Patio and Terrace beginning Wednesday, May 20th. Hours are from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm daily, weather permitting. We will also continue to offer our GRIS TO GO with curbside pickup. We hope to see you soon! In the meantime… Be Well and Stay Safe!


In our historic dining rooms, Executive Chef 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.


Named Connecticut’s “Coziest Restaurant” by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines.

“The most famous brunch in Connecticut can be found at The Griswold Inn.”

– The New York Times

Every Sunday, but holidays, 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 Gris Classics and more “traditional” holiday favorites. There’s something for everyone’s palate! While served by costumed waitstaff the Royal Court Singers perform seasonal classics tableside! Though this experience may be enjoyed through the 30th, on December 1 only we have an added bonus: the Coast Guard Idlers, a spirited a cappella group of cadets, 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!

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