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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The atmosphere is cozy Yankee, with woodwork and fireplaces and upholstered furniture. The menu is small but with a decent variety of choices. It would not be the best place for a vegetarian, however. I had pork tenderloin and it was delicious. The panzella salad...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic restaurant. This historic location,Although old and physically not in perfect condition has wonderful ambiance. They had a very talented and creative guitarist playing in their lounge/cocktail area which was a nice touch, but the creative, unique, and delicious cocktails and drinks...More

Thank avstrait
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to try the Bee and a Thistle for a treat. The meals were delicious. I had the filet minion and was cooked perfectly and absolutely the most tender meat that I have eaten. My wife had the scallops that were also seared perfectly....More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Tasty cocktails, wonderful place to meet the girls for drinks after work. The atmosphere is intimate and inviting. Location just off the highway makes it an easy place to meet people at.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place, food was very good, a little pricey but we expect that. I will be back in the future. Very attentive staff.

Thank DaveCttraveler
Reviewed 1 December 2017

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 25 November 2017 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 11 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 29 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 11 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
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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
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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