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85 Main

85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
+1 860-928-1660
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
14 Mar 2017
“Outstanding Specials Add to a Diverse Menu”
19 Feb 2017
“Delicious food”
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All hours
American, Sushi, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to relax and enjoy the food and sit outdoors. Excellent variety, fresh locally available ingredients made by chef/owner. Every bit worth the price. Delicious! The mushroom ravioli and fish tacos are amazing.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want a varied menu, fresh food and atmosphere combined with good service then this is for you. Some local wines on the list and an entre for everyone.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has an eclectic offering of food. It's got a raw bar with sushi, in addition to some very interested meals. You can find a basic burger if you aren't adventurous, but this is not a place to order chicken tenders. The martinis are...More

Thank Tigkit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We both ordered the chowder which is tasty but not the thick saucy chowder we expected. Our appetizer was a delicious mushroom raviolli. My uncle ordered the steak and I ordered the monk fish. I thought about the lamb but figured I'd save that for...More

Thank Samual_Contre
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have been to 85 Main a number of times since its opening and I am generally very pleased with the food, atmosphere and service. There are two dining rooms, as well as a large bar area. On a recent visit, we had lunch in...More

Thank susanwinetasting
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Takes a bit of finding but wonderful. Very large inside, dining rooms and huge long bar. Downstairs has a private dining room and wine cellar. Very clean, good wait staff. Bread and dip delivered. Best fries ever had - being fresh and not frozen. Great...More

Thank Beverly61
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I grew up in this town and never imagined there would be a restaurant of this caliber here someday. 85 Main has a warm, cozy feel to it. The service is excellent. The food is excellent as well. My husband and I eat here about...More

1  Thank Book04
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The menu will keep you wondering how you will chose from all the yummy options. The menu is actually on the smaller side, but every plate sounds delicious. From classis steak and cheese and beer battered fish, to crab cakes. Portions are satisfying without leaving...More

Thank telulla311
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We've been here several times and the food is always very good. It's a great place for a special night out, food is always delicious and they offer sushi and a raw bar. Prices are a little higher here but it's worth it when you...More

Thank PJMinCT
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This evening was our first time dining at 85 Main. Needless to say, my husband & I will never return!! We arrived early evening & the first impression was pleasant from the hostess to our server. After ordering our appetizers & meals, a gentlemen after...More

1  Thank EliteM4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-1660
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Chef and General Manager James Martin, along with brothers Barry and Brian Jessurun of The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret and Dog Lane Café in Storrs, opened 85 main in 2005. 85 main was created with goal of offering fresh, quality seafood and steaks along with locally grown produce in an atmosphere one might expect to find in a "big" city. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients and cooked-to-order menu items. The interior of the building was completely remodeled, creating a warm, inviting and casual dining environment. During the warmer months, the outdoor patio is open for dining.