100 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371

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The Chestnut Grille at the Bee & Thistle Inn – The Bee & Thistle’s Chestnut Grille welcomes guests with its classic bar room and a variety of quiet, tasteful dining spaces overlooking the Inn’s lush gardens — and the river beyond. The cuisine will impress even the most fastidious of critics, as Chef Kristofer Rowe’s award-winning menu blends fresh and local ingredients into some amazing offerings. A recent visit found the Seared Sea Scallops superb and the numerous specials rotate regularly with the changing of seasons. They’ve got an extensive wine list and creative cocktails, too. A bona fide gem.

BEST OF THE BEST CHOICE - TOP 10 Restaurants on the Shoreline 2018 - The Shoreline Book

The Bee and Thistle is one of our favorite dining spots anywhere.  It’s style defines the classic, refined serenity of the beautiful inn. The service is superb, and the food  emphasizes freshness, local sources and simple elegance; just right for this special place.

Jacques Pepin - internationally acclaimed chef and author

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