"... friends of mine with palates that are relatively discerning (if not demanding) enjoyed themselves immensely here." -The New York Times

"This is 4.5- to 5-star food, throwing down the gauntlet to the shoreline's best." -Hartford Courant 

"The exquisite Wine Bar is a contender for a top spot among Connecticut's best restaurants." -New Haven Register

To see a recent review, click here.

In our Wine Bar, Chef Mitchel lets his imagination take charge with an innovative tapas menu, inspired macro plates and artisanal cheeses.  His stylized dishes are widely acclaimed and his unique desserts are another of his special talents.  Choose from over fifty wines by the glass or try any of our incredibly popular wine flights.  Of course, our award-wining bottle list and full-service bar are also available.

The Wine Bar is an extraordinary space that is both classic and sophisticated.  We are open for dinner Wednesdays through Sundays.

Our Wine Bar kitchen hours are:

Wednesday & Thursday: 6-9; Friday: 6-10; Saturday: 5-10; Sunday: 4:30-8:30

The Griswold Inn Wine Bar is the proud recipient of the Wine Spectator's prestigious Award of Excellence. 

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2010  Wine spectator 2011  Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2012  Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2013

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014  Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2015  Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016


Free Art Tour & Talk Feb 12

The Griswold Inn's museum-quality collection of nautical prints, paintings and ephemera will be the subject of a free tour and talk on Sunday, February 12th at 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required, 860.767.1776.

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