Come celebrate with us
Join us for the Second Annual Taste of Middlesex County Restaurant Week Monday, January 16th through Sunday, January 22nd. In addition to our Gris Classics and seasonal selections, enjoy a special menu crafted expressly for the event - 3 courses for $20.17! View menu.
"The Griswold Inn, sometimes known as the 'Gris', is an inn with the most extraordinary atmosphere in the nation. Indeed it is doubtful if another inn can go so far back in the country's history. There is no other place to compare with the 'Gris' in atmosphere, in hospitality, in the excellence of its cuisine unless it is another 'Gris'." - Connecticut Almanac
One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, The Griswold Inn opened its doors for business in 1776 and has been catering to yachtsmen and overland travelers ever since. We are situated in the historic hamlet of Essex, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River. Anyone familiar with Essex knows it as an extraordinary town and The Griswold Inn - a very special place. Although the Inn exudes the charm of days gone by, we are anything but dated. From our sophisticated cuisine, extensive wine offerings, comfortable accommodations, and modern amenities, The Griswold Inn offers the best of times.
From the GRIS Blog
- A Central Coast Cruise
Within its 32 sub-appellations, the Central Coast of California stretches from southern San Francisco Bay, through Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, down to Santa Barbara County. Throughout the region, the formation of coastal mountains is an east to west direction, instead of north to south. This orientation forms valleys that are open directly to [...] View ->
- New Zealand’s Niche
Despite its far-away location and relative small size, New Zealand has proved to be a rising star in the wine marketplace, and continues to spread out and develop the cultivation of vineyards and grape varieties. In fact, it is recognized and considered by critics as an innovative leader in the world for the production of [...] View ->
- Petite Sirah-Small Grape, Big Personality
Petite Sirah is not about finesse, it’s about intensity. This grape is still grown in France; Australia has a few vines, as well as Argentina, Chile, Washington State and Oregon. The prime growing location for Petite Sirah is California. It is grown throughout the Golden State, favoring the warmer regions. In France’s Rhone Valley the [...] View ->