Despite the rain clouds encountered from these difficult economic times, the sun still shines on us and I’m here to talk about the good things happening in our area and to let you know that Northern New London County is very much alive and growing.
The City of Norwich for example is experiencing huge growth in the dining arena with the recent opening of five new restaurants, some introducing the diversity of new cultural foods to our area.
Starting in downtown with Miss Saigon’s Vietnamese Restaurant located on Water Street. There you are greeted by a welcoming staff and given a menu of delicious choices. Unsure what to choose, the staff will assist you to make sure you are happy with your choice. Then, there is Aki, offering a Japanese fare exquisitely displayed for a surprisingly pleasant and awesome dining experience of authentic Japanese foods made to perfection. They are located on Main Street, across from the old YMCA building.
For an outdoor choice, feast your eyes and appetite on The Surf and Turf Restaurant located at the Norwich Marina, a place you will want to frequent during the hot summer months, for a cool drink and great food from sandwiches to entrees, there is something for everyone’s palette in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Moving north to Norwichtown you will discover Prime 82, just off exit 82 from Route 395, West Town Street in the Courtyard Marriott, with its jazzy décor, music, super service and great choices on the menu, they are sure to make your dining experience memorable. Just a little further down the road, you will find the newly re-opened Yantic River Inn, under new management, serving up a delicious early morning breakfast to a late night menu at the bar. Yantic River Inn and Prime 82 both offer banquet facilities for private parties.
The choices for dining in Northern New London County are endless. For a complete list of our member restaurants, pubs and cafes please visit our website at www.norwichchamber.com. There you will find restaurants offering, Irish, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Fresh Seafood, Chinese, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Mediterranean and Polish cuisines. So here you have it… add us to your summer fun for your next dining experience! Bon Appetite!
The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce is proud of our supporting role to businesses in the communities we serve to include Griswold, Lisbon, Sprague, Preston, Montville, Ledyard, Bozrah, Franklin, Salem and Norwich. If you or someone you know has a business and is in need of connecting and networking call me at 860.608.6165.
And lastly, we are always looking for good people. If you would like to get on a volunteer list to assist on various projects and fun events at the Chamber, please give us a call at 860.887.1647.
Director of Membership and Development
The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce