Well, here you are: a lovely day in downtown Niantic, next to the blue vistas of Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound, drinks on the table and fabulous appetizers and delicious meals to come. A great life, here by the beautiful sea as we enter the fall.
The Main Street Grille in Niantic enjoys its second year of classic water-views from its patio and deck at 252 Main Street, where loyal customers enjoy al fresco dining. Chef-owner Francis Grace, famed from Frank’s Gourmet Grille, introduces some new taste-tempters to complement his ever-popular comfort-favorites. The Main Street landmark remains a friendly place with fabulous food.
The classic sizzling steaks and chops are supplemented with a delectable menu of fresh seafoods and seasonal specials, plus pastas, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Lunch-sized portions of BBQ pulled pork, reubens, and grilled portabella mushroom sandwiches go well with sides of fries or coleslaw for a tasty midday repast. Our dinner choices include our grilled boneless chicken breast, boneless rib eye steak topped with home garlic and herb butter, but just try the full-catch Fisherman’s Platter, replete with cod, Stonington scallops, and jumbo shrimp in your choice of servings: batter-dipped, lightly dusted deep-fried to a golden brown, or oven-roasted with lemon-herb butter: Beyond tasty!
Top-grade steaks abound: bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon is topped with house-made garlic and herb butter, and other oven-roasted specialties are stuffed pork chops, veal scallopini, shepherd’s pie with braised beef-tenderloin tips, and jumbo shrimp scampi. Chef Frank continues to offer his favorites like portabella mushroom torte, grilled mussels, veal Oscar, and picatta.
The weather’s still nice, so enjoy the patio and deck at the landmark where all the locals congregate to enjoy pleasant and relaxed dining, whether indoors at a cozy table or outside overlooking the water. It’s open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. Your reservation is welcome at 860.739.5300 or through the website at mainstreetgrilleniantic.com. Prepare for a treat!
252 Main St. Niantic