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Happy to report that they are now open for lunch on Friday through Sunday AND Holiday Tea returns on December 5th. The-e-list team gathers here for our annual holiday tea party and to ogle the over-the-top gingerbread houses.

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Happy to report that they are now open for lunch on Friday through Sunday AND Holiday Tea returns on December 5th. The-e-list team gathers here for our annual holiday tea party and to ogle the over-the-top gingerbread houses. ....
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Were you feeling “meh” about the Old Lyme Inn? The top-to-toe reno aside, the dining room wasn’t pulling it’s weight. We all know how hard it is to get a restaurant right: food, service, menu, decor, ambiance. I for one, wouldn’t want that job. But t....
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The Bee & Thistle has been my go-to spot for well-prepared small plates and cocktails in the lounge. A recent update and artistic transformation is oh-so-fitting in art-immersed Old Lyme. ....
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There is nothing more delightful than lunching on the terrace by the Lieutenant River at Cafe Flo, and I can't wait until it opens for the season.....
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I threatened my family with a restaurant meal this year, but they weren't having it. My daughter is just so, um, traditional. But if it's only a few of you, going out may be the answer. ....
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What could be simpler than inviting your nearest and dearest over and heating up a full-on feast, from bird to pie? Some of my favorite restaurants and take-out stops provide all the fixings. ....
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Big news at Cafe Flo this year: they've decamped from the Landscape Center Barn to the long swath of terrace smack on the banks of the Lieutenant River. You'll instantly understand how this view galvanized the Lyme Art Colony in the first place. ....
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We've been waiting oh, so patiently for the re-opening of The Old Lyme Inn, so we raced over on opening day, and were delighted to stroll in to a crisp and sunny version of its former, frayed self. ....
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While I have a slew of favorite restaurants on the Shoreline, my neighborhood joint is The Bee and Thistle for a cozy dinner on the couch in front of the fire and their well-priced and yummy half-plate menu. ....
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This is one of the best kept Shoreline secrets, and it shouldn’t be. On Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, head to the Florence Griswold Museum and enjoy lunch or a picnic prepared by Gourmet Galley. ....
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A waterfront restaurant with great food? It's not only about the perfect buttery lobster roll and creamy New England clam chowder at Saybrook Point Inn's new restaurant, Fresh Salt.....
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Have lunch in the barn, or grab a blanket and basket and head down to the banks of the Lieutenant River. ....
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GREAT News! River Tavern opens it's first outpost, Cafe Flo, on the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum. ....
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My new favorite hangout is the Bar at the Bee. ....

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