April 3, 2017
Eat / restaurants / Wright's Wood-Fired Grill

A Rebranding at Wright’s, Centerbrook


I’ve always got one eyebrow raised when I hear a restaurant has rebranded so early in the game, but in the case of Wright’s, I think it was a very good idea. Although my husband will pine for that Fred Flinstonesque veal chop, the new offerings are (frankly) more fun and lots cheaper.  Now we can head to Wright’s when one of us wants a smallish snack or that perfect Caesar salad, or to bury our face in a plate of nachos or mac & cheese, while the other can still feast on steak frites.


If you know me at all, I prefer to graze for dinner, enjoying lots of tastes, rather than being faced with a plate of one big thing. And that’s exactly what you can do here. Order up some homemade pickles or popcorn while you peruse the menu of apps, sides and mains. Their famous guacomole with house made chips is still on the menu, plus my favorite spicy chilaquiles, and moules frites. I’m no aficionado, but I’m in love with their wings, crispy and well done with a variety of dipping sauces to choose from (both the buffalo and Thai are fantastic!).  Interesting drinks are a given at any restaurant owned by the Rapps, and Wright’s features freshly squeezed juices and innovative concoctions – though I’m always a fan of (and used to being teased about) the tart and juicy Cosmo–it’s all about that fresh cranberry juice. It is the BEST on the Shoreline. You’ll find giant flatscreens behind the bar for sports enthusiasts, live music Thursday through Saturday, and (thankfully) some lovely paintings adorning the once bare walls. There’s even a pool table and darts in the back room to earn a true sports bar label.

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