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The Grist Mill and One Up Bar - CLOSED

51 East Main Street Rt. 44, Avon, CT 06001
+1 860-676-8855
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good19%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
22 May 2016
30 Sep 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
51 East Main Street Rt. 44, Avon, CT 06001
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Not as good since they moved. Food not exciting, ambience is gone. Server and staff look like they lost their excitement and pride. Food ok, not special.

Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The Grist Mill was a great restaurant. When it was in business I would have given it five stars. It's terrible that it went out of business. The space it occupied is now occupied by NicKi G's, an upscale restaurant with an Italian flavor. The...More

Thank FarmingtonvalleyS
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We decided to venture out and try someplace new. We saw that the Grist Mill had recent, positive reviews under this new name so we decided to check it out. We made a reservation for four on a Saturday night at 8:30pm. It was easy...More

Thank HappyCTmama
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Came for happy hour a few times after it reopened as Nicci G's... the food is to die for! The calamari is really good & fresh. The Bruschetta is also a good portion and tasty. The meatballs & eggplant rollatini - speechless. the food is...More

1  Thank tb8986
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Stopped in after work. Got the meatball, calamari, and eggplant rollatini along with 4 craft-brewed drafts. Total bill $29 plus tax and tip. Waiter was fantastic as well, although I didn't catch his name. Will definitely stop again on our way home for another happy...More

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Great place to stop for happy hour...half priced appetizers. The food is excellent, and the staff is friendly. Will be back for dinner on the patio in the near future.

Thank Jjakekayak
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Met a friend here for dinner. first time here and sat at the bar for dinner. It was excellent. The bartender was great, the owner came over and chatted for a minute. I will definitely return here. The atmosphere was very pleasant. A wonderful evening...More

Thank packmybagsreadytogo
Reviewed 23 July 2015

What once was The Grist Mill and One Up Bar in Avon, Ct, is now Nicci G's Ristorante and Bar. It has the same owner and the same address but a whole new look. Although the patio seating looking lovely and colorful, the cool air...More

Thank MadreJ
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Great food but pricey for dinner. On the dressy side. Great for a business event. Small portions but filling.

1  Thank 50shadesofpam
Reviewed 18 March 2015

My wife and I went there for dinner on a week night. It was not crowded. Our waiter was very nice and helpful with his recommendations. Our dinner was very good not over the top. The dessert was a little lacking. My only negative remark...More

Thank osuhokie1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 East Main Street Rt. 44, Avon, CT 06001
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 860-676-8855
  • E-mail
Our new location on 2nd floor in Avon is accessible by elevator or walk in upper parking lot. It has a metro feel and boasts a view of Talcott Mountain. The spacious covered terrace is quiet and secluded. The advantage of being on the 2nd floor it keeps us well above and away from any street traffic. The terrace has also been voted Best Of in Connecticut.
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