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Red Hen

286 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2304
+1 860-388-8818
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (13 reviews)
“cod” (12 reviews)
“cacio e pepe” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
286 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2304
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Ok, so we moved from the Hartford area and we are seeking new little gems like the Red Hen!!! We live very close so we find it extra appealing! We like to sit at the bar and enjoy conversations with other patrons and meeting new...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Came in to find that you needed reservations to sit at the bar. So the group of us sat in the dining room. When we left the seats at the bar was still empty couldn't figure that one out. The food was average And atmosphere...More

Thank MrPudly
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you haven't yet stopped at the Red Hen, do yourself a favor and head over for a dinner so good it could be served in any fancy, big city restaurant. I cannot say enough good things about this place! I have twice ordered off...More

2  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were looking for a place for an early dinner before a show at The Kate in Old Saybrook and stumbled across The Red Hen while looking online. We got there a couple of minutes early and were immediately seated. Our server was very enthusiastic...More

Thank Jackstraw1_12
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was our first time eating here and it was great. It's a very relaxed place with friendly service, and the food was wonderful. We started with two tapas: whipped goat cheese with dried cranberries, nuts, and honey --the combo was just right, and the...More

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Have been here several times before going to The Kate down the street. Nothing fancy, but very relaxing, excellent service, good food, and reasonable prices. They give a 20% discount to ticket holders, which is a nice deal.

Thank mysticalfoodie
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The staff are friendly and the food was great. Good martinis too. They are very aware of people with tickets to The Kate so the food comes out quickly but never rushed.

Thank JVVO
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

First time visit, we moved to the area a few months ago. All of our meals were so good. My husband had the cod which was really nicely done. I had the papardelle bolognese, so rich and flavorful, especially w a glass of Sangiovese. And...More

Thank alisa62
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We visited here after the Saybrook Stroll and though we had no reservation, we were seated quickly in the moderately full dining room. We could the bar was packed! We had several tapas plates--first we shared the mussels, which were absolutely amazing! Our salads were...More

Thank Kb454evr
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Love, love, love this place. The food was so amazing....we are outside because the tiny bar was already reserved for The Regulars. And once you taste the food you two will want to join the group known as The Regulars... Defiantly get the mussels....I shared...More

1  Thank Claudia D
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Betsy H
17 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-8818
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