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85 Main

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85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
+1 860-928-1660
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is top rate with fusion cuisine being thrown into the mix of regular dishes. Good wine list. Excellent service. A bit expensive for the average family, but good for a special day out.

Thank Anestis J
Woodstock, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past weekend I had my bridal shower in the lower section of 85 Main & WHAT A TREAT!! The downstairs is beautifully decorated & so private from the rest of the restaurant! The server was gracious & very attentive! The food selection was superb- we had sushi, wraps, an assortment of cheese & delectable pastries to finish! I would... More 

Thank KDB2017
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to 85 Main with friends recently and had a very good meal. The sushi and seaweed salad were very fresh and delicious. My husband thought the fish tacos were ok, but the fruit salsa was a bit overpowering. Burger and scallops were very good and service was spot on. Prices are a little steep and restaurant kind of... More 

Thank K-Lee2800
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch.... didn't know until after we left that it's listed as a sushi restaurant as it didn't even look like it. That's fine with me, I don't eat fish! We all had burgers which were really good, the buns they used were amazing. The fries were awesome and the spicy catsup they need to bottle and sell!!!!... More 

Thank Julie C
Pomfret, Connecticut
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Can't give James enough credit for the meals he creates. Fantastic food. I also like the selection of oysters at the raw bar. Great wine selection as well.

Thank schamp01
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

3 people for a birthday celebration. Had a wonderful server (I believe her name was Hilary) who made great recommendations and timed our courses perfectly. I definitely recommend starting with the Asiago cheese bread. We then tried a few different kinds of sushi....the california roll was pretty standard, very fresh but nothing new. The wagyu beef roll, however, was incredible!... More 

Thank Mkb115
Worcester, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This hidden gem is outstanding! The food, atmosphere and surroundings are fantastic. I have been for both lunch and dinner and have not been disappointed. Very friendly staff and fantastic food, this is my new favorite restaurant. Highly recommended!

Thank Peter C
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

For a sleepy little town this is a gem of a restaurant. The bread offered before dinner was hot out of the oven and absolutely delicious. Our group of four ordered from the dinner specials and all enjoyed their meals. Waitstaff was attentive, personable, and responsive. A little expensive.

Thank Catherine B
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Tasty sushi, seafood and daily specials. Lots of fresh locally sourced ingredients. Everything on the menu,,even the comfort food, is kicked up a notch.

Thank Steven T
New Hampshire
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I want to like this place...I really do, b/c I love the outside dining, but, I've been twice & the food is just barely mediocre. You'd expect spectacular food with prices this high & it's just not. We've gotten the whole belly clams & sushi on a previous visit...just ok. Tonight, we were craving burgers. It's hard to mess up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
American, Sushi, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-1660
Chef and General Manager James Martin, along with brothers Barry and Brian Jessurun of The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret and Dog Lane Café in Storrs, opened 85 main in 2005. 85 main was created with goal of offering fresh, quality seafood and steaks along with locally grown produce in an atmosphere one might expect to find in a "big" city. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients and cooked-to-order menu items. The interior of the building was completely remodeled, creating a warm, inviting and casual dining environment. During the warmer months, the outdoor patio is open for dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?