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The Bistro

165 Bank st, New London, CT 06320-6003
+1 860-990-5263
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (8 reviews)
“hanger steak” (3 reviews)
“scallops” (9 reviews)
Closed
15:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, European, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
165 Bank st, New London, CT 06320-6003
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked an early dinner before a concert at Mohegan to avoid the crowds. This restaurant delivered the trifecta. Great food, service and cocktails. The flavor was incredible with a well thought out menu that was beyond expectations. We have a new go to place.

Thank jerryfortier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of is recently found this gem.We did not have any expectations as this was a restaurant we found during a walking tour. The staff was gracious and accommodated our large party effortlessly despite the cozy size. The food was superb...we enjoyed the sea scallops,...More

Thank tullu
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This year, five of us stopped by on our way back to RI from the Goodspeed Opera House in Haddam CT. And, once again, the food was absolutely superb. Three of us had the Hawaiian Blue Snapper, done to PERFECTION. One had the scallop and...More

Thank yodamak
Reviewed 19 April 2017

As the title says, outstanding! My wife and I went to The Bistro while on a three day getaway and were not disappointed. We started with the romaine salad, which was prepared superbly. I then had the paella, which, if you are ever in New...More

Thank timw122015
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our old favorite restaurant has closed so we were in the neighborhood looking and found this gem. Thanks Trip Advisor reviewers! Better than expected. Amazing tastes. You won't be sorry.

Thank Timothy5
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My beef short ribs arrived looking like a bland over cooked stew. The meat had not been braised first just cooked with potatoes and vegetables and served in an almost clear liquid. Totally unappetizing. I asked the waitress to return it and she was gracious....More

Thank ecs129
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A small restaurant with big flavor & great service. The chef came to our table and asked if we enjoyed the food. We did - from start to finish.

1  Thank Janet K
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Casual atmosphere, friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Excellent food. I went specifically for the paella and it exceeded my expectations.

Thank 357 G
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Staff were incredibly friendly and attentive, Food was very good, given - it appeared, only 1 person working in the Kitchen. We had Paella (one was enough for 2 people with an entree) which was beautiful. Nice selection of wine, and good dessert choice.

Thank Leigh R
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Dined at The Bistro for the first time last night. We were accompanied by another couple. Excellent food and service (although face-painted in celebration of the Halloween season). Really enjoyed the paella. Will definitely go back.

1  Thank Walter-Whitesides
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Bank st, New London, CT 06320-6003
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-990-5263
Description
Chaplin's specializes in local, fresh-caught sea food. In addition to New England traditions, Chaplin's ventures into other American regional favorites. With warm hospitality, Chaplin's serves up fresh dinners and fun times year round.
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