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“Fresh Oysters and Sushi”
Review of 85 Main

85 Main
Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Putnam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A true gem of downtown Putnam! Caring staff and fresh food and beer always. It can be a bit pricey so be prepared. But excellent restaurant all around!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit. We loved it the first time. We had steak, salad. Very fresh salad! Good meal! We went back yesterday specifically for sushi and they did not disappoint!! Reasonably priced. Highly recommend!! Great service!!

Thank Ardgroome
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

My husband and I have been here for lunch a couple of times, and would like to go back. The menu is interesting with a lot to choose from. They care about their food. We had the corn chowder, which was so good we had to go back for more. I've had the Farmstead Cheese Plate, which was quite good. My husband loved his pulled pork sandwich. Can't say we've tried the desserts, as we went next door to Victoria Station for their fabulous eclairs. Definitely a great choice in Putnam.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Four of us stopped at 85 Main for lunch on the patio. The place was not filled and we were seated quickly and drink orders taken. It took a while for the meal orders to arrive and we got very mixed results. My "The Union" burger was really very good-cheese, smoked bacon, mushrooms and fried onions. It was done perfectly. An order of mussels was huge, succulent, not dried out- in a great broth, with a great crostini for soaking up. An order of whole belly clams was so overcooked, they snapped, leaving pieces on the plate and my wife's chicken quesadillas were so overdone that the bread on one of them was black. Not wanting to hold up anyone's lunch, she peeled off the bread and ate the stuffing-also dry. This is generally a very good restaurant-for dinner. We have had unsatisfactory lunches twice now- we won't go back. To end the meal, the waitress put a dish on top of the mussels' left over broth which tipped over into our friend's lap and into his wife's purse.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

A real find in the little town of Putnam. There is a reason that this restaurant in rated #1 by Tripadvisor--excellent and varied menu and above average service.

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Thank ctyankee2016
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