113 Water Street, Stonington CT 06378
Web Site: http://www.noahsfinefood.com
The sleepy little town of Stonington, CT looks like it belongs on a movie set — it’s got everything you’d want in a New England experience, right down to the old lighthouse and cute little shops. Situated right outside of Mystic, CT, it’s often lumped into the greater Mystic area, but it really has its own identity and atmosphere. If you want to escape the tourist crowds at Mystic Seaport and New London and want something a bit more serene, a visit to Stonington is the way to go.
The old lighthouse in Stonington.
If you do head to Stonington, my recommendation is that if you want to have one heck of a good meal, you go straight to Noah’s, which has been a locally kept secret for nearly 30 years.
Noah’s is not just your average New England seafood restaurant. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.
The bar is the centerpiece of the restaurant and is the first thing to greet you.
It’s also where all the action is.
Noah’s menu is highly focused on regional, sustainable ingredients and seasonal specials.
The “regular” stuff is also available, but its done perfectly.
The wine by the glass list is eclectic and well matched with the cuisine.
The casual atmosphere in the bar area is inviting and conducive to great conversation and having a good time.
Don’t let this empty dining room fool you — we got here very early. It gets busy real quick.
I started off with a nice Oyster Bay Pinot Noir, which went great with my fish dish.
Oysters on the half shell.
Mussels in a Pesto sauce. These were so good we fought over each one.
Organic Shoots and Sprouts with Avocado and Grapefruit Vinaigrette. Nice and refreshing after a long day of trekking around Mystic.
I got the House Salad with “additions”.
Rachel got the Mediterranean Swordfish entree, which was cooked perfectly.
I got the Seared Tuna with Wasabi sauce and Jasmine Rice. This was wonderful.
Co-Owner John Papp. Stanley Schwartz, the other co-owner, bakes all of the goods and is the restaurant’s pastry chef.
The list of temptations.
The Greek Yoghurt with Fresh Berries and Honey did not disappoint.
After dinner, stroll down Water Street and head to the shore.
Gaze at the sailboats and enjoy the New England breeze.
Appreciate the scenery.