Restaurants and Taverns in Chester Connecticut


Brushmill by the Waterfall
On the waterfall at the historic Rogers & Champion Brushworks, with covered bridge, chestnut beams and fireplace. Open 7 nights a week. All day Sunday. Certified Angus steak, prime rib, fresh fish, Sunday brunch.
129 West Main Street 860-526-9898

Little House Brewing Company
16 Main Street

Grano Restaurant
6 Main Street
(860) 322-3143

Cedar Lake Snack Shack
West Main St

Honeycone Craft Ice Cream
Crafting the highest quality frozen desserts one small batch at a time
29 Main Street 860-322-3132

The Village Bistro

59 Main Street 772-678-9734
Our bistro is a neighborhood eatery with a touch of big city elegance. Tucked away in the quaint downtown village of Chester, The Village Bistro goes beyond great food and drinks, our mission is to offer our guests a unique dining experience. Featuring locally and regionally sourced menu items, our bistro highlights creative New American Cuisine with a touch of European flair.


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River Tavern
A casual and stylish restaurant with a daily changing menu, handmade cocktails and a great wine list. "The food is excellent. The decor is sleek, even stunning." The Hartford Courant 23 Main Street 860-526-9417

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The Wheatmarket
Fresh deli-style daily luncheon specials, eat in or take out. Gourmet catering, speciality foods & gift baskets. Dennis Welch, chef/owner. 4 Water Street 860-526-9347



The Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grill
A popular local meeting place for food and spirits. Open daily, serving lunch and dinner 11:30 - 9:45. Bar open until 12:45 AM Mon - Thurs, 1:45AM Fri - Sat. Largest draft and bottle beer selection in the River Valley.
33 Main Street 860-526-8143


Simon's Marketplace
A gourmet general store with a diverse selection of gifts, as well as specialty foods, fine cheeses, sandwiches, crepes, soups, salads, ice cream, desserts and organic coffees and teas. Daily specials. Eat in or take out. We also cater and have prepared food to go. Open daily.
17 Main Street 860-526-8984


Chester is often described as "quaint" but that term doesn't give credit to the big-city style ... and a downtown district that most communities would kill for.
Michael Gannon, The Hartford Courant
The galleries and eclectic shops, five-star dining, and internationally acclaimed theater ... offer culture without the crowds - city chic in the Connecticut countryside.
Allison Ahearn, Weekender


The Villager
The place to be during Chester's early morning hours. Breakfast and lunch, pastry, sandwiches, homemade soups and daily specials. Phone in and take out orders.
Mon - Fri 5:30 - 2 Sat - Sun 5:30 - 11
13 Main Street 860-322-3114


Moravela's Pizza Restaurant
New York style pizza. Come and try our delicious Philly cheese steaks, subs, pasta and salads. Eat in - Pick up - Take out.
Summer: Mon - Sun 11AM - 10PM
Winter: Mon - Sun 11AM - 9PM
139 Middlesex Avenue 860-526-3633

Authentic Italian cuisine brought to you by an Italian family. Rustica is committed to sourcing locally. Eggs and meats come from local providers whenever possible and lots of love is blended into every dish. Vicente, Andres and Conchi collaborate on the daily specials, as well as, the permanent menu items. Conchi prepares the homemade dessert selections, while our bartenders will mix your favorite cocktails, and even entice you with a few creative ideas of their own.
189 Middlesex Ave.

OTTO Pizza
A stylish, family friendly pizzeria offering a simple, delicious menu of wood-fired oven pizza, fresh salads and a fab selection of beer and wine. Eat in or take out. No reservations.
69 Main St
(860) 526-9445

Thai Riverside

Thai Riverside is a purveyor of casual authentic Thai dining.
4 Water St
(860) 322-4545

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