The Shipwright’s Daughter

Mystic, CT offers many great dining choices. For a date night out with your spouse, it can sometimes be difficult to choose one. On this particular night, we chose one of Mystic’s newer establishments, the Shipwright’s Daughter.

The Shipwright’s Daughter has developed a name for itself as one of Mystic’s best restaurants since opening its doors on the street level floor of the award-winning Whaler’s Inn.

As we drove through downtown on this beautiful Saturday evening, it was so great to see Mystic’s store’s and restaurants be filled with guests. When we entered the restaurant, without a reservation, they only had one option for seating which was a spot for two at the bar and that is exactly what we wanted. We like interacting with the staff and our server. If you are a regular of the Mystic dining scene you will be happy to see so many familiar faces ready to serve you and make your experience a pleasurable one with general manager Erin Harrington keeping things running smoothly.

The menu offers a little bit of something for everyone. From exotic drinks to fresh seafood and chops. We settled in with an IPA, a glass of pinot noir noir, and a dozen fresh and cold oysters before moving on to the delicious scallop Crudo that was full of citrus flavors.

Difficult choices were made as we settled on entrées. We took a peek at our neighbors dining on tempting pasta dishes and perfectly seared steak but we ultimately chose the Mill River Farms Bone in Pork Chop accompanied with creamer potato salad, Hillandale Farm radish greens, wild fennel, and creamy mustard sauce. We also chose the locally-caught Swordfish a La Plancha accompanied with braised artichokes, fava beans, sugar kelp and pea greens. The presentations were beautiful, colorful, and clean. There was absolutely nothing left on the either plate except the bone from the pork chop. Topped of with some more wine and delicious dessert we had completely indulged.

We found the Shipwright’s Daughter to be the perfect date night adventure with fresh farm-to-table food, just the right portions, and a beautiful escape from the everyday. If you have not been you can review their menu and reserve a table there as well. Enjoy!

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