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I wish it were better

aldente1 | | Jan 22, 2011 04:32 PM

The Grist Mill is in a beautiful location and has lovely views of the Farmington River. They have a fixed price menu for $20 which consists of a salad, an entree, and dessert. Last night I ordered the pasta with seafood in a tomato sauce. The pasta tasted like it had been cooked the day before. The sauce on it was good. But there were only a few shrimp, calamari, and mussels added to the sauce--skimpy by most standards. The salad was ice cold and the salad dressing on it had too much vinegar for the three of us. My two friends ordered the salmon. One of them said that it tasted a little fishy to begin with. We all had creme brule for dessert and it was excellentt. Our waiter was attentive, but I did not want to complain about the food because one of our friends had been there before and thought it was good. Perhaps it would be better to stick to the special entrees of the night. Our waiter listed them for us. It was a long list and he did not tell us (nor did we ask) for the price of each entree. I think it would be nice it they listed the special entrees and their prices on a piece of paper, so that we wouldn't have to have to have a photographic memory in order to remember all the details of each dish..

Grist Mill
44 Mill Ln, Farmington, CT 06032