To anyone travelling through or spending time in the RI / CT border (near beaches and Foxwoods casino, Mystic, etc.), there is a great restaurant that recently opened in Westerly, RI called the Up River Cafe (at Three Fishes) 37 Main Street, Westerly. tel: 401-348-9700
We had a couple of meals there over the Thanksgiving weekend and the experiences were outstanding. 'American Bistro' with great bar, beautiful dining room(s), attentive service, and the food was outstanding (try the veal chop, atlantic salmon, pulled pork sandwich...). It has the sophistication of a NY or San Francisco restaurant in a small town environment.
I encourage any and all to go. Though I won't have to for long as I think this will become a 'destination restaurant' very soon.