this restaurant just opened in the Tariffville Mill at the intersection of 189 & 315. we had dinner here last night, the day before the Hartford Courant article came out.
the space is just gorgeous, with high ceilings, brick walls, and comfortable high-backed chairs. there are only a few tables plus stools in front of the open kitchen.
for starters, we had an heirloom tomato salad with lemon dressing and a roasted duck breast with cheddar grits. dinner was red snapper with snap peas for DH, and gnocchi with white beans for me. everything was well-prepared, not overly fussy, with strong straightforward flavors.
caveats: the menu is very small (5 starters, 5 entrees, 3 desserts). if you tend to be a picky eater, you can go to their website & view the menu, which changes daily. the wine list is small as well, but interesting. prices are a little high.
we would go back. it's an appealing concept and a beautiful space. i wish the owners success.