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85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
+1 860-928-1660
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Putnam, Connecticut
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been to 85 Main a number of times since its opening and I am generally very pleased with the food, atmosphere and service. There are two dining rooms, as well as a large bar area. On a recent visit, we had lunch in their bar at a high table. They offer an excellent choice of wines, beers and... More 

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Thank susanwinetasting
Coventry, Connecticut
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269 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Takes a bit of finding but wonderful. Very large inside, dining rooms and huge long bar. Downstairs has a private dining room and wine cellar. Very clean, good wait staff. Bread and dip delivered. Best fries ever had - being fresh and not frozen. Great crab cake on a nice salad with several vegetables. Not happy that there is only... More 

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Thank Beverly61
Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I grew up in this town and never imagined there would be a restaurant of this caliber here someday. 85 Main has a warm, cozy feel to it. The service is excellent. The food is excellent as well. My husband and I eat here about twice each month. There is never a wait but it is generally busy. Tonight, we... More 

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Wales, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The menu will keep you wondering how you will chose from all the yummy options. The menu is actually on the smaller side, but every plate sounds delicious. From classis steak and cheese and beer battered fish, to crab cakes. Portions are satisfying without leaving extra on the plate or you feeling over stuffed. Dark lighting creates an intimate mood... More 

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Thank telulla311
Hartford, Connecticut
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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We've been here several times and the food is always very good. It's a great place for a special night out, food is always delicious and they offer sushi and a raw bar. Prices are a little higher here but it's worth it when you enjoy the food and atmosphere.

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Thank PJMinCT
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This evening was our first time dining at 85 Main. Needless to say, my husband & I will never return!! We arrived early evening & the first impression was pleasant from the hostess to our server. After ordering our appetizers & meals, a gentlemen after being denied a reservation, approached the bar looking for a table for 7. He spoke... More 

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Windham, Connecticut
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231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Visited 85 main for lunch while out in the area. Loved my server she was a doll. The miso soup was excellent probably the best I've had. The sushi was ok. Not the best I have had, not the worst either. The rice seemed a bit on the uncooked side. All other dishes coming out looked phenomenal. Would definitely return... More 

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Thank jennyrose0853
Canterbury, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I was there for the Fire and Ice Festival Sat, Feb 11, 2017...I ordered the Guinness stew. It was very tasty and the meat was tender, but the stew was served in a large flat bottom dish and the serving barely covered the bottom; along with a dollop of mashed potatoes. I'd bet it was just one ladle full, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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264 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Met some old friends at the bar on a weekday afternoon. We all had a few cocktails and enjoyed their sushi selections. Everything was very fresh and tasty! Presentation of sushi was a bit blah but I guess if you are accustomed to truly beautiful sushi presentations, that's just an observation. Regardless, sushi was great, drinks were great (very good... More 

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Thank stormitraveler
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The food is top rate with fusion cuisine being thrown into the mix of regular dishes. Good wine list. Excellent service. A bit expensive for the average family, but good for a special day out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-1660
Description
Chef and General Manager James Martin, along with brothers Barry and Brian Jessurun of The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret and Dog Lane Café in Storrs, opened 85 main in 2005. 85 main was created with goal of offering fresh, quality seafood and steaks along with locally grown produce in an atmosphere one might expect to find in a "big" city. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients and cooked-to-order menu items. The interior of the building was completely remodeled, creating a warm, inviting and casual dining environment. During the warmer months, the outdoor patio is open for dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?