About Us

Best "New Restaurant" CT Magazine 2020

Best "Hidden Gem" Middlesex County CT Magazine 2022


Welcome to Carlson's Landing, a culinary experience overlooking the Connecticut River at the historic Essex Boat Works. Offering an elevated yacht club experience to the dining public.

Enjoy pristine seafood, modern American fare, and craft cocktails seated at our mahogany bar, in our intimate dining room, or on the wrap-around deck in season. Sample our exceptional land and sea menu in a quintessential New England setting at the foot of Main Street in picturesque Essex, Connecticut.



Executive Chef: JP Dillon



Interior: Lawrence Hamre Design

Artwork: Melissa Barbieri

Furniture: Bruce Thurott