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Essex, CT

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Kelleherkm 4 months ago

Lobster-Tail Fettuccine

This was beyond delicious! This lobster dish is uniquely prepared with a sauce that is light and extra tasty. Start off with Deviled Eggs that are the perfect light appetizer for summertime dining. Hard to find!

Langdonbeth 4 months ago


If you are looking for a fun night out this is the place!! Above only let me pick one item but we ate so much more. The calamari is amazing. I don't eat much seafood but this place has been making me willing to try . Hubby had fish and chips and friends had lobster roll and burger. They all raved about their meals!! I had fettucine with lobster.....remember I don't eat seafood lol but it was fabulous!!! Now for the staff....they are very friendly and extremly accomodating....Nathan hooked us up with 4 seats at the bar and we immmediatly felt like celeberties when the chef sent us a scallop each as an appetizer 💕 he later came out to check on us! Scallops also delicious. Our bartender was also very friendly and we enjoyed chatting with her. I feel I could go on and on about their food and staff!!! If you are thinking of going here make a reservation will love it!! We will be back very soon!! Beth &Artie

Caren 5 months ago


Cooked to perfection! Delicious and tender. Good service and beautiful view of the marina! Wonderful evening.

Jasonrothman31 5 months ago


Carlson's Landing is the greatest restaurant to hit the CT River. The staff is unbelievable, the food is intricate and outstanding, and everything is very thought out in detail. I highly recommend Carlson's to anyone looking for a fun, new, and refreshing take on a fine New England restaurant. 10/10!!!

Elisa 6 months ago

Fish & Chips

Great meal , superb service , 10 stars from beginning to end . love the place Thank you

Lisasementa 4 months ago


I had the scallops and my fiancé had the steak frites. Let me tell you how amazing the scallops were! So succulent and sweet! They had a nice sear on them and they were just delicious! My fiancé said the steak frites was delicious! The steak was mouth-watering and the frites were cooked perfectly! We also had the shrimp cocktail and it was definitely the chef's kiss! Everything g was amazing and we cannot wait to come back! Beautiful location and restaurant! Great job!

Barry 5 months ago

Charred Octopus

Truly the best charred octopus I have ever had! Thank you Chef JP for an awesome meal! Between the apps, small plates, cocktails and amazing dessert we were overwhelmed with the quality and flavor of the food. Thank you! Look forward to visiting Carlson's Landing again!

Demartinacupuncture 5 months ago


Outstanding. Excellent food, drinks and service, but never feel rushed. My new favorite for meeting a girlfriend, date nite or entertaining out-of-town friends.

Krista 5 months ago

Lobster Roll

So good!! Our waitress Kellie S was great!!! She was so sweet and attentive to us a great afternoon!!!

Matthew 6 months ago


My wife and I stopped by with our 7 month old for lunch today. We had the crab cakes and the burger. Both were amazing! The crab cakes were so fresh. The restaurant was so beautiful and the staff was absolutely amazing! We can't wait to come back and try more items off the menu. -Matt


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