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85 Main

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85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
+1 860-928-1660
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Hartford, Connecticut
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank PJMinCT
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank EliteM4
Windham, Connecticut
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228 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank jennyrose0853
Canterbury, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank rfdthatsme
Boston, Massachusetts
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254 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank stormitraveler
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Anestis J
Woodstock, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This past weekend I had my bridal shower in the lower section of 85 Main & WHAT A TREAT!! The downstairs is beautifully decorated & so private from the rest of the restaurant! The server was gracious & very attentive! The food selection was superb- we had sushi, wraps, an assortment of cheese & delectable pastries to finish! I would... More 

Thank KDB2017
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went to 85 Main with friends recently and had a very good meal. The sushi and seaweed salad were very fresh and delicious. My husband thought the fish tacos were ok, but the fruit salsa was a bit overpowering. Burger and scallops were very good and service was spot on. Prices are a little steep and restaurant kind of... More 

Thank K-Lee2800
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Went here for lunch.... didn't know until after we left that it's listed as a sushi restaurant as it didn't even look like it. That's fine with me, I don't eat fish! We all had burgers which were really good, the buns they used were amazing. The fries were awesome and the spicy catsup they need to bottle and sell!!!!... More 

Thank Julie C
Pomfret, Connecticut
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Can't give James enough credit for the meals he creates. Fantastic food. I also like the selection of oysters at the raw bar. Great wine selection as well.

Thank schamp01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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
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?