The Smithsonian has relocated to a mile away on Route 5 and is a 'chowder house' and bakery and houses a kitchen that also offers catering off site. This is still Peter Langlois' food. The old location, at 127 Elm St. has some of Peter's staff, even doing the cooking, but they have tweaked the menu a bit. The address of 127 Elm had a short lived run in 2010-2011 using the address as the business name. There was an empty period until the end of May 2012 when it opened as the now named: Grill N Chill.
We visited on 6/1/12
The food was good, the service a bit slow, like the time it took to get the appetizer, then the meal, and we sat in the 'waiting area' to eat sooner, ( but they need to speed it up to turn tables) and I was surprised there was no potatoes or bread with my $15 smaller cut 10 oz. prime rib. The salad was good, with nice huge croutons (of corn muffin?), but they should double the dressing size. The nacho appetizer was loaded with all kinds of good stuff. The owner was chatting, but with people he knew already, where he should have gone around welcoming the newbies...overall: I think they'll do fine. Also: $2.50 for iced tea? The menu said $2.25 and no refill? Soda was $2 with 1 refill. My menu had no dinner specials, only lunch specials, so I read my daughter Nicole's menu, and what are the bags of Hershey's Kisses for? I thought in place of an after dinner mint, but our waitress (cute, long dark hair, nametags might be nice) never offered us any, and I was scared to ask her for a kiss...being there with my wife on our 27th Wedding Anniversary and all....
June 1 at 8:54pm ·
The response to their facebook comment above:
Thank You for your comments. Some of the comments i think you understand how busy we were last night with the wait time. All dinners always come with a potato and vegetable and dinner rolls, with the exception of Pasta dishes only get a dinner roll. Sorry you weren't served any, I wish you told your server. If there is a misprint on the drinks, we will correct that. There is a free refill on soda AND Iced teas. Name tags are something we have been working on.
So the place is filled with regulars, runs specials, such as polish food night on Thursday, and seems to be handling the tough economical climate.
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