About Us


Our Story

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl then introduces boy to her best friend & her boy. Boy meets boy… and the rest is history. A friendship is born and soon, so is their first restaurant together.

Daniel Van Kruiningen and Kenneth Fontaine combined their professional backgrounds, love of food and drink and their close friendship… and created Chapter One Food & Drink in August of 2016.

Located in the heart of downtown Mystic just past the infamous Mystic Drawbridge, Chapter One Food & Drink offers something desirable for everyone. From vegan/gluten free options to dry-aged steaks to fresh seafood, this restaurant and bar has a vibe unlike any other in Mystic. With 24 beers on tap, daily specials and friendly atmosphere, it is a restaurant for all, from family and friends to business meetings to private parties.

The team at Chapter One strives to give guests a fantastic experience with top of the line service, an enjoyable experience and excellent food & drink of course!

Their second restaurant, which opened in June of 2018, is located on the Guilford Green at 25 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT.