Guilford Lunch Menu


*Oysters: $PTM | Shrimp Cocktail: $4.75 Ea

Littleneck Clams: $PTM


Fried Avocado & Onion Rings / $10

Breaded avocado and lightly battered fried onion rings, served with chipotle lime aioli (V)

Fried Calamari / $14

Egg battered, deep-fried tentacles and rings, tossed in white balsamic dressing or sweet Thai chili & cherry peppers, served with fresh lemon

Bacon Wrapped Scallops / $16

Fresh Stonington scallops wrapped with smoked bacon in a house-made bourbon glaze over arugula

Devils On Horseback / $13

Medjool dates stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, wrapped in smoked bacon & drizzled with balsamic reduction

Coconut Shrimp / $14

Breaded Gulf shrimp, deep-fried, served with fresh lemon & sweet Thai chili sauce

Ciabatta Bruschetta / $12

Toasted ciabatta topped with pesto, house roasted tomatoes & goat cheese, drizzled with balsamic reduction (V)

Four Cheese Baked Mac / $14

Cavatappi pasta tossed with heavy cream and four different types of cheese topped with herb toasted breadcrumbs

PEI Mussels / $14

Fresh PEI mussels, sautéed with garlic, shallots, butter & fresh herbs, served with garlic bread. Choice of sauce: White wine sauce or Fra Diavolo


N.E. Clam Chowder: $8 | French Onion: $8 | Soup Of The Day: $9

Garden Salad | $12

Crisp romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion, carrots, bell peppers & croutons, with house balsamic vinaigrette (V)

Arugula Salad / $10

Baby arugula tossed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and parmesan cheese, sprinkled with salt & pepper

Chapter One Caesar / $11

Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our house-made Caesar dressing, croutons & pecorino romano cheese

Caprese Salad / $12

Vine-ripened tomato & fresh mozzarella drizzled with balsamic glaze & house infused garlic olive oil, sprinkled with fresh basil over arugula

Add a Protein:

Grilled Shrimp: $12 | *6 oz. NY Strip Steak: $15 | Anchovies: $3 |

*Seared Tuna: $16 | Grilled or Blackened Chicken: $7 |

*Grilled Stonington Scallops: $14 | *Salmon: $16 |

Hot or Cold Lobster: $PTM | *Swordfish: $23


BLTC Wrap / $14

Hardwood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, and mayonnaise served in a grilled tortilla with fries & a pickle

Lobster Roll – $PTM

Fresh picked Maine lobster meat served either hot with butter or cold with celery and mayonnaise, on a toasted bun with Old Bay potato chips & fresh lemon


Steamed pastrami, sautéed onions, Swiss cheese, and Chapter One sauce served on toasted rye bread with fries & a pickle


House spice rub seasoned steak, flame-grilled, with arugula, charred onions & horseradish aioli served on toasted ciabatta with fries & a pickle

Caprese Melt / $13

Melted mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, spinach, and house-made pesto on toasted ciabatta lightly drizzled with balsamic glaze

Grilled Veggie Pesto Wrap / $14

Grilled zucchini, squash, sweet onion, roasted red peppers, shredded carrots, and baby arugula with basil pesto served in a grilled tortilla and a Caesar or garden side salad

Chapter One Burger / $18

6oz all-beef patty, seasoned with house spice rub, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Chapter One sauce, served on a brioche bun

Build Your Own Burger / $14

6oz all-beef patty served on a brioche bun with fries & a pickle.

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion: $1.50
Grilled Onions: $1
Pickles: $1
Hot Peppers: $1
Chapter One Sauce, Mayo or Chipotle Lime Aioli: $1
American, Swiss, Cheddar or Pepper Jack Cheese: $1.25
*Fried Egg: $1.50 | Roasted Peppers: $1.50
Sautéed Mushrooms: $2
Bacon: $2 | Avocado: $2.50


Cobb Salad / $16

Mixed greens, chopped bacon, hard-boiled egg, sliced tomatoes, and avocados topped with blue cheese crumbles served with red wine vinaigrette

Crispy Blue Salad / $16

Fried chicken cutlets tossed in buffalo sauce served over a bed of baby arugula with blue cheese crumbles & red onion drizzled with house blue cheese dressing

Yellowfin Tuna Poke Bowl / $21

Sesame seed encrusted sushi-grade tuna, served rare, with cucumbers, sliced avocado, shredded carrots & edamame served over house rice and topped with wasabi & sweet soy

Greek Salmon Salad / $21

Pan-seared salmon over a bed of romaine lettuce tossed with cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumber, carrots, red onion, and feta cheese

Zoodle Salad / $15

Spiraled zucchini noodles tossed with fresh pesto and parmesan, topped with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette, and sprinkled with salt & pepper

Spicy Beef Noodle Bowl / $20

Guilford Restaurant Lunch Menu

Orson Welles once said that if you wanted a happy ending, it would depend on where you stopped your story. At Chapter One, we know that every story has a beginning, middle and end, and when you’re eating with us, we make them all delicious!

Favorite Lunch Spot in Guilford

When it comes to writing a fantastic middle-of-the-day story, we believe that begins with an impeccable meal in a beautiful location. You can’t get more gorgeous and picturesque than the Guilford green, and you’re not going to find staff that are more committed to your dining pleasure!

Our Devils on Horseback appetizers have many locals coming in regularly and we can’t blame them. We stuff the finest Medjool dates with Gorgonzola and then perfectly wrap them in smoked bacon and even we can’t help but be mesmerized. We top them off with a drizzled balsamic reduction and then watch your eyes widen with amazement as we bring them to you!

If you’re looking for the bounty of the sea, you’ll flip for our buttery and creamy Clam Chowder. It’s classic Connecticut and can’t-beat comfort food.

If you’re in the mood for pasta, our Cajun Chicken Pasta will knock your socks off. Served over Cavatappi, we pair Cajun-Crusted chicken, garlic, spinach and roasted peppers and send your tastebuds soaring.

Of course, you’ll never go wrong with our Maine Lobster Roll–we pile a buttery roll high with the sea’s finest and serve it how you like it, hot or cold. Old Bay chips come with it and you’ll find communion with seafarers of all times.

Join Us Today for Lunch in Guilford CT

Our goal every day is to give you the best dining experience in Guilford, and we’re happy to accommodate if you have any special dietary restrictions. Simply let our staff know, as it’s our pleasure to do all we can to serve you with excellence!