Outdoor Dining in Guilford at Chapter One

by | Jun 10, 2022 | Chapter One Guilford

Outdoor Dining in Guilford at Chapter One

As the weather warms up, it’s time to turn your dining experience up a notch by taking advantage of outdoor seating. Nothing’s better than enjoying some fantastic food while sitting outside in beautiful weather with family and friends. At Chapter One, we offer outdoor dining in Guilford that allows you to take in the sites of the Guilford green while enjoying tasty food and drinks.

If you’re planning a visit, we have some menu ideas that you’ll want to see on your outdoor dining table as you enjoy all that Chapter One and scenic Guilford offers.

Enjoying Outdoor Dining at Chapter One

When the sun is shining and there is a lovely spring breeze, it’s only natural to want to find a patio table and enjoy some outdoor dining. In Chapter One Food & Drink, we understand this, and that is why we have plenty of tables and chairs to accommodate the spring and summer weather.

While you’re taking in the beautiful scenes on the Guilford green and exploring the Chapter One menu, you’ll find plenty of fresh dishes and tasty drinks to tempt your pallet.

One must-try appetizer is the Ciabatta Bruschetta. Nothing says spring like house-roasted tomatoes and goat cheese on toasted ciabatta bread with pesto. This dish is drizzled with balsamic reduction for the perfect touch!

If you’re a salad lover, you want to try the Caprese Salad. Vine-ripened tomato and fresh mozzarella are drizzled with balsamic glaze and house-infused garlic olive oil. Sprinkled with fresh basil over arugula, this makes a new choice for your spring outdoor dining experience.

During the warm months, seafood is always a favorite. Our Yellowfin Tuna Poke Bowl is a must-try. This dish combines sesame seed encrusted sushi-grade tuna with cucumbers, sliced avocado, shredded carrots, and edamame served over house rice and topped with wasabi and sweet soy. Fresh and delicious, this is an excellent choice as warmer weather sets in.

Another good seafood choice is the Salmon Piccata. We pan-roast our salmon and serve it over mashed potatoes with sauteed spinach. It’s garnished with lemon caper butter, making for a beautiful dinner choice.

Cocktails and Beverages for Outdoor Dining

Chapter One Food & Drink has you covered, whether enjoying a cocktail with a meal or just meeting friends for drinks. You can still enjoy our outdoor seating while savoring one of our seasonal or signature cocktails.

The peach margarita is a favorite with silver tequila, fresh house-made peach puree, lime juice, and agave. It’s served with a Himalayan Sea salt rim to top it off.

Our Whitfield Blackberry and Tonic is another good choice if you prefer a different cocktail flavor. We use Broker’s London Dry Gin and St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur with muddled blackberries for the perfect flavor combination.

Another cocktail favorite is the Whitfield Fizz. This drink combines cucumber vodka, muddled mint, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. It’s topped with organic Prosecco.

Visit Us!

If you plan to visit the Connecticut shoreline and want a fantastic restaurant to enjoy outdoor dining, Chapter One offers plenty. Our location on the Guilford green makes for the perfect dining oasis as the weather warms up. If it gets chilly during the evening, we also have outdoor heaters, so you can still be comfortable as you dine.

Be sure to stop by Chapter One for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch in Guilford. When you’re in town, take some time to explore the Guilford green with its shops and scenic beauty. Spring is a beautiful time to visit Chapter One and take in all Guilford offers!




Troy Hahn
Author: Johnny
Johnny has held multiple positions at Chapter One Food & Drink in both the Mystic and Guilford locations. Now, as the General Manager at Chapter One, Johnny strives to have a strong and positive impact on his team and his local community. "Chapter One is unique as it has an uncanny intimacy, a home away from home feel that is calming and somewhat romantic. I absolutely adore this place." His attention to detail and his seamless demeanor allow him to orchestrate the vibe and tempo of the room. Johnny is hospitable to the highest degree, and he looks forward to celebrating many more 'Chapters' with the company to come.