At Chapter One’s restaurant in Guilford, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive menu full of exciting flavors and mouth-watering dishes. This is what helps to set us apart from the competition. Whether you want to sit indoors, or the weather permits you to sit outdoors on our beautiful patio, if you’re looking for a New American restaurant in Guilford CT, Chapter One Food & Drink fits the bill.
No matter what meal you’re having, we have some great menu choices that will leave you coming back for more. We’ll explore sample meals and popular dishes you can’t miss out on.
These Appetizers Will Start Your Meal With a Bang
With so many different appetizer selections at Chapter One Food & Drink, it’s hard to choose just one. Our Four Cheese Baked Mac is an excellent choice for a mac and cheese lover. This recipe combines cavatappi pasta, heavy cream, and four different types of cheeses. Topped with herb toasted breadcrumbs, you may not want to share!
You also can’t go wrong with bacon-wrapped scallops. Fresh Stonington scallops are wrapped with smoked bacon in a house-made bourbon glaze, served over arugula. This appetizer will leave your tastebuds smiling and wanting more!
Classic and Experimental Lunch Options
Lunch in Guilford features soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers, so there’s something for every palate. Whether you’re ordering the Chapter One Burger or building your own burger, all of our burgers include a 6-ounce all-beef patty that is made to order.
The popular Chapter One burger is seasoned with house spice rub and includes cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Chapter One sauce, served on a brioche bun. If you want your own creation, you can include toppings that range from bacon to fried eggs and avocado and everything else in between.
For salad lovers, the Zoodle Salad is a must-try. This dish features spiraled zucchini noodles tossed with fresh pesto and parmesan, topped with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. For the finishing touch, it’s drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkled with salt and pepper.
Delectable Brunch Choices
Brunch is the obvious choice when you can’t decide whether you want breakfast or lunch on a Sunday. Join us from 10 am-3 pm every Sunday for a Guilford brunch menu that includes a little something for everyone. The stuffed French toast can tempt your tastebuds if you’re in the mood for breakfast. Enjoy two pieces of Texas toast stuffed with maple brown sugar cream cheese and served with your choice of raspberry or blueberry compote.
If lunch is more your thing, you’ll want to keep the Chapter One Pastrami on your radar. Pastrami is steamed and includes sauteed onions, Swiss cheese, and Chapter One sauce. Served on toasted rye bread with fries and pickles, this sandwich doesn’t disappoint!
Guilford Dinner Dishes to Drool For
Being nestled in a shoreline community, Chapter One Food & Drink serves many fresh seafood dishes for dinner. Shrimp, tuna, and salmon dishes are all tasty choices, and the scallop risotto. This dish features Stonington sea scallops over a tomato-asparagus risotto. It’s garnished with pecorino Romano cheese for the perfect touch.
If you’re not a seafood lover, don’t worry, there are meat dishes to choose from as well. The Chapter One Bolognese combines stewed veal, sausage, and crumbled house-made meatballs that are slow-simmered in a port wine tomato. The dish is finished with parmesan cheese, and a touch of cream tossed with cavatappi pasta.
No matter what type of dish you choose, you can expect a fantastic dinner that will leave your tastebuds thoroughly satisfied! See our full Guilford dinner menu.
Drinks and Signature Cocktails
You can’t forget crafty cocktails to go along with all of the mouth-watering dishes at Chapter One. Our bartending staff is always busy mixing seasonal drinks and our signature cocktails. One seasonal choice is the peach margarita. This drink combines silver tequila, fresh house-made peach puree, lime juice, and agave and is served with a Himalayan sea salt rim.
You can always enjoy drinks like the Whitfield Fizz, which is part of our signature drink list, no matter the season.
This drink mixes cucumber vodka, muddled mint, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and fresh lemon juice and is topped with organic Prosecco.
Visit Our New American Restaurant in Guilford
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner, there’s something for everyone at Chapter One in Guilford. Please check our Facebook and Instagram pages for special announcements, or book your reservation online.