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Infinity Hall Bistro - Norfolk, Connecticut
Now you can really make it a night on the town when you attend a concert at the exquisitely renovated Infinity Hall in Norfolk (just over the border from Southfield, MA). On May 1, Infinity Hall Bistro opened an ambitious one-size-fits-all restaurant where you can get everything from an edamame burger with harissa aioli ($8) or a buttery lobster roll ($16) to grilled salmon with pomegranate mustard ($22) and filet mignon with onion rings ($28). You can’t go wrong with the perfectly cooked grass-fed burger from Whippoorwill Farm ($9) on a sturdy sweet roll with a choice of sides including crisp, drive-in style fries. The drinks menu is meant for partying: There are cucumber, chocolate and espresso martinis ($9) and Infinity Cocktails ($8) such as “I’m Jazzed” (Absolut, Peachtree Schnapps, Midori and pineapple juice) and “Folk Fest” (Absolut Pears, fresh lime juice, Cointreau, sour mix and ginger ale.) The dining has been decorated with jazzy colors, comfortable chairs, and stunning framed black-and-white photographs of rock-and-roll’s pioneers from the 1960s and 1970s, which gives Infinity Hall a sense of being part of pop-music history. And even on a Tuesday night when there was no concert upstairs, this joint was jumping.
20 Greenwoods Road (aka Route 44); 860.542.5531
Wednesday - Sunday 4 - 9 p.m.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday