The Place

THE PLACE

Jimmy Bradley, The Red Cat and The Harrison, New York City "It's a seasonal, outdoor joint -- you sit on a tree stump, and when it rains, they pull a tarp over your head. The menu is written on a billboard, and I don't think anyone over the age of 20 works there" Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story » See the complete list of SAVEUR 100 items »Michael Stern

Take exit 57 off I-95 in Connecticut, and you'll find The Place about a mile and a half down the Boston Post Road in Guilford. It's a seasonal, outdoor joint—you sit on a tree stump, and when it rains, they pull a tarp over your head. The menu is written on a billboard, and I don't think anyone over the age of 20 works there. It's BYOB, so I always have a couple of bottles in my trunk in case I end up there. I order clams splashed with butter and hot sauce, rib-eye steak, and corn on the cob, all grilled over an open wood fire, and all damned tasty. —Jimmy Bradley

_The Place
891 Boston Post Rd.
Guilford, CT 06437
tel: 203/453-9276 _