New American Cuisine ... relaxed casual atmosphere!

Utilizing the highest quality ingredients in creative and innovative ways

Inspired Lunch and Dinner Specials Daily
85 Main Logo
85 Main St.
Putnam, CT 06260

owner & chef: James Martin
partners: Barry Jessurun & Brian Jessurun
phone: 860.928.1660
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Wine Pairings!

East & West Coast Oyster Selections!

Private dining room downstairs seats 30 people

Business Parties
Special Events

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Monday – Sunday
11:30 am –
11:30 pm

11:30 am –
3:00 pm

Sunday – Thursday
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Bar Menu*
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
*Not available in Dining Room Friday & Saturday

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About 85 Main

Chef and General Manager James Martin, along with brothers Barry and Brian Jessurun of The Vanilla Bean Café, opened 85 main in 2005. 85 main was created with goal of offering fresh, quality seafood and steaks along with locally grown produce in an atmosphere one might expect to find in a “big” city. The emphasis is on freshness of ingredients and cooked-to-order menu items. The interior of the building is completely remodeled, creating a warm, inviting and casual dining environment. There is no need to drive to Hartford or Providence - 85 Main offers a local quality dining experience.

The Daily Specials menu at 85 Main is a collaborative effort to showcase our chefs’ creative vision. We are always looking for the best quality ingredients to fulfill this offer.  The specials are designed to complement the Main Menu with even more innovative culinary artistry.  Please check our website to see what’s current.   

85 Main serving to 11:00 pm every night…

 The Bar Menu is available from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm daily. The Bar Menu is not available in the dining room on Friday & Saturday nights.

 85 Main is the areas only Raw Bar…

 Our shellfish is delivered three times a week to ensure freshness. Our shellfish supplier, Atlantic Mussel Harvesters of Rhode Island, services some of the finest restaurants from Maine to Baltimore. We our impressed with their own mission statement which is: To bring Restaurant Ready® live mussels, oysters and clams, farmed and harvested in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner, to our customers via the quickest, freshest, most efficient methods. Our menu choices vary according to season and availability and we are dedicated to having fresh product throughout the week. We typically stock three or four different oyster varieties every week.


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star_yl.gif (301 bytes)Other Points of Interest on our Putnam Page
Type of Cuisine: New American Cuisine
Seating: 100 Plus 30 in PrivateRoom
Dress: Casual
Ambiance: Warm, Artistic, Friendly
Price Range: Lunch $7 - $14
Dinner $16 - $29
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General Information Yes No General Information Yes No
Bar x   Special Orders x  
Take Out x   Daily Specials x  
Delivery   x Beer List, Specialty Beers x  
Gift Certificates x   Wine List, Wines by the Glass x  
Scenic x   Fax Menus to Offices   x
Near Antique Shops, Movies x   Catering x  
Romantic x   Banquet Facilities x  
Relaxed Casual Atmosphere x   Spacious Seating x  
Family Dining x   Handicap Access x  
Sports TVs - 1 in bar x   Reservations - party of 5 or more x  
Satellite Radio x   Plentiful Parking x  
Catering: 85 Main will cater your private party on premise for up 30 in our private dining room. Customized menus available call for more information.


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From Rt 395 Northbound & Southbound - Exit 95. Take a right. At the light take a right and we are right at the top of the hill on the right.

A map of 85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919. Click to see the map on MSN Maps & Directions

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