Dan’s Diary: The Porch Debuts at the Falls Village Inn
Last winter, interior designer Bunny Williams promised that she would transform the crumbling porch of the Falls Village Inn into a bucolic outdoor dining room by Memorial Day Weekend—and she was good to her word. With a sky blue ceiling and jaunty striped awning that is angled so that the porch will stay dry during a driving rain storm, the porch, which overlooks the town green, has the air of genteel country club; you can almost hear tennis balls being hit in the distance. The straightforward lunch menu features conventional and grass-fed burgers ($10 - $15). fish tacos ($14), a Mexican-inspired steak wrap, and Caeasar salads with chicken or shrimp ($10 - $15.) A lunch special on Friday was a classic lobster roll ($15) served with homemade potato chips and a pickle—perfect summer fare. Now open for lunch and dinner six days a week (closed on Wednesdays), the inn has a big following from nearby Lime Rock Park, and the tables fill up every evening so it’s best to make a reservation, especially if you want to dine on the porch.
The Falls Village Inn
33 Railroad Street, Falls Village CT; 860.824.0033