Lucky Jack’s a Lucky Find
Driving back to the hotel from the last gig of a ten-day working trip to Connecticut we needed a place to eat dinner. We wanted a celebratory meal since it would be our last night in Connecticut before we started making our way back to Florida.
But where does one go to eat at 9 pm on a Sunday night in Northeastern Connecticut?
We remembered there had been a restaurant right off exit 87 in Plainfield. In fact, in the time we had lived in the area there had been many restaurants there.
We were happy to find Lucky Jack’s in that spot. It turns out they had opened only three months prior. Although it was late and the restaurant was just about to close, we were welcomed in and seated graciously.
The décor is marvelous; luxurious brown leather chairs and a western theme understated enough not to be brash or tacky.
The menu is extensive, with something for every taste and diet.
The house salads were large, including a variety of greens and veggies. I didn’t think one could find a great salad in Plainfield, CT, but obviously I was wrong. The dressings were made in-house as well.
My entrée was a chicken dish with arugula, artichoke and sun-dried tomatoes. The flavor and presentation were exquisite. My traveling partner had a steak, which was a special of the evening. He was equally impressed.
Although we traveled for sixteen days total, I had the best meal of the entire trip at Lucky Jack’s. The service was spectacular, the food was well-prepared, creative, high-quality and delicious. The very reasonable check was a nice bonus, too.
It seems that particular spot, right off 395 at exit 87, has not always been a lucky place to have a restaurant. I hope it will be lucky for Lucky Jack's! If you are in the area check out their website and give them a visit!