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Sweet Lucy Lynn's Rings the Dinner Bell in SoNo

At Sweet Lucy Lynn's, Chef Joel Young's specialties are American comfort food and char grilled meats with Asian and Latin flavors. The full bar features local brews and boasts 12 beers on tap and 16 in the bottle.

Great burger for the price at Sweet Lucy Lynn's.
Great burger for the price at Sweet Lucy Lynn's.
Back in early September a Patch reader commented that John Dough's Pizza had closed and asked whether anyone knew what would take its place.

The answer is Sweet Lucy Lynn's and there's not a slice of pizza in sight.

The space at 77 N. Main St. has undergone a major transformation. Where once there was a chalkboard over the bar, now there is a giant flatscreen TV. The dining area has a working gas fireplace which draws patrons on a wintry night.

The Sweet Lucy Lynn's staff have nicknamed their favorite table "the bling booth," as it seats six comfortably and features alligator upholstery and a sparkly beaded chandelier.

The dining area features extra-wide leather upholstered seats, tables adorned with fresh flowers and twinkling chandeliers that descend from tray ceilings. Down a short flight of steps, "the man cave" – as the party room is referred to by staff – is a semi-private room guests can reserve. 

"After the kids play their sports game they can all come in for something to eat and stream their game right from their phone onto the screen in the man cave," said manager Annie Gramson.

The best surprise at Sweet Lucy Lynn's is the food. A generous juicy burger with lettuce tomato plus choice of salad or fries is priced under $10.00. The appetizers are reasonably priced and creative.

The Mac 'n Cheese is out of this world, with pancetta, fontina and parmesan, and a perfectly crispy bread crumb topping.

The Thai chicken on charred naan bread appetizer served with sweet chili sauce, avocado and red onion is delicious. The crispy goat cheese with roasted tomato sauce and grilled flatbread appetizer was beautifully presented and tasty. Even better, the roasted artichoke spread with feta cheese and oregano, served with charred pita bread, is the definition of comfort food on a cold winter night.

Chef Joel Young takes great pride in his menu which he plans to tweak during the coming weeks, but his mainstay is the char grill featuring meats marinated in Latin flavors.   

Entrees you may find on the menu include Mahi Fish Taco with pico de gallo, guacamole chipotle sauce and lime crema, Roasted Half Chicken churassco with lemon, rosemary and garlic, Cedar Planed Salmon with maple soy glaze, Rigatoni Pasta with pancetta, tomato and basil, and Grilled NY strip steak with seared potato cake and creamed spinach.

"Local breweries are making some very nice beers," said Betty the bartender. "Sweet Lucy Lynn's has 12 beers on tap and 16 in the bottle." 
The beer list features Wachusett Blueberry from Massachusetts, Two Roads Pils from Stratford, Toasted Amber from Half-Full Brewery in Stamford. 

"We have DJs on the weekends, but we're not a nightclub," said Betty. "We have happy hour from 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. and we're happy to cater to people on their way to the movie theaters across the street," she added. "Just tell us you have a movie to catch and we'll get you out in time."

Sweet Lucy Lynn's is located at 77 North Main Street in South Norwalk. Open daily at 4:00p.m. Closed Mondays.

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