Rise is the new, and most welcome, addition to the eateries in downtown Mystic. I would love to tell you about the fantastic food and stellar service. We waited patiently for 45 minutes for a table on a sunny Sunday morning, before giving up and going across the street to Sift. Options! I love that about Mystic.
What I can tell you is that Rise is extremely popular in the morning hours. The people with whom we chatted while waiting had eaten at Rise before, and they recommended their favorite dishes. So, based on my statistically insignificant poll, this kitchen is killing it.
Rise is open for breakfast and lunch only. The restaurant isn’t large. There are two tables outside, maybe seven tables inside, and a long counter across the front window. I suspect the small size will be an advantage during the slower winter months in Mystic.
The chef/owner of Rise is a local. She has worked at Oyster Club and Engine Room, so she knows what she’s doing in the kitchen. The ingredients she uses are locally sourced, so the menu will change regularly to reflect what’s available.
Rise is open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 7 am until 2 pm, and Sunday from 8 am until 2 pm. They are closed on Tuesday. Visit their website for up to date info. Their Facebook page has photos that make you want to dash over for a stack of pancakes.
10 Water Street