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Phil's Grill Open for Business in Noroton Heights

Phil Santomassi hopes to sustain a feel-good atmosphere in his new restaurant.

Phil's Grill, which opened Monday in the space formerly occupied by Roxy Video (340 Heights Road), brings a fresh, new dining experience to Noroton Heights. Patch stopped by Thursday for a peek at the eatery.

Dave Coughlin March 31, 2011 at 01:01 PM
Phil, Congratulations! The place looks great. Can't wait to try the burger!
Glasshouse March 31, 2011 at 02:40 PM
Yummy! I care about freshness and clean conditions. As long as it stays fresh and clean I will be a regular and loyal customer.
Cecelia Smith March 31, 2011 at 05:07 PM
I agree. That kitchen looks sparkling.
Wendy Tarantino March 31, 2011 at 06:09 PM
Phil and Patty, The food is delicious !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's fresh and tasty. We love it there. You know you won us over. I do NOT eat at too many places, but I have to say this is on the top of my list. We will be there in the summer a lot. I cannot wait til the outside opens!!!!!!! Good luck!!!!!!!! Nick & Wendy Tarantino
maeager March 31, 2011 at 07:01 PM
Stopped in there this afternoon, in love with this place! Bravo Phil.
Kara Glover Billhardt March 31, 2011 at 07:47 PM
I couldn't get the burger that I photographed yesterday out of my head...so I got one to go today, brought it all the way home to eat. It did not disappoint. Hot, juicy, perfectly cooked, don't know how, but the fries were still crispy too. So now I can say it tastes as good, or better, than it looks up there : )
Bea Clements March 31, 2011 at 09:26 PM
Phil - the place looks great and we were long overdue for a place like this!! My burger last night was DELICIOUS - will be back many more times for sure!!
Jonathan Miller April 01, 2011 at 06:50 PM
Phil - you've done a great job with the space and the menu is fantastic. We had lunch there today and the food was terrific. I'll be back there many, many times. Congratulations!
WMT April 01, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Went there for dinner great layout and decor well done. FOOD not great and needs alot of work. We will try again however. A few Pointers: make the menu smaller!!!! Pears on the salad were rotten, calamari was cold, soggy, and tasteless, panini was ok but lacking flavor, what's up with the bread? not traditional panini bread laced with olive oil. Wings were great, but any one can do this. On the brighter side burger was cooked well just needed a little seasoning, homefries MUCH better then the soggy fries. Moody Blues cheese is awsome as anyone who has had it knows, my burger was missing the bacon! Guess they forgot it! Way over staffed as they just stood there watching us eat. We will let them settle in, train the staff, and try again this summer. Good to have new taiste in the hood. Congratulations !
Bryan April 03, 2011 at 07:45 PM
My family and I went to dinner Friday night and everything was great. Everyone in the restaurant seem excited be be is such a nice clean place located in Noroton Heights. We all had different items and no one was disappointed. I had an excellent Cheeseburger and my Daughter had the "Under the Lights" macaroni and cheese. We all know what that refers to. Good luck Phil
Karl Pfister April 03, 2011 at 08:02 PM
Well done! Great addition to the Heights. Can't wait for the patio dining whenthe weather warms up!
Allie April 20, 2011 at 02:25 PM
I must agree with WMT, the menu is way too large .The panini bread was described by our waitress as pita, when it arrived it was a bit soggy and underdone and sweet potato fries were already cold. My husband's burger was delicious and perfectly grilled but the fries were overdone. They tasted bitter. It was 6 pm on a weekday and an average age at the place was about 11. I actually counted the kids and came up with 16, then decided to count the adults: also 16. The kids were screaming, some crying, it felt like "toddler happy hour". My glass of wine was way too small to deal with it. We ate very quickly and left. I will try the place one more time, perhaps after 8pm.
Nance May 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM
Love it! We needed a place like this, thanks Phil!

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