From Our Editors
European bricklayers used more than 13,000 bricks to assemble the ceiling, arches, and walls of the wine cellar, the most oft-requested dining quarters in Newtown Grill. Three more brick-adorned rooms connect to the wine cellar, which, along with several other private rooms and a main space, can accommodate up to 500 total guests. The restaurant is nestled in a historic house built in 1798, and the dining rooms have retained most of the building's original paneling, both original fireplaces, and its original powdered-wig roof. Though the space evokes a bygone era, Chef Michael Rigney fills it with the aromas of diverse modern cuisine, combining Italian-American dishes with steak-house and grilled fare. Guests can feast upon hand-butchered cuts of certified Angus beef, plentiful pastas, lunchtime salads, and freshly made omelets at Sunday brunch buffets.