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Farmer & the Fish Restaurant Review: Situated in a renovated eighteenth-century farmhouse that was once the Purdy Homestead, this restaurant has redefined the venerable space yet preserved the heart of its history, which can be seen in its fireplaces, old wooden floors, exposed timber infrastructure and chimney. It’s open and airy and conducive to lingering over drinks before dinner. Have a glass of sparkling wine with a half dozen Connecticut-raised clams on the half shell (shucked on order) from the raw bar. Stay with the seafood and choose the black sea bass, grilled with seasonal vegetables; or go for the lobster roll, a brioche roll stuffed generously with lobster meat. A diverse and accessible wine list with economical and high-end bottles ensures a selection for any occasion.