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River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

It has been quite a long time since a restaurant opened directly on the bank of The Connecticut River. At River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, a 2,000 square foot multi-level deck will allow those who wish to dine alfresco a spectacular, panoramic view of the river and the Putnam Bridge. The views are equally sensational from the interior space where virtually every table in the dining room and every seat in the bar enjoy the magnificence of the setting.


In the kitchen, our experienced staff works with seasonal ingredients from local growers and producers to create menus that are crafted with traditional Italian heritage techniques, kissed by flame or roasted near ember. House-milled grains from local farms are introduced into breads and pastas for old-world flavor and presented in a New-American way.


Since Putnam Park is an office building, most of the 600 parking spots are empty when it’s time for Happy Hour or dinner, so free parking is never a problem. On the other hand, a place with an empty parking lot can definitely affect people negatively (“OMG! This place is so quiet! I’m not going in!”). Please remember, because there is so much parking, the lot could appear to be almost empty and yet there could be, literally, hundreds of people inside and on the deck, enjoying the party. So, don’t be concerned, come on in and join the festivities!

Private Dining

Private Dining Rooms are available. Contact us at (860) 757-3344.


100 Great Meadow Road Wethersfield CT 06109


Atrium's Kitchen Hours

  • Mon: 7:30am - 3:00pm
  • Tu-Th: 7:30am - 9:00pm
  • Fri: 7:30am-10:00pm
  • Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Atrium's Bar Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 11:30-Last Call
  • Sat: 5:00-Last Call

(860) 757-3344

River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

There are only a handful of restaurants that are located on the bank of the Connecticut River. River: A Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, with its multi-level outside deck is located in Wethersfield and is the first restaurant to open on the river in many, many years! The modern take on traditional Italian dishes will include fresh, house-made pastas, pizzas, prepared in our wood-fired oven, locally sourced seafood, meats, and poultry, and fresh, seasonal vegetables.