Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
9 Novelty Lane

PO Box 759
Essex, CT 06426
Office Tel: (860) 767-3239

Office Email:

We are pleased to announce that Gourmet Galley, an experienced catering operation since 1998, will remain as operator of the ECYC Galley for 2020!

Chef Mel Green and her team serve meals on Friday nights, lunch Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Seasonal dinners are added in summer.

Please join Chef Green and her staff at our club and sample her delicious food. You will not be disappointed - Gourmet Galley has been creating tasty fare at events and locations all over Eastern Connecticut and is well-known to many of our members.

In the months to come, Gourmet Galley will serve lunch, brunch and dinner at our regular schedule. Please support the caterer and the club's efforts to provide all our members with a great dining experience!
In addition, Gourmet Galley will be available to provide on- and off-site catering to our members.
For more information on Gourmet Galley, please click on the links below:



Check the whiteboard for weekly specials!

Please provide our galley staff with a heads-up if you are planning to come forWednesday and/or Friday dinner!


The Essex Corinthian Yacht Club is looking forward to welcoming spring with new dining offers by Gourmet Galley!

Our motto is:

Stewardship of an “environment of fellowship for yachtsmen and women at a modest price” which includes a sustainable galley operation offering quality food and service at a reasonable price. Gourmet Galley's chef and staff will provide us with a variety of tried and true favorites, periodic specials, as well as catering for our club events.

Our beautiful clubhouse is also available for events!

If you have plans for a party either at the club or your home, please contact Anna at Gourmet Galley at!

For club rental rates and available dates, please contact Jean Little, Club Manager at







Lunch Menu

Friday Dinner Menu

Sunday Brunch Menu

Members are welcome to bring guests to

our dining hours (member shall accompany guests). Guests may pay with VISA or Mastercard.

If you are a member of a yacht club listed in the Register of American Yacht Clubs, you are also welcome to enjoy reciprocal privileges in our dining room! You may join us at dinner once (1) and at lunch/brunch three times (3) per quarter. No reservations, first-come, first-serve. Groups larger than four, please contact the office.

galley liaison: Nancy Simms


Note: The Galley Liaison is not responsible for member/non-member event planning.

Please contact our Club Manager or Gourmet Galley!

The Essex Corinthian Yacht Club is a SMOKE-FREE FACILITY!

Smoking is not permitted in the clubhouse, on the upper and lower decks, or on the docks and surrounding areas.

NOTE:​ Pets are not permitted in the clubhouse and dining areas.


About Our Dining Area:

Please note: the dining area is located on the second floor of the clubhouse. The building features a stair lift, but does not have wheelchair accessible ramps.

Please contact us if you need assistance!

Galley Hours: 



Lunch (self-service):
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
11.30 am to 2.00 pm
Dinner (table service):
6.00 pm to 8.30 pm

Brunch (self-service):

11.00 am to 2.30 pm - special brunch hours on selected holidays!

Please be advised, we do not take reservations for regular dining. Certain special events will feature reserved seating. 

​Galley closed for the season. See you on February 1st, 2020! Members may use the dining room at the Old Lyme Country Club during our closure!

(Note: specials may change without prior notice)  Adobe Reader required.

did you know?

You can rent the beautiful clubhouse for your next private event!

The River Room and the Corinthian Cafe with its decks can be rented out for events on days when there is no regular galley service or scheduled club event (Mondays excluded).

Please contact ECYC for the terms & conditions of rental, rental and insurance fees, and other considerations. Our in-house caterer is the primary caterer for events held at ECYC.

Please note that ECYC does not permit the use of balloons as decorations at any time in or around the building, the dock area or in the parking lot.

Waterfront Dining At The Club