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Connecticut's Best Restaurants

Now that all of the holiday cooking and baking is behind you, treat yourself to a night out and let someone else do all the prep work (and the cleanup!). Connecticut restaurants offer a vast variety of dining options for every palate, from casual and plentiful to gourmet, French to Asian to Mexican and everything between. But don’t take our word for it. Get the scoop straight from those who know Connecticut dining best – locals! 

Following are just a few of the many fantastic restaurants voted the “Best” by the readers of Connecticut Magazine in its 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. For more delicious dining ideas, check out the full list of nominees and winners!  With so many fabulous choices all across the state, we think the real winner is you.

Statewide WinnerUnion League Café, New Haven 

Best New RestaurantMezon, Danbury 

Best AmericanLeFarm, Westport 

Best FrenchUnion League Café, New Haven 

Best ItalianCarbone’s, Hartford 

Best AsianFeng Asian Bistro, Hartford 

Best Mexican/Latin AmericanBesito, West Hartford 

Best BistroLuc’s Café, Ridgefield 

Best SeafoodCarmen Anthony Fishhouse, Woodbury 

Best Pub GrubThe White Horse Country Pub, Marbledale

Best BarbecueThe Cookhouse, New Milford 

Most RomanticBrasserie Pip, Ivoryton

Best BrunchWater’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook 

Best ValueWestbrook Lobster, Wallingford


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