Connecticut May 25, 2016
16 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Connecticut Before You Die
The restaurants in Connecticut are often unique from other states. Our immigrant history has made way for many long standing family restaurants cooking up authentic recipes. And our easy commute to cities has made way for fancy metropolitan restaurants even in the middle of tiny towns. These picks are all well received, with many of them receiving awards and local recognition. But this is just an excerpt compared to all the delicious options available.
1. Puerto Vallarta (Middletown)
This Mexican restaurant is a cultural celebration all year round! The Arroz con Pollo, a popular dish here, is full of flavor!
2. Max Downtown (Hartford)
This upscale restaurant serves up meat, fish, and shellfish that will exceed your expectations.
3. Kawa Ni (Westport)
Innovation is key at this Japanese restaurant. The unique twist on dishes and warm atmosphere makes for a unique and cozy evening.
4. Crave (Ansonia)
This restaurant will make you forget you're in Connecticut and give you the chance to try dishes you just can't get anywhere else.
5. Heirloom Food Company (Danielson)
If you're a vegan, vegetarian, or just have strict dietary needs, this restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy a filling meal without having to settle for side dishes.
6. Community Table (New Preston)
From the farm to your table, experience the fresh bold flavors of seasonal pickings.
7. Bidwell Tavern (Coventry)
After nearly 200 years since its establishment, you can bet that this place knows what it's doing. This is a perfect spot for some beer and wings.
8. Chester's Barbecue (Groton)
Fall off the bone ribs and all your favorite barbecue sides make this place a must-visit in the summertime.
9. Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale (Madison)
If the fresh cod roll doesn't melt your taste buds, something else on the menu will!
10. Golden Lamb Buttery (Brooklyn)
11. Apricots (Farmington)
This riverfront dining experience comes complete with an elevated dining experience and patio seating.
12. Fresh Salt (Old Saybrook)
Arguably the best place to grab a warm lobster roll, this laid back restaurant is designed for adults to relax.
13. Michael Jordan's (Uncasville)
This steak house at the Mohegan Sun is a real slam dunk! (Get it?)
14. Lake View (Coventry)
This place is practically floating on the water. It attracts a bit of a younger crowd, but all ages can enjoy the menu.
15. Coriander Cafe (Eastford)
This homestyle restaurant offers comfort food and and an ever changing specials menu to keep things interesting.
16. Bar Sugo (Norwalk)
This Italian restaurant and pizzeria not only makes the best meatballs, but they offer cooking classes, too!
Have you had a chance to try any of these restaurants? Tell us which Connecticut restaurant is your absolute favorite. We love hearing from you!