Top Choice Modern American in New Haven


Whenever possible, this trendy bistro's ingredients hail from local organic sources, but the chef draws inspiration from all over, notably Asia and the Southwest. There's a constantly changing 'market menu,' but for…
Top Choice American in Mystic

Captain Daniel Packer Inne

This 1754 historic house has a low-beam ceiling and creaky floorboards. On the lower pub level, you'll find regulars at the bar, a good selection of beer on tap and excellent pub grub: try the fish and chips. Upstai…
Top Choice Seafood in New London

Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

The Coast Guard knows a thing or two about the sea, and you'd be remiss if you didn't follow students of its academy to the place for seafood in the summer. The setting's just a series of picnic tables by the water,…
Top Choice Bistro in Chester

River Tavern

This popular wood-accented bistro with a bar and dining-room menu dishes up impeccable food with a variety of inflections. The menu changes, but if it’s in season you should definitely order shad, caught from the Co…
Top Choice Modern American in Lake Waramaug

Community Table

The name of this Scandinavian-inspired restaurant comes from the 300-year-old black walnut table, where you can sit down to Sunday brunch. The modern American menu is locally sourced.
Top Choice Modern American in Pomfret

Golden Lamb Buttery

Stop in for an atmosphere aplenty farm-to-table lunch, or, better still, dress to impress (jacket and tie for gents, please) and book ahead for the limited sitting, award-winning, prix-fixe, four-course gourmet dinn…
Top Choice Fusion in Hartford


On the 20th floor of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co, contemporary ON20 serves an elegant fusion menu with peerless views of the city. An ever-evolving menu with dishes like lemongrass-scented …
Top Choice Seafood in New London

On the Waterfront

A spectacular lobster bisque and other delights from the deep, like pistachio-crusted salmon and Montauk-jumbo-stuffed shrimp are served up with water views from a multitude of windows. The bar is a popular spot wit…
Top Choice Seafood in Mystic

Oyster Club

Offering casual fine dining at its best, this is the place locals come to knock down oysters on the deck out back. Grilled lobster and pan-roasted monkfish or flounder feature alongside veal, steak and a drool-worth…
Top Choice Bistro in New Haven

Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro

With a boutique cheese counter piled with locally sourced labels and a concept menu devoted to le grand fromage, Caseus has hit upon a winning combination. After all, what's not to like about a perfectly executed ma…