Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Hartford

ON20

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 Modern American in Hartford

Trumbull Kitchen

TK's smart-yet-casual fine-dining atmosphere awaits, with excellent service and a wonderfully executed, truly diverse menu making it a great alternative to some of Hartford's classier joints. Drop in for a cocktail …
Top Choice Modern American in New Haven

ZINC

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 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…
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 American in New Haven

The Pantry

The secret is already out about New Haven's ah-mazing little breakfast-lunch joint. You'll most likely have to line up then rub shoulders with a bunch of hungry students (who'd probably rather we kept this one to ou…
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 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 Seafood in Westport

The Whelk

The flagship seafood restaurant from talented chef Bill Taibe continues to turn heads with its fresh presentation of oceanic delights. There's a raw bar (oysters!), a real bar (martinis!) and a fun crew of on-the-ba…