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 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 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 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…
Barbecue in Hartford

Black-Eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues

This booze, blues and BBQ palace drags in local and national acts and dishes out good 'ole fashioned Southern cooking, like fried green tomatoes, po' boys and chicken 'n waffles. There's regular live blues, rock and…
Modern American in Mystic

Harbour House Restaurant

Reserve a window table with a view overlooking the grounds of the Inn at Mystic or grab a seat by the wood-fired oven for the upscale yet informally presented fare here. The seafood crepes are exquisite, the pasta f…
Modern American in Litchfield

West Street Grill

A Parisian-style bistro on Litchfield’s historic green, this is one of the state’s top restaurants. Over the years its inventive modern American cooking has earned it nods from Gourmet magazine and the New York Time…
Modern American in Stonington

Water St Cafe

North of Grand St, this crimson-walled cafe set in a post-and-beam house offers a creative, modern menu. The restaurant's seafood dishes, often with Asian-influenced preparations (think black-bean roast salmon and m…