Gold Coast restaurants

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…
Izakaya in Westport

Kawa ni

Kawa ni (meaning 'at the river') is a modern take on a traditional Japanese izakaya (pub) in the middle of Westport, offering mouthwatering, visually appealing small plates to be enjoyed with sake and beer in an int…
Crêpes in Greenwich


For a quick and delicious bite, you can’t do better than Meli-Melo. Meaning ‘hodge-podge’ in French, Meli-Melo serves salads, soups and sandwiches, but its specialty is undoubtedly buckwheat crepes. Try a wild combi…
Modern American in Westport

The Boathouse

Don your chinos and boaters and pop in to this waterfront favorite at the Saugatuck Rowing Club. Sip on wine, dine in the sunshine on a selection of small farmers plates and a medley of tasty starters, or go for a r…
French in Greenwich


Best for lunch on the fabulous terrace overlooking Greenwich Harbor or a romantic dinner, L'escale serves upscale French and Mediterranean cuisine. Fresh seafood dominates the menu, which is complemented by an exten…
Venezuelan in Norwalk

Valencia Luncheria

Brightly colored, this local favorite looks like a bar, serves margaritas and home-style Venezuelan and Mexican food for lunch and dinner, and Western-style breakfasts. Most items on the diverse menu are made from s…
Italian in Gold Coast


Sit at the marble-topped bar with a glass of Pinot Grigio and watch the chef prepare wood-fired pizzas and northern Italian dishes, such as Tuscan bread salad or handmade potato gnocchi with sausage, mushrooms and b…
Barbecue in Norwalk

Bobby Q's

This credible barbecue joint doles out wicked wings by the dozen, smoky ribs and kick-ass chili, with a range of tasty side. Cheese lovers will go nuts for the Texas Cheese Toast. There’s live music at weekends.
Mexican in Norwalk

Rincon Taqueria

Friendly staff and spotless surrounds welcome you to this homey Chilean-Mexican joint serving delicious tacos, tamales and burritos as big as a baby's arm. The salty lemon margaritas are way too easy to imbibe.
Cafe in Norwalk

Sono Harbor Cafe

This airy cafe with high ceilings serves Illy barista coffee and fabulous diner-style breakfasts with cafe-style touches at greasy-spoon prices. Grab a freshly made sandwich to take with you on the road.