Housatonic Valley restaurants

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 Ice Cream in Litchfield

Peaches 'N Cream

This old-fashioned ice-cream parlor with peppermint trim on the road to Torrington has been serving up homemade ice cream for decades. Seasonal flavors include the eponymous peaches 'n' cream, cashew cream, maple wa…
American in Housatonic Valley

Good News Cafe

Carole Peck, considered the Alice Waters of the East Coast, celebrates 25 years at this magnet for celebrities and lovers of fine food, who come for the locally sourced farm produce and inventive, seasonal menus (an…
American in Litchfield Hills

Arethusa al Tavolo

Belonging to a celebrated local dairy, this upscale restaurant uses the farm’s dairy products and sources other ingredients locally to produce its exquisitely presented, naturally flavorful dishes, such as warm aspa…
Pizza in Litchfield

Bohemian Pizza

Sure, the vintage album covers, psychedelic sharks and massive wooden canoes adorning the walls are entertaining, as are the terrariums, but folks wouldn’t keep coming back to ‘Boho’ if the food wasn’t damned good. …
Pub Food in Litchfield


This restaurant-cum-taproom on Litchfield's town green is both a casual, welcoming hometown pub and – if eating in the dining room – a place to go for a special-occasion meal. The menu has something for everyone, fr…
Diner in Kent

Fife 'n' Drum

If you're a fan of 1950s Americana, you'll love this dark woodsy restaurant-cum-diner-cum-bar attached to an inn of the same name. It's delightfully olde-worldy, serving hearty comfort food to get you through a day'…
Bakery in Litchfield Hills

Bantam Bread

Folks come from all over for heavenly manna like angel biscuits, dirt bombs (light, flaky inside, dusted with cinnamon outside) and kalamata-olive sourdough. What began out of the back of founder Niles Golovin's Hon…
Taverna in Litchfield Hills

Mockingbird Kitchen & Cafe

Produce can hardly get any fresher: it comes from the gardens out back and seven local farms. And some of the Asian-themed dishes are to die for, like Chef Sam's Laotian Khao Soi noodles, covered in a magical blend …
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…