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Papacelle, Simsbury

True to the Italian version of fresh, natural, home-style cooking, Papacelle does a lot of things right, from making their own bread and pasta to buying organic, all-natural produce from local farms.

August 2011

Maine Fish Market Restaurant, East Windsor

Come for lobster, boiled, roasted, stuffed or “lazy.” Come for humongous king crab legs. Just don't come for good or friendly service.

June 2011
Mansion Clam House, Westport

Mansion Clam House, Westport

The Mansion Clam House is everything its tongue-in-cheek moniker implies. Funky-refined, raffish but not really. A clam shack with class and the elusive feeling that it’s an old New England landmark.

June 2011

Sails American Grill, Rowayton

May 2011
Le Laurentis Brasserie, Lakeville

Le Laurentis Brasserie, Lakeville

The atmosphere of Le Laurentis is so French it feels as if at any moment James Joyce, Max Ernst, André Gide or even Honoré de Balzac might drop in to discuss art and poetry over a bowl of moules marinières or a plate of saucisson à la Lyonnaise.

May 2011

Bonda, Fairfield

The new Bonda is a sprightly new edition of something tried and true, with a focus on local ingredients and a wider take on New American cuisine.

April 2011
Bricco Trattoria, Glastonbury

Bricco Trattoria, Glastonbury

A spin-off can be as good as, and sometimes even better than, the original.

April 2011

Tappo, Stamford

Tappo offers something for everyone—families, couples, girls’ night out, grab-a-bite Italian food fans and serious gourmets.

March 2011
The Watch Factory, Cheshire

The Watch Factory, Cheshire

The Watch Factory is a restaurant that is where it has been, serving what it has served, since the mid ’90s. And that's very good.

March 2011

Bon Appétit Café, Wilton

Bon Appétit on a Saturday night is exuberant, animated and loud, with authentic French food and a double helping of Gallic joie de vivre.

February 2011
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