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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
Bar Bouchon, Madison

Bar Bouchon, Madison

Bar Bouchon in Madison could have been picked up whole and entire from a street in Lyon and set down a stone’s throw from our own Post Road.

February 2011

Latitude 41º, Mystic

With so much going for it (new management, spacious, newly refurbished premises, a reliable customer base and location, location, location), Latitude 41º should be better.

December 2010
 PolytechnicON20, Hartford

PolytechnicON20, Hartford

Chef Noel Jones' latest masterpiece of a restaurant is a dream from on high.

December 2010

Creative Cooking, Westbrook

At Creative Cooking chef Manahotra creates his own spice blends, subtle interplays of sweet, sharp, hot and hotter sensations, different for each sauce, meat, fish or combination.

November 2010
Matthew's Restaurant, Farmington

Matthew's Restaurant, Farmington

Matthew’s is spacious, well-appointed, modern but by no stretch of the imagination cutting-edge. The menu is . . . hey, way cool.

November 2010
The Suburban, Branford

The Suburban, Branford

Restaurants succeed for a variety of reasons—a celebrity connection, a terrific location, the appeal of a food fad or marketing gimmick, all of which may lose their appeal tomorrow. On the other hand, a restaurant whose fortunes are inextricably tied to the know-how of a brilliant chef can change its name, look or location (or stay put and change little) and still stay ahead of the game, top toque in town. Follow that chef.

October 2010

Match, South Norwalk

Restaurants succeed for a variety of reasons—a celebrity connection, a terrific location, the appeal of a food fad or marketing gimmick, all of which may lose their appeal tomorrow. On the other hand, a restaurant whose fortunes are inextricably tied to the know-how of a brilliant chef can change its name, look or location (or stay put and change little) and still stay ahead of the game, top toque in town. Follow that chef.

October 2010
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