The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

Panera Bread pursues baking innovation in its test bakery located in the New Haven store.

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Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

New Haven has been home to Prasad Chirnomula’s two stand-out Indian restaurants, the elegant Thali and the more casual, as well as vegetarian, Thali Too. When Chirnomula was encouraged to open yet another eatery, he surprised everyone by switching continents and culinary interests. He and co-owner Tom Brandt went Mexican and called it Oaxaca Kitchen.

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Restaurant Review: Carmen Anthony Fishhouse, Woodbury

Restaurant Review: Carmen Anthony Fishhouse, Woodbury

Carmen Anthony Fishhouse of Woodbury has changed since it opened 17 years ago, but the fundamental thing remains—an alluring blend of Old World elegance and old shoe comfort.

Restaurant Review: F.I.S.H., Stamford

Restaurant Review: F.I.S.H., Stamford

F.I.S.H.’s sophisticated, mod-elegant, urbane decor and trendy menu dotted with buzzwords is a far cry from seafood emporiums of yore.

Restaurant Review: Gifford's, Kent

Restaurant Review: Gifford's, Kent

Gifford's offers New American melting-pot food, with evocations of Thailand, Tuscany, Vietnam, Morroco, France and local farm fare popping up all over the menu.

Restaurant Review: Brushmill by the Waterfall, Chester

Restaurant Review: Brushmill by the Waterfall, Chester

Regulars go to Brushmill by the Waterfall for the food—with plenty of basic, honest, deeply satisfying and unabashedly old-fashioned dishes.

Restaurant Review: Engine Room, Mystic

Restaurant Review: Engine Room, Mystic

Engine Room demonstrates that all-natural fruit, vegetables and meat from small farms in the neighborhood and fish from the nearby sea can be surprisingly varied, outrageously delicious and a lot of fun.

Restaurant Review: À Vert, West Hartford

Restaurant Review: À Vert, West Hartford

À Vert will give you an authentic taste of a French bistro.

Restaurant Review: Ola Spices Bridgeport With Nuevo Latino

Restaurant Review: Ola Spices Bridgeport With Nuevo Latino

Ola reminds us how pleasant and delicious a modest neighborhood restaurant can be.

Restaurant Review: Primary Food & Drink

Restaurant Review: Primary Food & Drink

Restaurant Review: Sorella, Hartford

Restaurant Review: Sorella, Hartford

At Sorella, the menu is impressively extensive, affordable and intriguing.

Restaurant Review: Post 154, Westport

Restaurant Review: Post 154, Westport

Post 154 is a new restaurant in what was formerly Westport’s main post office. Attention should be paid. Gratitude is due.

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Guilty Pleasures

Burgers, shakes, chili dogs, fried chicken . . . the monster must be fed.

Readers' Choice Restaurant Awards 2010

Where do our readers like to eat? Here are the winners in 27 different dining categories

Dishes To Try Before You Die

Grab a fork, it's time to explore Connecticut's most notable dishes.

Summer Delights

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