Readers' Choice: Best Restaurants 2012

Where do our readers like to dine out? Here's the latest list of their favorites, with winners in 27 categories.

 

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Best Overall Excellence

Statewide Winner:
Union League Café, New Haven
Statewide Runner-up:
Brasserie Pip, Ivoryton

Fairfield County: Rebeccas, Greenwich
Hartford County: Bricco Trattoria, Glastonbury
Litchfield County: Good News Cafe, Woodbury
Middlesex County: Brasserie Pip, Ivoryton
New Haven County: Union League Café, New Haven
New London County: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Uncasville
Tolland County: Zest, Tolland
Windham County: Still River Café, Eastford

Best New Restaurant

Statewide Winner:
Mezon, Danbury
Statewide Runner-up:
J. Christian’s, Wallingford

Fairfield County: Mezon, Danbury
Hartford County: Mainely Seafood, Southington
Litchfield County: Zeeburger, Woodbury
Middlesex County: Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook
New Haven County:  J. Christian’s, Wallingford
New London County: Oyster Club, Mystic

Best American

Statewide Winner:
LeFarm, Westport
Statewide Runner-up: 
Max Downtown, Hartford

Fairfield County: LeFarm, Westport
Hartford County: Max Downtown, Hartford
Litchfield County: Good News Cafe, Woodbury
Middlesex County:  Griswold Inn, Essex
New Haven County: Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, New Haven
New London County: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic
Tolland County: Chuck’s Steakhouse, Mansfield
Windham County: Still River Café, Eastford

Best French

Statewide Winner:
Union League Café, New Haven
Statewide Runner-up:
Ondine, Danbury

Fairfield County: Ondine, Danbury
Hartford County: Cavey’s, Manchester
Litchfield County: Adrienne, New Milford
Middlesex County: Café Routier, Old Saybrook
New Haven County: Union League Café, New Haven
New London County: Paragon, Mashantucket

Best Italian

Statewide Winner:
Carbone’s, Hartford
Statewide Runner-up:
Sal e Pepe, Newtown

Fairfield County: Sal e Pepe, Newtown
Hartford County: Carbone’s, Hartford
Litchfield County: da Capo Ristorante Italiano, Litchfield
Middlesex County:  Luigi’s, Old Saybrook
New Haven County: Café Goodfellas, New Haven
New London County: Paul’s Pasta, Groton  
Tolland County: Trattoria da Lepri, Ellington
Windham County:  Bella’s Bistro, Putnam

Best Asian

Statewide Winner:
Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford
Statewide Runner-up:
Tengda Asian Bistro, Westport

Fairfield County: Tengda Asian Bistro, Westport
Hartford County: Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford
Litchfield County: Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Torrington
Middlesex County: Forbidden City Bistro, Middletown
New Haven County: Sake, Southbury
New London County: Shrine, Mashantucket
Tolland County: Asian Bistro, Mansfield
Windham County: Yamato, Dayville

Best Mexican/Latin American

Statewide Winner:
Besito, West Hartford
Statewide Runner-up:
Su Casa, Branford

Fairfield County: El Coyote, Monroe
Hartford County: Besito, West Hartford  
Litchfield County:  Dos Amigos, Torrington
Middlesex County: Puerto Vallarta, Middletown
New Haven County: Su Casa, Branford
New London County: Ortega’s, Groton
Tolland County:  Pancho Loco, Vernon
Windham County: Fiesta Cinco de Mayo, Willimantic

Readers' Choice: Best Restaurants 2012

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