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 Family Dining

Statewide Winner:
Hilltop BBQ, Moodus
Statewide Runner-up:
Hank’s, Brooklyn

Fairfield County: Roberto’s, Monroe
Hartford County: Dish ’n Dat, Canton
Litchfield County: The Cookhouse, New Milford
Middlesex County: Hilltop BBQ, Moodus
New Haven County: Archie Moore’s, New Haven
New London County: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic
Tolland County: Wood-n-Tap, Vernon
Windham County: Hank’s, Brooklyn

Best Brunch

Statewide Winner:
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook
Statewide Runner-Up:
Dakota, Rocky Hill

Fairfield County: The Red Barn, Westport
Hartford County: Dakota, Rocky Hill
Litchfield County: Longwood Country Inn, Woodbury
Middlesex County: Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook
New Haven County: La Luna, Branford
New London County: David Burke Prime, Mashantucket
Windham County: The Harvest, Pomfret

Best Appetizers

Statewide Winner:
Dressing Room, Westport
Statewide Runner-up:
Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, Uncasville

Fairfield County: Dressing Room, Westport
Hartford County: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, West Hartford
Litchfield County: West Street Grill, Litchfield
Middlesex County: Griswold Inn, Essex
New Haven County: Carmen Anthony Steakhouse,New Haven/Waterbury
New London County: Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, Uncasville
Tolland County: Wood-n-Tap, Vernon
Windham County: Courthouse Bar & Grill, Putnam

Best Lunch

Statewide Winner:
Restaurant Bricco, West Hartford
Statewide Runner-up:
Union League Café, New Haven

Fairfield County: Liquid Lunch, Shelton
Hartford County: Restaurant Bricco, West Hartford
Litchfield County: West Street Grill, Litchfield
Middlesex County: Aspen, Old Saybrook
New Haven County: Union League Café, New Haven
New London County: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic
Tolland County: Rein’s New York-Style Deli-Restaurant, Vernon
Windham County: Hank’s, Brooklyn

Best Desserts

Statewide Winner:
Good News Cafe, Woodbury
Statewide Runner-up:
Brasserie Pip, Ivoryton

Fairfield County: Match, South Norwalk
Hartford County: Max Downtown, Hartford
Litchfield County: Good News Cafe, Woodbury
Middlesex County: Brasserie Pip, Ivoryton
New Haven County: Carmen Anthony Steakhouse,New Haven/Waterbury
New London County: David Burke Prime, Mashantucket
Windham County: Hank’s, Brooklyn

Best Outdoor Dining

Statewide Winner:
Hopkins Inn, New Preston
Statewide Runner-up:
Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook

Fairfield County: Splash, Westport
Hartford County: Carmen Anthony Fishhouse, Avon
Litchfield County: Hopkins Inn, New Preston
Middlesex County: Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook
New Haven County: The Place, Guilford
New London County: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic
Tolland County: Zest, Tolland
Windham County: 85 Main, Putnam

Best Service

Statewide Winner:
Match, South Norwalk
Statewide Runner-up:
Brasserie Pip, Ivoryton

Fairfield County: Match, South Norwalk
Hartford County: Fleming’s Steakhouse, West Hartford
Litchfield County: Winvian, Morris
Middlesex County: Brasserie Pip, Ivoryton
New Haven County: La Tavola, Waterbury
New London County: Paragon, Mashantucket
Tolland County: Wood-n-Tap, Vernon
Windham County: Still River Café, Eastford

Best Restaurant Bar

Statewide Winner:
G.W. Tavern, Washington
Statewide Runner-up:
Redding Roadhouse, Redding

Fairfield County: Redding Roadhouse, Redding
Hartford County: Max Fish, Glastonbury
Litchfield County: G.W. Tavern, Washington
Middlesex County: Griswold Inn, Essex
New Haven County: Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, New Haven/Waterbury
New London County: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Uncasville
Tolland County: Wood-n-Tap, Vernon
Windham County: Willimantic Brewing Co., Willimantic  

Best Hotel Dining

Statewide Winner:
Heirloom, The Study at Yale,New Haven
Statewide Runner-up:
Octagon, Mystic Marriott, Groton

Fairfield County: Artisan, Delamar Southport
Hartford County: Vivo, Hartford Marriott
Litchfield County (tie):
*Winvian, Morris 
*Mayflower Inn, Washington
Middlesex County: Fresh Salt, Inn at Saybrook Point, Old Saybrook
New Haven County: Heirloom, The Study at Yale, New Haven
New London County: Octagon, Mystic Marriott, Groton
Windham County: Inn at Woodstock Hill, Woodstock

Best Value

Statewide Winner:   
Westbrook Lobster, Wallingford
Statewide Runner-up:
Sal e Pepe, Newtown

Fairfield County: Sal e Pepe, Newtown
Hartford County: Joey Garlic’s, Farmington/Newington
Litchfield County: The White Horse Country Pub, Marbledale
Middlesex County: Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale, Westbrook
New Haven County: Westbrook Lobster, Wallingford
New London County: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic
Tolland County: Rein’s New York- Style Deli-Restaurant, Vernon
Windham County: Hank’s, Brooklyn

Best Vegetarian

Statewide Winner:
It’s Only Natural, Middletown
Statewide Runner-up:
Bloodroot, Bridgeport

Fairfield County: Bloodroot, Bridgeport
Hartford County: Bombay Olive, West Hartford
Litchfield County: Good News Cafe, Woodbury
Middlesex County: It’s Only Natural, Middletown
New Haven County: Claire’s Corner Copia, New Haven
New London County: The Pita Spot, Mystic
Windham County: Vanilla Bean Café, Pomfret

Best Sushi

Statewide Winner:   
Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford
Statewide Runner-up:
Miya’s, New Haven

Fairfield County: Fin, Fairfield/Stamford
Hartford County: Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford
Litchfield County: Yokohama, New Milford
Middlesex County: Hanami, Clinton
New Haven County: Miya’s, New Haven
New London County: Johnny’s Peking Tokyo, Mystic
Tolland County: Asian Bistro, Mansfield
Windham County: 85 Main, Putnam

Best Hidden Gem

Statewide Winner:
Figs Wood-Fired Bistro, Sandy Hook
Statewide Runner-up:
Bin 100, Milford

Fairfield County: Figs Wood-Fired Bistro, Sandy Hook
Hartford County: The Elephant Trail, Avon
Litchfield County: Adrienne, New Milford
Middlesex County: The Blue Oar, Haddam
New Haven County: Bin 100, Milford
New London County: Azu, Mystic
Tolland County: Zest, Tolland
Windham County: Golden Lamb Buttery, Brooklyn

Readers' Choice: Best Restaurants 2012

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