2014 Readers' Choice Restaurant Awards

We reached out and you responded—now here are the results of our annual restaurant survey, featuring readers’ favorites in 35 dining categories. Bon appétit!

 

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Bartaco, West Hartford - photo by Julie Bidwell

 

best mexican

  1. Bartaco, West Hartford, Westport, Stamford
  2. Bodega, Darien
  3. Besito, West Hartford

best latin american

  1. Mezón, Danbury
  2. Baró, Fairfield
  3. Valencia Luncheria, Norwalk

best pub grub

  1. Little Pub, Ridgefield
  2. The Chelsea, Fairfield
  3. Prime 16, New Haven & Milford

best road food

  1. Dew Drop Inn, Derby
  2. Super Duper Weenie,Fairfield
  3. Harry’s, Colchester

best food truck

  1. Caseus, New Haven
  2. Carolyn’s Weenie Wagon, Seymour
  3. LobsterCraft, Norwalk

best bistro

  1. Bernard’s/Sarah’s Wine Bar, Ridgefield
  2. The Cellar Door, Ridgefield
  3. Luc’s, Ridgefield

best seafood

  1. Westbrook Lobster,Wallingford, Clinton
  2. The Whelk, Westport
  3. Carmen Anthony’sFishhouse, Woodbury

best steak

  1. Carmen Anthony’s,multiple locations
  2. Max Downtown, Hartford
  3. Capital Grille, Stamford, Hartford

best prime rib

  1. Carmen Anthony’s,multiple locations
  2. White Horse Country Pub, Marbledale
  3. Mario’s, Westport

best gourmet burgers

  1. Plan B Burger Bar,multiple locations
  2. The Chelsea, Fairfield
  3. Max Burger, Hartford

 

Walrus + Carpenter, Bridgeport - photo by Jeff Kaufman

 

best barbecue

  1. Walrus + Carpenter, Bridgeport
  2. Bobby Q’s, Westport
  3. Wilson’s, Norwalk, Fairfield

most romantic

  1. Goodfellas, New Haven
  2. Bernard’s/Sarah’s Wine Bar, Ridgefield
  3. Barcelona, multiple locations

best family dining

  1. Bartaco, West Hartford, Westport, Stamford
  2. First & Last Tavern, Plainville
  3. Wood-n-Tap, multiple locations

best breakfast

  1. Chip’s, Orange, Fairfield
  2. Christy’s, Westbrook
  3. Bill’s Breakfast, Putnam

best brunch

  1. Bernard’s/Sarah’s Wine Bar, Ridgefield
  2. Mezón, Danbury
  3. The Spread, Norwalk

best lunch

  1. The Chelsea, Fairfield
  2. Heirloom Food Co.,Danielson
  3. Pho Vietnam, Danbury

best appetizers

  1. The Spread, Norwalk
  2. Match, Norwalk
  3. Barcelona, multiple locations

best desserts

  1. Chocopologie, Norwalk
  2. Match, Norwalk
  3. Millwright’s, Simsbury

best outdoor dining

  1. Goodfellas, New Haven
  2. Bartaco, West Hartford, Westport, Stamford
  3. Barcelona, multiple locations

 

2014 Readers' Choice Restaurant Awards

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