Best Restaurants in Connecticut 2015: Readers' Choice Awards

 
Best Overall, Best American, Best Steak - Max Downtown, Hartford

Best Overall, Best American, Best Steak - Max Downtown, Hartford

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Best for Overall Excellence

WINNER
MAX DOWNTOWN, HARTFORD

RUNNER-UP
SAL E PEPE, NEWTOWN

 

Best New Restaurant

WINNER
TAZZA OSTERIA & BAR, FAIRFIELD (below)

RUNNER-UP
BEAR’S SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE, HARTFORD

Jeff Kaufman

 

Best American

WINNER
MAX DOWNTOWNHARTFORD

RUNNER-UP
LOCAL KITCHEN & BEER BAR, FAIRFIELD

 

Best French

WINNER
Union League Café, New Haven

RUNNER-UP
Avert Brasserie, West Hartford

 

Best Italian

WINNER
Goodfellas Restaurant, New Haven

RUNNER-UP
Sal e Pepe, Newtown

Best Asian

WINNER
Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford

RUNNER-UP
Kawa Ni, Westport

Best Mexican

WINNER
Puerta Vallarta, Middletown

RUNNER-UP
Bodega, Fairfield

Best Latin American

WINNER
Crave, Ansonia

RUNNER-UP
Valencia Luncheria, Norwalk

 

Best Indian

WINNER
​Coromandel, Darien

RUNNER-UP
Thali, New Haven

 

Best Middle Eastern

WINNER
Mamoun’s, New Haven

RUNNER-UP
Kibberia, Danbury

 

Best Pub Grub

WINNER
Dew Drop Inn, Derby

RUNNER-UP
Little Pub, Ridgefield

Best Road Food

WINNER
Dew Drop Inn, Derby

RUNNER-UP
Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield

Best Food Truck

WINNER
Caseus, New Haven

RUNNER-UP
Melt Mobile, Stamford

Best Bistro

WINNER
Luc’s, Ridgefield

RUNNER-UP
Bar Bouchée, Madison

Best Seafood

WINNER
Max Fish, Glastonbury

RUNNER-UP
Westbrook Lobster, Clinton

Best Steak

WINNER
Max Downtown, Hartford

RUNNER-UP
J. Gilbert’s, Glastonbury

Best Prime Rib

WINNER
Carmen AnthonyWaterbury

RUNNER-UP
White Horse Country Pub, Washington

 

Best Burgers

WINNER
Max Burger, West Hartford

RUNNER-UP
Plan B Burger Bar
, Glastonbury

Best Barbecue

WINNER
Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue, Hartford

RUNNER-UP
Walrus + Carpenter
, Bridgeport

Best Romantic

WINNER
Goodfellas Restaurant, New Haven

RUNNER-UP
L’Orcio, New Haven

 

Best Family Dining

WINNER
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Milford

RUNNER-UP
Westbrook Lobster, Clinton

Best Breakfast

WINNER
ChipsFairfield

RUNNER-UP
Harvest, Simsbury

 

Best Brunch

WINNER
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook

RUNNER-UP
Max Fish, Glastonbury

Best Lunch

Julie Bidwell

WINNER
Heirloom Food Company, Danielson (right)

RUNNER-UP
Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue, Hartford

 

Best Appetizers

WINNER
Tazza Osteria & Bar, Fairfield

RUNNER-UP
Barcelona, West Hartford

Best Desserts

WINNER
The Whelk, Westport

RUNNER-UP
Match
, Norwalk

Best Outdoor Dining

WINNER
Goodfellas Restaurant, New Haven

RUNNER-UP
L’Orcio
, New Haven

 

Best Service

WINNER
Goodfellas Restaurant, New Haven

RUNNER-UP
Max Downtown, Hartford

Best Cocktails

WINNER
Match, Norwalk

RUNNER-UP
Walrus + Carpenter, Bridgeport

Best Wine Selection

WINNER
Barcelona, Norwalk

RUNNER-UP
Max Downtown, Hartford

Best Hotel Dining

WINNER
Artisan at the Delamar, Southport

RUNNER-UP
Madison Beach Hotel
, Madison

Best Value

WINNER
Westbrook Lobster, Clinton

RUNNER-UP
Tazza Osteria & Ba
r, Fairfield

Best Vegetarian

WINNER
Heirloom Food Company, Danielson

RUNNER-UP
G-Zen Restaurant, Branford

Best Sushi

WINNER
Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford

RUNNER-UP
Ginza, Bloomfield

Best Hidden Gem

WINNER
The Sitting Duck Tavern, Stratford

RUNNER-UP
Heirloom Food Company
, Danielson

Best Restaurants in Connecticut 2015: Readers' Choice Awards

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