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

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 

Best American

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WINNER 

MAX DOWNTOWNHARTFORD

RUNNER-UP 

LOCAL KITCHEN & BEER BAR, FAIRFIELD

 

Best French

WINNER 

Union League CaféNew Haven

RUNNER-UP 

Avert Brasserie, West Hartford

 

Best Italian

WINNER 

Goodfellas RestaurantNew Haven

RUNNER-UP 

Sal e Pepe, Newtown

Best Asian

WINNER 

Feng Asian BistroHartford

RUNNER-UP 

Kawa Ni, Westport

Best Mexican

WINNER 

Puerta VallartaMiddletown

RUNNER-UP 

Bodega, Fairfield

Best Latin American

WINNER 

CraveAnsonia

RUNNER-UP 

Valencia Luncheria, Norwalk

 

Best Indian

WINNER 

​CoromandelDarien

RUNNER-UP 

Thali, New Haven

 

Best Middle Eastern

WINNER 

Mamoun’sNew Haven

RUNNER-UP 

Kibberia, Danbury

 

Best Pub Grub

WINNER

Dew Drop InnDerby

RUNNER-UP 

Little Pub, Ridgefield

Best Road Food

WINNER 

Dew Drop InnDerby

RUNNER-UP 

Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield

Best Food Truck

WINNER 

CaseusNew Haven

RUNNER-UP 

Melt Mobile, Stamford

Best Bistro

WINNER 

Luc’sRidgefield

RUNNER-UP 

Bar Bouchée, Madison

Best Seafood

WINNER 

Max FishGlastonbury

RUNNER-UP 

Westbrook Lobster, Clinton

Best Steak

WINNER 

Max DowntownHartford

RUNNER-UP 

J. Gilbert’s, Glastonbury

Best Prime Rib

WINNER 

Carmen AnthonyWaterbury

RUNNER-UP 

White Horse Country Pub, Washington

 

Best Burgers

WINNER 

Max BurgerWest Hartford

RUNNER-UP 

Plan B Burger Bar, Glastonbury

Best Barbecue

WINNER 

Bear’s Smokehouse BarbecueHartford

RUNNER-UP 

Walrus + Carpenter, Bridgeport

Best Romantic

WINNER 

Goodfellas RestaurantNew Haven

RUNNER-UP 

L’Orcio, New Haven

 

Best Family Dining

WINNER

SBC Restaurant & BreweryMilford

RUNNER-UP 

Westbrook Lobster, Clinton

Best Breakfast

WINNER 

ChipsFairfield

RUNNER-UP 

Harvest, Simsbury

 

Best Brunch

WINNER 

Water’s Edge Resort & SpaWestbrook

RUNNER-UP 

Max Fish, Glastonbury

Best Lunch

WINNER 

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Heirloom Food CompanyDanielson (right)

RUNNER-UP 

Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue, Hartford

 

Best Appetizers

WINNER 

Tazza Osteria & BarFairfield

RUNNER-UP 

Barcelona, West Hartford

Best Desserts

WINNER 

The WhelkWestport

RUNNER-UP 

Match, Norwalk

Best Outdoor Dining

WINNER 

Goodfellas RestaurantNew Haven

RUNNER-UP 

L’Orcio, New Haven

 

Best Service

WINNER 

Goodfellas RestaurantNew Haven

RUNNER-UP 

Max Downtown, Hartford

Best Cocktails

WINNER 

MatchNorwalk

RUNNER-UP 

Walrus + Carpenter, Bridgeport

Best Wine Selection

WINNER 

BarcelonaNorwalk

RUNNER-UP 

Max Downtown, Hartford

Best Hotel Dining

WINNER

Artisan at the DelamarSouthport

RUNNER-UP 

Madison Beach Hotel, Madison

Best Value

WINNER 

Westbrook LobsterClinton

RUNNER-UP 

Tazza Osteria & Bar, Fairfield

Best Vegetarian

WINNER 

Heirloom Food CompanyDanielson

RUNNER-UP 

G-Zen Restaurant, Branford

Best Sushi

WINNER 

Feng Asian BistroHartford

RUNNER-UP 

Ginza, Bloomfield

Best Hidden Gem

WINNER 

The Sitting Duck TavernStratford

RUNNER-UP 

Heirloom Food Company, Danielson