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Overall Excellence

S&P Oyster Co.

S&P Oyster Co.

 

WINNER: Sal e Pepe, Newtown

RUNNER-UP: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic

New

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Tazza

WINNER: Tazza, Newtown

RUNNER-UP: El Segundo, Norwalk

​American

WINNER: The Spinning Wheel, Redding

RUNNER-UP: Match, Norwalk​

French

WINNER: Union League Cafe, New Haven

RUNNER-UP: Bernard’s, Ridgefield

Italian

WINNER: Sal e Pepe, Newtown

RUNNERS-UP: La Foresta, Killingworth 

Goodfellas, New Haven

Chinese

WINNER: Toro, Newtown

RUNNER-UP: Taste of China, New Haven

Japanese

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Mecha Noodle Bar

WINNER: Mecha Noodle Bar, Fairfield 

RUNNER-UP: Toro, Newtown

Thai

WINNER: Thai Charm, New Milford

RUNNER-UP: Basil, New Haven

Vietnamese

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Nom-eez

WINNER: Nom-eez, Bridgeport

RUNNER-UP: Pho Vietnam, Danbury

Korean

WINNER: Edo II, Danbury

RUNNERS-UP: Angry Tofu, Wethersfield 

Edo, Norwalk 

Seoul BBQ & Sushi, New Britain

Sushi

WINNER: Toro, Newtown

RUNNER-UP: Pink Sumo Sushi & Sake Café, Westport

Mexican

Cuckoos Nest

Cuckoo's Nest

WINNER: Cuckoo’s Nest, Old Saybrook

RUNNER-UP: Mexicali Rose, Newtown

Latin American

WINNER: Crave, Ansonia

RUNNER-UP: Mezon, Danbury

Indian

WINNER: Thali, New Canaan

RUNNER-UP: Kolam, Newtown

Middle Eastern

WINNER: Hanna’s, Danbury

RUNNER-UP: Sesame Seed Restaurant, Danbury

Pub Grub

WINNERS: Dew Drop Inn, Derby 

The White Horse Pub, New Preston

RUNNER-UP: Cover Two Sports Cafe, Sandy Hook

Road Food

WINNERS: Dew Drop Inn, Derby 

Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield

RUNNER-UP: El Segundo, Norwalk

Food Truck

WINNER: The Tasty Yolk, Fairfield

RUNNERS-UP: Sugar, East Haven 

Green Grunion, Danbury

Bistro

WINNER: Bar Bouchée, Madison

RUNNER-UP: Nouveau Monde Wine Bar, Sandy Hook

Seafood

WINNER: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic

RUNNER-UP: Flanders Fish Market, East Lyme

Steak

WINNER: La Foresta, Killingworth

RUNNER-UP: The Capital Grille, Stamford

Prime Rib

White Horse

The White Horse Pub

WINNER: The White Horse Pub, New Preston

RUNNER-UP: The Spinning Wheel, Redding

Burgers

WINNER: The White Horse Pub, New Preston

RUNNER-UP: Match, Norwalk

Barbecue

WINNER: Hoodoo Brown BBQ, Ridgefield

RUNNER-UP: Chester’s Barbecue, Groton

Family Dining

WINNER: Roberto’s, Monroe

RUNNERS-UP: The Spinning Wheel, Redding 

La Foresta, Killingworth

Breakfast

WINNER: King’s, Newtown

RUNNER-UP: The Hidden Kitchen, North Branford

Brunch

WINNER: The White Horse Pub, New Preston

RUNNER-UP: Tazza, Newtown

Lunch

WINNER: La Foresta, Killingworth

RUNNER-UP: The White Horse Pub, New Preston

Appetizers

WINNER: Tazza, Newtown

RUNNER-UP: Union League Cafe, New Haven

Desserts

WINNER: Sal e Pepe, Newtown

RUNNER-UP: Arethusa al tavolo, Bantam

Outdoor

WINNER: The White Horse Pub, New Preston

RUNNER-UP: Goodfellas, New Haven

Service

WINNER: Goodfellas, New Haven

RUNNER-UP: Union League Cafe, New Haven

Cocktails

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Zaragoza

 

WINNER: La Foresta, Killingworth

RUNNER-UP: Zaragoza, New Milford

Wine Selection

WINNER: La Foresta, Killingworth

RUNNER-UP: Nouveau Monde Wine Bar, Sandy Hook

Value

WINNER: The White Horse Pub, New Preston

RUNNER-UP: Tazza, Newtown

Vegetarian/Vegan

WINNER: Heirloom Food Co., Danielson

RUNNER-UP: Bloodroot, Bridgeport

BYOB

WINNER: Nom-eez, Bridgeport

RUNNERS-UP: Nostrano Italian Eatery, Monroe 

Coriander, Eastford

Cheap Eats

WINNER: Cuckoo’s Nest, Old Saybrook

RUNNER-UP: El Segundo, Norwalk

Chicken Wings

WINNER: Dew Drop Inn, Derby

RUNNER-UP: Cover Two Sports Cafe, Sandy Hook

Chili

WINNER: Cuckoo’s Nest, Old Saybrook

RUNNER-UP: Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret

Deli

WINNER: Gaetano’s, Stratford

RUNNER-UP: Katz’s, Woodbridge

Fried Chicken

Spinning Wheel

The Spinning Wheel

WINNER: The Spinning Wheel, Redding

RUNNER-UP: Liberty Rock Tavern, Milford

Grilled Cheese

WINNER: Caseus, New Haven

RUNNER-UP: Heirloom Food Co., Danielson

Hidden Gem

WINNER: Nom-eez, Bridgeport

RUNNER-UP: Nouveau Monde Wine Bar, Sandy Hook

Hot Dogs

WINNER: Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield

RUNNERS-UP: Rawley’s, Fairfield 

Blackie’s, Cheshire

Mac and Cheese

WINNER: MacDaddy’s, Monroe

RUNNERS-UP: Caseus, New Haven 

Note Kitchen & Bar, Bethel

Meatballs

WINNER: Goodfellas, New Haven

RUNNER-UP: Bar Sugo, Norwalk

Pizza

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Modern Apizza

 

WINNER: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven

RUNNER-UP: Modern Apizza, New Haven

Beer Bar

WINNER: The Hops Co., Derby

RUNNER-UP: Dew Drop Inn, Derby