Best Of Restaurants

  • Best American or Continental Restaurant

    Best American or Continental Restaurant

    1) Maggie McFly's  40 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury (860) 633-1104 maggiemcflys.com   2) Wood-n-Tap 12 Town Line Road, Rocky Hill (860) 571-9444 woodntap.com   3) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com

  • Best Bar & Grill

    Best Bar & Grill

    1) Burtons Grill 100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor (860) 432-4575 burtonsgrill.com   2) Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria 3 Tunxis Street, Windsor (860) 688-6429 tunxisgrill.com   3) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com

  • Best Brazilian Restaurant

    Best Brazilian Restaurant

    1) West Side Tavern 586 West Main St., New Britain (860) 259-5727 westsidenewbritain.com   2) Brazil Grill  1996 Park St., Hartford (860) 523-5477   3) Bem Brazil Buffet 5 South Whitney St., Hartford (860) 232-4486 bembrasilrestaurants.com

  • Best Breakfast Spot

    Best Breakfast Spot

    1) Cosmic Omelet 485 Hartford Road, Manchester (860) 645-1864 cosmicomelet.com   2) Ken's Corner  30 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury (860) 657-9811   3) Blue Plate Kitchen Bishop Corner, 345 North Main St., West Hartford (860) 906-1419 bpkwesthartford.com

  • Best Buffet

    Best Buffet

    1) Dakota Steakhouse 1489 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 257-7752 dakotarockyhill.com   2) Royal Buffet 1228 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-2858   3) Hometown Buffet 1267 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield (860) 721-6477

  • Best Cambodian Restaurant

    Best Cambodian Restaurant

    1) East-West Grille 526 New Park Road, West Hartford (860) 236-3287 eastwestgrille.com      

  • Best Catering

    Best Catering

    1) Cafe Louise Catering 1156 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 561-0160 cafelouise.com   2) West Side Tavern 586 West Main St., New Britain (860) 259-5727 westsidenewbritain.com   3) Bear's Smokehouse 89 Arch St., Hartford (860) 724-3100 bearsbbq.com

  • Best Chinese Restaurant

    Best Chinese Restaurant

    1) Black Bamboo Chinese Restaurant 844 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-8888 myblackbamboo.com   2) Great Taste Restaurant 597 W. Main St., New Britain (860) 229-7373 greattaste.com   3) Butterfly Chinese Restaurant 831 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-2816 butterflychineserestaurant.com

  • Best Colombian Restaurant

    Best Colombian Restaurant

    1) La Fonda 269 Franklin Ave., Hartford (860) 296-8256 lafondahartford.com   2) Antojitos Colombianos 83 Park St., Hartford (860) 724-3178   3) Parrilla y Sabores 342 Franklin Ave., Hartford (860) 296-7276

  • Best Diner

    Best Diner

    1) Quaker Diner 319 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 232-5523 facebook.com/quakerdiner.westhartford   2) New Britain Diner 1130 Corbin Ave., New Britain (860) 827-1215   3) Olympia Diner 3413 Berlin Turnpike, Newington (860) 666-9948 olympiadiner.net

  • Best French Restaurant

    Best French Restaurant

    1) a'VERT Brasserie 35 A LaSalle Rd, West Hartford (860) 904-6240 avertbrasserie.com   2) Cavey's Restaurant 45 E. Center St., Manchester (860) 643-2751 caveysrestaurant.com   3) La Petite France 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 231-9255 facebook.com/LPFBakery

  • Best Greek Restaurant

    Best Greek Restaurant

    1) Cavos Tavern & Pizzeria 2414 Berlin Tpke., Newington (860) 667-9200 cavostavern.com   2) Tapas 1150 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 521-4609 tapasonline.com   3) Effie's Place 91 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 233-9653 effiesplace.net

  • Best Indian Restaurant

    Best Indian Restaurant

    1) Taste of India 139 S. Main St., West Hartford (860) 561-2221 tasteofindiawh.com   2) Utsav Indian Cuisine 575 Talcottville Rd., Vernon (860) 871-8714   3) Bombay Olive 450 S. Main St., West Hartford (860) 561-3000 bombayolive.com

  • Best Irish Restaurant

    Best Irish Restaurant

    1) Vaughan's Public House 59 Pratt St., Hartford (860) 882-1560 irishpublichouse.com   2) The Half Door 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford (860) 232-7827 thehalfdoorhfd.com   3) McLadden's Irish Publick House 37 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 231-8773 mcladdens.com

  • Best Italian Restaurant

    Best Italian Restaurant

    1) Geno's Grille 9 Dog Lane, Storrs (860) 487-9032 genosgrille.com   2) Burtons Grill 100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor (860) 432-4575 burtonsgrill.com   3) Restaurant Bricco 78 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 233-0220 billygrant.com

  • Best Jamaican Restaurant

    Best Jamaican Restaurant

    1) Jamaican Me Crazy 776 Main St., Willimantic (860) 942-8831 jamaicanmecrazyllc.com   2) Scotts' Jamaican Bakery 1344 Albany Ave., Hartford (860) 247-3855 scottsjamaicanbakery.com   3) Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant 248 Sisson Ave., Hartford (888) 367-7970 firenspiceveganrestaurant.com

  • Best Japanese Restaurant

    Best Japanese Restaurant

    1) Ginza Japanese Cuisine 14 Wintonbury Mall, Bloomfield (860) 242-8289 ginzacuisine.com   2) Feng Asian Bistro & Lounge 93 Asylum St., Hartford (860) 549-3364 fengrestaurant.com   3) Sushi California Japanese Restaurant 30 Fenn Road, Newington (860) 667-0004 sushicaliforniact.com

  • Best Korean Restaurant

    Best Korean Restaurant

    1) Seoul BBQ 593 Hartford Road, New Britain (860) 223-9114 seoulbbqsushi.com   2) Ichiban Korean and Japanese Restaurant 530 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 236-5599 ichibanhartford.com   3) Pick and Mix 41 East Main St., Avon (860) 674-0837 facebook.com/PickMixKoreanRestaurant

  • Best Mediterranean Restaurant

    Best Mediterranean Restaurant

    1) Tapas 1150 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 521-4609 tapasonline.com   2) Arugula 953 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 561-4888 arugula-bistro.com   3) Majorca 2074 Park St., Hartford (860) 231-1003 majorcact.com

  • Best Mexican Restaurant

    Best Mexican Restaurant

    1) Besito 46 S. Main St., West Hartford (860) 233-2500 besitomexican.com   2) bartaco 971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 586-8226 bartaco.com   3) Monte Alban Restaurant 531 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 523-7423 montealbanhartford.com

  • Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

    Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

    1) Tangiers International Food Market 550 Farmington Ave., Hartford (860) 233-8168 tangiersmarket.com   2) Aladdin Halal Restaurant 121 Allyn St., Hartford (860) 278-0202 aladdinhalal.com   3) Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan 36 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 231-8400 afghancuisine.net

  • Best New Restaurant

    Best New Restaurant

    1) Cure Restaurant 55 Mill St., Unionville (860) 321-7821 curerestaurantct.com   2) Rooster Company 1076 Main St., Newington (860) 757-3969 roostercompany.net   3) At The Barn 17 East Granby Road, Granby (860) 413-3888 atthebarngranby.com

  • Best Outdoor Dining

    Best Outdoor Dining

    1) Dakota Steakhouse 1489 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 257-7752 dakotarockyhill.com   2) Elbow Room 986 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-6195 elbowroomct.com   3) bartaco 971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 586-8226 bartaco.com

  • Best Peruvian Restaurant

    Best Peruvian Restaurant

    1) Cora Cora Restaurant 162 Shield St., West Hartford (860) 953-2672 coraperu.com   2) Piolin 417 New Britain Ave., Hartford (860) 293-1255   3) Vista Alegre 438 Franklin Ave., Hartford (860) 216-0418

  • Best Place For Brunch

    Best Place For Brunch

    1) Popover Bistro and Bakery 928 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 413-2392 popoversimsbury.com   2) Dakota Steakhouse 1489 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 257-7752 dakotarockyhill.com   3) Barcelona 971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 218-2100 barcelonawinebar.com

  • Best Place To Dine Before A Show

    Best Place To Dine Before A Show

    1) Salute  100 Trumbull St., Hartford (860) 899-1350 salutehartford.com   2) Infinity Music Hall & Bistro 32 Front Street, Hartford (860) 560-7757 infinityhall.com   3) Bin 228 Panini & Wine Bar 228 Pearl St., Hartford (860) 244-9463 bin228winebar.com

  • Best Place to Get a Burger

    Best Place to Get a Burger

    1) Plan B Burger Bar 138 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 231-1199 planbburger.com   2) Burtons Grill 100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor (860) 432-4575 burtonsgrill.com   3) Max Burger 124 LaSalle Road, West Hartford (860) 232-3300 maxrestaurantgroup.com/burger

  • Best Place to Get Late-Night Eats

    Best Place to Get Late-Night Eats

    1) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com   2) Gold Roc Diner 61 Kane St., West Hartford (860) 236-9366   3) Olive Bar 9 School St., Unionville (860) 675-8585 olivebarct.com

  • Best Place to Get Pizza

    Best Place to Get Pizza

    1) Little City Pizza 926 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury (860) 658-4001 littlecitypizzaco.com   2) Frank Pepe's 1148 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-7373 pepespizzeria.com   3) E&D Pizza Company 210 West Main St., Avon (860) 255-7360 eanddpizzacompany.com

  • Best Polish Restaurant

    Best Polish Restaurant

    1) Staropolska 252 Broad St., New Britain (860) 612-1711 staropolska.net   2) Cracovia 60 Broad St., New Britain (860) 223-4443 cracovia.homestead.com   3) Polish National Home 60 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford (860) 247-1784 polishhomect.org

  • Best Portuguese Restaurant

    Best Portuguese Restaurant

    1) Primavera Pub 271 Newington Ave., Hartford (860) 953-7411   2) Nutshell Cafe  229 White St., Hartford (860) 956-2836 nutshellcafe.net   3) Algarve 1625 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 571-0516 algarvegrill.com

  • Best Pub Food

    Best Pub Food

    1) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com   2) Corner Pug  1046 New Britain Ave., West Hartford (860) 231-0241 cornerpug.com   3) The Half Door 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford (860) 232-7827 thehalfdoorhfd.com

  • Best Puerto Rican Restaurant

    Best Puerto Rican Restaurant

    1) Criollisimo 340 Arch St., New Britain (860) 801-6259 criollisimorestaurant.com   2) Comerio Restaurant 158 Park St., Hartford (860) 246-0210   3) Humacao Restaurant 245 Silver Lane, East Hartford (860) 568-9500

  • Best Restaurant For Desserts

    Best Restaurant For Desserts

    1) Grants 977 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-1930 billygrant.com   2) Cheesecake Factory 71 Isham Road, West Hartford (860) 233-5588 thecheesecakefactory.com   3) Dakota Steakhouse 1489 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 257-7752 dakotarockyhill.com

  • Best Restaurant Overall

    Best Restaurant Overall

    1) Burtons Grill 100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor (860) 432-4575 burtonsgrill.com   2) Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 44 S. Main St., West Hartford (860) 676-9463 flemingssteakhouse.com   3) Millwrights Restaurant 77 West St., Simsbury (860) 651-5500 millwrightsrestaurant.com

  • Best Restaurant With a Water View

    Best Restaurant With a Water View

    1) Millwrights Restaurant 77 West St., Simsbury (860) 651-5500 millwrightsrestaurant.com   2) Mill on the River 989 Elington Road, South Windsor (860) 289-7929 themillontheriver.com   3) Apricots Restaurant & Pub 1593 Farmington Ave., Farmington (860) 673-5405 apricotsrestaurant.com

  • Best Ribs or BBQ

    Best Ribs or BBQ

    1) Bear's Smokehouse 2152 Poquonock Ave., Windsor (860) 999-3834 bearsbbq.com   2) Bear's Smokehouse 89 Arch St., Hartford (860) 724-3100 bearsbbq.com   3) Nat Hayden's 144 Broad St., Windsor (860) 298-8955 haydensrealbbq.com   Honorable Mention: Smokin' with Chris, Southington

  • Best Romantic Restaurant

    Best Romantic Restaurant

    1) Abigail's Grille and Wine Bar 4 Hartford Road, Simsbury (860) 264-1580 abigailsgrill.com   2) Millwrights Restaurant 77 West St., Simsbury (860) 651-5500 millwrightsrestaurant.com   3) ON20 20, 1 State St., Hartford (860) 722-5161 ontwenty.com

  • Best Seafood Restaurant

    Best Seafood Restaurant

    1) Max Fish 110 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury (860) 652-3474 maxrestaurantgroup.com/fish   2) Max's Oyster Bar 964 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 236-6299 maxrestaurantgroup.com/oyster   3) Blue Lobster  376 Berlin Tpke., Berlin (860) 828-5833 bluelobsterseafood.com

  • Best Soul Food

    Best Soul Food

    1) Black-Eyed Sally's 350 Asylum St., Hartford (860) 278-7427 blackeyedsallys.com   2) Bear's Smokehouse 89 Arch St., Hartford (860) 724-3100 bearsbbq.com   3) Hot Pots 2374 Main St., Hartford (860) 241-0200 hotpots2go.com

  • Best Spanish Restaurant

    Best Spanish Restaurant

    1) Barcelona 971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford (860) 218-2100 barcelonawinebar.com   2) Costa del Sol Restaurant 901 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford (860) 296-1714 costadelsolrestaurant.net   3) Majorca 2074 Park St., Hartford (860) 231-1003 majorcact.com

  • Best Steakhouse

    Best Steakhouse

    1) Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 44 S. Main St., West Hartford (860) 676-9463 flemingssteakhouse.com   2) J. Gilbert's 185 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury (860) 659-0409 jgilberts.com   3) Dakota Steakhouse 1489 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill (860) 257-7752 dakotarockyhill.com

  • Best Sushi

    Best Sushi

    1) Sushi California Japanese Restaurant 30 Fenn Road, Newington (860) 667-0004 sushicaliforniact.com   2) Feng Asian Bistro & Lounge 93 Asylum St., Hartford (860) 549-3364 fengrestaurant.com   3) Sakura Garden 800 Evergreen Way, South Windsor (860) 648-9888 sakuragardenct.com

  • Best Thai Restaurant

    Best Thai Restaurant

    1) East-West Grille 526 New Park Road, West Hartford (860) 236-3287 eastwestgrille.com   2) Sweet Chilli  312 Park Road, West Hartford (860) 233-7780 sweetchillithaicuisine.com   3) Somewhere In Bangkok 1103 Queen St., Southington (860) 479-9111 somewhereinbkk.com

  • Best Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant

    Best Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant

    1) It's Only Natural Restaurant 606 Main St., Middletown (860) 346-9210 ionrestaurant.com   2) 21 Oak 21 Oak Street, Manchester (860) 533-9218 21oakmanchester.com   3) Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant 248 Sisson Ave., Hartford (888) 367-7970 firenspiceveganrestaurant.com

  • Best Vietnamese Restaurant

    Best Vietnamese Restaurant

    1) Pho Boston 144 Shield St., West Hartford (860) 953-8678 phoboston.com   2) Pho 501 501 Main St., East Hartford (860) 569-3700   3) Bui Vietnamese 964 Main St., Manchester (860) 643-5006 facebook.com/BuiVietnameseCuisine

  • Best Waitstaff

    Best Waitstaff

    1) Max Downtown 185 Asylum St., Hartford (860) 522-2530 maxrestaurantgroup.com/downtown   2) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com   3) Burtons Grill 100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor (860) 432-4575 burtonsgrill.com

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