Best Of Restaurants

  • Best American or Continental Restaurant

    Best American or Continental Restaurant

    1) Nellie Green's 50 Maple St., Branford (203) 483-8400 nelliegreens.com   2) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com   3) Zinc 964 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 624-0507 zincfood.com

  • Best Bar and Grill

    Best Bar and Grill

    1) Eli's on Whitney 2392 Whitney Ave., Hamden  (203) 287-1101 elisonwhitney.com   2) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   3) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com

  • Best Brazilian Restaurant

    Best Brazilian Restaurant

    1) iD Brazil Churrascaria & Restaurant 241 Elm St., West Haven (203) 932-4000 idbrazil.com   2) Crave 102 Main St., Ansonia (203) 735-3300 crave102.com   3) Ola Restaurant 350 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 795-0561 olarestaurantct.com

  • Best Breakfast Spot

    Best Breakfast Spot

    1) Chip's Family Restaurant 321 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 795-5065 chipsrestaurants.com   2) The Pantry 2 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 787-0392   3) West End Bistro 551 Main St., West Haven (203) 691-9223 westendbistro.net

  • Best Buffet

    Best Buffet

    1) La Luna Ristorante 168 N. Main St., Branford (203) 483-9995 lalunact.com   2) Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet 185 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 891-8828   3) Pacific Buffet and Grill 20 Ives Road, Wallingford (203) 269-6888 pacificbuffetandgrill.net

  • Best Catering

    Best Catering

    1) Lorenzo's Ristorante Italiano 39 Elm St., West Haven (203) 932-5846 lorenzoswh.net   2) La Cuisine Market Cafe & Catering 750 E. Main St., Branford (203) 488-7100 lacuisine.net   3) The Woodwinds 29 Schoolground Road, Branford (203) 481-6577 thewoodwinds.com

  • Best Chinese Restaurant

    Best Chinese Restaurant

    1) China Pavilion 185 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 795-3555 chinapavilionct.com   2) House of Chao 898 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 389-6624   3) Royal Palace 32 Orange St., New Haven (203) 776-6663 ctmenusonline.com/royalpalace.htm

  • Best Colombian Restaurant

    Best Colombian Restaurant

    1) Barracuda Bistro and Bar 1180 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 691-5696 barracudanewhaven.com   2) Saoco Restaurant 456 Forest Road, West Haven (203) 389-0038 saocorestaurant.net   3) Rubamba 25 High St., New Haven (203) 773-0032 rubambanewhaven.com

  • Best Diner

    Best Diner

    1) Georgie's Diner & Restaurant 427 Elm St., West Haven (203) 933-1000 georgies-diner.com   2) Parthenon Diner 374 E. Main St., Branford (203) 481-0333 parthenondiner.com   3) Twin Pines Diner  34 Main St., East Haven (203) 468-6887 twinpinesdiner.net

  • Best French Restaurant

    Best French Restaurant

    1) Union League Café 1032 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-4299 unionleaguecafe.com   2) Bar Bouchée 8 Scotland Ave., Madison (203) 318-8004 barbouchee.com   3) Le Petit Café 225 Montowese St., Branford (203) 483-9791 lepetitcafe.net

  • Best Greek Restaurant

    Best Greek Restaurant

    1) Greek Olive 402 Sargent Drive, New Haven (203) 495-9990 thegreekolive.com   2) Parthenon Diner 374 E. Main St., Branford (203) 481-0333 parthenondiner.com   3) Yorkside Pizza 288 York St., New Haven (203) 787-7471 yorksidepizza.com

  • Best Indian Restaurant

    Best Indian Restaurant

    1) Thali Too 65 Broadway, New Haven (203) 776-1600 thalitoo.com   2) Darbar India 1070 Main St., Branford (203) 481-8994 darbarindia.com   3) Sitar Indian Restaurant 45 Grove St., New Haven  (203) 777-3234 sitarnewhaven.com

  • Best Irish Restaurant

    Best Irish Restaurant

    1) Anna Liffey's  17 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 773-1776 annaliffeys.com   2) The Playwright  1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 287-2401 playwrightirishpub.com   3) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com

  • Best Italian Restaurant

    Best Italian Restaurant

    1) Goodfellas Restaurant  702 State St., New Haven (203) 785-8722 goodfellasrestaurant.com   2) L'Orcio 806 State St., New Haven (203) 777-6670 lorcio.com   3) Brazi's  201 Food Terminal Plaza, New Haven (203) 498-2488 brazis.com

  • Best Jamaican Restaurant

    Best Jamaican Restaurant

    1) Tropical Breeze Jamaican Kitchen 423 Campbell Ave., West Haven (203) 931-7115 tropicalbreezewesthaven.com   2) Half Moon Coffee & Grille Cafe 50 N. Main St., Wallingford (203) 265-4571

  • Best Japanese Restaurant

    Best Japanese Restaurant

    1) Miso Japanese Restaurant 15 Orange St., New Haven (203) 848-6472 misorestaurant.com   2) Tengda Asian Bistro and Hibachi 1676 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 877-8888 tengdaasianbistronhibachi.com   3) Miya's Sushi 68 Howe St., New Haven (203) 777-9760 miyassushi.com

  • Best Korean Restaurant

    Best Korean Restaurant

    1) Seoul Restaurant 343 Crown St., New Haven (203) 497-9634 seoulrestaurantct.com   2) Midori Restaurant 3000 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 248-3322 facebook.com/midorirestaurant   3) Whitney Food Market and Deli 347 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 781-0060

  • Best Mediterranean Restaurant

    Best Mediterranean Restaurant

    1) Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar 383 Main St., East Haven (203) 467-2500 bistromediterraneanandtapasbar.com   2) Cafe Allegre  725 Boston Post Rd., Madison (203) 245-7773 cafeallegre.com   3) Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant 85 Howe St., New Haven (203) 562-8444 mamouns.com

  • Best Mexican Restaurant

    Best Mexican Restaurant

    1) Mezcal Restaurante Mexicana y Cantina 14 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 782-4828   2) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   3) Jalapeno Heaven 40 North Main Street, Branford (203) 481-6759 jalapeno-heaven.com

  • Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

    Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

    1) Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant 85 Howe St., New Haven (203) 562-8444 mamouns.com   2) Istanbul Cafe 245 Crown St., New Haven (203) 787-3881 istanbulcafenewhaven.com   3) Pitaziki 170 Temple Street, New Haven (203) 773-5000 pitaziki.com

  • Best New Restaurant

    Best New Restaurant

    1) Shell and Bones 100 S Water St., New Haven (203) 787-3466 shellandbones.com   2) West End Bistro 551 Main St., West Haven (203) 691-9223 westendbistro.net   3) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com

  • Best Outdoor Dining

    Best Outdoor Dining

    1) Nellie Green's 50 Maple St., Branford (203) 483-8400 nelliegreens.com   2) Shell and Bones 100 S Water St., New Haven (203) 787-3466 shellandbones.com   3) Oyster River Tavern 38 Ocean Ave., West Haven (203) 932-0440

  • Best Place For Brunch

    Best Place For Brunch

    1) Shell and Bones 100 S Water St., New Haven (203) 787-3466 shellandbones.com   2) Oak Haven Table & Bar 932 State St., New Haven (203) 915-9413 oakhaventableandbar.com   3) La Luna Ristorante 168 N. Main St., Branford (203) 483-9995 lalunact.com

  • Best Place To Dine Before A Show

    Best Place To Dine Before A Show

    1) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   2) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com   3) Shell and Bones 100 S Water St., New Haven (203) 787-3466 shellandbones.com

  • Best Place To Get A Burger

    Best Place To Get A Burger

    1) Prime 16 Tap House & Burgers 172 Temple St., New Haven (203) 782-1616 prime16.com   2) Plan B Burger Bar 1638 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 713-8700 planbburger.com   3) Louis' Lunch 261-263 Crown St., New Haven (203) 562-5507 louislunch.com

  • Best Place To Get Late-Night Eats

    Best Place To Get Late-Night Eats

    1) Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant 85 Howe St., New Haven (203) 562-8444 mamouns.com   2) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   3) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com

  • Best Place To Get Pizza

    Best Place To Get Pizza

    1) Modern Apizza 874 State St., New Haven (203) 776-5306 modernapizza.com   2) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   3) Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana 157 Wooster St., New Haven (203) 865-5762 pepespizzeria.com

  • Best Portuguese Restaurant

    Best Portuguese Restaurant

    1) Lisboa Restaurant 19 Lafayette St., Waterbury (203) 754-0789 lisboarestaurant.com   2) Milford Green Pizza 12 Broad St., Milford (203) 713-8900 milfordgreenpizza.com   3) O'Manel Restaurant 1909 Main St., Bridgeport (203) 335-1676 omanelrestaurant.com

  • Best Pub Food

    Best Pub Food

    1) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com   2) Anna Liffey's  17 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 773-1776 annaliffeys.com   3) Dew Drop Inn 25 North Ave., Derby (203) 735-7757 facebook.com/dewdropinnct

  • Best Puerto Rican Restaurant

    Best Puerto Rican Restaurant

    1) El Coqui 286 Grand Ave., New Haven (203) 562-1757   2) Tata's Restaurant 104 Quinnipiac St., Wallingford (203) 294-4303   3) Collado Restaurant 698 Washington Ave, New Haven (203) 773-4980

  • Best Restaurant For Desserts

    Best Restaurant For Desserts

    1) Union League Café 1032 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-4299 unionleaguecafe.com   2) Shell and Bones 100 S Water St., New Haven (203) 787-3466 shellandbones.com   3) Claire's Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-3888 clairescornercopia.com

  • Best Restaurant Overall

    Best Restaurant Overall

    1) Nellie Green's 50 Maple St., Branford (203) 483-8400 nelliegreens.com   2) Goodfellas Restaurant  702 State St., New Haven (203) 785-8722 goodfellasrestaurant.com   3) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com

  • Best Restaurant With a Water View

    Best Restaurant With a Water View

    1) Nellie Green's 50 Maple St., Branford (203) 483-8400 nelliegreens.com   2) Shell and Bones 100 S Water St., New Haven (203) 787-3466 shellandbones.com   3) Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale 1301 Boston Post Road, Madison (203) 245-7289 ljfishtale.com

  • Best Ribs or BBQ

    Best Ribs or BBQ

    1) The Rib House 16 Main St., East Haven (203) 468-6695 theribhouseeh.com   2) Uncle Willie's BBQ 403 Saw Mill Road, West Haven (203) 479-4017 unclewilliesbarbecue.com   3) Joey C's Roadhouse BBQ & Tex-Mex 439 Boston Post Rd., Milford (203) 301-3299 joeycbbq.com

  • Best Romantic Restaurant

    Best Romantic Restaurant

    1) Nellie Green's 50 Maple St., Branford (203) 483-8400 nelliegreens.com   2) Goodfellas Restaurant 702 State St., New Haven (203) 785-8722 goodfellasrestaurant.com   3) L'Orcio 806 State St., New Haven (203) 777-6670 lorcio.com

  • Best Seafood Restaurant

    Best Seafood Restaurant

    1) Shell and Bones 100 S Water St., New Haven (203) 787-3466 shellandbones.com   2) Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale 1301 Boston Post Road, Madison (203) 245-7289 ljfishtale.com   3) Stowe's Seafood 347 Beach St., West Haven (203) 934-1991 stowesseafood.com

  • Best Spanish Restaurant

    Best Spanish Restaurant

    1) Barcelona New Haven  155 Temple St., New Haven (203) 848-3000 barcelonawinebar.com   2) Olea 39 High St., New Haven (203) 780-8925 oleanewhaven.com   3) Crave 102 Main St., Ansonia (203) 735-3300 crave102.com

  • Best Steakhouse (Local)

    Best Steakhouse (Local)

    1) Shell and Bones 100 S Water St., New Haven (203) 787-3466 shellandbones.com   2) Ruth's Chris Steak House 2513 Berlin Tpke., Newington (860) 666-2202 ruthschris.com   3) Joseph's Steakhouse 360 Fairfield Ave. #2, Bridgeport (203) 337-9944 josephssteakhouse.com

  • Best Steakhouse (National)

    Best Steakhouse (National)

    1) Longhorn Steakhouse 70 Universal Drive, North Haven (203) 776-4676 longhornsteakhouse.com   2) Texas Roadhouse 524 Sawmill Road, West Haven (203) 937-6222 texasroadhouse.com   3) Outback Steakhouse 345 Washington Ave., North Haven (203) 985-8282 outback.com

  • Best Sushi

    Best Sushi

    1) Miya's Sushi 68 Howe St., New Haven (203) 777-9760 miyassushi.com   2) Miso Japanese Restaurant 15 Orange St., New Haven (203) 848-6472 misorestaurant.com   3) Daiko 400 Derby Ave., West Haven (203) 392-3626 jerrysans.com

  • Best Thai Restaurant

    Best Thai Restaurant

    1) Som Siam 63 Whitfield St., Guilford (203) 458-0228 somsiamct.com   2) Bangkok Gardens 172 York St., New Haven (203) 789-8684   3) Rice Pot Restaurant 1027 State St., New Haven (203) 772-6679 ricepotnewhaven.com

  • Best Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant

    Best Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant

    1) Claire's Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-3888 clairescornercopia.com   2) G-Zen 2 E. Main St., Branford (203) 208-0443 g-zen.com    3) Thali Too 65 Broadway, New Haven (203) 776-1600 thalitoo.com

  • Best Vietnamese Restaurant

    Best Vietnamese Restaurant

    1) Pho and Spice 76 Orange St., New Haven (203) 823-9746 phospicenewhaven.com   2) Ivy Wok 316 Elm Street, New Haven (203) 562-9933   3) Pho Ethan 1145 North Colony Road, Wallingford (203) 793-7124 phoethan.net

  • Best Waitstaff

    Best Waitstaff

    1) Miya's Sushi 68 Howe St., New Haven (203) 777-9760 miyassushi.com   2) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com   3) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com

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