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Best Of Restaurants

  • Best American or Continental Restaurant

    Best American or Continental Restaurant

    1) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com   2) Zinc 964 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 624-0507 zincfood.com   3) Caseus Fromagerie Bistro 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 624-3373 caseusnewhaven.com  

  • Best Bar and Grill

    Best Bar and Grill

    1) Nellie Green's 50 Maple St., Branford (203) 483-8400 nelliegreens.com   2) Dew Drop Inn 25 North Ave., Derby (203) 735-7757 facebook.com/dewdropinnct   3) Anna Liffey's 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 773-1776 annaliffeys.com  

  • Best Brazilian Restaurant

    Best Brazilian Restaurant

    1) iD Brazil Churrascaria & Restaurant 241 Elm St., West Haven (203) 932-4000 idbrazil.com   2) Ola Restaurant 350 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 795-0561 olarestaurantct.com   3) Copacabana Cafe 12 Ives St., Danbury (203) 743-9866  

  • Best Breakfast Spot

    Best Breakfast Spot

    1) Pop's Family Restaurant 134 Old Gate Lane, Milford (203) 876-1210 popsfamilyrestaurant.com   2) The Pantry 2 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 787-0392   3) Chip's Family Restaurant 321 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 795-5065 chipsrestaurants.com  

  • Best Buffet

    Best Buffet

    1) Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet 185 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 891-8828   2) Pacific Buffet and Grill 20 Ives Road, Wallingford (203) 269-6888 pacificbuffetandgrill.net   3) Darbar India 1070 Main St., Branford (203) 481-8994 darbarindia.com  

  • Best Catering

    Best Catering

    1) Small Kitchen Big Taste 420 Sackett Point Road, North Haven (475) 238-8470 smallkitchen-bigtaste.com   2) Madison Beach Hotel 94 Wharf Road, Madison (203) 245-1404 madisonbeachhotel.com   3) La Cuisine Market Cafe & Catering 750 E. Main St., Branford (203) 488-7100 lacuisine.net  

  • Best Chef

    Best Chef

    1) Mike Savinelli Nellie Green's 50 Maple St., Branford (203) 483-8400 nelliegreens.com   2) Jared Schulefand Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com   3) Manuel Romero Olea 39 High St., New Haven (203) 780-8925 oleanewhaven.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 royalpalacect.com  

  • Best Colombian Restaurant

    Best Colombian Restaurant

    1) Saoco Restaurant 456 Forest Road, West Haven (203) 389-0038   2) Peroles 93 Campbell Ave., West Haven (203) 934-7006   3) Rubamba 25 High St., New Haven (203) 773-0032  

  • Best Diner

    Best Diner

    1) Parthenon Diner 374 E. Main St., Branford (203) 481-0333 parthenondiner.com   2) Georgie's Diner & Restaurant 427 Elm St., West Haven (203) 933-1000 georgies-diner.com   3) Athena Diner II 320 Washington Ave., North Haven (203) 239-0663 athena2diner.com  

  • Best French Restaurant

    Best French Restaurant

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

  • Best Greek Restaurant

    Best Greek Restaurant

    1) Greek Olive 402 Sargent Drive, New Haven (203) 495-9990 thegreekolive.com   2) Greek Spot 726 East Broadway, Milford (203) 693-3970   3) Parthenon Diner 374 E. Main St., Branford (203) 481-0333 parthenondiner.com  

  • Best Indian Restaurant

    Best Indian Restaurant

    1) Thali Regional Cuisine of India 4 Orange St., New Haven (203) 777-1177 thali.com   2) Darbar India 1070 Main St., Branford (203) 481-8994 darbarindia.com   3) Coromandel Cuisine of India 185 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 795-9055 coromandelcuisine.com  

  • Best Irish Restaurant

    Best Irish Restaurant

    1) Anna Liffey's 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 773-1776 annaliffeys.com   2) Duffy's Tavern 241 Campbell Ave., West Haven (203) 933-9721 duffystavern.net   3) The Playwright 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 287-2401 playwrightirishpub.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) Half Moon Coffee & Grille Cafe 50 N. Main St., Wallingford (203) 265-4571 halfmooncafegrille.com   2) Tropical Breeze Jamaican Kitchen 423 Campbell Ave., West Haven (203) 931-7115   3) Caribbean Connection 370 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 777-9080

  • Best Japanese Restaurant

    Best Japanese Restaurant

    1) Kumo 218 Skiff St., Hamden (203) 281-3166 kumohibachisteakhouse.com   2) Miya's Sushi 68 Howe St., New Haven (203) 777-9760 miyassushi.com   3) Kampai 869 West Main St., Branford (203) 481-4536 kampaijapaneserestaurantct.com  

  • Best Korean Restaurant

    Best Korean Restaurant

    1) Seoul Restaurant 343 Crown St., New Haven (203) 497-9634 seoulrestaurantct.com   2) Yamadora Korean BBQ & Sushi 352 Hemingway Ave., East Haven (203) 467-9200   3) House of Chao 898 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 389-6624  

  • Best Mediterranean Restaurant

    Best Mediterranean Restaurant

    1) Olea 39 High St., New Haven (203) 780-8925 oleanewhaven.com   2) Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar 383 Main St., East Haven (203) 467-2500 bistromediterraneanandtapasbar.com   3) Half Moon Coffee & Grille Cafe 50 N. Main St., Wallingford (203) 265-4571 halfmooncafegrille.com  

  • Best Mexican Restaurant

    Best Mexican Restaurant

    1) Mezcal Restaurante Mexicana y Cantina 14 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 782-4828   2) Puerto Vallarta 377 Boston Post Rd., Orange (203) 799-9977 puertovallartausa.com   3) Los Mariachis 105 North Colony Road, Wallingford (203) 265-1838 losmariachisgrill.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) Saray Turkish Restaurant 770 Campbell Ave., West Haven (203) 937-0707 saraykebab.com   3) Kasbah Garden Cafe 105 Howe St., New Haven (203) 777-5053 kasbahgarden.com  

  • Best New Restaurant

    Best New Restaurant

    1) Olea 39 High St., New Haven (203) 780-8925 oleanewhaven.com   2) Tarry Lodge 278 Park St., New Haven (203) 672-0765 tarrylodge.com   3) Tavern 1757 318 Roosevelt Drive, Seymour (203) 516-5461 tavern1757.com  

  • Best Outdoor Dining

    Best Outdoor Dining

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

  • Best Peruvian Restaurant

    Best Peruvian Restaurant

    1) Incas Restaurant 333 Naugatuck Ave., Milford (203) 874-0505    

  • Best Place For Brunch

    Best Place For Brunch

    1) Oak Haven Table & Bar 932 State St., New Haven (203) 915-9413  oakhaventableandbar.com   2) Bella's Cafe 896 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 387-7107 bellascafect.com   3) The Wharf at Madison Beach Hotel 94 Wharf Road, Madison (203) 245-1404 madisonbeachhotel.com  

  • Best Place To Dine Before A Show

    Best Place To Dine Before A Show

    1) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com   2) Olea 39 High St., New Haven (203) 780-8925 oleanewhaven.com   3) Roia Restaurant 261 College St., New Haven (203) 200-7045 roiarestaurant.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) Riverdale Diner 521 River Road, Shelton (203) 924-4084 riverdalediner.net   3) Meat and Co 116 Crown St., New Haven (203) 776-6328 facebook.com/MeatandCo  

  • Best Polish Restaurant

    Best Polish Restaurant

    1) Wozniak Meat Products 835 Grand Ave., New Haven (203) 745-4531   2) Aggie Be's 11 Berwyn St., Milford (203) 693-2929 aggiebe.com    

  • Best Portuguese Restaurant

    Best Portuguese Restaurant

    1) Santos' Restaurant 152 Church St., Naugatuck (203) 729-7850 santos152.com   2) Lisboa Restaurant 19 Lafayette St., Waterbury (203) 754-0789 lisboarestaurant.com   3) Milford Green Pizza 12 Broad St., Milford (203) 713-8900 milfordgreenpizza.com  

  • Best Pub Food

    Best Pub Food

    1) New West Cafe 879 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 387-5939   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) Tata's Restaurant 104 Quinnipiac St., Wallingford (203) 294-4303 tatasrestaurant.com   2) El Coqui 286 Grand Ave., New Haven (203) 562-1757   3) Crave 102 Main St., Ansonia (203) 735-3300 crave102.com  

  • Best Restaurant For Desserts

    Best Restaurant For Desserts

    1) Olea 39 High St., New Haven (203) 780-8925 oleanewhaven.com   2) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com   3) Union League Café 1032 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-4299 unionleaguecafe.com  

  • Best Restaurant Overall

    Best Restaurant Overall

    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) Olea 39 High St., New Haven (203) 780-8925 oleanewhaven.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) Water's Edge Resort & Spa 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook (800) 222-5901 watersedgeresortandspa.com   3) The Wharf at Madison Beach Hotel 94 W Wharf Rd, Madison (800) 245-1404 madisonbeachhotel.com  

  • Best Ribs or BBQ

    Best Ribs or BBQ

    1) The Rib House 16 Main St., East Haven (203) 468-6695 theribhouseeh.com   2) House of Bones BBQ 1 New Haven Ave., Derby (203) 516-5994 houseofbonesbbq.com   3) Joey C's Roadhouse BBQ & Tex-Mex 439 Boston Post Rd., Milford (203) 301-3299 www.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) Union League Café 1032 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-4299 unionleaguecafe.com  

  • Best Seafood Restaurant

    Best Seafood Restaurant

    1) Lenny's 205 South Montowese St., Branford (203) 488-1500 lennysnow.com   2) Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale 1301 Boston Post Road, Madison (203) 245-7289 ljfishtale.com   3) Scribner's 31 Village Road, Milford (203) 878-7019 scribnersrestaurant.com  

  • Best Soul Food

    Best Soul Food

    1) Cast Iron Soul Restaurant & Catering 1012 Dixwell Ave., Hamden (203) 495-8400 castironsoul.com   2) Sandra's Next Generation 636 Congress Ave., New Haven (203) 787-4123 sandrasnextgeneration.com   3) Mama Mary's Soul Food 372 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 562-4535 mamamarysoulfoodct.com  

  • Best Spanish Restaurant

    Best Spanish Restaurant

    1) Barcelona 155 Temple St., New Haven (203) 848-3000 barcelonawinebar.com   2) Olea 39 High St., New Haven (203) 780-8925 oleanewhaven.com   3) Ibiza Tapas and Wine Bar 1832 Dixwell Ave., Hamden (203) 909-6512 ibizatapaswinebar.com  

  • Best Steakhouse

    Best Steakhouse

    1) Carmen Anthony Steakhouse 660 State St., New Haven (203) 773-1444 carmenanthony.com   2) Cafe Allegre  725 Boston Post Rd., Madison (203) 245-7773 cafeallegre.com   3) The Capital Grille 230 Tresser Blvd., Stamford (203) 967-0000 thecapitalgrille.com  

  • Best Sushi

    Best Sushi

    1) Miya's Sushi 68 Howe St., New Haven (203) 777-9760 miyassushi.com   2) Sushi Palace 1473 Dixwell Ave., Hamden (203) 230-8875 sushipalace.us   3) Miso Japanese Restaurant 15 Orange St., New Haven (203) 848-6472 misorestaurant.com  

  • Best Thai Restaurant

    Best Thai Restaurant

    1) Thai Taste Restaurant 1151 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 776-9802 thaitastenewhaven.com   2) Rice Pot 1027 State St., New Haven (203) 772-6679 ricepotnewhaven.com   3) Siam Valee 20 Ives Road, Wallingford (203) 265-6331 siamvalee.org  

  • Best Vegetarian Restaurant

    Best Vegetarian Restaurant

    1) Claire's Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-3888 clairescornercopia.com   2) G Zen 2 East 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 Ethan 1145 North Colony Road, Wallingford (203) 793-7124 phoethan.net   2) G Zen 2 East Main St., Branford (203) 208-0443 g-zen.com   3) Chao Restaurant and Wine Cafe 77 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 745-4219 chaorestaurantct.com  

  • Best Waitperson or Waitstaff

    Best Waitperson or Waitstaff

    1) Anna Liffey's 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 773-1776 annaliffeys.com   2) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com   3) Union League Café 1032 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-4299 unionleaguecafe.com  

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