America's Best New Restaurants are in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston and...Salisbury, Conn., according to Bon Appetit's "top 50" list released Tuesday.
The Dining Room at the White Hart Inn, a Litchfield County destination, found itself in good company on the magazine's annual ranking list of hot new restaurants. The Top 50, chosen by editors Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer, will be cut to the Hot 10 later this month. "These are the spots that killed it this year," they wrote.
Bon Appetit's praise of the White Hart Inn's more formal Dining Room references British chef Annie Wayte's work with "the best local farms have to offer" and the menu's "substantial, craveable entrees like tender braised pork cheeks brightened with celery leaves." The inn's Tap Room features a menu of elevated British-inspired comfort food, according to its website.
The White Hart Inn reopened last fall under new ownership. Wayte, who oversees both of its restaurants, began her culinary career in England and later launched New York versions of fashion designer Nicole Farhi's London restaurants Nicole's and 202 Cafe.
The inn is at 15 Undermountain Road in Salisbury. 860-435-0030, whitehartinn.com.