Local Food & Dining Scene

Barcelona Wine Bar Introduces New Sunday Brunch

Barcelona Wine Bar Introduces New Sunday Brunch

Tapas and sangria for brunch? Barcelona Wine Bar in West Hartford can...

more...
Dine On A Farm This Summer In Connecticut

Dine On A Farm This Summer In Connecticut

Dine outdoors in tranquil pastoral settings across the state this season. Local organizations have announced 2015 schedules for...

more...
Designer Burgers, Craft Beer Star At Prime 16

Designer Burgers, Craft Beer Star At Prime 16

New Haven's contemporary dining scene has never lacked burgers. How could it? The city is home to the very restaurant credited with...

more...
Bogey's Is Back, But In A New Neighborhood

Bogey's Is Back, But In A New Neighborhood

Bogey's is back — the golf-themed Westport haunt, closed by Hurricane Irene floods in 2011 — has reopened in Norwalk. For 17...

more...
Lunch With Gusto At West Hartford's  Zest 280

Lunch With Gusto At West Hartford's Zest 280

If Zest 280's globally inspired, creative lunch menu and idiosyncratic pricing look familiar, chances are you've dined at its owners'...

more...

Food & Dining Photo Gallery

Local Restaurant Reviews

Breakfast On The Menu All Day At Mustard Seed

Breakfast On The Menu All Day At Mustard Seed

An aversion to anything bleu cheese didn't stop me from ordering the Mustard Seed Cafe's delish Buffalo Chicken Salad.

It's A Jovial Time On Sea Chanty Night At The Gris

It's A Jovial Time On Sea Chanty Night At The Gris

'Twas a cold winter's day, the most freezing on record! Or perhaps that's just as it seemed. Friends numbering four, with ice in our...

Intriguing Japanese, Korean Dishes At Hartford's Ichiban

Intriguing Japanese, Korean Dishes At Hartford's Ichiban

Sriracha, you need to sit down for a bit. When you start showing up on chain pizza and subs and potato chips and in beer and in contrived...

Selfies On The Menu At TimeOut Sports Bar

Selfies On The Menu At TimeOut Sports Bar

Where your average restaurant menu might list appetizers, TimeOut Sports Bar at the Doubletree Hotel in Bristol tossed conventional menu...

Brunello: An Italian Destination Where Dessert Rocks

Brunello: An Italian Destination Where Dessert Rocks

Brunello Wood Fired Pizza Bar in Branford is a good pizza place. It's also a great choice for a varied menu of Italian and American dishes...

La Cosinita: Finding Comfort In Simplicity

La Cosinita: Finding Comfort In Simplicity

I visited La Cosinita Mexican Café in New Haven for a late lunch the day after one of the 30 blizzards Connecticut has been...

Breakfast With Doreen At Dad's In Wallingford

Breakfast With Doreen At Dad's In Wallingford

Stop by Dad's in Wallingford for breakfast and you'll probably end up lingering over an extra cup of coffee while chatting with the 74-year-...

El Mercado Food Court: A Bounty Of Latin American Choices

El Mercado Food Court: A Bounty Of Latin American Choices

Though the capital city has been my home for nearly 14 years, I had never been to the La Plaza El Mercado on Park Street, a claim always met...

Fresh Indian Cuisine, Swanky Surroundings At Wethersfield's Utsav

Fresh Indian Cuisine, Swanky Surroundings At Wethersfield's Utsav

I moved east of the river a couple of years ago and immediately began a search for an Indian restaurant near my house. Most people look...

Omelettes Top The Menu At Breakfast Nook

Omelettes Top The Menu At Breakfast Nook

I'm a huge fan of omelettes, but the Breakfast Nook in North Haven does them so well (the Garden Grove is my absolute favorite), that it may...

Muddy Waters: A Cozy Cafe For Breakfast, Lunch

Muddy Waters: A Cozy Cafe For Breakfast, Lunch

The streets of downtown New London were deserted on a recent chilly weekend morning, but Muddy Waters Café was packed and cozier than...

Breakfast At Ken's Corner Worth Any Wait

Breakfast At Ken's Corner Worth Any Wait

If you are heading to Ken's Corner Breakfast in Glastonbury for breakfast or lunch, be prepared to wait for a table. Some days the line...

Flavorsome, Fresh Dishes At Tibetan Kitchen

Flavorsome, Fresh Dishes At Tibetan Kitchen

In Middletown, the sheer number of food and drink establishments can be overwhelming, but in the best way possible. It's easy to get...