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Best American Restaurants in Norwalk


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A photo of B J Ryan's Banc House restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Norwalk
Booked 5 times today
B J Ryan's Banc House in Norwalk stands out as an unbeatable destination for barbecue cuisine. The restaurant has gathered praise for its consistent and excellent food, especially its sweeping range of smoked meats which are said to be the "Best barbecue in CT". It is equally commended for the unique offering of Asian short ribs and its signature sauce which patrons recommend to take home. Their specialty extends to remarkable seafood too, like the acclaimed Crab Cakes. The Banc House satisfies with its great service, warm ambiance and attention to dietary preferences. Guests find it an extremely welcoming place, for casual brunch or a special dinner, with a vibe that accommodates everyone, from sports enthusiasts to families.
A photo of Alma Bistro - Norwalk restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Norwalk
Booked 6 times today
Alma Bistro, Cocina Latina located in North Norwalk, was founded out of a deep love for real food, food that is fresh, healthy, and authentically latino. We only use real ingredients fresh eggs, organic tomatoes, fresh water fish, and free-range chicken. We strive to make each and every dish a wholesome expression of our love for food, life, and living. Alma Bistro brings nuevo-latino soul food with an upscale twist.Alma Bistro was born in 2022 a vision of Ulises Jimenez, head chef and owner of Don Rene Taqueria in Milford, CT, with Noberto Lucero as head chef and of course Alma Miranda. Together they've combined their passion for nuevo-latino food and custom cocktails with Alma Bistro, bringing you some of the best latino fusion in Fairfield County. At the moment to make your reservations if you need any special arrangements, PLEASE!!! DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US: 203-354-5555.A bright airy space with excellent service, a lively bar, room for families and events await you!
A photo of 1920 Bar and Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • East Norwalk
Booked 2 times today
Our name, inspired by the year the building was built, pays homage to its history as the first electric generation station in Norwalk, then a hat factory, and later a home to beloved restaurants. 1920 Bar and Bistro is a tribute to the past, presenting a fresh concept with classic cocktails, craft beer, and a diverse, seasonal menu inspired by contemporary American cuisine.Prepared by a Mexican-born maestro, who enriched his culinary journey with a passion ignited by the finesse of Italian cuisine. Chef Lazaro has honed his skills in prestigious kitchens such as Pane E Benne in Westport, Paci in Southport, Blue Lemon in Westport, and Bridge Market in Westport. Drawing inspiration from his Mexican roots and a love for the flavors of Italian gastronomy, Chef Lazaro Alvarado brings a unique approach to 1920 Bar and Bistro’s 'New American' menu that is both inventive and rooted in global tradition.
A photo of La plage restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Westport
Booked 84 times today
La Plage's reputation as a top-notch American cuisine restaurant is widely acknowledged by its patrons. Known for its superb service, customers emphasize the quality of the food and its presentation. The scenic views and ambiance further enhance the dining experience. One reviewer recommended the lobster roll and seafood linguini as standout dishes. Another noted the charm of eating on the patio by the sound under twinkle lights. The uniqueness of La Plage lies in its ability to provide a customized menu for individuals with allergies, enhancing their dining experience. As one reviewer stated, "Amazing ambiance and an exceptionally friendly staff...Def recommend the squid ink pasta with clams... will def be back many times." The repeated praise for their service, food, and setting demonstrates the high standards upheld by La Plage as a premier destination for authentic American cuisine.
A photo of Terrain Cafe – Westport restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Westport
Booked 115 times today
Situated in the heart of Westport, Terrain Cafe offers a delightful contemporary American dining experience that is highly appreciated by diners. The cafe is lauded for its variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, tailored to cater to diversified palates. Moreover, the quality of ingredients and preparation is top-notch, providing good value for the price. Patrons have praised the restaurant’s attention to detail, beautiful atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The restaurant's menu is known for being allergy-friendly and offers unique, creative farm-to-form dishes. A diner sums it up as, "fresh, contemporary, healthful food in a small, attractive space." A must-visit spot for lovers of Contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Blackstones Steakhouse - Norwalk restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Norwalk
Booked 2 times today
Blackstones Steakhouse in Norwalk has emerged as a favorite amongst the locals, continually providing exceptional dining experiences. Patrons have compared its offerings to the great steakhouses of NYC, with steaks such as the porterhouse and tomahawk that are always cooked to perfection. The seafood linguine and mushroom sauce are also noteworthy. True to its commitment, the restaurant ensures excellent service even on peak days like Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. The ambiance, with its rich red wall coverings and aged gilt-framed paintings matched with subtle lighting, adds to the allure. Special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays are always celebrated, with great attention to the smallest of details. The reviews testify to a genuinely great steakhouse experience at Blackstones.
A photo of Oko Westport restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Westport
Booked 38 times today
Oko Westport, a much-acclaimed restaurant, offers guests an authentic taste of Japan. The restaurant's Omakase meal, described as 'fantastic' and 'next level,' is an especially praised highlight, with some customers comparing their experiences to those in major cities such as NYC, LA, SF, and Portland. OKO generates intrigue with its top-notch, inventive sushi and Japanese-inspired seafood dishes, which continue to exceed high expectations. The setting and ambiance contribute to the overall excellence, with reviewers noting the friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive staff. Other menu stand-outs include poke bowls, lemongrass chicken dumplings, and the dessert selection, specifically their homemade swirl ice cream. The praise for Oko Westport is unanimous, making it a must-visit for lovers of good Japanese cuisine.
A photo of Match restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • South Norwalk
Booked 18 times today
Match is a highly-regarded restaurant renowned for its contemporary American cuisine. Across multiple reviews, customers consistently highlight the delicious food, exceptional service, and inviting ambiance. The restaurant is applauded for its super creative dishes and seasonal menu options, served at the right temperatures and pace. Patrons particularly recommend the lobster rolls and octopus fritz, marking them as memorable culinary experiences. Match's friendly and helpful staff, including Dave at the front and Jimmy at the bar, create an enjoyable atmosphere that enriches the dining experience. Regulars, going back for 7+ years, consider Match to be their favorite restaurant, signifying the consistency of its quality cuisine and service.
A photo of Washington Prime restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • South Norwalk
Booked 29 times today
Washington Prime is a highly regarded restaurant specializing in American cuisine. The restaurant's menu offers a variety of options from appetizers like "Shrimp A La Linda" and "Hot Honey Calamari", to signature steaks like the "50 oz. Bone-In Tomahawk Ribeye". Reviewers rave about the Beef Wellington, describing it as 'exceptional' and 'awesome'. The service is also praised as attentive and helpful, with one reviewer celebrating how the staff made their anniversary dinner memorable. As one of the few steakhouse menus to feature vegetarian options, Washington Prime caters to all dietary needs. Notably, customers commend the "fabulous cauliflower steak". The consistent high-quality food, excellent service, and inclusive menu make Washington Prime a standout in American cuisine.
A photo of The Cottage restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Westport
Booked 26 times today
The Cottage, located in Westport, CT, is celebrated for its innovative and flavorsome Contemporary American cuisine. According to various reviews, it offers consistent quality both in food and service. Its menu is not fussy, placing emphasis on letting the flavor shine through in every dish, from the deviled egg with tomato jam and aioli, to the corn tortelloni and seared dayboat scallops. The cocktails are also praised for being just as interesting and delightful. With its attentive service and attractive plating, The Cottage provides a modern, pleasant take on American cuisine, meeting and often exceeding the high expectations of its patrons, making it a prime dining experience.

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Discover best American restaurants in Norwalk

Discover the vibrant American dining scene in Norwalk, Connecticut, a culinary hotspot nestled in Fairfield County. This region boasts a diverse array of American-style restaurants, each offering unique twists on classic favorites. From succulent barbecue to exquisite steaks and fresh seafood, Norwalk's eateries cater to all tastes and preferences. These establishments are celebrated for their high-quality ingredients, exceptional service, and inviting atmospheres, ensuring a memorable dining experience for every visitor. Norwalk's dining scene is a testament to its rich cultural fabric, incorporating local flavors with innovative culinary techniques. Whether you're in the mood for a casual meal or a sophisticated dining experience, you'll find restaurants that perfectly match your desire for American cuisine. With each restaurant providing a distinct ambiance—from cozy, family-friendly settings to elegant, upscale environments—Norwalk stands out as a premier destination for food enthusiasts seeking authenticity and quality in their dining choices.

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