Best American Restaurants in Connecticut

Winvian FarmWinvian Farm
(98)
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Contemporary American | Morris, Connecticut
The Schoolhouse at CannondaleThe Schoolhouse at Cannondale
(1450)
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American | Wilton, Connecticut
Oyster ClubOyster Club
(1890)
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American | Mystic, Connecticut
Millwright'sMillwright's
(1436)
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American | Simsbury, Connecticut
Present CompanyPresent Company
(545)
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American | Simsbury, Connecticut
Bailey's BackyardBailey's Backyard
(393)
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American | Ridgefield, Connecticut
Café RoutierCafé Routier
(1515)
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American | Westbrook, Connecticut
Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CTPrime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT
(419)
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American | Stamford, Connecticut
South EndSouth End
(512)
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American | New Canaan, Connecticut
Grant's Restaurant and BarGrant's Restaurant and Bar
(1531)
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut
Division WestDivision West
(235)
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut
Artisan - West HartfordArtisan - West Hartford
(268)
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut
Washington PrimeWashington Prime
(347)
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American | South Norwalk, Connecticut
Stonebridge RestaurantStonebridge Restaurant
(594)
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American | Milford, Connecticut
Bar Americain at Mohegan SunBar Americain at Mohegan Sun
(2259)
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American | Uncasville, Connecticut

Best Italian Restaurants in Connecticut

AssaggioAssaggio
(82)
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Italian | Branford, Connecticut
Tarantino RestaurantTarantino Restaurant
(182)
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Italian | Westport, Connecticut
Bricco Restaurant - West HartfordBricco Restaurant - West Hartford
(402)
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Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut
Osteria RomanaOsteria Romana
(104)
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Italian | Westport, Connecticut
TerraSole RistoranteTerraSole Ristorante
(719)
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Italian | Ridgefield, Connecticut
ApplausiApplausi
(242)
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Italian | Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Quattro PazziQuattro Pazzi
(340)
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Italian | Stamford, Connecticut
Valbella ConnecticutValbella Connecticut
(523)
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Italian | Riverside, Connecticut
Il PalioIl Palio
(900)
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Italian | Shelton, Connecticut
Carbone's RistoranteCarbone's Ristorante
(631)
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Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut
Ballo Italian RestaurantBallo Italian Restaurant
(3560)
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Italian | Uncasville, Connecticut
Columbus Park TrattoriaColumbus Park Trattoria
(100)
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Italian | Stamford, Connecticut
Rustica Ristorante - ChesterRustica Ristorante - Chester
(645)
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Italian | Chester, Connecticut, Connecticut
Osteria RomanaOsteria Romana
(173)
$$$$
Italian | Monroe, Connecticut, Connecticut
Bricco TrattoriaBricco Trattoria
(1495)
$$$$
Italian | Glastonbury, Connecticut

Popular restaurants in New York Area

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in New York Area

HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(323)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(108)
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Italian | Upper West Side
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(235)
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Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in New York City

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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
201
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
619
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
110
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Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
482
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5818
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5354
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French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1303
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Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
677
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
9
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
612
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
MareaMarea
7130
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
2004
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2120
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5818
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2235
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
642
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7822
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1305
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6422
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5182
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2235
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French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4043
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1139
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English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
490
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
151
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2352
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3955
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Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
407
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4794
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1332
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Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MaialinoMaialino
4043
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7822
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2120
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4794
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
323
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5182
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2235
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11779
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
990
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
612
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1170
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
399
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Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1332
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
195
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Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
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Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
The ModernThe Modern
4432
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6184
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French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5069
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1635
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keen's SteakhouseKeen's Steakhouse
8784
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6861
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8919
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1181
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4871
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11779
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Treat your taste buds: Explore Connecticut restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Connecticut

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire CookeryLucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery
114 reviews
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Seafood | Newtown, Connecticut

Excellent food, excellent service . The scallops with risotto were fabulous More

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Blackstones GrilleBlackstones Grille
174 reviews
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Steakhouse | Southport, Connecticut

Large portions, excellent service, tasty food. We enjoyed our evening. More

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Bailey's BackyardBailey's Backyard
393 reviews
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American | Ridgefield, Connecticut

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I tried the lunch tasting menu and it was delish! Warm atmosphere. Absolutely will come again! More

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Oniro TavernaOniro Taverna
175 reviews
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Mediterranean | Woodbury, Long Island / Hamptons

Beautiful interior. Chicken cooked to perfection. Went for lunch. Would definitely return. More

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TrediciTredici
484 reviews
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Italian | Purchase, Westchester / Hudson Valley

Pre-concert dinner was just superb. Really comfortable interior, high back chairs (made it more intimate), fun and attentive staff. delicious salad to start, special pasta of ravioli and scallops lovely, pappardelle and duck awesome (licked the plate;)). Panna cotta light and flavorful. Will be back soon. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Connecticut's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Winvian Farm1. Winvian Farm
98 reviews
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Contemporary American | Morris, Connecticut

An exquisite meal with impeccable service! More

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Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn2. Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn
517 reviews
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French | Greenwich, Connecticut

Annual Holiday get together with friends. More

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Arethusa al Tavolo3. Arethusa al Tavolo
1419 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bantam, Connecticut

This remains our absolute favorite restaurant. The food is Elysian, the service efficient and pampering, the setting lovely. NEVER hesitate to eat here! More

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J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury4. J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury
5425 reviews
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Steak | Glastonbury, Connecticut

They were able to let us sit before our reservation time, which was great. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Thank you! More

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The Schoolhouse at Cannondale5. The Schoolhouse at Cannondale
1450 reviews
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American | Wilton, Connecticut

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New to OpenTable

Connecticut restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Grille 86Grille 86
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Sports Bar | Manchester, Connecticut

NOT JUST A SPORTS BAR When we created the concept of Grille 86 in Downtown Storrs, we envisioned a place where students and neighbors could gather for a high-quality, fun dining experience all year long. OUR DINING Our thoughtful menu design covers the gamut of cuisine. From the flatbreads to chicken wings to beef or veggie Burgers; we've got something for every palate. PRIVATE PARTIES & CATERING Grille 86 is fully equipped to host your corporate or private party in our spacious party room. Located away from the main bar, this area is perfect for any occasion. Contact us for more details. GAME DAY Don't forget about Grille 86 on Game Day! We're equipped with over 35 flat-screen TVs to celebrate every victory! More

Riviera MayaRiviera Maya
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Mexican | Stamford, Connecticut

Colorful, airy Mexican restaurant & bar serving a large menu of classic dishes & cocktails.More

Taprock Beer Bar & RefugeTaprock Beer Bar & Refuge
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Cocktail Bar | Farmington, Connecticut

WELCOME TO TAPROCK BEER BAR & REFUGE Taprock is Unionville's craft beer bar and kitchen. We pride ourselves on our quality product and superb customer service. Whether you are a craft beer connoisseur or a cocktail enthusiast, Taprock has something for everyone. Join us for Happy Hour every week, Monday through Friday from 3PM to 6PM with rotating specials.More

Texas de Brazil – HartfordTexas de Brazil – Hartford
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Steakhouse | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Texas de Brazil is no ordinary steakhouse. It’s a dining experience like no other.

Here, traditions of Brazilian cuisine blend with generous Texas hospitality to create a lively atmosphere in an upscale setting. Your meal begins with a visit to our extravagant salad area – a feast for your eyes as well as your palate. Indulge in a wide array of seasonal roasted vegetables, fresh artisan breads, charcuterie, imported cheeses and other specialties.

Next, an endless parade of gauchos visit your table with skewers of freshly grilled meats carved tableside. Choose from perfectly seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, cooked over a wood charcoal fire the way cowboys of Southern Brazil have prepared it for generations. It’s all served with authentic side dishes and to further complement your meal, select from our award-winning collection of wines or traditional Brazilian bar creations.
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