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    Norwalk Restos Best Restaurant

    January 30, 2018

    A chef drizzling sauce atop plated drumsticks

    Are you tired of going to your go-to restaurant and want to try something new? Are you looking for a good restaurant in Connecticut that you have yet to try? That being said, read on to learn more about restaurants that made the cut and are in Connecticut Magazine’s Best Restaurants 2018.

    In this article, you will learn about some of the best restaurants you need to try based on overall experience, cultural cuisine, the chef, and more. From there, hopefully you will know where you want to go on your next outing…and the outing after that. (Plus, learn why you need to consider apartments for rent in Stamford CT).

    1. The Cottage (Located in Westport) Ranks as One of the Best Overall Experiences

    According to Connecticut Magazine, The Cottage, while known to be a smaller restaurant, has now expanded. But that has not prevented it from still offering guests a very intimate experience—especially given that it is located in a hard to find spot.

    Plus, the magazine raves that Chef Brian Lewis, the chef for The Cottage, is creating some of the best food Connecticut has seen.

    When Should You Visit?

    Visit The Cottage when you are in the mood to have a quiet, insightful conversation with your friends, family, or partner.

    2. Cricket Car Hop is Rated as One of the Best New Restaurants

    Youtube Food Critic, Daymon Patterson, tells Connecticut Magazine that Cricket Car Hop used to be the restaurant go-to he frequented as a child; now, thankfully after it being closed, it has now reopened. That said, why not take Patterson’s word and try Cricket Car Hop?

    When Should You Visit?

    Check out the Cricket Car Hop when you want to spend some quality time with friends and family over a some hot dogs and sandwiches.

    3. Moxie Comes in as The Best American Restaurant

    Moxie has been labelled by the Connecticut Magazine as the Best American restaurant. And, given Shoreline Times Food Writer, Robert Rabine’s description we can see why. Rabine goes on to tell Connecticut Magazine that Moxie has, in so many words, gone from good to great, with the roasted marrow bones with cherry capote taking the stage. Rabine goes on to not only complement the food but that great bartenders.

    So, take Rabine’s word and order the roasted marrow bones along with some a Moscow mule or two (of course, if you do not drink alcohol, please don’t feel like you have to).

    When Should You Visit?

    Come in and visit Moxie when you want to experience traditional American cuisine. That or you want to stop by and grab a drink with a coworker or two during the lunch hour or after work.

    4. Luc’s Is The Best French Restaurant

    Luc’s is known as “my French bistro love,” comments Alica Ghio, Local Food Rocks founder and writer. According to Ghio, guests have to order the mussels, steak frite, and cassoulet. Other than the food, the ambiance is not to miss out on.

    When Should You Visit?

    Stop by and poke your head in Luc’s when you are dying to try some French bistro. French food connoisseur or not, you are bound to find a meal you are sure to love. Overall, you should visit when you are in the mood for a cultural experience and some great ambiance.

    5. Crave Comes in As The Best Latin American/Spanish Restaurant

    Crave, Gary Stoller (Short Esecapes Publisher) tells Connecticut Magazine takes a Latino twist on American food. In short, he says that after the first time they’ve tried, guests will be coming back for more.

    When You Should Visit?

    Come visit Crave when you don’t want food that pulls out the best from American and Latino food. This is a place you’d bring your friends when you want to try some place new—there is something for everyone to get (and will love).

    6. Ambrosia Is the Winner for Best Middle Eastern/Mediterranean Restaurant

    Ambrosia, considered the best middle eastern/Mediterranean restaurants, has a homey vibe. AS Jenna Kijowski and Jessica Bishop describe it to Connecticut Magazine as a little restaurant with a nice staff, crepes that are made at your table, and to die for Greek ice coffee.

    When You Should Visit?

    When you want to experience a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Ambrosia is the place for you to bring a friend and/or partner for a quiet and drawn out conversation over some Greek ice coffee and a crepe or two.

    Final Thoughts: Which Connecticut Restaurant Will You Be Trying?

    Whether you try one, some, or all of these restaurants, you are sure to be in for a treat. And, the truth is, this is less than half of the restaurants included in Connecticut Magazine’s best restaurants. Be sure to check out the full list so that you can try the best sushi, pho/ramen, Italian, and more. What restaurants did we miss? Do you agree with the restaurants on Connecticut Magazine’s list? Have you been to one of these restaurants before? What has your experience been like? Be sure to leave a comment in the comments section below.

    Considering Apartments for Rent in Stamford CT?

    The good news is, you will have access to these restaurants if you live in the Stamford, CT area. Which is all the more reason to check out apartments for rent Stamford CT, especially The Waypointe. The Waypoint has floor plans that vary from one to three bedrooms. Residents get to enjoy a variety of amenities such as stainless steel appliances with dishwasher and microwave, quartz countertops, wood-style flooring, spacious closets, luxe bathrooms, full size washers and dryers, lots of natural light, balconies and patios, on-site storage, and more.

    So, what are you waiting for? Be sure to contact us to book your free tour. Whether you are just starting your apartment search or are well into it, we would like to accommodate you and answer any comments or questions you may have.