Finally I’ve gotten around to doing a post on restaurants in Connecticut. I love trying new places, some on the list I haven’t even been able to go to myself yet, so I saved the last 3 entries for them. If you know of one that is a must for the list that I’ve left out, since I only had room for 10, please share. I know everyone is always looking for new and good restaurants to go to.
10. Ming Ghung Asian Bistro (Glastonbury)
This cozy Japanese restaurant, with outdoor patio seating in the summer, is tucked away in a small complex on the New London Tpke in Glastonbury. I have never had a bad experience there and the sushi rolls are amazing. I suggest the Paradise roll (which is not on the menu) the Kill Bill Roll, and the Men in Black roll.
9. Oaxaca Kitchen (New Haven)
I came across this cute little find on Yelp and had an late lunch there with come friends. The margaritas were amazing, the table side (equipped with hot server and cart) guacamole was delicious and there is even a small seating area outside on College St. From 3-5 during the week they have $6 margaritas and a small plate menu.
8. Uncorked (West Hartford)
For any wine lover this is a must. This is slowly, but surely becoming my favorite place to go in West Hartford. Their cheese plates were amazing (Asiago and drunken Goat were to die for) and the $5 small plates they had early Sunday evening hit the spot. Our Wine Steward or Sommelier I believe it’s called, knew all the wines and every time I go there are new tastings available to fit the season. Tastings are by the taste, half glass or full. I would just say be ready to spend a penny or two if you plan on tasting a lot.
7. Hot Basil Thai Cafe (West Hartford)
I need to first mention that this place is BYOB and their is a liquor store next to it, so that’s just a bonus altogether, but the food they present is amazing. The Hot Basil chicken and the cashew chicken are some of my faves.
6. Tunxis Grille and Pizzeria (Windsor)
Fried pickles, chicken pesto, motz and arugula paninis and pecan crusted chicken with gorgonzola and balsamic dressing. The atmosphere is cute for family or friends to get together and everything I have tried has been phenomenal.
5. Pho 501 (East Hartford)
There’s no website. These people are straight off the boat and they serve two things. Pho with shrimp or Beef…. and Spring rolls. They only accept cash and it’s not fancy wancy, but it’s amazing Vietnamese food. Ask anyone that works at Pratt & Whitney.
4. Tapas (Few locations)
I come here just for the Greek Salad. They have other great and delicious items on the menu, but I can not go there without ordering a Greek salad. their hummus is good, their mediterranean platter with tabouli and feta, grapes leaves and muesli…all delicious. Greek salad…or a gyro…a must! You can even buy a bottle of their Greek dressing…mmmmm
3. Caseus Bistro (New Haven)
A CHEESE RESTAURANT! You have to click on the website. Their platters look amazing! I have yet to go, it’s on my list, but you can NEVER go wrong with good cheese. Careful on their hours and look out for their cheese truck. Seriously…someone from heaven has sent them.
2. Joey Garlic’s (Few locations)
I have yet to go to this restaurant yet, but I’ve heard amazing things from everyone that has so it is most definitely on my list.
1. Ted’s Restaurant (Meriden)
Ever since I saw the episode on Man vs Food with the steamed hamburgers and steamed cheese I’ve been dying to go to this place.
Where are your favorite spots, cozy or lavish….expensive or low budget. Who doesn’t love a good meal?