My tastebuds have always looked forward to Connecticut Magazine's, "Best Restaurants In Connecticut" issue.

For their 2017 Best Restaurants issue, Connecticut Magazine pulls out all the stops by reviewing Connecticut's best eateries in two different ways. The magazine sends six different individuals to restaurants all over the state who are considered experts when it comes to all things food, plus they ask their readers to weigh in on which restaurants are their favorites in many different categories. The expert picks(EP) have many winners for each category, but the reader's choice(RC) only has one winner and a runner-up for each category.

In this blog, I will condense the results into which Danbury Area eateries take the prize in the selected categories. I must say that Danbury area restaurants scored quite well!


  • 1

    Best Overall Restaurant

  • 2

    Best American

  • 3

    Best New Restaurant

    EP - Zaragoza (New Milford)                                           RC - Tazza (Newtown)

  • 4

    Best Italian

    EP - Aranci67 (Wilton)                                                     RC - Sal e Pepe (Newtown)

  • 5

    Best French

  • 6

    Best Latin American/Spanish

    EP - Mezon (Danbury)                                                     RC - Crave (Ansonia)

  • 7

    Best Mexican

  • 8

    Best Indian

    EP - Amba Vilas Palace (Danbury)                                 RC - Thali (New Caanan & Ridgefield)

  • 9

    Best Middle Eastern

  • 10

    Best Chinese

    EP - New Wok (Newtown)                                               RC - Toro (Newtown)

  • 11

    Best Sushi

    EP - Ichiro (Danbury)                                                       RC - Toro (Newtown)

  • 12

    Best Thai

    EP - Thai Delight (Newtown)                                           RC - Thai Charm (New Milford

  • 13

    Best Pub Grub

    EP - The White Horse Country Pub (New Preston)       RC - The White Horse Country Pub

    *This is one of Mindy's and my favorite restaurants!

  • 14

    Best Barbecue

  • 15

    Best Burgers

  • 16

    Best Tapas

  • 17

    Best Breakfast

    EP - Dottie's Diner (Woodbury)                                       RC - King's (Newtown)

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