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Top Ten Restaurants in each town of Fairfield County!

We don’t know about you, but we were struggling to find a Valentine’s Day restaurant and sometimes have a hard time finding the perfect place for date night or ladies night out or I just don’t want to cook right now night out. So after hours of searching, I finally found a wonderfully helpful* (and extremely long) list of the top ten restaurants in each town throughout Fairfield County and some of our favorite restaurants made the list!  We were so excited to find this list and and we imagine you will be too! We wanted to share this wonderfully helpful (and extremely long) list with you! You are welcome. And check back next week for more wonderfully exciting and highly anticipated blogs from Snyder and Pritchard Homes.



1. *Craft 260– This spot is the perfect pick for beer and wine lovers looking to enjoy American comfort food with a twist. Make sure to order the county fried bacon and brussels sprouts.

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2. *Brick + Wood – A hot new spot that offers Italian street food, APN certified Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, a mozzarella bar and an impressive line-up of wines presented via a contemporary wine tap.


3. 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant – Fabulous Mediterranean cuisine paired with an extensive selection of wines combined with live music on Friday and Saturday nights makes for a fun night out.

4. Martel – This French Bistro is a great place to go for drinks, dinner and a good time. {Rachel’s pick}

5. Osianna – Fresh Mediterranean cuisine cooked to perfection. You can’t go without trying their zucchini and eggplant chips with tzatziki sauce.{Rachel’s pick}

The Olde Bluebird Inn – If you want to skip the traditional date night dinner, this quaint spot is the perfect place to go for brunch. They specialize in freshly cooked home-style breakfast and lunch.

7. Artisan – Located in the Delmar Southport this spot combines exquisite local and seasonal flavors through their New England-inspired cuisine. {Sarah’s pick}

8. Fin – Fresh imaginative sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine with a long martini list!

9. *Barcelona – Located in the Hi Ho Motel you and your loved one can enjoy a little bit of everything with Spanish tapas and an extensive wine list. Visit them at their other locations in Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich.


10. *Bodega – A modern Mexican restaurant with an urban beach vibe. They make outstanding margaritas and irresistible Baja tacos! Fairfield & Darien locations.




1. L’Escale – Set along the Greenwich Harbor this elegant space gives off the essence of Southern France, offering Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine. {Rachel’s pick}

2.The Capital Grille – This fine dining restaurant is known for its classic steakhouse fare, extensive wine lists and expert service.

3. Thomas Henklemann – Located in the Homestead Inn this is the spot to go for a fancy and very romantic night out to enjoy contemporary French cuisine.

4. Cafe Silvium – Enjoy the warm and inviting environment while feasting on old world southern Italian cooking, especially the hand-made pastas – the cavatelli is the chef’s specialty!

5. Terra – A small intimate space with a large selection of traditional and inventive Italian dishes. And don’t forget to leave room for dessert!

6. Columbus Park – Located in downtown Stamford, you will enjoy authentic regional and national Italian dishes. The staff will treat you like family.

7. Cotto – This is an award-winning Italian tapas restaurant with a 400+ selection of wine labels.

8. Centro – The perfect spot for a special night out with the one you love or the whole family. You can even get great takeout for a romantic night in once the kiddos go to sleep!

9. Harvest  – Another wine-lovers spot for modern American cuisine with Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean influences aligned with the farm-to-table movement.  

10. Dolce Cubano – A popular waterfront restaurant and rum bar. This spot has a large menu where you can order from their raw bar, small plates or entrees. {Sarah’s pick}

New Canaan/Darien

1. Elm – Located in the heart of New Canaan they are serving up modern American cuisine.

2. The Melting Pot – A premier fondue restaurant where you can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and chocolaty desserts. {Rachel’s pick}

3. Barolo – The spot for great Italian food and their motto is, “In wine, there is truth”…enough said!

4. Roger Sherman Inn – Small, quaint and classy. The perfect excuse to leave the kids at home and wear that little black dress!

5. Sole – A family style restaurant that is inspired by Old World flavors and premium ingredients.

6. South End – A casual neighborhood spot featuring seasonal comfort food.

7. Picador – The place to enjoy healthy Spanish style tapas; their goal is to make you feel like family.

8. Chef Luis – A fusion-style restaurant with lots of different options…not to mention take out if you can’t find a babysitter in time!

9. Sushi 25 – Fresh and delicious sushi rolls and platters. You can also order online if you feel like staying in.

10. Ten Twenty Post – A casual and contemporary oyster bar serving classic New England comfort food and bistro classics.


1. *Oak + Almond – Oak and almond woods fuel their wood burning oven and stove creating delicious handcrafted seasonal food. roapegg (1)

2. *The Spread – Depending on how hungry you are, you can order small, medium or large plates that change daily depending on the season and the chef’s culinary curiosities.the spread add half page copy

3. *Washington Prime – A great place to go for perfectly cooked steaks and mouthwatering sides. You also can’t leave without trying the biggest ice cream sandwich ever!


4. *BJ Ryan’s BANC House – Your one stop spot for great food, great service, and a killer chocolate martini.


5. Local – Sono’s newest hot spot to enjoy craft beers and creative dishes that come in “Little” or “Lots” sized portions. Also in Fairfield.

6. Match – This trendy spot has a uniquely creative menu that changes daily, along with their beloved “Match classics,” and the most delicious cocktails!

7. The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood – This waterfront location is a great place to go for fresh seafood, as well as innovative seasonal dishes.

8. Sugar and Olives – They seek to educate their diners and cultivate a relationship between farms and families. Nearly all menu items are Local! {Shoshana’s pick}

9. Kazu – A great place for delicious sushi and cocktails for first timers or regulars looking to expand their palette.

10. Tacos Mexico – This spot is perfect for a casual family date night out with lots of dishes for everyone to share.


1. *Joseph’s Steakhouse – Serving USDA Prime dry aged beef they have become a landmark in Bridgeport.

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2. *Walrus + Carpenter – They have mastered a southern-inspired smoking technique that makes interesting and unique dishes. {Sarah’s pick}walrus

3. Taco Loco – This Mexican restaurant serves up mouthwatering food and amazing drink specials. {Rachel’s pick}

4. Barnum Publick House – This American bar and restaurant combines the old with the new, offering great food and astute service.

5. Biagio Osteria – The place to go to love, laugh, and eat traditional Italian style cooking.

6. Knapp’s Landing – Set along the Housatonic River you will enjoy delicious seafood entrees.

7. Prime One Eleven – An extensive menu that offers everything from a raw-bar, artisan grilled pizzas, sandwiches and so much more!

8. Outriggers – A casual fine dining location offering fresh fish and made-to-order entrees.

9. Taberna – Serving Nueva Latino cusisine this is a fun spot with great food to share and delicious cocktails.

10. Marisa’s – A traditional Italian eatery and steakhoouse they offer good food and entertainment. Make sure to check out their calendar of events!


1. *Il Palio – The place depicts the Palio Race in Siena and serves up the most creative Italian dishes.

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2. Pub 25 – They offer a huge menu full of yummy salads, sandwiches and burgers. {Sarah’s pick}

3. Vazzy’s Cucina – Serving Italian style food and drinks they will treat you like family.

4. Kolam – A flavorful Indian restaurant and takeout offering a true authentic experience.

5. Thai Delight – A great spot for traditional Thai cuisine. Dine in or take out! {Rachel’s pick}

6. The Inn at Newtown – A place for special occasions or a quiet night out. They put an emphasis on quality and value all around.

7. Tula – This restaurant and lounge offers authentic Italian cuisine with a modern American twist paired with great wines.

8. The Spinning Wheel – Come and sit by the fireplace and enjoy delicious food and great atmosphere.

9. El Coyote – A full menu of Mexican favorites; including guacamole prepared right at your table!

10. Sal e Pepe – A contemporary Italian bistro serving fresh, imaginative and delicious food.


1. *Post 154 – Exceptional modern day food and drinks with a setting to match.


2. LeFarm – Their goal is to support local farmers and create simple delicious food. {Sarah’s Pick}

3. Da Pietro’s – An award-winning Italian location for over 20 years.

4. The Whelk – Local, fresh, and sustainable seafood paired with incredible wines. {Shoshana’s pick}

5. Finalmente Trattoria – Delicious Italian fare and Great Service. Who could ask for more?

6. Via Sforza – The home of great Italian food and brick oven pizza in an authentic atmosphere.

7. Acqua – This Mediterranean menu varies by season and you get a great view of the river.

8. Vespa – A new tasty Italian eatery downtown Westport. A perfect spot after a day of shopping.

9. Spotted Hors Organic, clean, distinctive flavors find their way into each dish by way of unique ingredient combinations and thoughtful preparations, and favorite comfort foods are left to speak for themselves.

10. Sakura – A great place for Hibachi with steak, seafood and chicken prepared in front of you on the grill tables. Such a fun experience! {Rachel’s pick}

Bethel/Danbury/Brookfield/New Fairfield/Sherman

1. Rizzuto’s – This rustic Italian eatery offers stone-fired Neapolitan brick oven pizza. Simple, fresh, and a great value! Visit their other locations in Westport and Stamford.

2. Rocco’s – Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine. They offer a special “Dinner for 2” Monday-Thursday.

3. La Zingara – An intimate local farm-to-table Italian eatery with many dedicated customers.

4.  Mezon – A great tapas bar and restaurant offering an inventive fusion of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean inspired dishes. {Sarah’s pick}

5. Ondine – An a la carte menu or 5 course tasting menu is available featuring contemporary French cuisine complimented by a large selection of fine wines.

6. Jim Barbarie’s – This steakhouse and seafood restaurant has been serving up great food for over 50 years – enough said!

7. Portofino – This spot offers a large menu of fine Italian dishes and “New York style” pizza.

8. Amore – They pride themselves on “cooking for you with love,” dishing up real Italian food. Don’t forget to make reservations. {Shoshana’s pick}

9. Market Place – A modern American farm-to-table restaurant with an amazing wine list.

10. Bambu – A hibachi and sushi restaruant and bar with a diverse menu influenced by Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. {Rachel’s pick}


1. *Bianco Rosso – A stylish and trendy spot with outstanding Italian food.


2. *Cactus Rose – Enjoy a fresh and creative fusion of Latin American cuisine along with an amazing handcrafted margarita. {Sarah’s pick}


3. Schoolhouse at Cannondale – Fine, fresh and simple! They offer a great prixe fixed 4-course meal every Thursday.

4. Cobbs Mill Inn – A romantic spot for great food and gorgeous waterfall views. {Shoshana’s pick}

5. Bernard’s – The menu changes daily to reflect local ingredients in their distinctive cuisine.

6. Thali – Artistic, creative, and flavorful Indian food that will make you want to come back for more.

7. Community Table– The mission of the Community Table is to prepare the highest quality locally grown and procured ingredients. {Rachel’s pick}

8. Luc’s Cafe – A true French bistro they offer non-stop service and you can be served anything from the menu anytime day or night.

9. Reiki Sushi & Asian Bistro – They offer something for everyone with fresh ingredients. Make sure to try their OMG roll!

10. Toscana – An elegant Italian dining experience along with great fresh seafood dishes you will be raving about.

*Credit for amazing list goes to CityMomsBlog


Warm Wishes,

Shoshana & Sarah

Snyder Pritchard Homes

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