One of the area's best restaurants, Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues has barbecue, catfish, grits, fried chicken and plenty of other Southern favorites, all accompanied by live music. Open for lunch and dinner, this is one of the most popular eateries in the downtown area and a great place to "Pig-Out" (a dinner special that includes ribs, pulled pork and Andouille sausage). Be sure to get here early because it gets busy on weekends and game days!
Max Downtown is consistently rated by locals as one of the best restaurants in the state. Serving lunch and dinner, the menu is comprised of primarily American dishes such as Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Pan Seared Scallops and top quality steaks to name a few. Guests also receive massive portions during lunch and the wine list is just as spectacular as the one served at dinner. This is the perfect spot for a romantic date night or for a business lunch.
Bella's Cafe is a bright and cozy restaurant in West New Haven serving up some of the city's favorite breakfast and brunch all week long. You definitely won't go home hungry after chowing down on massive portions of dishes like french toast, omelets, burgers, salads and more. The menu changes frequently, and they always offer daily specials, so you can try something new every time.
If you are heading towards the Shoreline and are absolutely craving some finger sandwiches and scones, Tea Roses Team Room is there to satisfy your stomach's grumblings. Serving organic teas, scones, tarts, tea sandwiches and soups, there is something for a light lunch or snack throughout the afternoon. Reservations are strongly suggested as the tea room has a capacity of about 15 patrons.
Salute means 'health' or 'cheers' (depending on the context) in Italian and here at this downtown restaurant, diners can say cheers over a glass of wine and a plate of delicious Italian cuisine. Great dinner options include Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Chicken Gnocchi and Pasta a la Vodka as well as a full wine list that features wine from around Italy. In addition to dinner service, Salute also has a wonderful happy hour and an impressive selection of lunch dishes.
Located on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford, Treva marvels its guests with its delicious and innovative Italian cuisine. The menu is primarily made up of recipes from the central and northern regions of Italy and it's filled with tantalizing fresh pastas, scallops, pork and chicken dishes, come la mamma lo fa (how mom does it). Give your meal a sweet finish with a slice of Tiramisu or cheesecake from their dessert menu.
The decor at this Asian restaurant is a pleasant blend of simple modern elements with oriental touches. The small, yet uncluttered Mae Kong Thai serves a flavorful selection of Thai-inspired dishes. You'll find both, classic Thai dishes and unique offerings and signature preparations like the Laab Chicken Wing, Spicy Crispy Salmon Salad, Wasabi Fried Rice with Tempura Fish, Spaghetti Kee Mao Talay and Green Curry.
Family owned and run for over six decades, Capitol Lunch is a true New Britain institution. Best known for their signature hot dogs with the works, these fast food favorites are served with onion, mustard and sauce. The sauce isn't just any old sauce, its a family recipe handed down through the generation, and prepared with ground meat and their secret spices. You can pick up some to take with you. They also serve burgers, fries and onion rings.
Warm, cozy and elegant, the East Side Restaurant effortlessly combines a welcoming atmosphere, deliciously authentic food and lovely decor to create a memorable dining experience. The family run restaurant features a beautiful dining room and an outdoor beer garden, perfect for a casual evening out on a summer evening.
A laid back casual cafe and bar, diners can enjoy an authentic Polish meal and a chill draft beer at Belvedere Cafe. Try the hunter's stew, sampler platter or potato pancakes.
A well known local restaurant, Paradise Pizza has been serving up a delicious selection of their tasty pizzas, pies, pastas and snacks for several years. Their New York style pies are topped with generous heapings of flavorful ingredients, perfect too share. They also serve soups, salds, pasta and entrees, all prepared fresh in house.
Staropolska combines a bright, casual decor with a menu featuring dishes inspired by traditional Polish cuisine. Hunter's Stew, Breaded Pork chop, Stuffed Cabbage and Red Borscht are some of the classic Polish fare you'll find on the menu.