Area Restaurants

  • $ - INEXPENSIVE
  • $$ - MODERATE
  • $$$ - EXPENSIVE

Note: Reservations and credit cards accepted, unless otherwise noted. Some restaurants in the area may not be included in this list. Please see a local telephone book for additional dining options. If you choose a restaurant on the list below, please call ahead to make sure it is open on the day you wish to dine.

This list has been compiled for your information only and does not imply a recommendation or endorsement.

Up to a 15-Minute Drive

CROMWELL
  • $$ 99 Restaurant and Pub, 36 Shunpike Road, (860) 632-2099
    Style: American
  • $$ Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Road, (860) 613-2224
    Style: Style: Modern Italian | Reservations accepted for parties of five or more
  • $$ Chicago Sam's, 51 Shunpike Road., Suite #14, (860) 635-1860
    Style: American/Sports Bar | Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Chili's, 4 Sebethe Drive , (860) 632-1779
    Style: American Grill
  • $$ Ruby Tuesday’s, 50 Shunpike Road, 

    (860) 635-9970

    Style: American
  • $ Wooster Street Pizza, 

    77 Berlin Road, Suite #6, 

    (860) 635-1176

    Style: Italian/Pizzeria | 

    Reservations not accepted

DURHAM

  • $ Perk on Main, 6 Main Street #A, (860) 349-5335
    Style: Cafe | Reservations not accepted

MERIDEN

  • $$ Gianni Restaurant, 1241 East Main Street, (203) 235-0230
    Style: Italian
  • $$ Zorba’s Pizza, 1257 East Main Street, (203) 238-2077
    Style: Mediterranean

MIDDLEFIELD

  • $ Guida's Restaurant, 484 Meriden Road, Route 66, (860) 349-9039
    Style: Casual | Credit cards not accepted, Reservations not accepted

MIDDLETOWN

*indicates walking distance

  • $$ Amici Italian Grill*, 280 Main Street, (860) 346-0075
    Style: Italian | Reservations accepted for parties of six or more
  • $ Athenian Diner, 864 Washington Street, 

    (860) 346-2272


    Style
    : Diner
  • $ BrewBakers*, 169 Main Street, (860) 852-0034
    Style: Breakfast, Brunch | Reservations not accepted, Credit cards not accepted
  • $ Café 56*, 102 Court Street, (860) 346-6633
    Style: Breakfast/Lunch Diner 
  • $$ China City, 749 Saybrook Road, Suite #2, (860) 347-6899
    Style: Chinese | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $$ China King*, 200 Main St. Suite #1, 

    (860) 344-9455


    Style: Chinese | Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Coyote Blue, 1960 Saybrook Road, 

    (860) 345-2403


    Style: Mexican | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $ Eli Cannon’s Tap Room*, 

    695 Main Street, 

    (860) 347-3547 

    Style: American | 

    Reservations not accepted
  • $$$ Esca*, 

    437 Main Street, 

    (860) 316-2552 


    Style: Italian
  • $$ Fiore II*, 

    332 Main Street, 

    (860) 344-5557

    Style: Italian

  • $$ First and Last Tavern*, 

    220 Main Street, 

    (860) 347-2220

    Style: Italian/Pizzeria | 

    Reservations accepted for parties of eight or more
  • $$ First Wok*, 

    560 Main Street, 

    (860) 343-1604


    Style: Chinese | 

    Credit cards not accepted, 

    Reservations not accepted
  • $$$ Forbidden City*, 

    335 Main Street, 

    (860) 343-8288


    Style: Asian Fusion
  • $ Ford News Diner*, 

    358 Main Street, 

    (860) 346-4655


    Style: American Diner | 

    Credit cards not accepted, 

    Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Fortune Garden, 

    340 East Main Street, 

    (860) 343-0927 


    Style: Chinese
  • $$ Fortune Wok, 

    844 Washington Street, 

    (860) 347-0885


    Style: Chinese | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $ Fusion Bakery and Patisserie* , 

    100 Riverview Center, 

    (860) 344-9024
  • $ Ghezzi’s Market and Deli, 

    970 Newfield Street, 

    (860) 632-2442 


    Style: Deli | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $ The Green Room*, 

    124 College Street, 

    (860) 704-6999

    Style: Gourmet Lunch

  • $$ Hair of the Dog Saloon, 

    544 South Main Street, 

    (860) 346-2400

    Style: Bar/Bistro | 

    Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Haveli India, 

    1300 South Main Street, 

    (860) 347-7773


    Style: Indian
  • $ Illiano’s, 

    404 South Main Street, 

    (860) 346-5656


    Style: Italian | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $ Illiano’s Pizzeria, 

    534 Washington Street, 

    (860) 343-9244  

    Style: Italian | 

    Reservations not accepted
  • $$ It’s Only Natural*, 

    606 Main Street, 

    (860) 346-9210


    Style: Vegan/Vegetarian
  • $$ Japanica, 

    854 Washington Street, 

    (860) 346-4498


    Style: Japanese
  • $ Jerry’s Pizza, 

    635 South Main Street, 

    (860) 346-5335


    Style: Italian/Pizzeria | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $ Klekolo World Coffee*, 

    181 Court Street, 

    (860) 343-9444


    Style: Gourmet Coffee | 

    Credit cards not accepted, 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $$ La Boca Restaurant and Cantina*, 

    337 Main Street, 

    (860) 347-4777

    Style: Mexican

  • $$$ La Cantina Café Ristorante*, 

    74 Court Street, 

    (860) 704-0000

    Style: Italian

  • $$ Lan Chi's*, 

    505 Main Street, 

    (860) 347-8885

    Style: Vietnamese 

  • $$ Luce Restaurant*, 

    98 Washington Street, 

    (860) 344-0222

    Style: Italian Deli | 

    Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Mattabesett Canoe Club*, 

    80 Harbor Drive, 

    (860) 347-9999


    Style: Seafood and steak
  • $$ Mezzo Grille*, 

    106 Court Street, 

    (860) 346-6000


    Style: American fusion
  • $$ Mikado*, 

    3 Melilli Plaza, 

    (860) 346-6655


    Style: Japanese | 

    Reservations accepted for 

    parties of four or more
  • $$ Mondo Pizza*, 

    10 Main Street, 

    (860) 343-3330


    Style: Pizza, Pasta
  • $ Neon Deli and Market*, 

    130 Cross Street,

    (860) 347-1800


    Style:
    Deli Take-Out | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $$ New England Emporium*,

    386 Main Street (in the Main Street Marketplace),

    (860) 346-1200


    Style: Specialty Sandwiches/Crepes/Soups
  • $ O’Rourke’s Diner*, 

    728 Main Street, 

    (860) 346-6101


    Style: American Diner | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $ Pickle Stand Delicatessen and Tavern*, 

    195 Main Street, 

    (860) 788-3570


    Style: Deli
  • $ Public Market*, 

    480 Main Street, 

    (860) 346-3340


    Style: Italian/Deli Take-Out
  • $$ Puerto Vallarta*, 

    206 Main St., Metro Square, 

    (860) 852-0080


    Style: Mexican
  • $ Red and Black Cafe at Broad Street Books*, 

    45 Broad Street, 

    (860) 685-7333


    Style: Cafe | 

    Reservations not accepted

  • $ Sweet Harmony Café and Bakery*, 

    330 Main Street, 

    (860) 344-9646

    Style: Light Fare (Breakfast/Lunch)

  • $$ Tandoor*, 

    170 Main Street, Metro Square, 

    (860) 346-6600

    Style: Indian

  • $$$ 

    Tavern at the Armory at the Inn at Middletown*

    , 70 Main Street, 

    (860) 854-6323


    Style: Traditional New England
  • $$ Thai Gardens*

    300 Main Street, 

    (860) 346-3322


    Style: Thai
  • $$ Tibetan Kitchen Restaurant*

    574 Main Street, 

    (860) 854-6292


    Style: Himalayan/Nepalese
  • $$ Typhoon*

    360 Main Street, 

    (860) 344-9667
    Style: Thai
  • $ Udupi Bhavan

    749 Saybrook Road , 

    (860) 346-3355

    Style: South Indian/Vegetarian | 

    Reservations not accepted 
  • $ Wes Wings*, 

    156 High Street, 

    (860) 685-3510


    Style: Casual | 

    Reservations not accepted

PORTLAND

  • $$ Farrell’s, 245 Marlborough Street, 
  • (860) 342-4589
  • Style: Steak/Seafood

ROCKY HILL

  • $$ Chuck’s Steak House, 2199 Silas Deane Highway, (860) 529-0222
    Style: Steak/Seafood
  • $$ Dakota, 1489 Silas Deane Highway, (860) 257-7752
    Style: Steak/Seafood
  • $$ New York Pickle Deli, 397 Cromwell Avenue, (860) 257-9465
    Style: Deli | Reservations not accepted, 
  • $$ On the Border, 1519 Silas Deane Highway, (860) 899-1670
    Style: Tex-Mex | Reservations not accepted
  • $$$ Saybrook Fish House, 2165 Silas Deane Highway, (860) 721-9188
    Style: Seafood
  • $$ Wood-n-Tap Bar and Grill, 12 Town Line Road, (860)571-9444
    Style: American Grill
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15-to-30-Minute Drive

CENTERBROOK

  • $$ Gabrielle's, 78 Main Street, (860) 767-2440
    Style: Continental

CHESTER

  • $$ Brushmill by the Waterfall, 129 West Main Street, (860) 526-9898
    Style: American
  • $$ Pattaconk 1850 Bar and Grille, 33 Main Street, (860) 526-8143
    Style: American/Pub
  • $$ Restaurant L&E French 75 Bar, 59 Main Street, (860) 526-5301
    Style: French Bistro
  • $$$ River Tavern, 23 Main Street, (860) 526-9417
    Style: American

EAST HADDAM

  • $$ La Vita Gustosa, 9 Main Street, (860) 873-8999
    Style:Italian

EAST HARTFORD

  • $$ Procaccini's, 46 Main Street, (860) 568-2930
    Style: Italian

ESSEX

  • $$ Black Seal, 15 Main Street #C, (860) 767-0233
    Style: American | Reservations accepted for parties of five or more
  • $$$ Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, (860) 767-1776
    Style: New England Fare
  • $$ Oliver’s Restaurant and Taverne, 124 Westbrook Road, (860) 767-2633
    Style: American | Reservations not accepted

FARMINGTON

  • $$ Apricot’s Restaurant and Pub, 1593 Farmington Avenue, (860) 673-5405
    Style: American | Reservations Recommended

GLASTONBURY

  • $ The Diamond Pub and Grill, 195 Hebron Ave, (860) 659-2002
    Style: Pub
  • $$$ J. Gilbert’s, 185 Glastonbury Boulevard, (860) 659-0409
    Style: Steak/Seafood
  • $$$ Max Amore, 140 Glastonbury Boulevard #613, (860) 659-2819
    Style: Italian
  • $$$ Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Boulevard, (860) 652-3474
    Style: Seafood
  • $$$ Pond House Grille, 2935 Main Street, (860) 657-4527
    Style: Contemporary American

HARTFORD

  • $$ Bin 228 228 Pearl Street, (860) 244-9463
    Style: Panini/Wine Bar
  • $$$ Black-Eyed Sally’s, 350 Asylum Street, (860) 278-7427
    Style: BBQ and Blues
  • $$ City Steam Brewery Cafe, 942 Main St, (860) 525-1600
    Style: American | Reservations for function rooms only
  • $$ Hot Tomato’s, 1 Union Place, (860) 249-5100
    Style: Italian
  • $$$ Max Downtown, 185 Asylum Street, (860) 522-2530
    Style: American
  • $$$ Morton's Steakhouse, 30 State House Square, (860) 724-0044
    Style: Steak
  • $$$ Peppercorn’s Grill, 357 Main Street, (860) 547-1714
    Style: Italian | Reservations recommended
  • $$ Trumbull Kitchen, 150 Trumbull Street, (860) 493-7412
    Style: Eclectic

IVORYTON

  • $$$ Copper Beech Inn 46 Main Streetm, (860) 767-5311
    Style: French

NEW HAVEN

  • $ Atticus Café, 1082 Chapel Street, (203) 776-4040
    Style: Café | Reservations not accepted
  • $ Bangkok Garden, 172 York Street, (203) 789-8684
    Style: Thai
  • $$$ Basta Trattoria, 1006 Chapel Street, (203) 772-1715
    Style: Italian
  • $$$ Bentara, 76 Orange Street, (203) 562-2511
    Style: Malaysian
  • $ Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street, (203) 562-3888
    Style: Vegetarian | Credit cards not accepted, Reservations for large groups or special needs
  • $$ Frank Pepe Pizzeria Neapolitan, 157 Wooster Street, (203) 865-5762
    Style: Italian/Pizza | Reservations not accepted
  • $$$ Heirloom at the Study Hotel, 1157 Chapel Street, (203) 503-3919
    Style: American
  • $$ Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant, 176 Temple Street, (203) 789-1232
    Style: Ethiopian
  • $$ Prime 16 Tap House, 172 Temple Street, (203) 782-1616
    Style: Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads
  • $$ Tandoor, 1226 Chapel Street, (203) 776-6620
    Style: Indian
  • $$ Thai Taste, 1151 Chapel Street, (203) 776-9802
    Style: Thai
  • $$$ Union League Café , 1032 Chapel Street, (203) 562-4299
    Style: French
  • $$$ Zinc, 964 Chapel Street, (203) 624-0507
    Style: Modern American

NEWINGTON

  • $$ Chili’s, 3017 Berlin Turnpike, (860) 667-9063
    Style: Southwest Grill | Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Outback Steakhouse, 3210 Berlin Turnpike, (860) 666-0002
    Style: Steak/Seafood | Reservations not accepted
  • $$$ Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 2513 Berlin Turnpike, (860) 666-2202
    Style: Steak/Seafood

OLD SAYBROOK

  • $$ Cuckoo’s Nest, 1712 Boston Post Road, (860) 399-9060
    Style: Mexican/Cajun | Reservations accepted for parties of six or more
  • $$ Luigi’s Restaurant, 1295 Boston Post Road, (860) 388-9190
    Style: Italian
  • $$ Penny Lane Pub and Restaurant, 150 Main Street, Route 154, (860) 388-9646
    Style: Casual
  • $$ Rosemary and Sage, 1080 Boston Post Road, (860) 388-1166
    Style: Mediterranean | Reservations accepted 
  • $$ Zhang’s, 455 Boston Post Road, (860) 388-3999
    Style: Chinese/Japanese

WALLINGFORD

  • $$ Archie Moore’s,  39 N. Main Street, (203) 265-7100
    Style: American | Also in: New Haven, Fairfield, Wallingford, and Derby 
  • $$ Michael’s Trattoria, 344 Center Street, (203) 269-5303
    Style: Italian

WESTBROOK

  • $$ Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, (860) 399-7224
    Style: Seafood | Credit cards not accepted, Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Boom at Pilot’s Point Marina, 63 Pilots Point Drive, (860) 399-2322
    Style: American | Reservations accepted 
  • $$$ Café Routier, 1353 Boston Post Road, (860) 399-8700
    Style: French Café | Reservations accepted 
  • $$ Creative Cooking Restaurant, Deli, & Bakery, 1835 Boston Post Road, (860) 399-7872
    Style: Louisiana Cajun | Reservations accepted 

WEST HARTFORD

  • $$ Arugula 953 Farmington Avenue, (860) 561-4888
    Style: Mediterranean Bistro | Reservations accepted 
  • $$ The Blue Elephant Trail, 7 South Main Street, (860) 233-4405
    Style: Thai | Reservations recommended
  • $$ Cheesecake Factory, 71 Isham Road, (860) 233-5588
    Style: American (Traditional) |Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Elbow Room, 986 Farmington Avenue, (860) 236-6195
    Style: American/ Bistro | Reservations recommended
  • $$ Grant's, 977 Farmington Avenue, (860) 236-1930
    Style: Seafood/Bistro | Reservations accepted 
  • $ Harry's Pizza, 39 South Main Street, (860) 633-7338
    Style: Pizza | Also in Glastonbury, Credit cards not accepted, Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Luna Pizza, 999 Farmington Avenue, (860) 233-1625
    Style: Pizza, Reservations not accepted 
  • $$$ Max's Oyster Bar, 964 Farmington Avenue, (860) 236-6299
    Style: Seafood/American
  • $ Moe’s Southwest Grill, Memorial Road and Raymond Road, (860) 231-7388
    Style: Taco Bar/Mexican | Reservations not accepted
  • $$ Pond House Café, 1555 Asylum Avenue, (860) 231-8823
    Style: Continental
  • $$$ Restaurant Bricco, 78 LaSalle Road, (860) 233-0220
    Style: Italian | Reservations accepted for parties of six or more
  • $$ Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan, 36 LaSalle Road, (860) 231-8400
    Style: Afghan/Middle Eastern | Reservations Recommended
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45-to-60-Minute Drive

GUILFORD

  • $$$ Quattro’s Italian Restaurant, 141 Water Street, (203) 453-6575
    Style: Italian
  • $$$ Whitfield's on Guiltford Green, 25 Whitfield Street, (203) 458-1300
    Style: French/American

OLD LYME

  • $$$ Bee and Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme Street, (860) 434-1667
    Style: Contemporary American
  • $$$ Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, (860) 434-2600
    Style: American/Continental
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