The votes are in, and West Hartford readers chose as their favorite place to eat when someone else is paying. The Oyster Bar, which opened in 1999, has a popular bar, an extensive raw bar, and a dining room with high ceilings and a big city feel.
Max's Oyster Bar is part of the highly successful Richard Rosenthal restaurant group that includes Max's Burger Bar (also a nominee), Maxamia in Avon and Max Downtown in Hartford.
Second and third in the poll were and , both owned by chef Billy Grant.
Thanks for your nominations, and don't forget to post your reviews of these businesses in our Patch directory (click on the links in blue above). On Monday, our Readers' Choice category is "Favorite Florist" so check back for the chance to nominate your favorite.