West Hartford Eateries Make CT Magazine's 'Best Of' List

Connecticut Magazine's 'Best Restaurants 2013: Experts' Picks' have just been announced, and West Hartford is well-represented in many categories.

The February issue of Connecticut Magazine includes a list of the state's "best" restaurants in a variety of categories – rated not by just average diners but by 89 "dining-out experts."

Those experts, who included reviewers, food writers, editors, cookbook authors, bloggers, and others, chose their favorite restaurants in 25 different categories.

While West Hartford missed out on "Best Overall" honors, many of the town's favorites topped other categories.

Connecticut Magazine's overall assessment resulting from this survey: "The dining-out firmament in Connecticut is as rich as ever."

West Hartford winners are:

  • Best Mexican/Latin: Besito, (Honorable Mention) Cora Cora
  • Best Indian: (Honorable Mention) Taste of India
  • Best Seafood: (Honorable Mention) Max's Oyster Bar
  • Best Pub: (Honorable Mention) The Corner Pug
  • Best Steak: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Best Prime Rib: (Honorable Mention) Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Best Appetizers: Barcelona, (Honorable Mention) Bricco
  • Best Desserts: Grants
  • Best for Families: Rizzuto's

Tell us if you agree with the experts, or share recommendations for your local favorites.

Gumbo YaYa January 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Awesome to see Grants nab best Desserts! You will not find three harder working people in a bakeshop anywhere. Franny and Todd are true masters in their trade. Billy Grant and the whole kitchen crew at Grants (and Bricco) are truly dedicated professionals deserving of all accolades you could give.
Dr Chris Chase January 24, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Big Besito fan


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