Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

The real thing… what we think you’ll think when you visit Connecticut’s most noted restaurants.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, West Hartford

I have held Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in West Hartford in high esteem even longer than it has been open. How, you may ask, is that possible? [...]Continue Reading

Avon Old Farms Inn, Avon

4 Stars… Special

Something New Is Afoot At Avon Old Farms Inn

There has been a tendency in some of Connecticut’s most storied inns to serve less than spectacular food. A couple of these, in towns like Wilton and Wallingford, have recently closed, one a presumed casualty of a constricting economy or a failure to maintain its connection with the dining public, the other due to a fire. Others, like the Spinning Wheel Inn in Redding Ridge, have been retooling, making an effort to elevate their game. I visited Avon Old Farms Inn, without doubt one of Connecticut’s most appealing dining venues, to determine [...]Continue Reading

Ibiza Restaurant, New Haven

5 Stars… Extraordinary

Ibiza Restaurant In New Haven—A Personal Favorite

Restaurant critics aren’t supposed to play favorites… But at some point, as every possible critical plaudit or testimonial of adulation is accrued by Ibiza Restaurant in New Haven, I don’t feel as if I’m revealing a bias in stating that it’s my favorite Connecticut restaurant; rather, I’m joining the groundswell of approval.Continue Reading