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Jul 26, 2006 03:26 PM

Litchfield County dining

I'm looking for a nice place to take a couple out for their anniversary. Trying to decide between Petit Syrah and Olivas. One person is a vegetarian, so that's a consideration. Any recos. would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. For my money, Petite Syrah is more the place for a special occassion. Oliva's is very good, but not as attractive/comfortable as Petite Syrah. Food is excellent at each.

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    1. re: rothsteg

      Thanks, that was the impression I had gotten. In general, any other must-tries in the area? We are spending a couple of weeks at the end of the summer.

    2. Tom Moran's who owns Petit Syrah recently opened Forsythia in New Milford. I have also heard that 59 Bank in New Milford is good, as well as GW Tavern in Washington Depot. Great views!

      1. For an excellent Italian meal in an elegant setting, but not at all stuffy, I would recommend La Cupola on Rt 202 in Bantam. Homemade pastas, and everything else on the menu is consistently excellent, and Franco, the owner is a great guy.

        For a great pizza in a VERY casual atmosphere, try Bohemian Pizza also on Rt 202 in Litchfield. This is the best pizza in the area, IMHO.

        Also, highly recommended would be West Street Grill in the center of Litchfield, top notch.

        1. We love the West Street Grille in Litchfield.
          This is a small storefront place on the Main Street with 1st class food and service in a small,intimate dining room.
          It's a 3-star Mobil Guide pick and it should be a 4-star restaurant imo.
          Like the poster before me said,"top notch".
          That said it all!

          1. The Mayflower Inn in Washington has fine atmosphere and good food.