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Mar 7, 2007 05:55 AM

Glastonbury CT

Any recommendation on restaurants and foodie places? Will be traveling in a few weeks?

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    1. Glas is one choice, it is pretty popular though I wasn't overly impressed. It's owned by the Hot Tomato's owners.
      Max Amore's is wonderful and always serves up a filling, classy Italian meal.

      However, my favorite in Glastonbury is J Gilberts. It has wonderful entrees and it is a longtime trustworthy favorite. It also isnt over-hyped the way Glas has been.

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      1. re: conngirl

        I hate to be a downer, but my experience with Glas was that its nothing special. I've eaten at hot tomato's a bunch and love it, glas was overpriced for food that was average at best. The atmosphere is very trendy, and has a nice bar.

      2. Min Ghung is excellent. It is located in a 70s era strip mall on New London Turnpike that you would never knew existed unless you were looking for it. Their Sake list is phenomenal. They have a website if you want to check out their menu. I think it is

        I also have heard great things about Char Koon, but I haven't yet been there myself.

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        1. re: mels

          agree, excellent sushi, but the service is horrible - I would recomend sitting at the sushi bar...

        2. I stumbled on an Indian restaurant in Glastonbury (anybody know the name?) a few months ago, and had spectacular tandoori. It was in a little shopping center right on the main drag.

          1. nbermas - When I looked at this thread I thought I was going crazy since I remember replying to it recently. You started another Glastonbury thread a week ago and it has a number of suggestions of places to eat here in town.

            Anyway, the Indian restaurant that politico mentions is Ambassador of India on Main Street. There is also A Passage to India in the Glen Lochen Mall but it is not "on the main drag". As asked in the other thread, what are you looking for? That might help with suggestions. Jay

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            1. re: JayCT

              Thanks Jay, it was Ambassador of India.

              Just stumbled into it, but the food was very good, much better than most of what passes for Indian in these parts and I remember the tandoori especially being a standout.

              1. re: JayCT

                I know I had a fever that night!!!!

                1. re: JayCT

                  Just across the river in Rocky Hill (about 6-8 mins) on the Silas Deane Hwy. (Rte. 99), just south of I-91, you will find a great Indian restaurant called Priya A recent chowser described "phenomenal dosas and vindaloo" and that is on the mark. They also offer a very excellent lunch buffet which will make your tummy hurt with joy if you get carried away. Or you might need to be carried away if you lose control. Never a disappointment. Friendly staff. And please take this the way it is intended, as a positive indication, the clientele there is well represented by the Indian community which to me underscores the quality of the establishment.