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AEL Apr 1, 2008 02:48 PM

My husband won a "dinner on the town" at any restaurant of our choosing so we'd like to take advantage.
We're more interested in good food rather than fancy decor, service, etc..

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    sibeats Apr 1, 2008 03:35 PM

    The Schoolhouse in Cannondale (Wilton) or Paci (Southport). Both have fabulous food.

    1. jfood Apr 1, 2008 05:50 PM

      Add Bistro Bonne Nuit (new canaan) to Sibeats list

      1. amanda3571 Apr 2, 2008 06:09 AM

        Blue Hill @ Stone Barns. Do the tasting menu.

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          louuuuu Apr 2, 2008 06:17 AM

          If price no object: Thomas Hinkelman in Greenwich.

          Entries even better than decor and service, which compliment the meal. Tho one of American's finest restaurants, it's extremely comfortable and relaxed while classical. Like the old Lutece.

          Go at sunset and request the screened in porch.

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          heypielady Apr 2, 2008 06:20 AM

          Meigas in Norwalk is my favorite. It's all about the food there. There are so many tapas restaurants today that its nice to enjoy non-tapas Spanish cuisine.

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            ChefBoyAreMe Apr 2, 2008 06:45 AM

            Though if you want tapas, and a bit more authentic taps sceen than Barcelona, La Paella, located right near Meigas is highly recommended

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              dolores Apr 2, 2008 08:32 AM

              La Paella is excellent.

              X20 is also a good choice, in Yonkers.

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            stevel Apr 2, 2008 09:29 AM

            Rebeccas in Greenwich

            Bernards in Ridgefield

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              suzyk Apr 2, 2008 11:35 AM

              Bernard's is lovely...truly a special place to dine.

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              wookiedoodle Apr 3, 2008 07:33 AM

              Adding DaPietro's in Westport to this great list

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                A avenue Apr 3, 2008 08:01 AM

                These are some of my favs:
                Mona Lisa - Stamford
                Saint Tropez - Fairfield
                L'Escale - Greenwich

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                  loupeppe2 Apr 5, 2008 03:21 PM

                  My friend recommends Polpo in Greenwich. The food was excellent and the service was "just brilliant".

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                    adamclyde Apr 6, 2008 05:00 PM

                    that's a good recommendation. I really like Polpo. It's been a few years, but I really liked the two meals I had there. Not cheap, but that doesn't matter in this case!

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                    chefatyourdoorstep Apr 10, 2008 06:11 PM

                    I agree with amanda3571 Blue Hill @ Stone Barns....especially now that it's spring. I had an out of this world dining experience from the tasting menu

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                      eatermom Apr 11, 2008 06:55 AM

                      I do not like Polpo at all. If you're going Italian in Greenwich and price is not a concern, go to Valbella and request a table in the wine cellar. Top notch service and food. Just very expensive, but really good.

                      1. missmar79 Apr 11, 2008 08:21 AM

                        polpo, dapietros, valbella all feel special to me

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