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New England BYOB

Girl Friday Mar 31, 2010 01:12 PM

There is nothing better than a fantastic meal and bottle of wine you brought yourself. So, I want to come up with an list of all the byob restaurants so I can visit everyone. Does anyone know of any?

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    MaureeninCT Apr 7, 2010 09:58 AM

    Here's a few that are near me...I would love to see a comprehensive list.

    Guilford Bistro - Guilford CT. I haven't eaten here yet but my neighbor who is a wine freak goes all the time...


    Nataz, North Branford, CT. This used to be great before it moved (zany place, loud music, lots of fun and party atmosphere...now it's more sophisticated like a regular restaurant. Unique menu as far as letting them choose for you...owner is a nice guy.


    The Place, Guilford CT - This is an outside eating venue where you sit on tree stumps and bring your own side dishes and drinks. It's seasonal but should be opening very soon. I liked it...my hubby wasn't thrilled...it gets crowded once the weather warms...great place for a party.


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      foodwallguy Apr 2, 2010 05:33 AM

      Chef Waynes Big Mamou in Springfield. Its a little hole in the wall place that has great Louisiana style dishes. Theres always a line out the door when it's nice, so bring extra bottles of whatever you're drinking and relax with friends out on the sidewalk.

      Big Mamou
      63 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103

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        CheesyWiner Apr 1, 2010 09:43 AM

        Newport, RI
        Spark, really creative food and small restaurant
        Puerini's, good Italian but BYOB may only be certain nights

        Puerini's Restaurant
        24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840

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        1. re: CheesyWiner
          lsnhc Apr 1, 2010 11:58 AM

          In New Haven, CT, it's Nini's Bistro on Orange St. Reasonably priced, creative prix fixe menus (they change every 2 weeks) and BYOB! We always take advantage of this and bring bottles from our collection that we would never order in a restaurant.
          Chef Stu of Nini's is a frequent poster here.

        2. louuuuu Apr 1, 2010 02:27 AM

          Nicholas Roberts, Norwalk.

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            hotwing Mar 31, 2010 04:42 PM

            Buon Appetito, Canton CT

            Buon Appetito
            50 Albany Tpke, Canton, CT 06019

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              icouldeattoo Mar 31, 2010 08:03 PM

              ugly American in Fall River Mass

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              FoodieJim Mar 31, 2010 02:22 PM

              In the Hartford area, places that allow you to bring personal wines and pay a corkage fee are:
              Hot Tomato's
              Pond House-WH
              Pazzo-Glastonbury and Rocky Hill
              Tango-Glastonbury (I think)

              These are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head.

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