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May 13, 2010 02:17 PM

Thomaston CT lunch

Does anyone know of a nice restaurant for a birthday lunch with my lady friends? If there is nothing to recommend in Thomaston, do you know another place nearby?

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  1. What do you like to eat/spend to celebrate? My wife and I usually go to Carole Peck's Good News Cafe for our celebrations: It is not cheap but it is less expensive at lunch that at dinner, plus the food is always very good and the portions are large enough that you will either not need dinner, or you'll take home enough that you'll have something for later.

    Over the hill in Litchfield there are several good choices. At the high-end places like Winvian (in Morris technically), and at West St. Grill, you might see some of LCnty's very famous residents (but maybe eat a little something before you go). The Village restaurant is very comfortable for visiting if the food is nothing special. My sister and her husband have actually just emailed us and asked us to take them to Woods Pit Barbecue in Bantam for their anniversary. There are a couple of nice big tables back in the corner and if folks like OK barbecue or Mexican it would be a casual place for an afternoon.

    Or if you like Italian, you could hop on Rt 8 and run down to Waterbury and try someplace like La Tavola on Highland Avenue that we've been hearing so much about and been dying to try. More accessible at lunch I'd think.. Even San Marino just off the highway on Thomaston Ave is a pretty good old fashion red-sauce Italian restaurant where no one would mind if you spent most of the afternoon chatting.

    Looking at what's in Thomaston, these are what come to my mind. We've tried Carilto's a couple of times in Woodbury and both the food and the service were poor.

    San Marino Restaurant
    Colonial Plz, Waterbury, CT 06702

    Good News Cafe
    694 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798