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Mar 7, 2011 09:34 AM

weekend getaway at fairfield inn by the beach

Going this weekend to Inn in Fairfield to celebrate husband's birthday. Recs for breakfast/lunch/din? any good bakeries to bring back morning treats? thanks!

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  1. is this in Fairfield, CT?

    1. Isabel et Vincent on Post road only a couple of minutes away is a great bakery - brioche and croissants will make a nice breakfast on the beach. For other meals, there are tons of options both within fairfield itself and in nearby towns - what kind of food are you looking for? Price range, atmosphere, ethnicity, etc.

      1. Yes, Fairfield Ct. The bakery sounds great--just what i was looking for. Re lunch and dinner--quiet atmosphere, any/all ethnic foods good, but mostly looking for ones with vegetarian options. I eat (some)meat but husband prefers not to. thanks!

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        1. re: lenorelenore

          We love Brasserie (formerly St Tropez). The prices are very moderate and the food is very good. I don't think there are a lot of vegetarian options on the menu, but they are very accommodating and would undoubtedly make vegetarian dishes.

          1. re: lenorelenore

            Funny, lived here for 47 years and never heard of the Fairfield Inn! Go figure.

            Molto, The Gray Goose and Martel are all nice for lunch, although Molto is rather energetic and the Goose can be crowded. If you aren't in a rush I would recommend going a little on the later side, maybe 1:30ish.

            Osianna in Fairfield has good meditteranean food, nice and relaxed atmosphere, although some here do complain about the tables being too close together.

            Paci in Southport is an excellent Italian restaurant. Pricey, but very good. Just got an excellent review in the NYTimes for what that is worth.

            I believe all these places have vegetarian options, and they all have websites with menus listed so you can check them out.


            1. re: lenorelenore

              For vegetarian options, I'd recommend Safita (Middle eastern) on Post Road in Southport (a borough of Fairfield), Thali (Indian in Westport, about 10 minutes away), Osianna if you do seafood, Quattro Pazzi for great pasta

            2. oh, it's actually called Inn at fairfield beach--just steps from the beach--read about it on trip advisor.

              thanks for suggestions they sound great. Also is there a decent Middle Eastern restaurant close by?

              Will let you know what we do after weekend. Thanks again!!

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              1. re: lenorelenore

                The inn's been there a while; used to be the Seagrape Inn. It doesn't call attention to itself as an inn. Looks more like an apartment building, but the rooms are very nice, if a bit cozy.

                I second Isabelle & Vincent for bakery and pastries. They've got a nice alcove with a big table that's perfect for relaxing and reading a paper on a weekend morning.

                sibeats' list is good and right on the spot. As for Middle Eastern, there is Layla's Falafel, but that's more of a take-out joint. Safita at 2217 Post Road is a recent addition to Fairfield. I've never been, but it's been getting good reviews.

                If you're willing to go a little further afield, there are some excellent locavore and farm-to-table options in Westport.

                Layla's Falafel
                2088 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825

                Seagrape Cafe
                1144 Reef Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

              2. Go to Safita's on the post road in Fairfield,
                Madeline's for lunch or dinner
                Wild Rice is good for lunch or dinner
                Also try Quattro Pazzi (Paci is GREAT, but much more expensive)
                Post Road Tavern Has Wonderful Soups & Salads & Seafood.
                I have eaten at all of the above, you won't be disappointed!

                Quattro Pazzi Restaurant
                165 Fillow St, Norwalk, CT 06850

                Post Road Tavern
                75 Felton St, Marlborough, MA 01752

                Wild Rice
                1612 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824