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Best "must go to" Restaurant in CT (but not fairfield county)

acervoni Apr 26, 2011 03:20 PM

Wandering what the absolute must go to restaurant is in Connecticut excluding fairfield county. Want to take my in-laws for a wonderful meal on Mother's Day but Fairfield is a little too far. They love the Max restaurants in Hartford area but I was thinking of someplace with a nice scnenic drive. Any thoughts?

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    awm922 RE: acervoni Apr 26, 2011 04:51 PM

    The Copper Beech Inn, Ivoryton, CT. Very nice. You can even add a stop at Gillette Castle overlooking the CT river.

    Copper Beech Inn
    46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442

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      chowmensch RE: acervoni Apr 27, 2011 06:40 AM

      I second Copper Beech (Pip's) and also nominate Still River Cafe in Eastford.

      Still River Cafe
      134 Union Rd, Eastford, CT 06242

      1. srsone RE: acervoni Apr 27, 2011 06:53 AM

        usually for special dinners our family went to the Mill on the River

        The Mill on the River
        989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

        1. acervoni RE: acervoni May 29, 2011 06:44 AM

          went to Mill on the River and it was excellent!

          The Mill on the River
          989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

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            srsone RE: acervoni May 30, 2011 07:10 PM


            next time i visit the family in CT again ...i will have to stop by again

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            foodwallguy RE: acervoni May 31, 2011 10:50 AM

            J.Gilberts in Glastonbury is my favorite. The bone in rib eye is always perfect and the lump crab-cake app is ridiculously good. Great wine selection as well.

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              stevel RE: foodwallguy May 31, 2011 03:14 PM

              For a great dinner try http://www.ontwenty.com/.

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