Visiting Bristol, CT & vicinity - good eats?
hello new england chowhounds!
I am visiting family in bristol, CT this weekend and i am looking for some good eats. we're also willing to drive (to the coast) for food and adventure. wouldn't like to stray more than 2 hours or so from home base.
any suggestions or recommendations or tips would be much appreciated!
The Cottage in Plainville
Cava in Southington
Anthony Jacks in Southington
Piccolo Arancio in Farmington
Metro Bis in Simsbury
Grants, Bricco and Max Oyster Bar in West Hartford
Pip's at Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton
Liv's in Old Saybrook
tiberio's in Old Saybrook
Lenny and Joe's in Westbrook
(Last four are on the Shoreline, about an hour from Bristol).
Two hours from Bristol will take you to Boston or NYC...and with everything in between, that means ALOT of choices. Closer to home, tho...here are some of my local (Bristol, Farmington, Burlington) suggestions:
Machiavelli's in Southington
La Trattoria in Canton (on 44)
Big Steve's in Plainville (used to be Pepper Pot)...their lobster bisque is to die for.. but VERY informal
Apricots, Picolo Arancia, both in Farmington, but a bit pricey
For touristy selections, you can also check out what is at the casinos.
Only two diners I know of in the area is GoldRock (W. Hartford, just off 84) and Applewood (on Farmington Ave in Bristol). Not great, but family friendly and decent food.