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prio girl Jul 30, 2012 08:12 PM

My husband and I will be visiting Hill-Stead Museum and Gardens in Farmington, CT tomorrow and would like to have lunch somewhere good and local - not a chain, casual rather than upscale..

We're open to all food types but we particularly like seafood. Thanks.

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    chowmensch Jul 31, 2012 04:02 AM

    Piccolo Arancio is very close to Hillstead. Excellent Italian.

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      prio girl Jul 31, 2012 04:04 AM

      Thanks chowmensch!

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      sbxstr Jul 31, 2012 05:39 AM

      Go to Apricots and sit outside by the river. Can't be beat!

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        Tinkerbelldee Jul 31, 2012 02:01 PM

        Apricots is a great choice!

      2. masha bousha Jul 31, 2012 09:45 AM

        Other suggestions: Flaggstead BBQ on Route 4 in Farmington (close to the museum). J. Timothy's in Plainville, Max a Mia on route 44 for italian.

        enjoy!

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          prio girl Aug 2, 2012 11:55 AM

          Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'll remember them for next time in Farmington, CT.

          When I start a thread asking for suggestions, I like to revisit the thread and give my feedback on where we chose to eat; but it wasn't in Farmington after all.

          We ended up having eaten such a big breakfast that we weren't hungry until we were well on the road home to NYC.

          We stopped to eat at Riverview Bistro in Stratford, CT. We sat at a table on the patio with a lovely view of the river and had a very nice meal.

          I had the ahi tuna on ciabatta (nicely done, medium rare) and my husband had the Catch Three (shrimp, calamari, scallops).

          Service, food, view all were excellent.

          Thanks again for the responses and suggestions.

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            SlowFood3 Apr 18, 2013 05:22 PM

            J. Timothy's: hadn't been there in awhile but did a quick lunch in the bar area with some co-workers two weeks ago. One of the Friday lunch specials was a dynamite grilled lamb pita with tzatziki sauce. OMG..great tasted that garlic flavor all afternoon. Good service too.

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