In and Around Town


Come cuddle up by the fire and have a delicious meal! We have put together some of Fairfield County's best restaurants to do some fireside dining! 

DARIEN

The Goose

The restored bar and fireplace in the tavern provides a warm and inviting focal point for get-togethers with groups, family, and friends. This restaurant is a renewal of a classic American bistro and tavern that offers fine dining and contemporary cuisine. Open (Lunch) Daily 11:30-3:30, (Dinner) Monday 5:00pm-9:30, Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm.

 

ESSEX

Griswold Inn 

The Griswold Inn was once the site of protests during the 1840’s and now serves as an Inn and dining experience. This passionately preserved historic property offers three different dining options (Historic Dining, Wine Bar & Taproom). Open (Historic Dining) Sunday 11:00am-8:00pm, Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-8:30pm, and Friday & Saturday 12:00pm-9:00pm.

 

MARBLEDALE

White Horse Country Pub

White Horse Country Pub has been featured in many magazines such as Connecticut Magazine and Yankee Magazine. They have also been ranked best pub and fireside dining three years in a row! Open seven days a week 11:00am-10:00pm.

 

MORRIS

Winvian

Executive Chef Chris Eddy creates fresh and spontaneous farm-to-table menus from Winvian Farm’s own organic gardens. Also enjoy a selection of wines from 13 countries and 37 regions. To top it off, a flight of surprising seasonal desserts form award-winning Pastry Chef Jim Hutchinson. Open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30pm; open for lunch Saturday-Sunday from 12:30-2:00pm.

 

MYSTIC

Daniel Packer Inne

When this Inne was built 200 years ago it was a welcome landmark for travelers. Today it is a place for travelers near and far to step back and experience fine dining and hospitality. Preservation of the original fireplaces, mantles, beams and other structural details have been achieved through methods of construction back in the 1700’s. Open (Lunch) 11:00am-4:00pm, (Dinner) 5:00pm-10:00pm.

 

NEW CANAAN

Cava

Cava Wine Bar offers a modern approach to Italian cuisine with local ingredients! This one-of-a-kind space connects the building to the Connecticut Gold Coast which is prominently displayed in the main dining room. Open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm.

 

NEW HAVEN 

Union League Café 

Directly across from Yale University, Union League Café is a French-inspired brasserie offering a lively atmosphere. It combines a relaxed ambiance with Old World charm. It is sought out for its superb cuisine, acclaimed wine list, and professional staff and service! It is open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm; Friday 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday 5:00-10:00pm.

Cask Republic 

Also with locations in Norwalk and Stamford this inviting and fun restaurant offers chef-crafted American fare as well as creative interpretations of globally inspired dishes. This restaurant believes in creating comfort-inducing food using the highest quality ingredients and serving it in a comfortable and welcoming setting. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm;Friday and Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm.

 

NORWALK

O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant 

By combining their knowledgeable past and experiences and cues form one of Dublin’s oldest and respected pubs in Ireland, The Brian Boru in Glasnevin, the Brothers O’Neill has won the heart of many and created and warm welcoming environment along with great food and drinks. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-1:00am, Friday & Saturday 11:30-2:00am.

 

OLD SAYBROOK

Fresh Salt 

At Fresh Salt Restaurant experience the breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound in a cozy lounge. Fresh salt is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening they offer light bites and handcrafted cocktails. Open (Breakfast) Monday-Thursday 7:00am-10:00am, Friday & Saturday 7:00am-10:00am, Sunday 8:00am-10:00am (Lunch) Monday-Saturday 11:30am-4:00pm (Dinner) Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-9:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm.

 

POMFRET

Sharpe Hill Vineyard 

Sharpe Hill Vineyard is one of Connecticut’s finest vineyards and features fine dining! Connecticut Magazine included the winery’s Creole Shrimp entrée as one of the “Fifty Dishes to Try Before you Die”. Dining is available only by reservation on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

SOUTHINGTON

Cava Restaurant 

Cava Restaurant in Southington is where guests can dine on the rich flavors of Italy. The Main Dining and Fire Place Rooms feature elegant, old-world, yet modern design awash in neutral tones throughout. Open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm, Friday 11:30am-10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm.

 

WASHINGTON

G.W. Tavern 

Named after our first president this restaurant allows you to relax on the sofa beside the fireplace. They offer the finest fresh products combined with the experience of skilled kitchen and wait staff. Open Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 11:30-9:00 Friday & Saturday 11:30-10:00 Sunday 11:30-9:00

 

WESTPORT

Tavern on Main

At Tavern on Main there are so many options of comfort to dine in. Dine in the cozy taproom, intimate dining room with three original brick fireplaces, or al fresco on the spacious patio in season. Tavern on Main serves innovative American fare in a unique historic setting. Open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm, Friday 11:30am-10:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm.

 

 

 

 

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25 Nov 2018


By Josie Feliciano