10 Dining Favorites Last Updated 3/19

There are so many fabulous cuisine offerings in Connecticut that you’ll always have an abundance of choices. But don’t take our word for it. Get the scoop straight from those who know Connecticut dining best – locals! The following are just a few of the many worthy restaurants voted the "Best" by the readers of Connecticut Magazine in its 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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1| Crave, Ansonia

Described as a “hidden gem in Ansonia,” Crave offers an eclectic Latin Fusion menu.

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2| Tazza Osteria & Bar, Fairfield

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an Italian neighborhood restaurant at Tazza Osteria & Bar in Fairfield, with its casual, refined setting and delectable Italian dishes.

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3| Max Burger, West Hartford

If you’re looking for a fantastic burger, Max Burger in West Hartford is a must! And for an alternative to traditional fries, opt for the sweet potato or eggplant fries.

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4| Luc’s Café, Ridgefield

Savor authentic French bistro fare in a charming setting at Luc’s Café in Ridgefield, located in the lower level of one of the town’s oldest buildings.

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5| Heirloom Food Company, Danielson

Heirloom Food Company, Organic Café & Juice Bar, prides itself on supporting local farmers and artisans for fresh, locally sourced produce and products.

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6l Teff, Stamford

Experience a historical region's cuisine finding it's ay in Stamford. Teff is a place where you can discover beauty and joy of the cuisine of Eritrea and Ethiopia, two small East African countries.

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7| The Sitting Duck Tavern, Stratford

A “new American neighborhood tavern,” The Sitting Duck Tavern is a great spot to meet friends and enjoy tasty food with fresh, local ingredients.

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8| Puerto Vallarta, Middletown

A combination of authentic Mexican cuisine, festive drinks and a welcoming atmosphere is a winning mix at Puerto Vallarta in Middletown, voted “Best Mexican” restaurant by Connecticut Magazine’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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9| Ichiban Restaurant, Hartford

From yaki-gyoza and sushi to meat and fish teriyaki, choose from a bounteous menu of Japenese and Korean dishes.

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10| Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook

For mesmerizing water views on the Connecticut shoreline and an outstanding brunch buffet, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook is a choice everyone will like.