Fairfield Restaurants Sweep Connecticut Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards

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Baro, one of Fairfield's newest restaruants, was chosen among Connecticut diners favorites in Connecticut Magazine's 2014 Readers Choice. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo
Touted as Connecticuts only ramen bar, Mecha Noodle Bar was among Connecticut diners favorites in Connecticut Magazine's 2014 Readers Choice. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo
The Artisan at Fairfield's Delemar Hotel was chosen among Connecticut diners favorites in Connecticut Magazine's 2014 Readers Choice. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File Photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield residents believe their hometown boasts the best places to eat in the area, and Connecticut Magazine agrees, awarding everything from best cocktails to best service to restaurants in town.

New Fairfield restaurants such as Baro and Mecha Noodle Bar received awards, coming in first and second in categories including Best Cocktails, Best Asian, Best Hidden Gem and Best Latin American.

Barcelona, which was recognized in all its locations across the state, received nods in multiple categories: Best Wine Selection, Best Service, Most Romantic, Best Appetizers, Best Outdoor Dining and in Fairfield alone placed third in Best Hotel Dining for its location in the Hi-Ho Motel.

The Artisan in Southport’s The Delamar Hotel came in second for Hotel Dining.

Catch A Healthy Habit was recognized as one of the Best Vegetarian/Vegan restaurants in the state.

For Best Pub Grub and Best Road Food, Fairfield’s The Chelsea and Super Duper Weenie came in second. The Chelsea also came in second in the Best Gourmet Burgers category and first in Best Lunch.

Wilson’s BBQ in Norwalk and Fairfield took home third for Best Barbecue, and Chips came in first for Best Breakfast.

Fairfield’s Liana’s tied for third in Best Italian, Safita won first in Best Middle Eastern and Coromandel was second for Best Indian.

Nearly two-thirds of the restaurants that placed in the top three were from Fairfield County, a review of the winners found. The winners came from the magazine reaching out to readers to vote for their favorites.

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