1500 South Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 375-9528
Fax: (203) 375-4028
Bars & Cafes
Biagio's Osteria is a simplistic restaurant serving mouthwatering Italian cuisine. A brainchild of the owner and chef Biagio Barone, this restaurant brings to Connecticut, the unpopular delectable fares from across Italy. You can choose from the light meals of antipasti, panini, insalate and salads or enjoy an appetizing meal of Shrimp Belgio or Pollo Margherita. Do try out the chef's special Scallopine Biagio, which blends together chicken, herbs and homemade sauce. The ambiance here, though rustic, is a perfect amalgamation of the words elegant and cozy.
Located on New Haven Avenue, Jeffrey's offers a variety of mouthwatering American cuisine. Guests can drop in for a light fare of sandwiches, panini, quiche, soups, salads and wraps. The menu features appetizing entrees. Try out the beef tenderloin glazed with mushroom demiglace and served with garlic, herbs, gorgonzola, horseradish sauce, or the chicken filled with cheese, basil, mushroom, lemon butter and herb sherry sauce. Do try out the lava cake, filled with rich gooey chocolate, for dessert.
Margherita Aloi, the chef proprietor of Il Palio Ristorante brings to Shelton delectable flavors of Tuscan cuisine. Margherita, born and brought up in the Italian countryside, uses traditional recipes to create mouthwatering dishes. The menu features tantalizing fares of pasta, raviolli, lasagna and risottos. Keep an eye out for seasonal specials in their menu, that uses the best ingredients of the season. Choose from their list of white and red wines to complement your meal. For some of the best drinks, select from the restaurant's specials.
Fans of cheesecake and other sweet treats will love stopping by Stockbridge's Gourmet Cheesecakes & Delectables in Shelton. With over 50 flavors of cheesecake, you will never be tired of their cheesecakes! Try the Irish Cream, Sweet Potato or Cranberry Orange cheesecakes for a taste of something other than your average cheesecake. Or, if you are looking for something other than cheesecake, Stockbridge's Gourmet Cheesecakes & Delectables also offers a wide variety of cakes, scones, brownies, cookies, and pies. Desserts and sweets aside, enjoy quiche, sandwiches, and delicious breakfast dishes made-to-order.
Oaxaca Kitchen with another outlet in downtown New Haven offers tantalizing Latin cuisine from Mexico. A gem in the Thali Indian group of restaurants, the restaurant's menu features Meaxican dishes with an Indian twist. Gorge on the savory tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos and empanadas. Try out the Salad de la Casa or El Molcajete only to taste their famous guacamole sauce. Complement your food with a wine or champagne from their list. Finish your meal with a sweet chocolate taco.
Following the success of Rizzuto's in Bethel and West Hartford, this outlet was established in 2009. Rizzuto's Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar at Westport features an extensive patio, a chilly raw bar, private dining room and an open kitchen. Guests relishing the tantalizing Italian fare in the dining room can bask in the warm glow emanating from the fireplace. The restaurant has a shop to one end, where people can buy salads, meatballs artisan breads and freshly made pastas. In close proximity to the gently flowing Saugatuk River, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bank, before or after your meal. Dinner is served daily from 4p onwards.
Established way back in 1934, Rudy's has been a popular place for a bite and a pint ever since. Rudy's features a long, impressive list of craft beers on tap and in bottles. Make sure you get an order of the frites, and try as many of their different dipping sauces as you can manage. In addition to the signature frites, they also serve up burgers, salads, wraps and flatbreads. Rudy's happy hour is a great time to sample some delicious brews with friends.
Enjoy the pleasant flavors from the Mediterranean at The Greek Olive. Along with delectable Greek specials and Italian delights, you can also gorge on their local dishes like burgers, subs, sandwiches, wraps and hotdogs with a Mediterranean flair. Dig in to their salads made of fresh vegetables and tender meat mixed with tantalizing sauces. To get a taste of their best preparations, choose from their daily specials.
Pizza was founded in New Haven, and the famous pizzerias still serve up the best around, but even with heavy duty competition from all the others, Est Est Est holds its own. So, try a slice here almost around the clock, and you won't be disappointed, especially if you order another Italian specialty with your pie. Enjoy outdoor seating in summer, as it's perfect place for people watching. They also offer free delivery, and catering is available.
Geronimo Southwest Grill & Tequila Bar offers a delectable array of Southwestern flavors. The restaurant is named after the fearless Apache warrior Geronimo, whose bones are rumored to rest in New Haven. The cuisine served here amalgamates cooking traditions of the Native Americans, Mexicans, Spaniards and the English settlers, giving it a modern flair. Guests can choose from their extensive menu comprising of tacos, quesadillas, ribs, mac and cheese, burritos and more. Enjoy your evenings with your friends at Geronimo having a tequila blast.
This converted garage turned hip bar, microbrewery and dance club has upscale recreation room written all over it. Cowhide couches, soft, beaten-up sofas and a pool table all suggest that you relax and hang out with friends for a few drinks and noshes. Grab the renowned, paper-thin brick oven pizza, or cool, contemporary dishes next door at the connected Brü Rm, where second story eating offers views of New Haven street life. Huge copper vats of beer is on display and live music, DJs, dancing and wild nights sprinkle the calendar.
When moseying along Chapel Street, stop into this popular student (but not exclusively) hangout. Here, it's a toss up between what's more fun; the excellent selection of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches, gourmet coffees and sweet pastries, or the titles that cover almost every subject known to publishing. Sunny seating makes this a cozy stop in any season, and a great place to peek into when downtown.