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Connecticut's Best Restaurants 2012

Connecticut’s Best Restaurants 2012
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Yankee Magazine chooses Connecticut’s best restaurants for 2012.

Morning Glory Café, Old Lyme
Taste the family’s Laotian roots with grandma-made spring rolls, or create your own pho rice noodle bowls. A petite patio overlooks the Lieutenant River. Serving breakfast and lunch. Pho bowls: from $7.50. 11 Halls Road. 860-434-0480, 860-434-0496;

The Cookhouse, New Milford
The signature smoky pork here turns up on pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, chili, burgers, and the “BBQ Sundae”–a mason jar layered with pork, baked beans, and coleslaw, topped with a pickle. Sandwiches: from $8.99. 31 Danbury Road. 860-355-4111;

Bobette’s Takeout, Milford
Choose mussel chowder or other flavor-graced bowls, such as “Connecticut Clams Casino Chowder,” “Drunk Tomato Tortellini,” “Sweet to Heat Chili,” and cream of portobello mushroom soup. Add sandwiches and salads. Soups: from $3.25. 93 Boston Post Road. 203-874-9414;

Winvian, Morris
Chef Chris Eddy combines international ingenuity and finesse with local tastes, from Berkshires blue cheese to Stonington scallops. Sip drinks by a comfy fireplace or sup by the pastoral garden. Reservations required. Fixed-price menus: $90 per person (three courses), $100 per person (four courses), $130 per person (chef’s tasting dinner). 155 Alain White Road. 860-567-9600;

Tisane Euro Asian Café, Hartford
Sip a “Bloodless Mary,” recently named the state’s official martini: organic vodka infused with tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, carrots, and pepperoncini. Hungry? Don’t neglect the cafe’s morning-to-midnight menu. Happy-hour martinis: from $5. 537 Farmington Ave. 860-523-5417;

Tacuba, Branford
Viva authentic tortillas topped with perfectly balanced seafood, cheese, veggie, and bean combos. Desserts, drinks, and atmosphere are also deliciously Mexican. Tacos: from $4. 1205 Main St. 203-208-0736;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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