Connecticut Best Restaurants 2010
Best Fancophile Hangout
BRIE & BLEU, New London
You’ll love this bustling fromagerie on the Thames River for its water views and superb bistro fare. True favorite: braised short ribs with raspberries, oranges, and mesclun in a sherry-shallot vinaigrette. 84 Bank St. 860-437-2474; brieandbleu.com
Best New “IT” Bistro
ROUGE, South Norwalk
Pairing wines by the glass with Mediterranean-inspired small plates is hardly a pioneering concept, yet this newcomer at the heart of SoNo’s ultra-hip Washington Street is winning raves by offering just that. 88 Washington St. 203-354-4781; rougewinebar-ct.com
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