Some restaurants are known for their hearty breakfast. Others, for their elegant dinner service. And then there's La Luna Ristorante, which is renowned for both. The restaurant owes its many awards in part to executive chef Edgar Ortiz, who mainly prepares his entrees in the traditional style of Tuscany. One taste of his perfectly grilled pork loins or mozzarella-stuffed scallops wrapped in prosciutto is enough to see why La Luna has earned high marks from Connecticut Magazine. The Sunday brunch is more universal in scope, with a massive buffet stocked with belgian waffles, custom omelets, and freshly carved meats. Several nights a week, guests can take in dinner and a show, thanks to live bands and waiters trained to recite the night's specials in iambic pentameter.
Ballou?s Wine Bar revolves around three prized delicacies: chocolate, wine, and coffee. From those staples, dozens of indulgent dishes ensue, including chocolate, Nutella, and peanut-butter-chocolate fondues and homemade truffles developed by Debbie, half of the husband-and-wife team that runs Ballou?s. Her chocolate fondue and homemade truffles are so deliciously decadent that they?ve earned the wine bar a spot on the Best of New Haven Reader?s Poll list for best desserts. In addition to rich desserts and froth-capped cups of cappuccino, guests can order wines from local and international vineyards, as well as a wide selection of pastas, sandwiches, and flat breads.
Owner and executive chef Greg Bozzi named his restaurant after the 1963 John Wayne movie, Donovan?s Reef.
Bozzi fire-grills steaks and bakes lobster pies for the dinner rush. He tops burgers with fried onions rings and tosses crab meat and littleneck clams into bowls of marinara-covered linguine. Several nights a week, the eatery hosts live musical acts, trivia contests, and bird-calling competitions. Donovan?s Reef is also a certified green restaurant, with such eco-friendly aspects as energy-efficient lighting, a full-scale recycling program, and composting their food waste.
SBC Restaurant & Brewery lines up an inviting smorgasbord of comfort food to be devoured alongside an arsenal of brewed on-site beers. Take in the expanse of the appetite-assassinating lunch menu (served from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.) and try not to set off the fire alarms while your head smokes with indecision before easing yourself in with the SBC calamari, which comes prepared three ways: crispy with marinara and rémoulade, fried with hot peppers and artichoke hearts, and sticky with a sweet chili Sriracha glaze ($6.99). Follow that up with the crispy chicken salad, festooned with mandarin oranges, grape tomatoes, gorgonzola, and honey white balsamic vinaigrette ($12.99), or the margherita pizza topped with sliced fresh tomatoes, garlic, mozzarella and basil ($10). SBC burgers are 8 ounces of natural custom-quality beef served on a handmade roll and topped with american, provolone, cheddar, swiss, fontina, or mozzarella cheese ($7.99).
For a quick bite to eat, Eli's On The Hill's menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
Eli's On The Hill patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Take the kids along too — Eli's On The Hill is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Large groups will appreciate Eli's On The Hill for its ability to seat them quickly.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Eli's On The Hill.
On warmer days, take advantage of Eli's On The Hill's outdoor seating.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Eli's On The Hill tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
If dining out is not on the agenda, Eli's On The Hill offers delivery and pickup, too.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Save some dough on parking at Eli's On The Hill.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Eli's On The Hill.
The average check at Eli's On The Hill will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Eli's On The Hill.
Take a trip to Chowder Pot Family Restaurant in Branford and make your next meal a good one.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Chowder Pot Family Restaurant.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — Chowder Pot Family Restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Chowder Pot Family Restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Chowder Pot Family Restaurant is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Chowder Pot Family Restaurant's outdoor patio.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Chowder Pot Family Restaurant for a group meal.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
Weeknights are busy for Chowder Pot Family Restaurant, so call ahead and make a reservation if you can.
Dress is typically casual at Chowder Pot Family Restaurant, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Diners at Chowder Pot Family Restaurant will love the free parking nearby.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Chowder Pot Family Restaurant.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Chowder Pot Family Restaurant's moderately priced fare.