17 Best Restaurants in Fairfield, CT

Fairfield is a town in southwestern Connecticut bordering the Long Island Sound – a body of water that separates from New York’s Long Island peninsula. The town is rich in history, having roots that go as far back as the mid-1600s.

Fairfield, Connecticut, is near Westchester County, the county to the north of New York City but is also near Providence and Boston. As such, its culinary scene is influenced by the Big Apple, Boston, and Rhode Island.

Craft 260

$$ | (203) 955-1745 | WEBSITE


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Craft 260 is a unique experience, offering revolving local (and global) beers on tap from across the greater New England area. From beer-soaked Brussels sprouts to wood oven pretzels, there are always great appetizers while drinking a brew.

The pistachio sausage flatbread is a must, although the CEO burger made from dry-aged chuck and sirloin is among the best around.

Craft 260 also has an extensive liquor and wine selection, including the Cucumber or Espresso Martini. Save room for their lava cake, chocolate mousse, or scrumptious pies made locally.


Mecha Noodle Bar

$$ | (203) 292-8222 | WEBSITE


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Mecha Noodle Bar is an Asian-based restaurant that fuses Vietnamese and Japanese comfort foods. Since 2013, Mecha Noodle has been offering unique, seasonal, and traditional dishes from all points Asian.

Their Ramen options offer an array of add-ons for the perfect bowl. In the mood for a snack, check out firecracker wings, edamame, lemongrass spareribs, and Saigon egg rolls, among others.

Happy hour offers discounted drinks and delectable eats. Mecha’s Bubble Tea is available spiked with whiskey, rum, or tequila, etc.


BONDA Restaurant

$$$$ | (203) 292-9555 | WEBSITE

BONDA Restaurant Best Restaurants in Fairfield, CT

Stepping into BONDA, one is welcomed with walls of vintage posters an overwhelming aroma of deliciousness. BONDA offers dine-in and curbside pickup and some of the most delicious cuisines in Fairfield.

If you are hungry, start with the chorizo/fennel mussels or grilled romaine with shaved parmesan cheese.

The NY Strip steak, fried chicken, and pork chops scarpariello are great choices unless a roasted poblano stuffed with polenta and mole sauce is something you prefer. Home-made pasta is available with braised pork or leeks and bacon.


Brick Walk Tavern

$$$ | (475) 888-9966 | WEBSITE


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Recently voted the best by Fairfield Living Magazine, Brick Walk Tavern’s nightly dinner menu changes daily to reflect locally sourced food and seasons.

With amazing service and creative menu items, Brick Walk Tavern, in a casually elegant way, offers something for everyone.

Brick Walk’s extension wine selection is only matched by the sweet treats it offers each night – like warm chocolate cake and ice cream.

From sandwiches, salads, and delicious dumplings to start, the chef offers an American Red Snapper or Prime Filet Mignon special. Chocolate lovers don’t miss the S’mores pudding mug, topped with toasted meringue.


Sonia’s Gourmet Kitchen

$$ | (203) 292-8668 | WEBSITE


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SGK brings to Fairfield some unique Italian classics crafted with the finest of ingredients. Homemade pasta is available in a number of ways – from fettuccine to ravioli and everything in between.

Sonia’s classic Francese, marsala, and parmesan taste like it was flown in from Italy. Sonia’s also offers amazing paninis packed with chicken cutlet, eggplant, or steak.

Crème Brulee, tiramisu, and chocolate lava cake help cap off an amazing meal at Sonia’s.


Circle Diner

$$ | (203) 255-9177 | WEBSITE


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Circle Diner has been voted among the best eateries along Connecticut’s Gold Coast for ten consecutive years.

Known for their daily specials, Fairfield county residents and visitors have learned to love some of the area’s best breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This homey diner, which is near Riverside Park, offers a delicious beer-battered fish sandwich, a shrimp or scallop fish fry, and some of the finest in Greek cuisine – Moussaka and Spanakopita.

Salad lovers have a variety of healthy, delicious options from which to choose.


Taj Fairfield Indian Cuisine

$$ | (203) 690-1387 | WEBSITE

Taj Fairfield Indian Cuisine Best Restaurants in Fairfield, CT

Taj Indian cuisine offers some of Fairfield’s finest and most authentic Indian food. Taj offers vegetarian and nonvegetarian options like masala dosa and tamarind eggplant to start.

Don’t miss the delicious tandoori salmon or chicken tikka cooked in Taj’s clay oven. If you love goat or lamb dishes, there are various specialties and a variety of naan, including garlic, onion, and rosemary naan.

The chef is happy to prepare foods to meet any potential dietary restrictions for anyone in your party. Save room for the cheesecake, rich and cardamom pudding, or sweet carrot pudding with fried nuts.


Andros Diner

$$ | (203) 384-8176 | WEBSITE


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For more than four decades, Andros Diner has been a crowd favorite in and around Fairfield – serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, plus a menu of potent potables.

From meatball parmigiana grinders to a mouthwatering patty melt, Andros has something for everyone. Andros offers seafood served in too many ways to count and Greek specialties as good as momma-made.

The Jumbo Heated Chocolate Chip Cookie Monster (with chocolate syrup and ice cream) is only matched with several varieties of cheesecake. Looking for a bargain, Andros offers an early bird special from 3 PM to 6 PM.


Bella Sera Ristorante

$$ | (203) 335-7701 | WEBSITE


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Bella Sera Ristorante in Fairfield is a family-owned and operated Italian eatery serving traditional as well as innovative cuisine in a casual environment.

Bella Sera’s antipasti options clams casino or carpaccio di manzo, or polpette di bue (crispy filet mignon meatballs).

For a treat, check out the bacon-wrapped filet mignon or veal scallopini, although the seafood and the mushroom risottos are something that will be soon hard to forget. Top off the meal with a cheesecake or tiramisu for the perfect ending.


Mancuso’s Restaurant & Bar

$$ | (203) 367-5359 | WEBSITE

Mancuso’s Restaurant & Bar Best Restaurants in Fairfield, CT

Since the late 1970s, Mancuso’s Restaurant and Bar has been serving some of the finest Italian food around. In addition to a pizza menu (which includes amazing calzones), Mancuso offers Italian favorites for dinner and bar selections.

To start, try Nonna’s meatballs or the grilled stuffed portabella, topped with gorgonzola cream sauce. If seafood is what you crave, the seafood Fra Diavolo or salmon with mushrooms will definitely satisfy you.

Veal is served as a parmigiana, Sorrentino and marsala wine. Pasta lovers check out the cavatelli Tuscany with sausage and broccoli rabe.


The Castle on Post

$$ | (203) 292-8410 | WEBSITE


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The Castle on Post has been a local family favorite, offering something for everyone with a bit of an Irish flair – young and old.

From unique brunch items to more traditional fare, the Castle on Post is a great restaurant for some amazing fresh mussels – in either a stew or Fra Diavolo.

In addition to tasty burger options (including a build your own burger), the Castle offers an amazing array of fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, sole Francese, chicken curry, and balsamic glazed salmon, to name a few.

The steak or grilled salmon BLT is a great handheld option.


Flipside Burgers & Bar

$$ | (203) 282-8233 | WEBSITE


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Flipside Burgers and Bar offers a casual and relaxed eatery that serves comfort, feel-good food and has received a number of accolades as a ‘best of’ in Fairfield.

From decadent milkshakes and floats to potent potables, Flipside offers a beverage for every taste. Flipside’s burgers are made from ground sirloin, although there are plant, turkey, chicken, and veggie options.

And while it is fun to taste Fipside’s burger creations (like the fat daddy Reuben, Waldorf, or pretzel).

Flipside also offers specialty hot dogs and the opportunity to create your own burger creation. Waist watchers will love the choice of salads. Save room for the lava cake or fried Oreos.


Martel Bistro & Bar

$$ | (203) 282-6916 | WEBSITE

Martel Bistro & Bar Best Restaurants in Fairfield, CT

Martel on Post Road offers a lively eatery that specializes in American cuisine marked by a French flair. Martel Bistro and Bar serves lunch and dinner with delicious appetizers of escargot or mussels au gratin, or cheese fondue for two.

The French dip and pork Cubano are among the best in the area. Lobster lovers delight in the lobster risotto, or lobster meat served fresh on a roll with crème Fraiche.

Meat lovers don’t miss the pork Milanese, duck confit, or braised short ribs, among others.


The Chelsea

$$ | (203) 254-8200 | WEBSITE

The Chelsea Best Restaurants in Fairfield, CT

For nearly a decade, the Chelsea has been serving great cuisine to the greater Fairfield area. The Chelsea was recently voted as one of the area’s best.

The restaurant offers a diverse menu from appetizers (like garlic shrimp or fried meatballs) to pasta dishes you will be coming back for more.

The pan-seared salmon and swordfish picatta highlights the chef’s amazing culinary skills. The Chelsea has an amazing beer and wine selection and even offers its own menu of delicious, potent potables.


Barcelona Wine Bar

$$ | (203) 255-0800 | WEBSITE

Barcelona Wine Bar Best Restaurants in Fairfield, CT

Inspired by the European love of tapas, Barcelona Wine Bar offers rustic and delicious Mediterranean cuisine augmented by an impressive wine list of more than 400 varieties.

Tapas is offered in various ways on their brunch and dinner menu, with mussels, scallops, mahi-mahi, and salt cod. Vegetarian options include olives, carrots, blistered snap peas, spice eggplant, or crispy artichokes.

The Basque Burnt Cheesecake and Crepas Dulce de Leche is the perfect ending to a wonderfully creative and delicious meal.


Luigi’s Restaurant

$$ | (203) 259-7816 | WEBSITE


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Luigi’s is a Fairfield tradition, having been serving the residents and visitors of Fairfield since 1975. In addition to an amazing market, a children’s menu, and catering options, Luigi’s serves lunch and dinner.

Weekday lunch specials are offered at a discount and include a variety of salads, pastas, pizza, paninis, and cheesesteak sandwiches.

With unique appetizers (smokes mozzarella topped with prosciutto di parma), pastas, to delicious dinners of chicken, meat, fish, and veal, among others. Luigi’s pizza has been recognized among the best pizzas in Fairfield.


Quattro Pazzi Café

$$ | (203) 259-7417 | WEBSITE


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Quattro Pazzi serves fresh, seasonal modern Italian cuisine. In addition to some of the best penne vodka in the area, Quattro Pazzi creates potato gnocchi with basil pesto and a burrata cheese ravioli that rivals even grandma’s best.

Try the Fettucine Mitty – which is a combination of lump crabmeat, scallops, and shrimp in a pink cognac sauce. The cannoli and Italian almond cookies are authentic and a great ending to a meal at Quattro Pazzi Café.



For a romantic meal or a hip time with friends, Fairfield offers more delicious restaurants than you can even imagine.

With its local close to the Long Island Sound, Fairfield offers some dynamite restaurants that specialize in local fish and other sea creatures.

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