Best of Westport

And now for the BEST OF WESTPORT, WESTON & WILTON, the winners close to home. Here are the places—in the same categories—that have won the top spots within our community. These are the restaurants, markets, gyms, salons, shops and more that we know best and visit most often. See if your favorites won!

Contributed by The Boathouse Restaurant instagram, @boathouse_at_saugatuck

THE BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT
WINNER OF BEST CREATIVE MENU + OUTDOOR SEATING
When you want to enjoy a beautiful view of the water with your meal, head over to The Boat House. It was a second-floor perch from which to enjoy long views of the river.

THE WINNERS LIST

FOOD & DRINK

RESTAURANTS

Best Service + Private Dining/Intimate Venue + Special Occasion/Date Night
The Cottage
thecottagewestport.com

Business Lunch
Rive Bistro
rivebistro.com

Creative Menu + Outdoor Seating
The Boathouse Restaurant at Saugatuck Rowing Club
boathouseatsaugatuck.com

New Restaurant
Manna Toast Café
mannatoast.com

Outdoor Dining
bartaco
bartaco.com

Pickup/Delivery Option
Match Burger Lobster
matchburgerlobster.com

Seafood
The Whelk
thewhelkwestport.com

Steak
parker.
parkereatery.com

Sushi
OKO
okokitchen.com

Tapas
Basso
bassobistrocafe.com

REGIONAL SPECIALTIES

American
Spotted Horse Tavern
spottedhorsect.com

Asian Fusion
Kawa Ni
kawaniwestport.com

Chinese
The Little Kitchen of Westport
littlekitchenwestport.com

French
Rive Bistro
rivebistro.com

Greek + Mediterranean
Layla’s Falafel
laylasfalafel.com

Indian
The Mumbai Times
mumbaitimesct.com

Italian
Via Sforza Trattoria
viasforza.com

Japanese
Sakura
sakurarestaurant.com

Mexican
bartaco
bartaco.com

Spanish
Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar
cactusrosewilton.com

Thai
Rainbow Thai
rainbowthaict.com

CASUAL FOOD

Bagels
PopUp Bagels
popupbagels.com

Breakfast
The Granola Bar
thegranolabarct.com

Frozen Yogurt + Ice Cream
Sunny Daes
sunnydaesicecream.com

Hamburgers
Match Burger Lobster
matchburgerlobster.com

Hot Dogs
Heibeck’s Stand
heibecksstand.com

Pizza
Parlor
parlorwilton.com

Ribs/Barbecue
Walrus Alley
walrusalley.com

DROP-IN SPOTS

Brunch
The Cottage
thecottagewestport.com

Café/Bistro
Rive Bistro
rivebistro.com

Coffee Shop
Winfield Street Coffee
winfieldcoffee.com

Deli
Gaetano’s Deli
gaetanosdelis.com

Diner
Orem’s Diner
oremsdiner.com

Food Truck
The Tasty Yolk
thetastyyolk.com

Health/Organic
Organic Market
organicmarketct.com

Juice Bar
Green & Tonic
greenandtonic.com

Lunch Spot
Terrain Garden Cafe
shopterrain.com

Vegetarian/Organic/Health
Manna Toast Café
mannatoast.com

MARKETS & MORE

Bakery
Kneads
kneadsbakerycafe.com

Butcher Shop
Village Market
villagemarketwilton.com

Caterer
A Dash of Salt Catering
adashofsaltcatering.com

Cup Cakes
22 Candles
Wilton, @22candles

Desserts/Chocolates
Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates and Cakes by Aarti
lerougebyaarti.com

Gourmet Grocery
Balducci’s
balduccis.com

Gourmet to Go
Aux Délices
auxdelicesfoods.com

Grocery Pickup/Delivery Option
The Fresh Market
thefreshmarket.com

Liquor Store
The Grapevine
thegrapevinect.com

Seafood Market
Fjord Fish Market
fjordfishmarket.com

Wine Shop
The Fine Wine Company of Westport
thefinewinecompanyofwestport.com

BAR BOASTS

Beer Selection + Pub
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Margaritas
bartaco
bartaco.com

Martinis + Outdoor Bar
Viva Zapata
vivazapata.com

Restaurant Bar
The Whelk
thewhelkwestport.com

Wine Bar + Wine List
Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant
harvestwinebar.com

STYLE & SHOP

FASHION

Accessories
Blue Star Bazaar
bluestarbazaar.com

Consignment
Roundabout Resale Couture
roundaboutcouture.com

Department Store + Luxe Leisurewear + Men’s Fashion + Men’s Shoes + Personal/Private Shopping Services + Virtual/Online Shopping Services + Women’s Fashion
Mitchells
shop.mitchellstores.com

Designer Boutique
WEST
west2westport.com

Eyewear
Specs
specsforyou.com

Jeans
B Chic
203-210-7037

Lingerie + Swimwear
Soleil Toile
soleiltoile.com

New Shop
Classically Cate
classicallycateboutique.com

Women’s Shoes
Shoes ‘N’ More
shoesnmore.com


TRY IT, LOVE IT!

Barnes & Noble
winner of best bookstore

AUTHOR VISITS
Westport has many published authors, includ- ing Kitt Shapiro (Eartha & Kitt). Mar Jennings (Life on Mars), and, of course, Emily Liebert (Perfectly Famous).

BOOK PICKS
While we’re proud of our book picks, new suggestions are always welcome. The local shop makes monthly recommendations for what to read next.

 

JEWELRY

Designer Jewelry + Estate Jewelry + Local Jewelry Boutique + Watches
Lux Bond & Green
lbgreen.com

Everyday Jewelry
Blue Star Bazaar
bluestarbazaar.com

Fine Jewelry
Tiffany & Co.
tiffany.com

Selection of Local Designers
Local Soul
localsoulwilton.com

Special Occasion Jewelry
JL Rocks
jlrocks.com

HOME

Antiques/Vintage Store + Home Accessories
Bungalow
bungalowdecor.com

Bookstore
Barnes & Noble
barnesandnoble.com

Contemporary Furnishings
Crate & Barrel
crateandbarrel.com

Furniture
Millie Rae’s
millieraesstore.blogspot.com

Hardscaping Services + Home Garden Design & Services + Landscaping Services + Pool Design & Services
Hoffman Landscapes
hoffmanlandscapes.com

Home Organization Design Services
PRIM
primliving.com

Home Tech Services
TecKnow Smart Living Ecosystems
tecknowhomes.com

Lighting
Lillian August
lillianaugust.com

Linens + Rugs
Serena & Lily
serenaandlily.com

Outdoor Furniture
Terrain
shopterrain.com


TRY IT, LOVE IT!

TecKnow
winner of best home-tech services

ENERGY BACK UP
Summer, though beautiful, can be a countdown to a thunderstorm that knocks out power. The Tesla Powerwall means seamless solar-power backup.

LIVING IN HARMONY
The Smart Living Eco- system, integrated with Apple HomeKit and Tesla tech, means data privacy and ease of use among smart home devices.


WEDDINGS

Bridal Gowns
The Plumed Serpent Bridal
plumedserpentbridal.com

Bridesmaid Dresses
Bella Bridesmaids
bellabridesmaids.com

Menswear
Mitchells
shop.mitchellstores.com

Wedding Cakes
The Cake Box
thecakeboxofct.com

Wedding Flowers
KD&J Botanica Floral Design Studio
kdjbotanica.com

Wedding Gifts
Bungalow
bungalowdecor.com

Wedding Invitations/Stationery
Bespoke Designs
bespokedesigns.com

Wedding Music
James Daniel
jamesdaniel.com

Wedding Photographer
Melani Lust Photography
melanilustphotography.com

Wedding Planner
Amy Champagne Events
amychampagne.com

Wedding Reception Venue
The Inn at Longshore
innatlongshore.com

Wedding/Engagement Rings
Lux Bond & Green
lbgreen.com

SERVICES & TO-DO’S

PAMPERING

Blow Out/Updo + Women’s Hairstyling
Mancini Westport
manciniwestport.com

Color
Artistex Salon & Spa
artistexsalon.com

Day Spa
Dream Spa
dreamdayspa.com

Eyebrow Services + Makeup Application + Waxing/Hair Removal
Rachel Lynn Beauty
rachel-lynn.net

Facial
Skin by Kataryna
skinbykataryna.com

Makeup Boutique
bluemercury
bluemercury.com

Mani/Pedi
Posh Spa & Nails
poshct.com

Massage
Massage Mavens

Men’s Hairstyling
Westport Cut & Shave
westportcutshave.com

Spray Tan
Palm Beach Tan
palmbeachtan.com

 

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DREAM SPA
WINNER OF BEST DAY SPA

We know of few things that are good for you and feel so good as a facial, massage or other spa treatment. Dream Spa can pamper and treat you from head to toe, with such options as an Ultra Sonic & Light facial, Seaweed Body Wrap and Swedish massage.


FITNESS & GEAR

Activewear/Running Shoes
Fleet Feet
fleetfeet.com

Barre
BodyQuest Barre Studio
bodyqueststudio.com

Bicycle Shop
Cycle Dynamics
cycledynamics.com

Dance Fitness
The Dance Collective
thedancecollective.org

Fitness Studio
Saugatuck Rowing & Fitness Club
saugatuckrowing.com

Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
orangetheoryfitness.com

Indoor Cycling
JoyRide Cycling + Fitness
joyridestudio.com

Pilates
Westport Pilates
westportpilates.com

Virtual/Live Stream Fitness
Peloton
onepeloton.com

Yoga
Kaia Yoga
kaiayoga.com

FAMILY LIFE

Art Classes
MoCA Westport
mocawestport.org

Children’s/Baby Décor
She La La
shopshelala.com

Children’s Clothes
Groove
shopgroove.net

Children’s Fitness Training
Westport Weston Family YMCA
westporty.org

Children’s Haircuts
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
sharkeyscutsforkids.com

Children’s Music Lessons
Wilton Music Studios
wiltonmusicstudios.com

Children’s Parties
Rosebud Slumber Parties
rosebudslumberparties.com

College Prep Courses
Freudigman & Billings LLC
freudigman.com

Family-Friendly Restaurant
Match Burger Lobster
matchburgerlobster.com

Nanny/Babysitting Services
Nannies as Needed
nanniesasneeded.com

Teen Fashion
B Chic
203-210-7037

Toy Store
Awesome Toys & Gifts
awesometoys.com


ERRANDS & MORE

 

contributed from earth animals instagram, @earthanimal1979

EARTH ANIMAL
WINNER OF BEST PET SUPPLIES/PET CLOTHING

We’re lucky to have this store with all-natural pet products nearby. Find food, treats, remedies, supplements, toys and more.


Art Gallery

Amy Simon Fine Art
amysimonfineart.com

Auto Repair Shop
Vautrin Auto Services Inc.
vautrin-auto-services-inc.business.site

Car Wash
Splash Car Wash
splashcarwashes.com

CBD Store
Franny’s Farmacy
frannysfarmacy.com

Dry Cleaners
Dean Cleaners of Westport
deancleaners.com

Florist
KD&J Botanica Floral Design Studio
kdjbotanica.com

Garden Center
Gilbertie’s Herb & Garden Center
gilbertiesorganics.com

Gift Shop
Classically Cate
classicallycateboutique.com

Hotel
Inn at Longshore
innatlongshore.com

Online Banking
Chase
chase.com

Pet Supplies/Pet Clothing
Earth Animal
earthanimal.com

Portrait Photographer
Melani Lust
melanilustphotography.com

Shoe Repair
Westfair Shoe Repair
203-259-5587

Storage Facility
Westy Self Storage
westy.com

Tailor
Stephen Kempson
stephenkempson.com

Veterinarian
Winslow Park Animal Hospital
winslowparkah.com

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