Best of Fairfield 2020

Golden Advice
With so many good choices, what should you order?

“We’re so happy to win Best Brunch again in Fairfield Living magazine. Brunch has become so popular for us that we offer it on Saturdays now too. I would recommend a favorite dish, but there are so many good ones I couldn’t really choose one— but, by the way, the Bloody Marys and mimosas are amazing, too. I lean toward the Cucumber Bloody Mary.”

THE CHELSEA
Scott Beck
managing partner, SoNo Restaurant Group, The Chelsea in Fairfield and Little Barn in Westport


Golden Advice

It’s summer— a great time to get outside and go for a walk or just explore. Here’s how to do it with style and total comfort.

“Sandals with a thicker sole are very hot for summer. It’s a European look and the extra heigh makes the sandal very comfortable. Sneakers are by far my best-selling during all times of the year. During the summer, people are looking for clean, white sneakers with something a little special on them, such as glitter, drawings or an applique.”

THE PERFECT PAIR
Carrie Bocian
owner


Golden Advice

A summer to remember.

“The Fairfield Museum has long been a place that connects people around the complex history of our town and surrounding communities. We believe in the power of history, the arts and humanities to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and shape a more informed future. We are thrilled to be open again and welcome all to visit the museum to experience our wonderful exhibitions and join in on all we have to offer. Please visit our website [fairfieldhistory.org] for information and visiting guidelines.”

FAIRFIELD MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER
Mike Jehle,
executive director


TOWN WINNERS

Food + Drink

RESTAURANTS

Best Service
Flipside Burgers & Bar
flipsiderestaurant.com

Creative Menu
Brick Walk Tavern
brickwalktavern.com

Hotel Restaurant
Artisan
artisansouthport.com

New Restaurant
Mama Chow
mama-chow.com

Outdoor Dining
Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill
geronimobarandgrill.com

Special Occasion/Date Night
The Chelsea
thechelseaff.com


REGIONAL SPECIALTIES

American
Flipside Burgers & Bar
flipsiderestaurant.com

Asian Fusion
Mama Chow
mama-chow.com

Chinese
Ginkgo
ginkgoct.com

French
Martel Bistro & Bar
martelrestaurant.com

Greek
GRK Grilll
grkffld.com

Indian
Taj Indian Cuisine
tajfairfield.com

Italian
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant
luigisfairfield.com

Japanese
Fin Japanese Restaurant
fin-sushi.com

Latin American + Mexican + Spanish
Tequila Revolucion
tequilarevolucionff.com

Mediterranean
Layla’s Falafel
laylasfalafel.com

Thai
Whoopi Thai
whoopithaicuisine.com


COMFORT FOOD

Bagels
Bagel King
theoriginalbagelking.weebly.com

Breakfast Food
The Tasty Yolk
thetastyyolk.com

Frozen Yogurt
16 Handles
16handles.com

Hamburgers
Flipside Burgers & Bar
flipsiderestaurant.com

Hot Dogs
Super Duper Weenie
superduperweenie.com

Ice Cream/Gelato
Saugatuck Sweets
203-292-8550

Pizza
Colony Grill
colonygrill.com

Seafood
Nordic Fish
nordicfishfairfield.com

Steak
Blackstones Steakhouse
blackstonessteakhouse.com

Sushi
Fin Japanese Restaurant
fin-sushi.com

Tapas
Pizzeria Molto
pizzeriamolto.com


CASUAL SPOTS

Brunch
The Chelsea
thechelseaff.com

Café/Bistro
Martel Bistro & Bar
martelrestaurant.com

Coffee Shop
Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters
shearwatercoffeeroasters.com

Deli + Lunch Spot
Firehouse Deli
firehousedelifairfield.com

Diner
Southport Diner
southportdiner.com

Family-Friendly Restaurant
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant
luigisfairfield.com

Food Truck
The Tasty Yolk
thetastyyolk.com

Juice Bar + Vegetarian
Catch a Healthy Habit
catchahealthyhabit.com


MARKETS + MORE

Bakery
Isabelle et Vincent
isabelleetvincent.net

Butcher Shop
Custom Meats
custommeatsct.com

Candy Store
Saugatuck Sweets
203-292-8550

Caterer
Garelick & Herbs
garelickandherbs.com

Chocolate Shop
BE Chocolat
bechocolat.com

Cup Cakes
Alina’s Bakery
alinascakes.com

Desserts + Gourmet to Go
The Pantry
thepantry.net

Fish
Nordic Fish
nordicfishfairfield.com

Gourmet Grocery
BD Provisions
bdprovisions.com

Health Food
Catch a Healthy Habit
catchahealthyhabit.com

Liquor Store + Wine Shop
Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market
harryswine.com


BAR BOASTS

Beer Selection
Craft 260
craft260.com

Girls’ Night Out
AR Workshop
arworkshop.com

Happy Hour + Martinis
Flipside Burgers & Bar
flipsiderestaurant.com

Margaritas + Singles Scene (Over 35)
Tequila Revolucion
tequilarevolucionff.com

Outdoor Bar
Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill
geronimobarandgrill.com

Pub
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Restaurant Bar
The Chelsea
thechelseaff.com

Singles Scene (Under 35)
55 Wine Bar & Wood Grille
55winebar.com

Sports Bar/Big Game Night
BrickYard Pub
thebrickyardpubfairfield.com

Wine List
Barcelona Wine Bar
barcelonawinebar.com

SHOP + STYLE

FASHION

Accessories + Cocktail Attire + Gala/Black Tie Attire + Jeans + Teen Fashion + Women’s Fashion
Apricot Lane Boutique
apricotlaneboutique.com

Children’s Clothes
Saltwater
saltwaterct.com

Consignment
Olive My Stuff
olivemystuff.com

Designer Boutique
Penfield Collective
penfieldcollective.com

Eyewear
Pearle Vision
pearlevision.com

Lingerie
In the Mood Intimates
inthemoodintimates.com

Swimwear
Swim ’n Surf
swimnsurf.com

Women’s Shoes
The Perfect Pair
theperfectpairct.com


JEWELRY

Anniversary & Special Occasion + Designer + Fine Jewelry + Local Jewelry Boutique + Men’s Watches
Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers
hcreidjewelers.com

Estate Jewelry
Kasson Jewelers
kassonjewelers.com

Everyday Jewelry
Apricot Lane Boutique
apricotlaneboutique.com

Women’s Watches
JewelRestore
jewelrestore.net


HOME

Appliances
Marsillio’s
marsillios.com

Baby Store
Carter’s
carters.com

Bookstore
Fairfield University Bookstore
bkstr.com/fairfielddowntownstore/home

Department Store + Linens
Bed Bath & Beyond
bedbathandbeyond.com

Home Accessories Boutique
The Beehive
thebeehivefairfield.com

Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Design & Living
outdoordesign.com

Storage
Westy Self-Storage
westy.com

Toy Store
Giant Steps
giantstepstoys.com


SPORTS GEAR

Golf Equipment
Garner Golf
203-319-1200

Sports Gear Store
Athletic Shoe Factory
theathleticshoefactory.com


WEDDINGS

Bridal Gowns
A’Dor Couture
adorcouture.com

Bridesmaid Dress Boutique
Apricot Lane
apricotlaneboutique.com

Wedding Cakes
Alina’s Bakery
alinascakes.com

Wedding Deejay
Kunjan Collective
kunjancollective.com

Wedding Floral Design
Fresh Flower Bar
freshflowerbar.com

Wedding Invitations/Stationery
Party Party
partypartyfairfield.com

Wedding Photographer
Melani Lust Photography
melanilustphotography.com

Wedding Planner
Ashley Douglas
ashleydouglassevents.com

Wedding Reception Venue
Burr Homestead
fairfieldct.org/burrhomestead

Wedding Registry
Bed Bath & Beyond
bedbathandbeyond.com

Wedding & Engagement Rings
Henry C. Reid
hcreidjewelers.com

SERVICES + TO-DO’S

PAMPERING

Blow Out/Updo + Makeup Application
Marsona Horan
marsonahoransalon.com

Color + Makeup Boutique + Men’s Styling
H Salon
hsaloncolorcutdesign.com

Day Spa + Facial + Kid’s Haircuts + Waxing + Women’s Hairstyling
Hair
blog.cthair.com

Mani/Pedi
Grand Design Nail Salon
granddesignsalon.com

Massage
Massage Envy
massageenvy.com

Spray Tan
Sun Kissed Glow
sunkissedmobileglow.com


FITNESS

Barre
The Bar Method
barmethod.com

Crossfit
Crossfit KMK
crossfitkmk.com

Dance Fitness
Double Up Dance Studio
doubleupdancestudio.com

Fitness Club
F45 Training
f45training.com

Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
orangetheoryfitness.com

Indoor Cycling
Cyclebar
cyclebar.com

Kids’ Fitness/Sports Training
Boost Sports Performance Academy
boostsportsacademy.com

Outdoor Sports
Fairfield Marina
fairfieldct.org/marina

Pilates
Black Rock Pilates
blackrockpilates.com

Yoga
Yoga for Everybody
yoga4everybody.net


ERRANDS

Auto Repair Shop
Fairfield Automotive
fairfieldauto.net

Car Wash
Splash Car Wash
splashcarwashes.com

Dog Groomer/Pet Spa
Greenfield Hill Groomers
203-256-8922

Dry Cleaners
Fabricare Cleaners
fabricarecleaners.net

Florist
Fresh Flower Bar
freshflowerbar.com

Garden Center
Ganim’s Garden Center & Florist
ganimsgardencenter.com

Livery Service
Serlin International Limousine
serlinlimo.com

Local Hotel
Delamar
delamar.com/southport

Pet Supplies/Pet Clothing
Choice Pet
choicepet.com

Storage Facility
Westy Self Storage
westy.com

Veterinarian
Fairfield Veterinary Hospital
fairfieldvh.com


TRY IT / TUNE IN

Art Classes + Children’s Parties
AR Workshop
arworkshop.com

Children’s Music Lessons + Music Lessons
Fairfield | Trumbull School of Music
ftsmusic.org

Cooking Classes
Cinch Food
cinchfood.com

Language Classes
Fairfield Parks and Rec
fairfieldct.org

Live Music Spot + Performing Arts Venue
Fairfield Theatre Company
fairfieldtheatre.org

Local Cover Band
Tangled Vine
tangledvine.com

Local Rock Band
The Straightjackets
thestraightjacketsband.com

Museum + Museum for Children
Fairfield Museum and History Center
fairfieldhistory.org

Performing Arts
Connecticut Dance School
ctdanceschool.org

Radio Station AM – Local
WSHU 1260
wshu.org

Radio Station FM – Local
WEBE 108
webe108.com

Radio Station Personality
The Anna & Raven
Show/Star 99.9
star999.com

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