Best of Westport 2015

FOOD & DRINKS

ORGANIC MARKET
Made Fresh
One side of the Organic Market has all of the essential offerings for any health-conscious foodie—fresh, locally grown produce, healthy snacks, spices and gluten-free foods as well as shelves stocked with vitamins, organic soaps and other ecoconscious household essentials. Here you’ll find a popular juice bar that also offers an array of delicious, prepared entrees, from Bengali rice to tofu pesto. Don’t miss Organic Market’s freshly made, seasonal soups; there’s always choices ready to eat. All of the prepared food is delicious and prepared with fresh ingredients. It’s a snap to stop and grab a meal; whether you stay to eat at one of the tables or take it on the go, the owners and staff provide excellent, friendly service. In and out, no stress and healthy? That makes for feel-good habit. 385 Post Rd. E, Westport, 203-227-9007

NEW RESTAURANT
Kawa-Ni
19 Bridge Square, Westport, 203-557-8775; kawaniwestport.com

AMERICAN + LUNCH SPOT
Spotted Horse Tavern
26-28 Church Lane, Westport, 203-557-9393; spottedhorsect.com

FRENCH
Rive Bistro
299 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-557-8049; rivebistro.com

ITALIAN
Tarry Lodge
30 Charles St., Westport, 203-571-1038; tarrylodge.com

JAPANESE/SUSHI
Matsu Sushi
33 Jesup Rd., Westport, 203-341-9662; matsusushi.net

MEXICAN + MARGARITAS + TAPAS MENU
bartaco
20 Wilton Rd., Westport, 203-222-8226; bartaco.com

ASIAN FUSION
Tengda Asian Bistro
1330 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-255-6115; tengdawestport.com

INDIAN
Mumbai Times
616 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-0211; mumbaitimesct.com

CHINESE
Little Kitchen of Westport
423 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-454-5540; littlekitchenwestport.com

THAI
Rainbow Thai
5 Bridge Sq., Westport, 203-557-9000; rainbowthaict.com

MEDITERRANEAN
Acqua
43 Main St., Westport, 203-222-8899; zhospitalitygroup.com

SEAFOOD + SERVICE
The Whelk
575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-557-0902; thewhelkwestport.com

VEGETARIAN + HEALTH FOOD STORE
Organic Market
285 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-9007

HEALTH FOOD STORE
Whole Foods Market
399 Post Rd. W., 203-227-6858; wholefoodsmarket.com

HAMBURGERS + HOT DOGS
Shake Shack
1849 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-682-6570; shakeshack.com

PIZZA
Westport Pizzeria
143 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-4094; westportpizzeria.com

RIBS/BARBECUE
Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ & Grill
42 Main St., Westport, 203-454-7800; bobbyqsrestaurant.com

BAGELS
Village Bagels
1874 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-319-0299; villagebagelswestport.com

DELI
Gold’s Delicatessen
421 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-0101; goldsdelicatessen.com

DINER
Sherwood Diner
901 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-5535

BREAKFAST + COFFEE SHOP
The Granola Bar
275 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-349-5202; thegranolabarct.com

CAFE/BISTRO
Westport Garden Café at Terrain
561 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-2732; shopterrian.com/westport-restaurant

CREATIVE MENU + SPECIAL OCCASION
leFarm
256 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-3701; lefarmwestport.com

OUTDOOR DINING
The Little Barn
1050 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-8501; littlebarnct.com

CATERER
Collyer Catering
37 Saugatuck Ave., Westport, 203-438-5382; collyercatering.com

GOURMET GROCERY
Balducci’s
1385 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-254-5200; balduccis.com

GOURMET TO GO
Aux Delices
1035 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-9600; auxdelicesfoods.com

FISH MARKET
Fjord Fish Market
1835 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-255-9331; fjordfishmarket.com

JUICE BAR
Embody Fitness Gourmet
545 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-557-4144; embodyfitnessgourmet.com

WINE SHOP
Saugatuck Grain & Grape
40 Railroad Pl., Westport, 203-557-9120; saugatuckgrainandgrape.com

LIQUOR STORE
Castle Wine & Spirits
1439 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-259-5948; castlewine.com

BAKERY
The SoNo Baking Company
44 Church Ln., Westport, 203-557- 8626; 1680 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-955- 1111; sonobaking.com

CUPCAKES
The Country Store
332 Wilton Rd., Westport, 203-227-2200; countrystoreanddeli.com

CANDY STORE + DESSERTS + FROZEN YOGURT + ICE CREAM
Saugatuck Sweets
575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-642-4615; saugatucksweets.com

CHOCOLATE SHOP
Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates & Cakes by Aarti
190 Main St., Westport, 203-293-6106; lerougebyaarti.com

 

 

BARS & VENUES

MARGARITAS + OUTDOOR BAR + RESTAURANT BAR + SINGLES SCENE (UNDER 35)
bartaco
20 Wilton Rd., Westport, 203-222-8226; bartaco.com

MARTINIS
Tarry Lodge
30 Charles St., Westport, 203-571-1038; tarrylodge.com

PUB + BEER SELECTION
Little Barn
1050 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-8501; littlebarnct.com

WINE BAR
Luxe Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge
194 Main St., Westport, 203-349-2634; luxewinebar.com

LOCAL COVER BAND + ROCK BAND
Accidental Breakdown
accidentalbreakdown.com

WINE LIST
Tarantino Restaurant & Bar
30 Railroad Pl., Westport, 203-454-3188; tarantinorestaurant.com

HAPPY HOUR
The Whelk
575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-557-0902; thewhelkwestport.com

SINGLES SCENE (OVER 35)
Spotted Horse
26-28 Church Ln., Westport, 203-557-9393; spottedhorsect.com

LIVE MUSIC
Levitt Pavilion
260 South Compo Rd., Westport, box office: 866-811-4111; levittpavilion.com

PERFORMING ARTS VENUE
Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Ct., Westport, 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

ART GALLERY
Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-226-1806; westportartscenter.org

MUSEUM
Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Pl., Westport, 203-222-1424; westporthistory.org

LOCAL HOTEL
The Westport Inn
1595 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-8125; westportinn.com

LITTLE BARN
Big Flavor for Everybody
This restaurant’s spacious bar area, rustic aesthetic and laid-back atmosphere make it a great spot for drinks to end the week (or start it). Enjoy the outdoor patio in summertime while you sip on a sixteen-ounce Little Barn Mason. Soft pretzels, lobster mac & cheese and chicken pot pie are among the customer favorites. Even if you’re full from the main course and that extra cocktail, try the chocolate-chip cookie dough balls to reach taste-bud nirvana. 1050 Post Rd. E, Westport; 203-557-8501

 

FASHION & DESIGN

WOMEN’S FASHION + MEN’S FASHION + MEN’S SHOES + COCKTAIL ATTIRE + GALA BLACK TIE ATTIRE + DESIGNER JEWELRY
Mitchells
670 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-5165; shop.mitchellstores.com

DESIGNER BOUTIQUE
Intermix
51 Main St., Westport, 203-221-3018; intermixonline.com

ACCESSORIES
Anthropologie
1365 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-259-0043; anthropologie.com

WOMEN’S SHOES
Shoe-Inn
38 Main St., Westport, 203-227-9246

TEEN FASHION
WishList
606 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-221-7700 shopwishlist.com

LINGERIE + SWIMWEAR
Soleil Toile
14 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-454-8688; soleiltoile.com

EYEWEAR
Specs
115 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-8380; specsforyou.com

JEANS
B Chic
78 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton, 203-210-7037

TAILOR
Bae’s Tailor
1775 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-254-7728

CONSIGNMENT
Roundabout Designer Closeouts & Consignments
606 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-4334

MEN’S WATCHES + WOMEN’S WATCHES
Lux Bond & Green
136 Main St., Westport, 203-227-1300; lbgreen.com

LOCAL JEWELRY BOUTIQUE
Faye Kim Designs
190 Main St., Westport, 203-226-3511 ; fayekimdesigns.com

COSTUME JEWELRY
She La La
281 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557- 8365; shopshelala.com

WISHLIST
A-List Fashions
A hot spot for the trend-setting crowd, Wishlist is the perfect destination for youthful wardrobe essentials. With a thoughtfully edited selection of designer jeans, basic tanks and workout wear, every item here is oh so cute and can work with a variety of outfits; so what statement do you want to make? The store also sells irresistible jewelry and accessories, making WishList a solid choice to find presents. The next time you stop in, you’re sure to check an item or two (or more) off your own style wish list. 606 Post Road East, Westport | 203-221-7700; shopwishlist.com

 

 

BEAUTY & WEDDINGS

WOMEN’S SALON + COLORIST
Rick Garcia Salon
293 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-221-1061; rickgarciasalon.com

BLOW OUT
blow dry southport | westport
76 Church Ln., Westport, 203-557-4789; blowdrysouthport.com

MEN’S SALON
Fringe 125
125 Main St.,Westport, 203-454-9911; fringe125westport.com

DAY SPA + MASSAGE + AIRBRUSH TANNING + FACIAL
Dream Spa & Salon
1220 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-454-3454; dreamdayspa.com

MANICURE + PEDICURE
Azena Nail Spa
1080 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-221- 9299

MAKEUP STORE
Blue Mercury
57 Main St., Westport, 203-222-9222; 62 Main St., Westport, 203-227-6900; bluemercury.com

WAXING
European Wax Center
409 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-295-8905; waxcenter.com/ctwestport

BRIDAL GOWNS
Plumed Serpent Bridal
295 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-9868; plumedserpentbridal.com

BRIDESMAID DRESS BOUTIQUE
Bella Bridesmaids
9 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-5762; bellabridesmaid.com

TUXEDOS
Men’s Wearhouse
950 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-9586; menswearhouse.com

WEDDING RINGS
Lux Bond & Green
136 Main St., Westport, 203-227-1300; lbgreen.com

WEDDING REGISTRY + WEDDING GIFTS
Williams-Sonoma
136 Main St., Westport, 203-221-8667; williams-sonoma.com

WEDDING RECEPTION SITE
The Inn at Longshore
260 South Compo Rd., Westport, 203-226-3316; innatlongshore.com

WEDDING INVITATIONS
A. Flood of Paper
94 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton, 203-529-3030; afloodofpaper.com

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Melani Lust
203-454-5878; melanilustphotography.com

WEDDING FLORAL DESIGNER
KD & J Botanica
215 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-226-0202; kdjbotanica.com

 

 

FITNESS & FAMILY & HOME

DOWNUNDER
Shore Thing
Downunder is the destination for those who are madly in love with the outdoors, and anything to do with water in particular. The shop offers lessons and classes in water sports, including paddle boarding and kayaking—and creatively adds meditation and yoga to the mix if you like. Beginner or vet, you’ll feel welcomed here. This is also your one-stop surf shop for expert help in choosing surf boards, kayaks, paddle boards and the like alongside swimsuits, sunglasses, cameras, watches, coastal-inspired jewelry and beachy clothing. 575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-956-6217; 157 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk | 203-642-3660; downunderct.com.

FITNESS CLUB
Fitness Factory
1200 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-4084; fitnessfactorywestport.com

FITNESS STUDIO
Pure Barre
291 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-8663; purebarre.com/ct-westport/

YOGA STUDIO
Kaia Yoga
1200 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557- 4422; kaiayoga.com

PILATES + SPINNING CLASSES
JoyRide Cycling
1200 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-349-5454; joyridestudio.com

WATER SPORTS
Downunder Kayaking
575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-956-6217; downunderct.com

FITNESS CLOTHING
lululemon athletica
91 Main St., Westport, 203-227-1378; shop.lululemon.com

PUBLIC GOLF COURSE + GOLF EQUIPMENT + TENNIS COURTS
Longshore
260 Compo Rd. S., Westport, 203-222-7535; longshoregolf.com/pro-shop

BICYCLE SHOP
Cycle Dynamics
971 Post Rd., E., Westport, 203-226-3790; cycledynamics.com

BABY STORE + CHILDREN’S CLOTHES
Groove
420 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-557-8111; grooveforkids.com

FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT
Rizzuto’s Restaurant & Bar
540 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-221-1002; rizzutos.com

PLACE FOR CHILDREN’S PARTIES + CHILDREN’S FITNESS
Kidville
1572 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-955-1580; kidville.com/westport

CHILDREN’S HAIRCUTS
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
1568 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-8700; sharkeyscutsforkids.com/Westport-CT/

TOY STORE
The Age of Reason
19 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-226-8199; ageofreasonct.com

MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
Earthplace
10 Woodside Ln., Westport, 203-557-4400; earthplace.org

CHILDREN’S MUSIC LESSONS
Suzuki School of Music
212 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-227-9474; suzukischools.org

DANCE STUDIO
Academy of Dance
345 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-226-9987; westportdance.com

ART CLASSES
Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-222-7070; westportartscenter.org

COLLEGE PREP
Freudigman & Billings
1720 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-8166; freudigman.com

NANNY/BABYSITTING SERVICE
Hometown Nannies
250 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-3924; hometownnannies.com

PET CLOTHING
Earth Animal
606 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-222-7173; earthanimal.com

VETERINARIAN
South Wilton Veterinary Group
51 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-2002; southwiltonvet.com

DOG GROOMER/PET SPA
Canine Creations by Carmella
66 Church Ln., Westport, 203-221-7317

CAR WASH
Westport Wash & Wax
791 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-9274; westportctwashandwax.com

AUTO REPAIR SHOP
Christie’s Service Station
161 Cross Hwy., Westport, 203-227-2918; christiesservice.net

LIVERY SERVICE
Regency Limousine (Wilton)
331 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 800-243-5606; regencylimousine.com

TRADITIONAL FURNITURE + LINENS + OUTDOOR FURNITURE
Restoration Hardware
76 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-222-1027; restorationhardware.com

HOME ACCESSORY BOUTIQUE + LUXURY IMPORTS
Dovecote
56 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-222-7500; dovecote-westport.com

CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE
Crate & Barrel
1200 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-222-9500; crateandbarrel.com

RUGS
Kaoud Carpets & Rugs
27 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-0376; kaoudorientals.com

CHINA
LCR Westport
615 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-221- 8131; lcrwestport.com

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE STORE
L’Antiquaire
18 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-454-2750; lantiquaireweb.com

FLORIST
The Flowerfall
740 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-221- 8080; theflowerfall.com

GARDEN CENTER
Terrain
561 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226- 2750; shopterrain.com/Westport

STORAGE FACILITY
Westy Self-Storage (Wilton)
65 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-7600; westy.com

BOOKSTORE
Barnes & Noble
1076 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-221-7955; barnesandnoble.com

 

 

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