The Best of New Canaan, Darien And Rowayton 2023

The Best of New Canaan, Darien And Rowayton 2023

Looking for everything that makes New Canaan, Darien And Rowayton remarkable? You voted, and these local favorites–from restaurants and bars, to bookstores and boutiques–came out on top.

FOOD + DRINK

Restaurants

Best Service + Special Occasion + Date Night
TEN TWENTY POST
tentwentypost.com

Business Lunch + Outdoor Dining + Seafood
THE RESTAURANT AT ROWAYTON SEAFOOD
rowaytonseafood.com

Pickup + Delivery Option
ROWAYTON MARKET
rowaytonmarket.com

Private Dining + Intimate Venue
L’OSTAL
restaurantlostal.com

Sushi
OISHI
oishisono.com

Tapas + Spanish
LA TAQUERIA
taqueriact.com

Photograph by Lacy Kiernan Carroll


Regional Specialties

American
TEN TWENTY POST
tentwentypost.com

Asian + Asian Fusion + Chinese
CHING’S TABLE
chingstable.com

French
L’OSTAL
restaurantlostal.com

Indian
COROMANDEL
coromandeldarienct.com

Italian
SPIGA
eatatspiga.com

Japanese
TENGDA
tengdaasianbistrogroup.com

Mediterranean
CAVA WINE BAR & WOOD GRILLE
cavawinebar.com

Mexican
BODEGA TACO BAR
bodegatacobar.com

Thai
LITTLE THAI KITCHEN
littlethaikitchen.com

Casual Food

Bagels
UPPER CRUST BAGEL CO.
uppercrustbagel.com

Bowls + Salads
GREENS ON THE GO
saladsdarien.com

Burritos
BODEGA TACO BAR
bodegatacobar.com

Frozen Yogurt
SWIRL FROZEN YOGURT
203-594-9797

Hamburgers + Hot Dogs
SHAKE SHACK
shakeshack.com

Ice Cream + Gelato
GOFER ICE CREAM
gofericecream.com

Noodle Bar + Noodles
MIYUKIS NOODLE SHOP
miyukisnoodleshop.com

Pizza
ROWAYTON PIZZA
rowaytonpizza.com


Drop-in Spots

Breakfast + Café + Bistro + Coffee Shop + Lunch Spot
ROWAYTON MARKET
rowaytonmarket.com

Brunch
ROSIE NEW CANAAN
rosienewcanaan.com

Photograph by Venera Alexandrova

Deli
UNCLE’S DELI
unclesdeli.com

Diner
NEW CANAAN DINER
203-594-7595

Health + Organic Food + Juice Bar + Vegetarian
BARVIDA
thebarvida.com


MARKETS & CATERING

Bakery
FLOUR WATER SALT BREAD
flourwatersaltbread.com

Photograph by Venera Alexandrova

Butcher Shop
DARIEN BUTCHER SHOP
darienbutchershop.com

Cakes + Cupcakes + Desserts + Chocolates + Gourmet Grocery
PALMER’S MARKET
palmersdarien.com

Caterer + Gourmet To Go
AUX DÉLICES DARIEN
auxdelicesfoods.com

Grocery Pick-Up Delivery Option + Organic Food Market
WHOLE FOODS MARKET
wholefoodsmarket.com

Liquor Store + Wine Shop
THE TOWN CELLAR
thetowncellar.com

Seafood Market
FJORD FISH MARKET
fjordfishmarket.com


Bar Boasts

Beer Selection + Pub
THE GOOSE AMERICAN BISTRO & BAR
thegoosedarien.com

Margaritas
BODEGA TACO BAR
bodegatacobar.com

Martinis
SOLÉ RESTAURANT
zhospitalitygroup.com/sole

Photograph by Venera Alexandrova

Restaurant Bar
TEN TWENTY POST
tentwentypost.com

Wine Bar
SCENA WINE BAR & RESTAURANT
scenawinebar.com

Wine List
THE RESTAURANT AT ROWAYTON SEAFOOD
rowaytonseafood.com

Photograph by Venera Alexandrova

SHOPPING + STYLE


Fashion

Accessories + Designer Boutique + Event & Bridal Dresses
HELEN AINSON
helenainson.com

Consignment Shop
DOUBLE EXPOSURE CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE
doubleexposureboutique.com

Department Store + Men’s Fashion + Men’s Shoes + Women’s Fashion
DARIEN SPORT SHOP
dariensport.com

Eyewear
EYES ON ELM
eyesonelmct.com

Jeans
J. CREW
jcrew.com

Lingerie + Swimwear
SOLEIL TOILE
soleiltoile.com

Luxe Leisurewear
MORLEY DARIEN
shopmorley.com

Teen Fashion
GROOVE
shopgroove.net

Women’s Shoes
SHOES ‘N‘ MORE
shoesnmore.com


Jewelry

Designer Jewelry + Estate Jewelry + Fine Jewelry + Selection of Local Designers + Watches + Wedding/Engagement Rings
MANFREDI JEWELS
manfredijewels.com

Everyday Jewelry
SHE LA LA
shelala.com

Special Occasion
WAVE
waveonelm.com


Home

Antiques & Vintage
FOUND
foundanddesign.com

Photograph by Venera Alexandrova

Closet & Organization
CALIFORNIA CLOSETS
californiaclosets.com

Furniture + Décor
MANDARINE HOME
mandarinehome.com

Garden Center
NIELSEN’S FLORIST & GARDEN SHOP
nielsensflorist.com

Photograph by Sammi Fern

Hardware Store + Paint + Windows/Doors
RING’S END
ringsend.com

Home Tech Design & Services
ROBERT ALLEN
robertallendesign.com

Kitchen & Bath
DEANE
deaneinc.com

Linens
THE LINEN SHOP
thelinenshopct.com

Outdoor Furniture
SEASONS TOO
seasonstoo.com


SERVICES + TO-DO’S


Pampering

Blow Out/Updo + Color + Eyelash and Eyebrow Services + Facial + Makeup Application + Massage + Men’s Styling/Salon + Waxing/Hair Removal
LANPHIER
lanphier.us

Cosmetic Spa
ELEMENT MEDICAL AESTHETICS
elementct.com

Day Spa
EGIA DAY SPA
egiadayspa.com

Makeup Shop
BLUEMERCURY
bluemercury.com

Manicure + Pedicure
POSH SPA & NAILS
poshct.com

Spray Tan
WILLIAMS & COMPANY
williamsdayspa.com


Fitness & Gear

Activewear/Running Shoes
DARIEN RUNNING COMPANY
ridgefieldrunning.com

Barre
THE BAR METHOD
barmethod.com

Bicycle Shop
DANNY’S CYCLES DARIEN
dannyscycles.com

Fitness Studio
THE REMIX
203-820-0254

Golf Equipment
TRI-FIT CUSTOM GOLF
trifitgolf.com

Gym
EQUINOX
equinox.com

Pilates
CLUB PILATES
clubpilates.com

Private Fitness Training
INFINITY FITNESS
infinityfitnessgym.com

Virtual Fitness + Yoga
SAMA YOGA CENTER
samayogacenter.com


Family Life

Art Classes + Children’s Parties
MAKE-MODERN
make-modern.com

Photograph: contributed

Children’s/Baby Décor
SHE LA LA
shelala.com

Nanny/Babysitting Services
THE IMPECCABLE
Nanny Agency

Toy Store
DARIEN TOY BOX
darientoybox.com

Children’s Clothes
WIGGLES & GIGGLES
wigglesandgigglesshop.com

Children’s/Youth Fitness Training
DARIEN YMCA
darien-ymca.org

Kids’ Haircuts
BONBON HAIR STUDIO
bonbonhairstudio.com

Children’s Music Lessons
JUMPIN’ JAMS
jumpinjams.org

College Prep Courses
SUMMIT EDUCATION GROUP
summit-education.com

Family Friendly Restaurant
PAPA JOE’S
papajoesdarien.com


Daily Essentials

Auto Shop
DARIEN AUTO CENTER
203-655-8203

Bookstore
BARRETT BOOKSTORE
barrettbookstore.com

Photograph by Venera Alexandrova

Car Wash
SPLASH CAR WASH
splashcarwashes.com

CBD Store
YOUR CBD STORE
yourcbdstorect.com

Event Space + Wedding Reception Venue
DCA MEADOWLANDS
dariendca.org

Dry Cleaners
FABRICARE
fabricarecleaners.net

Fine Art Gallery
SILVERMINE ARTS CENTER
silvermineart.org

Florist
NIELSEN’S FLORIST & GARDEN SHOP
nielsenflorist.com

Gift Shop
SHE LA LA
shelala.com

Livery Service
HOYT LIVERY INC.
hoytlivery.com

Local Hotel
ROGER SHERMAN INN
rogershermaninn.com

Pet Groomer/Pet Spa
SPA DOGZ
203-569-1280

Pet Supplies & Clothing
CHOICE PET
choicepet.com

Shoe Repair
DARIEN SHOE REPAIR
203-655-6169

Storage
HOLLOW TREE SELF STORAGE & WINE VAULT
hollowtreestorage.com

Tailor
SOKAYRI
sokayri.com

Veterinarian
VCA DARIEN ANIMAL HOSPITAL
vcahospitals.com

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