The Best of Norwalk 2023

The Best of Norwalk 2023

Wondering what’s notable about Norwalk? You voted, and these local favorites–from restaurants and bars, to bookstores and boutiques–came out on top.

FOOD + DRINK

Restaurants

Best Service
Match
matchsono.com

Business Lunch + Pick-up Option
BJ Ryan’s
bjryans.com

Creative Menu
El Segundo
elsegundorestaurants.com

Hotel Restaurant + Private Dining/Intimate Venue + Special Occasion/Date Night
Tavern at GrayBarns
tavernatgraybarns.com

Outdoor Dining
The Spread
thespreadsono.com

Seafood
Banc House
bjryansbanchouse.com

Steak
Washington Prime
washingtonprimect.com

Tapas
Barcelona
Barcelonawinebar.com


Regional Specialties

American
BJ Ryan’s
bjryans.com

Asian Fusion
Mecha
mechanoodlebar.com.com

Chinese
Village Gourmet
villagegourmetnorwalk.com

Greek
Pontos Taverna
pontostaverna.com

French
Bruxelles Brasserie

203-857-1494

Indian
Vedas
vedaindian.com

Italian
Romanacci
romanacci.com

Japanese
Oishi
oishisono.com

Mexican
Don Carmelo’s
doncarmeosmexicangrill.com

Spanish
Barcelona Wine Bar
barcelonawinebar.com

Thai
Thai Spice
thaispicenorwalk.com


Casual Food

Bagels
Village Bagels
villagebagelsct.com

Bowls + Noodle Bar
Mecha
mechanoodlebar.com.com

Burrito
Valencia Luncheria
valencialuncheria.com

Frozen Yogurt
Stew Leonard’s
stewleonards.com

Hamburgers + Ribs/Barbecue + Salads
BJ Ryan’s
bjryans.com

Hot Dogs
Tavern on 7
tavernon7.com

Ice Cream
Mr. Frosty’s
mrfrostyicecream.com

Pizza
Rikos
rikospizza.com


Drop-in Spots

Breakfast + Café/Bistro
Caffe Social
caffesocial.com

Brunch
The Spread
thespreadsono.com

Coffee Shop
Café Dolce
café-dolce.com

Deli
Dave & Charlie’s
dchometowndeli.com

Diner
Post Road Diner
prdfamily.com

Health/Organic Food
Art Space Café
thenorwalkartspace.org

Juice Bar
Mr. Mango’s
91 Wall St.

Lunch Spot
BJ Ryan’s
bjryans.com

Vegetarian
The Lime
limerestaurant.com


Markets + More

Bakery + Cakes/Cupcakes
Forever Sweet Bakery
foreversweetbakery.com

Butcher + Gourmet Grocery + Gourmet to Go + Liquor Store + Organic Food Market + Wine Shop
Stew Leonard’s
stewleonards.com

Desserts
Michele’s Pies
michelespies.com

Caterer
On the Marc
onthemarcevents.com

Seafood Market
Copps Island Oysters by Norm Bloom
coppsislandoysters.com


Bar Boasts

Beer Selection
Yard House
yardhouse.com

Margaritas
Rio Norwalk
riomexicancafe.com

Martinis
Washington Prime
washingtonprimect.com

Microbrewery
Spacecat
spacecatbrewing.com

Outdoor Bar
Evarito’s
evaritos.com

Pub
O’Neill’s Irish Pub
oneillssono.com

Restaurant Bar
Tavern at GrayBarns
taverbatgraybarns.com

Sports Bar
The Blind Rhino
theblindrhino.com

Wine Bar + Wine List
Barcelona Wine Bar
barcelonawinebar.com


STYLE + SHOPPING


Fashion

Accessories + Event Dresses + Lingerie + Luxe Leisurewear + Men’s Fashion + Men’s Shoes + Swimwear + Women’s Fashion + Women’s Shoes
Nordstorm
nordstorm.com

Department Store + Jeans
Bloomingdales
bloomingdales.com

Eyewear
Warby Parker
warbyparker.com

Teen Fashion
Altar’d State
altardstate.com


Jewelry

Designer Jewelry + Fine Jewelry
Kosta
kostajewelers.com

Everyday Jewelry + Watches
Nordstrom
nordstrom.com


Home

Antiques/Vintage + Decor
Fairfield County Antiques and Design
fairfieldcountyantiquesanddesign.com

Appliances
Aitoro
store.aitoro.com

Closet
California Closets
californiaclosets.com

Furniture
Modern Day Auctions
Moderndayauctions.com

Garden Center + Hardware
Garden Center at Home Depot
homedepot.com

Kitchen + Bath
Bender
benderplumbing.com

Lighting
Chloe Winston
chloewinstonlighting.com

Linens
Bloomingdales
bloomingdales.com

Outdoor Furniture
Knock on Wood
knockonwoodagain.com

Paint
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store
Sherwin-williams.com

Pool Design
Rave Pools
ravepools.com

Rugs
HomeGoods
homegoods.com

Windows/Doors
KLAR Studio
klarstudio.com


SERVICES + TO-DO’s

Pampering

Blow Out/Updo + Men’s Styling
The Hair Lab Salon
thehairlabsalon.com

Color + Women’s Styling/Salon
Salon Etre
salonetre.com

Cosmetic Spa
Pure Medical Aesthetics
puremedicalaesthetics.com

Eyebrow/Eyelash Services + Waxing/Hair Removal
European Wax
waxcenter.com

Mani/Pedi
Erika’s Color Bar
115 New Canaan Ave.

Massage
Massage Envy
massageenvy.com


Fitness + Gear

Activewear/Running Shoes
lululemon
shop.lululemon.com

CrossFit
CrossFit Norwalk
crossfitnorwalk.com

Dance Fitnesss
Norwalk Academy of Dance
norwalkdance.com

Fitness Studio + Gym
Fit Body Boot Camp
fitbodybootcamp.com

Golf Equipment
Golf Galaxy
stores.golfgalaxy.com

Gym
Equinox
equinox.com

Indoor Cycling + PIlates
Edge Fitness
theedgefitnessclubs.com

Private Fitness Training
Gold Coast Strength and Conditioning
gcstrengthandconditioning.com

Yoga
Saraswati’s Yoga Joint
syjyoga.com


Family Life

Art Classes
The Norwalk Art Space
thenorwalkartspace.org

Children’s/Baby Decor
Carter’s
locations.carters.com

Children’s Clothes
Old Navy
oldnavy.gap.com

Children’s Parties
Stepping Stones
steppingstonesmuseum.org

Family-Friendly Restaurant
BJ Ryan’s
bjryans.com

Nanny/Babysitting Services
Anna & Jack’s Treehouse
thetreehouses.org


Daily Essentials

Auto Repair Shop
Hank Mays
hankmays.com

Car Wash
Splash Car Wash
splashcarwashes.com

Dry Cleaners + Tailor
Fabricare Cleaners
fabricarecleaners.net

Event Space
St. Ann’s Club
stannclub.org

Event/Wedding Reception Venue
The Spread
thespreadsono.com

Fine Art Gallery
The Norwalk Art Space
thenorwalkartspace.org

Local Hotel
Tavern at GrayBarns
tavernatgraybarns.com

Pet Groomer
Neon Dog
theneondog.com

Pet Supplies
Petco
stores.petco.com

Shoe Repair
Norwalk Shoe Repair
norwalkshoerepair.com

Storage Facility
Westy Self Storage
westy.com

Veterinarian
Norwalk Animal Hospital
norwalkanimalhospital.com

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