The Best of Westport 2023

The Best of Westport 2023

Looking for everything that make Westport, Wilton and Weston wow? You voted, and these local favorites–from restaurants and bars, to bookstores and boutiques–came out on top.

FOOD + DRINK

Restaurants

Best Service (TIE)
DeTapas
detapasrestaurant.com

Spotted Horse
spottedhorsect.com

Business Lunch + New Restaurant (opened within last year)
Allium Eatery
@alliumeatery

Creative Menu
Kawa Ni
kawaniwestport.com

above: Spicymiso with noodles, tofu, egg and nori.


Hotel Restaurant

La Plage
laplagewestport.com

Outdoor Dining
bartaco
bartaco.com

Pickup/Delivery Option
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Private Dining/Intimate Venue
Baldanza
baldanzarestaurants.com

Seafood
The Whelk
thewhelkwestport.com

Special Occasion/Date Night
Gabriele’s
gabrielesofwestportct.com

above: Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse creates a memorable experience for any and all special occasions.


Steaks

Gabriele’s
gabrielesofwestportct.com

Sushi
OKO
okokitchen.com

Tapas
DeTapas
detapasrestaurant.com


Regional Specialties

American
Little Barn
littlebarnct.com

Asian/Asian Fusion
Kawa Ni
kawaniwestport.com

Chinese
Little Kitchen
littlekitchenwestport.com

French
Rive Bistro
rivebistro.com

Greek
Layla’s
laylasfalafel.com

Indian
The Naan
thenaanct.com

Italian
Romanacci
romanacci.com

Japanese
Sakura
sakurarestaurant.com

Mediterranean
Layla’s
laylasfalafel.com

Mexican
bartaco
bartaco.com

Spanish
Basso
bassobistrocafe.com

Thai
Rainbow Thai
rainbowthaict.com


Casual Food

Bagels
Pop Up Bagels
popupbagels.com

Bowls
Little Beet
thelittlebeet.com

Burritos
Mexica
mexicawestport.com

Frozen Yogurt
Sunny Daes
sunnydaesicecream.com

Hamburgers
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Hot Dogs
Heibeck’s
heibecksstand.com

Ice Cream/Gelato
Gofer
gofericecream.com

Noodle Bar/Noodles
Kawa Ni
kawaniwestport.com

Pizza
Joe’s Pizza
joespizzaitalian.com

Ribs/Barbeque
Walrus Alley
walrusalley.com

Salads
Spotted Horse
spottedhorsect.com


Drop-In Spots

Breakfast
Granola Bar
thegranolabar.com

Brunch
Terrain
shopterrain.com

Café/Bistro
Terrain
shopterrain.com

Coffee Shop (independent)
Tusk & Cup
tuskandcup.com

above: Tusk & Cup offers a traditional Italian cafe experience with their coffee steeped in Italian tradition.


Deli

Gaetano’s
gaetanosdelis.com

Diner
Orem’s Diner
oremsdiner.com

Health/Organic Food
Organic Market
organicmarketct.com

Juice Bar
Green & Tonic
greenandtonic.com

Lunch Spot
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Vegetarian/Health
Green & Tonic
greenandtonic.com


Markets + Catering

Bakery
The Painted Cookie
paintedcookie.com

Butcher Shop
Saugatuck Provisions
saugatuckprovisions.com

Cakes/Cup Cakes
The Cake Box
ctcakebox.com

above: The Cake Box makes all their products by scratch with the finest ingredients and every item made is available gluten free.


Caterer

AMG
amgcatering.com

Desserts/Chocolates
The Painted Cookie
paintedcookie.com

Gourmet Grocery
Balducci’s
balduccis.com

Gourmet To Go
Balducci’s
balduccis.com

Grocery Pickup/Delivery Option
Whole Foods
wholefoodsmarket.com

Liquor Store
The Fine Wine
thefinewinecompanyofwestport.com

Organic Food Market
Westport Farmers’ Market
westportfarmersmarket.com

Seafood Market
Fjord
fjordfishmarket.com

Wine Shop
The Fine Wine
thefinewinecompanyofwestport.com


Bar Boasts

Beer Selection
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Margaritas
bartaco
bartaco.com

Martinis
Gabriele’s
gabrielesofwestportct.com

Outdoor Bar
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Pub
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Restaurant Bar
bartaco
bartaco.com

Sports Bar
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Wine Bar
Harvest
harvestwinebar.com

Wine List
Gabriele’s
gabrielesofwestportct.com


SHOPPING + STYLE

Fashion

Accessories
She La La
shelala.com

Consignment
Roundabout
roundaboutcouture.com

Department Store
Mitchells
mitchells.mitchellstores.com

Designer Boutique
Mitchells
mitchells.mitchellstores.com

Event Dresses/Bridal Gowns/Bridesmaid Dresses
Anthropologie
anthropologie.com

Eyewear
Specs
specsforyou.com

Jeans
B Chic
instagram.com/bchicct/

Lingerie
Soleil Toile
soleiltoile.com

Luxe Leisurewear
Mitchells
mitchells.mitchellstores.com

Men’s Fashion
Mitchells
mitchells.mitchellstores.com

Men’s Shoes
Mitchells
mitchells.mitchellstores.com

New Shop
OKA
oka.com

above: OKA’s talented artisans from all over the world prioritize beauty, comfort and style while choosing items with integrity.


Swimwear

Soleil Toile
soleiltoile.com

Teen Fashion
B Chic
instagram.com/bchicct/

Women’s Fashion
Mitchells
mitchells.mitchellstores.com

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


Jewelry

Designer Jewelry
Mitchells
mitchells.mitchellstores.com

Estate Jewelry
Noya Jewelry
noyajewelrydesign.com

Everyday Jewelry
JL Rocks
jlrocks.com

Fine Jewelry
Lux Bond & Green
lbgreen.com

Selection of Local Designers
JL Rocks
jlrocks.com

Special Occasion Jewelry
Lux Bond & Green
lbgreen.com

Watches
Lux Bond & Green
lbgreen.com

Wedding/Engagement Rings
Lux Bond & Green
lbgreen.com


Home

Antiques/Vintage
Bungalow
bungalowdecor.com

Closet/Organization
House of PRIM
houseofprim.com

Décor
The Post
thepostct.com

Furniture
Serena & Lily
serenaandlily.com

Garden Center
Terrain
shopterrain.com

Hardware
Ring’s End
ringsend.com

above: Paint and Design Center Ring’s End presents the perfect palette of paints to refresh your home.


Home Tech

Untangled
theuntangledlife.com

Kitchen + Bath
Kohler
kohler.com

Lighting
L’Antiquaire
lantiquaire.net

Linens
Serena & Lily
serenaandlily.com

Outdoor Furniture
Terrain
shopterrain.com

Paint
Ring’s End
ringsend.com

Pool Design
Hoffman
hoffmanlandscapes.com

Rugs
Redi-Cut
redicarpets.com

Stone
Gault
gaultstone.com

Windows/Doors
Ring’s End
ringsend.com


SERVICES + TO-DO’S

Pampering

Blow Out/Updo
Artistex
artistexsalon.com

Color
Artistex
artistexsalon.com

Cosmetic Spa
Wisdom & Youth
wisdomandyouthllc.com

Day Spa
Dream Spa & Salon
dreamdayspa.com

Eyebrow/Eyelash Services European Wax Center Facial
Artistex
artistexsalon.com

Makeup Application
Ultimathule

Makeup Shop
Bluemercury
bluemercury.com

Mani/Pedi
Posh
poshct.com

Massage
Artistex
artistexsalon.com

Men’s Styling/Salon
Westport Cut & Shave
westportcutshave.com

above: Westport Cut & Shave offers a modern yet traditional vibe, creating a welcoming environment for all.


Spray Tan

Artistex
artistexsalon.com

Waxing/Hair Removal
The Waxing Spot
thewaxingspot.com

Women’s Styling/Salon
Artistex Salon & Spa
artistexsalon.com


Fitness

Activewear/Running Shoes
Fleet Feet Westport
fleetfeet.com

Barre
The Pilates Barre
pilatesbarrecore.com

Bicycle Shop
Cycle Dynamics
cycledynamics.com

Crossfit
CrossFit Westport
crossfitwestport.com

Dance Fitness
Conservatory of Dance
conservatory-of-dance.com

Fitness Studio
Burn Boot Camp
burnbootcamp.com

Gym
Burn Boot Camp
burnbootcamp.com

Indoor Cycling
SoulCycle
soul-cycle.com

Pilates
Club Pilates
clubpilates.com

Private Fitness Training
Performance
performanceoptimalhealth.com

Virtual Fitness
Kaia Yoga Center
kaiayoga.com

Yoga
Kaia Yoga Center
kaiayoga.com


Family Life

Art Classes
MoCA Westport
mocawestport.org

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

Children’s Clothes
Around the Rosy
aroundtherosy.com

Children’s/Youth Fitness
Wilton YMCA Gymnastics Center
wiltonymca.org

Children’s Haircuts
Sharkey’s
sharkeyscutsforkids.com

Children’s Music Lessons
Suzuki Music School
suzukischools.org

Children’s Parties
Happy Hands Wilton
hhpottery.com

College Prep Courses
New England Education Consultants
needucationconsultants.com

Family Friendly Restaurant
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Toy Store
Awesome Toys and Gifts
awesometoys.com


Daily Essentials

Auto Repair Shop
Westport Auto Craft
westportautocraft.net

Bookstore
Westport Book Shop
www.westportbooksaleventures.org

Car Wash
Splash
locations.splashcarwashes.com/westport

CBD Store
Franny’s
frannysfarmacy.com

Dry Cleaning
Minute Man Cleaners
minutemencleaners.com

Event Space
MoCA Westport
mocawestport.org

Event Space/Wedding Reception Venue
The Inn at Longshore
innatlongshore.com

Fine Art Gallery
Sorelle Gallery
sorellegallery.com

above: Women owned business, Sorelle Gallery, helps clients confidently curate their own spaces while also giving back by planting one tree for every artwork sold.


Florist

Compo Farm
compofarmflowers.com

Gift Shop
Classically Cate
classicallycateboutique.com

Driver Service
Teddy’s Transportation
teddyslimo.com

Pet Groomer/Pet Spa
Schuloff
schulhofanimalhospital.com/grooming.php

Pet Supplies/Clothing
Earth Animal
earthanimal.com

Shoe Repair
Westfair

Stationery/Formal Invitations
Paper Source
papersource.com

Storage
Westy
westy.com

Tailor
Mitchells
mitchells.mitchellstores.com

Veterinarian
Cannondale
cannondaleanimalclinic.com

Photography: paint © manuta – stock.adobe.com; Sorelle Gallery; others: courtesy of brands;

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