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Best restaurants in Fairfield

Burrata from The Grey Goose Cafe in Southport

Looking for the best restaurants in Fairfield? For a city on the smaller side, Fairfield offers plenty of top-notch restaurant options, and covers off on almost all of the major cuisines. Whether you’re craving Pho, pasta, the best pizza, or paella, the top restaurants in Fairfield have something to offer.

Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite places for dining out, and noted the type of food and price point for each. Did your favorite make the list?

The best restaurants in Fairfield

Whatever you’re looking for, here’s a rundown of our favorite places to eat in Fairfield, CT.

Grey Goose – Best date night

This Southport spot is our favorite go-to for great food, excellent drinks, and a cozy atmosphere. It’s not the fanciest spot in town (think New England-style British Pub), but the food is consistently good, and in our opinion, there’s no better way to spend a chilly winter evening than with a Grey Goose dirty martini at a table in front of the fireplace.

246 Old Post Rd, Southport, CT 
Price: $$

Tequila Revolucion – Best Mexican

Tequila Revolucion may not look like anything fancy, but this small spot offers the best Mexican cuisine in town. It’s casual atmosphere also makes it a perfect spot for families with small kids, especially if you go early, and in the summer, get a picnic table outdoors.

1851 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT
Price: $

The Sinclair – Best brunch

The Sinclair is a staple of the Fairfield dining scene. It’s a must for summer dining outdoors, but it’s a lively spot any time of the year. The Sunday brunch is one of the best in town, too.

 1229 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT
Price: $$

Mecha Noodle Bar – Best Vietnamese

If you’re craving Pho or Ramen, there is nowhere in the area that does it better than Mecha Noodle bar. Dining in is a lovely experience, but we also love that Mecha offers takeout and is available on Uber Eats.

1215 Post Road, Fairfield, CT
Price: $

Artisan – Best outdoor

Artisan is located inside the Delamar Hotel Southport, arguably the best hotel in Fairfield. Like The Sinclair, Artisan is best when you can eat outdoors during the warmer months. The vibe of the outdoor patio is arguably the best in Fairfield, as is the quality of the cocktails. The farm-to-table menu is fine dining, but with an approachable spin.

Price: $$$
275 Old Post Rd., Southport, CT (in the Delamar Hotel)

Little Goose – Best bar food, lunch

Little Goose, Grey Goose’s sister restaurant. offers a slightly more casual menu that’s great for lunch, or if you’re just looking for your favorite pub food. Think: family-style nachos, fried calamari, plenty of burger choices, and fish & chips.

397 Commerce Dr, Fairfield, CT
Price: $

Molto – Best Italian

Molto is our favorite spot for Italian food. It offers a trendier take on an Italian menu, including a selection of Italian tapas, but you’ll also find some comfort-food classics like chicken and veal parmigiana, and linguine carbonara, all of which are excellent.
Price: $$
1215 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT

Geronimo Tequila Bar – Best for groups

Geronimo is another Fairfield staple. This long-standing Post Road favorite is a perfect spot for group dinners (get the Margarita pitchers) or if you’re craving Tex-Mex.

Price: $$
2070 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT

Barcelona – Best tapas

Barcelona’s tapas-style Spanish menu is one of our go-tos. It’s great for groups, since you can order lots of small plates to share, and the bar area is a fun meeting spot for happy hour or double date night. The outdoor patio is also a prime seat in the summer time, especially is you can snag a cabana seat.

4180 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT
Price: $$

Bodega Taco Bar – Best tacos

It’s easy to miss this tiny spot off the Post Road if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Tucked into an unassuming shopping plaza is the best taco experience in town. The pork and seared tuna tacos are highlights, as are the blistered brussels sprouts.

1700 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT
Price: $

Layla’s Falafel– Best takeout

If you don’t feel like cooking and want something quick that’s not pizza, try Layla’s Falafel. The Mediterranean menu offers to-be-expects fare like hummus, shawarma, and yes, falafel.

2088 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 
Price: $

Wild Rice – Best Sushi

Wild Rice, on the Post Road, offers high-quality sushi that’s consistent, a must for a sushi restaurant. The specialty rolls are creative, and the entree selection offers enticing options for anyone in your group that isn’t a sushi fan, or just wants something a little different. We also love that this casual spot still feels more like a restaurant than a takeout window.

1612 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT
Price: $$

Colony Grill – Best Pizza

The title of best pizza is a hotly contested race in Fairfield, where there are plenty of options to choose from, including a Pepe’s pizza. But, if you’ve ever tried to order Colony Grill on a Friday night, you know that it’s the pizza spot to beat all pizza spots in town.

1520 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 
Price: $