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New Restaurants in Westport, Connecticut (2023)

Westport’s restaurant scene is bustling, but some recently-opened and upcoming additions are sure to excite locals, tourists, and foodies looking to try something new. From casual Mexican fare to on-trend spots with reservation wait lists, these new restaurants in Westport are a welcome addition to the town’s menu.

New Restaurants in Westport, Connecticut


Can’t decide between Mexican or BBQ for dinner? Mexicue, a new Mexican, BBQ fusion style restaurant that opened in the fall of 2022 offers the best of both worlds. What started as a food truck that mixed Chef Thomas Kelly’s passion for fine dining with his passion for street food resulted in some pretty epic creations, like BBQ Beets & Smoked Short Rib Tacos, that New Yorkers would line up down the block for even on frigid winter days.

Sure to satisfy any group, Mexicue features shareable starters like charred jalapeno guacamole, smoky cashew queso, Nashville hot chicken tacos, pulled pork (or BBQ pulled shroom) tacos and so much more!

The menu also features grilled tacos with burnt end brisket or street corn as well as bowls or burritos. This new restaurant in Westport offers a bold take on traditional Mexican that will spice up your typical taco order.

38 Main St, Westport, CT 06880


Have you been searching for a place to try new and exciting cuisine, but aren’t sure where to start? Nômade opened its doors in the summer of 2022 and offers a reimagined take on classic dishes from around the world, and quickly became one of the hottest new restaurants in Westport

Nômade’s small plates will leave you dreaming of oysters, salmon crudo, and spicy tuna on crispy rice long after you’ve devoured them. Guests rave about the masterful orchestration of entrées like Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage, Halibut Collar, Chicken Paillard, and Waygu Bistro Steak Frites that leave them stuffed and satisfied.

Those who save room for dessert will not be disappointed with options like fluffy beignets or rich chocolate mousse. The restaurant itself has a minimalist, European feel with warm tone woods and a cozy, welcoming ambiance to enjoy while chowing down on plates from around the world.

150 Main St, Westport, CT 06880

Casa Me

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Casa Me arrived fresh on the Westport scene in fall 2022 directly from a summer holiday in Italy. The menu and ambiance are inspired by “authentic Italian cooking and bar culture” as well as “Italian vacation foods” that evoke memories and transport you from Westport to Italy.

The menu offers traditional appetizers like arancini, patatine, meats and cheeses, and a bread selection. However, the Roman style pizza and the housemade pasta is where the menu really shines. Guests can order classics like spaghetti pomodoro or bucatini cacio e pepe, or spice it up with a delicious lumaconi alla diavola with spicy san marzano tomatoes, vodka, and whipped marscapone.

The cocktails are phenomenal, featuring a variety of takes on Italian classics like spritzes, negronis, and digestivis. Despite having just recently opened it’s notoriously packed so be sure to make a reservation to transport your taste buds on an Italian vacation.

7 Sconset Square, Westport, CT 06880

Il Pastaficio

Il Pastaficio has expanded from its original Cos Cob location to Westport, bringing with it founder Federico Perandin who has introduced Westport to the traditional food of his home of Padua, Italy.

The Westport location has a restaurant and a market, both of which feature freshly made Italian delicacies using ingredients imported straight from Italy. The restaurant offers housemade pastas including potato gnocchi, truffle lasagna, lasagna bolognese, as well as a pasta of the week that showcases a dish from different Italian regions among many other delectable options.

If you’re looking to serve an entire family, Il Pastaficio offers trays as well as fresh homemade sauce and fresh uncooked pasta and ravioli. The options are endless, but no matter what you decide, you can be certain you are getting an authentic, quality Italian dish at Il Pastaficio.

135 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880


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Small plates, pickable appetizers, and shareables continue to be en vogue in the culinary world, and DeTapas offers a new spin on small plates at their Westport location opened in Spring of 2022.

Billed as a Spanish gastropub, DeTapas offers lunch, brunch and dinner options; and if small plates aren’t your style, their main dishes are portioned to serve two people. Restaurant-goers praise the authenticity of must-order classics like pulpo and paella. For charcuterie lovers, the Iberico ham board features a 36 month cured ham that melts like butter on your tongue.

The fun and energetic atmosphere coupled with the fabulous cocktails makes DeTapas the perfect place to share a meal with friends!

180 Post Rd East, Westport, CT 06880

Gabriele’s of Westport

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Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse features, as its name suggests, the best of both the steakhouse and Italian cuisines. Though the concept is simple by design, savory favorites from each menu style have made Gabriele’s a hit since it first opened its Westport location in January of 2022.

The food is described by locals as decadent, quality, and amazing and enjoyed in a high end atmosphere usually afforded to upscale Manhattan bistros. For starters, diners can’t go wrong with the local oysters, grilled polpo, or ahi tuna tartare. All of their steaks are hand-selected, dry-aged for 28 days, seasoned with sea salt and crushed black pepper, and offered with a variety of sauces when served.

For those more enticed by the Italian selections on the menu, it’s impossible to be disappointed by the savory penne alla vodka with shrimp, pappardelle bolognese, or trenette aragosta (lobster tail with truffle fonduta).

Gabriele’s has solidified itself the perfect cosmopolitan steakhouse experience right in Westport.

27 Powers Ct, Westport, CT 06880


One of New York City’s most beloved taco restaurants, Tacombi, is opening a new location in Westport in early 2023. In 2006, the owner of Tacombi purchased a 1963 “combi” bus in Mexico city, carefully drove it through the Yucatan peninsula, and swapped out the transmission and seats for cooking equipment to create a taco stand. Combine taco and combi from this origin story and you get the restaurant’s namesake!

Tacombi offers classic tacos, quesadillas and burritos made with sustainable ingredients free of antibiotics, hormones, genetic modification or artificial additives and preservatives; or as we like to say, tacos you can feel good about eating.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant began a community kitchen that makes and delivers Mexican meals to people in need and they remain committed to fighting food insecurity. We look forward to Tacombi opening its doors in Westport!

1680 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880

Looking for restaurants in Westport? Check out our list of the best restaurants in Westport, and Westport restaurants on the water.

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