I am torn about this post because we all want to keep our "secrets". But, I started thinking that there is a small population that reads this website and revealing our hidden treasures will not make it harder for us to frequent these locales. We are all here to find good food and we should share that.
I will start with my pick that is rarely talked about on this board.
-The Cottage in Plainville, CT. My wife and I stumbled upon this restaurant in 2003 and it has been our favorite ever since. Yes, the small cape on a main road is somewhat unassuming. Yes, the interior is somewhate plain, but clean and comfortable. But the true reason why we go to any restaurant is the cuisine and in my opinion few do it better than Chef Patty Queen at the Cottage. She does a seasonal menu which never ceases to amaze and satisfy. I highly recommend any pork dish she creates and while I rarely order chicken when going out, this place warrants an exception. Dave creates the most tasty cocktails and Mom runs the front of the house. It may seem as if I am in kahoots with the Queen family but that is not the case. We go there frequent enough to know the family and they always seem to remember us.
PS. They have a 4 course meal Tues-Thurs for 16.95 which is an unbelievable deal.
Cottage Restaurant & Café
427 Farmington Ave, Plainville, CT 06062