We are taking my brother in-law out to celebrate his receiving his college degree at age 51. We live in the Hartford area and they live in Trumbull, and we are hoping to find a good place to meet somewhere in between. We know New Haven restaurants and could do that if we choose, but are hoping to be told that there's some little gem somewhere in Wallingford or Hamden, or other small town close by, just for a change. My husband is not a seafood lover but other than that we are open as to type of food. Thank you for any help!