Dining & Treats

Elise's Favorite Eateries

Westport has an impeccable variety of remarkable restaurants. Within a mile and a half is noteworthy Japanese at OKO, Asian fusion at Kawa Ni, traditional Thai at Rainbow Thai, and Don Memo, formerly Jesup Hall, where casual Mexican fare is met with creative cocktails. Another local hotspot is Hudson Malone, offering a warm and vibrant atmosphere, with delicious food and a bar offering classic cocktails conveniently located a few blocks away from The Mill Westport.



Sensationally Seasonal 

Not only can seasonal fruits and vegetables be found at the Westport Farmer’s Market, restaurants like The Whelk, The Cottage, Spotted Horse Tavern, and Artisan, all feature rotating menus to compliment the season.

At Artisan, whether you are looking for a cozy tavern with a fireplace, a sophisticated dining room for that special occasion, a private room for family or business, or a festive outdoor garden experience, Artisan offers it all. Chef Frederic is recognized for his unique innovative approach to his New England-inspired American cuisine. The perfect place to plan weddings and events as well. Your guests will enjoy a stay at The Delamar Hotel an easy walk or bike ride to Southport beach.

Sweets & Treats

For more casual eateries there is Match Burger Lobster for delicious New England classics across from the Saugatuck River, and The Boathouse at Saugatuck, for New American in a nautical setting. Enjoy a Lobster roll and then head across the street to Saugatuck Sweets for refreshing ice cream with river views.

Dining with Friends & Family


Local gems like Paci and Tarantino, treat you like family over savory Italian dishes.

Paci: Voted the "Most Romantic Restaurant" by the readers of Fairfield Magazine-Townvibe, with a unique setting in a former freight depot. You will find nothing but spectacular service along with their pride in presentation with every dish. In addition to their dining room, they have recently added a beautiful outdoor dining area and a new sleek bar.

Tarantino is a family-owned traditional Italian eatery. Known for the warm atmosphere and excellent homemade cuisine.

“At Tarantino, you are always treated like part of their family. Kleber serves with such kindness and grace. A true authentic Italian experience.”

- Elise Larrabure, Your Westport Connection

For the healthy-ish eater

Terrain Garden Café, Green and Tonic, and The Granola Bar are all wonderful options for fresh smoothies, salads, parfaits, and lattes.

"Enjoy lunch or dinner at Terrain in a garden atmosphere and afterward enjoy the spectacular selection at their nursery for your garden plantings."

- Elise Larrabure, Your Westport Connection

Stop and smell the rosé.

For fantastic drinks and a fun atmosphere, Westport locals head to Harvest Wine Bar for perfect pairing, The Black Duck Cafe for a boozy brunch, and Bartaco. At Bartaco enjoy a variety of deliciously fresh tacos and the local favorite Margarita with beautiful river views.

Lunch date?

Stop by with friends for a casual lunch at Aux Delices, the quaint bistro-style restaurant inspired by French roots. Take home the most amazing chicken pot pie for that night you need time off from cooking. Don't forget a scrumptious dessert from the bakery.

“I highly recommend their catering services for all of your events and family gatherings and love the convenience of their home delivery service.”

- Elise Larrabure, Your Westport Connection

Beauty Treats

To treat yourself outside of the culinary realm, head to Mancini Hair Salon for a fantastic cut and color or even a blow-out. This talented team will deliver the look you want.

“When I moved to the Westport area from N.Y.C I continued going back to the city for my salon needs until I discovered the talented stylist Joseph Martinetto and my favorite colorist Cameron. The atmosphere and service ads up to perfection. I have no doubt that you will find your favorite stylist here as the entire team are all fantastic.”

- Elise Larrabure, Your Westport Connection