Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

845 Canal Street, Stamford, CT

(203) 517-3272. Serving nationally acclaimed fresh, homemade, high quality BBQ in the historic Harbor Point area of Stamford in a beautifully refurbished factory. Named the country's #1 BBQ on Good Morning America. Our menu is firmly rooted in the traditions of Southern BBQ with our own unique influences that shape our distinctive flavor and character. We also offer private party rooms for events up to 100 people and off premise catering. Mon. - Thur. 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11:30 a.m. - midnight, Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ondine Restaurant

69 Pembroke Rd., Danbury, CT

(203) 746-4900. Voted by Readers of Connecticut Magazine, "The Best French Restaurant in Fairfield County every year since 1998." Contemporary French cuisine and an extensive wine list. Dinner Wed. - Sun. 5 to closing. Sunday Afternoon Dinner 12 noon - 7 pm. Reservations recommended.

Parallel Post Restaurant

180 Hawley Ln., Trumbull, CT

(203) 380-6380. Parallel Post is a Farm to Table Restaurant whose modernism is reflected in the focus on all fresh products made in house with no fillers or preservatives. We buy all natural meats and poultry, sustainable seafood and as much local produce as possible. We serve a selection of local artisan products. Our menu is seasonal and offers an array of options from snacks and small plates to entrees and a multi-course tasting menu. A Dean James Max Restaurant. Lunch Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 5 pm, Sat. & Sun. noon – 5 pm. Dinner 7 days 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Located in the Trumbull Marriott.

The Inn at Longshore

260 South Compo Rd., Westport, CT

(203) 226-3316. Welcome to The Inn at Longshore ... a destination location at your doorstep. The Inn has 12 quaint guestrooms with spectacular event space overlooking gorgeous landscaping and water. Perfect for Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs/Corporate Holiday Parties and Corporate Outings. Offering additional amenities such as golf, tennis, sailing, kayaking, and ice skating in the winter.