Newtown is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It is part of the greater Danbury metropolitan area as well as the New York metropolitan area. Newtown was founded in 1705 and later incorporated in 1711. As of the 2010 census, its population was 27,560.
Things to do in Newtown
5 based on 265 reviews
I thought I was slick taking my family near by to dinner and going for ice cream after dinner but there were more slick people than myself. This place was packed. Well orchestrated line on a nice evening. Everyone conversing about what they are going to order or what they have had in the past. This was our first time but well worth the experience.
4.5 based on 411 reviews
Sal e Pepe in Newtown, CT serves authentic northern Italian cuisine and specializes in veal, steak, seafood and pasta specialties. The restaurant, conveniently located in Fairfield County, CT, nurtures a Mediterranean sensibility, with warm colors and candlelight reflective of the warmth and hospitality of the dining room. From our extensive wine list and fresh pastas and sauces to our unique specials and modern twist on familiar classics, at Sal e Pepe in Newtown, Connecticut, you will feel like you are dining in Italy. Come join us for some delicious food and friendly service, all in a very comfortable setting.
Meticulously selected ingredients, expertly prepared, graced with attentive service, all superintended by Angelo, who makes certain that your meal measures up to the exceptional standards you've come to expect at this wonderful local restaurant. No wonder Connecticut Magazine has repeatedly selected it as the best...MoreHi Tom, Your comments are terrific and we appreciate all of your kind words. We're thrilled to hear that your meals are always delicious and perfectly executed. We look forward to your next trip in.
4.5 based on 287 reviews
Pub Tavern Restaurant Serving Newtown & Danbury, CT
While attending wedding in nearby Oxford, five of us dined at the Foundry. Wonderful old place (restored) in center of town adjacent to the Pootatuck River. Yes, you heard that right. Menu was sort of new age Yankee/Americana with eclectic variety including vegetarian and vegan offerings to please our 30 something children. Local produce adds to the taste and delight. Having said that, I had the vegetable curry and it was fabulous. I'm a curry nut but this had wonderful new flavors I've never experienced. The veggies were like Rice Krispies: "snap, crackle and pop"! It was not as spicy as I liked but I forgot about that halfway into the meal. My wife's Reuben was a cut above.....maybe two cuts above. Quiet and unhurried atmosphere where you linger and not feel rushed. Chipper service by Kerry (our server) who was patient with the veg crowd asking numerous questions including going back and checking with kitchen staff. Upper crust crowd, 90% locals we thought and a bit pricy but worth it. Recommend in a heartbeat.
4.5 based on 51 reviews
Great Service and Seriously Good Coffee & Eats. Are you hungry or thirsty? Looking for a place to treat yourself and reduce stress? Then Cafe Xpresso should fit the bill. We are a Coffee House, bakery and cafe, located at 150 South Main Street, Newtown, CT about 2.4 Miles South of the Flag Pole.<br><br>Our daily breakfasts include a selection of fresh bagels, scones, muffins, granola bars, eggs, frittata, pastries, and whatever else our Kitchen may dream up. We take great pride in our in-house creations and understand the importance of creating extraordinary food items that will truly compliment your coffee experience.<br><br>Our sweet and savory pastries are rooted in the tradition and simplicity of artisan baking practices that are beautiful to behold even better to taste. Our menu is always fresh and creative, and typically includes gluten sensitive and vegan delights, when available.<br><br>We have great lunch options too . . . Our breads and salad dressings are made from scratch. We slow roast our own meats, and slow cook our soups and sauces. We serve delicious brewed coffee and espresso drinks. Prefer tea? We offer Mighty Leaf Teas , which are delicious both hot or iced.<br><br>We are always happy to modify any of our selections to suit you. If we have the ingredients, and you can think it up, we are happy to make it!<br><br>We also share a passion for excellent coffee and a deep rooted respect for its culture and history. The pursuit of a memorable coffee experience can only be achieved by adhering to time honored practices and a respect for all those who labor long hours to produce it.03<br><br>That experience begins with sourcing the right coffee and developing lasting partnerships with those who cultivate them. It continues with hours of roasting and cupping in pursuit of just the right roasting profile that highlights the entire unique flavor attributes of each particular coffee.<br><br>So whether you're after an awesome cup of brewed coffee, an Italian-style cappuccino or something whipped in the blender, Cafe Xpresso is the ultimate for your coffee fix.
Just add my thanks that we finally have a local place that has outstanding soups, sandwiches, wraps, and drinks. Everything is fresh. I haven't tried their dessert offerings yet but everyone who has says they are great too. The staff is courteous and the service...MoreHi Jeanne, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate hearing your comments. I'll be sure to pass on compliments to our hardworking staff as well. Thanks again for the support. -Chef Bob
4 based on 517 reviews
Returning home from a day long trip to NY State, we made our 1st stop at this diner. We were very pleased with everything, the food, service, price and portions. I don't recall ever ordering a ham dinner out, other than a breakfast meal, but this was incredible. Soup, salad, bread, a veggie, and a huge, thick slice of a great tasting ham slice. The left over piece became today's breakfast, and my wife's meal was perfect as well. We'll remember this for future I 84 trips!
4.5 based on 35 reviews
Best Bagels outside NYC. Big, Hot if you go early, doughy and fluffy. Eunice is like a Newtown angel who amazingly knows patrons by name and makes you always feel spacial when you show up for a bagel, a homemade muffin a sandwich whatever...whether daily or only once in a while. Love her, love the bagels, love the way you feel special when you stop by.
4 based on 54 reviews
Stylish bistro serving elevated American comfort food with an elegant ambiance. Seasonal appetizers and entrées are paired with over 40 wines by the glass and 200 by the bottle, along with a curated craft beer, spirits, port and sherries list. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Found this restaurant while taking a walk around the area. Decided to come back for dinner. Service was decent. The living room-type of atmosphere in the main bar/room was very nice. We didn't see the upstairs dining area. There is outdoor seating on the porches. It might be loud if the road is busy. One thing I didn't like much was that if seated in the main living room area for dinner you are sitting at what feels like an outdoor metal bistro table and chairs. Maybe the designer liked the look but it just felt like everything else was so nice why use this choice. The lighting was good but a little bright right over the tables - I'd have preferred a small candle or alternative on the table itself. I thought wine prices were acceptable.
We ordered salads which were not memorable and fairly small for price. One person ordered a steak. The steak was cooked to the right temperature but quality-wise - I could buy a better cut from Stop and Shop - clearly the restaurant could do better as this is why steak lovers go out for steak - restaurants usually have access to quality that the average shopper does not. Friend asked for fries instead of fingerlings and the fries were overdone. The asparagus was charred black and overcooked. Two of us had lamb burgers - I liked mine and it was cooked to the right temperature but the other one was way overcooked (and we had requested the same - "medium"). The bun was sort of an "enriched" hello Arnold's type of sesame bun. One of us ordered the glazed salmon and coconut rice. It was a pretty small portion and I thought kind of inedible as it was sweet and the rice was a liquidy puddle. We decided to skip dessert. All in all, I would give this restaurant another chance but I do hope they improve the food for prices they are asking.
4.5 based on 167 reviews
Nice family atmosphere. We sat on the first floor- decor inside was relaxing and peaceful. I was surprised at how quick the place filled up. Service was good. My water cup never emptied out completely because they were so attentive. Food came out timely. I wasn’t overly impressed by the taste but liked it enough to try it again.
4.5 based on 35 reviews
Family stop during the week and we all chose the $19.95 pre-fix that includes appetizers, main and dessert.
All the dishes were very good from the appetizers of fried calamari (not rubbery), artichoke bruschetta to fried mozzarella and continuing with Manicotti, Chicken parmigiana over pasta to Shrimp special over linguine.
Chocolate mousse also great. Fantastic service and the owner chef coming out to check on how was the meal was a pleasant surprise .
Will be back.
4.5 based on 88 reviews
My wife and I went to Dere St Restaurant to celebrate her birthday. In our opinion it is best place to eat in Newtown.
Modern setting, friendly and helpful staff, excellent food, reasonable prices. We will certainly be going back.
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