Where to Eat in Bethel: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Bethel (/ˈbɛθəl/) is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, about 69 miles (111 km) from New York City. Its population was 18,584 at the 2010 census. The town center is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP). The core area of the town center has also been designated as a historic district.
Things to do in Bethel

1. Dr. Mike's

158 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801-2530 Takeout American Lunch SGD 7 +1 203-792-4388
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Dr. Mike's

Reviewed By YandB_LabLover - Cos Cob, Connecticut

I eat ice cream everywhere I go as a travelling salesman - and to me - nothing beats Dr. Mikes Chocolate Lace and Rich Chocolate. End of discussion.

2. Stony Hill Diner

14 Stony Hill Rd, 14 Stony Hill Road - route 6, Bethel, CT 06801-1031 Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Greek, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 3 - SGD 33 +1 203-791-2280
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Stony Hill Diner

Conveniently nestled between Danbury, Newtown and Brookfield, Bethel's own Stony Hill Diner (previously the New Colony 5)) has served generations of local residents as well as multitudes of travelers. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, from farm fresh eggs delivered daily to our superb made from scratch entrees, we offer quality ingredients, generous portions at reasonable prices. Choose anyone of our traditional favorites as well as our tasty Greek and saute specials. Why not try one of our house made cakes, pies or pastries? Sit down and join us for great tasting food in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere with 1950's and 60's music and memorabilia. Rest assured we will do our utmost to insure a pleasant dining experience.

Reviewed By AlexinCT - South Carolina

We visited CT for a week in December and ate at this diner 3 times. I found the service to be great, the food was good, ( I tried the po troast at night anf it was tender, and delicious and the portions were huge}. Prices here were reasonable.

3. Ferris Acres Creamery

Route 302, Newtown, CT 06470 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 203-426-8803
Excellent
88%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 265 reviews

Ferris Acres Creamery

Reviewed By bobbylupo - Connecticut

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. Panificio Navona

7 Francis J Clarke Cir, Bethel, CT 06801-2896 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +1 203-730-8620
Excellent
80%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Panificio Navona

Reviewed By yecats59 - Redding, Connecticut, USA

We love this place, unfortunately we don't get there often enough. It is in such a strange place, the the search is worth it. While the breakfast and lunch items are all really yummy, it's the baked goods that set this place apart. The tarts, the muffins, cakes... Everything we have tried is amazing. We also love the funky decor and the young kids working there are very sweet.

5. Pho Vietnam

56 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-3704 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 203-743-6049
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Pho Vietnam

Reviewed By newyorkct123 - New York City, New York

Have been a loyal customer for years. Excellent food....cannot get thisd stuff anywhere else as good as this. Very simple interior so if you are looking for something fancy or upscale then this is not the place. But if Vietnamese food is your choice for the night then this is it

6. Lebanese Cuisine

23 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801-1033 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 203-617-0604
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Lebanese Cuisine

Mediterranean Food

Reviewed By sds - Danbury, Connecticut

The grape leaves at Lebanese Cuisine are the BEST we have ever had!!! Many of the other dishes, including the hummus, Zaatar (mini "pizza" made with Thyme) and Spinach Pie.

The owner/chef is so impressive- happy, cordial and generous (gave us free tasting of his delicious vegan apps). It is obvious he takes great pride in his food. He graciously accommodates special diets, if you just ask.

While I didn't have time, the market attached to the restaurant looked like it has some different and authentic Lebanese foods. I glanced over and saw lots of desserts and pantry full of packaged foods.

The prices are very fair, though the atmosphere is lacking. Still, I love that you can BYOB and so I don't expect much. Oh, they do offer wine glasses and ice if you just ask.

7. Sycamore Drive-In

282 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801-2424 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 +1 203-748-2716
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Sycamore Drive-In

Reviewed By Elisabeth G

Whenever we are in Connecticut, we visit the Sycamore at least once. I'm not usually a soda drinker (I kicked the daily diet coke habit!), but Sycamore has amazing root beer served in frosty mugs, so I always order one, and am tempted to order a second. They have a fun menu with lots of great burgers and sandwiches as well as breakfast. I love the curly fries. The servers are always really nice and attentive, and the food comes out quickly and is always hot. The atmosphere is old school and charming, from the counter stools to the little booths and paper placemats on the tables. The price point can't be beat!

8. Barbarie's Black Angus Grill

5 Eagle Rd, Danbury, CT 06810-4125 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 203-826-7406
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 534 reviews

Barbarie's Black Angus Grill

Reviewed By PirateQueen55 - Woodstock, Illinois

Best calamari I have ever had and the steak was superb. Service was attentive and the owner made us feel extremely welcome.

9. Rizzuto's Wood-Fired Pizza Kitchen & Bar

6 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801-1053 (Formerly Rizzuto's Restaurant & Bar) Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 33 +1 203-790-4444
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 168 reviews

Rizzuto's Wood-Fired Pizza Kitchen & Bar

Rizzuto's Italian Restaurant and Bar in Bethel, CT combines a warm urban environment and genuine hospitality with a rustic Italian menu and authentic stone-fired Neapolitan brick oven pizza that focuses on fresh ingredients, simple preparations and great value. Rizzuto's is a community driven, family friendly Italian restaurant and gathering destination for everyone to enjoy a great dining experience. Rizzuto's in Bethel, CT is our founding location. We opened in 2004 with a simple concept: An Italian Restaurant with great Italian food and brick oven pizza at a great value in a casual atmosphere. Rizzuto's continues to be a neighborhood favorite where folks gather for lunch and dinner, as well as a lively happy hour scene.

Reviewed By Domino1969 - Fairfield, Connecticut

I expected more from the #3 Rated restaurant in the area. Not a great selection of entrees besides pizza (Pepe's is a lot better) but the appetizers, cocktails and soup were good. Very attentive staff!

10. Stanziato's Wood Fired Pizza

35 Lake Avenue Ext, Danbury, CT 06811-5247 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 203-885-1057
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Stanziato's Wood Fired Pizza

Reviewed By CMD717-17 - Danbury, Connecticut

This is not just having lunch —- it’s an *experience*. We had no expectations; just tried a new pizza restaurant. The menu offered different fare from that to which we were accustomed, so I was curious. They offer appetizers, red pizza, white pizza, and a few assorted options for the non-pizza lover. They pride themselves in fresh, farm-to-table toppings on their Artisinal pizza, and they lived up to their promise. I enjoyed a white pizza with goat cheese, mozzarella and spinach drizzled in an olive oil mixture that was delicious beyond words. My husband had a sausage pizza, made with fresh sausage, tomato sauce, and basil and he raved about it! The crust in both was exceptional.
Restaurant ambience was a step above typical for a pizza place but the service went far beyond our expectations.
You’re in for a treat!

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