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July 19, 2016

2016 Best of the Shoreline Reader’s Poll

best of the shoreline 2016

Best Restaurant

1. River Tavern, Chester

2. Cafe Routier, Westbrook

3. Bar Bouchée, Madison

 

Best New Restaurant

1. Wright’s Steakhouse, Centerbrook 

2. Moxie, Madison and Chow Food & Beverage Co., Clinton

3.  The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center, Guilford 

 

Best Take-out (Dinner to-go food)

1. Pasta Vita, Old Saybrook 

2. Bradley & Wall Gourmet Foods, Madison

3. Mystic Market Gourmet Marketplace, Mystic and Old Saybrook 

 

Best Family-Friendly Dining

1. Pizza Works, Old Saybrook

2. Chip’s Pub III, Clinton

3. Lenny + Joe’s Fish Tale, Madison, Westbrook, and New Haven 

 

Best Coffee + Tea

1.  Ashlawn Farm Coffee, Old Saybrook

2. Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea, New Haven, Branford, and Madison

3. Cilantro Specialty Foods, Guilford and The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center, Guilford 

 

Best Pizza

1. Otto Pizza, Chester

2. Pizza Works, Old Saybrook 

3. Grand Apizza, Clinton, Madison, and Guilford

 

Best Ethnic Food

 1. Som Siam East Thai Restaurant, Guilford, Old Saybrook, and Branford 

2.  Darbar India, Branford and The Spice Club, Niantic 

3.  Saigon City, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Ice Cream

1.  Ashley’s Ice Cream, Madison, Guilford, Branford, Hamden, and New Haven

2.  Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream Co., Salem

3. Scoops of Centerbrook, Centerbrook

 

Best Bread/Bakery

1. The Pursuit of Pastry, Old Saybrook

2. G Cafe Bakery, New Haven and Branford

3. Simon’s Marketplace, Chester and Westbrook and Dagmar’s Desserts, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Cake

1. Sugar Bakery, East Haven

2. The Pursuit of Pastry, Old Saybrook 

3. Take the Cake, Guilford 

 

Favorite Breakfast/Brunch

1. Cristy’s, Madison and Westbrook 

2. J.A.M.S.S, Old Saybrook 

3. The Tea Kettle, Old Saybrook

 

Favorite Caterer 

1. Coffee’s Country Market, Old Lyme 

2. The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center, Guilford and Cloud Nine, Old Saybrook 

3. Pasta Vita, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Place for Cocktails

1. Moxie Bar and Restaurant, Madison

2. River Tavern, Chester

3. Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant

1. G-Zen Restaurant, Branford

2. It’s Only Natural (ION), Middletown

3. Shoreline Diner & Restaurant, Guilford

 

Best Local Grocery Store

1. FoodWorks Natural Market, Guilford, Chesire, and Old Saybrook 

2. Bishop’s Orchards, Guilford 

3.  Adams Hometown Market, Deep River 

 

Best Gourmet / Cheese Shop

1. Fromage Fine Foods & Coffees, Old Saybrook

2. The Cheese Shop of Centerbrook LLC, Centerbrook

3. Madison Cheese, Madison

 

Best Butcher

1. Adams Hometown Market, Deep River 

2. Robert’s Food Center, Madison

3. Walt’s Food Market, Old Saybrook

 

Best Farmer’s Market

1. Chester Sunday Farmer’s Market, Chester

2. The Lyme Farmer’s Market

3. Madison Farmer’s Market, Madison

 

Best Fish Store

 1. Atlantic Seafood, Old Saybrook

2. Star Fish, Guilford

3. Saybrook Seafood, Old Saybrook

 

Best Outdoor Dining

 1. The Blue Oar Restaurant, Haddam

2. Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook 

3. Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook

 

Best Health/Fitness Club

 1. Iron House Fitness, Old Saybrook 

2. Squared Circle Studio, Deep River 

3. Funktion Fitness, Clinton

 

Favorite Yoga Studio/Teacher

1. The Yoga Shop, Old Saybrook 

2. Emrys Tetu

3. Ava Tyler and pradipikaYOGA

 

 Best Pilates Studio

1. Pura Vida, Old Saybrook 

2 Fitness on the Water-Westbrook The Pilates Studio

3. Pilates For Life, Essex 

 
Best Specialized Gym

 1. Iron House Fitness, Old Saybrook 

2. Squared Circle Studio, Deep River 

3. Barre at the Green, Guilford 

 

Best Personal Trainer

1. Kati Papoosha, Iron House Fitness, Old Saybrook 

2. Joe Fay, Iron House Fitness, Old Saybrook 

3. Edie Spadacenta, E-Fitness, Guilford 

 

Best Women’s Clothing Store

1. Ella Where She Shops, Guilford 

2. Grace, Niantic 

3. Pearls & Plaid,  East Haddam

 

Best Men’s Clothing Store

1. Anchor & Compass, Deep River

2. Flutterby, Guilford

3. J. Alden Clothiers, Essex

Best Outdoors Store

1. Denali (Trailblazer), Old Saybrook 

2. Harris Outdoors, Old Saybrook

3. SoundRUNNER, Branford and Old Saybrook

 

Best Antique Shop

1. Treasures, Old Lyme

2. Chalk Mercantile, Old Saybrook

3. Clinton Antique Center, Clinton

Best Vintage Shop

1. Cinderella’s Attic, Guilford

2. Tova’s Vintage Shop, Old Saybrook

3. Fantasia Consignments, Old Saybrook

 

Best Jewelry 

1. Deep River Jewelry Design, Deep River

2. bellaPerlina, Madison 

3. Nyman Jewelers, Old Saybrook

 

Best Bookstore

1. R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison

2. Breakwater Books, Guilford

3. Book Barn, Niantic
Best Gift Store

1. The Bowerbird, Old Lyme

2. Mix Design Store, Guilford

3. Creations, Madison 

 

Best Furniture

1. Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook

2. Madison Furniture Barn, Westbrook

3. Treasures, Old Lyme 

Best Shoe Store

1. Clinton Bootery, Clinton

2. Shoetique, Branford

3. Clad In, Stonington 

Best Hardware Store

1. Page Hardware & Appliance Co., Guilford

2. Essex Hardware, Essex

3. Ace Hardware, Clinton

 

Best Florist

1. Mar Floral, Old Saybrook

2. Ashleigh’s Garden, Deep River

3. Madison Flower, Madison 

 

Best Wine

1. Madison Wine Shop

2. SeaSide Wine and Spirits, Old Saybrook

3. Coastal Wine and Spirits, Branford

 

Best Toy Store

1. Jordie’s Toy Shoppe, Guilford 

2. The Purple Bear, Guilford 

3. The Bowerbird, Old Lyme

Best Childrens’ Clothing

1. Just Hatched, Guilford 

2. The Red Balloon, Essex 

3. Celebrations, Deep River

 

 

Best Framer

1. Sachem Card & Party Shop, Guilford 

2. The Frameshop on Wall Street, Madison 

3. Art Emporium of Old Saybrook, Old Saybrook 

Best Hair Salon

1. Salon Pure, Old Lyme 

2. Timothy Pamment Salon, Madison 

3. Clippers Long Hill, Guilford 

 

 

Best Mani/Pedi

1. Cozy Nail & Spa, Old Saybrook 

2. Villa Nail Spa, Guilford 

3. Salon de Oasis, Madison, Guilford, and Branford 

 

Best Massage

1. Vitality Spa, Old Lyme 

2. The Spa of Essex, Essex 

3. Sanno, Saybrook Point in & Spa, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Facial

1. The Spa of Essex, Essex 

2. Vitality Spa, Old Lyme 

3. Essence Wellness, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Day Spa

1. The Spa of Essex, Essex 

2. Vitality Spa, Old Lyme 

3. Sanno, Saybrook Point in & Spa, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Med Spa

1. Clarity Medical Aesthetics, Guilford 

2. Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa, Guilford

3. South Cove Medical Aesthetics, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Brow Taming

1. Jennie Fresa Brow & Beauty Bar, Madison

2. Cozy Nail & Spa, Old Saybrook 

3. The Spa of Essex, Essex 

Best Art Gallery

1. Greene Art Gallery, Guilford

2. Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme 

3. Lori Warner Studio / Gallery, Chester

 

Best Theater

1. The Kate, Old Saybrook 

2. Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton 

3. Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam

 

Best Seamstress

1. Angie Lu Tailors, Madison

2. Lucy Tailor’s, Branford 

3. Colin’s Tux Shop, Old Saybrook 

 

Best Veterinarian 

1. Chester Veterinary Clinic 

2. Guilford Veterinary Hospital 

3. Clinton Veterinary Hospital

Best Car Repair 

1. All Pro Automotive, Old Lyme 

2. Hammonasset Service Station, Madison 

3. Cardone & Daughter Automotive, Inc., Old Saybrook 

 

Best Spot on the Shoreline 

1. Hammonasset State Park, Madison

2. Guilford Town Green, Guilford

3. Lavender Pond Farm, Killingworth 

 

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