Being a vegan restaurant and bar, G-Zen serves up a variety of healthy and delicious foods and drinks. The food is beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is incredibly fun and the staff are welcoming. If you are looking for a healthy drink, their smoothies come highly recommended; and for a more boozy option, have a browse through their extensive drinks menu.
2 East Main Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 208 0443
Marco Pizzeria simply serves up a good pizza. The menu is limited and the restaurant is casual but the food that comes out of their oven is spectacular. Aside from the delicious pizza, expect delicious pastas and several other traditional Italian dishes. The pizzas come out perfectly cooked with incredible flavors. They are absolutely renowned for their crust. Be sure to check out this hidden gem if you are a pizza lover. For that extra homely feel, they’ve got an open kitchen so you can watch them prepare a masterpiece.
313 East Main Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 483 1544
Hornet’s Nest Deli
Hornet’s Deli Nest serves up unique paninis, sandwiches and wraps. The deli is highly supportive of all local sporting events, teams and the community in general, so it gives off a very homely atmosphere. The owner is always looking after his customers to make sure that the order is correct and to their liking. The food is absolutely delicious and cooked fresh on-site.
269 East Main Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 483 0416
9 East Hibachi and Asian Kitchen
If you are in the mood for Asian food, 9 East Hibachi and Asian Kitchen is the place to be. From table seating to bar seating, the atmosphere gives off an incredibly funky vibe with a waterfall, a koi pond and a gigantic Buddha. The food is renowned for being fresh, authentic, and they offer sushi and teppanyaki, which is a form of Japanese grill. The food is all beautifully presented and the staff are incredibly professional.
310 East Main Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 315 8111
La Cuisine Café
For an excellent breakfast and superb service, head over to La Cuisine Café. Serving up large portions of eggs, sandwiches and more, the café is perfect for an incredibly filling meal. Why not treat yourself to a cocktail with your meal? Their cocktails are expertly mixed by an experienced mixologist, who comes up with delicious concoctions that will delight your tastebuds.
750 East Main Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 488 7779
Le Petit Café
This quaint French bistro, not bigger than a hole in the wall, is absolutely outstanding. The seating is incredibly limited so be sure to book in advance. The four-course dinner comes with several choices for each dish, each one more creative than the previous one. The prices are reasonable for the style and flair of the food. The restaurant is renowned for the quality of its food and desserts. Le Petit Café truly is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
225 Montowese Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 483 9791
From zucchini fries to lobster ravioli, Campania Ristorante is the ideal Italian restaurant to go to. This is one of the best restaurants in the area, so expect the prices to be a little higher. They are renowned for their flavored martinis, which are all expertly made by their in-house mixologist who uses the freshest herbs, top-quality liquors and eclectic combinations.
284 East Main Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 483 7773
This seafood restaurant, which has a very accessible location and is easy to find, is a must-try. Having moved locations, the décor and ambiance is absolutely incredible. Enter the spacious and inviting restaurant to enjoy one of their fixed meals. Nataz has a bring-your-own-beer policy, so keep in mind there will be a corkage fee, though it is low compared to most places.
280 Branford Road, Branford, CT, +1 203 315 0180
If you are after a fantastic gluten-free menu, look no further. At Home, customers will find a huge gluten-free and vegetarian menu with each dish they order being absolutely superb. Expect all the food to be incredibly well-flavored and catering to all sorts of needs. Alongside the gluten-free or vegetarian menu, expect to find a regular menu as well for those who don’t wish to indulge in the other two options. The décor is very cozy and the staff are always accommodating and happy to answer any questions.
1114 Main Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 483 5896
Som Siam Thai Cuisine
For a taste of Thailand, head over to Som Siam Thai Cuisine and indulge in the authentic flavors. From rice dishes to noodles, everything is made fresh and tastes as though you were actually in Thailand. The friendly staff will make you feel incredibly welcome in this vibrant atmosphere. The owners are always more than happy to take questions and inquire about their bubble tea if you want a treat.
1209, Main Street, Branford, CT, +1 203 208 4204