Just about every January, Connecticut Journal kicks off the new calendar year by compiling their record of the state’s Very best Restaurants, both of those the “Readers’ Choice” and “Experts’ Picks”.

Among the the 2021 winners are four Ridgefield eating places: Bernard’s and Luc’s (Most Intimate), Bailey’s (New American), and HooDoo Brown (BBQ).  In addition, a fifth, Mannen, earned notoriety in the “Honorable Mention” category. Noteworthy: Luc’s gained in two categories together with “Best French” in Fairfield County and HooDoo BBQ which gained Most effective in the Point out! 

Here’s how the voting rolls. Connecticut Journal explains:

For our once-a-year Readers’ Decision survey, performed this past September, we questioned our audience to choose their favored destinations in 36 classes ranging from cuisines to in general excellence. This 12 months, readers had been permitted to vote for up to three dining places in each and every category, with their possibilities ranked in buy of preference and weighted appropriately in the tabulation. In addition, dining establishments were minimal to Readers’ Choice wins in a optimum of four types, decided by exactly where they bought the most votes right after that, awards in any even further categories went to the subsequent qualifying restaurant. (Working out its judgment, the editorial team disqualified eating places that did not meet the conditions for a given group.)

When the success had been tabulated, our professionals went to operate, choosing dining establishments in each group to complement the study success. For the All round Excellence class, they chosen (independently of the study effects) 15 eating places they think symbolize the best in Connecticut eating.

In this article they are, Connecticut Magazine’s 2021 Readers’ Decision and Experts’ Picks in Ridgefield:

MOST Passionate — Experts’ Picks:

Bernard’s, Ridgefield

Luc’s Cafe, Ridgefield

NEW AMERICAN — Experts’ Picks:

Bailey’s Yard, Ridgefield

FRENCH — Readers’ Selection:

Fairfield County: Luc’s Cafe, Ridgefield

BARBECUE — Readers’ Selection:

Statewide Winner: HooDoo Brown BBQ, Ridgefield

Fairfield County: HooDoo Brown BBQ, Ridgefield

Honorable Mention

Mannen Japanese Cafe, Ridgefield

Examine about all of the places to eat Connecticut Magazine’s considered “best” here.