Connecticut Restaurants Reopening on 5/20 with Outdoor Dining

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By Emma Jane-Doody Stetson, CTBites.com

“Opening a restaurant demands a fervent love of the business… and because of that love restaurants have historically proven far more resilient than many other small businesses,” writes John Mariani in a recent article for Forbes.  We are overjoyed that on Wednesday May 20, Connecticut restaurants can begin opening their doors per the governor and the state’s reopening plan.  Things may look a little different at first- outdoor dining only, reduced capacity, spread out tables, and in some cases limited hours- but we are thrilled to return to our favorite local eateries.  Here is a guide to restaurants reopening on May 20. Please let us know if you know of anyone not on the list. Please note that we are trying to keep up with updates, but these details are subject to change. Please call your favorite restaurants ahead of time to confirm.

Fairfield County

Boca, Bridgeport

Boca Oyster Bar is a stunning waterside restaurant, bar, and event venue located in the coastal Steelpointe Harbor neighborhood of Bridgeport, CT. Boca’s New England and seafood inspired menu is complemented by beautiful harbor views, majestic sunsets, and passing ferries. Home to one of Fairfield County’s largest outdoor dining spaces, Boca is excited to offer guests some quarantine relief in the form of beautiful outdoor dining with great food and drink, in a safe, spacious, and comfortable environment while adhering to the strictest of safety practices. Menu highlights include; the Boca lobster roll with fresh-picked Maine lobster and drawn butter; sesame-crusted ahi tuna tacos with wasabi and mango salsa; New Zealand lamb lollipops with chimichurri sauce; 42oz cowboy bone-in ribeye with choice of sauce; pan-seared Diver sea scallops with vegetable lo mein; and a variety of seasonal salads, juicy burgers, hearty sandwiches, and raw bar favorites. The beverage program combines today’s craft cocktail culture with island’esque frozen drinks, the popular frosé, craft beer, and an accessible wine list. Waterside dining can be enjoyed seven days a week for lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch. There is also Dock-n-Dine for boaters! (203) 612-4848 10 E Main St Bridgeport.

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