Connecticut Magazine’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Restaurants in Mystic Country.

Connecticut Magazine’s Readers Choice Restaurant Awards just came out in their January 2012 issue. Restaurants selected in Mystic Country are listed below. Congratulations all!

Pick up a copy of the magazine (see issue cover left) to see what great company our area restaurants keep statewide.

Best Overall Excellence: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Uncasville; Still River Café, Eastford

Best New Restaurant: Oyster Club, Mystic

Best American: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic; Chuck’s Steakhouse, Mansfield; Still River Café, Eastford

Best French: Paragon, Mashantucket

Best Italian: Paul’s Pasta, Groton; Bella’s Bistro, Putnam

Best Asian: Shrine, Mashantucket; Asian Bistro, Mansfield; Yamato, Dayville

Best Mexican/Latin American: Ortega’s, Groton; Fiesta Cinco de Mayo, Willimantic

Best Indian: Mirch Masala, Groton

Best Bistro: Nu Nu’s Bistro, Colchester; Bella’s Bistro, Putnam

Best Seafood: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic: J.D. Cooper’s, Putnam

Best Steak: Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Uncasville; Chuck’s Steak House & Margarita Grill, Mansfield; Hank’s, Brooklyn

Best Pub Grub: C.C. O’Brien’s, Pawcatuck; Willimantic Brewing Co., Willimantic

Best Barbecue: Chester’s Barbecue, Groton; Gran’daddy’s Smokehouse and BBQ, Putnam

Most Romantic: The Chestnut and Grille at the Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme (also Statewide Runner-Up); Altnaveigh Inn, Storrs; The Mansion at Bald Hill, Woodstock

Best Family Dining: Hank’s, Brooklyn (Statewide R-Up); S&P Oyster Co., Mystic

Best Brunch: David Burke Prime, Mashantucket; The Harvest, Pomfret

Best Appetizers: Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, Uncasville (also Statewide Runner-Up); Courthouse Bar & Grille, Putnam

Best Lunch: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic; Hank’s, Brooklyn

Best Desserts: David Burke Prime, Mashantucket; Hank’s, Brooklyn

Best Outdoor Dining: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic; 85 Main, Putnam

Best Service: Paragon, Mashantucket: Still River Café, Eastford

Best Restaurant Bar: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Uncasville

Best Hotel Dining: Octagon, Mystic Marriott, Groton (also Statewide Runner-Up); Inn at Woodstock Hill, Woodstock

Best Value: S&P Oyster Co., Mystic; Hank’s, Brooklyn

Best Vegetarian: The Pita Spot, Mystic; Vanilla Bean Café, Pomfret

Best Sushi: Johnny’s Peking Tokyo, Mystic; Asian Bistro, Mansfield; 85 Main, Putnam

Best Hidden Gem: Azu, Mystic; Golden Lamb Buttery, Brooklyn

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