Restaurants in Manchester

Sushi, teriyaki, and hibachi are all on the menu at Oyama Japanese & Thai. The fusion Asian restaurant just debuted in Tolland in October. It boasts a chic, simple dining area with slate gray booths and a glossy bar, above which TVs show whatever game is playing that evening. Whether you sit at the bar… Read more »

Short of grabbing your passport and boarding a plane, Jamaican Kitchen is the best way to get your Caribbean food fix. It opened in Vernon in September and brought with it a variety of authentic Jamaican eats, from chicken patties to coco bread. If you've been wanting to branch out with your takeout routine, come… Read more »

Chefs braise short ribs in Barolo wine before cooking it slowly, resulting in a tender meat that complements house-made gnocchi and ragu sauce perfectly. That's why the short rib ragu is one of the most popular dishes at Trattoria Toscana, a family-owned Italian eatery in Manchester. The clan in the kitchen was born of a… Read more »

When Teriyaki Box came to Manchester this summer, it offered customers a new way to enjoy stir fry, sushi, and hibachi. Its chefs whip up your hibachi bowl to your exact specifications while you watch. Start by selecting the centerpiece of your meal, such as chicken, beef, shrimp, salmon, tofu, or veggies. Then pick a… Read more »

If you think the burger is a totally American eat, then you probably haven't been to Artisanal Burger Company in Manchester yet. Its signature ramen burger breaks the mold. In place of a traditional sesame seed bun, the ramen burger features a bun crafted out of ramen noodles. A juicy beef patty, kimchi, and sriracha… Read more »

It only took Steven Murray—or "Cheeks," as his friends call him—less than a year to take Cheeks Chicken & Waffles from a food truck to a permanent brick-and-mortar location in Manchester. That's thanks, in part, to fans of the business, who offered their unwavering support in the form of frequent take-out orders. But their loyalty… Read more »

Corey's Catsup and Mustard is named for the condiments that customers routinely use to embellish the signature burgers and fries. Although, in most cases, the food is already infused with so much flavor that really no additional condiments are necessary. Take, for example, the signature 7-Burger. It boasts a pair of peppercorn-infused Angus beef patties… Read more »

Chef Chris Bateman's career took him from New York to Maui to Dubai, and in each place, he dug deeper into his craft. Now more than 10 years after he graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in NYC and embarked on an adventure around the globe, Chef Chris has settled at Harlan Brasserie in… Read more »

For a taste of the newest restaurant on the block, try out Noodles & Company in Manchester. This family-friendly, fast-casual joint allows you to explore the world through noodle dishes. Sounds tasty, right? They serve up over 10 different noodle dishes with culinary inspiration from around the globe. Grab a green curry bowl with shrimp,… Read more »

It’s always fun to try the newcomers, and Oxygen Bar & Bistro in Windsor Locks doesn’t disappoint. Serving up delicious bites and beverages since February, this restaurant has all the locals raving. The interior boasts an upscale, modern vibe with a huge bar space and plenty of tables for any size party. The menu is… Read more »

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