CT Guide to Waterfront Dining: 50+ Restaurants with Water Views (2022 Edition)

There’s just something about the water. You feel it too, I know you do. Beautiful to be near at any time of the year, but when the temps climb? Bees to honey, baby. It cools, it nourishes, entertains, and soothes. Therefore, anything done near this natural wonder automatically gets, well, better- including dining. From picnics on the beach to fine dining with a beautiful view, your taste buds are sure to dance a little more. As this summer season is still in full-swing, there’s plenty of time to make a date and enjoy some delicious meals, from the simple pleasures of a boiled lobster eaten at a picnic table to meals with adorned cocktails, candlelight, and complex dishes-all enjoyed at the water’s edge.

The Wheel-Stamford


The Wheel serves American cuisine brimming with locally sourced ingredients in an industrial-chic, waterfront setting! Drawing on fresh ingredients from over 40 local farmers, fishermen and purveyors, Chef Ron Rosselli and Pastry Chef Alessandra Altieri Lopez feature the best of what’s in season with an ever-changing menu plus produce grown and harvested on The Wheel’s very own rooftop garden. At the center of the restaurant’s open kitchen lies a hearth oven used to roast meats, fish, and vegetables and bake Neapolitan-style pizzas. The Wheel’s extensive beverage program features handcrafted, seasonal cocktails mixed with fresh produce, hand-squeezed juices, and house-made tinctures, syrups and infusions. The restaurant also offers top New and Old World wines and a large selection of locally brewed craft beers. The Wheel is the signature restaurant at The Village in Stamford and the heart of its pioneering culinary program, which includes Cisco Brewers at The Village, pop-up experiences and programming, and unparalleled private event spaces. To reserve a table, visit OpenTable. Photo credit @LandinoPhoto\