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“Fabulous”

Dalton's Restaurant
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Dining options: Reservations
Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Dalton's is one of Connecticut's hidden gems, thanks to its obscure location and average curb side appeal. Located in a micro-strip mall on Route 80, it is not a restaurant that attracts patrons due to foot traffic or curiosity. Dalton's stellar reputation is spread the old fashion way, by word of mouth. Their modern, sophisticated interior, though small, is the physical equivalent to its fare. Starting off with the insatiable garlic knots and garlic dip, all the way to their hand crafted desserts, this restaurant is not to be missed. They offer by far the best appetizer menu I've ever had. The roasted red pepper and asparagus stuffed sea scallops in lobster broth, the walnut and sweet potato ravioli and the prosciutto and asparagus stuffed shrimp are consistently phenomenal. Their shrimp cocktail and oysters are always succulent, fresh and generously large. Entrees are just as divine. The scallop and shrimp with lobster cream sauce over pappardelle is heavenly. Their strip steaks are lean, tender and flavorful. The menu offers a wide variety to appease any palate, and their specials make the final choice even more difficult. The red snapper special is a favorite, but when it is offered, the Osso bucco can't be missed. Finishing up with a creme brûlée or a pumpkin cheesecake ala mode is a must. Dalton's is guaranteed to make a repeat customer of any guest.

Visited December 2013
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English first
North Branford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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“Good food in North Branford”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dalton's has good food and a nice atmosphere. You can see them preparing the food fresh for each order through the glass wall.

  • Visited November 2013
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Consistenly good food”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love this place! I have eaten here several times over the years most recently 2 weeks ago. It was a Friday night and it was very busy. We usually sit in the bar at a hightop table and order dinner. This time we were with friends so had a booth. The service was good (the waitress forgot to bring my glass of wine so I reminded her, no biggie). The shrimp appetizer was delicious as were the crabcakes. I had the sea bass special with lobster risotto which was excellent. My husband had the veal which he said was very good. The dinners come with a small salad with homemade balsamic dressing which is nice since not many nicer restaurants these days offer a salad with dinner. The bread and garlic knots are served with a cilantro garlic oil which is to die for! We had capucchinos at the end which were piping hot served in large glass coffee mugs. Their specials are always great and the wine selction is abundant. Nice happy hour specials too. Definitely worth checking out!

  • Visited February 2014
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CT
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“Terrible service / hair on food”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We received a gift certificate so we went for lunch there today to try it. We had 2 adults and 4 kids. When we arrived at 12:15 we were "greeted" so to speak by a very grouchy hostess/waitress who did not say hello but "how many?" and tried to squash us into a corner table when not even 1 other party was in there! We requested to move to a roomier one...and she left. Had to flag her down for menus. Had to flag her again for water. I said at this point to her that she seemed bothered by our being there, and she said no, they just opened. But it was now 12:25 or so , and according to the website, they open at 11:30. She was gruff, unfriendly, and acted very "put out" by having to do her job. If we didnt have this gift certificate to use up, we most definitely would've walked out and never gone back. This is the type of person they put at the front of the house?!
The food was good but mediocre...nothing special. And my swordfish, which was their special of the day, arrived with a big hair on the asparagus that was next to it. She did comp the meal, but my appetite was ruined. If she had a different attitude, I wouldn't even be writing this review, but she was so rude and clearly not happy in her position there, or with dealing with people, or both?? Never again...so many other, better options to go to. And maybe that's where everyone else was, because when we left around 1:15, there had been one take-out pickup and no one else. That says something. Save your money and time and go eat somewhere else.

  • Visited November 2013
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Guilford, Connecticut
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“Great meal in North Branford”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Fantastic Appetizers, tasty and large dinner portions and generous drinks. I especially recommend two appetizers: wild mushrooms and roasted pears (sounds exotic and it was delicious) also quite good was the sweet potato and walnut ravioli. My dinner of rigatoni Bolognese was fantastic. What's not to like?

Well, the room is essentially a square space and the bar simply intrudes into one side of the seating area. it was virtually impossible to walk by the people sitting at the bar without bumping into them. The tables were so close that the women sitting behind me kept bumping into my chair. We eventually had to adjust our table a bit to avoid this distraction. Of course, this also means the room was LOUD! And this was a Thursday night. However, one nice feature of the room is the large glass window wall showcasing the kitchen.

On balance, we will go again but space and sound issues keep this spot from getting top marks.

  • Visited October 2013
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