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.
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