It’s finally time to take advantage of the beautiful weather and Norwalk’s fantastic food scene!  If you are itching to experience dining out again, many of Norwalk’s restaurants are now open at 50% capacity! Residents can take a short walk or quick drive and find many exciting dining options in your Norwalk neighborhood. All open restaurants are complying with state regulations, so it will be different, but it will be delicious and most importantly safe. If you still don’t feel like leaving the area, another option is to enjoy the rotating food trucks stopping by The Curb Apartments!

For Norwalk’s best kept happy hour secret, make your way to the patio at Oak + Almond.  Though they are known for their earthy, wood-inspired menu, but their cocktails on the patio are where it’s at. Oak + Almond are dedicated to finding artisan, seasonal ingredients, and cooking them with care and simplicity. Find your happy hour bliss and sip on a seasonal cocktail in the summer air at Oak + Almond.

Bruxelles Brasserie has always prided itself on being a gathering place for the Norwalk neighborhood. Now, more than ever, they want to offer the community a place to indulge in an impeccable meal.  Their outdoor seating is open for you to try their European inspired menu that serves scratch cuisine focused primarily on the flavors of France & Belgium. Bruxelles Brasserie also has an impeccable beer and wine list and delightful cocktail menu, so sit outside, enjoy a meal, beverage and take in the Norwalk neighborhood.

Match, is now open from Wednesday – Sunday for indoor and outdoor seating!  Grab a seat or make a reservation to enjoy their delightful New American Seasonal food.  Indulge in fresh, inventive meals paired perfectly with craft cocktails.  Keep coming back and checking in at Match because their menu changes frequently. Some favorites are the Caesar salad, Wood oven pizzas and bistecca alla Florentina and don’t forget to end your meal with their cookies!

It’s always a beautiful day to enjoy the patio at Osteria Romana.  For fresh, Italian fare this is the best in Norwalk. Have a date night and enjoy the homemade pasta, fish, veal, and chicken plates, in addition to imported Italian wines and exceptional Italian desserts. If you have been craving authentic Italian food since being in quarantine, leave your apartment and be transported to Italy without leaving Norwalk at Osteria Romana.

How long has it been since you properly celebrated Taco Tuesday with a fresh margarita and some guac?  With summer here, now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy some Mexican fair at Don Carmelo’s.  Their recipes are authentic and time-tested, so if you are craving Mexican food, this spot will do it for you.  Don Carmelo’s was voted one of the Top 5 Mexican restaurants in CT.

Variety is the spice of life, that’s why The Curb Apartments has coordinated rotating food trucks to come right to your front door! Give yourself a break in the kitchen and keep an eye out for all the wonderful options, like Meˈstēzō Grill. Practice social distancing and indulge in some amazing food outside The Curb Apartments at North Seven. Make sure to follow us @thecurbapts for the food truck schedule!

There is no doubt that the past few months have been trying for us all, but now that Connecticut is re-opening it’s time to get out to treat yourself and support your local Norwalk restaurants. Dining will for sure look different in our “new normal”, but it’s still just as enjoyable! July is the perfect time to get outside and indulge in all that food and drink you have been missing. For an up to date list on Open Restaurants, check here at the Norwalk website.