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West Hartford Reader's Choice

Article by West Hartford Lifestyle Staff

Photography by Ira Nozik, Connecticut Headshots, Nadine Zuchorski, Gwen O'Donnel

Originally published in West Hartford Lifestyle

The votes are in and we have the winners of West Hartford Lifestyle Magazine's Reader's Choice Survey. 

Best Bakery

Spruce & Rye Baking Company 

Spruceandryebakingco.com

Best Accountants

Cowen Tax Advisory Group Inc. Cowen Tax Advisory Group provides financial services, including tax preparation, retirement planning and wealth management.

Cowentaxgroup.com

Best Womens Clothing Store

Bodytalk. Bodytalk is a women’s fashion shop, a unique, enthusiastic, welcoming environment with a high level of personal service and a marvelous assortment of fashion.

Bodytalkboutique.com

Best Wealth Management

Longmeadow Capital Management Inc.

Longmeadowcapitalmanagement.com

Best Casual Dining

The Mecha Noodle Bar 

Mechanoodlebar.com

Best Pizza

Luna Pizza 

Lunapizzawh.com

Best Fine Dining

Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant

Harvestwinebar.com

Best Jewelry

Armeny Custom Jewelry Design.  A customer jewelry store featuring the finest jewelry, masterfully created and affordably priced to bring you years of joy. 

 Armeny.com


Best Grocery Store

Whole Foods 

Wholefoods.com

Best Italian Food

Treva 

Trevact.com

Best Coffee

J. Rene Coffee Roasters

Jrenecoffee.com

Best Bar

bartaco

bartaco.com/location/west-hartford/

Best Bagels

Lox Stock & Bagels 

Loxstock.com


Best Liquor Store

The Wise Old Dog 

Thewiseolddog.com

Best Mexican Food

Ocho Café Tacos & Tequila 

Ochocafe.com

Best General Practitioner

Murray Wellner, MDPC 

Hartfordhealthcare.org


Best Pre-School

Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford

Mandelljcc.org

Best Burgers

Max Burger

Maxburgerbar.com

Best Real Estate Agent

Suzanne Schumann – William Raveis 

www.raveis.com/Agent/suzanneschumann

Best Boutique Fitness

Barre44 

Barre44.com


Best Brunch

Avert Brasserie 

Avertbrasserie.com

Best Veterinarian

Petcare Veterinary Services 

Petcarewh.com

Best Sushi

Koma Japanese Steakhouse

Komahibachict.com

Best Tapas

Barcelona Wine Bar 

Barcelonawinebar.com


Best Auto Service Center

Elmwood Automotive LLC 

Facebook.com/p/Elmwood-Automotive-LLC

Best Home Organizing

NEAT Method Hartford 

neatmethod.com/pages/hartford

Best Wine Shop

The Wise Old Dog 

Thewiseolddog.com

Best Performing Arts Theater

Playhouse on Park. Playhouse on Park is Greater Hartford’s own renowned, award-winning professional theatre.

Playhouseonpark.org 

Best Nail Salon

Charming Nails & Spa 

Charmingnailsspa.business.site

Best Craft Cocktail

Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant 

Harvestwinebar.com

Best Brewery

New Park Brewing

Newparkbrewing.com 

Best Gym

Anytime Fitness 

Anytimefitnes.com

Best Mens Clothing Store

Bards Clothing 

Bardsclothing.com

Best MedSpa

Refreshed Medical Aesthetics 

Refreshedmed.com

Best Home Builder

Early New England Homes by Country Carpenters, Inc. 

Earlynewenglandhomes.com

Best Steakhouse

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 

Flemingssteakhouse.com

Best Private School

Renbrook School. Fueled by a tradition of innovation, self-discovery, and the pursuit of excellence, Renbrook is a co-ed private day school serving students in preschool - Grade 8 atop Avon Mountain.

Renbrook.org

Best Womens Health

Dr. Kristine P. Macomber 

Womenshealthct.com

Best Mall/ Shopping Center 

Westfarms Mall

Shopwestfarms.com

Best Dermatologist

Refreshed Medical Aesthetics 

Refreshedmed.com


Best Bank

American Eagle Financial Credit Union 

Americaneagle.org

Best Eye Doctor

Peter Pegolo, Optometrist 

osgeye.com/meet-the-optometrist

Best College/University

University of Hartford 

Hartford.edu 

Best Acupuncturist

Wholeness Acupuncture. Wholeness Acupuncture Center promotes holistic healing based on the principle of the body as a system, utilizing the powerful benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Wholenessacupuncturecenter.com

Best Car Dealership

Hoffman Honda 

Hoffmanhonda.com

Best Other Food

Playa Bowls 

Playabowls.com

Best Insurance Agency

Cowen Tax Advisory Group 

Cowentaxgroup.com

Best Fitness Instructor

Michelle Hollander (Total Fit Studio) 

peachbody.com

Best Hotel

Delamar West Hartford 

Delamar.com

Best Caterer

Russells Creative Global Cuisine 

Russellscatering.com

Best Landscaper

Winterberry Gardens

Winterberrygardens.com 

Best Art Gallery/Frame Shop

Jerry’s Artarama. From paints and brushes to frames and easels Jerry’s Artarama has been supplying the region’s art needs since 1961.

Jerrysartarama.com

Best Pet Store

Green Tails Market

Greentailsmarket.com

Best Commercial & Residential Design 

Colp Design & Consulting. Colp Design is a commercial interior design business, with emphasis on owner representation and commercial interiors.

Colpdesignandconsulting.com

Best Home Décor

NEAT Method Hartford

neatmethod.com/pages/hartford

Best Interior Design

Kathryn Hunt Studio. The Kathryn Hunt Studio is a full-service interior decoration and design firm specializing in high end residential and full build projects.

 Kathrynhuntstudio.com


Best Junk Removal

Junk Bear. Junk Bear offers estate & office cleanouts, junk removal services, dumpster rentals, dump runs and more.

Junk-Bear.com

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Leo Distefano 

Connecticutchildrens.org

Best Music Concert Venue

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Infinityhall.com

Best Furniture Store

Crate & Barrel 

Crateandbarrel.com

Best Pet Boarding Facility

Wagging Tails 

Waggingtails.com

Best Local Professional Sports 

Hartford Yard Goats Baseball

Milb.com/hartford 

Best Full Service Salon

Cardon’s Hair Design 

Cardonshairdesign.com


Best Vineyard

Brignole Vineyards 

Brignolevineyards.com

Best Wedding Event Venue

Farmington Polo Club. A Historic equine facility and venue space in the heart of Farmington Valley offering Hunter / Jumper and Polo disciplines.

Farmingtonpoloclub.com

Best Law Firm

Goetz Law LLC 

Goetzlaw.net

Best Childrens Clothing Store

Lemon Llama Kids Boutique. Conveniently located in the heart of historic Avon Village, this unique children’s boutique provides stylish alternatives to the “usual” kid’s clothing lines.

Lemonllamakids.com

Best Dance Studio

Terpsichore Dance and Theatre

Terpsichoredancetheatre.com

Best Lash & Brows

GBS Threading Salon 

Gbsbrowz.com

Best Replacement Windows

AA Glass Inc. With over 40 years of experience AA Glass provides superior residential and

commercial glass services.

AAglassinc.com

Best Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar 

Blomedry.com

Best Architect

Wolfworks Inc. Wolfworks designs and carefully crafts homes of lasting beauty that produce as much energy as they use.

Homesthatfit.com

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Jonathan Schreiber, MD 

drjschreiber.com

Best Rug Store

Kaoud Rugs 

Kaoud.com

Best Lighting Store

Connecticut Lighting Centers 

CTlighting.com

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