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Reader's Choice Awards!

The Votes are in! Here are Your Westport/Weston Favorites!

We’re thrilled to present our first ever Reader’s Choice winners! From art galleries to veterinarians, each winner was chosen by YOU. Not by a software program, not by throwing darts, and not by a small group of opinionated people cloistered in a soundproof room.

Congratulations to all who won!

Best Alternative Medicine

Arogya

131 Post Road East (Sconset Square), Westport

Connecticut's trusted wellness center for individualized treatments rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Best Architect

Peter Cadoux Architects

35 Post Road West, Westport, CadouxAIA.com

A full service boutique firm, Peter Cadoux clients can expect and receive his personal stewardship throughout the entire process. He and his firm inherently understand that listening is an architect’s greatest strength.

Best Art Class

MoCA Westport

19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, MoCAWestport.org

MoCA Westport is a destination for contemporary visual arts exhibitions, music performances, and comprehensive arts education. Our mission is to build a deeper understanding of, and passion for, the arts by presenting thought-provoking and relevant arts experiences. 

Best Art Gallery

Amy Simon Fine Art

123 Post Road East, Westport, AmySimonFineArt.com

Premier gallery specializing in emerging, mid-career, and Blue Chip art. Clients include collectors, museums, corporations, designers, and architects worldwide. Focus is on an easy and fun art acquisition experience.

Best Bakery

Kneads

580 Riverside Avenue, Westport

Kneads is a small family run bakery, cafe, and flour mill using our New American Stone Mill, which is in our fresh artisan breads and pastries baked on site daily.

Best Bank

People's United Bank of Westport

3 Westport Locations, Peoples.com

Premier community-based Northeast bank with more than 5,500 employees offering commercial and retail banking as well as wealth management services.

Best Bar

Spotted Horse

26 Church Lane, Westport

New American choice serving comfort food in a restored Federal house with chic decor & horse theme.

Best Blow Dry Bar

Blow Dry

76 Church Lane, Westport

Convenient, affordable, and long lasting blowouts, our hair professionals are trained in New York Blow Dry Bar techniques.

Best Boutique

WEST

117 Post Road East, Westport, West2Westport.com

WEST is a fashion boutique: A styled, edited and curated selection of the best fashion, lifestyle, jewelry and accessories inspired by a West Coast vibe.

Best Boutique Fitness

Pure Barre Westport

291 Post Road East, Westport (Playhouse Square), PureBarre.com

Thank you, readers! We'll continue to offer you effective total body barre workout focused on low-impact, high intensity movements that lift and tone muscles to improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body.

Best Brow and Lash Bar

.BARE. A Skincare Experience

495 Post Road East, Sola Studio #24, Westport

With a special focus on brows and lashes, Bare provides services to make you look and feel your best from head to toe. Bare is THE ultimate beauty destination. 

Best Brunch

Terrain Café

561 Post Road East, Westport

Terrain's café offers seasonally changing brunch, lunch, and dinner menus featuring hand-selected local produce, meats, and dairy alongside a thoughtfully curated beverage program from near and far.

Best Casual Dining

The Porch at Christies

161 Cross Highway, Westport, ThePorchAtChristies.com

Our mission is Food - Community - Purpose. We serve delicious food in a beautiful space where the entire community can gather and we offer employment for individuals with all abilities. 

Best Caterer

Marcia Selden Catering

MarciaSelden.com

A family-run group of first-class foodies, servicing NYC and Connecticut’s most luxurious events. MSC creates delicious and memorable events matched with personalized service like no other. 

Best Children's Store

Groove

420 Post Road West, Westport

Groove offers a personal touch that national and regional chain stores can't match and have a large selection for all ages - from baby to teen and everyone in between!

Best Clothing Store

Mitchells of Westport

670 Post Road East, Westport

Men’s and women’s specialty stores, known the world over for exceptional customer service, exquisite designer clothing, jewelry and accessories, and multi-generational relationships with designers and customers alike.

Best Co-Working Space Office Evolution

500 Post Road East, 2nd Floor, OfficeEvolution.com

Providing furnished private offices, co-working, business address, meeting rooms, networking and more for small businesses.  Modern, professional space with a warm, friendly community vibe. Locally owned & operated with locations nationwide.

Best Coffee Shop

Shearwater Coffee

833 Post Road East, Westport

Shearwater Coffee Bar is Westport's premier destination location for coffee enthusiasts. Serving authentic coffee and espresso drinks, Shearwater's customers can enjoy their selected brew in a warm, friendly, and modern setting.

Best Day Spa

New Beauty and Wellness

1137 Post Road East, Westport, NewBeautyWellness.com

Our state-of-the-art luxury spa offers uniquely curated experiences including result-driven facials, massage therapies, and non-invasive medical procedures to help you look and feel your best.

Best Dentist

Dental Center of Westport

175 Post Road West (Nash’s Plaza), Westport

An all-female team who has been serving the Westport community for 20 years. Dr. Kogan and Dr. Romano strive to provide comprehensive dentistry tying in a whole-body approach.

Best Dermatologist

Modern Dermatology

1032 Post Road East, Westport, ModernDermCT.com

Cutting-edge science meets the highest quality of comprehensive care at Modern Dermatology where our team of board-certified dermatologists deliver award-winning, personalized medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care.

Best Eye Doctor

Westport Eyecare - Dr. Barbara Manion and Dr. Jessica Yu

212 Post Road West, Westport

We are a private practice dedicated to providing eye health and vision care for adults and children of all ages, treating and managing a spectrum of vision and eye health conditions.

Best Family Law Firm

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC

55 Greens Farms Road, Westport and 115 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CTFamilyLaw.com

The largest family boutique firm in Connecticut focusing on divorce, custody, alimony/support, relocation, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, and appeals. The firm is highly distinguished and experienced in litigation, mediation, and arbitration.

Best Financial Advisor

Saugatuck Financial

274 Riverside Avenue, 4th Floor, Westport

We provide a team committed to making your financial life easier and providing financial peace of mind.

Best Fine Dining (Tie)

The Whelk

575 Riverside Avenue, Westport

The Whelk is a chef inspired modern American seafood and oyster bar. Creative and original dishes are ingredient-driven and meticulously sourced from local fisherman, farmers and purveyors. 

The Cottage

256 Post Road East (Playhouse Square), Westport

The Cottage serves a seasonally rotating menu of New American plates and signature cocktails in a cozy, elegant dining room.

Best Fine Jewelry

Lux Bond & Green

136 Main Street, Westport

Lux Bond & Green Jewelers has been dedicated to offering truly extraordinary diamonds, jewelry, watches, and gifts for the home since 1898, earning our family business international recognition.

Best Fitness Instructor

Jessica Newshel

PilatesGirl.com

Jessica Newshel (Pilates Girl) is a certified Pilates instructor offering private and semi-private sessions in her fully equipped Westport studio. Jessica provides 10 years of experience to a diverse population of Pilates enthusiasts.

Best Flower Shop

Compo Farm Flowers

392 Post Road East, Westport

Fresh cut flowers, bouquets, and custom arrangements for every occasion.

Best Full Service Hair Salon

SALON Dada

833 Post Road East, Westport

As SALON dada celebrates one year of bringing out the beauty within, we’d like to thank our clients for their unwavering support. None of this would’ve been possible without you!

Best Furniture Store

New England Antique Lumber

238 Post Road East, Westport

NewEnglandAntiqueLumber.com

We're a family-owned and -operated business with 10+ years of experience in the lumber industry. Our custom wood pieces include flooring, beams, siding, doors, and custom-made furniture.

Best General Practitioner

Steven T. Benaderet, MD

Northeast Medical Group, 327 Riverside Avenue, Westport

Offering compassionate expert care to every member of your family, including adults and children, to prevent illness and maintain optimal health.

Best Gym

Equinox

233 Old Post Road, Southport

A luxury 3-level fitness destination featuring challenging classes and expansive views to put other gyms and health clubs to shame.

Best Health Store

Organic Market

285 Post Road East (Playhouse Square), Westport

The Organic Market has been serving Westport delicious food prepared with the highest quality ingredients made to order since 1988.

Best Home Builder

CCO Habitats

50 Charles Street, Westport, CCOHabitats.com 

Our professional craftsmanship, focused management, and personalized service has allowed our Principal to recently celebrate his 20th year in Real Estate – a testament to our lasting relationships with clients and design associates.

Best Hotel

The Delamar

275 Old Post Road, Southport

The intimate, polished service of a fine boutique hotel, surrounded by the ambiance of classic New England hospitality at its best.

Best In-Home Care Provider

Sheraton Home Care

256 Post Road East, Suite 204, Westport

Through an in-depth care assessment and interview process, our care management matches you to a caregiver that understands your unique needs and personality, allowing you to make a confident choice.

Best Insurance Agency

Daigle and Travers

155 Post Road East, Westport, DaigleTravers.com

Our mission for over 35 years has been to serve the highly successful individuals, families, and business of Westport with a focus on protecting your wealth, passions, and lifestyle.

Best Interior Designer

Stephanie Rapp Interiors

Stephanie Rapp Interiors is an award-winning, full-service interior design firm specializing in new construction and recognized for creating modern luxury interiors.

Best Kid's Activity

Hartbeeps

HeartBeeps.com

Hartbeeps is a fun-filled sensory music class for babies and toddlers. It’s full of magical adventures, friendly puppets, lighting effects, lighting effects, sparkly parachutes and more that you won’t find anywhere else!

Best Kitchen and Bath Designer (Tie)

Karen Berkemeyer Home

175 Post Road West, Westport

An award winning, kitchen and bath design studio dedicated to providing a true “one-stop” experience. We give our clients an organized approach to combining cabinetry, tile, countertops, plumbing and timeless design.

Maria Matluck Designs

401 Westport Avenue (inside Aitoro Appliance), Norwalk, MariaMatluckcc.com

A full service boutique firm, we bring a superior level of expertise in designing your luxury kitchen, baths, and custom cabinetry, specializing in millwork, stone/tile, architecture, and engineering services.

Best Landscaper

Damato Landscaping

DamatoLandscaping.com

Our extensive experience enables us to bring out the best in every landscape and property, as well as quickly identify the most efficient way to plan and complete each task.

Best Liquor Store

Greens Farms Spirits

1250 Post Road East, Westport

Offering an extensive collection of fine wine, craft beer, bourbon, single malts, and more, with a friendly staff, free delivery, and custom orders.

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Miller Motorcars

1026 Post Road East, Westport

Dedicated to bringing the finest in new and pre-owned motorcars to a loyal list of clients.

Best Medical Spa

Greenwich Medical Spa

645 Post Road East, Westport

Offering an up-to-date atmosphere and featuring the latest in aesthetic medical treatments for both men and women who wish to improve their appearance without surgery or down-time.

Best Nail Salon

Posh

401 Post Road West, Westport

A full-service day spa serving Westport and Fairfield County since 2001 with services including nails, massage, eyelash extensions, and facials.

Best Pediatrician

Village Pediatrics

323 Riverside Avenue, Westport

Dedicated pediatricians with the personal experience of being mothers themselves, they are committed to providing a true "medical home" for patients and families.

Best Pet Boarding Facility

Dog Gone Smart

15 Cross Street, Norwalk

Dog Gone Smart is a state-of-the art canine center dedicated to providing outstanding care and services to dogs and their owners.

Best Pet Store

Earth Animal

925 Post Road East, Westport, EarthAnimal.com

Thank you for voting for EA!  Since 1979, Earth Animal has been dedicated to families seeking another way of caring for their dog and cat’s wellness and nutritional needs. 

Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Joseph O'Connell

208 Post Road West, Westport, PlasticSurgeryCT.com

Dr. Joseph O’Connell, founder of Total Aesthetics, has over 35 years of surgical experience in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and aesthetic breast surgery, is one of the best plastic surgeons in Fairfield County.

Best Pool Builder

RI Pools

RIPoolsInc.com

We help create a beautiful atmosphere around your pool that takes your visions, needs, budget and property into consideration.

Best Private School

Greens Farms Academy

35 Beachside Avenue, Westport

A PreK-12 independent preparatory co-educational day school in the Greens Farms section of Westport, Connecticut, drawing 715 students from numerous towns across Fairfield County.

Best Radio Show

The Lisa Wexler Show

The Lisa Wexler Show airs weekdays 10 AM to Noon on AM 600 WICC and wicc600.com. If you’re thinking about it, Lisa’s talking about it. Also available on soundcloud.com and iTunes. 

Best Real Estate Agency

Higgins Group Private Brokerage

30 Elm Street, Westport (Bedford Square)

The Higgins Group Private Brokerage is a family owned Real Estate company here in Fairfield County with 450+ dedicated real estate agents and 12 offices assisting both buyers and sellers.

Best Real Estate Agent

Judy Michaelis

JudyMichaelis.com

I’m beyond grateful to have been voted Westport’s #1 REALTOR. It is only because of my clients who TRULY are the #1. It’s been my privilege to serve them.

Best Retirement Community

The Residence

1141 Post Road East, Westport

Our stunning new Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community puts a premium on service and hospitality while providing a wealth of amenities to make life easy and enjoyable.

Best Specialty Shop

Millie Rae’s

1011 Post Road East, Westport

For 12 years it has been our pleasure to serve Fairfield County. We carry beautiful home decor, women’s fashion and jewelry. Please stop by and explore our newly expanded shop.

Best Trendy Jewelry

JL Rocks

292 Post Road East, Westport, JLRocks.com

JL Rocks jewelry emanates a young, vibrant energy for wearers of any age, with artisanal and designer earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces. Charming boutiques in Westport and Greenwich.

Best Tutoring Company

Freudigman + Billings

1720 Post Road East, Westport, Suites 113 & 122

Founded in 2004 by Dr. Kim Freudigman and Trey Billings, F&B embraces a student-centered process designed to respond to each student’s learning style, personality, and educational needs.  

Best Veterinarian

Dr. Chuck Noonan

202 Weston Road, Weston

My philosophy of practice is to collaborate with you, the pet owner, to provide the best veterinary care possible

Best Women's Health Doctor

Avery Center

12 Avery Place, Westport

At the Avery Center, doctors listen to their patients and address concerns when they arise, fostering a trusting and therapeutic relationship.

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