The best romantic restaurants, especially in Connecticut, usually translate into a pretty hefty dinner check. Before you make that reservation, ask yourself this question, "Is she worth it?" If the answer is a resounding yes, and she enjoys getting her gourmet on from time to time, you can't miss with the following romantic restaurants.

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    LA CREMAILLERE RESTAURANT

    La Cremaillere is a charming French country restaurant nestled in a 1750 white clapboard farmhouse in Bedford, New York. Their award winning wine list and amazing cuisine has been delighting patrons for 5 decades and was named one of the Top 100 Romantic Restaurants in the country. ($$$)

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    ONDINE

    One of Connecticut Magazine's Expert Picks in the Romantic Restaurant category, Ondine in Danbury is located on Rt.37 on the New Fairfield line. This is yet another excellent French restaurant that's been given an excellent rating by Zagat and the New York Times. ($$$)

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    BARNARD'S AND SARAH'S WINE BAR

    Always at the top of CT Magazine's Best Restaurant Polls, Bernard's is located in Ridgefield. Chosen by Zagat's, CT Magazine, and Open Table for one of the best overall restaurants in the state, Bernard's also features an award winning wine list. ($$$)

    Barnards and Sarah's Wine Bar in Ridgefield - Google Street View
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    ON20

    ON20 in Hartford was voted one of the Top 10 restaurants for service in the country by Open Table diners and one of the Top Scenic View Restaurants in the country. CT Magazine lists them as one of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Connecticut. ($$$)

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    GOODFELLAS RESTAURANT

    Goodfellas in New Haven popped up all over CT Magazine's top restaurant poll for 2016 and was voted the #1 Most Romantic in the Reader's Choice Awards and #1 overall. In fact, Goodfellas has won so many awards, I don't have room to list them all here. ($$)

    Goodfellas Restaurant in New Haven - Google Street View
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    THE SCHOOLHOUSE AT CANNONDALE

    The Schoolhouse, located in Wilton, and is one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the state and is an Expert's Pick for one of CT Magazine's most romantic restaurants. It's also pulled down awards from OpenTable, Yankee Magazine, CT Bites, and New England Magazine. ($$$)