Market Place Kitchen and Bar – 33 Mill Plain Road, Danbury, Connecticut 

Walk into Danbury’s farm-to-table hotspot, Market Place, and you’ll find a packed restaurant and bar filled with young professionals and couples. The farm-to-table theme is pulled through with a reclaimed wood and brick interior, and dividing wall separating the restaurant from the bar scene.

Market Place encourages the use of local, organic and sustainability harvested food and the menu reads almost like map, noting the source of many ingredients.

4-Hour Duck Fat-Braised Berkshire Pork Belly
4-Hour Duck Fat-Braised Berkshire Pork Belly

The 4-Hour Duck Fat-Braised Berkshire Pork Belly appetizer is delicious, but slightly salty and didn’t have the melt-in-your-mouth goodness I expect from pork belly.

Prosciutto di Parma Flatbread
Prosciutto di Parma Flatbread

Prosciutto di Parma Flatbread is covered with a thin layer of sweet fig balsamic that counters chunks of savory Vermont goat cheese.

Stonington, CT Sea Scallops
Stonington, CT Sea Scallops

I didn’t have the fortune of chowing down on the Stonington, CT Sea Scallops, but were told they were delicious. The scallops were a good size and sat on top of a spinach risotto with cauliflower crème, cranberry compote and a pear reduction.

Kobe Burger
Kobe Burger

The Kobe Burger definitely must be one of the best in Southwestern Connecticut. Oozing with flavor, it’s has caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, provolone cheese and truffle aioli, all on top of a toasted brioche roll. It’s served alongside a mini fry basket filled with sweet potato tater tots.

Horseradish-Crusted Wild Scottish Salmon
Horseradish-Crusted Wild Scottish Salmon
Horseradish-Crusted Wild Scottish Salmon comes out with wheat berries, Brussels sprouts and an applewood-smoked bacon aioli.
Deep-Dish Pecan Pie
Deep-Dish Pecan Pie

And of course, we can’t forget about dessert. Deep-dish Pecan Pie immediately caught my eye and it didn’t disappoint. I’m still coming down from the sugar high from this dessert that came with scoop of vanilla bean gelato and cinnamon-whipped cream.

The Verdict

We left Market Place Kitchen and Bar stuffed to the brim. The food, with only a few missteps, delivered incredible flavors and lived up to expectations. I was a huge fan of the prosciutto di Parma flatbread, Stonington, CT sea scallops and horseradish-crusted wild Scottish salmon. You’ll definitely be paying for it though. Entrees are in the high $20s/low $30s and appetizers in the mid teens. Come hungry and leave happy. Just make sure that you make a reservation. This Danbury hotspot is sure to stay that way for a while to come. 

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