Quick Bite

Bloomfield Restaurant Boasts Modern Italian Fare—and an Adjacent Bakery

Enjoy shareable starters and hearty entrées at Fanny's Restaurant & Bar. Then grab dessert at its sister dessert destination.

Appetizer at Fanny's Restaurant & Bar in Bloomfield
Shareable plates shine at Fanny's Restaurant & Bar in Bloomfield. Photo: Courtesy of Fanny's Restaurant & Bar

Fanny’s Restaurant & Bar in Bloomfield


Modern Italian eatery with stone-clad walls, chartreuse-leather banquettes, tables and an ample bar.


A second venture from 5LC Group, friends and family who own the Brookdale Restaurant & Bar, also on Broad Street.


Start with shareable plates for the table, like Wagyu meatballs served over a crispy polenta, topped with tomato glaze and a vinaigrette made from long hot peppers. The calamari is another table pleaser—crispy and piled with cherry peppers and marinara. Next up are what Fanny’s calls entrées: substantials, and they live up to their name. Try the hearty blueberry steak—a 36-ounce, dry-aged ribeye made for two—or the creamy, luxe cavatelli carbonara with guanciale (a salty Italian pork). Vegetable sides, like the harissa charred carrots topped with crème fraîche, oregano oil, pickled fennel and hazelnuts, are satisfyingly complex. 

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Visit the restaurant group’s adjacent dessert destination, Ladyfingers Bakery & Bar (@ladyfingersbakeryandbar), where bright decor sets a lively tone. You’ll find treats like lemon bars, cake pops and brownies. Want a nightcap? Ladyfingers has late-night hours and offers wine, cocktails and dessert spirits.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Italian - Modern Italian
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