New restaurant opens in downtown Southington

New restaurant opens in downtown Southington

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SOUTHINGTON — A restaurant offering a prix fixe menu of beef and fresh fish recently opened on North Main Street.

Nataz opened its second location at 28 N. Main St. about a month ago. Manager Natasha McLain said the business, which has had a location in North Branford since1997, decided on Southington because her father and head chef, Rick McLain, grew up in town.

The restaurant offers a four-course, $35 dollar prix fixe menu, which includes a cheese plate, salad, entree and dessert. The restaurant is also BYOB.

“It’s a full experience,” Natasha McLain said. “Nataz is more of an occasion.”

Natasha McLain, for whom the restaurant is named, said Nataz serves seven different cuts of beef, as well as lamb, veal and fresh fish. Rick McLain travels to a New York fish market twice each week to purchase fresh fish to bring back to North Branford and Southington.

“You’re getting the quality,” Natasha McLain said. “It’s really where we can showcase culinary emphasis…if you take the best of fresh products, you can usually make it better.”

The restaurant caters to a variety of dietary restrictions. Almost all of Nataz’s dishes are prepared to order.

Economic Development Director Lou Perillo was impressed with the renovations.

“We’re very pleased,” Perillo said.
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