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Best of Peoria

Since opening its doors in 2009, Connected has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of Peoria’s top spots for date night. Leveraging decades of experience, restaurateur Troy Ummel has curated space for a romantic environment, forged by friendly staff who are always seeking ways to enhance your evening. After a successful pivot to frozen meals during the pandemic, the restaurant is back to doing what it does best: providing an intimate, indoor dining experience that transports you to another world. While the 30-foot waterfall and baby grand piano on the balcony enhance the ambiance, it’s the food—seafood, veal and steaks, classic Italian pastas and more—that shines most brightly.

Best of Peoria 2021

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