Inside The Governor, an East Coast-Style Diner in Downtown Milford


Brothers Paul and Neil Barraco had been working in fine dining for years when they returned to their East Coast roots to open a classic diner with a modern twist in downtown Milford.

With Paul, who has served as executive chef a Milford's 20 Brix for more than a decade, and Neil, specializing in front of house management at its sister restaurant Padrino, the Barracos are a dream team… now that they’ve learned how to work together as business partners instead of bicker as brothers.

The mission of the Governor is to offer the perks of fine dining — locally procured meat and produce, a menu made from scratch, a carefully designed cocktail list — at a medium price point in a laid-back environment.

Read the full feature about the diner here. 

| Photos by Savana Willhoite