Café on the Green
Café on the Green

Café on the Green

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cafeonthegreenrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2037910369
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Tracey Kydes
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Tracey Kydes for details from a private dinner for two to a grand reception of 200 all privately catered to your specific tailored menu. http://www.cafeonthegreenrestaurant.com/private-parties/
  • Private Party Facilities: Accommodates 12 to 200 guests, we create custom designed menus for all events of all budgets, making each event very special and unique. Our delicious, quality food and professional, experienced service ensures that every guest has an amazing time.
  • Private Party Contact: Luis Lopez 2037910369
  • Entertainment: Every Friday and Saturday night we have live guitar, or piano playing for the restaurant.
  • Special Events: Please go to our website to find out the latest holiday, and special event menus.
    http://www.cafeonthegreenrestaurant.com/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Plain Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 250 space parking lot, lighted.
A word from Café on the Green
An easy to reach hidden treasure. The upscale decor and table settings along with attentive and gracious service are enhanced by the sweeping views provided by huge active windows that encompass three sides of the restaurant. All of this is surpassed by Authentic Italian Cuisine delicately prepared with the freshest local ingredients. Zagat Rated Excellent 2013, Zagat's top 1000 Italian restaurants in US. Wine Spectators Award of Excellence 2013. We promise dining out will be unforgettable.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Café on the Green reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (34)special occasion (28)romantic (22)great for outdoor dining (18)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (15)great for lunch (14)good for groups (13)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Dining delight
    Dine2Night
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always interesting and delicious choices on the menu. Very attentive, pleasant service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our dining experience at Cafe on the Green was really very special. All of the dishes were excellent. The service also excellent, it was the perfect evening. The lobster and sea bass were perfect as was the light sauce. We will be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Incredible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very nice dining experience. Service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining on the 18th hole in style
    Cechingup
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food is a "10" We had the pulled duck over pasta and the seafood plate. Could not be any better, particularly the duck. We always go out of our way to stop at Cafe on the Green and we are never disappointed. It is the perfect combination of casual and formal...you can dress either way and feel comfortable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a nice place to go
    Wnb8
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We always like meeting here to catch up. The noise level is low and they let you linger.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Cafe On The Green remains the best dining experience in the area. No other restaurant in the region combines ambiance, service, and fine cuisine (not to mention a great wine list) in as superb a fashion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely afternoon
    Lucy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The wait staff was attentive. Home made pasta was delicious. We ate lunch on the balcony, overlooking the golf course, and it was very quiet. Good place for old friends to meet and talk all afternoon. Loved the mango martinis, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    latediners
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We wanted a nice Friday night seafood dinner. We were able to have two great appetizers, grilled shrimp and lobster ravioli, followed by two seafood specials, salmon and lobster pasta. What a great night!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Veal with lobster, lovely colorful vegetables, mashed potatoes, mixed salad were all tasty, excellent. Very interesting varied menu. Our service was quite attentive and pleasant without being over-bearing. The setting is beautiful, overlooking the golf course although only one in party is a golfer. We don't live near by but chose it because one in our party being honored lives nearby. It was wonderful to be able to hear one another in conversation without having to ask twice for them to repeat themselves, something that happens often when we go out to dinner. We look forward to our next visit there; we could eat our way through the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe on the Green
    JJRJH
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Nearby, and a favorite spot when desiring a location and experience above average. Of course, these things are reflected in the menu prices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Afternoon!
    Papaghee
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Enjoyable afternoon for lunch with friends,7/21! We sat outside......nice golf course setting! Lunch was very good & the staff is very nice & helpful! We were not rushed at all! We had dinner there the week before & that was very good as well! A little pricey but we are worth it!!! We will return..........
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brithday celebrations.
    bobbie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The three of us always celebrate at this restaurant and are NEVER disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner for 3
    BobandSally
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our daughter was visiting from NJ and suggested dinner at Cafe on the Green, which was her favorite when she lived in CT. Had dinner on deck overlooking 10th tee and fairway. Outstanding meal, service, and scenery.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasions
    Sparkles
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We always celebrate our special occasions at Cafe on the Green. Even if we have to invent a special occasion! The service is always fantastic and the food is divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner spot
    steveg
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were surprised to find the restaurant to be as good as it was being a golf course location. Food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistantly Excellent
    bumpandrun
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Once again Café on the Green put out a fantastic dinner from start to finish. Pleasantly greeted at the door, spectacular service, food & wine. Atmosphere is outstanding. A definite must visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brilliant!
    ChefDonald
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Simply put, this is a gem within Danbury. The experience, from the moment we walked in and up until the moment we left, was memorable and executed expertly. I was looking for mistakes, and couldn't find any. The food was exceptional and the service was flawless. FLAWLESS. I cannot recommend this restaurant high enough, seriously. We ended up paying 120 dollars and left extremely satisfied, with some leftovers in tow! Just go there. Just go. You'll thank me later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • toma
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    excellent all around. food was outstanding and i especially liked that they took their time between courses. never felt rushed. the bananas foster is to die for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful if not raining
    Ashlie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to go to cafe on the green do to it's awesome reviews. I was scared that it wouldn't live up to it but it did. The service was amazing. The servers were very friendly and always around. They weren't overbearing but there when you needed something. Plating was nice and very unexpected. My boyfriend got the eggplant pram which he very much enjoyed. He said it was very light. It was okay for me. Maybe because he put pepper on it. I however got penne a la vodka which was very good. Overall very nice place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • localtodine
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great service and food. Beautiful scenery. Quiet atmosphere. Hidden gem in Danbury
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem, if you can find
    JoesDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    You need a GPS to find but worth it. White table cloths,informal atmosphere, excellent menu, reasonable wine list and daily specials. Professional staff. Pleasant view of the golf course. Had red snapper (one of the specials) fresh & beautifully presented. Would not hesitate to entertain business associates or family here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Davek
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    As usual the Café did an outstanding job. Our table was at a window overlooking the 10th hole of one of Connecticut's better golf courses. The food (again as usual) was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 396 reviews are from the Café on the Green reviews archive.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Everthing was very good. We're older - in our 60s - and found the music to be too loud and they kindly turned it down for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for dinner on Mother's Day. They had a price fixed menu. Choices were excellent. Food, as always, was very good. And on a spring day the golf course is a wonderful backdrop to dinner. We go here often and we are always treated royally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day with my men!
    kathyc
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Whatever you expect for fine dining, you get that and more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, too loud
    shhh
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Perhaps it was a saturday night with Mothers day the next day, but it was really loud and service was lacking. We have been to the cafe in the past when the noise was considerably quite lower. The food was great. We will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cafe on the Green a Great Discovery
    AllAboutIt
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Unusually located withina golf course, café on the Green,is a great discovery. The food was surprisingly good, the view lovely, and the waiter attentive. We especially loved how quiet it was...we could easily hear one another speak....a rarity in most restaurants these days.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Cafe on the Green is the spot we go to for special occasions and the last minute decision to go out. The food is great and they have great selection of wines. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Service was great. Noise level perfect to carry on conversations between 4 people. The specials, whether they are steak of fish, never disappoint. When weather co operates the view of the sunsets on the golf course are special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Restaurant
    Murphcat
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    2nd visit was just as good as the first time we visited. Excellent menu with a variety of choices to cater to each and everyone's palette. Service was spot on. And loved the fact that they don't rush your dining experience which is great for conversation with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, tasty entrees
    NFdiner
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Each entrée served was very tasty. Appetizers were good also. Our servers were very attentive without being overbearing. All in all, we experienced a very enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    LOVEDINING
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    If you like Northern Italian food.....Cafe On The Green is the place! Food, service and ambience are OUTSTANDING! And the prices are very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entrees
    Karla
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My friend and I both had the eggplant parmagiana. The sauce was not good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!!
    RVBethel
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service was spot on... The Veal with Lobster Meat (Paradiso) was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant always looks lovely and inviting. Unfortunately they tend to overbook on holidays and the service and food suffer. Our meal was pleasant but not great and the service was slow and erratic. Not up to their usual standard.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip
    Foodrocks
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant with a beautiful winter view of the golf course. I go there as often as I can for lunch and it feels like I am away on vacation. Great fresh food, service is friendly and attentive. I love the grilled shrimp and goat cheese salad: the red snapper is also amazing. My friend recommends the eggplant parm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Alexander
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    If you haven't been there yet, you should book a table soon and enjoy the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful!
    Poughkeepsie
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Delicious food. Wonderful staff. Been coming for 15 years always exceptional. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant surprise!
    Table4Two
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We wanted to try somewhere different for the New Year. Good choice! We will definitely go again. Food service and atmosphere Fab Salad included (rare these days) nice touch Only hitch they need to get skim milk for my after dinner Latte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Café on the Green is always consistent...great meal and a great atmosphere! Nice Dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.