Delicious dinner. Attentive
Delicious dinner. Attentive service. Will definitely be back!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten here several
We have eaten here several times and always enjoy a delicious meal. The ratatouille is fabulous and the house made pickle is so flavorful. The food is fresh and well done every time.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful surprise - great
Wonderful surprise - great food and service. Tried a sample of appetizers - escargot, mushroom ravioli and grilled octopus salad - all terrific! Dinner was crispy duck salad and chicken paillard - also amazing. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly satisfying bistro experience.
Truly satisfying bistro experience. Everything that arrived at the table was right: delicious artichoke, delicious country pate with perfectly toasted bread. Hot crisp arctic char. Warm fresh tart tartan.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blvd 18 continues to deliver the best dining experience in New Canaan.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy spot with food to match.
Really enjoyed the food, service, and feeling to this cozy spot with a brasserie menu. Not cheap, but did was very good and the prix fix is a good deal. Will return.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Canaan's Hottest Restaurant
Blvd 18 is absolutely the best for a romantic night out....the food is outstanding, the wine list is spectacular, and the service is attentive, but not intrusive.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our fourth meal at Boulevard 18.
Everything from cocktails to dessert is delicious. The staff is friendly, attentive and really knows their food! A great dining experience for just about every palate.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really great meal!!
Service was great! Food delicious! Will make it a regular in our New Canaan rotation!!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really excellent French Bistro
The area lacked a really excellent bistro and now it has one. In addition the people couldn't be nicer and go out of their way to accomodate any special needs.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a rainy night with three friends. They were solicitous about our comfort and the food and service were excellent. I like very rare meat and sent back my burger which was not rare and they were so pleasant about it and the replacement was perfect!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here a number
We have eaten here a number of times and have not been disappointed. Dining during the week kept the noise level down and we had very attentive and accomodating service. The food was delicious and portions substantial .
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service.
Plenty of choices and specials. Great food, exceptional service. Management/owner who cares about your dining experience.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our meals- moules frite special and the duck. The kale salad was tasty too. Looking forward to going back and trying some other things we didn't have room to order.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
They try very hard to make this a nice experience for you. It is a very comfortable place with large portions and an attentive staff. Definitely will go again.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sam loved it
Only negative, had to send back the a cosmopolitan for having ice chunks in it and tasting like water.....
Delicious dinner and lovely sitting outside!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great meal in a quiet
We had a great meal in a quiet corner. Knowledgeable and solicitous waitress. One of our friends had a beautiful roast chicken, which I shall order the next time!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had Petit Fruit de Mer. Was
Had Petit Fruit de Mer. Was good, but prefer boiled shrimp, not seasoned. Octopus good.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, nice vibe
I wanted to love this place the minute we sat down and saw the menu. It's not every day that you can get moules frites done well. I loved my white Cosmo. I had the grilled octopus to start, which was delicious. The Moules frites were done perfectly, but were just a tad too salty. I had the apple tart for dessert, which was very good. I would recommend this restaurant because the owner and his staff were very friendly and attentive.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best in Fairfield County, CT
New Canaan's Boulevard 18 is simply the BEST. An incredible pairing of wines with an innovative menu makes this neighborhood gem a restaurant not to be misses.
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been to this restaurant several
Been to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints. Escargot is hot and delicious, the french fries - ridiculous! I've tasted so many things on this menu and have yet to find something I don't like. So glad this restaurant is there!!!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Neighborhood Brasserie
Authentic French-style menu well-served in a comfortable environment.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top shelf meal...could not have been better on all fronts.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Plus for New Canaan
It's a real addition to New Canaan restaurants with an interesting French attuned menu with items not usually found, like "gougere" and "boudin blanc". I don't get tired of returning.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Authentic French Bistro Fare
We've had several fantastic meals at Boulevard 18. My husband is French so he is particular about his food, and he says this place passes the muster. We love the steak frites, salmon tartar, moules frites, roasted duck, octopus, and confit salad. In fact, so far everything we've tasted there has been delicious. Service is very gracious and accomodating (I have food allergies and the chef came out personally to walk me through the menu). We will definitely eat here again (and again...).
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy but trendy
The inside is cozy and warmly decorated but the menu is trendy and has something for everyone. Salads and small plates, cheeses, and the entree portions are generous and delicious!! We chose specials since it was the second visit and the food was amazing. They staff was friendly but not pushy and we never felt rushed! Great times!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet Outdoor Dining
We sat outside at 8 o'clock on a Saturday evening. It was very peaceful and quiet on the dining patio and on the sidewalks around us. There was no need to raise our voices as there can be at some outdoor dining locations.
The food was good and I would certainly return again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner Experience
We love the New Canaan dining scene and Boulevard 18 is one of the best. Location is great- next to fire station which you can take kids over to see if they get restless, and you can sit outside. Do not miss the french onion soup which is best I have ever had. Also truffle fries are addictive! Had the herb roasted chicken and portion was huge and delicious. We're definitely going back and bringing friends.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good neighborhood restaurant
4 of us ordered lamb - asked for medium cooked but it was more rare. We sent them back to cook more. Other than the lamb was undercooked, everything else was very good. The bread was so good - freshly baked and warm. They are more than happy to give us more breads. I tried the onion soup - not cheesy enough and a bit too sweet to my liking. The dessert was very good. I ordered profitteroles - very good. Will definitely come back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boulevard 18 has the most delicious appetizers - called small plates - you will want to make a meal of them! The wait staff I'd very knowledgable about wines, and friendly. This is a great place to hang out on the patio and enjoy the cool night air. You will not be disappointed with the food, but be warned - portions are not small! Leave room for one of their fabulous desserts!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bit of Paris in New Canaan!
This was our second time at Boulevard 18, and the only disappointment this time was that they didn't get their shipment of bass for the potato-crusted bass, which is spectacular. The service is quick, knowledgable and helpful; i was debating between two wines and they brought me a taste of each, my son requested a change in the menu and they accommodated happily. I had the mussels meuniere which were flavorful and fresh, friends had a simple salad with shrimp and that was delicious, Wine list is extensive and the desserts look exceptional although we haven't tried any yet. It's tough to find--tucked in a tiny little storefront on Main St, but step in and there's an easiness and sort of Americanized Parisian feel that is lovely. Love it!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Which Arrondissement is New Canaan?
A little bit of authentic Paris comes to CT. The food is a bit more adventurous than Paris but why not? The all-French wine list is a delight and there are lots of new wines to discover for those only familiar with California Cabs. I will be going back often and with pleasure. there is even an outdoor sitting area with a fireplace.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food with minor glitches
Very good food and service. Only catch was we brought our own wine -- a 19-year-old bottle. At $25, the corkage was a bit steep, but acceptable. However, for $25 we expected the waitress to pay attention to what she was doing rather than snap the cork in half while telling us the specials. At least they had cheese cloth to filter the cork out, and a good decanter. And aside from that one snafu, the service was quite good.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service with a smile!
This place is a gem - whether you're enjoying a girls' night out, a quiet dinner with friends, or date night, you can't miss with Boulevard 18. It's a neighborhood bistro with delicious menu choices (every meal was perfection), and impeccable service. Love this place - can you tell?
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ready to return to boulevard 18
Service was a little slow, but food was worth the wait,
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well executed classic French bistro
Having eaten at Strada 18 (Blvd's sister restaurant in Norwalk) where the experience has been adequate at best, I was impressed with Blvd 18. The menu is classic French bistro, though a bit more expansive. While it was odd that the tuna tartar was served on a slapping heap of guacamole, it was nonetheless quite tasty. Went with the hangar steak frites for my entree, which was outstanding. Perfectly cooked steak with the absolute perfect amount of salt seared into the meat. Au poivre sauce was on point and the fries were great. The wine list was not extensive, but nonetheless we found a nice, reasonably priced Sancerre. Charming waitress as well...a nod to tattooed, bass playing, ginger haired woman with top notch food knowledge.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food outstanding!!! Best we
Food outstanding!!! Best we have had in a very long time! Nice and quiet when we arrived, but noise grew and grew....and we found it hard to talk. Such a problem in all new restaurants which are sans carpet and drapery (thank God!). But what is the solution?
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slow service, good food & cust svc
For a Sunday night, the place was full and service was slow, but efficient. We had a snafu with the appetizer which was immediately resolved by the manager with the item served, but removed from the bill. The food was good and the steak-tartar was done very well.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like bistro food -
If you like bistro food - it's great!! A bit pricey but so is everything else in New Canaan.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is so nice to have a real
It is so nice to have a real French bistro to go to. All the French food was very authentic and we felt like we were back in Paris!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Visit and there will be more
The menu had so many interesting things that it made it difficult to make a choice. We decided to have Steak tartare, oyster/crimini mushroom tarte as and appetizer. The beef was fresh and well presented. The tarte gets an A for taste, but it was 'muddy' looking. The mussels and fries as a main course worked. The mussels in wine were cooked with spinach so that you could eat a mussel with the taste of wilted spinach - another A. The fries were good but over salted. We also tried the lamb and ratatouille, which was outstanding and plentiful Desert was Chocolate bread pudding with coffee ice cream another A. When we finished they brought is a slice of beautiful carrot cake as a present, Good experience and we will go again.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A truly enjoyable experience
A truly enjoyable experience with special kudos to our server. We will return.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our Go-To place. Excellent food and service. Recommend it highly.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great bistro menu with wide
Great bistro menu with wide assortment of options. Mussels are to die for. The wine list contains plenty of reasonably priced options.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Are we lucky!
New Canaan and environs has a top bistro with an imaginative menu perfectly executed. The steak tartar was truly delicious. The wine list by the glass has unusual depth at an affordable price. The service could not be more friendly and accomodating. My family has very paticular needs for gluten free food and the staff from the chef on go to great length to see that the meal complies. All together a most happy evening.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Boulevard 18 many times. It is a standard in our dining out repertoire. The food is consistently delicious. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We love it. The Tuscan Kale Salad, which had been on the specials for quite a while, has made it to the main menu. It is hands down, the best kale salad around. Great flavors - addiciting!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super restaurant to have in the neighborhood. Excellent overall experience. Will go back.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service was
Excellent food, service was not rushed but attentive - no problem in changing the timing of my booking for later in the evening.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food but price value?
While our food was excellent, for a quasi French bistro/with a burger option, the pricing was excessive. We had a great time but the Bill put a damper on the night. Enjoy, but pull out your wallet and make sure it's full.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and service
This is a wonderful bistro for intimate dinners or a night out with friends. It's our go-to location whenever we're lucky enough to be in New Canaan for the evening. The food is consistently excellent, and the service superb.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM