Great Mother's Day BrunchWe came on Mother's Day and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and so were the drinks. The atmosphere was perfect. The seating was very comfortable so we felt like we could stay forever. Would definitely go back and try dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar Service Matches FoodMother's Day dinner was a fantastic celebratory event. Our waiter, noting our indecision on which glass of wine to try, offered samples to assist in our choice. Salads were fresh and entrees - all 5 ranging from pasta to halibut to steak - were all prepared flawlessly and arranged beautifully. And the desserts were wonderful, especially the crumble and the S'mores pie. This was a real find.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall an excellent experience.Overall an excellent experience. Not cheap, but worth a visit. We will definitely return.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently terrificMy fourth visit to South End did not disappoint. The grilled octopus appetizer was a tasty delight; our entrees of tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce, and grilled strip steak were both perfect.
This remains one of our favorite restaurants- the ingredients are consistently of the highest quality, the recipes creative within a traditional framework, and always perfectly prepared and served.
A great place for a great meal!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome addition to local sceneWe had a delicious meal and great service at this very attractive restaurant the other night. Our only negative was bad music played unecessarily loud. Would love it if there were better music played at a level so people can carry on a conversation and still enjoy both music and friends.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIn general this is a fineIn general this is a fine restaurant. The menu is a bit limited for non-meat eaters but the food is imaginative and well prepared. Wine list is limited and just slightly overpriced. The restaurant's design is attractive and the tables are well spaced.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for any occasion...can'tGreat for any occasion...can't wait to go back! Food was fantastic, but customer service and attention to detail really made this a knockout. Management and staff make you feel like family.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit havingThis was our first visit having read about South End on CT Bites. We loved the decor and the food was delicious and well presented. One negative, I had asked for olive oil to have with the delicious bread, but my request was forgotten. Luckily we were talking with one of the owners, who then went and got it for me. We would definitely recommend South End and plan for a return visit.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, average serviceGreat restaurant, but the service could use some improvement. They were not even full, so I don't know what the problem was, as I saw a lot of employees standing around that could have been helping others.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWent sunday for the firstWent sunday for the first time and was thrilled with the cuisine. best meal I have had in New Canaan in 10 years. The Tuna Poke and Kale appetizers are really special.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAdd this to your restaurant listWe all loved our meals. Attentive service. Very vibrant atmosphere (ask for a booth if your hearing is not top notch). They did sort of push us out as soon as we were finished eating, but it was Friday night so we understood. I'm adding it to our restaurant rotation and am about to make a new reservation for next weekend.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood neighborhood restaurantWe take our children here on week nights if we're too busy or tired to cook. The meatballs are always a hit, as is the bolognese.
Ambience is lively without being too noisy. Service is friendly and attentive. Once in awhile, the kitchen can be a little slow, but the waiters are always conscious of it and keep checking back. I'd say this is just a really good neighborhood restaurant and I hope they'll stay around for a long time.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite spot , drinks or dinnerSouth End is my favorite spot in New Canaan, I've number of times either just for drinks or for dinners with colleagues, family and even a valentines lunch with my wife.
I keep returning as the staff are super, the atmosphere is of a friendly local and the food is consistently great. Yes, as one reviewer said it's not a huge menu, but I still can't decide what to eat. The dishes are fresh, well crafted and everything I have had has been great. Love this place.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy, but good energy, serviceNoisy, but good energy, service and good food. Has the right formula that its predecessor restaurants did not.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood all around restaurantOur second time and its still good - hope it stays that way! Lots of good menu choices for both kids and adults. Ambiance is also somewhat kid friendly, but not too. Staff is friendly and attentive (although it did take a bit too long for our main courses to arrive on a weeknight.) I recommend this as a nice place to go with your family when you dont want to cook, and even for a pre- movie date.
Keep up the good work South End, and you'll have many loyal followers in New Canaan.1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat all aroundHurray for this newcomer to the New Canaan restaurant scene! Good food,good service, and family friendly without being a zoo.
The bolognese is delicious - best I've ever had anywhere, including Bologna. The appetizer meatballs were a hit as well. Ambience is lively but not hectic, decor is hip, bit not too.
Fingers crossed this place stays as good as it is now.11/20/2012 12:00:00 AM