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Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn
Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn

Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thomashenkelmann.com
  • Phone: (203) 869-7500 x2
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Saturday: 5:45pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Henkelmann
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Horseneck Lane
  • Public Transit: Metro North Greenwich
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for our Dinner service.
A word from Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn
Grand Chef Thomas Henkelmann at Homestead Inn provides a memorable experience in every way. Impeccable service, congenial comfortable surroundings that welcome our guests, a wine list of depth, breadth and complexity and above all else creative French food prepared and presented flawlessly.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "An outstanding evening in a beautiful setting. The food was the best we have had in a long time. A place I would go back to when in the area. An ultimate dining experience. Service was excellent. We met the Chef owner and chatted with him."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here in June. Food, wines and service were up to Henkelmann standards. We celebrated our 39th here so we knew what to expect. In short, this is a lovely restaurant staffed by professionals who both make you feel welcome while expertly guiding you through the day's menu. Quality wine advice is always available. We'll be back for our 41st."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had a rare date at Thomas Henklemann this past week and were excited as we both had heard good things and read wonderful reviews of the establishment and service. Upon arrival we were treated with impeccable service and had a drink at the bar before being seated for dinner. Our appetizers were delicious and the chef even sent complementary salmon cakes to our table. The only complaint we had was the entrée. My wife ordered the sirloin and was served a poor cut. I tried it myself and was taken aback at the thick gristle and poor taste. While we were not charged for it, no one ever offered her an alternative or checked to see if she was enjoying it until it was too late. Unfortunate outcome to an otherwise enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "excellent food and service, friendly attentive wait staff, broad selection of menu choices"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My wife and I took our son and his wife here to celebrate his 50th birthday and they were both impressed with the service and the food. This restaurant is not inexpensive but worth every penny. My wife and I had been here before but it was at least 5 years ago and when we left here agreed we had to come more often."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Lovely meal- lobster triangle app. had fabulous saffron sauce that was not too spicy; lamb tenderloin special also a perfect lamb jus; wines by the glass went perfectly-white burgandy and pinot noir; my husband was converted after dinner! -( initially when we pulled up he said he didnt like B&B's ); best part was the short walk to our cottage room and breakfast on the porch in the am. Long time staff and bartender is a trip! enjoy an after dinner cocktail on the porch. Also close to Greenwich ave for shopping; have had dinner there multipe times and seasons and always is perfection!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday night. Our daughter was in for a visit, and she loves duck and says the duck at Thomas Henkelmann is the best there is. The service was, as always, highly professional, helpful but not obtrusive. The sommelier recommended a lovely wine - and not even near the top of the price range of the wine list. The food is beautifully prepared, with local ingredients and a full appreciation of the natural flavors. A great special occasion place - there were several celebrations at nearby tables - but a first-class experience whenever you go."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to TH to celebrate our daughter's graduations from school. I95 is a bit of a mess at dinner time, so plan accordingly and give yourself a little extra time to get there if you are coming from any distance. From the valet on arrival, through dinner to the end of our experience, the service provided by the TH team was perfect. The lobster bisque was sinful and so flavorful. The duck, sole, sea bass and lobster fricassee entrees were all cooked perfectly. The fresh pasta with the lobster was notable and delicious as were all the sauces. I have eaten at TH 4 times now - twice on business, once for valentine's day and now this graduation celebration - we'll be back again. This is just the best food & service you can find in the area."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My wife and I recently dined at Thomas Henkelmann's for our Anniversary. The setting is beautiful and the staff is top notch. While the prices are expensive, the restaurant delivers on all counts with the quality and variety of food matching the ambiance and service. We left with the thought that we need to make sure we get there more than the once or twice a year we do."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "When a special occasion calls for outstanding food, service, ambience and a relaxing atmosphere, tbhe Homestead Inn is the place to go. There is no dearth of fine restaurants in wealthy Fairfield County, but having eaten at most of them over the years, I can say unequivocally that this is the best I have experienced. The staff is well trained and expert, friendly and attentive. The menu is varied and creative in its offerings, and the food exquisitely presented. And the setting is classically elegant. My wife and I were very pleased and intend to return when a special event calls for the best of the best."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Thomas Henklemen's is a perfect oasis of wonderful food set in a gracious setting. It continues to be what the three star restaurants of Paris used to be."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "From the time we entered we were made to feel welcome. The service was at a prime level, the cuisine outstanding and the ambience unbeatable. Pricey but worth every dollar, especially for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It is one of the best restaurants we know in the world - Thomas Henkelmann is an artist in his kitchen - hot-cuisine, perfect ambiente and an incredible friendly and well organized service. Thank you - we come again - not very soon - because we come from Germany "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have come to rely on Thomas Henkelmann as an outstanding destination restaurant that provides a full combination of atmosphere, service and food."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "problems: bland pea soup, ordinary lamb chops, watery chocolate sauce. does service really make up for this? it depends on what you want. I wanted and expected better food, but you might not care about that part of the dinning experience "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Going for many, many years for special occasions. It is the very, very best restaurant outside NYC. EVERYTHING is perfect - Ambience, Servise, and of course, the Food. Our favorite restaurant. The only reason for not going weekly, is the cost of replacing clothing due to size................."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It was a most "dream come true" celebration for our daughter's celebration for receiving her masters. The service was impeccable! The care and attention outstanding! The food was uniquely presented, delicious, beautiful to look at and so memorable! They made a special chocolate mouse cake with fresh raspberries and decorated with white and dark chocolate with strawberries! The wine list was spectacular, and we enjoyed champagne and superb red and white wines at dinner. Our daughter was treated beautifully as were all our guests! Ask for the special guest room at back! A neighborhood gem!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • " Fine dining at it's best. traditional gourmet food and unpretentious service continues the Henkelman tradition of making their diner friends have such enjoyable experiences every single visit. The dining chairs on wheels provide extra comfort for relaxation while dining."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Exceptional French and continental cuisine served with professional, old-world charm in an attractive mansion setting. Food is first rate. (Sauteed shrimp salad and dover sole were examples of culinary perfection.) Prices are high, making this more likely a place for celebrations rather than regular dining. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This restaurant was one of the best I've been to in a long time. I went with my husband and daughter for my birthday. The service was outstanding--the staff was very attentive to your needs. The ambiance was quiet and warm. The restaurant itself was so beautiful it reminded me of a little bistro in Paris. The food was amazing. For French-lovers, I completely recommend Thomas Henklmann for very special occasions as the food can be pretty pricey. I had the New England clam chowder which was incredible. For an entrée I had the duck magret which was to die for. And for dessert I had the profiteroles. Yum. The waiter had a small copper pot and drizzled hit chocolate sauce on top. It was fabulous. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The location was wonderful and simply put the food was worth the trip from Brooklyn. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Another excellent evening there as usual. We had a very enjoyable time."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "A Wednesday night, a good weekday crowd, (a sign of excellence), a delicious lobster triangle appetizer, a magnificent duck, the most awesome bread pudding I’ve ever had and the absolute graciousness of the staff is what you can expect at Thomas Henkelmann and always get. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Been there for dinner. It was a great experience from Appetizer to Main. Felt like being back in France. Staff even recognized we were celebrating a birthday and served a complementary dessert. It was a great evening. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Wonderful experience for Easter dinner. Service was fabulous. While I am not a fan of fixed price menus, the options were varied and the overall price for a three course dinner was good. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food and service were wonderful. It is a quaint quiet inn, far different that the high energy trendy hot spots. I would recommend this for leisurely dining. The wait staff could not be nicer or more attentive and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I booked this resturant for a special occasion it would have been very nice except for the screaming baby in the corner. I spent over 300.00 at this place."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "From the moment you are greeted in driveway you know you are in for a treat. The atmosphere was elegant and comfortable, with the most comfortable dining chairs. My oysters on the half shell devine. The grilled Dover sole with mustard sauce was the best I've ever tasted! My son had rack of lamb which he said was fantastic. The service was excellent, with every attention to detail. We loved the small cooper pots brought out with the delicious sauces. In summary, great food and very welcoming."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have eaten here before. Quiet a price tag, but worth every penny."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The ambiance, service and the food was par excellence! A lovely place to celebrate life's milestones and triumphs."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in the area. It is a classic French restaurant where every aspect of the meal is executed to perfection. Definitely a place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It was a last minute booking and was easily the best food we've had in a long time!! How did we only just discover this gem??"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Staff is charming. Special country inn setting. Solid as can be!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed the overall experience. The meal was quite expensive so we would return only for special occasions."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Henkelmann's is a truly extraordinary restaurant in a beautiful historic setting in Greenwich. We regularly go there for special events - or just a special romantic dinner - and it is always a wonderful experience. The food is so well- conceived and executed. This time our party had lamb, duck and venison and each dish was perfectly cooked and presented. Service is unobtrusive but faultless. But it's not stuffy or overly formal - you can really feel at home."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I have experienced nothing but outstanding dinners at this restaurant over a 25 year period, especially when ordering that duck, which is unmatched anyplace else. A recent experience was similar and most enjoyable. The staff is professional, warm and gracious and they provide outstanding service. It’s a beautiful environment and just a pleasure to be there. It’s my go to place for special occasions and then again, for an additional few nights when I just want a special night out. I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "This is a local restaurant that we rarely frequent as it is off the beaten path and we do not consider it overly family oriented (friendly, yes; but really for a special occasion if including kids). However, on the occasions that we do remember to give it a try (such as recently hosting some out of town guests), it consistently delivers on delicious food, quiet ambience and the perfect evening out. Service is exceptional; atmosphere is pleasant with some activity but the noise level easily provides the quiet to carry-on cross-table conversationseasily with a group of 6; and the charm of the Inn atmosphere cannot be beat."
    Dined on 1/8/2014