Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn
Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn

Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thomashenkelmann.com/
  • Phone: 2038697500x2
  • 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.

Book a guestroom in our boutique luxury hotel, Homestead Inn, for the night or plan your next Executive Meeting in our exclusive Boardroom.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.9
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)romantic (44)fit for foodies (39)notable wine list (37)neighborhood gem (18)scenic view (13)great for lunch (8)good for groups (6)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Awesome
    rawshock
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a great spot for a special occasion or romantic evening. The decor is lovely, the service and food are outstanding. We were happy with everything, from appetizers to dessert (and we are picky diners). Don't hesitate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing restaurant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went there with my wife to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the time we stopped our car to the time we left the restaurant, we had the best possible experience. The service was great, the ambience was perfect for the occasion, and the food was simply amazing! As a plus, they have a very decent wine list. Definitely a place to remember!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I visit Thomas Henkelmann for special occasions. We have always been very impressed and always enjoy our visits. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    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.
  • A lovely spot
    TCD2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The atmosphere of this restaurant is what makes it so lovely and the views of the beautifully kept gardens...a lovely place to go any time of year ...Tables overlooking the garden in the summer and outdoor dining or wonderfully cosy with roaring fires in the winter. A nice bar and terrace for drinks after or before a meal. The service was 100%. The food is good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Kayak12VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Waiter was superb, as was food and setting. Great 15th anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting
    LeighVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This has been one of my all time favorite restaurants in Greenwich for the past 25 years. I have never had a bad dish and the service brings the whole experience to a new level. It's great to go for a special occasion drink on the patio or enjoy a lovely 3 course meal for a romantic night out. You cannot go wrong here it's worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Magical
    murrie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have been here before, but I must say that tonight, everything was perfect! The crispy duck breast was the best I have ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains amazing
    Eliza
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We came for my daughter's birthday and food, service and ambiance made this a memorable event. The care and attention to detail really makes TH stand out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BroadwayGeorge
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A real find. I chose this restaurant as La Grenouille in Manhattan was closed for vacation and I wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday at a similar quality restaurant, which is not easy, given the I was not disappointed. The very correct service, the glorious food and the ambience were second to none.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Its difficult to find a restaurant of this quality in the suburbs. While expensive, the old adage applies: you get what you pay for. Our dinner experience was, in a word, superb, and we wouldn't hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A truly marvelous dining experience
    msliz1979
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I expected an outstanding meal at Thomas Henkelmann (The Homestead Inn) and it did not disappoint. The setting, the service, the menu and the meal were all exceptional. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The servers were professional and attentive. We will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tk12
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Striving for perfection and getting there. We had a great dinner and my husband had breakfast the next morning and said it was great. My only comment is that, while I am not a big eater by a long shot, I found portions to be on the small side, even as fine dining goes. I ate everything, which never happens. Maybe because it was so good, I just wanted more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Good Day
    Steve
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife took me to Henkelmann's for birthday lunch on Tuesday. We arrived early so we could decompress a bit in the tiny bar off the foyer of this impressive piece of Greenwich architecture. We shared a generous pour of an Alsatian Riesling and things only got better. The chef/owner led us to our table in the glassed-in porch in the rear. Our seats overlooked the garden, maybe the best seats in the house. Champagne as we discussed the menu: sweetbreads for me and lobster bisque for my wife. Mains were a lobster salad for me (a whole lobster, shelled, sliced into large medallions and reassembled on the plate) and the house crab cakes for my wife. We washed things down with a chilled white (P. Vergelesses). Food/service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    StBonne
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Perfect combination of ambiance, elegance, and outstanding menu. Welcomed from the moment you arrive at the door. Celebrated a special birthday and it was a wonderful evening. Beautiful food presentation, extensive wine list, and great staff. Truly one of the finest restaurants in CT and compliments to Relais Chateau. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always wonderful!
    Foodie12
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had dinner on a Thursday night for my birthday. Have been here numerous times before and it never disappoints. We arrived an hour early so we could have drinks on the porch before dinner The bartender who has been there for years is the most professional and gracious man He poured 2 glasses of champagne with a smile and said " we've been expecting you". We went inside for dinner and ordered the asparagus soup ( a special) and a lobster appetizer that was so sublime I would have been happy right there. For our main, my husband had the Dover sole and I the special , soft shell crabs. Service impeccable! Fantastic! What can you say? It's the best restaurant in Greenwich!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Homestead Inn
    JudyandJack
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Homestead Inn was an ideal choice for a special occasion. We celebrated our 50th anniversary and loved the ambience, attentive, appropriate service and the beautiful food presentation. The Homestead Inn is more than a place for dinner, it was a fine place to dine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Thomas Henkelmann Homestead Inn. The cuisine, charming, Old World ambience, & impeccable service were outstanding. Our only unfortunate incident occurred when a very loud, rude, woman & her 2 friends arrived. We were seated in the most private location but we could hear this woman's conversations. If only she were asked by staff to settle down...We decided to stay in an on premises suite which was also well decorated and charming, however, the bed mattress was a little old and lumpy. Also, our television blacked out and we attempted to contact the front desk but no one answered. It was roughly 10pm when that occurred. Nevertheless, we wholeheartedly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch
    XOXO
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A truly marvelous experience. Country inn in high end residential neighborhood with well prepared food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scottVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    we had dinner with friends last thursday evening. as always, the experience was excellent from the moment we arrived until our car was brought up to us when it was time to leave. wonderful food, excellent service... always great...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    Patti
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My daughter chose the restaurant for her 18th birthday dinner. The food was INCREDIBLE. The service was what one should expect, but rarely gets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good but unfortunate outcome
    ChowHound13
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    excellent food and service, friendly attentive wait staff, broad selection of menu choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    jwdine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fairfield County's finest.
    Steve
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • another amazing dinner
    DrDonnaNJ
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best In CT
    GourmetWannabe
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently wonderful
    helensnVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary dining expreience
    miscer42
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Well Done
    BirthdayDinner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn reviews archive.
  • Thomas Henkelmann Always On
    StrategiesVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We have come to rely on Thomas Henkelmann as an outstanding destination restaurant that provides a full combination of atmosphere, service and food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the BEST!!!!!!!!!
    RAC75
    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.................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Royal Treatment / Grad Celebration
    MintyJulepVIP
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just so so
    HollyArt
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A real great adress for fine dining
    Roland
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in Westchester/Greenwich
    SailorboyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic restaurant!!
    foodie123
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely spot for special occasions
    kaiserschmarrnVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate