Winvian
Winvian

Winvian

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.winvian.com/restaurant.asp
  • Phone: 8605679600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open for Lunch Saturdays & Sundays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
    Open for Dinner Wednesdays to Sundays from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Eddy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Winvian
Chris Eddy, Executive Chef and founder of Winvian's food philosophy, prides himself as a culinary craftsman creating farm-to-table menus using simple, crisp and seasonal ingredients accented with unusual and fresh findings. Menu changes daily. To compliment our food program we have put together an extensive wine program of 500 labels from 13 countries 37 differnt regions, with the emphasis on USA, France and Italy.
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Winvian reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (17)romantic (16)fit for foodies (13)scenic view (8)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Outstanding
    Opinionated
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We chose the Winvian for our anniversary dinner. It was our first time there, and it was so great that we are planning to make this our anniversary spot every year from now on. First we went to a beautiful sitting room downstairs where we drank bourbon and leafed through Litchfield magazine. Then we dined upstairs in a very private, pretty room. Our waitress was friendly and engaging but also formal, very profressional. The GM stopped by several times to chat, and he was attentive and terrific. We chose the 4 course menu so we got to try everything. The dishes ranged from more conventional ingredients (scallops, octopus, beef, etc) to a little more unusual (pidgeon, rabbit). Each dish was wonderful. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection in the Country
    PampotVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Although my husband and I know the Winivan owners, we did not identify ourselves either when confirming our reservations or during our visit. The meal, atmosphere and setting were superb! The service was seamless and comfortable. I'm delighted to think every diner shares our experience and is as eager to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mtroiano
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everything was excellent from the food to the service. Even the foods I normally don't care for we're prepared to perfection and delicious, I ate every bite. Most upscale restaurants I leave still hungry and wanting more, I left the Winvian with a full belly. I have every intention of returning and highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want to feel stiff? Dine at Winvian
    john
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The prix fixe idea doesn't work for people like us who are dessert-averse, particularly when the choices are so few and unimaginative. My wife found her plum sorbet closer to the taste of soap than any fruit. The first and main courses were excellent, marred by the very limited choice of only four of each kind. We dined in a tiny, elegant room with only two other tables and a regiment of male staff who hovered, insisting frequently that we tell them if we liked what we were eating. The over-all effect was of being spied on by not overly friendly snoops.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Farm to table heaven
    PintshirazVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is my second time dining at Winvian. This is a special occasion restaurant and each time a treat. We started with cocktails outside on the patio overlooking the garden and bucolic scenery. The interior is an elegant country inn. Each of the four courses chosen by my party of four was delicious and beautifully presented. All of the vegetables come from their own garden. The chef started us with stuffed squash blossoms and ended it with homemade sweets. All of the meat, fish and duck are locally sourced. You can't go wrong with the wine list. The service was impeccable. Loved every moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect dining experience
    TimandTorie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Have dined at many restaurants in major cities throughout the world. Winvian ranks among the best in food, service and ambience. Its remote location adds to its charm. My new favorite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful but bland
    DavstevVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very elegant setting on a beautiful country estate. The service was impeccable, the drinks excellent, but the menu was limited to 3 choices for appetizer entrees and dessert. That is fine if the food is amazing but what was delivered was quite bland and quite frankly boring. For the prices I would expect a meal to remember. Honestly I don't even remember what I had. There was a family dining that was apparently well known to the restaurant and known for their boisterous table manners (they told us themselves). With such a quiet evening and multiple rooms it makes no sense they seated us with them. It was not the dining experience I anticipated. I would give it another try but to enjoy the setting not the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful!
    Kate
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The ambiance, service and food were outstanding. Wait staff could not have been kinder or more gracious. The food was a constant surprise - delicious carrot soup with a yummy, petite fried rice ball, duck confit with spring vegetables were thoughtfully prepared and presented. Bread was fresh baked and served with a wee EVOO bowl for each guest meant it did not run all over your plate! And, dessert! The lingering taste of the best chocolate, chocolate cake was unforgettable. Attention to detail was exceptional. Thank you for a lovely afternoon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among best places in NW CT
    smithhill
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We have recently purchased a vacation home in Sharon CT and have been trying the best rated places and so far this is the best, elegant and subtle cuisine, local and organic, attentive and knowledgeable service, unique ambiance of spa/hotel. Our main waiter was very generous and simply added a dish to our meal without charge (I guess we seemed to be enjoying it so much). A memorable meal for special night. (caveat: it is also the most expensive place we have eaten in CT).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 3 reviews are from the Winvian reviews archive.
  • everything was awesome
    reddogger69racing
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My wife and I went for our anniversary and everything went very smooth. The food was out of this world. Very impressed and cant wait to go back. By far one of the best restaurants in New England .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NurseShirley
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    A wonderfully romantic setting, with outstanding service and decadently delicious food. Perfect for a special celebration. They go out of their way to accommodate their guests. They provided a special dessert for my husband's birthday, without my even asking.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World Class Experience
    GardenweaselVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We opted for the 4 course dinner option for a VERYspecial birthday dinner. The fireplace dining room was quiet & romantic; all the tables were set for couples. Service was friendly & attentive. We started with an oyster amuse bouche, followed by warm mushroom salad, pasta courses (mine was gnocchi with pigeon), then we shared a cote de boeuf that was so drop dead delicious I may be dreaming of it for days. I couldn't wait to get home the next day to polish off the rib & leftovers! This was also served with roasted root vegetables & a potato tarte. Besides the apple cake dessert, a specially decorated pistachio cake + candle were quietly presented. Thankfully no birthday song! Worth every single cent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.