Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro

4.6
1165 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Established in 1983, Chamard Vineyards, is one of the Connecticut Wine Trails founding fathers. Tucked between the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River, Chamard enjoys a unique marine micro-climate ideal for growing European Vinifera vines such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. To produce “French Inspired Wines from the Connecticut Shoreline” has been Chamards mission from the start. As a farm, Chamard honors agriculture by partnering with fellow growers and producers to pair food with wine in celebration of Connecticut’s local gastronomy.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French American, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(860) 664-0299
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matthew T. Bouffard
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Catering
Our Bistro chefs create custom Farm to Fork menus for each event.
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Cross street
Rte. 81
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Parking details
Gravel parking lot.
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Public transit
We are 1 mile from the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet Mall
Exit 63 on I95. 10 minute cab ride from the Madison Connecticut Shoreline East Station.
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Entertainment
Enjoy Our Singer Songwriter Series featuring talent from the tri state area and touring artists.

Summer Schedule of Music in the Tasting Room

Friday 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Summer Schedule of Music in the Barn

Saturday 4 - 7 pm
Sunday 4 - 7 pm
Additional
Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1165 People Are Saying
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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated by the fireplace on a cold snowy day so that was perfect! Had a great lunch. Food and service excellent

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KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to treat ourselves to a night out at Chamard. The new wines that they have been producing are easily some of the best in the state. The food never disappoints. It will be delicious no matter what menu item you choose. The ambiance with their newly updated fireplaces and seating is beautiful and cozy. The service is always friendly and prompt without making you feel rushed. Our favorite place by far.

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J
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, lunch is excellent and the atmosphere is lovely overlooking the vineyards. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon . Thank you !

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BD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch and a wine tasting. The menu had a variety of food choices and it was delicious. Very nice wine tasting area too. Excellent atmosphere for Christmas lunch or dinner!

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DO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Burger Night. A perfectly cooked burger, delicious fries, salad and a glass of wine all for under $20. Sat in the Tasting Room by the fire. Nice and cozy. Burger specials different every week. Excellent value. My favorite place in Clinton.

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I'm so fortunate to live a mile away.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and fantastic service. One of my favorite places to bring friends and visitors

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall enjoyable setting and atmosphere and very comfortable inside with the fireplaces. Food was good and interesting. Wine prices seemed on the high side for the quality of wine they have. Would go back again.

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KP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, ambiance and wines. A special thank you to Cooper who assisted me for a good friend’s 80th birthday celebration.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the opportunity to take a date there this past Saturday evening, and it met, or exceeded all of my hopes about the experience. I will be back to Chamard as soon as is possible.

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V
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time visiting Chamard. First time was for a birthday party and it was A+ everything. This time with a couple of friends. Again, A+ to everything. Thank you to the staff. Will be back soon.

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M
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, beautiful setting, ambience perfect and service very attentive. Vineyard and bistro made a nice weekend away.

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T
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great meal at this bistro, even though I don’t drink wine.

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d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant 3 times and it is always a wonderful dining experience. The view of the vineyard is beautiful. I love that the place looks very upscale but is also quite affordable. The service is always excellent.

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i
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable Sunday brunch. Chamard had a large crowd of private parties however service was good and reasonably prompt. The Coq a vin was excellent, also have some standard brunch items on the menu like eggs Benedict. The view of the vineyards is reminiscent of any place in Napa Valley.. Great dining experience!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem. The environment is immaculate and the staff is the most pleasant, welcoming, personable and charming group I have ever come across in a public restaurant. Chamard did not disappoint and the artwork makes for great conversation. The Sondra Vlock art on the premises is inspirational. Loved this experience.

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r
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner with friends at Charmards ! Three out of four us had the ribeye!!! All cooked differently and to perfection !! From the oysters to the desserts and of course the bottles of wine and sitting at the hightop tables in the nook was outstanding!!! Not to mention our favorite waitress, Carianne, it just would not be the same if we did not sit in her section! Thank you again Carianne for a great evening at Charmard!!

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter took me to lunch for my birthday. Food was fabulous! Did a wine tasting after lunch. Wines were very good, and the gentleman who did the tasting for us was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the experience special. Had a wonderful time!

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LD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed a delightful and delectable lunch at the Bistro. The butternut squash soup was outstanding!

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OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience
Mike A was very busy but was very attentive to our needs
Will be back. Loved it all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plan was for just lunch at the Bistro at 12:30... ended up spending the entire afternoon! After a relaxing and absolutely delicious lunch, we walked the beautiful grounds and vineyard, then soaked in the warm sun and the beautiful view with another glass of wine on the elevated deck just off the tasting room. We'll be back soon!

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CG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

This place was fantastic for a date night, pretty pricy though. Definitely worth every penny!

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L
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently gourmet quality..creative, flavorful..just outstanding in every way!

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! If you are dinning fri- sun at prime times, make a reservation well in advance. Charming atmosphere and good wine.

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SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience! I highly recommend making reservations. We got there a little bit early and did a wine tasting before our reservation. This allowed us to try some wine before we selected a bottle for lunch! The food was amazing - and the selection had something for everyone. I am a picky eater and I enjoyed it! The grounds are incredible.

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AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time! Great food, fabulous ambiance. Very pleased

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BT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place we come alot the wait staff is awesome greeted by name and great service

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Has a great vibe, wonderful staff, exceptional wine (Golden Chardonnay Port say whaaaaat??), and a seasonal menu to die for. The local art is fun and creative. When I make it up to Connecticut again I will be sure to return. The sunset was as good as one found in the southwest. Thank you for the memorable experience!

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RW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch was delicious and our server, Cooper, was excellent. He helped us choose our meals and wine selection. Ambiance was cozy and the view was gorgeous of the vineyards. Will recommend to all my friends!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent visitors to both the bistro and tasting hall. Our meals are always phenomonal, the chef is amazingly adept at preparing everything offered, whether it's a burger or a filet. The plating is stunning, the wines have varied but are overall delicious. A quick note- we have had Cooper as our server for the majority of our visits. His knowledge of the menus and wine recommendations have never disappointed, and he is an exceptional server

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A beautiful casually elegant environment with delicious food and wine. For the quality, great price.

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CS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for lunch to celebrate a friend’s 60th birthday !
A wonderful meal, nice atmosphere ,ambiance and good wine . We also had a very attentive waiter even though it was a busy Saturday afternoon ..
It was a very nice celebration lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a very pleasant and delicious meal at Chamard Bistro. I thought the portions were a little small for the price, but other than that it was fantastic. The food and atmosphere were great! I would highly recommend this bistro.

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p
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick had just punched out, but when my husband and I asked to do a wine tasting, he stayed to help out Michael who was slamming busy. Patrick made the experience! He was knowledgeable, kind, and personable. He didn’t rush us and made sure our reservations were good as we waited for friends that got delayed. Everyone there was almost as warm and welcoming as Patrick. There was a wine that appealed to each of us! Some like sweet, some like dry. Some like white, some like red. The wines are a bit pricey, but love the half price during 4-6 happy hour! We went after seeing picture of the burgers served on Tuesday burger night. These were the best burgers ever! And we’ve all had lots of burgers! The atmosphere is lovely; upscale, cozy and inviting. Absolutely recommend a visit to this lovely place!

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RL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not the typical winery I am used to going to. Very crowded with no guidance as to where to go when we walked in. Couldn't find any room in the tasting room at the bar and the folks at tables seemed to be eating - again no one approached us even after walking in and out of the tasting room several times. No retail to purchase any items ie: shirts glasses - assuming you could probably purchase bottles of wine in the tasting room. Not impressed at all although the food at the Bistro was good and the bottle of wine we shared was delicious.

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KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great wine, great food, great vibe.
Very relaxing.

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BT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place food is awesome wine is great the help is awesome the waitresses and waiters recognize you and are very helpful. Always bring out of towers for wine and food

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great place. Loved it. Food was great and the ambiance was so warm and comfortable.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was Cooper, he was fabulous. He made it worthwhile fantastic attitude. Highly recommend him. Will definitely come back again and ask for him.

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HT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chamard Vineyards is a diamond in the rough in the state of Connecticut. From the moment you enter the grounds (picturesque driveway entrance through vineyards) , you're immediately taken into a quaint area where the central focal point is a pond with a lovely fountain. If you're there for wine tasting, there is a separate (sometimes enclosed, sometimes open, depending on whether or not there is a private event) building in which tastings can occur. If you're there for lunch or dinner, be prepared to dazzle your tastebuds because the culinary delights served at this establishment prepared by Matthew Bouffard are nothing short of amazing. We definitely recommend Chamard Vineyards and Bistro to anyone looking for a lovely place to eat / drink.

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