Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro

4.9
1521 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1521 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
GK
GeorgeK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food1service3ambience4

Ordered a chicken sandwich in the restaurant and it was ridiculously small. Certainly not worth the $15 I was changed for it. Wine was good but also expensive.

CS
vipCarolS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here. Everything was fabulous. The wines were simply superb.

ER
EverettR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dining out since COVID started. We had been to Chamard once a few years earlier. The vineyard is off a back road, and the main building is in the middle of the property so it's very quiet, elevated a bit so you have a great view over the vines to the tree line in the distance. We arrived around 7, so we ate while the sun settled in the West. We were even lucky to get the table next to the fireplace.
The food and wine were delicious. We started with butter lettuce, blue cheese and walnut salads. My wife had the swordfish--very tender and moist--and I had the steak frites, a generous portion I shouldn't have finished but did, crusted on the outside and nicely rare in the center. For wine, the Riesling and the Cabernet went well with our entrees.
Service was prompt but not hurried, and as we left, as usual, my wife went over to the open kitchen window and chatted with the chef.
Great place for a date night or a dinner with friends.

KC
KimC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always loved going to Chamard Vineyards. The food is always excellent and the staff is very friendly especially our waitress very friendly and informative. The wine is excellent that's one of the main reasons we go to Chamard Our overall experience was excellent I'll be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!

j
vipjoytotheworld
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed coming here!! Such a fantastic restaurant. And the staff is wonderful!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a birthday celebration. The food and wine was so good and the service and ambiance impeccable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice lunch with good wine!

DW
DanielleW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Chamard many times and always have a wonderful time.
So happy the bistro is back open!
Kayla is our server that we always request. She is knowledgeable about the menu and wines, attentive to our needs and genuinely wants us to have the best experience possible.

CD
CDL76
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dining experience was excellent to include service, presentation, preparation, and taste

m
millsylmm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Marvelous as usual!

RB
RonB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice selection of wine from their vineyard with excellent service to match.

t
viptlp1022
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad to see Chamard open their inside dining. We were unable to take part in the to-go and outside option because we live a little too far away for that.
Food was great as usual and wine was delicious.
Looking forward to visiting again.

RP
RimasP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chamard Vineyards are back in business; do not miss out on a wonderful dining experience, be it for lunch or dinner. Menu is fresh, diverse, and tasty..., coupled with energetic and warm service, it made our CT spring weekend day memorable

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, views abs service!

R
vipRaffles
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bistro. Understand it was just opened. Variety of food available from soup to salad to burgers to excellent entrees. Have already recommended Bistro to my two Foodie sons, and to a friend who is a retired chef.

Small but interesting selection of house wines.

KM
KathiaM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, wine was amazing and our server Kayla went above and beyond ♥️

KM
KateM
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Best burger on the shoreline - preparation and special sauce make the difference. We arrived 15 minutes early for a 6:45 pm reservation, and were told the table would not be ready until at least 7 pm. So we waited in the wine tasting area and were treated to a glass of wine while we waited. Very thoughtful. The service and food were both great; cannot wait to go back.

MW
MarilynW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is second to none! And the food never disappoints. Even with a pared down menu because of just return, there was something for everyone and the food was delish.

CD
CDL76
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chamard Bistro is fabulous!
Creative, Interesting, Includes Local Flavors, and Bistro Specials.
Always a Treat!

SH
SusanH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was awesome, love the pomme frites, wait staff was a little frazzled but this was one of the first nights open and to be expected.

NO
NicoleO
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was superb! We got some sweet red and sweet white, both were phenomenal! The sandwiches were all delicious! The pommes frites were excellent! We didn't feel like we were rushed at all, but the waitress still checked in to make sure we were still doing good, which was awesome!

S
Scott
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kayla was our server. She was super attentive and a wonderful server. Rest of staff was friendly and attentive. Food was great! My wife and I will definitely go back again!

g
geobo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great ambience! Would definitely come back again.

w
wookie5876
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to eating at the Farm Winery Bistro at Chamard Vineyards. The menu has something for everyone. The food is fresh and the servers are very thoughtful.

B
Barbara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, so glad we went!
The food and wine were delicious; our server was well informed, friendly and efficient.

RD
RoseD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When my husband and I need a guaranteed relaxing evening, with great ambiance and a great meal, we head to Chamard. In addition we have nice music and really friendly staff. Absolutely love the Merlot, and Chardonnay Reserve! Highly recommended!

IL
IanL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food at a gorgeous vineyard. Kathy (or maybe Cathy ?) was friendly and helpful, and very attentive (but not overly).

Food was excellent, as was the wines.. would definitely be going back again

BJ
BobandJoanne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Burger night out!

HA
HankA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoy going there every six weeks or so.Clean,menu good,service excellent,food good

LH
LHW1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit, and my friends and I were very impressed with the decor/vibe, cleanliness, wine, and food selections. A new favorite since moving here.

J
Julie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived earlier than our reservation so that we could enjoy a glass of wine in the tasting room. Though quite crowded, the staff was attentive and friendly, and the music (a duo was playing) made the wait quite enjoyable. When it was time to be seated, we found the restaurant pleasant and comfortable. The servers were delightful and the food excellent.

KM
KevinM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per our usual experience at Charmard, everything was excellent. Our service particularly with Carianne and the crew is always great. Wine is excellent. It’s selections and quality as good as anything you’d try in California. The food is always well prepared and tasty. I hope they can change up the menu a bit. That’s a minor issue but I feel like they have the culinary talent and staff to kick it up a notch. Always a fun great experience at Chamard. Only downside is I wish I lived closer so I could go there more often.

BD
BobD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favorite restaurant! Carrieanne is an exceptional waitress who is very welcoming and makes our dining experience very pleasant. The food is always wonderful and the atmosphere is delightful!

DR
DavidR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All perfect.

J
vipJoannie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My husband and I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed it. This latest visit was just fabulous. We both had eggs from the brunch menu. Brianna had his fav Eggs Benedict which he LOVED and I had an omelet. I love to cook but the one dish I really struggle with is a good French style omelet. Well this one didn’t disappoint at all. Now that we’re at the start of Spring we’re be back soon as we love the winery when the vines are green with leaves.

DD
DianeD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the coffee. It was cloudy, had grounds in it and tasted so-so. I understand it’s a vineyard, but coffee is important too.

JD
JohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner and service

A
Andrea
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our time at Chamard! The wait staff was excellent; the food, as always, was terrific and even though it was a Saturday night and very busy, the noise level was low. Enjoy Tuesday Burger Night, fantastic. Wednesday, Seniors get 15% off or the wine is discounted, not both.

PR
PatriciaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and experience, our first time there, at Chamard. The sauce in which a perfectly cooked piece of cod was presented was outstanding— wish I could cook like that! Excellent estate Chardonnay accompanied. Just wish we lived closer and could dine there more often, especially in season when the surrounding vineyards would be even lovelier than in February. A real gem here.💖

FAQs

Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 664-0299.

Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 1521 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro