Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro

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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.

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wookie5876
New York Area
7 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.

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Barbara
New York Area
1 review
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.

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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!

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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

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BobandJoanne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Burger night out!

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HankA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

All perfect.

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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.

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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.

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

The best dinner and service

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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.

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PatriciaR
1 review
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.💖

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Chamard! The staff has never disappointed us.. the food and wine is perfection! Our favorite place for good food and wine!

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vipBeckyR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and the best server!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect Winter Sunday afternoon! The 4 of us started with a wine tasting and tasted, in my opinion, the best Connecticut red wine, the Heritage Merlot. Our wine guide was a wealth of knowledge, explaining the grapes, the origin of the flavor notes, and the process of making the particular wine. In the Bistro, the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing (well maybe it was the wine that was relaxing). Each one tried a different dish, one with the burger, one fish, I had the duck. All were delicious. The deserts, along with French press coffees were the perfect ending to lunch. Chamard has become my favorite Connecticut vineyard.

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vipribeyelover
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Charmards on Valentines evening!! As usual we start out in the Tasting Room.
Dana n Hugh were the entertainment this night and they were great! Dana playing the violin and Hugh had a fantastic voice, especially singing the Irish songs that got the crowd clapping and banging the floor and the tables!☘️. Again Patrick and Kayla did an outstanding job with keeping our wine glasses full!
Now on to our meal in The Bistro with our all time favorite server Carianne🌹 As usual the Bistro was packed and as we walked up to Carianne to check on our reservations I could see every table was taken but Carieanne told us she had a special table for us,where, in the kitchen? She took us over to a table that 2 people were sitting in with their backs to us as we walked over, hesitating a bit and thinking on how we get out of this, the couple turned around and it was our very good friends and neighbors just finishing up their after dinner drinks!!! What a nice surprise Carianne set up for us! My wife and I both had salads and the surf n turf which was fabulous!
Another great evening at Charmards for us!!!!
Thank you Carianne, Kayla and Patrick, also to Dana n Hugh for the entertainment!!!

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MaryM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wine tasting was great and we had a very knowledgeable person explaining the different wines to us. He was courteous and we never felt rushed. Lunch was delicious and service was on point. Great day trip!

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Renatom
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first “burger night” at Chamard. Burgers were excellent and well presented. The side salad was tasty and the French fries to die for. Decent amount of food for the money and the included glass of wine made it an excellent value. The server was attentive and friendly, which are rare qualities these days. The restaurant was very clean, the restrooms spotless and there was actual soap in the dispensers. Only thing that could stand improvement would be some type of paved walkway from the dirt parking area to the entrance. Currently there is no walkway and during wet weather the walk from your parked car to the entrance is muddy and uneven, which is no fun if you’re wearing nice leather shoes. Recommend you drop your passenger off at the door before you park. Overall we had a very enjoyable dinner out and highly recommend “burger night” at Chamard

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chrism
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

the food was good as always. Both my wife and I were disappointed in the Cab Franc that they served on Feb 11.

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Andrea
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Impossible burger & great price, $20 which includes a glass if wine, great fries & a salad.

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lisam
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Such a pleasant experience. The food was great and the location is very charming. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat by the fireplace , wine & food never disappoint

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uncreative
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Always a wonderful experience. The staff are so pleasant, friendly, professional and always smiling. Thank you Chamard for a great night. It is tradition to go there for birthday dinners in my extended family

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful except for the forced heat that went on and off. Sometimes way too hot

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place overall in so many ways it very pricey and smaller portions so just be aware. Been a few times and always amazing food and service. The place itself is adorable and cozy.

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vipMarple77
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Premises, atmosphere and food are all perfect.

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Katie
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chamard and chose it routinely for date nights!

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SusanG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was good - as always - but our server was very distracted and slow. They had gluten free rolls and bread, which made it so much nicer for the Celiac in our group!!

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vipLeeny
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding in all regards..as I’ve stated previously a cheap trip to Napa Valley and wine country. My salad..fennel julienne, apple walnuts etc was probably the best salad I have ever eaten..I cleaned my plate and it was a generous serving. My main course was duck..equally impressive and delicious with chestnuts, Orange, apple etc...a gourmet delight. The French fries are outstanding here but this is not your usual meat and potatoes fare. If you appreciate great tasting food with a creative flair..this is the place for you.

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vipribeyelover
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night started fantastic with Kayla in the Tasting Room pouring our favorite glasses of wine and listening to the singer!! Then off to the Bistro for our 7pm reservations with Carieanne on a very busy Friday evening with every table and every high top table occupied! Again our apps and our meals were done to perfection! We want to tell Carieanne what an awesome job she did waiting on every table by herself that evening non stop and kept a smile on her face all night long and it was her birthday!
Thank you again Carieanne, you are awesome !

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Rosie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent. We live in the area and dine there often. The food and the service and ambiance are all excellent. Had the harvest salad and gnocchi today. While the gnocchi was flavorful it was Extremely salty. Extremely...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and wine is excellent. Have been there before and the staff have been excellent. This time they seemed to be short handed but still good service.

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vipPattio
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my birthday lunch. I had the burger which was perfectly done and came with pommes Freitas which were equally wonderful. A side salad accompanied the burger. Plenty of food! My partner had the grilled cheese which she claimed was wonderful. Also came with a tasty side salad. She had the Riesling. Wine which was a bit dry for her taste. I had the cab which was amazing. This is a wonderful place for a special occasion or just out on the road. The service can not be beat. We’ve been here many times and it is consistently great!

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vipkathyb
New England
44 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night, that we SOMETIMES share with friends! Awesome in every respect!

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Mari
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Chamard for my birthday. First time for us to take our kids along! I was so surprised that my 11 year old ordered duck and loved it and my picky 7 year old ate his grilled cheese and fries and loved them! My husband and I have loved Chamard for years. Now it is the new favorite for our whole family! Thank you!

GC
GuilfordCT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Lovely presentation; friendly & competent service. Pleasant atmosphere.

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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 4.7 stars by 1505 OpenTable diners.

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