Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro

4.6
1028 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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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


Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 9:00


Sunday: 11:00 - 8:00


Open Most Monday Holidays 11:00 - 5:00
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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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Neighborhood
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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

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Additional
Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1028 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Visited Chamard Vineyards with my mother for a special treat since I was in town. It was about a 30-40 minute drive from her home. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the perfect weather and the lovely sound of the water and sumptuous view of the vineyard. The meal was yummy; we had starters and an entree. My mother did not care for the wine on the tasting menu and our server offered a taste more to her liking. The best part of our experience was our server. She had the right amount of friendliness and attention. We were relaxed and cared for. I am pleased with the award winner bottle that I brought home. The enjoyment here makes me want to experience more of the CT Wine Trail.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Picture perfect setting for any occasion. Love the options of indoor or outdoor seating for lunch or dinner A hidden gem tucked off of a tree line country road. Easy drive from I-95, worth a drive from anywhere.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Good food -- nice atmosphere --- for a winery you can get dinner and a flight of wine in the tasting room but you CAN"T get a flight of wine and dinner in the dinning room -- even on a quiet night our server said this "wasn't permitted"... Strange -- if you want to try a selection of the local winners (who wouldn't at a vineyard) then don't sit in the dinning room ...Food is good but a little bit pricy by local standards

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Nice lunch

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food (artichokes, fries, spring pea vichyssoise, steak frites, croques madame and cod) and service were very good and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as usual.
I must say the acoustics are real lively in the dining room and we've found that there is always a very loud group in the dining room which have a tendency to make it a tad less pleasant though not unbearable.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Lovely setting, good food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food!
Great service!
Great ambience!
Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful dining. We were seated earlier than our 5:45 reservation which was very accommodating to us.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Incredible meal with incredible service. Definitely going back

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Exquisite location and ambiance.
Fabulous food.
Just a wonderful dining place.
Modestly priced for a farm-to-table restaurant.
Will definitely put it on our family's recommended list.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food was good however service was very slow even though the restaurant was not busy.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Lovely dining experience and excellent service

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

There were four of us on a kind of party occasion: we ordered up a storm, ate all of it, and all of it was delicious! I recommend especially--the starter cheese plate, with many varieties of cheese, all of them good, and honey, fig and almonds; the French fries with aioli (just have these with whatever you order!), the cod on a lovely tasty sauce with assorted beans, delicious. The food is great, the service excellent and it's a pretty place in a blossoming vineyard: go there!

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went with friends for holiday weekend something to do. Did a wine tasting which was fun before lunch. Server was friendly and gave a nice little review of each wine taste. Finished early and was able to get seated before our reservation for lunch so happy about that. My burger was very good but a bit small on a large bun. The others had the sandwich with Canadian bacon, cheese and egg on top (don’t know what it’s called) that they said was good (not great). Dessert was also good but not great. We shared a raspberry almond cake and rice pudding. Only one of us had a glass of wine with our meal. Our server was extraordinaryly friendly but a somewhat slow. He seemed to forget about us and we had to get his attention twice. Considering everything, this lunch was a bit pricey. The only thing that made it worth the trip was a visit to the vineyard and the wine tasting and the fact that it was a different sort of day. It’s a lovely place but would probably not go back again.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Apps and entree were really great. Employees were very pleasant. Bottle of Riesling was delish. Only dessert was a fail - boring, "cookie cutter", and not satisfying! (had the $8 lemon tart)

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great wine and food. Nice to walk the grounds and see 5he vineyard.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We went to the vineyard on a picture perfect day to sit and relax on the deck and enjoy various wines and food served by an excellent server named John. It was fun tasting various wines taking home two bottles. The food was excellent. I never had a Croque Madam before after dining on a Mediterranean appetizer platter, my husband the meat and cheese platter followed by a grilled cheese made with awesome cheeses. Looking forward to our next visit for dinner. Please send our thanks to John who was attentive and a pleasure to talk with about the various wines.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Staff is wonderful, food is fantastic

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Couldn't have been better.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

My husband, David, and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch this past Sunday! The entire experience was lovely. The food was fantastic and the wine was better! Even brought a bottle home!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Beautiful venue. Food was delicious and staff was very accommodating. Planning to make this a regular spot for our yearly CT girlfriends reunion weekends!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day early dinner. The place never fails to satisfy. The wine is excellent. The food outstanding and the staff very friendly and professional. My favorite spot for a special occasion, Sunday brunch or evening treat. Go to Chamard. It’s great.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was awesome (the duck)!! Only complaint was it’s like loud and it was at times hard to hear my clients.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Chamard has a charming atmosphere with consistently delicious food and outstanding service. It is easily one of our favorite restaurants in the area

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We were a table of 6 and we were disappointed in the main meals. The steak was not worth the price and was very small. The appetizers were good and dessert was ok also.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Was married there last year and just returned to celebrate a special birthday. Enjoyed every minute. Food, service and wine were all incredible. thank you

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Chamard Vineyards Bistro is always fabulous! Saturday evening is a bit crowded and noisy, although it's okay once you get out of the bar. The good is always top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was very good. Will definitely come back again.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Stopped for lunch on our way to Norwalk. Excellent choice. First time. Won’t be our last. Baked Camembert was delicious. The gnocchi dish was perfect! Wine was pricey but delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised how extra special it was from ambience to food and wine. Definitely will return especially when wanting a quiet date night.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Lovely setting including a pond with fountain.Restaurant was nicely appointed.
Walls were decorated with original artwork, Many windows provided vineyard views.Food exceeded our expectations. Outstanding presentation, {we snapped pics} It tasted as wonderful as it looked. Our waiter Cooper was delightful and had an extensive knowledge of the wines,

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Enjoyed the ambience. The food was excellent! Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Always a great place for wonderful meal and service. Have not found a better place to enjoy and really nice meal and excellent glass of wine. The ambiance is always inviting and relaxing.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great food, superb service and a warm atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My daughter decided to visit the winery and were so impressed . Cooper our waiter was knowledgeable about the wine selection. They have great 2 ounce option so you can make sure you are liking the wine before a whole glass we decided to do appetizers which were wonderful! I would highly recommend Chamard !

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food and good wines. Service great, but hostess seated us alone on a slow night, nearer the bar with some conversation would have been nice. Food and wine made up for it. Not cheap but lower priced options available

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent wine, meal, service and waitstaff. Our first time here and a new favorite.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A very cosy and relaxed atmosphere. I nice combination of lunch and dinner items, and fine selection of estate (Chamard), and other whites and reds.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

For the second year in a row my family met here for Easter brunch. the setting is beautiful, the service wonderful and the food delicious! This is a new tradition we will be carrying forward - as well as adding other visits!

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