Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro

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1368 reviews
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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.

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RT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, especially the fries. The only complaint is that our table was too close to the kitchen, which increased the temperature and the noise level.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with friends to the vineyard and after a wine tasting ate awesome food at the bistro. Everyone enjoyed the meal. From burgers to gourmet chicken to shrimp cocktail to a brunch omelette the food was fantastic!

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, great place. Will be back

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOUR GUESTS- TWO LOCAL, TWO FROM DC AREA. ALL FOUR MEALS WERE RATED “EXCELLENT”!

5
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting for this winery/restaurant. The wine tasting was in a rustic modern room and the restaurant was in another lovely room on the other side with the vineyards in view. The food and wines were inventive and delicious. An amazing experience.

MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and ambiance!!! Loved the farm to table menu!

A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found Chamard only recently, but have been going back at least twice a month. They have excellent food, servers and wine, not in any particular order. I am not going to tell you my favorite spot; you will have to find that on your own. But, there are many nooks and crannies to be found. A reservation is a must on most nights. There is outdoor seating, picnic bench areas, deck seating and four other indoor locations. Get on their email list to get the weekend specials and bands.

t
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal and service is always on point and professional.

BR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night and meal. Our server was the BEST and everything was fresh and delicious. Can’t wait to find another reason to go back!

PS
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 39th wedding anniversary and we had a fabulous lunch.

P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends and family. Great service.

DO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my niece out to celebrate going back to college. She had never been there before and loved the atmosphere and surroundings. She also enjoyed the food.

l
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary dinner was a mixed review.
We were a little disappointed with the duck entree as the duck cooked as requested to medium rare was a little tough.
The swordfish entree was very good as was the octopus carpaccio.
Also, since it was our anniversary and so noted on our reservation, it would have been a nice gesture for the restaurant to recognize our anniversary with a simple Congratulations.

7
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a late afternoon dinner before attending the opera...my dining partner had stuffed flounder, and I had pork belly, and both were quite well prepared. We each opted for a glass of the winery's Cab Sauv with our cheese plate appetizer, and it was superb. Our server, Chris, was excellent, as well. Unreservedly recommended.

FF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent place and atmosphere, wines we tasted were excellent. We will definitely be back.

G
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Veal shank was large but half was way over-cooked; sauce good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We were sat next to a very loud, large group of people but the servers couldn’t help the noise level of the group. They really should have put them in the back and not in the middle of everyone. My date and I had to keep repeating ourselves to hear one another. The food and service was good as usual.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little winery!! Good food/ wine and service!

E
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate on the terrace and watched the sun set while we drank their delicious Rose. We were a party of four and ordered several appetizers as dinner. The Camembert was the winner but all were delish. Great service. Georgeous view. A beautiful evening.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the ambience to the friendly and accommodating staff we enjoyed a leisurely summer afternoon in the bistro enjoying great food and drinks overlooking the vineyard. Highly recommended.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Came here with my husband while vacationing nearby. Wine was wonderful - good variety and all delicious. Food was good but not outstanding. Location is picturesque and staff were quite pleasant. Overall worth going.

LA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Thanks for the wonderful experience!

r
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, service and locale!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always love Chamard for the food and the experience. It’s like driving into the French wine country when you turn into the drive. The food is consistently good and the servers are friendly and professional. The menu is somewhat limited but lots of great options.

P
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress was fantastic. She had a great sense of humor and made our evening even more enjoyable. Our friends from Florida were visiting and they love Chamard and wanted to come again so we take them every year they come up. Chamard's is a wonderful place for great food and excellent service and the wine is awesome.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My friend ordered a Bib salad. Out comes a bowl with a huge pile of lettuce on top. That’s all one could see. Lettuce. She had work her way through this insurmountable amount of green to get to the small chunks of beets at the bottom. We said something to the waitress/hostess and she brought over a plate of beets etc..

My grilled flatbread was very salty. Would not order that again.

Another friend had the grilled cheese and said it was good.

We shared a bottle of Stone Cold. Very good wine.

CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a wine tasting and then dinner while we were on vacation-Garrett was very friendly during our tasting - it was a lovely night out!

DD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and had a wonderful time. Food was so good and the atmosphere and ambience was so nice.

e
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Until I retired, I worked for a company in Napa for many years. I frequented many vineyards over the years for dinner and wine tasting. I never visited a vineyard in Napa that had the ambiance of Chamard. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon at Chamard in Clinton. The Bistro was comfortable and inviting. The food was very good. I felt relaxed and enjoyed myself. Walking the vineyard after and before dinner really created a mood for me and my party. Thanks Chamard. I intend to make frequent visits to this wonderful vineward. Oh did I mention the wines were exceptional. Especially the Cabarnet.

L
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The burger is delicious. How a burger should be - grass fed beef with no antibiotics or hormones!

B
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went with friends and enjoyed the dinner very much. The fish was very good as was the steak that my husband and I shared. More than enough for the two of us plus a bonus bone for our dog. Dessert was good not great. The wine was also quite good . We have been to Charmard many times, brought friends and will definitely go again.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I would recommend Chamard how ever it was so hot in the dining area and there were black flies everywhere. We had a Black fly in our bottle of wine, they replaced it but with a half empty bottle. However the food was delicious.

J
New England
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Expectations were average but the place exceeded them. We had a wine tasting first with Patrick and he was amazing, charming, informative and entertaining. We then had a meal at the bistro and the octopus was great but the burger was truly spectacular. Definitely one of the top ten burgers I’ve had in my life and don’t get me going on the fries. Loved them! We will be back!

D
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This lunch was to celebrate a birthday, and my girlfriend and I had a lovely experience. The service was excellent, and the food outstanding. My friend had their flatbread with fig and tapenade, and I had their grilled cheese. Both were outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a relaxing, delicious lunch.,

MT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing - We had the Sea Bass special and the Gnocci...both were delicious. I had the Clam Chowder for an appetizer that was also delicious! The service was even better than the food - thank you for a great experience. Our server Carianne (sp?) was awesome, she was very attentive and pleasant...Can't wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Located within the vineyards is nice - Reminds us of Napa Valley in Connecticut...Nice setting.

However, believe that making Chamard one of the Top 10 went to their head. Prices are much higher than the last visit a few months ago. Lowest price item on menu was a cheese sandwich at $11...Everything else from Eggs Benedict to other sandwiches start at $15 and go up from there. The entrees were all $28 up. We split a small appetizer plate of prosciutto, salami, with three little gherkins and three small bites of pate at $18. A $28 swordfish entrée had a very small, thin, pedestrian piece of fish, same with the $28 capon neither of which was exceptional. We got out for $100 for lunch with NO WINE or dessert! They do not serve either beer or cocktails. This was a Sunday and they might have a less expensive lunch menu during the week. Not likely to return soon.

M
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had dinner in the tasting room, Superb food, amazing grounds.

a
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous 86th Birthday Celebration for my dad! Everyone had an amazing evening! Thank you,
Allison...

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice venue for my wife’s 50th birthday. Food was wonderful.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely vineyard. Fantastic food. Server was wonderful, at the end left us for a long time waiting for the check. Can’t bring outside food. Not a picnic style vineyard. However- we loved it and will return!!

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