Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro

4.8
1595 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 1595 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Father’s Day venue

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Attentive service and fantastic food.

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vipluci
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be returning to Chamard Vineyards very soon! We throughly enjoyed our dining experience!

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MariaF
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of my favorite places. With wrap around grape vines, views from any table are wonderful! Everything top-notch.

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nbic
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ladies lunch had here. Absolutely beautiful location. Our service was wonderful. Food and wine was delicious. I'm looking forward to a future visit.

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Helv
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything from food to service to wines was terrific!

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STEPHENA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have had a better experience . The place is beautiful and the food was excellent. It was our first time there and we can't wait to go back. The wine and atmosphere were enjoyable. Great time was had by all !

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Mario
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

My partner and I were weekly patrons of Chamard Bistro before the pandemic, but unfortunately, the quality of food has deteriorated materially.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The staff is first class. The food is eh. My steak was over cooked and tough and our wine was served with pieces of cork floating in the glass.

Beautiful place and very friendly staff but probably won’t go back.

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igorO
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great food and outstanding service.

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vipDianeV
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chamard Vinyards! Great food, excellent wine and the ambiance is lovely. It is always a wonderful experience.

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Chickie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall the food was good. We had the assorted fromage as an app to share. 2 of us had the swordfish and it was outstanding. 1 ordered steak frittes which was excellent. The duck entre was a little over cooked. Portion size for swordfish and duck was moderate....we are not big eaters and we cleaned our plates. In hindsight another app or salad would have been a good idea.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was great, have gone many times and will continue to do so when in the area!

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TomM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip to Chamard since the pandemic. As always, the staff was wonderful, excellent service and food.

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Nick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great wines, superior service, picturesque venue.

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DeeDee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, good food, excellent service. Your servers are charming. We will definately be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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JaneWis
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had such a nice romantic dinner in the booth overlooking the vineyard. The asparagus and English pea soup was incredible. The charcuterie board was wonderful (although would have been nice to have a bit of cheese on it) as the meats and mustard and chutney were very good. The bread was amazing. The wine was delicious (petite sirah). I had the duck (which I've had there before) and it was more tough that I was hoping. But the blueberry gastrique was divine along with the baby vegetables. My husband had the swordfish and it was good but a tad salty. The swordfish flavor was really good. Our desserts were soooo good. I had the pot de creme (in a beautiful chocolate shell) and my husband had the strawberry rhubarb crumble. We also split a glass of port wine which went well with the desserts. And the decaf French press coffee was perfect -- especially with the pot de creme. Such a great evening!!!

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ChristineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our ground of three arrived a half an hour earlier than our reservation on Friday afternoon and we were delighted that we were able to get seated. We had not been to Chamard for a long time and we were very pleased with the service and the food as well as the wine

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PriyaP
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely bistro! Food was fantastic and the wine flights were a great deal! And the pricing was good. Only complaint was that it was fairly chilly during the inside dining. A few dinners, including me and my husband, did request the heat to be turned up, but overall a minor issue.

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phyllisp
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chamard is so beautiful & relaxing! The food & wine are delicious! The service is outstanding and the staff is so friendly! The open kitchen and the entire place is so clean! It’s like taking a vacation to another country! Chamard Vineyard is a really wonderful and special place to go!!

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Chrisrey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Appetizer sparce

Mane courses undercooked and unpalatable

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DanielleW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining experience as always. We pass a number of vineyards in our own area to drive 35 min to this one.
Food is always fresh and beautifully plated. Staff is friendly and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure here! The food is awesome and the Cab Franc is my favorite wine especially with the burger!

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Ladybug
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Chamard many times but this was by far the best meal we’ve ever had. We had the swordfish entree and salmon special. Both were incredible and perfectly cooked. The wine was delicious and the service was superb.

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Kaychar
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the service, food and wine selection was stellar. Despite the unexpected drop in temperature, a good time was had by all.

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JoshuaE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star cuisine. Lovely bistro looking over the vineyard. Diverse array of wonderful reds, rosé and whites from this local CT vineyard. Tasting flight was a great way to sample the variety.

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vipAuntiemia
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So charming!! Can’t wait to go again!

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John
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A lovely setting for early evening dinner, good service, food was fair

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TonyaW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter found this this gem on-line when looking for places to eat in Clinton. Beautiful from the time we pulled in the drive. Food was exceptional as well as the wine. I would definitely recommend trying the
Camembert En Croute it was excellent.

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BillZ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, menu options and service. Will visit again!!

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LisaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Chamard is great. We have been going forbyears

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Matthew
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Given the delightful weather, we elected to eat outside rather than at the Bistro. Food was brought out to us, bottles and glasses were individually available. Staff was friendly & helpful when they were needed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delious and the service was impeccable and very pleasant! Would highly recommend!

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FrankT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding server, food was excellent and the wine was very good!

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MichaelB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we decided to return to a restaurant after 14 months in quarantine, we went to Chamard's bistro. The food is consistently excellent, the service friendly and professional, and sitting in the midst of a vineyard is as good as it gets. What most pleased us in our return to Chamard was the improvement in their wines. Their new primitivo is the best I've had outside of Italy; smooth and silky, with full grape flavor and a lovely, lingering finish. The aged cabernet sauvignon is deep, rich, delicious, and memorable. This bistro is so well run and staffed that it is a pleasure to consider that second glass of wine. Make a rez and enjoy being out in public again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall the experience was good, my only issue was we both had ordered the steak and asked to be prepared differently- when the steaks arrived, the server wasn’t able to tell us which steak was prepared which way and made no effort to address.. she just kept saying I am new and how would I know how the steaks were prepared...I wasn’t happy. We had to cut into the meat and then pass our plates around. Not a great experience when asked when ordering how we would like to have our food prepared and then when served, the server is clueless on how the orders were prepared...disappointed

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Cornellian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Chamard ... everything was awesome. Particularly enjoyed our wines.

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Booklover
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the menu still limited given Covid occupancy restrictions, the swordfish was some of most inventive I’ve had in long time while shining the spotlight on the fish. They created a just berries desert on the spot and the flight of wines fun way to explore and compare tastes which are beyond me to remember.

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MelissaF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a large party split between 2 tables and everyone was extremely accommodating and helpful.

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 4.8 stars by 1595 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.

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