About Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro

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.

115 Cow Hill Road
Clinton, CT 06413
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French American, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:


Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 9:00


Sunday: 11:00 - 8:00


Open Most Monday Holidays

Cross Street:
Rte. 81

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 664-0299

Website:
http://www.chamard.com/

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

Catering:
Our Bistro chefs create custom Farm to Fork menus for each event.

Parking Details:
Gravel parking lot.

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.

Executive Chef:
Matthew T. Bouffard

Additional:
Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for a Date (38)
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Worth the Drive (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Romantic (31)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Seasonal (21)
Casual (19)
Authentic (17)
Fun (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Tasting Menu (11)
Healthy (10)
Live Music (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Organic (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Waterfront (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

this was the best lunch i have had by far. We stumbled upon this great find and wanted to stay all day! The place is beautiful and the food was delectable. However, the reason for this review and the recommendation to others was the waiter. We had Cooper, and he was truly one of the best waiters i have ever had! Attentive, knowledgeable and made you feel as if you were his famy member. A tremendous asset to your restaurant!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Seasonal, Waterfront, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I loved the lunch menu and was excited to try this restaurant. The flavors of the food were great but the portions were a bit small for the price. We also felt as though the waiter seemed inexperienced. The wine is delicious (as it should be with the winery being right there). I will definitely go back and recommend to friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

This was our second time visiting Chamard. The food is good - a solid "B". We are not big-portion-people, and totally appreciate fine dining, however we both left feeling a little...well, hungry.
The lamb in cassoulet was delicious but again, a little light on the meat, heavy on the beans. The cod en papillote was a tad dry and not very interesting; the vegetables were nearly non-existent. Having recently relocated from California, we were pleasantly surprised by the wines. Charming vineyard and tasting room.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food especially the steak frites. Could use a good Pinot Noir on the wine list.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We celebrated my father's 80th birthday at Chamard. It was the perfect setting. He's from Italy and grew up on vineyards. Being on this beautiful property put a smile on his face immediately. I live in Brooklyn and booked this based on other OpenTable reviews so I hope this review will make another family celebration a memorable and happy one.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sea bass and gnocchi were excellent. The only issue we had was ordered cod and was given gnocchi. Either case the server corrected bill. Will plan to return and try again.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delightful evening with friends. We arrived at sunset and enjoyed a spectacular sky above the pond. Inside, we were seated at a comfortable table for 6. We started with the sparkling rose, which was lovely. When we ordered 18 oysters, we were told there were only 6 left. A very apologetic waitress brought us a complimentary shrimp cocktail. Our salad and dinner choices were all varied but all wonderful. The menu is varied enough to satisfy all. We enjoyed the Stone Cold White with dinner. Our server was helpful and attentive. This is a special place to relax and enjoy fresh flavorful food with friends.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Beautiful setting with excellent food. Overall wonderful place which I will definitely be going back again :)

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A pretty place both inside and out. Some house wines ( risling) good, service professional, food nicely presented.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had celebrated my Wife's 40th Birthday 4 years ago at Chamard where we had a private wine tasting party in the cellar which was just awesome. Since then, we have gone back to enjoy dinner with our children. Driving the hour from New Canaan is worth the investment of time, as Chamard is a special place for us. We just went again on Saturday to celebrate her 44th and once again, another homerun with the great food and staff!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Second visit to Chamard Vineyard after brunch with few friends in April 2017, I knew my sister would love it on her visit to Connecticut from Florida. We had nice lunch and excellent service and delicious food.

Hope to visit again, recommended to others.

Thank you. A beautiful touch to see a yellow rose on our table to benefit Autisim and also beautiful art decor on walls.

Janet
Meriden, CT

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Chamard is one of our favorite dinning spots, in Connecticut, and this dinner was the 5th annual holiday meal for my friends group. It is a spot that is well worth the long drive, due to their great wine, delicious food, and cozy atmosphere. Make a reservation, get there early and do a wine tasting, and then enjoy a multiple course meal. We are always thrilled with the food we get and the wine we drink. The service is also great and this recent visit proved that even more to us. After being sat 30 minutes after our reservation time (due to the people at the table before us not wanting to leave) the staff made sure to get us comfortable at another table and send over a complimentary cheese plate. Above and beyond! Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We dine here often. The food is superb. The weekly specials are always creative and tasty. The service is top notch. The waitstaff and the kitchen staff are all very friendly and cordial. Makes you feel right at home. Highly recommended.
Thank you Chamard for doing such a fantastic job!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Live Music, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We always enjoy this lovely winery. Food is spectacular and wine is fabulous. Always feels like we are back in Napa Valley.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food although the meat portion was a little small. Waitress was very good and pleasant. Wine was nice

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our bartender/server Paul took very good care of us!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My favorite place to visit and enjoy the food and wine.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

An absolutely beautiful place. This was my first experience at a Vineyard and it did not disappoint. The wine was ethereally delicious, the food was exquisite, the grounds are beautiful, even in November, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the price is really quite moderate, all things considered. Highly recommend and hope to be back, maybe in the summer.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Organic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was wonderful, and Carianne the waitress was awesome.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great Wine! Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great seasonal food in a beautiful vineyard location!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I brought my sister here to celebrate her birthday. The food and service was excellent! It was definitely one of the best meals that I have ever eaten. Well worth the price. I would highly recommend Chamard to family and friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Just a great place to have excellent food and wine with friendly and great service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first date night out since having our daughter. I really wanted to go somewhere that was romantic since it would be the first time for us to connect as adults and not spit up covered zombies. Chamard did not disappoint. It was romantic, we had some awesome wines, and the food was worth every penny. We definitely will be back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

They have a varied menu and the specials always sound really good.
I would definitely go back again... I had the diver scallops with purée cauliflower with baby carrots in buerre Blanc sauce 😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I thought the place was nice and the food was very good. I'm not sure I would go back though. I'm not a big eater, and I thought the portion size of my lamb dish was very small, too small. I wasn't full after I ate it. It probably had 5 or 6 medallions (half dollar size) of lamb and A LOT of beans. While I do like beans the portion ratio I thought was off. I think I can go to other restaurants and spend $36 on a entree and at least be full. I, also, thought the wine was pricey for what it was.
It's just my opinion, I had a wonderful time with my friends, and that's what it was all about. Prepare to spend about $100 pp with everything included.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Never knew this beautiful spot is right in our back yard... can't wait to go back!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We enjoyed lunch. Beautiful surroundings. Fantastic Charcuterie. Enjoyed the malbec and the chardonnay

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My first time eating at Chamard and thought the experience was perfect! I would definitely return!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food delicious except temperature of soup not hot enough

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful meal and wine tasting. It was very relaxing and the grounds were beautiful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Perfect place for a leisurely lunch. Will return when there are more colors in the trees! Our waiter was very accommodating with three ladies talking over a long lunch! I had the Frites and Madame Croque and can't wait to return again for the same selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food and presentation are impeccable. A very special and unique place to dine! I especially appreciate that Chamard offers humanely raised beef from the local Four Mile River Farm. They make it into the best burger I’ve ever had!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My husband and I visited the Chamard vineyards to celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary on Oct 4th, 2017.
We had the wine tasting and had a late lunch.
Our hostess, Kayla, was a gem.
She was kind, attentive and quite knowledgeable. She helped make our day very special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We visit often and each time we are impressed more than the last visit. The meal we had this last visit was so good we talked about it for a couple of days. The wine, Malbec, was excellent and complimented the app we had which was unique. Red beet, avocado and salmon pate. I do not like red beet but decided to try this as the chef is so talented I wanted to see if he could make me like this. Well he did! We finished our meal with a raspberry tort...simply excellent!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

What a find! A beautiful setting, delicious food and wine, and great service. Worthy of a special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Organic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Nice, creative, locally-sourced options that are good for individuals or to be shared. The estate Chardonnay was excellent and the flatbread and cheese platter was the perfect accompaniment to our girls lunch. The cheese puff was okay... the pastry was beautiful but sauce was lacking in flavor. Salted bread was wayyyy to good. Will def be coming back. They also have a private room with a table that we will need to check out. Our server was fantastic!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Even though we arrived a few minutes late due to two accidents we were seated quickly and where we asked. Sat in the "nook" which is very quiet away from the main seating area. Waiter was very helped and friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We visited Chamard Vineyard for the first time ever this past Sunday. Chamard Vineyard was beautiful. The grounds are kept very nice. The staff is super friendly and the food is delicious. The wine was very, very good. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

food was ok. fresh. wine was ok. red wine was better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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