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

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4.8

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4.8

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4.3

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (16)
Seasonal (15)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
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Sunday Lunch (12)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely spot, excellent food, and our service was first-rate.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Chamard Vineyards is amazing and never disappoints!! Our favorite spot!! Food is amazing, service is wonderful and the ambiance is perfect!! Add a great glass of wine and this place can't be beat!!

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Beautiful location. The waitress was so sweet and accommodating. Great food and wine. Only downfall is the portion sizes are on the smaller side (as to be expected with bistro dining).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing place been living in connecticut for 35 years wish I had found this place sooner. One Side is a wine tasting area and the other a beautiful dining area overlooking the Vineyard. food was excellent and so was the wine. The waitstaff was also excellent and attentive will definitely be back soon.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always love coming!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I really enjoyed the food and surroundings...the wine we had was excellent and the food was terrific.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good wine and meal. Fun date night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been to chamards many times and every time feels like a new visit...the charm of the dinning area...the staff..and of course our meals have all been wonderful ...always looking forward to visiting again...thank you for such a nice change in the restaurant business....

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Friendly staff, great atmosphere and amazing food and wine.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent as well as wine

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We always enjoy visiting during the spring, summer and fall for brunch.
This was the first time we had dinner and it was fabulous!
The seared tuna special was amazing!
We very much enjoyed the live music in the tasting room after dinner. Staff is always so friendly and welcoming.
Thank you for a much needed date night!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We come here often and the food and service are always great. This night it was about zero degrees outside and the room was a little chilly, other than that it was a great meal.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite place to go for an excellent meal. Friendly staff and excellent chef.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great every time!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went for a Christmas friends gathering. The food, service and ambience were exceptional. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 2, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service was excellent!! Waiter was friendly, professional, enjoyable and efficient. Had a very good meal and enjoyed the setting.
Was a bit pricey though, but we may try again on another very special occasion.
Might suggest offering complimentary wine tastings with dinner. Could go a long way in helping to chose a bottle with the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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 18, 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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 (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 11, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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 4, 2017

Great Wine! Live music Friday & Saturday evenings.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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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