Nouveau Monde

4.8
261 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Meaning "New World" in French, Nouveau Monde serves new American cuisine in a cozy and stylish atmosphere. Our menu celebrates seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, incorporating inspirations from a variety of global flavors.

Dinner and brunch are reservation only please. Our bar area is currently closed, and with the latest requirements, we cannot serve alcoholic beverages without a meal order. We appreciate your understanding during this time and greatly value your patronage.

We're excited to have our guests come dine with us and look forward to welcoming everyone!

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Come enjoy a relaxing evening to ring in the new year. Special menu and wine pairings will be offered.

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erinS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our new favorite restaurant in town. The food is amazing (try the pork chop) and the ambience is classy and has a romantic feel.

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CTvisitor
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fifth time dining there and as I expected, the food and service were wonderful. Everything I have had has been delicious and the only problem is trying to decide which of the wonderful options to choose. It has become my "go to" restaurant for special occasions and I highly recommend to all my friends.

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vipXrdmen
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the perfect balance of cost vs quality. I hope they don’t get comfortable and assure the style. Very nice and well done. We enjoyed the tuna tartare, duroc pork chop and the salmos dishes. Our server was the most professional we have seen in the area. The overall experience was at the level of a high end NYC steakhouse. Kudos to the staff!

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LawrenceJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! I mean really great! This is one of the very best places in CT - and I go to all the top restaurants. The squash salad and shrimp snd grits apps- sound simple enough right? They were next level amazing! I had the pork chop with cornbread- omg! Heaven! Even the bread -crazy good. We were blown away. The best kept secret -we will be back soon!

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TomA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gourmet restaurant with a tastefully designed and relaxing environment. Great food and wine selection. Highly recommended.

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JohnB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We were seated upstairs and would have preferred the main dining room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding! We ordered the chicken confit and the bolognese. For appetizers we ordered the delicata squash and the Korean skewers. All were excellent and the service was gracious and very professional. This is one of our favorites for a date night. The building is beautiful and very tastefully decorated. I do prefer the downstairs dining room over upstairs.

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vipChuck
New England
49 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and a quiet environment, which was great for conversation and to speak with the wait staff. Will certainly return for another great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m relatively new to the New Fairfield area, 1 1/2 years. This is hands down the best dining experience I have had. It’s a 25 minute drive but we’ll worth the trip.

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vipkeving
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to the chef, our food was delicious, atmosphere was great. After dinner we walked over to their speak easy and had an after dinner drink.

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vipAdriaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Derek, was amazing - as was the food and ambiance. Don’t pass up dessert and French press coffee as the perfect end to an exceptional meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the service was outstanding. Our waiter, Derrick, was attentive without hovering. We had the squash appetizer and it was heavenly. The salmon was cooked perfectly and just the right portion size. I fully intend to eat there again even though I live 45 minutes away

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good! Very cute place ! Service with Derek was wonderful. Only complaint I had was the 2 steaks and one salmon dish came out cool. We did not want to send it back. Overall would go back .

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vipkksc
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered Nouveau Monde by chance on a recent trip to CT and now we go every time we are in the area. Food is outstanding and an extensive wine list has many interesting choices. Highly recommend.

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vipDJPCT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

extremely good service and food
superb!!

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ToniP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant for our anniversary; it was our second visit. This is probably our favorite restaurant in Connecticut. The Food is spectacularly good, the service is pretty much perfect and we love the ambience. Even though we live 35 miles away, we will return again and again.

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rosag
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed our meals but service was slow even though an early dinner and not many tables seated yet.

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EricS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we first arrived, we were hesitant as the entire main floor had been rented out for a (very loud) private party. We had been looking forward to a nice quiet dinner. We were seated upstairs and, once up there, the noise was significantly reduced creating the experience we were wanting.

The service was great and our waiter was very friendly, but not fawning- great balance. It took a while to get out first drink and while my old fashioned wasn’t on par with what I had had here before, it was still good. Our server recommended a great bottle of wine. Throughout the dinner the service was attentive but not over bearing. Courses were delivered timely and plates were removed promptly but not too soon. We never felt rushed.

The food. My wife started with the crab cake. It was very good and she remarked they should make it as a main course. Lots of lump meat with not a lot of filler. I had the burrata with pears. Very nice flavor combination.

For main, my wife had the butternut squash ravioli and I had the NY strip. Both were excellent and would highly recommend. The steak was cooked perfectly at medium. We closed out with the limoncello mascarpone cake. Very nice and refreshing- light and sweet.

This place never disappoints and, despite the large party on the main floor, it didn’t disappoint this time. We will keep coming back.

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vipFrankLI
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service staff (great waiter) Would definitely go again.

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ChristopherP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent "date night" location. Parking, ambience, comfortable, you can maintain a convesation. The food is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here twice The decor is warm and inviting with the wall of books and a fireplace.
I had both the butternut squash ravioli and the Pappardelle, they were amazing homemade pasta dishes.The butternut squash ravioli was served with sausage that added extra flavors. The Pappardelle with the pork sugo was amazing. The burrata crostini’s appetizer was outstanding a great share with three people before our entree.
The wine selection was great although we didn’t opt for the pairing we were pleasantly surprised with the selection.
Looking forward to trying the brunch on a Sunday.

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SusieQ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a memorable anniversary dinner here. Professional waitstaff, lovely setting, phenomenal food. Enjoyed the 3 course prix fixe menu with the wine pairing. Highly recommend!

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AllisonM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at Nouveau Monde. Every dish was delightful. The menu is wonderfully seasonal/updated regularly. We enjoyed the burrata crostini and delicata squash small plates and each had the duroc pork chop. Great wine list to choose from as well. Enjoyed attentive and friendly service from Gabrielle. I love the dining room design and cozy feel, but enjoyed the nice weather on the patio.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nouveau Monde never disappoints. It is an amazing place. Small and intimate, yet suitable for a small group, say 6 to 10.
My most recent visit was for brunch and it was excellent. Chicken and waffles were terrific. Especially liked the crispy fried chicken breast. My wife had the American Breakfast and was very pleased. Maybe a little too much pepper.
Will absolutely be back. They have great outdoor seating. We were on the porch on a cloudy day with some rain showers, but we were completely comfortable behind the roll down curtain.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Great atmosphere, food was delicious and we weren’t rushed.

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AKDM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific place, i would say the best restaurant in the Brookfield-danbury-new town area

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IEatOut
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and drink with an amazing service staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food was outstanding.

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Pierre
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok. The food was ok.
Nice and elegant building. Very well decorated.

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KellyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should be 5 star Michelin rated. Beyond exceptional.

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Ellen
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

This was our third time coming for dinner and I was really looking forward to it. I want to say the food was excellent but something was off last night. In the past there was a very attentive, talkative, Sommelier who added to the experience. That was not the case last night. Our waitress seemed inexperienced and very unsure of herself. When asked what the wines were for the pairing, she did not know. We ordered the Prix Fix menu and she took our appetizer and main course order. They were out of the Lobster Spaghetti and I had been very much looking forward to. They didn't have cucumber at the bar for my husbands drink and didn't have blood orange for my drink. The problem with such a limited menu is that there is not much else to chose from. Ended up with the steak which was very good. I would have loved a glass of wine with my appetizer but our waitress never came back. When we were finished with dinner we asked to order dessert and she seems flustered when we said it was included with the Prix Fix menu. I definitely understand the struggles restaurants are going through right now trying to maintain employees and source ingredients. Because of that, even through we spent hundreds of dollars on this dinner, I would not be writing this review except for what happened next. After our dessert was served, the manager came up to our table and scolded us for not telling our waitress that we wanted the Prix Fix menu up front. He said that is their policy. We did tell her up front, several times. But even if we had not told her why would that have mattered? We ordered carrot cake and a cheese platter which took all of 5 minutes to put on a plate. He made such a big deal about it that it left a very bad taste in our mouths. It makes you wonder if they make the portions smaller for the prix fix menu because he made us feel like we were getting away with something.

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newtowner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

this place is consistent & delicious. It's an elevated eating experience compared to other places in town.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The chef hits the bullseye on seasoning for every course. Everything was cooked perfectly. From the wine to the apps to the entree to the dessert and coffee, perfect!

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Adam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The menu and wine selection is more limited but the food still good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfection from the food to the ambience. I would move in here if I could. Sad I cannot award 6 stars.

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EdanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in the area. Recommending to all. And will be back soon. 123456678901234567890

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dspreis
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really delicious meal here on a quiet Wednesday night. The service was friendly and professional. Warm atmosphere and quiet jazz playing all night. We will return!

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LoriW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting, staff, and food were wonderful! Great prices as well. Will certainly return!

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vipmarke
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous FOOD! Great ambiance! Wonderful Staff! Dylan was our waiter, very helpful with suggestions about choices [without being pushy] it was our first time, but will absolutely not be our last. Great for a date night, or any time you want a warm welcoming atmosphere with impeccable service and outstanding food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine selection! Great cocktails! Menu is small but exceptionally well executed. My wife and I loved our anniversary dinner.

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Nouveau Monde is rated 4.8 stars by 261 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.