Chris Eddy, Executive Chef and founder of Winvian's food philosophy, prides himself as a culinary craftsman creating farm-to-table menus using simple, crisp and seasonal ingredients accented with unusual and fresh findings. Menu changes daily. To compliment our food program we have put together an extensive wine program of 500 labels from 13 countries 37 differnt regions, with the emphasis on USA, France and Italy.
Excuse the comparison but Al Tavola has been our standard re: dining in this area. You are in that strata.
Wonderful experience at Winvian Farm. We arrived early and spent some time in the Lounge area with comfortable seating and a warm ambiance while we sipped on some champagne. The dining room was also warm and inviting with a woodsy aroma from the roaring fireplace. The service was spot on and the food perfectly prepared and presented with fabulous flavors.
Exceeded expectations. This a three course prix fixe with generous portions and amuse bouche - so we were well sated. Preparation of the food was terrific and the setting is lovely, and was quiet the night we were there - an added bonus. A lovely venue for a special occasion in NorthWest Connecticut
We arrived 1.5 hrs early for our dinner reservation on Saturday. The staff, from the voice at the gate to our waiter and hostess, was so warm and welcoming. After playing shuffleboard and having a drink fireside, we were escorted to a large round table with a pretty view. Each dish was fresh with outstanding flavor. All four of us were very impressed and happy with our choices. The chef added some intermezzo and cookies to top all the deliciousness off! Thank you Winvian... we’ll be back.
I can't believe I hadn't heard of this place before! We went here for dinner the day before Valentine's (less crowded). Valet took our car at the entrance. Service was impeccable. The place itself is set in a historic yet well maintained house from the 1700s. We got the 3 course prix fixed menu for $100 and a couple glasses from their extensive wine list. Each course was an amazing experience, interspersed with a complimentary snack from the chef. Highly recommended for special occasions!
We had dinner for a birthday, and the atmosphere was superb, the food delicious, and the service outstanding. Such a special place
Amazing, first-rate dining experience...only trouble was a loud couple near us that kept making out throughout their dinner. (The guy kept getting up, would go to the rest room and come back and stand next to the table and engage in prolonged kissing with his girl friend.) After the 4th time, we changed our table to another room (staff was lovely and accomodating about it) and it saved the evening. Can't say enough great things about the meal...delish.
The food was excellent. The chef and assistant chef did a incredible job the waitress was very pleasant
Outstanding, exceptional, superlative-pick a couple and add two more. Perfect service, food was prepared to amaze, flavor combinations which married harmoniously, ambiance which was warm and welcoming as was the staff from first encounter to last. Overall an easily recommendable special occasion spot you'll be wanting to return to as soon as possible, though just after bonus time would be best.
Always a lovely experience!
A great Christmas Eve dinner at Winvian. A great setting with excellent service (from our main waiter who was fantastic). Always an excellent meal here.
All time favorite place to eat. A very special place.
Had a very nice 26th Anniversary dinner. Everything was over the top. Food tasted great. Portions a little small but did leave feeling satisfied. High end restaurant with a high end price. Not a place you would come to alot due to the expense. Very much worth the experience.
We very much enjoyed ourselves very much. We plan to return in the Spring.
Excellent Food. Great staff!
Words alone cannot describe the culinary journey we experienced. Fresh, thoughtful, meaningful and simply delicious food. Excellent staff, beautiful property and dining rooms...must try.
From the time we stepped in the door until we left the entire experience was absolutely exceptional. Both the food and the service were way beyond our expectations. Shout out to "Geo" who made the dining experience one that we will never forget.
Beautiful facility ….. want to come back during daylight to explore the property.
Beyond superb! From the service, to the food, to the ambiance! A real treat!
I love Winvian for special occasions. The most elegant, yet relaxed place, to enjoy a long meal with friends and family. Outstanding in every way.
amazing experience ...
The summer spring menu is definitely better. That being said, nothing. In western Connecticut compares.
This is an experience! The cost is appreciable, but worth it. Service, food, ambiance all superlative.
The service, presentation, atmosphere, food and wine pairing - all exceeded my expectations!
We wanted to try the only AAA 5-diamond restaurant in CT, and we were not disappointed. Great atmosphere, beautiful building and grounds. We were seated next to a warm fireplace, which we loved on a chilly night. Service and food was fantastic! Great for a date night! They have a 3 or 4 course prix fixe menu, worth every penny!
Winvian is not a restaurant, it is an experience! We arrived to a welcoming smile and cheerful greeting from our hostess, and comfy seats around a fire in which we waited for our table. A few moments later, we were led to our table by our friendly and attentive waiter, complete with champagne, a lovely view and another fire. Chris and his daughter Juliet soon introduced themselves, welcomed us warmly and invited us to a "tasting" that was created just for us! All of the offerings were amazing....warm bread, delicious foraged salad, exquisitely prepared octopus, unique ravioli, melt in your mouth haddock and mouth watering desserts are among our favorites.....but we truly loved every bite! I am a foodie, but this was a cut above anything I have ever experienced, in the US or abroad. Paolo was equally charming and welcoming. You can be sure that this is where special occasions will occur in our family from now on! Thank you, Kim Gallo
Perfect place with delicious food!
Outstanding atmosphere for date. Beautiful grounds, great service, and great food.
Tremendous service!!!! And the setting is wonderful.
While staying at Winvian Farms, we had an excellent dinner in one of the very pretty dining rooms. Beautifully presented and served..unusual and distinctive fare. The service was exquisite.. very formal and restrained. ...so perfect one tended to whisper. I prefer a little more liveliness..tad too reserved. But a lovely delicious meal. The rabbit ravioli was great.. and cheese plate a real treat.
I do think for the price a more generous wine pore or an offer of port with cheese might have been nice.
All and all, a nearly perfect evening.
If there was a statement that was even better than "World-Class", then that is what we would rate Winvian Farm. There is absolutely nothing that we would recommend be changed or done differently. What makes the experience of dining out to be a wonderful event is truly captured in everything about Winvian Farm. From the smile and cheerful attitude of the person that greeted us and opened the door, to the fine cookie treats that were presented at the end of the meal. All aspects were perfect and we were made to feel special throughout the complete dinner. Regarding the quality of the food and presentation, we highly recommend that you enjoy it in person with your own eyes and taste-buds rather that reading about it. By doing yourself this favor, you will also be able to take in the ambiance and witness a staff that honestly cares about making your time there the best that it can be.
A perfect dining experience
Winvian needs significant upgrading. Cottages need renovation and technology upgrading.
Dinner at Winvian Farm rates right up there with some of the best dinners we’ve had in England, France, and Spain. In fact it reminded us of being back in Europe. It was a real pleasure to experience the sophistication of such a talented chef. We will be going back for sure.
Great, innovative food in a wonderful setting. Our service was world-class and every course was worthy of sharing with everyone else at the table. We had one guest in a wheelchair and it was particularly nice that there was an attendant waiting at the entrance; who parked the car and came back to get our friend into an elevator.
Never forget that Winvian is one of the great romantic getaway/overnight dining spots as the rooms are wonderful and the location (and the spa) are tough to beat
If you are willing to spend the money, it just does not get any better than this, even in NY or Paris.
Regardless of what you order, each dish is fabulous and beautifully presented. The service is attentive without being in your face. The place is beautiful and homey. This used to be a once in a year special occasion place for us but we find ourselves here a bit more frequently.
Anniversary... everything was excellent.food service..lodging
Perfection!! Seed to table is exactly what you taste!!
Extraordinary experience, in all facets of the dining experience
Refreshing different menu and executed superbly. Professional service, yet warm.
The rabbit ravioli was unbelievable It was a wonderful experience.
The food and service was world class. As someone who’s been to some of the best restaurants in New York and Europe this dinning experience ranks near the top.
Winvian has become our go-to for special occasions. Everything about it is always perfect. The one thing that took us by surprise on this visit was to encounter children (shudder) a couple tables away. We asked and were informed they allow children in the summer (note to self: never return in the summer). We simply asked to be moved to a different room and were immediately accommodated, so problem solved. But beware if you are celebrating a special event and you are not interested in the annoyance of little kids, during the summer you'd probably want to look for a different venue.