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.
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.
It place is beautiful.
Service very attentive.
I would not recommend lunch at Winvian...no real menu...nothing chef prepared.
Our service was very perfunctory -- no feeling of being at a Relais Chateaux property.
Dinner is probably a completely different experience so this review does not address dinner, but lunch was a miss.
Everything was exquisite Waitstaff outstanding. We started planning a revisit before dessert and coffee.
We had a lovely dinner on our Anniversary at Winvian - on the way out, my wife told our server that we were going to make this an annual occurence.
As always, the food was awesome, the menu is limited but the choices are phenomenal - something for everyone.
Truly an extraordinary place to spend a special occasion.
Always fantastic! Thanks for another great evening Winvian!
While LItchfield County has welcomed some new restaurants, Winvian is the only place around where, if you do not mind paying for it, you receive a first class European style dining experience. The menu is a bit limited because they produce much of what they use but there is always a satisfying choice. The atmosphere is quiet and welcoming, the food beautifully presented and delicious and the service attentive without hovering. The attention to detail is apparent in everything they do.
As always m, great dining experience. Food and staff are top notch.
Every detail was thought of and we were made to feel right at home as we were given exceptional service and outstanding food. A truly elegant experience!
We took our friends to dinner for their 45th anniversary. The pace is lovely the service was wonderful from drinks at the bar all throughout dinner. Food was mediocre at best, and beyond overpriced.
absolutely fabulous from the welcome at the front door to the drive away. We were celebrating our anniversary and was not disappointed. What a lovely day to spend at this spectacular Inn. Thank you.
Winvian is one of a kind. You feel like you've come home to old-world luxury even if you're only there for a meal.
The food and service was excellent. My low marks us because my wife and I were in a small room with 2 families with small children which basically made the 5 star seem like we were at pub99
From the moment we were greeted in the parlor room we new that we were going to be treated to an unforgettable meal.
We were immediately offered drinks, from the fully stocked top shelf bar, then left to enjoy the picturesque views from the comfort of the enclosed porch area.
When we were ready we were taken upstairs to the dining room( I believe there are 5 different dining rooms each with a tasteful interior and ambiance).
We went over the chefs choices on the daily prepared menu, then browsed the extensive wine list( we enjoyed the caymus select).
Each course was a combination of freshness,and explosive tastes, with subtle surprises such as the chef's soup shooter, and palate cleansing sorbet.
The wait staff was very attentive, and personal. It is apparent that guest satisfaction is a top priority at winvian, as each person knew when attention was required or needed, and when to just let us enjoy our meal and company.
Overall this was a fantastic dining experience, with food that was unmatched in both quality and creativity.
An absolute must if you want to be treated with elegance and respect while treating your taste buds to an outstanding few hours
We had a lovely, peaceful and delicious lunch! Winvian is a very special place a true jewel in CT!
Wonderful facility and culinary adventure, every single aspect of the meal was adventuresome and tasteful, highly advise to partake at some point in the future.
This is one of the most amazing meals we have ever had. My boyfriend is an executive chef and I surprised him with these reservations for his birthday. He LOVED it!! It is not easy to surprise/impress another chef with a restaurant choice but this was a complete success!! We can't wait to go back.
Tucked away in the middle of nowhere in a beautiful setting you find a sign and closed gates and entrance is only granted once your reservation is verified. I can't say enough about this place. We had pre-dinner drinks and played American shuffleboard and then had a fantastic 4-course dinner which I would rank in the top 10 of all time for me. Need to go back in the summer when it must be even more beautiful.
Everything about Winvian is just perfect
From the minute we exited the car to the minute exited the property we were treated with unmatched service. Amazing anniversary dining experience!
Setting lovely . Warm bread cold in the middle . Oil cellar dirty when we first arrived. Very nice wine list . Great Bloody Mary.
Waiting for twenty minutes to have the various ways in which the complicated prix-fixe menu can be combined and ordered was a bit much. Considering the staff obviously outnumbered the clients on a recent Sat evening, it was surprising how little finesse the service here held. The food was superb. But my teeth never got off edge from the cold shoulder welcome.
Lovely restaurant with outstanding food. The fireplaces in each room were gorgeous
Amazing there is nothing more to say
exceptional. great food and service, excellent wines, an unusual setting.
Food was amazing and the service was very attentive. Very romantic great for a special event.
Can’t wait to return!
All courses were excellent. The understated country house atmosphere is charming. The wine list is a bit pricey, and the service to start the meal was slow, but the experience is good, and certainly the best in our part of Litchfield County.
I took my wife there for Valentine's Day. To say it was exceptional would be a gross understatement. The food was on a completely different plane from 98% of the rsstaurants we have been to and we go to alot of high end restaurants. I just have nothing negative to say and wish I could give winvian more stars. Bravo.
The entire experience was wonderful. staff, food and décor all memorable and excellent. We plan to come back frequently.
This was one of the more wonderful meals we have had in a long time, and in a lovely venue. The service was warm and attentive. The food was perfectly seasoned and flavorful. The surprise little cup of cauliflower soup might have been the best bite. The salad was fresh and fragrant. The pasta course outstanding. While the steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly, one of ours was a little tough—it might not have been rested long enough. The desserts—in particular the almond pear cake—was top notch. We drove 45 minutes for this, and it was worth it. We will be back.
It was our first time at this restaurant. We have been to some exceptional restaurants in Europe and North America and I would place this restaurant towards the top, with regards to quality vs cost. All courses were excellent, intense flavours, high quality ingredients, well presented and excellent service. Loved the Hand Rolled Farfalle Pasta (pheasant, truffle, macedoine of vegetables and broth). Hard to single out a single course as all were exceptional. We will be returning with friends soon.
Winvian it’ll always be the restaurant for our special occasions! The food is always superb! Their house made pasta is incomparable. And the fireplace seating area with pool table it’s great! My husband and I love to get us some drinks and just have a game before our meal! And I can’t forget about our maîtres de who is the most attentive service we ever get! Can’t wait to be back!
An exquisite meal with impeccable service!
Outstanding ambiance, service, and food. I would make the 70 minute drive to go again anytime.