Roger Sherman Inn

4.5
649 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Owners Joseph and Nes Jaffre invite you to enjoy memorable dining, beautiful accommodations and exceptional service in a landmark New Canaan inn within an hour of New York City.
The dining room and bar feature French-inspired American cuisine with an extensive wine list as well as cocktails and light bites at the bar.

Individually-decorated rooms and suites offer modern conveniences, luxury bath products and mini bars with gourmet snacks. The Roger Sherman can host up to 260 guests for Weddings, Baby and Bridal Showers, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Rehearsal Dinners, Business Meetings, Celebrations, Funerals and Intimate gatherings. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Call us to plan your private event today 203-966-4541 ask for Sue

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 649 people are saying
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vipDavidS
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great chef, great owner, we love going here. Sunday brunch is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner

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vipMIkeG
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went there for mu wifes birthday. Service was a bit slow but overall good. Food was excellent, very tasty.

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

Great food and service

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stud
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was spectacular, the ambience was great. Would eat there every night!

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J1123
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service, wonderful food and beautiful place!!!
The Inn is quite a unique place, build on a 15th Century house hoste the Cucine for an incredible Chef and a warm and incredible service
All plates were exquisite and we run out of words to compliment the food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff super friendly! Loved it.

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vipJAMES
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEEN GOING THERE FOR MANY YEARS, AFTER SOME CHAOS THEY HAVE NOW RETURNED TO THIER SWEET SPOT.

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ElizabethG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always warm and impeccable service, and delicious seasonal menu

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vipRoxy
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience with great ambiance as we decided to dine inside but not in bar. There was ample dining outside but preferred more intimate setting. Ordered veal medallions that were very tender and lamb chops were more rare than medium. The price for an alcoholic beverage was very pricey at $17.50. Overall we enjoyed going back to the restaurant we had our first date 31 years ago. Will definitely return again this year but probably not order an alcoholic beverage.

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AnneH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening on the porch enjoying a fantastic meal!!

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vipKimberlyS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Sitting on the porch was great. It was shady and beautiful outside. Also, the service we received was excellent. For the price point I expected the food to be a bit better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have been going to Rodger Sherman Inn Restaurant since 1980. Held rehearsal dinners and bridal showers and many parties. Tonight my husband and I went for what we believed would be an intimate dinner for two on the porch. Instead the set up was a party of 8 loud and drunk party in the center of the porch with two drunken women screaming across the table. Small tables of 2 were set up around the large boisterous party. We could not hear the waitress tell us the specials. My husband went twice and asked to be moved. We were told the table had their check and would leave soon. Twenty minutes later we asked again to be moved. While there were vacant tables we were told they could not move us. We left without eating dinner. A terrible upsetting experience. The current owner has no sense of customer service. Sad that a formerly great establishment in New Canaan has lost its reputation for customer service and satisfaction. We will not be back.

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WilliamHugh
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. I try to eat at the Roger Sherman at least once a month whether I need to or not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Cold food, didn’t even bring desserts, disaster

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DrButtercup
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides the great food and service, it always special to dine in a historic restaurant, this is gorgeous property. The only criticism I have is that the outside porch area had several renovations which did not fit the character of the Inn. Home Depot fans, junky light fixtures and cheap looking repairs to the porch - better craftsman are needed to advise on proper/historic maintenance.

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vipMary
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, welcoming and delicious. Great service. Love that the owners are around, they are the best!

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vipJAMES
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Covid19 back to their perfect food and service

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MichaelD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! The Roger Sherman Inn went out of their way to make our wedding anniversary dinner special! We ordered dessert and they served it with a sparkling candle with two glasses of champagne (they comped the champagne)! Dinner was outstanding- I had the rack of lamb and my wife had the filet mignon special. Everything was delicious and service was impeccable! I highly recommend dining here for any occasion doesn’t have to be anything special- the food and service is that good.

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vipjwalkermobile
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu, atmosphere, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Terrific food. Service fell off as it got busy.

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vipWiltonFan
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful brunch for two on the patio deck. Service was attentive, food was very good and warm summer’s day was delightful. Get up for brunch and go!

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vipJulie
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is lovely. The staff is attentive and efficient. The food is delicious!!

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SharonR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were guests at the inn and decided to celebrate my birthday with dinner during our stay. There was a wedding taking place at the inn, so we were offered the choice to dine in the bar, or outside- and we chose a table for two in the bar area. Perhaps everyone else in the restaurant were regulars and we were the outsiders... but we were effectively ignored throughout our meal. Numerous times we had to flag down our waitress or stop one of the bussers to get refills of water or olive oil for the bread. Our dinner order wasn't even taken until 45 minutes after we were seated. The food was good- but the service and the room at the inn were both so disappointing- that we will never return.

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vipSusanC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant to celebrate our anniversary! The service, food, and ambiance cannot be beaten.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! Will definitely be returning !!

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ArleD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely to dine at RSI. George and his team makes our family feel very welcomed. Thank you for the delicious meal and drinks! Recommending RSI to friends and neighbors is a pleasure!

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AlexS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Highly recommend!

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vipValeriaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crystal was a great server and the food superb - especially the duck two ways and the escargot!

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vipBFM92
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - so fresh! We celebrated Father's Day on the porch - it was perfect! warm with a light breeze. Service was great as well - all in all a lovely family occasion.
We will be back!

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NewEnglander
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality restaurant. Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere.

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Claudio
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a great place for dinner or drinks. Our waiter, Paul Paris was outstanding. He was attentive, but not too attentive. My Branzino was perfectly prepared and the vegetables al dente.

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vipGranddad
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for brunch!

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CheckPlease114
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A delightful evening on the porch. Made to feel welcomed by an extended visit with the owner, followed by exquisite cuisine. A special place.

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cucinacarina
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, spacious, well-run, food excellent.

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vipJAMES
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to where it was 5 years ago

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PamelaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrific. Service awful and food worse. Everybody around us was getting the wrong meals and waiters hard to come by. NEVER AGAIN. also overpriced.

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vipBernieW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Continental cuisine and attentive service

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vipAnnoyedlongtimecustomer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Duck is amazing. Enjoyed patio dining.

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vipJolieF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a 5:45 pm (early) reservation. Restaurant was empty. Half an hour after we placed our order they came back and told my husband they were out of his entree. He had to put in a new order and our entire dinner was delayed. When we got our check the original entree was still on it. My crab cake were soggy. Atmosphere was nice though!

FAQs

Roger Sherman Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 966-4541.

Roger Sherman Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 649 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.