Roger Sherman Inn

4.9
619 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
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 619 people are saying
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vipDanielT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A wonderful Easter dinner to remember!🐣

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always feel special dining at the Roger Sherman. Friendly staff and a beautiful meal.

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vipRobertO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Expensive Pre-Fixe for $90/person on Easter vs. their usual Brunch menu. 3 courses which were all very nice, but still very pricey considering even NYC and other area 4star+ dining options are not that expensive. And they had not explicitly stated before hand that the usual brunch menu was not offered and that the only option was the $90 Pre-Fixe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Easter Brunch

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JeffF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience for a special occasion to catch up with old friends. I highly recommend the duck which was extremely good!

JO
vipJonathanO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Highly recommend.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch, the eggs Benedict was cooked perfectly, the lobster bisque and chicken pot pie were pure perfection. Even the bread basket served with olive oil was done well, the bread was fresh and heated just right. The host and server were friendly and attentive. It is the perfect way to relax on a Sunday and Enjoy!!

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vipSusanD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating and service made for a perfect pandemic dining experience.
The food was delicious and the staff attentive.
I recommend the duck!!

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vipSusanD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of the pandemic, we requested porch seating for our party of 4.
Management was extremely accomodating and because of the frigid temperatures, they adjusted the heaters so that we would be comfortable. Good for everyone to know: there are plastic sides that contain the area so the heat stays in.
Our waitress was lovely! She allowed us plenty of time for cocktails prior to ordering. The food was fantastic! I recommend the duck - my husband loved his halibut and out guests loved their pasta dishes.
We rarely venture out to restaurants because we are not vaccinated yet but this was a dining delight! We look forward to eating inside (we love the bar area) very soon!!!!

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vipdeboraht
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The owners welcome was warm and setting
Was charming. The wine selection by the glass was excellent and the food was delicious.

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vipBethy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and unparalleled service. We would return in a heartbeat!

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vipDavidS
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a French inspired dinner. Great for a date or get together. When it is warm out they have music outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I wish we had known about the set Valentines menu in advance

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LIZZYGIRL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful inn. Dinner was delicious and service was great. I have had dinner at the inn before and service was not good. I was pleasantly surprised. Restaurant looked very pretty for valentines day.

LM
LaurenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding as was our food! Felt very safe with covid, ty RS!

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vipPeterD
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Connecticut dining venue. Never disappoints!

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vipCharliem
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had unique specials. Service was great and the food came out perfect. They have a great looking outside area that I will visit in the spring/summer

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ChristieK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & atmosphere. Would highly recommend this establishment to anyone. It was delicious!

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JoJoe
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her boyfriend had never been here. They loved it!!!! We had a perfect evening and dining experience.. right from the start the hostess was warm and friendly. I think the rooms have been redecorated since the last time I was here!!! Beautiful, bright, yet not overwhelming......our table by the window in the garden room was the best!!!!

Drinks were excellent, loved the French 75 and the whiskey sour brought back more than a few memories!!!! We had a fabulous server, Paul!! He had the perfect mix of knowledge about the menu and a great personality!!!!!! Now the food!!!! Everything was perfect!! The vegetable Napoleon mmmmm mmmmm!!!! Two orders of raw oysters, fab....my escargot were excellent!! The butter and garlic!!! My daughter had the steak and loved it! Her boyfriend had the lobster sliders... they shared, so surf and turf.. both potatoes that came with them were delicious. My husband had the halibut over risotto, and was very happy!!! My lobster with pappardelle was amazing!!!! Then we had dessert!! Pumpkin tart, apple tart, pistachio creme brûlée, and the bread pudding. All outstanding. And calorie free!!! I am sure!! Seriously will be back soon, I hope!! All of this with appropriate social distancing and awful virus protections observed!!! Thanks for a wonderful evening!!!!!!❤️🙏😊

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vipMichaelP
Miami
151 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our birthday at the best restaurant in New Canaan Always feels like your in a warm cozy place
Food is always delicious and the staff is at your service
Nez the host is lovely and makes all feel welcome
Such a great place to go with friends and family

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dianer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best restaurant in the area great food service and atmosphere

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Poodles
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The RSI is always our "go to" establishment. We are never disappointed my the menu selection and quality of the food. We recommend the RSI to all our friends and family. The ambiance is quite lovely and always decorated so beautifully. The service for our latest visit was not up to the usual standards but this seemed to be the exception to our previous visits. We will absolutely try them again and hope that this was a once in a visit occurrence.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service with attentive staff. Menu offered good options for my vegetarian wife.

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vipDiana
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the peppercorn skillet steak and it was delicious but pricey.
Service was very attentive and responsive. The staff take pride in their restaurant and it shows. I have dined there several years ago but it was not outstanding. Today it is! Congratulations!
My only recommendation is to have some lower priced entrees on the menu and take a sharper pencil in regard to how you priced this steak and the Dover sole.

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vipToniH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely & quiet fine dining inn. Food was delicious and the ambiance was intimate. Highly recommend it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of our dining experience at the Roger Sherman Inn were exceptional. We had a lovely celebratory brunch and look forward to returning for future occasions.

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vipSusanD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For many years we have driven past the Roger Sherman Inn and I have no idea why we didn’t try it sooner. We had a fabulous Saturday date night!
We ate in the bar area and enjoyed the live music all evening. From the moment we were greeeted & seated, everything was perfect. My husband loved that the maitre d took our drink order when he sat us. The food and ambience were perfect. We will definitely be returning!

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vipPerfection
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful experience all around! Old school charm with great food and service. Will be back.

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OG23
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another lovely evening with friends at the Roger Sherman Inn. The Inn has been a family go to for years.

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vipScottsdaleDiner
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner - when we arrived, the dining room was almost empty, though it filled up during our dinner. The bar was busy. The food and service was excellent. We both had the special of the day - pheasant - which was delicious. The desserts were fantastic as well. I would highly recommend the Roger Sherman Inn.

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vipmaryf
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the old
New Canaan feel here, I love sitting in the historic bar dining area-
The food is wonderful! And the cocktail menu- lovely!!

A real classic standard-

PB
PatB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's hard to find a sophisticated yet warm restaurant that ticks off all the boxes anymore: the delicious and varied food, the attentive service, the pretty atmosphere. Music was at the right level and melodic - you could actually hear the conversation at the table. In a world of restaurant chains and "trendy, nouveau" cuisine, Roger Sherman Inn stands apart. We had a very enjoyable, leisurely dinner to celebrate my Aunt's birthday. It's definitely on my list of favs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive waiters and servers. I love the new look in the dining areas. Greeter could not have been nicer. Our birthday group had a wonderful delicious brunch.

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vipAndrewC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We attended on Valentines Day. The venue is fine, decorations could be improved as doesn’t carry any particular character or that of an old inn. Food was very good, but service unfortunately was poor. Very slow, not paid much attention to, and food needed to be re-heated. Overall it was a nice experience, with live music and dancing, but could have been better.

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MT5466
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day pre fix dinner. Unfortunately, very slow service, the meal was not up to their usual standards and there was a loud band playing. Overall a disappointment and not in keeping with our previous experiences there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for a Valentine’s Day prefix meal; I know upcharging comes with the territory there but the value was just not good. Nevertheless, good and service was excellent, ambiance was terrific, would definitely recommend.

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viplala
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Took 50 min to get food from apps to entree.

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vipMichaelP
Miami
151 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night family dinner with our two teenagers
They loved the music in the bar area , however, we sat in the second dinning room
Was able to chat and hear better
Was surprised they had music on Friday nights too
Just a lovely meal and there was something for everyone
From Burgers/ fries or Dover sole that was so fresh and delicious
If you have never been here it’s a must for any occasion
Just could not be a better experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and service superb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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FAQs

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

Roger Sherman Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 619 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.