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About Roger Sherman Inn
Award winning restauranteers Joseph & Nes Jaffre invite you to enjoy tradition and elegance; a combination we offer you with quality service and exceptional & contemporary dining. We offer an American Cuisine with French inspiration, and for lighter nights, come in for cocktails and a small bite at the bar. Live music in our bar. Please make reservations.
Our extensive Wine List offers you everything to pair the perfect match with our culinary dishes. We update our Wine List frequently to offer you some of the best wines around the world.
New Canaan, CT 06840
Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
Tues thru Sat - 5:00pm - 9:30pm
11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Holmewood Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music in our Bar Lounge on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings from 8-11pm.
Parking is available in front of the restaurant; there is additional parking across Oenoke Ridge.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are planning for as few as eight or as many as 180 guests, they all will remember the unique ambiance and award winning cuisine at our landmark Inn where history and innovation converge. Our individual connected banquet rooms form a gracious and festive setting for this important function. Moreover our experienced team will make your event a complete success.
Please contact us to arrange an appointment to meet with us. We look forward to welcoming you!
Private Party Contact:
Natasha Adams & Amber Bonfoey: (203) 966-4541
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Roger Sherman Inn Ratings and Reviews
The service was impeccable. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and portions were appropriate. Chef stopped by our table and ended up making a recommendation that my husband really enjoyed. This is a classic restaurant and our first time there despite the fact that we live in the area. We'd go back for sure.
Definitely have the salmon appetizer, served on a crispy potato pancake instead of toast - marvelous! Entrée was delicious, but the sides were a bit on the skimpy side. Go on a quiet weekday (not Friday) and the service will be outstanding. The bus boy at our table was the best I'd ever seen - closely watching the table to clear a dish when you were finished, but not so quickly you felt being rushed. It is in an inn, with a wrap around porch for savoring drinks in a summer's breeze.
Those familiar with L'Escale in Greenwich will find themselves completely at home with this menu since the chef current chef at Roger Sherman helmed the kitchen at L'Escale for many years. He has a deft hand with fish (every element of teh cold season platter was outstanding), simply grilled meats and dishes that allow him to explore the spice pallet of his youth. If you are a local regular you will enjoy the hospitable welcome and likely excuse the amateurish service. However, as a first time guest, when one pays top Manhattan prices for what would charitably be described as a below average country club experience its hard to give a restaurant positive marks for the overall value. Maybe on a quieter night (we went Valentines Day) the more seasoned staff dominate and deliver a total experience that matches the potential of the kitchen.
We arrived a bit late, still we were welcomed. As it was valentines day the place was a bit crowded. Our server Paul met with us immediately offered water and the sumptuous wine list.
We opted for the chilled seafood appetizer. My longtime love choose the duck and I had an amazing veal chop. Perfectly cooked, rare interior with a wonderfully crusted outside.
Overall an excellent dining experience. Food was well prepared and flavorful. Staff was attentive and friendly. While it was not a jacket-required restaurant, anyone not in a jacket probably felt a bit underdressed. I imagine business casual works at lunch but the dinner crowd was much more dressed up. Just a heads up since we were expecting business casual.
had not been back to Roger Sherman Inn since they closed and then re-openned.....was a great dining experience and we had a nice table by fireplace. In addition to menu, there were specials. We had a great dining experience and glad we made reservations. Staff is very friendly and helpful......will retun
Really wonderful place. The staff is exceptional, attentive, happy. The food is outstanding. My husband and I had our wedding here in October and they exceeded our expectations. How unique to find a place that has music which (1) starts early and (2) isn't loud.....but yet it's current and not boring.
New Chef, worth experiencing. Some of the classics remain on the menu so good if you want (now hard to find) French staples but if not there are some interesting new dishes as well. Rack of lamb was excellent and judging by our neighbors dish of lamb shank we may have not even had the best lamb dish in the house! We were all very pleasantly surprised. The service was absolutely 5 stars.
We have enjoyed dinning at the Roger Sherman on Christmas many times and this year was no exception. Would have preferred seating in the main dinning room but the fireplace area was an added touch that was nice. The owners and staff are always warm and friendly. The new Chef has chosen an excellent Menu both for Christmas and for other times. We look forward to dinning there again when we are back in New Canaan.
It was Christmas Eve and we were offered a table right in front of the bar where patrons stand.
I asked for a different table and was shown to a small table in front of the kitchen. It was a table for two that they added two chairs to to make it for four. Our bottles of peligrino and Wine didn’t even fit. We had to depend on staff to pour. We were sitting in the kitchen traffic at a timy table for prix fix $95 each. Plus we ordered two bottles of expensive wine. True, it’s a busy night but they should make sure that each table has adequate ambience. It shouldn’t be about how many they can possibly fit in!
Service was very disappointing. No one was present at reception. We had to go a find a waiter to get seated. Even with few customers present, there was an extremely long wait to order. We had to ask for bread. Waitstaff was confused over what dishes to put on table. We had made a point of going to the restaurant to support this neighborhood establishment which had recently been ressusicitated after a proposed sale. Unfortunately, the experience was a disappointment.
The food was very delicious, but I'm only giving it three stars, because they were out of every entree my husband ordered. He had to look at a menu and place his dinner order three times! I know it was a busy Friday night, but the kitchen should anticipate the crowd.
The restaurant should have offered some sort of compensation for the inconvenience. They could have sent out a complementary desert at the very least.
The food was very good. I ordered the Dover sole menuarie and loved it. The fish was perfectly cooked, and the brown butter sauce had a salty and well balanced flavor.
I also enjoyed the atmosphere. The inn is tastefully decorated for the holidays. We sat in the cozy bar area and were treated to live music. Very enjoyable dinner experience, despite the menu limitations.
The building and decor were beautiful but the dining experience was a big let down. After being seated, we waited fifteen minutes for the waiter to bring the menus and take our drink orders followed by another fifteen minute wait to take our food order.
The food matched the service. The lobster salad had a tablespoon of claw meat along with five slices of assorted beets. The turkey entree included three slices of dry unseasoned breast meat, sour cranberries and dry stuffing. Dinner ended with a tiny slice of pecan pie and watered down coffee, a fitting end to a mediocre meal.
A special birthday night celebration for Kathy with Chris and avanthi
Turned out to be a superb dinner
The escargot were excellent
The halibut dinner special was best I've had
It was accompanied by risotto and Brussel sprouts absolutely cooked to perfection
Kathy had the drivel sole was excellent
Chris had the filet which was. Poked right and really good
Avanthi had the Brussel sprouts and cauliflower which was excellent
All in all great night
We were pleased to see Chef Francois Dongo at the helm of the Roger Sherman after having enjoyed many great meals at L'Escale and other venues. Although our dishes were solid and well prepared, our number one complaint was the amount of food for the price. My halibut (a special for the evening) was smaller than the size of my fist, and accompanying brussell sprouts amounted to about a tablespoon or two. On the plus side, a pumpkin soup amuse bouche was excellent, as was the venison special. An apple tart was lukewarm in temperature and just ok, and I think the dessert list in general needs a bit of an upgrade to match Chef's talents. The same goes for the wines by the glass and cocktail list, all of which seemed out of season, unaligned with the menu, and uninspiring (How about some craft cocktails?). We hope Chef and team are simply working out the kinks in what could potentially be a five-star dining experience. If so, we'll be back!
Rushed service for a quiet night. Bland filet mignon and bland duck. Definitely not representative of the expensive price point. When you're paying $40 or more for an entree, it should be exceptional. Dessert tasted like it was prepared days earlier and pulled from the refrigerator just before arriving at the table.
Being new to the area we are trying to sample all the local food options. Dinner at the Roger Sherman Inn was an all round enjoyable experience. The appetizer salads were good but could have used a bit more flavor but the entrees were both very good and prepared to our liking. My only negative comment, they try very hard to be an upscale venue with a nice interior and patrons that dress to go out to eat but I think the service staff is a bit juvenile and not polished enough for the atmosphere. The staff was nice but in this price point, I expect the service to be better and I don't expect to hear the manager (I don't think it was the owners since they seated us) bossing around the staff. If they were trained correctly they would not need to be directed to do everything....or he should direct them outside of the patrons ear range.
Very disappointed, my husband's prime NY steak tough, fatty, couldn't eat half. Overpriced, and something that we never saw before order same drinks , one straight up other on rocks, straight up $2 more! We went several times years ago with old owners was our favorite, now won't go back.
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