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Roger Sherman Inn

4.3
420 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tues thru Sat - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Sunday Brunch
11:30am - 3:00pm

Sun Dinner
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday
Closed
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Phone number
(203) 966-4541
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Francois Kwaku-Dongo
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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!
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Private party contact
Natasha Adams & Amber Bonfoey: (203) 966-4541
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Holmewood Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840
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Parking details
Parking is available in front of the restaurant; there is additional parking across Oenoke Ridge.
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Entertainment
Live music in our Bar Lounge on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings from 8-11pm.
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Additional
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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What 420 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

I thought the food was pricey and not that tasty. The restaurant smelled musty. I would not recommend.

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PamelaA (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

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Kit13 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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vipBroadbrook (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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vipPhil (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food and beautiful ambiance for a special Valentines Day prix fixe dinner.

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JohnH (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

So glad the Inn is here—such a special place! As my wife and I were enjoying our meal I realized we could easily hear each other by just talking normally. You almost have to shout at most restaurants.

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vipJimK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentines Day and had a very enjoyable evening. Great food and excellent service.

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CaraM 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant has been a family favorite of my parents and now I am carrying on the tradition. Its's the quintessenial place for a special date night. New England charm at is very best!

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Leah (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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vipLenny (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely staff, they worked hard to make sure we were happy with everything. Nice ambience as well.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE dinner, superior execution on regular evenings.

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RHSJJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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vipGlutenMeDave (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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lanie (Naples)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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Goldendogs (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

The food and ambience were great, but the Roger Sherman needs to have more than one waiter in the dining room at lunchtime. Poor guy had too many patrons to attend to all by himself and we had to wait long minutes between courses and for coffee.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Very pleasant. Friendly staff. Food was good though a bit overpriced and service was slow.

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vipSusanC (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was terrible. The food was mediocre at best. I SO want them to be successful! I have a reservation for Christmas Eve and and am wondering if I should cancel😱😥 They had a huge private party tonite ... maybe they should have added staff .

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

As usual, it didn’t disappoint. A wonderful restaurant!

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Skippy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

The new chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo has completely transformed the menu at the heretofore fading Roger Sherman Inn. From the amuse bouche to the our vegetarian and not entrees, everything was wonderful. I would go back in a heartbeat. A gift to New Canaan.

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daisymae (Naples)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Anniversary Dinner, pretty place haven't been in years!
Service ok, food was good, my husband enjoyed the onion soup very much!
I had the strip steak very good, husband had Sole Very good!
Waiter friendly and bought us an anniversary drink, very nice!

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Debs (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

I took my 80 year old parents out for Thanksgiving Dinner, it was horrible. The food and the service were such an incredible dissapointment. I'm sorry to have spent my money here.

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Jean (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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Linnbut (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

This was a birthday event. Food and service were excellent. Dining room is dated and large. I prefer the bar area and so does everyone else.

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vipSuzy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

The rolls/pastries were mediocre and overpriced. Otherwise the brunch, setting, service were delightful.

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