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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.

195 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner :
Tues. Wed. Thurs: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00-9:30 PM
Sunday: 4:00-8:30 PM

Sunday Brunch Buffet:
11:30 AM - 3 PM

Monday:
Closed

Cross Street:
Holmewood Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 966-4541

Website:
http://www.rogershermaninn.com/

Entertainment:
Live music in our Bar Lounge on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings from 8-11pm.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in front of the restaurant; there is additional parking across Oenoke Ridge.

Executive Chef:
Raymond Peron

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:
Chris Paul & Amber Bonfoey: (203) 966-4541

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Tue - Fri 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Roger Sherman Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.8

value

4.3

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
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Romantic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A very special place...the ambiance, appropriate menus, well constructed meals, and such a nice group group of servers.
All around perfect brunch. Thank you!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Phenomenal food! We are so glad the Roger Sherman Inn did not close! The new chef is incredible!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent food!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was bad, not trained well did not know the food, forget settings, lobster tail was bad and dry, poached pair desert was a disappointment. Wine, coffee, ribeye and oysters were good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

So happy they are staying. Really nice dinner. Had special cod dish. Music on Saturday night also a treat.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and great food//Having live music on a nice night helped as well.
Service was attentive and very friendly..Waiter had worked there 27 yrs... Seats could have been more comfortable..Iron casting with thin pillow wasn't that comfortable

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Overall, a very nice place and friendly staff. It is quite costly and the breakfast included is very minimal. There is not too much to do at the Inn or around town, but it is relaxing and quiet. The guitarist at night was great!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent! For the second year in a row we ate at Roger Sherman Inn for our anniversary.
Our table was on the patio and the experience was perfect. Food was creative and the service was very good. We look forward to our next dining experience. Support local!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Are on the porch. Great casual atmosphere. Thanks to waitress Stephanie and hostess: owner Ness.
Singer Mark was fantastic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Mediocre food at high prices. Owner offered free cocktails as celebrating birthday. When the bill arrived were charged $13 for a cocktail....Owner had disappeared.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Quality of food and presentation need vast improvement.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Brilliant! The ambiance is old world mixed with american colonial sipping cocktails on the veranda. And, they are sprucing it up while keeping what's worth keeping

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and hadn't been back to the Roger Sherman Inn in many years, so we decided what could be nicer than going to a country inn in the Connecticut countryside. Our expectations were high, and they were met on every count. The brunch was buffet style, with a package price that was very fair. Unlimited, help-yourself/make-your-own Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's with vodka or sparkling white wine. Unlimited oysters, plump shrimp, smoked salmon and white fish, all with a choices of seafood sauces. Pate, with Dijon mustard and cornichons. We were already so full that we skipped most of the routine brunch offerings (bacon, sausage, eggs, French Toast, vegetables, potatoes, omelettes) and went straight for dessert where we chose Bananas Foster in crepes with whipped cream.
Afterwards, a walk outside amidst flowers, shrubs, and trees in Spring blossom. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We went to the resturant for my wife birthday as we view it as one of the gems in the area. The menu continues to be one of our favorites. The good was excellent and the staff took very good care of us. We were surprised that the waiters seem to have totally changed. That said the new staff were attentive. We certainly will go back there again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

For $85 a plate, fixed menu, the food was slightly above average. The deserts were good, but I received 2 small lamb chops, my son's fillet was well done and everything seemed mass produced. I understand it was Mother's Day but I have been at weddings where catering seemed more special, especially for $85 a person. I wish I had gone to NYC fir that price.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

the overall experience was excellent. the mothers day menu was a touch overpriced at $85.00 per person, and the service staff was quite young and inexperienced for this level of dining. overall we enjoyed ourselves, the staff is very friendly and the food is outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great ambience, food and service for Mother's Day ! Recommend highly for special occasions.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A great venue for Mother's Day brunch. Lovely location, ambiance and welcoming staff - combined with excellent food and wine!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

One of the best dinning experiences in CT
See for yourself, food is amazing and staff is wonderful
Quite busy on Sat nights so reservations are necessary

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

So thrilled someone is saving this treasure. We need to keep it alive!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Been there many times, but it has been awhile. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Elegant!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The Roger Sherman Inn is simply a treasure in the heart of beautiful New Canaan, CT. We were just there for my birthday dinner. 8 people enjoying the fabulous service, wine, cocktails and took in this wonderful, charming, warm historic treasure. The kicker, though the place was full, we could actually . . . HEAR each other!!!! We all are now determined to remember that though this is a perfect spot for special occasions we would all remember to go there for ANY occasion. Lunch, dinner, cocktails - just because!!!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

The Roger Sherman Inn is a Connecticut treasure. The food quality, staff attentiveness and overall ambience is unrivaled.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The salient features of the Roger Sherman Inn have always been its combination of excellent food coupled with excellent service all set in a beautiful classic New England inn. My wife and I have been to the Roger Sherman Inn many times since 1987 and in all cases have left very satisfied. It has never been inexpensive, but the price was never an issue because we always knew that we would have a delightful time. Last Saturday night was a disappointing exception. The food was, as usual, excellent. The service, however, which has always been a hallmark of the Roger Sherman was, at best mediocre. Once our order was taken, we were ignored. We had to ask for more water, we had to request more wine. Our original waiter disappeared and we had to call on the bus staff and in one case, the host. In both cases, it took time for these basic items to be delivered. We all know that the Roger Sherman will soon close. We had hoped that it would go down with a classy bang, not with a whimper.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Had dinner with 3 couples , food was amazing and bar scene was lively
Sat night music was a huge treat and not too loud
Feels like being in a country club

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent and delicious food - the chicken pot pie is not to be missed. It is old world dining with classic dishes cooked to perfection. Make a reservation before they close. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

A charming, elegant setting for first class cuisine. The best dining experience in New Canaan in my opinion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Outstanding hate to see it close! Yeah

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Excellent service, white tablecloths, not rushed, perfect Vodka Gimlet, delicious trout, fun music, great crowd. We spent 2 1/2 hrs in conversation, having a very enjoyable evening. Other restaurants rush you in and out--they want your drink order before you have even looked at the menu. Roger Sherman is sophisticated in its approach, leading us to three weeks in a row of dining there and strongly suggesting to friends they book a table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Special place for a special date, wait staff was very accommodating and menu matched the winter environment. The wood paneled bar area/dining room is the highlight and recommend grabbing a table there if noise is not a consideration. Perfect place for anniversaries and mother's day.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

All in all good experience, we were disappointed because took a ride from upper part of state ( we own a restaurant) it was my birthday, so just wanted a more fine dining experience! We were surprised it was only Brunch, which food and drinks were good , and price value great , ambience nice , wait staff courteous , just want more full service menu and waiting since was my birthday! But that's okay!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We had the pleasure of celebrating our son's "big" birthday, on a snowy Saturday evening, in this wonderful historic restaurant and while we thoroughly enjoyed everything about our experience, it is continues to be bittersweet knowing that it will soon no longer exist. So sad. Here's to keeping this charming establishment open for many more years!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

I understand the restaurant was about to close I understand it was below par menu is very brief now and quality of food was below average will not go back used to go there all the time

Tags: Happy Hour
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