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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 thru Sat - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Sunday Brunch
11:30am - 3:00pm

Sun Dinner
5:00pm - 9:00pm

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:
Francois Kwaku-Dongo

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

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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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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Cozy (12)
Romantic (12)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Live Music (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE dinner, superior execution on regular evenings.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Naples)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Live Music, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Naples)·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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·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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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 11, 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 19, 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
 (New York Area)·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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