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Roger Sherman Inn

4.4
4.4
690 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

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 966-4541

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christophe Cadou

  • 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

    madalene@rogershermaninn.com: (203) 966-4541

  • Neighborhood

    New Canaan

  • Cross street

    Holmewood Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

    5 minutes from the train station Uber or Taxi service use address 195 Oenoke Ridge Rd

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. MM

    MicheleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Sat outside on the Veranda and it was absolutely lovely - setting was beautiful, tables spaced apart. Nice and varied menu - something for everyone. Everything tasted great! Prices are commensurate with other restaurants in the area. Service was excellent - plenty of staff available to help and they don't hover over you. We will be moving into the area soon and will definitely be back!
  2. DW

    DinyarW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the evening. Our table was located where we could actually have a conversation-with just a bit of straining to hear our friends. More sound absorbing panels on the ceiling and upholstery on the chairs would help. We love the Inn and are trying our best to support it. Thanks for trying so hard. Sincerely, DSW
  3. GS

    GregS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening! JP is the best!
  4. AH

    AnneH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside. It was lovely on the rear porch. Dinner was yummy. A lovely evening!
  5. J

    Judy

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, professional and attentive service and lovely decor. We sat on the back patio and it was magical.
  6. KH

    KathleenH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner.
  7. OT

    OT43VIP

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So appreciate the excellent professional service-wonderful food and beautiful surroundings. Feels special!!
  8. m

    mlc104

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful on the porch with a nice breeze going. Recent reviews had knocked your service, but ours was very good. We had six diners. Four of us enjoyed our dinners. Two of our entrees did not meet expectation, however. The sides served with the salmon seemed to not complement the fish at all, and the ravioli was deemed uneatable. But all in all a pleasant evening for the rest of us.
  9. l

    liptowi

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The ambience is truly fantastic.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    It was for a Birthday - this for a friend who had enjoyed your dinner fare previously.
  11. D

    Drew

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely pleasant summertime experience - sat on the patio for a group Sunday dinner. We shared the tasty shrimp tempura appetizer special: extra plump, extra jumbo shrimp and a crunchy light batter. Entrees were generously portioned but wished the salmon had a little more of its delicious sauce! Service was attentive but not rushed. Look forward to dining here again.
  12. v

    vladimirg

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really appreciated our dinner which good as usual
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Service was awful tonight. Had to ask multiple times for menus, the bottle of wine took 20 minutes to arrive and was wrong, the appetizers were wrong and not corrected, and the halibut was awful, though the staff did replace one of the halibuts which was much better the second time around.
  14. H

    Hazel

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We live nearby and for my husbands birthday thought wewould try it as we had never been before. The food was very good but the service was abysmal. We had to ask repeatedly for water, bread (and butter was hard to find), the sommelier didn’t come until the entree was served, long waits to get the waiter’s attention for dessert, the check etc. We understand that it’s hard to find people to work but we saw the manager setting up tables with wait staff ( for an event tomorrow ?) and it seemed there were lots of staff. It’s a shame bc the food was well executed but it was really an awful Dining experience.
  15. EJ

    EJM3

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for memorable occasions. Great attention to details.
  16. d

    davidg

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service in a classic New England environment
  17. C

    Cozyandclassy

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quiet deck. Rainy night. Perfect for families to have night out whether younger early or older later. Fabulous food to share appetizers. Special were delicious. I had the crab cake sliders, my son had the Burger& other family split delicious deviled eggs & lamb. All food and service terricif.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Service was very poor. Food was terrible.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great food.
  20. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, beautiful ambiance, and solicitous service. We were celebrating an anniversary and could not have picked a better place. Highly recommend.
  21. h

    hungry

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    incredibly understaffed-ordering takes forever & empty plates left on the table until you are able to flag down help
  22. E

    Emj3

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food very uneven. Duck good. Steak ok. Tuna tartare and gnocchi not good. Gnocchi dense. Tuna too acidic and not great seasoning. All in all very overpriced, better food at numerous restaurants in the area. Service not great, probably due to 2 largish party events.
  23. JJ

    JonJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service was slow but the food and the ambiance were very good.
  24. FC

    FairfieldCtyFoodies

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a classy but not stuffy experience with exquisite cuisine, the RSI is your place. We have dined there before, but our party sat in the cozy panelled bar area and had a relaxed 3 course meal, delighted at every step. The staff knows how to serve and the chef made a terrific menu. We were surprised that the main dining room was devoted to a wedding, but it did not impact our service, food or experience in the least. We are already planning our next visit to enjoy their patio outdoor dining this summer. There is no kids menu and that helped shape an all adult clientele, appropriate to the menu and ambiance.
  25. PG

    PhyllisG

    St. Louis

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Had dinner here with daughter, first time..wedding was going on but we were seated in front dining room with views of covered porch and front yard. Can’t understand why hostess tried to seat us in absolute worst table, next to bar and wait stand, as we were first ones in the room! Asked for different and got. Then she tried to do that to next couple that arrived! Don’t understand why restaurants continue to do this (though I know why!) when customers would understand once room was filling up but certainly not stand for it in empty room. Don’t we all deserve a pleasant experience?? My cosmopolitan cocktail was too tart, I should have sent it back but didn’t, only drank half. Waiter never asked about it. My daughter enjoyed all entree and dessert, I enjoyed either. At waiters urging I ordered the special, ribs, and there was nothing about these that even resembled ribs in appearance or taste. I am from TX and know my ribs—these were completely off bone, which I could have been happy about, but the dinner was two squares of beef that looked and tasted like pot roast on top of liquid mashed potatoes with burgundy gravy and 3 spears of asparagus (nicely done but 3??). Ordered crème brûlée, stone cold (I order frequently and it is ALWAYS served warm), absolutely no garnish or flourish of any sort. Sent it back, came again now at room temperature. Declined it, ordered pecan pie with caramel sauce, which was mediocre. Will never return, though I am now local. 3 stars is to represent daughter’s experience.
  26. PO

    PaulO

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    since the renovation it is a pleasure to be there.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Easter brunch. Venue was beautiful. Food was delicious. Slow service.
  28. L

    Localbanker

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great but service was choppy. Started removing plates before some people were not done. Dessert portions were small.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding the dining room is pleasant and not too noisy. The food was good, the tuna tartar was delicious. We have no real complaints, although my Chicken Fricassee was not as good as I was hoping, the dish was slightly plain and the skin was not crispy enough. The broccoli and pan seared Bass on the other hand was very good! So, and we will definitely be back again. We look forward to trying more dishes and enjoying the lovely service from the great staff. Thank you!
  30. OT

    OT43VIP

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Beautiful, amazing food and service. Truly a special dining experience. We will return many times.
  31. T

    Tim16

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A shame that this iconic establishment has suffered the pandemic labor woes of so many others. The dining room was understaffed and the staff, while charming under delivered on service. Disappointing
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a second attempt at my mothers 95th birthday. We tried originally to go to the Roger Sherman Inn November but an issue came up and we were unable to complete. First chance we’ve had this year we made the trek back to Roger Sherman Inn to celebrate her now somewhat belated 95th birthday party. All of us had a great time. We’ve been coming here for decades. Always great to be back at the Roger Sherman Inn.
  33. T

    Tazio

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Nice restaurant and pleasant to go and eat there. Host was very nice. Unusual from my experiences but the service was very slow on this night. Waiter seemed either overly booked or preoccupied, as we had to flag him down to ask for menus and place order. Not sure if they were short on staff. Food took quite a while to arrive. We were a party of five and were having a good time so it was bearable but I hope that was a one- off and not the new norm. Food is excellent.
  34. R

    Rfish

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, ambience in the bar where we had not eaten before.
  35. GP

    GeorgePr

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food in a charming New England inn with impeccable service! I look forward to returning to the Roger Sherman Inn in the near future.
  36. B

    Bonbon62

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband abs I celebrated out anniversary last last and I was blown away by the service and the food!! We eat out quite often to find restaurants and have been very disappointed by the quality of the food and service. We even had superb live music!! Last night was a night to remember, it was a 6 star experience! Thank you to all the staff at RS!
  37. S

    Stevek45

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We have always loved the Roger Sherman in and have been going for more than 20 years. Tonight was disappointing to say the least. My wife’s entree came out cold, mine wasn’t much better. I was done before hers finally came out. Totally out of synch and that was how our rare Saturday night came out. They took her halibut off the bill, so they tried. However, by then, it was too late.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and setting.
  39. DG

    DannyG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food,elegant setting--attentive service, tables far apart
  40. T

    Tony

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a super experience! It has old world dining pleasure when you don't really find it any more. We had a dinner party of six and each one enjoyed every minute, from beginning to end. Loved it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Roger Sherman Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Roger Sherman Inn

195 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Holmewood Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840

  • Neighborhood

    New Canaan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

    5 minutes from the train station Uber or Taxi service use address 195 Oenoke Ridge Rd

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christophe Cadou

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 966-4541

  • 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

    madalene@rogershermaninn.com: (203) 966-4541

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