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About Sole

Sole restaurant is located right on the main strip in downtown New Canaan, making it a hot spot for both locals and visitors. The large bar area, spacious dining room and modern decor create an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere. The friendly staff strives to make every guest feel like family during their visit to Sole.

The extensive menu at Sole provides a variety of meal options to choose from. Start you meal with complimentary fresh bread and hummus. Authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist is the style of cuisine Sole offers. Homemade thin-crust pizzas are one of the most popular menu items, especially the pizza topped with prosciutto and arugula. Dishes such as maple-glazed salmon, pastas and lamb tenderloin are also available.

105 Elm St
New Canaan, CT 06840
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm.

Cross Street:
Park St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 972-8887

Website:
http://soleofnewcanaan.com/

Executive Chef:
Albert DeAngelis

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sole Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (62)
Fit for Foodies (50)
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Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Kid-friendly (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2013

Consistently good food & great service. Great ambiance

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on September 27, 2013

We hadn't eaten at Sole for 2 years even though we live so close to it. At that time, we decided not to go back because the service was just awful. The servers were rude, arrogant, and once your food was served, they couldn't seem to wait until you finished. This time, the service was quite good, but the food was at most, average. Nothing special about it - and the serving sizes had shrunk so that my family just laughed. Not going back.

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 (London)·Dined on September 22, 2013

we had an early reservation (6:30) in order to get home to watch the Emmy's and we didn't leave until 8:30 because the food took way too long to come. Our waiter didn't ask for our order for approximately 20 mins after we arrived. He couldn't manage the number of tables he was serving. I wouldn't go back there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2013

Last minute ressie and great call. Started with watermelon, tomato and burrata salad - flavors burst in your mouth - tanginess of the tomato with the smoothness of the cheese and the fresh sweet taste of the watermelon - ok we're off to a good start. Parmesan crusted halibut followed - small nutty pieces of filet, perfectly cooked, warm bed of spinach, just yummy. Had hubby finish my fish so I could try dessert. Warm chocolate brownie - sounds easy but far from Betty Crocker - ooey gooey chocolate - almost lava like - so good. Will definitely go back and try some of the other restaurants in this group. Thank you Open Table!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2013

Great evening. Started with the organic greens salad which was particularly fresh and perfectly dressed. Followed up with the scallop ravioli with roasted cauliflower, zucchini and almonds. It was fabulous! Will definitely be going back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2013

For years Has been our favorite restaurant in Fairfield County . The owners recently updated the interior which adds a better ambience and helps to control the noise level. Also added a new chef who adds a new dimension to favorite recipes. Consistently delicious and fun!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2013

This was our second time at this wonderful restaurant and the second fantastic meal we've had. Next time, we'll try the woodfired pizza! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2013

Tried Barcelona for the first time (traveling to Stamford for a few months and staying in local hotels). Small Plates were fabulous, especially bacon wrapped mushrooms, mussels, Jamon Manchego, spiced beef empinadas, and unbelievably fresh heirloom tomato salad. Ask for Sophia, and don't forget to try their sangria.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on August 8, 2013

Lovely restaurant really top end and excellent service. Very pricey but expected of course for the area and type of place.

Great for a special occasion. Would defo come back!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Went with a friend for dinner on a Saturday night. We both shared chowder and salad as appetizers and each had seafood for the main course. Glass of wine too. Everything was delicious and the service was gracious and just the right speed. Loved the ambience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2013

Nice place to take a first date, noise level is good, nice ambiance, good service, nice selection of wines, and good food in lovely downtown New Cannon setting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2013

I'm never disappointed in the food here and the fish is especially wonderful. I have never had a meal here that wasn't really good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2013

My son is a foodie, enjoys good food, and it was his birthday. A friend who eats out often suggested this restaurant. When we first arrived, the menu was set up in a different format, took a few moments to decipher. Food was presented well, delicious, above our expectations.. Wait staff was very attentive. I forgot my umbrella and our waitress found us and returned it before we left. We would return and suggest to others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2013

We can eat at Sole once or twice a week and are never, ever disappointed, bored or have a lesser experience than other times. That is truly amazing.....You can eat a healthy meal, dine leisurely or get out in a hurry to make a movie, order an expensive bottle of wine or not (and be treated no differently). This restaurant defines Neighborhood Gen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2013

Sole is always too loud....but food is good and so is the staff."so it is a tradeoff......didnt expect such a long wait with reservations....

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2013

Whether for special occasion or Thursday night after the gym (as this was), your meal at Sole is sure to be outstanding. The roasted chicken from the wood oven is a perpetual favorite but the pizzas, pastas and fish also are stand outs. The menu changes regularly and don't dismiss the specials which are always showcasing what's freshest and at its seasonal best. Sole is the best restaurant with consistently excellent food and service in New Canaan (and Pound Ridge).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2013

Great menu. Consistent good service and good wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2013

I live in Greenwich, CT and it is always a pleasure to visit Sole in New Canaan. It is always excellent and fun. The food is Fabulous!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2013

Sole had gotten a little long in the tooth and was known for it's indifferent service. New competition seems to have caused a reset at the restaurant. The decor is new and attractive, the menu is improved and service levels are very good. We'll start going again regularly after giving up for a few years.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Sole was such a wonderful treat on Mother's Day. The food and service were excellent. The modern decor was refreshing and the banquette made comfortable seating for four people. My son enjoyed the flank steak salad entree which was quite unique. We have not seen that on a menu before. My lamb was cooked to perfection and all food was plated beautifully. My husband's mussel appetizer was fresh and tasty; they were the best mussels we have ever had in a restaurant. All the pasta dishes were well prepared and delicious.
We will definitely return to try other dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Charming restaurant with good atmosphere. Entrees were great (although relatively small portions). Appetizers were mediocre at best. Did not try any soup. We would return and skip the appetizers for a soup or salad alternative to start the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Expectations were high when we entered the beautiful room, packed with diners and received excellent service quickly. (read got a drink fast) The food was beautifully presented and while good, did not have the wow factor we expected. I would probably give it another try.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2013

WHy do they always pay lots of attention until you ask for the check? And then they forget you?

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2013

I have eaten at Sole twice - once for dinner with my wife and our friends, and once for a cordial lunch discussion with an associate. In both cases Sole performed beautifully on all fronts: the food is superb, the service is excellent, and the ambaince is perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2013

excellent food and knowledgable and friendly service. Still a little noisey even after they redecorated. It is a busy place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2013

Really like Sole - although I asked for a table on the wall up front and four of us ended out in a semi circle booth which was a bit awkward and would probably be better if you had chairs on the outside of the semi circle for a party of 6 or 7/

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2013

food and service are consistently good which keeps us going back again and again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2013

We were there on a Monday evening and enjoyed a glass of wine, salad, mussels and pizza at the bar near the brick oven. Very good food. Some friends stopped in and had a glass of wine with us. Fun and relaxed atmosphere. Staff was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Once again, a wonderful lunch at Sole. Always love the $15 express lunch. Great size portions and good choices and the service is always attentive and friendly. I love the pounded chicken Milanese and the salads are always fresh and tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Wanted to surprise my wife for Valentine's Day and take her out to dinner and Sole in New Canaan,CT was an excellent choice. We had never been there before and Open Table helped me make this choice. They had a full menu which was surprising. Most restaurants on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day pretty much give you limited choices and smaller portions and higher prices. It was refeshing to see a full menu loaded with choices and specials that sounded so good. The ambiance is warm and the service was excellent. The food was very good. This restaurant is perfect for a special occasion or to go and relax. They also have pizza on the menu which I want to try one day for take out. This is a keeper!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2013

My wife and I come here often. Food always solid, great wine by the glass and service that is just right. Even our 3-year old enjoys it here. Highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2013

Food was quite good. My daughter loved the pizza which came out in about 10 mins. We all had pastas and enjoyed them. It is new canaan so its not cheap but we will go back. Server was attentive and friendly except when my mother learned that one of the apps was really a soup which wasn't clear on the menu. She then asked what they had for salads. The server did tell her but made a comment about reading the menu to know what was on it. Just not necessary.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2013

The decor is warm and elegant. The waiter staff was fast and attentive (with exception, our main waiter misinformed us on one of the dishes we ordered). Unfortunately, although the food was good, the portions were too small for the price. The place got very loud after 6:30pm and people were standing at the door staring at diners. It was somewhat unpleasant but, I have to say that the worse part was that the maitre d' and waiters kept on coming to our table (six times) asking if they could get us the bill, our coats, etc., while we were in the middle of having desert and coffee. We felt rushed and practically 'pushed' out the door.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2013

fresh food! helpful wait staff! hard working employees! thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2012

I love sole - my only complaint was that my salmon was TINY. Like, 6 bites tiny. For $30 salmon, they can do better than that. My father had eaten here the week before and said his salmon was tiny, but didn't tell me until after I had dined. Wine and apps were great though, and I love sitting at the bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2012

With the addition of booths and wood paneling on the ceiling, it has cut down a fair amount of the noise level. It gives Sole a much more cozy feeling to it.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2012

Don't know WHY I waited so long to try this - WOW! Best short ribs ever! Service is great too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2012

Consistently good Italian food, great service. One of my local
favorites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2012

Sole is a neighborhood gem - great food, lovely ambiance and friendly, unpretentious service. A glass of delicious malbec alongside the pasta bolognese was the perfect comfort meal to overcome the recent weather related stressful days. The red wine beef ravioli with parsnips was also a wonderful seasonal dish. You can't go wrong with this restaurant but make a reservation - it gets very busy!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2012

Great food and service. A true neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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