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For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
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South End

4.4
452 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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The raw talent, experience, and passion of two young people is the foundation for South End, a neighborhood restaurant and gathering place in the charming town of New Canaan. Chef/Owner Nick Martschenko and General Manager Michelle Mauro bring seasonal comfort food and inspired libations together with an atmosphere that is casual, familiar, and befitting of a small urbane town.

The design combines the old with the new. Rustic hardware elements are set against reclaimed barn wood paneling, and light fixtures are antique in design, while utilizing a more contemporary flare. Beige Italian linen drapes are complimented by contrasting black tufted linen upholstered banquette seating. Oversized color prints of a misty countryside and farm animals are a nod to Chef’s sustainable food practices.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday December 31st we will be offering a 4 course prix fixe menu for $85, and will have a children's menu available as well..

Lunch Wed - Sat 1130 - 230
Dinner 7 Days a week at 5
Sunday Brunch 11-3
Bar opens daily at 4
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Phone number
(203) 966-5200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nicholas Martschenko
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Private party facilities
With capacity up to 20 people, our Private Dining room will provide the perfect experience from coporate dinners to small intimate gatherings among friends.
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Private party contact
Michelle Mauro: (203) 966-5200
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Catering


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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary on-site parking as well as free parking on both sides of the street after 6pm.
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Public transit
Directly behind the New Canaan train station.
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Entertainment
Live Acoustic Music every Wednesday Night at 8:30pm
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Special events & promotions
We will be offering a 4 Course tasting menu for New Years Eve. You can find the menu on our website at www.southenenwcanaan.com. We will also have special kids tasting menu available as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering our dinner menu as well as specials for 2. We will have live music at 8:30pm-10:30pm.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 452 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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3.9
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Mike (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great food and cocktails. Service was good and ambience was nice. (chic/casual) One of the best places to grab a bite in New Canaan.

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LuxM (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Mediocre and over priced. Not sure why this restaurant has so many five star review.

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Anonymous 
1.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Decent but overly expensive food. Noise level is unacceptable, and the restaurant made it worse with a pounding music soundtrack throughout the dinner. I could not wait to get out of the restaurant. There are so many other good Fairfield County restaurants with reasonable noise levels that I cannot imagine going back to this one.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there for New Year's Eve. Food and service were both adequate but nothing great that would inspire me to go back there again especially with so many other great restaurants in town.

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vipmtraub (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

From the time we got the bread to the end of dessert the quality of the ingredients served at this nice, casual place was extraordinary. I wish I could have the bread and butter again right now. The Cesar Salad (perfect for 2) is made with sliced fresh anchovy filets. Superb. I had the veal Milanese, which was served with a big salad on top. Great version of the classic. My wife had the Cod served chowder style, which was truly wonderful as well. The flavor was that of a great chowder with a seared medallion of cod on top. I went for a simple vanilla ice cream for dessert with chocolate sauce, which was nice on our full bellies. The wine list is nice and varied with a price range from moderate to a bit on the stratospheric side. They pour some very nice stuff by the glass as well.

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vipFoodie0523 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 14, 2017

One of the best meals we have had in the area!

We met our friends for dinner here. Awesome scene, great Christmas decorations, great menu, DELICIOUS food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 8, 2017

Danny's clams is a seasonal favorite. Strip steak was outstanding as always. Service was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 1, 2017

It was fine
Solid

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

Everything we ordered was DELICIOUS and the service was great. It's a really nice atmosphere - we were in a small back room that felt very cozy. One of the walls of the room was a wine "cellar" for lack of a better word, which made it feel more open, but also like a fun private wine room. Overall, a very nice meal.

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boze58 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Outstanding brunch. I ordered the chic ken sandwich with bbq chips and was not disappointed.

The dessert I had tasted like a warm heath bar with toffee and ice-cream. Four spoons please!

Take your friends.

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