The Schoolhouse at Cannondale

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Tucked away in Wilton's quaint Cannondale Village overlooking the babbling Norwalk river, the restaurant is located inside a schoolhouse built just after the civil war in 1872. The completely renovated and stylish interior reflects the elegant and thoughtful cuisine of Chef Tim LaBant whose focus is on searching out the finest ingredients from both local CT farms and exceptionally passionate farmers from around the nation.
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vipJohnandSteven
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable evening at this farm to table treasure. Exceptional preparation, freshest ingredients, perfectly timed service, bisque, branzino, duck, and that lemon dessert all embodied the best of elevated cooking tempered with an experienced homemade feel. Five star thankfully without being institutional or curated. If there were a secret society for Michelin stars lol, because some of the best dining experiences are under the radar gems, the whisper would be a perfect three star rating. Love our visits here and thank you to the team.

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shellock
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great as always love the vegetarian pre-fix for winter wednessdays

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bailey
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food excellent service. Would definitely recommend as well as go nack

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ErnestC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end a very enjoyable dining experience. Welcoming and attentive staff, well prepared cocktails and appealing/delicious food. Highly recommended

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vipAppleN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish from the Vegetarian Tasting menu was delicious. We were very happy with everything. Tim, the executive chef, came out and served us our plates in person. He is a very talented chef!!!

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GinaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing plant based tasting menu. These avowed meat eaters highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overal great experience.

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JonS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is great. The waitstaff is freindly but not meant for fine dining.

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Kristi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so charming eating in a real old school house! I took my sister and brother-in-law to celebrate my husband‘s birthday, and they were gracious, well paced, and the food was outstanding. The school house was my husband’s toys for his birthday dinner, and it did not disappoint.

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foodiemom
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent across the board, and the building is charming and intimate. The noise level in the restaurant is the only complaint; it was difficult to hear conversation at our table for four.

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KateT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to The Schoolhouse, this time for lunch. Everything was perfect. Really appreciated the friendliness of the wait staff - they were attentive but did not rush us. Food presentation outstanding and tasted wonderful. It is always a pleasure to come here. Will return more often for both lunch and dinner.

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LuisA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food.
Healthy portions and clearly spelled out all ingredients of the dish.
Friendly and timely attention to customers from an impecable service team.
Attractive brook views if you get the right seat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food and wine pairings!

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LLJJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! One of my favorite places of all time.

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StacyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Schoolhouse is our absolutely favorite restaurant. The food is outstanding and the delightful waiter Lauro makes who serves us every time makes it a wonderful place to go. We are so delighted by the incredible meals we have had the last three times we ate there. FANTASTIC beyond words. Michelle Greenfield the chef deserves recognition for her wonderful creative and incredibly flavorful dishes. We cannot wait to go back again!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you everyone at Schoolhouse!!!
Stacy and Drew Henderson

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JasR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Schoolhouse is a very good restaurant. Although the portions are somewhat small, the quality and taste is very good. It was disappointing, however, to realize that the lunch menu is significantly different from the dinner menu, having gone there before in the evening. Still, the ambiance is lovely, and very scenic. Unfortunately, it was a bit difficult to enjoy on this visit, as a there was a very loud crowd there this day, and the size and layout of the premises leaves one little choice but to bear with that.

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BrianW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything - food, service, ambiance...This restaurant does not fail to exceed expectations on every visit. We will be back.

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UseThis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always have a good experience at the Schoolhouse. The food and service are impecable; I wish the portions were a little bigger. Everything is delicious!

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vipNikki
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Friday lunch on Valentine's Day and the quality of everything was just as perfect as the
dinners we've had over the years. The soup, the Branzino and the Duck were superb.

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Dick
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fun little restaurant that is outstanding. The food is not only very good, but the selection and presentation are over the top. Drove 2 hours from NJ to have Valentine's lunch there and it was worth it.

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dottie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in all ways! The quality of the food is superb

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend.

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RichZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable

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vipLisaM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Michelle is totally AWESOME! Her food is innovative and fit for foodies! We are weekly patrons of this outstanding gem!

Lisa and Bill Mathis!!!

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SchuylerC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dinner to celebrate a college graduation.

Eating there is quite the experience. You’re eating off a menu that’s unique for the evening, in a tiny, reservation-only, 1700’s school house, with a server that talks to you more like a suit tailor. The menu either had items that I’ve never had before, or items I never would of thought to combine.

Highly recommend.

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vipwilliamb
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and they do not disappoint. Everything is always on point here. Friendly service, amazing setting, quality of ingredients.
We will continue to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Fairfield county

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, charming setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the price fix for a birthday dinner
We were all so pleased

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vipRobertG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the wine pairing was perfect- Can't wait to go back!

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Nstamfordoldie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and interesting food choices
Extraordinary and friendly service
Serene and invigorating atmosphere
What a great spot to meet for lunch...next on my list is to make dinner reservations.
What a treat!

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mzsinjin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Service & Gourmet prepaerd Food - we felt very relaxed, celebrating a birthday with a party of 5, midweek. We shared the escargot & the gnocci app. The escargot was prepared deliciously - en croute. The chocolate souffle is a must & rich enough for 2-3 people to share. Ambiance-wise, possibly more interesting lighting and perhaps an electric/gas fireplace

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David
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! I had the Foie gras, Duck, and Lemon tart. Each one was a sensational in their own unique way. The chef is clearly a talented professional with some major formal training under their belt. The staff were all very attentive and courteous. I would highly recommend for a special event. (It is quite pricey, but you are getting what you pay for in quality dining)

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Northlaker620
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific - food is delicious - service impeccable - very special restaurant

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1234
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably excellent all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I had in Fairfield County in a long time!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & lovely place - small & intimate. Service was wonderful.

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SabinaR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The flavors of the dishes were fabulous! The gnocchi was amazing! I wish they had a little more broad of a menu, but what we ordered was delicious. The ambiance could improve - the lighting in the middle of the restaurant is a little harsh and the acoustics aren’t the best, but I guess that’s the trade off if you dine in an schoolhouse built in 1872. Overall a good dining experience!

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Joes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a bit off, but the meal and ambiance were terrific.

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vipWilliamG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

FAQs

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 834-9816.

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale is rated 4.8 stars by 1678 OpenTable diners.

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