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About The Schoolhouse at Cannondale

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.

34 Cannon Road
Wilton, CT 06897
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, French, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday, Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Next to train station

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 834-9816

Website:
http://www.theschoolhouseatcannondale.com/

Catering:
From the first meeting to the day of the event our goal is to capture the essence of the clients desires and use our creativity and superb culinary training to deliver the perfect event. We are best known for high-end fare which embraces cuisines from many regions around the world. The focus of our dishes revolve around the best, in season, local produce. Everything is made with an artists touch from raw wholesome ingredients. The result of our skills and efforts is an elegant, fun, and whimsical event where the focus is clearly on the details.

Public Transit:
We share a parking lot with the Cannondale Train Station that connects in Norwalk CT.

Executive Chef:
Tim LaBant

Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire for private party details.

Private Party Contact:
Tim LaBant: (203) 834-9816

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Schoolhouse at Cannondale Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Cozy (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Local Ingredients (27)
Romantic (25)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Healthy (17)
Great for Brunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Organic (10)
Casual (9)
Seasonal (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Scenic View (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I’ve been meaning to go to the Schoolhouse for years, so finally got there to celebrate a big birthday! It didn’t disappoint! Delicious, fresh food, expertly prepared and served. Hope to go back soon and try their brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was perfect, as always. Get there if you can. It is a real treat!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great night at the Schoolhouse. The food was out of this world. I don’t think there was a bad dish on the menu. Everyone around us kept saying our delicious everything was. The service was fantastic. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and took amazing care of us. The only complaint I have is that there isn’t a bar to sit at- so don’t arrive early for pre-cocktails. Honestly the atmosphere is so nice that I would love to be able to do that.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful service. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Terrific. Lauro (our server) was excellent, great wine and food. Can’t be beat!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is so fresh and delicious and the service is outstanding!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always a pleasure dining here. Food is excellent. Greeted at the door and welcomed. Best French Toast I ever had at the brunch

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It’s out of the way, but worth the drive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

5 stars for everything except the ambiance. Dinner for two is easily $150, and the food is exceptional, but the canned music is quite loud funk/jazz/rock making it difficult to savor the experience. The visual ambiance is lovely-like a country schoolhouse, but the loud music made both of us feel a bit edgy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been twice now, and each time I went, the dishes were of the variety that the saddest part was finishing them. Each bite is better than the last, and I just didn't want it to end. One of my top restaurants in Connecticut, if not everywhere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great service and food, as always. Thanks to Lauro and Mario.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food and service. Our second visit to The Schoolhouse, and will
definitely be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A wonderful, refined restaurant with excellent service and a wonderful menu.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Just love this place! It was my third time and a first for my husband. We have told everyone about it!

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Just reading over the menu was mouth-watering. A truly delicious meal, with every bite incredibly flavorful. And the staff is very welcoming and friendly. A lovely lunch-time experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food is outstanding. The service and ambience are wonderful. It's a great quiet spot for a delicious meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We went here for our anniversary. Very cute, quaint place. Service friendly and food very good. I do think, however, food was overpriced and menu was too limited.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Schoolhouse is fantastic and we go there frequently, either to dine as a couple or meet friends. Typically a fair amount of planning is involved. For example, they have special nights with a vegetarian menu which is something we seek out. We usually book weeks ahead. This occasion was a little different. Realizing both teenagers were out at the same time it seemed like an excellent opportunity for an impromptu dinner out together. I assumed Schoolhouse would be booked solid, so I was surprised to find the schedule open (in fifteen minutes no less) and booked it pronto. Five minutes later I received a call from the restaurant that there had been a mistake. Had it been another restaurant likely I would have not received a call. So ... this is the one time Open Table did not work. No worries, we found a different and lovely place to get together. Schoolhouse will be there next time, and there will be many next times for sure.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Outstanding kitchen and service, great atmosphere, romantic location. The only thing I would change is the light to make it feel more intimate. Especially that it is just one big room with not much decor. But we will definitely be back for the food!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Outstanding!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Entrees were nicely plated and as described on the menu. Flavorful and nicely matched. Service was a bit rushed and inattentive , had to flag down the waiter to order another glass of wine and was never asked upon delivery of our entrees if they were prepared to our liking. Acoustics are very loud. While I understand the schoolhouse is an old structure, attempts should be made to dampen the decibel level. This was our fourth visit to the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Meal was fabulous. Loved it. Would return again many times. Love that they don't allow substitutions!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 1, 2017

ONE OF OUR MOST FAVORITE RESTAURANTS!!!!
Always a treat! The food is a 10.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Romantic, Hot Spot, Casual, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Every year my wife and I cone here for our anniversary and every year we are so Happy with the food the service and the restaurant as a whole. I can't recommend the schoolhouse enough. I'll see you guys soon!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. At first, I thought their prix fixe dinner menu was limited and didn't sound too exciting. Boy, did they prove me wrong! The four course dinner was amaaaaazing from start to finish. We look forward to going back. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to all of our friends. Thank you for your wonderful food, fit for foodies, and excellent service as well. Thank you!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food, French press coffee, homemade coco was so delicious! A cozy and warm environment. Lovely Sunday brunch. Worth our trip from Sherman, CT

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were surprised at how small it was (reservations are a must), but were soon charmed by the authenticity of the space. The staff were gracious and welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious - fantastic from beginning to end. We will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Love love love this place. Food is always wonderful and creative. Thursday night is prix fix.... Choice of 2 for starter, first, main, and desert. Other nights are a la carte with choice of 5 firsts and 5 mains. I like it here either way. Cozy and elegant ambiance in a 19th century Schoolhouse in historic Cannondale village. Service always perfect. One of my favorites.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

My favorite local restaurant! I go as often as I can. Service is excellent food creative and delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great place for dinner. Forgot that Thursday is fixed price menu but it was great! Thanks TIM!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The Schoolhouse is one of my favorite little gems in Connecticut. First off, I had to make a last minute addition to our reservation and the staff was very polite, understanding and responsive. The dining experience was amazing. Great ambiance. A wonderfully converted and appointed old one-room schoolhouse. Beautiful brook running by right outside the windows. It's a great place for a date or a group dinner of 4-6. Some of the best food outside manhattan. We dined early @6 because we brought our 3 year old along with us. The waitstaff treated her very special and she loved it. When looking for a nice dinner out, the Schoolhouse will always be at the top of the list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

What a fantastic dinner!!! I love the innovative Thursday night prix fix dinners because they are so inventive and delicious. Italian friends from Laco Majjiore were visiting and the little schoolhouse in Cannondale couldn't have been more perfect. Wonderful food, attentive and kind service, charming atmosphere. It was perfect and we all adored it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food, service, ambience were fine. The only downside this time was the noise level. It took away from the overall enjoyment..

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Never disappoints! Beautiful presentation and delicious food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the Thursday night price fixe dinner. Started with a salad, which had a light delicious dressing and beautifully arranged and sliced vegetables and tomatoes. Loved the chicken liver mousse second course. Sea bass was nice with perfectly cooked vegetables. Enjoyed the dessert too. Portions were just the right size so at the end of the meal I felt very satisfied but not stuffed. I would definitely return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent again! Loved the new chicken and duck entrees. Everything was superb including service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 28, 2017

An outstanding meal with excellent service in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The Schoolhouse is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always good, service is impeccable and the room is charming.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I've visited the Schoolhouse several times in the last few years since I moved back to CT after a long absence. This is a wonderful restaurant, with excellent, creative food, top-notch service and a wonderful ambience.

I tend to go most often for the Thursday night prix-fixe menu - and always enjoy it. I most recently visited for a family birthday lunch on a Saturday. We were all blown away by the delicious, creative, seasonal food. And honestly, for a meal of that quality, the bill was not outrageous.

Whether it's for a special occasion or date night, I urge you to add Schoolhouse to your rotation. You won't regret it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Organic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

beautiful spot overlooking a babbling brook. started with a clever cocktail and wonderful meal. waiter suggesting a perfect pairing. pleasant experience hope to return soon.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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