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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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Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.7

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4.6

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4.4

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (10)
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Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
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Tasting Menu (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Casual (3)
Scenic View (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful brunch. Great food, beautiful space, excellent service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was delicious and service was fantastic!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, Great service... it’s a bit small, but a terrific dining experience. The chicken liver mousse appetizer and duck entree were exceptional. If you’re a foodie or looking for a top of the line culinary experience, give this place a try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of our “go to“ places which, lucky for us, happens to be a mile from our home. The food is always spectacular, the service always perfect. Tim LeBant Is a massively talented chef and the consistency of the extraordinary meals is a testament to his abilities We love this place.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing meal and chef

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

An outstanding meal with great flavors and taste. Service was very pleasant and engaging.
Can't wait to return and sample their next selections!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Our go to place for special occasions and always fantastic!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing! As always...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great, as always. Lauro and Mario always are most welcoming and make the dining experience wonderful.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Disappointing visit. While the creative farm-to-table menu appears inspiring, we felt the presentation resembled "scraps" of food, rather than a meal. We understand " less is more", " fine dining" etc, but this last visit was a culinary fail, in my opinion. Sorry!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I really enjoy the Wednesday vegetarian Prix fixe. I’ve been to 5 or 6 and booked more. The food is spectacular and the wine pairings are very nice. One of my favorite places.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very friendly staff and nicely presented food. We will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent meal with attentive service and well priced and diverse wine menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Best duck I have ever had. Everything was outstanding - food, service, ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

So imaginative and so delicious! Far and away, best restaurant in Fairfield County !

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The School House remains one of my favorite places for brunch, or dinner. The food is excellent, creative and well executed. Services is great, just a little loud.

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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 7, 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 29, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 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 23, 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 22, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 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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 (New York Area)·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 13, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 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 9, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 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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