Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn

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561 reviews
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Master Chef Thomas Henkelmann provides a memorable experience with his signature Contemporary French cuisine, seasonal menus, impeccable service and sophisticated atmosphere. Award-winning wine list of depth, breadth and complexity. Welcoming bar, Drinks Room with fireplace, lovely verandah and terrace overlook manicured gardens for summer cocktails. Two private dining rooms available for special occasions.

The restaurant is located in Homestead Inn, a luxury boutique hotel in Relais & Chateaux with 18 chambers in Manor House or Carriage House. Available for exclusive use of restaurant and rooms. Separate Cottage Boardroom for executive meetings of up to 18 persons.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant to celebrate special occasions. The food is delicious, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is exceptional. Everyone makes you feel welcome.

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KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service paired with delicious food. Both the veal and sea-bass dish left us speechless.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue. Excellent food. Romantic ambience with impeccable service. Expensive but you get what you pay for. A top notch dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Big disappointment. Not what it used to be. Undrinkable martinis, confused on orders, rare salmon ..usually, “how do u like your salmon prepared “ , is an appropriate question, long wait for bread, our desserts went to wrong table , no one came to check on our meals once they arrived . No cocktail list when requested, no one checked back on why martinis were undrinkable .

Definitely won’t go back. There’s a lot of choices in Fairfield county, maybe that’s why we had no problem getting a table .

There were seven of us, so a little tough to pay 1000.00 for dinner

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z
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good all around except our party found the chairs to be uncomfortable

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h
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everybody was helpful and attentive. The food and service were top-notch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for dinner and breakfast the next morning. It’s expensive but not overdone.

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MV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had cocktails before dinner in a quiet cozy side room with a beautiful fire. Dinner in the enclosed porch was delightful — trio of four gras, asparagus soup, duck and Dover sole. Decor is tastefully done and service is very attentive and professional. We stayed as guests at the Inn, as well, and the entire experience left us vowing to return again in the spring.

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CB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime I every way.

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RJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a special, anniversary dinner. Had a wonderful time. Food and service were outstanding, which you would expect at a restaurant in this price range. I did not see much of the Inn, as our table was in the first room, but the decor was very nice. The only other comment I have is the restaurant is “jacket recommended”, but the guy next to me was wearing jeans and a hoodie so the dress code is possibly optional.

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been our favorite place in Greenwich for years.

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CS
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I used to live in France for many years, and because of this, I wanted to host my 60th birthday dinner at Homestead Inn. I was not disappointed! Everything was superb!!

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We go to a lot of nice restaurants and I just was not very impressed. It was very old and dated.

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J
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Thomas Henkelmann never disappoints. Another incredible birthday dinner for my wife. If you have not tried this restaurant, you should.

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g
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in the nicest setting with magnificent service. Could not be better.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our Valentines Day this year at Thomas Henkelmann and everything was excellent. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and attentive. Thank you for giving us an evening to remember!

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DA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when we choose to eat here. Outstanding service and delicious food. Crab cakes were outstanding, rack of lamb and duck were perfect and the chocolate soufflé was probably the best I’ve ever had.

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PF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We have dined at Thomas Henkelmann many times over the years and it has been our “go to” for special occasions. I don’t know the story on this visit. I hope it was a bad night and not an outstanding restaurant going downhill. On this night, they were serving a four course prix fixe. I had the lobster bisque which was OK and the duck which was Unusually dry. My wife had the salmon and it tasted like a cheaper filet of farm raised salmon and the entire presentation was bland. Service was spotty. We had wrong drinks brought to our table, entrees mixed up and coffee came after we had finished our desserts. I would have liked another glass of wine, but my glass was empty for 15 minutes before our server noticed. Thomas Henkelmann has earned the benefit of the doubt from us over the years so we will go back. But if we have the same experience again, it will drop out of our rotation.

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter! A nice addition to the menu would be glutton free bread in addition to the other breads offered at the beginning.

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappoints. Attention to detail much appreciated. Food was divine and service most attentive. Not cheap but good special
Occasion venue.

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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. One of my favorite places to go.

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Beautiful, tranquil and elegant ambiance. Excellent and beautifully-plated food, including starters, entrees and desserts. Superb service from the moment we arrived, including our dining staff and wine service. Went to celebrate a birthday and could not have chosen a better place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in southern Connecticut for a special occasion. Food and service are top notch

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had wonderful evening entertaining dear friend from Chicago. Food, ambience, service. All first class - world class. Staff exceptional - knowledgeable, warm, sense of humor. Pay attention without being the least intrusive. Great eclectic bar area - before or after dinner drink. Continues as the most sophisticated, interesting restaurant in Greenwich area.

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NC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celbrate my wife’s birthday... we truly had an amazing time. We came with a 5 years old, and usually, these places are not too excited about it, but from the Maître D to the kitchen server, they were all really kind to us, they gave us a great table, really an outstanding staff. The food was great too, classic, but very well executed! The timing was percect, the decor exquisite, an memorable experience!
The only bad point is the wine list. They do have a great selection, but the pricing is crazy high. The mark up is higher than any restaurant in the city, a bit of a shame, it is hard to find hidden gems...
Well done anyway, again we had an amazing experience, and we will be back on our next visit...

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v
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a special place. Memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodated my dietary needs
The entire evening was a lovely experience

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NN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Homestead Inn & Restaurant is one of the best in the tri-state area. The food is spectacular - - the wine list is great - - and the service very professional and friendly - - I also like the valet parking. What more can I say - - go as often as you can and enjoy a great dining experience.

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! So glad we are moving closer to it this month ! Keep up the great work ! Don’t change a thing !

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great ambience!

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NC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and it was fabulous. Their attention to detail and quality is unsurpassed in Fairfield County!

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LB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once we were given a nice table, and not one in Siberia, everything was lovely. We enjoyed our dinner and especially the service we got from our head waiter, George. He went above and beyond to make our evening special.

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R
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt the best dining experience in Greenwich, CT especially special during the Holiday Season. Outstanding!

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I
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our favorite restaurant in Greenwich. Never disappoints.

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f
Wilmington
41 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance...esp at Christmas are all great but when you spend $400 per couple for dinner youd think you'd get more than a choice of TWO WHITE WINES OR TWO RED WINES by the glass??? Huh? Is this 1952? They really need to up their game on that.

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BS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. The food is sensensational and the service is first rate.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and ambiance were wonderful. The staff was attentive and well-versed in the food and wine. The presentation of the dishes was excellent and delicious. We had salad, smoked salmon appetizer and 2 specials for main courses, brisket and scallops.
I can't wait to come back in the spring and walk around the grounds

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted a special holiday luncheon for my guests and Patricia acted as my point person. She couldn’t have done a better job in making it a special setting and personalized. Thank you! The Bouche de Noel and ambiance at the holidays is not to be missed.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our Annual Holiday dinner at this lovely Inn. The festive decor, delicious cuisine and exceptional service is always a special treat.

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