Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn

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544 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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DA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 9, 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 9, 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
11 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 27, 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
12 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
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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 5, 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
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 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
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our favorite restaurant in Greenwich. Never disappoints.

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f
New York Area
40 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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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

This is the second lunch I’ve had there this December. Both times but especially this second time- my friend and I thought we were treated with considerable criticism because of our choice to order only first courses as our entire lunch. The chef is wonderful but if the luncheon menu isn’t expanded to include more options for lighter eaters, I will continue to only eat there on rare special occasions.

I don’t mind the price. I just want more salads!

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SS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is an iconic, classic venue. It is tastefully upscale with impeccable service and food to match. A group near us was unacceptably loud (a/k/a drunk). It would have been preferable had they been quickly invited by management to consider other guests. We consider this occurrence an aberration and will continue to enjoy this lovely, elegant setting.

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KB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual Holiday get together with friends.

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0
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is the definition of fine dining.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch. Food atmosphere was so beautiful, can’t wait to return.

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to The Homestead for years for our special holiday celebration. It is a splurge, but with the lovely atmosphere, great service and delectable food, we think it’s worth every penny!

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TK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a truly wonderful place! It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion (in our case our anniversary). The food, service, and attention to detail are second to none! I couldn't recommend it highly enough!

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a
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent, as always.

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c
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food you’ll find in Greenwich CT. Number one dish Long Island Duck.

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, from beginning to end. We started with a "proper drink" at the bar then enjoyed a fireside table. It was the food, winelist and the fabulous service that puts Thomas Henkelmann over the top. Loved it. And will go again!

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r
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was subpar. My entree was one of the “specials” of the day and highly recommended by our server. It was burned, soggy, and tepid. Our meal was a business lunch and the server was overly “friendly”. Place is pretty, but not worth the price.

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely anniversary dinner here and our waiter was the best waiter we’ve ever had. We will definitely return.

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AH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...great service...beautiful room...perfect evening. We go once or twice a year and are never disappointed.

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NS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Thomas Henkelman last Monday and our high expectations were exceeded in every way. Having lived in NY for 20 years, this is now one of our our favorite restaurants in the tri-state area. TH is beautiful, elegant, cozy and charming. The staff is welcoming, attentive and personable. The food – WOW! My French mother is a fabulous cook as was my grandmother so I have been fortunate to have had some amazing & authentic home-cooked meals in France. We had the Crisp Lobster with leek fondue as an ap and it was to die for. My husband had the Crispy Long Island Duck and had a reaction after every bite. I had the dover sole special which was the best I have had in my life. The wine list is impressive and we shared spectacular 05 Bordeaux suggested by our server, George. We took a chance on his suggestion, and another wow. The two servers, Umberto & George are true professionals. You can check out the menu on the website and will see that it isn’t that expensive relative to other restaurants that charge these prices yet don’t compare to this gem of a restaurant. Not sure if Thomas came out to say goodbye or if he happened to step out of the kitchen when we left but it was an honor to meet him and say thanks for a wonderful evening.

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RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect dining experience

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

25th annibersary

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BL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Just moved to Greenwich.

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