Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn
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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We had long anticipated the opportunity to dine at this Relais et Chateaux property and recently visited for luncheon with out-of town visitors. We were utterly charmed by its gardens, sculpture and fanciful and creative decor. Sadly, the food uniformly disappointed, demonstrating little state-of-art culinary flare and a lack of agreeable flavors. We wanted very badly to love this place....perhaps we will try again at the dinner service.
The experience was great!! Would definitely recommend to a friend
My three friends and I (all males, well above 70 years old) make a point of getting together once a month, in the tri-state area over an extended lunch. We try out a new restaurant each time. This one is a winner. The weather cooperated and we sat in the verandah, amid a view of fresh spring flowers and the manicured green lawns. Service was pleasant, with discreet smiles all over the place. The meal was just right, down to the details. Pangs of guilt about the chocolate soufflé are still weighing on my conscience. All this plus we could hear ourselves talk, without raising our voices. As I said, a winner...
It was exactly what we expected. Very solid French dining experience, highly attentive to detail and an all around great time. Expensive but worth it!
The day was supposed to be rainy and dreary , but our visit turned into a bright sun shiny exquisite lunch. The ambiance was elegant yet warm. The service was gracious and caring, and food was delicious I both taste and presentation.
A special occasion destination tthat requires a return visit.
This place is exquisite!!! Food is delicious!! Perfect for a date or special occasion! Service is exceptional!
Wonderful experience, I would recommend the restaurant (and the Inn) to anyone as a wonderful getaway.
Henkelmann’s is a great old school restaurant and inn in Greenwich. Its prices are high but well worth investment The wine list is a trea$ure too. The staff is superior as are the hosts. Fine dining in a gracious ambiance.
We had a the loveliest of family dinners. As first-time guests we had only third-party online reviews to set our expectations which were more than exceeded. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. We were thoroughly delighted by the entire experience and especially taken by the warmth of our waiter and the genuine friendliness of the valet who treated us as as though we were long-time patrons. The restaurant has a manifesto that stresses hospitality and they certainly live up to it. We look forward to returning again to sample the lunch menu and will certainly recommend the restaurant to our friends and family.
We love this place and the porch is a fabulous place to have a cocktail before or after dinner.
Old world impeccable service and charm. And the cuisine is amazing !!!
We always enjoy lunch or dinner at the Homestead Inn. The food is excellent, and the staff is friendly and very helpful -- they have been there a long time, and they make every effort to make your meal a memorable one. I especially like the lobster bisque and the warm goat cheese salad as an appetizer (and sometimes both if I can split them with a friend). There are always good selections for the main course, and I often go with the day's special. I admit that we tend to go to the Homestead for special occasions, but it has never disappointed.
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.
Amazing service paired with delicious food. Both the veal and sea-bass dish left us speechless.
Fabulous venue. Excellent food. Romantic ambience with impeccable service. Expensive but you get what you pay for. A top notch dining experience.
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
Very good all around except our party found the chairs to be uncomfortable
Everybody was helpful and attentive. The food and service were top-notch.
Excellent food and service
Great restaurant for dinner and breakfast the next morning. It’s expensive but not overdone.
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.
Sublime I every way.
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.
This restaurant has been our favorite place in Greenwich for years.
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!!
We go to a lot of nice restaurants and I just was not very impressed. It was very old and dated.
Excellent as always. Thomas Henkelmann never disappoints. Another incredible birthday dinner for my wife. If you have not tried this restaurant, you should.
The best food in the nicest setting with magnificent service. Could not be better.
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!
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.
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.
Loved our waiter! A nice addition to the menu would be glutton free bread in addition to the other breads offered at the beginning.
Never disappoints. Attention to detail much appreciated. Food was divine and service most attentive. Not cheap but good special
The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. One of my favorite places to go.
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.
Best restaurant in southern Connecticut for a special occasion. Food and service are top notch
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.
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...
Such a special place. Memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you
Accommodated my dietary needs
The entire evening was a lovely experience
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.