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Beach House - Milford (Woodmont), CT

Brens Mom May 2, 2007 11:34 AM

Anyone been here? We're considering trying this place for our anniversary. The initial reviews when it opened in 2005 were positive...but I haven't heard a word about it since.

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    Brian Fawcett May 3, 2007 07:30 AM

    My wife and I tried this recently and were not overly impressed. Not to say the food wasn't good, it was, but it wasn't overwhelming and the service leaves a lot to be desired. For the price you pay I would say it is not worth it.

    If you are looking for somewhere in the Milford area to go for a special dinner, try Jefffrey's on New Haven Ave. Terrific.

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      Brens Mom May 4, 2007 05:30 AM

      Thanks for the reply Brian. Does Jeffrey's have good steaks? My husband is a picky eater so I was looking for someplace that he'd enjoy.

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        ElizabethHenton May 4, 2007 06:10 AM

        I haven't been in a few years. But I do remember my date having a terrific steak frites w/ a generous smattering of melted gorgonzola. Jeffrey's over beach house (imho). Tight tables. Quaint. Decent service. It's the kind of place where people talk in hushes so not to have other tables over hear.

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          Brian Fawcett May 4, 2007 11:21 AM

          Yes they do. My wife gets steak often when we go out and she loves the ones at Jeffreys. They usually have at least two on the menu

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            lsnhc May 4, 2007 01:21 PM

            I concur with the opinion that The Beach House has good food, but nothing terribly memorable and, in my opinion, definitely not worth the cost (and we do not object to paying for top notch food). My suggestion would go just to see the bar - which is spectacular!

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            ewanm May 6, 2007 10:41 AM

            A second vote for Jeffrey's as the best strictly local restaurant. There's no other place where I wouldn't rather just go to New Haven or Stamford, alas (although I do enjoy Cafe Atlantique, for lunch rather than dinner).

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          Brens Mom May 7, 2007 06:43 AM

          Well, we decided to go. They are in this year's Entertainment Book, so 1 entree was free up to $29...figured that would make it reasonable enough that even if it wasn't awesome we'd be fine with it. We made reservations through Opentable, that worked ok but we'd asked for a romantic table and they didn't seem to acknowldge that part. Service was incredibly slow considering it was a Sunday and not terribly busy, the water we were first served was warm...it must have been sitting for a while. My husband ordered the 'toasted mozzarella' appetizer. We were rather surprised when we were served a cold ball of cheese on top of a small sald with roasted sweet peppers. It tasted good, but wasn't what we'd pictured from the description. I had a beefsteak tomato salad, it was delicious but nothing different or special about it. Their bread is served with a small crock of olive oil with roasted shallots in it over a small flame. It never did get warm al though that didn't bother us. The biscuits they served were delicious, very light. My husband was intending to order the mashed potatoes as a side but the waiter told us that all of the entrees came with mashed potatoes and a vegetable caponata...so he didn't bother. He had the NY strip and I had the filet. No complaints at all about the meat...but I can't say it was the best I'd ever had. I also had the gorgonzola cream they offered with mine, it was very light and different. I liked it. The potatoes were fine, as were the veggies...although there were alot of peppers, mostly peppers actually. We did notice that there was a common theme of roasted peppers and/or roasted shallots in almost everything. We chose not to have dessert, we stopped to get me an ice cream cone instead! LOL

          Overall it was a pleasant evening, nothing bad about it but nothing to rave about either. And not crazy expensive considering the $29 discount. We didn't have any alcohol and the bill came to $60 which I thought reasonable for what we had. I would not go back, though..there are so many restaurants to try that unless it's really awesome it's not worth it for me.

          Our next celebration I'm making reservations at Jeffrey's!

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          1. re: Brens Mom
            ewanm May 7, 2007 09:45 AM

            Thanks for the report :). Where did you get the coupon book from? We used to have one of these in our last town, and ate out many times each week trying to use it up :), but didn't know that there was one for the Milford area.

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            scooter02 Mar 7, 2008 10:44 AM

            I have to say the Beach House is one of my favorite restaurants. Besides that the place is beautiful I have to say that the food is equally fantastic....it is consistent....i have eaten there at least 10 times and have always had a great meal. The presentation by the Chef is beautiful and I think the steaks are extremely tasty. It is a destination for me but well worth the trip....you should give it a try.....

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              wineaux73 Mar 7, 2008 12:47 PM

              Is that the same Beach House that is also in Darien and Fairfield? I've been to the one in Fairfield and have always had pretty good food. Nothing spectacular, but pretty good. And it's cute on the inside and they have live music on the weekends.

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                scooter02 Mar 13, 2008 09:35 AM

                It's not the same.....there is only one....great food, had music on the weekends, a gorgeous bar ... all in all a great experience from service on down...

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