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Schoolhouse vs. Roger Sherman's

Sudbury Sleuth Jun 5, 2009 11:07 AM

I'm planning an anniversary dinner in CT for tomorrow night, and would like feedback about which restaurant has better food and ambiance? I'm assuming I can't go wrong with either, but would appreciate feedback if one is better than the other. Thanks

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  1. jfood Jun 5, 2009 12:05 PM

    you may not have the choice of schoolhouse if history is any indication of the difficulty in getting a good time for a reservation on a saturday night.

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    1. re: jfood
      Sudbury Sleuth Jun 5, 2009 12:42 PM

      Assuming I did have the choice, as I always can try the other if one is booked, which has better food (or is it a toss up)? Thanks

      1. re: Sudbury Sleuth
        sibeats Jun 5, 2009 02:12 PM

        My vote would be for the schoolhouse based on their food. Typically they are booked well in advance for saturday nights, so I don't think you'll be able to get a res on such short notice.

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      LW1 Jun 8, 2009 06:52 AM

      The Schoolhouse, hands down. Roger Sherman has improved dramatically since the ownership change. I ate there about a month ago and it was very good, but alas, no schoolhouse.

      1. s
        sibeats Jun 8, 2009 08:15 AM

        So where did you end up? We were at the Schoolhouse saturday night and had a wonderful meal outside by the babbling brook. I thought maybe since the weather was nice and they had the outdoor tables available you were able to get a reservation.
        Hope you had a nice anniversary meal wherever you went!

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          amanda3571 Jun 8, 2009 09:31 AM

          whats on the menu these days sibeats??

          1. re: amanda3571
            sibeats Jun 8, 2009 09:39 AM

            Some of the same standbys...Jerusalem Artichoke soup (delicious)...there's always the cheese plate and a foie app, but I'm not a foie fan. They had a nice salad with grapes, pine nuts and chevre and a soft shell crab with asparagus, fennel and peas. Very good, but I still wish there were a couple more options since I'm not likely to order the cheese plate and definitely not the foie.
            For my entree I had the fettucini with clams, spring onions and rapini..it was really delicious. They also had a ny strip with fiddleheads, a salmon filet with pea tendrils and cauliflower puree, pork with polenta croutons (yum) cippolini onions and mustard greens and a duck with barley. Everything is cooked so perfectly, I think Tim is getting better and better!

            1. re: sibeats
              amanda3571 Jun 8, 2009 10:08 AM

              That all sounds delicious. I can't wait to get back.

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