New Years Eve in Fairfield County
First time on Chowhound, looking for some help.
My girlfriend is coming to visit for the holidays and I need to find somewhere nice in the Fairfield county area to go for New Years Eve. The only problem is that it cannot be outrageously expensive but it has to be relatively formal. I am a recent college grad so I don't have a ton of money but I'm willing to spend about $200. Other than that I am open to suggestions. Please help!
Schoolhouse at Cannondale in Wilton is having a new years dinner...just got info....the food there is excellent, the ambiance is very nice, charming, upscale, but not jacket and tie formal.
Here is info from e-mail I received:
This New Years Eve the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Wilton, Ct. will be offering a special dinner to ring in 2010. Chef Tim LaBant and his staff will create an exciting four course dinner with wine pairings and a champagne toast offered for $95.00, excluding tax and gratuity. The four courses are also priced at $65.00 without wine. We will have two seatings available. The first will begin at 6:00PM., and the second at 8:00PM. Please call for reservations at 1-203-834-9816, or visit our website at www.schoolhouseatcannondale.com.
There is a well-known and very popular restaurant in downtown Stamford in the Marriott Courtyard hotel that unfortunately we're not allowed to discuss here on Chowhound. We've done their New Year's Eve meal a couple of times now and recommend it. It's formal enough, but comfortable enough, and certainly you wouldn't be the only young couple in the restaurant.
They do late seatings, so you can dine until midnight and ring in the New Year with the other patrons.