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Feb 28, 2010 06:05 PM


My boyfriend's birthday is this Thursday and I am looking to take him to a nice restaurant for it. He likes American cuisine ..mostly steak like any man. I don't want to spend a ton of money but I want to spend enough to enjoy a nice meal with a nice environment. We always go to Redding Roadhouse and love it but I am looking for a change of scenery. I have looked into the Putnam House in Bethel, CT ..can anyone speak to this restaurant? Please let me know if you have any suggestions! I am desperate to find good food in this area! thanks

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  1. If you are willing to drive down to Ridgefield, jfood would recommend The Elms.

    1. We eat at Putnam House pretty regularly (every other week or so). It's a good restaurant, but not over-the-top, gourmet/foodie great.

      The food is always good, the service is good (and friendly) and the prices are pretty reasonable. It's a very reliable stand-by for us.

      The owner used to work at the Roadhouse so there are a lot of similarities. It's the same, but different, if you know what I mean.

      Here's the link:

      1. Being your sister, I would suggest getting a nice steak at Stew Leonards and make him a nice au poivre to go along with it. There's always Chucks Steakhouse though.

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        1. re: krisrishere

          i would if i had the resources. and chucks is awful.

          1. re: ange0897

            If you guys love Redding Road House, try the Little Pub in Ridgefield at 102 and 7. they have a 10 oz sliced NY strip steak and frites on a garlic crostini for 16 bucks. RRH has always been my favorite Ct. pub for ambience and history... but at LP the food is much much better and a younger crowd.

        2. Why not get him thinking out of the box? Often, non-America restaurants have some very good beef-based or lamb-based dishes anyway.
          Jaipore Royal Indian Cuisine in Brewster.
          Italian always has beef or veal dishes. Barca, Italian in Danbury or
          La Zingara in Bethel

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          1. re: Scargod

            I was going to suggest Barca - I was there about 1 year ago and had a decent steak. I was also at Rraci in Brewster last week and 3 of my fellow diners got steak and raved about it..

            Barca Restaurant
            93 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury, CT 06811