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School House - New Canaan

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rdr1 Jun 2, 2010 05:46 PM

We are looking for a Saturday night restaurant in New Canaan and the "School House" in Canondale was recommended. Any pro/con comments or recommendations of other restaurants in the New Canaan area.

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    sibeats Jun 2, 2010 05:59 PM

    The Schoolhouse at Cannondale is in Wilton and is excellent, but is about 20 minutes from New Canaan. Harvest Supper is in New Canaan and is also excellent. If you search this board, you will find tons of threads about both places.

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    Schoolhouse at Cannondale
    34 Cannon Road, Wilton, CT 06897

    Harvest Supper
    15 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

    1. jfood Jun 2, 2010 07:33 PM

      NC restaurants:

      Bistro Bonne Nuit - French Bistro, great food, tight tables, tough reso
      Aloi - Best pasta around
      Sole - Very noisy, hip spot, great food
      Chef Luis - Former chef at Sole, fantastic food, small and tough reservation
      Roger Sherman - New chef and owner last year from Le Chateau; have not been but hear good things
      Harvest Supper - Others love this place, jfood not yet on board

      Dessert

      Gelatissimmo - best gelato around

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      Bistro Bonne Nuit
      12 Forest St, New Canaan, CT 06840

      Harvest Supper
      15 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

      Aloi
      62 Main St Ste 4, New Canaan, CT 06840

      Chef Luis
      129 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

      1. jeffreylydon Jun 3, 2010 01:22 PM

        The Schoolhouse is fabulous. I've been to lunch there about 8 times in the past 6 months but never dinner. The service is friendly but very professional, food is locally sourced for the most part, beautifully prepared and presented and the room and site is lovely. Could not recommend it enough. They have a small but well chosen wine list. Please post what your dinner was like - love to hear.

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          sibeats Jun 3, 2010 01:35 PM

          Funny, we've been there for dinner probably over 30 times in the last few years, but never for lunch. I agree with all you said, great place.
          Dinner menu is always 5 apps, 5 entrees...small, but we've never been disappointed in the options. He always has a cheese plate which is the best one I've ever seen. 5 different cheeses all with their own accompaniment, either fruit or nuts or honey, very thoughtful combinations. There is also always a foie app and usually a salad or soup, then maybe a pasta or gnocchi. For entrees there is usually a beef, pork, chicken or duck, a fish and then a pasta. Menu changes weekly. I find that anything he does with lobster is amazing. Short ribs in the winter are great. Pastas are always really nice too. I recently had a striped bass with lemon risotto. Top notch all around.

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