Winvian Farm

5.0
105 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine

Chris Eddy, Executive Chef and founder of Winvian's food philosophy, prides himself as a culinary craftsman creating farm-to-table menus using simple, crisp and seasonal ingredients accented with unusual and fresh findings. Menu changes daily. To compliment our food program we have put together an extensive wine program of 500 labels from 13 countries 37 differnt regions, with the emphasis on USA, France and Italy.

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WB
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service was very attentive. Very romantic great for a special event.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t wait to return!

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w
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

All courses were excellent. The understated country house atmosphere is charming. The wine list is a bit pricey, and the service to start the meal was slow, but the experience is good, and certainly the best in our part of Litchfield County.

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RG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my wife there for Valentine's Day. To say it was exceptional would be a gross understatement. The food was on a completely different plane from 98% of the rsstaurants we have been to and we go to alot of high end restaurants. I just have nothing negative to say and wish I could give winvian more stars. Bravo.

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DJ
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The entire experience was wonderful. staff, food and décor all memorable and excellent. We plan to come back frequently.

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W
19 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the more wonderful meals we have had in a long time, and in a lovely venue. The service was warm and attentive. The food was perfectly seasoned and flavorful. The surprise little cup of cauliflower soup might have been the best bite. The salad was fresh and fragrant. The pasta course outstanding. While the steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly, one of ours was a little tough—it might not have been rested long enough. The desserts—in particular the almond pear cake—was top notch. We drove 45 minutes for this, and it was worth it. We will be back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was our first time at this restaurant. We have been to some exceptional restaurants in Europe and North America and I would place this restaurant towards the top, with regards to quality vs cost. All courses were excellent, intense flavours, high quality ingredients, well presented and excellent service. Loved the Hand Rolled Farfalle Pasta (pheasant, truffle, macedoine of vegetables and broth). Hard to single out a single course as all were exceptional. We will be returning with friends soon.

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BM
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Winvian it’ll always be the restaurant for our special occasions! The food is always superb! Their house made pasta is incomparable. And the fireplace seating area with pool table it’s great! My husband and I love to get us some drinks and just have a game before our meal! And I can’t forget about our maîtres de who is the most attentive service we ever get! Can’t wait to be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An exquisite meal with impeccable service!

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m
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding ambiance, service, and food. I would make the 70 minute drive to go again anytime.

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K
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb! Food was delicious and so incredibly presented! The service was impeccable! Will be back!

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r
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had lunch here for first time. Brought my mom after having tried nearby Arethusa. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing and the best spaghetti Bolognese I’ve had outside of Italy! The vegetables still had the smell from the farm soil they came from. I only wish I was staying at one of the cottages and not just sneaking in for a lunch. Highly recommended.

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S
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was amazing, but do expect to shell out some serious money. We felt rushed at the beginning of our meal and had to ask them to slow down. I would go back, but not 100% the cost of meal is worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely amazing. Pricy but worth every penny. Where else can you dine on food that’s been picked hours prior and prepared fresh? Very flavorful and accommodating to food allergies. We highly recommend! Kudos to Chef Patrick!

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LR
15 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Neither my husband nor I could remember the last meal that we savored as much as ours at Winvian Farm on Sunday night. The amuse-bouche was a delightful surprise, as was every course of a very flavorful and creative meal. Before the meal was close to over we were already looking for reasons to return. Although all dishes and courses were fantastic, the lamb ragu and the duck were spectacular.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful grounds. We had reservations at 6:30. We had a drink outside before going up to dinner, we sat outside and it was beautiful. It was good we came early as we had a two top next to a table set for seven. Luckily they did not come till we just finished dinner! I had asked for a quiet table and I wonder if they knew that we would be done by the time they arrived. It was very quiet for our dinner. We had the 3 course meal. We had the Ravioli and the Gnocchi for the appetizer, and the Duck and Beef Tenderloin for the entree. All 4 where excellent. Then the Desserts, choice was Cheese Tasting, Mouse, Dark Chocolate Cream, and Rum Baba. We had the cheese and cream. We did not like the desserts. The service was good but the waiter never came and asked us how the food was it did we want something. When I was a waiter I always came after I served a course and did that, was surprised that did not happen. We were looking for a fine dining restaurant, after the first 2 courses we thought we found one but we have reservations now after dessert. We will try it one more time maybe in the fall.

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TR
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food experience - chef and staff went out of their way to impress. We had an an excellent 4 course meal with a number of surprises from the kitchen! We had great salad, quail that was a great app along with pea filled ravioli. This was followed by the best duck ever! This was all followed by atremendous dessert selection of milk chocolate cake and zucchini cake - great find... but bring your wallet!

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JA
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant at Winvian Farms is simply the best in Connecticut. The food is exquisite. The ambiance and service are outstanding. Pricey, but worth every penny. It is our go-to dining experience for special occasions and never disappointing in the slightest way. Truly exceptional.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in CT, hands down. Food is out of this world.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we arrived for an Anniversary celebration until the time we left, we felt that we were treated with the utmost of respect, warmth and kindness. The ambiance of the restaurant with the various separate dining rooms could fit a variety of dining experiences depending on your occasion

Our concerns with a limited choice off the menus were allayed as we both found almost every option to our liking and it was difficult to make the best decision out of all great choices. Timing of courses and recommendations by the staff were perfect

We decided that this experience was in our top 5 of all time and will be back for future celebrations

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DR
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place, the service was amazing. We did the testing menu with wine pairing. Fabulous!

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RP
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Attention to detail was superb, starting from our arrival to cocktails to dinner to dessert. Our surprised fresh tastings were creative and sumptuous .

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I
24 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and impeccable service. Will be back soon.

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NA
10 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for my husband’s birthday. Delicious!! We had the 4 course tasting menu - everything was made perfectly and the service was excellent.

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TW
47 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very pleasant experience and delicious meal - dining room has great character and service was friendly and attentive

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On our first visit here we had a wonderful time. Food and service was all top notch. Can’t wait to go back again soon.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding.

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NW
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner with attentive service. Wonderful, comfortable atmosphere. Looking forward to a return visit soon.

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TF
25 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Upon entering the private gate and being greeted by name by the valet and escorted to the table we had high hopes. Unfortunately the service didn't match the first 5 minutes of arrival. It took me asking for service to get a glass of wine. The demeanor of the waiter was one of irreverence. The food was good, but soured by the service. This included having to hail the waiter for a second glass (and I'm not that impatient).

The grounds are beautiful. The main house, where the restaurant is, is great. Ask for the table by the fireplace. 

Downstairs is a bar with pool, shuffleboard and fooseball. While that sounds cheesy, it fit very well and was done tastefully. 

All in all we are unsure the price had equaled the service we would typically expect. It would be as easy p as smiling and asking if we have enough to drink. 

100% wheelchair accessible.

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MM
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Winvian is hands down the best restaurant experience you will get. From arriving at the gate, greeting by valet, the restaurant and most notably the food, it is amazing in every regard. If you are looking to have an elegant meal at a special place look no further. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. The meal options always change and they are very diverse. The culinary creativity is amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The evening was wonderful. Everything perfect EXCEPT the fireplace was smoking and I had to take the clothes I wore to the cleaners the next day. Regretfully I’ve had the same problem several times in different dining rooms. I would dine there far more frequently if you could solve this proble.

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DS
20 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience in a beautiful setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Winvian is rather pricey. For the $$ they charge for a night's stay they should include some minor amenities at no charge. That being said they do include a wonderful breakfast with your stay and their cottages are so wonderfully unique. But it may end up being a once in a lifetime experience.

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G
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An incredible dining experience from the ambience to the wonderfully prepared menu choices. The staff was top notch and
Although priced higher, you certainly leave feeling that you’ve received a great value!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch! By far, the best meal I have ever experienced. Service, ambiance, food quality - all excellent!

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M
13 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For most people this is a special occasion place but be warned that it will increase your desire for more special occasions. The flavors are wonderful, the service impeccable and the ambiance perfect country. It is pricey but it is fixed price for three or four courses so there are no surprises (except maybe the charge for water). Service is always ready when you are but never hovering. The blends of garden fresh ingredients far surpasses the "farm to table" craze and is masterfully done with style and perfection. There are few places in the world that offer a more rewarding dining experience.

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SH
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were here for a return visit. The place was very noisy due to a family reunion where there were 17 children under 13. We think we should have been given a call about this prior to arrival. Really changed our stay. Place was not equipped to handle this

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RQ
14 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Unfortunately they ran out of the dessert we said we wanted, but did not order it at the time our order was taken. It was only 8:30, but they ran out of chocolate soufflés. I would have thought they could have anticipated the demand for it.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceeded expectations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was just perfect, except the price. It was very expensive. The only time we would consider dining at the Winvian again is for a very special occasion.

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