Village Bistro at Beach House

4.3
90 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Village Bistro, has been a brunch, lunch, and dinner standard in Milford, CT for over 14 years. The restaurant exhibits excellent customer service, high standards in food and drinks, and a unique environment. Enjoy our full bar serving tapas at night, patio outdoor, book your next party with us or stop by and enjoy the exquisite cuisine and unique environment that only the Village can offer.

"Previous Tapas menu is back due to popular demand!"

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 90 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRapptor
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent cocktails. Very nice comfortable patio. Close parking. Walking distance to the shoreline.

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GabrielleM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Not a good experience, my best friend and I went for dinner on a Friday night. 1- There was no one really there, for a Friday night that was odd to me. 2-the shrimp cocktail tasted off, can’t explain but it did. 3- I ordered the steak and frites and the steak wasn’t seasoned much, My best friend ordered a Caesar salad with shrimp in it and ask for the dressing on the side and the doused her salad and dressing.

Pro’s- great drinks and service but won’t be back.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time there. Sat outside side. Food and staff were fantastic. Took a look inside. Dining and bar area looked warm and inviting. Going back soon.

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LisaCT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Great food!

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CharlesS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. I’m glad that I was still able to enjoy a meal outdoors as they have large heating lamps outside. Food and drinks are great and our server did a fine job making sure that we were comfortable and well taken care of.

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vipJeff
Philadelphia
130 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was only my second time dining there, but what a home run! I had some of the best oysters on the half shell in my life! The beet mignotte was awesome. That was followed by sublime grilled scallops with an asparagus risotto. I concluded with the churros. Over the top deliciousness. This is definitely not an inexpensive restaurant, but for my dollar, totally worth it and I look forward to returning!

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MishelleA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Clean experience.
We will be back!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Beautiful setting near the water in Milford, amazing mediteranean food.

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vipgracindar
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent

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CarolinaT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Food was terrible not cooked well and flavor was awful

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vipJessica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall1Food5Service2Ambience2

We had a 7:30 reservation and when we got there they told us “we don’t have a table for you.” We then had to wait a half hour before they sat us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The food wasn’t fresh and the taste suffered behind it, but the service was okay.

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Restaurant was beautiful. We had Heather and she was amazing! Thank you Village Bistro for an amazing experience!

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RebeccaB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had amazing meals! Such a fun place in a great location Service was outstanding!

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JamesM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, & service! It's why we keep coming back at least 1-2 times a month! Highly recommended!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Our service was slow. Food was great. Bug repellant needed for outdoor diners

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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TonyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent evening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Service was terrible

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RosieC
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

I keep going back and giving them one more chance, but nothing is improving. Service is slow to say the least. We ordered a cheese board and guacamole before we ordered dinner so we could sit and enjoy. The $17 cheese board had no meat, one slice of bread sliced and toasted, a few grapes, a few walnuts, a few olives and about -0 slices of cheese. All tasted great but not sure it warranted a $17 price tag. They never brought out the guacamole and our server never came back. On top of that she put in the dinner orders before we had a chance to “enjoy” our half appetizer. Drinks weren’t refilled either. I had ordered the beet salad with grilled shrimp. No shrimp. It was a giant disappointment yet again. I want to love it and love some of the dishes but the price doesn’t match the service or portions.

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ErikaC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great outdoor patio dining. Quaint place. Nice menu with lots of options. Friendly good service. Food was very good. Very relaxing and nice atmosphere.

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Joseph23
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the outside patio and felt the spacing was good. Very nice setting. Tequila martinis very yummy with Spicy Mezcal having a little kick to it. Ordered primarily tapas and starters, tuna tartare, duck leg confit nicely prepared and tender, portobello mushrooms all quite good. Grilled Octopus pretty good but have had better. All and all, a score of 5 in many of the scoring categories. Just the 4 out of 5 due the starters described above. Will visit again..

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vipStevenS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent. So was the service. Sitting outside is never as comfortable as inside but it was still the most pleasant outside seating experience we've had since COVID started.

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JeanS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Village Bistro is located a few blocks from the beach in the Woodmont section of Milford easily accessible from the interstate. It has a lovely stone patio in front with spacious seating Across the entire front of the restaurant. Service is warm and friendly. The menu has many choices including tapas, small plates and appetizers along with regular entree choices. Wines by the glass are well-priced with generous pours.

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SarahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was friendly, the restaurant was lovely and the food and menu were great!

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CarlY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, well spaced out seating outside with one way system implemented to assist distancing

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Alison
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Convenient parking, easy access for covid distancing. Friendly hostess, staff and professional maître d! Food and drink always 100%. Love the atmosphere and location!

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AliciaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Service, nice outdoor dining, interesting and creative menu.

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Tried the Marguarita Pizza, unlike any we've had before, sorry to say it was awful. We've eaten there before and it wasn't bad, but wouldn't consider it gourmet by any means. To bad, the outside patio is really nice. I would give it another try when they have entertainment again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating here & absolutely loved the food & the service was amazing

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MishelleA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and fabulous atmosphere. Nice job being COVID friendly. Thank you!

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! Our waiter was outstanding. He was courteous and attentive, without feeling like he was hovering.

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BrooksB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found this place randomly as Milford is a regular weekend getaway during the summer. The food was outstanding! I had the best seafood paella of my life and my wife had the goat cheese salad with shrimp that she loved. The French Onion soup had a very flavorful traditional sherry broth and guyere. Our server, named Al, was very friendly and prompt. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfect spot for dinner.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

We have NEVER left a bad review for a restaurant but we felt compelled to share our experience. We were here for 1.5 and in that time we were served one drink each and one of our lunches. The waitress came by twice, once to take our order and once to serve us our drinks. A busser came out with one of our lunches and we asked for another round of drinks. 30 minutes later- nothing so we got up and asked to speak to the manager who was actually our waitress. We were floored that a manager would provide service like this. We asked for the bill so we could pay for what we were served, we waited another 5 minutes and simply left cash as our patience had grown very thin by then. The "ambiance," was less than desirable with 20 something year olds yelling, taking shots and making crude remarks which no one stopped. We were hoping for a relaxing Sunday brunch and we were highly disappointed.

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melissam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice place. Average food but great ambiance. Waiter was great.

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vipwesleyh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

They were charging more for food bc it was Father’s Day a tomahawk steak was 130 on special and a different price on the menu I asked the girl the difference and she said they are the same then to top it off they have a pandemic fee on the bill wtf we r here to support you not get robbed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor dining. Felt very safe! Our waitress was so sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipErinN
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was a bit of a mixup upon our arrival We sat for 25 minutes without anyone approaching us. Our server was never advised that we were his table. Once he was, smooth sailing! Al was wonderful. We all had appetizers, dinner and dessert. Absolutely delicious. We will be returning!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Village Bistro at Beach House using the Order Online button. Village Bistro at Beach House also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 882-0022.

Village Bistro at Beach House is rated 4.3 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Village Bistro at Beach House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/village-bistro-at-the-beach/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.