Winvian Farm

4.8
120 reviews
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
  • Worth the Drive

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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LS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Winvian is one of a kind. You feel like you've come home to old-world luxury even if you're only there for a meal.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

The food and service was excellent. My low marks us because my wife and I were in a small room with 2 families with small children which basically made the 5 star seem like we were at pub99

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r
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we were greeted in the parlor room we new that we were going to be treated to an unforgettable meal.
We were immediately offered drinks, from the fully stocked top shelf bar, then left to enjoy the picturesque views from the comfort of the enclosed porch area.
When we were ready we were taken upstairs to the dining room( I believe there are 5 different dining rooms each with a tasteful interior and ambiance).
We went over the chefs choices on the daily prepared menu, then browsed the extensive wine list( we enjoyed the caymus select).
Each course was a combination of freshness,and explosive tastes, with subtle surprises such as the chef's soup shooter, and palate cleansing sorbet.
The wait staff was very attentive, and personal. It is apparent that guest satisfaction is a top priority at winvian, as each person knew when attention was required or needed, and when to just let us enjoy our meal and company.
Overall this was a fantastic dining experience, with food that was unmatched in both quality and creativity.
An absolute must if you want to be treated with elegance and respect while treating your taste buds to an outstanding few hours

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely, peaceful and delicious lunch! Winvian is a very special place a true jewel in CT!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful facility and culinary adventure, every single aspect of the meal was adventuresome and tasteful, highly advise to partake at some point in the future.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of the most amazing meals we have ever had. My boyfriend is an executive chef and I surprised him with these reservations for his birthday. He LOVED it!! It is not easy to surprise/impress another chef with a restaurant choice but this was a complete success!! We can't wait to go back.

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NM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tucked away in the middle of nowhere in a beautiful setting you find a sign and closed gates and entrance is only granted once your reservation is verified. I can't say enough about this place. We had pre-dinner drinks and played American shuffleboard and then had a fantastic 4-course dinner which I would rank in the top 10 of all time for me. Need to go back in the summer when it must be even more beautiful.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about Winvian is just perfect

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the minute we exited the car to the minute exited the property we were treated with unmatched service. Amazing anniversary dining experience!

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Setting lovely . Warm bread cold in the middle . Oil cellar dirty when we first arrived. Very nice wine list . Great Bloody Mary.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Waiting for twenty minutes to have the various ways in which the complicated prix-fixe menu can be combined and ordered was a bit much. Considering the staff obviously outnumbered the clients on a recent Sat evening, it was surprising how little finesse the service here held. The food was superb. But my teeth never got off edge from the cold shoulder welcome.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with outstanding food. The fireplaces in each room were gorgeous

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing there is nothing more to say

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

exceptional. great food and service, excellent wines, an unusual setting.

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WB
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
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
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t wait to return!

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w
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
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 on 14 February 2019
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
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
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
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 11 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 2 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
New York Area
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An exquisite meal with impeccable service!

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m
New York Area
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
New York Area
3 reviews
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
New York Area
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
New York Area
2 reviews
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
Las Vegas
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
New York Area
17 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
New York Area
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
New England
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
New York Area
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
New York Area
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
New York Area
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
New York Area
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
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 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
New York Area
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
Key West
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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