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.
This is an experience! The cost is appreciable, but worth it. Service, food, ambiance all superlative.
The service, presentation, atmosphere, food and wine pairing - all exceeded my expectations!
We wanted to try the only AAA 5-diamond restaurant in CT, and we were not disappointed. Great atmosphere, beautiful building and grounds. We were seated next to a warm fireplace, which we loved on a chilly night. Service and food was fantastic! Great for a date night! They have a 3 or 4 course prix fixe menu, worth every penny!
Winvian is not a restaurant, it is an experience! We arrived to a welcoming smile and cheerful greeting from our hostess, and comfy seats around a fire in which we waited for our table. A few moments later, we were led to our table by our friendly and attentive waiter, complete with champagne, a lovely view and another fire. Chris and his daughter Juliet soon introduced themselves, welcomed us warmly and invited us to a "tasting" that was created just for us! All of the offerings were amazing....warm bread, delicious foraged salad, exquisitely prepared octopus, unique ravioli, melt in your mouth haddock and mouth watering desserts are among our favorites.....but we truly loved every bite! I am a foodie, but this was a cut above anything I have ever experienced, in the US or abroad. Paolo was equally charming and welcoming. You can be sure that this is where special occasions will occur in our family from now on! Thank you, Kim Gallo
Perfect place with delicious food!
Outstanding atmosphere for date. Beautiful grounds, great service, and great food.
Tremendous service!!!! And the setting is wonderful.
While staying at Winvian Farms, we had an excellent dinner in one of the very pretty dining rooms. Beautifully presented and served..unusual and distinctive fare. The service was exquisite.. very formal and restrained. ...so perfect one tended to whisper. I prefer a little more liveliness..tad too reserved. But a lovely delicious meal. The rabbit ravioli was great.. and cheese plate a real treat.
I do think for the price a more generous wine pore or an offer of port with cheese might have been nice.
All and all, a nearly perfect evening.
If there was a statement that was even better than "World-Class", then that is what we would rate Winvian Farm. There is absolutely nothing that we would recommend be changed or done differently. What makes the experience of dining out to be a wonderful event is truly captured in everything about Winvian Farm. From the smile and cheerful attitude of the person that greeted us and opened the door, to the fine cookie treats that were presented at the end of the meal. All aspects were perfect and we were made to feel special throughout the complete dinner. Regarding the quality of the food and presentation, we highly recommend that you enjoy it in person with your own eyes and taste-buds rather that reading about it. By doing yourself this favor, you will also be able to take in the ambiance and witness a staff that honestly cares about making your time there the best that it can be.
A perfect dining experience
Winvian needs significant upgrading. Cottages need renovation and technology upgrading.
Dinner at Winvian Farm rates right up there with some of the best dinners we’ve had in England, France, and Spain. In fact it reminded us of being back in Europe. It was a real pleasure to experience the sophistication of such a talented chef. We will be going back for sure.
Great, innovative food in a wonderful setting. Our service was world-class and every course was worthy of sharing with everyone else at the table. We had one guest in a wheelchair and it was particularly nice that there was an attendant waiting at the entrance; who parked the car and came back to get our friend into an elevator.
Never forget that Winvian is one of the great romantic getaway/overnight dining spots as the rooms are wonderful and the location (and the spa) are tough to beat
If you are willing to spend the money, it just does not get any better than this, even in NY or Paris.
Regardless of what you order, each dish is fabulous and beautifully presented. The service is attentive without being in your face. The place is beautiful and homey. This used to be a once in a year special occasion place for us but we find ourselves here a bit more frequently.
Anniversary... everything was excellent.food service..lodging
Perfection!! Seed to table is exactly what you taste!!
Extraordinary experience, in all facets of the dining experience
Refreshing different menu and executed superbly. Professional service, yet warm.
The rabbit ravioli was unbelievable It was a wonderful experience.
The food and service was world class. As someone who’s been to some of the best restaurants in New York and Europe this dinning experience ranks near the top.
Winvian has become our go-to for special occasions. Everything about it is always perfect. The one thing that took us by surprise on this visit was to encounter children (shudder) a couple tables away. We asked and were informed they allow children in the summer (note to self: never return in the summer). We simply asked to be moved to a different room and were immediately accommodated, so problem solved. But beware if you are celebrating a special event and you are not interested in the annoyance of little kids, during the summer you'd probably want to look for a different venue.
It place is beautiful.
Service very attentive.
I would not recommend lunch at Winvian...no real menu...nothing chef prepared.
Our service was very perfunctory -- no feeling of being at a Relais Chateaux property.
Dinner is probably a completely different experience so this review does not address dinner, but lunch was a miss.
Everything was exquisite Waitstaff outstanding. We started planning a revisit before dessert and coffee.
We had a lovely dinner on our Anniversary at Winvian - on the way out, my wife told our server that we were going to make this an annual occurence.
As always, the food was awesome, the menu is limited but the choices are phenomenal - something for everyone.
Truly an extraordinary place to spend a special occasion.
While LItchfield County has welcomed some new restaurants, Winvian is the only place around where, if you do not mind paying for it, you receive a first class European style dining experience. The menu is a bit limited because they produce much of what they use but there is always a satisfying choice. The atmosphere is quiet and welcoming, the food beautifully presented and delicious and the service attentive without hovering. The attention to detail is apparent in everything they do.
Always fantastic! Thanks for another great evening Winvian!
As always m, great dining experience. Food and staff are top notch.
Every detail was thought of and we were made to feel right at home as we were given exceptional service and outstanding food. A truly elegant experience!
We took our friends to dinner for their 45th anniversary. The pace is lovely the service was wonderful from drinks at the bar all throughout dinner. Food was mediocre at best, and beyond overpriced.
absolutely fabulous from the welcome at the front door to the drive away. We were celebrating our anniversary and was not disappointed. What a lovely day to spend at this spectacular Inn. Thank you.
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.
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
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
We had a lovely, peaceful and delicious lunch! Winvian is a very special place a true jewel in CT!
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.
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.
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.
Everything about Winvian is just perfect
From the minute we exited the car to the minute exited the property we were treated with unmatched service. Amazing anniversary dining experience!