Roger Sherman Inn

4.4
604 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Owners Joseph and Nes Jaffre invite you to enjoy memorable dining, beautiful accommodations and exceptional service in a landmark New Canaan inn within an hour of New York City.
The dining room and bar feature French-inspired American cuisine with an extensive wine list as well as cocktails and light bites at the bar.
Live music is available on Friday and Saturday evenings in the bar.
Individually-decorated rooms and suites offer modern conveniences, luxury bath products and mini bars with gourmet snacks. The Roger Sherman can host up to 200 guests for weddings, business meetings, celebrations, funerals and intimate gatherings. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
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 604 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dianer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best restaurant in the area great food service and atmosphere

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Poodles
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The RSI is always our "go to" establishment. We are never disappointed my the menu selection and quality of the food. We recommend the RSI to all our friends and family. The ambiance is quite lovely and always decorated so beautifully. The service for our latest visit was not up to the usual standards but this seemed to be the exception to our previous visits. We will absolutely try them again and hope that this was a once in a visit occurrence.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service with attentive staff. Menu offered good options for my vegetarian wife.

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vipDiana
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered the peppercorn skillet steak and it was delicious but pricey.
Service was very attentive and responsive. The staff take pride in their restaurant and it shows. I have dined there several years ago but it was not outstanding. Today it is! Congratulations!
My only recommendation is to have some lower priced entrees on the menu and take a sharper pencil in regard to how you priced this steak and the Dover sole.

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vipToniH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely & quiet fine dining inn. Food was delicious and the ambiance was intimate. Highly recommend it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All aspects of our dining experience at the Roger Sherman Inn were exceptional. We had a lovely celebratory brunch and look forward to returning for future occasions.

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vipSusanD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For many years we have driven past the Roger Sherman Inn and I have no idea why we didn’t try it sooner. We had a fabulous Saturday date night!
We ate in the bar area and enjoyed the live music all evening. From the moment we were greeeted & seated, everything was perfect. My husband loved that the maitre d took our drink order when he sat us. The food and ambience were perfect. We will definitely be returning!

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vipPerfect
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful experience all around! Old school charm with great food and service. Will be back.

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OG23
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Another lovely evening with friends at the Roger Sherman Inn. The Inn has been a family go to for years.

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vipScottsdaleDiner
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an early dinner - when we arrived, the dining room was almost empty, though it filled up during our dinner. The bar was busy. The food and service was excellent. We both had the special of the day - pheasant - which was delicious. The desserts were fantastic as well. I would highly recommend the Roger Sherman Inn.

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vipmaryf
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the old
New Canaan feel here, I love sitting in the historic bar dining area-
The food is wonderful! And the cocktail menu- lovely!!

A real classic standard-

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PatB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's hard to find a sophisticated yet warm restaurant that ticks off all the boxes anymore: the delicious and varied food, the attentive service, the pretty atmosphere. Music was at the right level and melodic - you could actually hear the conversation at the table. In a world of restaurant chains and "trendy, nouveau" cuisine, Roger Sherman Inn stands apart. We had a very enjoyable, leisurely dinner to celebrate my Aunt's birthday. It's definitely on my list of favs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive waiters and servers. I love the new look in the dining areas. Greeter could not have been nicer. Our birthday group had a wonderful delicious brunch.

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vipAndrewC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We attended on Valentines Day. The venue is fine, decorations could be improved as doesn’t carry any particular character or that of an old inn. Food was very good, but service unfortunately was poor. Very slow, not paid much attention to, and food needed to be re-heated. Overall it was a nice experience, with live music and dancing, but could have been better.

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MT5466
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Valentine’s Day pre fix dinner. Unfortunately, very slow service, the meal was not up to their usual standards and there was a loud band playing. Overall a disappointment and not in keeping with our previous experiences there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went for a Valentine’s Day prefix meal; I know upcharging comes with the territory there but the value was just not good. Nevertheless, good and service was excellent, ambiance was terrific, would definitely recommend.

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viplala
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was terrible. Took 50 min to get food from apps to entree.

MP
vipMichaelP
Miami
143 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friday night family dinner with our two teenagers
They loved the music in the bar area , however, we sat in the second dinning room
Was able to chat and hear better
Was surprised they had music on Friday nights too
Just a lovely meal and there was something for everyone
From Burgers/ fries or Dover sole that was so fresh and delicious
If you have never been here it’s a must for any occasion
Just could not be a better experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent and service superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting friends.

JD
vipJoanD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our brunch experience was fabulous! The ambience was lovely - spacious and bright with natural light. Service was impeccable and the food delicious and beautifully presented.

MP
vipMichaelP
Miami
143 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saturday night dinner at Roger Sherman is amazing
Staff is excellent and well versed of both the menu and specials
Such a cool , cozy place to go with friends, couples or even teens
Brought our 15 y/o along with us and she loved the music
Vinny is wonderful and gladly plays all requests
We love the New England country club feel
Can’t wait to come back!

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vipthrutherabbithole
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

All of our meals were delicious! The salmon potato galette melts in your mouth, and the lamb was cooked perfectly. The soufflés were amazing.

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vipMichaelP
Miami
143 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A typical Saturday night at Roger Sherman is filled with a mixed crowd of people
From 30’s to 70’s all enjoying some good rock style music . It’s a fabulous evening of amazing food and generous drinks
They aren’t measuring drinks by the ounce here as you often find in most restaurants around town
When you order a drink here , you get what you expect
Staff is friendly and accommodating
If not the best restaurant in CT , definitely in the top three !
So glad Vinny is back on a Saturday night and he’s fantastic
Will play any suggestions, such a nice guy

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful time as always watching our friend, Mark Zelenz play. Good food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is unmatched in New Canaan.

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vipJames
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We had a party for brunch on Sunday, and the restaurant was not busy, but there was a birthday party off in one portion, which was not a problem. The service , however, overall, was quite poor. It took a very long time to be served our entrees....nearly one hour. And there were wait staff around but they were not very attentive and we did not feel as though anyone was looking after our table.

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vipvirginiac
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service by our waiter Gonzalo was impecable!

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KarinC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Day dinner! The inn is so lovely and our dinner was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Christmas Eve. Beautifully decorated. Food good but not great. Overpriced.

HA
vipHugoA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Food was mediocre and extremely overpriced for the quality. Lamb was fatty, steak chewy, pasta flavorless. We had to grab our server at least 5 times so basically non existent. Too bad. It’s a cute spot in town. Really wanted to enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner with friends in the cozy bar.

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Gottago
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the Time we entered to the time our car was returned to us by the valet.... nothing BUT the BEST of attentiveness, service and presentation!! We've here a few times in the past 15 years and always had a great experience. The "older rooms" have more charm than the newly remodeled areas, is my only disappointment.

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NancyC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The restaurant was decorated so beautifully for this Holiday Season...Very festive...we had a very nice waiter but I think was a little frazzled because he forgot my husbands soup spoon and we had to ask numerous times for more butter... it did not ruin our evening and we have to say he was very pleasant and helpful the rest of the evening...Our meal was amazing... one of our most favorite restaurants

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vipdineveryoften
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Perfect place for a date or a special evening!!

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vipthrutherabbithole
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Festive holiday lunch — the price fixe menu included several delicious choices! Everything was delicious.

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vipsellahouse
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holiday House Tour luncheon

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Seeale
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner here for our wedding anniversary. What a beautiful and charming place! The inn was decorated for the holidays and was warm and inviting. We arrived and immediately met the proprietors who could not have been nicer or more welcoming. When they found out it was our anniversary they went above and beyond to make it special. The food was spectacular. I guess I was expecting average, but my lamb dish was one of the best I have ever had. It was fantastic and we are definitely going back again. Afterwards we went to the bar for an after dinner drink. It, too, was lovely....wood paneled room with fireplace and live music. I had never been here before and realized what I had been missing! I highly recommend it.

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KeithB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

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vipARTC
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner - disappointed we did not get table we requested. Had called three times to confirm. MaitreD gave table to a party who arrived shortly after us, but in the confusion sat them down before we realized what was happening.

FAQs

Roger Sherman Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 966-4541.

Roger Sherman Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 604 OpenTable diners.

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.