The Schoolhouse at Cannondale

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Tucked away in Wilton's quaint Cannondale Village overlooking the babbling Norwalk river, the restaurant is located inside a schoolhouse built just after the civil war in 1872. The completely renovated and stylish interior reflects the elegant and thoughtful cuisine of Chef Tim LaBant whose focus is on searching out the finest ingredients from both local CT farms and exceptionally passionate farmers from around the nation.

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N
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and interesting food choices
Extraordinary and friendly service
Serene and invigorating atmosphere
What a great spot to meet for lunch...next on my list is to make dinner reservations.
What a treat!

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Service & Gourmet prepaerd Food - we felt very relaxed, celebrating a birthday with a party of 5, midweek. We shared the escargot & the gnocci app. The escargot was prepared deliciously - en croute. The chocolate souffle is a must & rich enough for 2-3 people to share. Ambiance-wise, possibly more interesting lighting and perhaps an electric/gas fireplace

D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! I had the Foie gras, Duck, and Lemon tart. Each one was a sensational in their own unique way. The chef is clearly a talented professional with some major formal training under their belt. The staff were all very attentive and courteous. I would highly recommend for a special event. (It is quite pricey, but you are getting what you pay for in quality dining)

N
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific - food is delicious - service impeccable - very special restaurant

1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably excellent all around!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I had in Fairfield County in a long time!!!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & lovely place - small & intimate. Service was wonderful.

SR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The flavors of the dishes were fabulous! The gnocchi was amazing! I wish they had a little more broad of a menu, but what we ordered was delicious. The ambiance could improve - the lighting in the middle of the restaurant is a little harsh and the acoustics aren’t the best, but I guess that’s the trade off if you dine in an schoolhouse built in 1872. Overall a good dining experience!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a bit off, but the meal and ambiance were terrific.

WG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

WM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for a special meal. Incredible food and a staff that is truly pleased to give you a top-notch experience.

N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always, service is very attentive. Great time

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

LC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite restaurants! Food was delicious and service impeccable. Always look forward to dining at Schoolhouse.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff consistently excellent

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The prix fixe dinner menu coupled with wines was deliscious. It was all excellent.
I would have wished a little more time in between the courses to finish the wine.
I felt a bit rushed and just wanted to take my time and savor it all a bit more.
Highly recommend, I will nonetheless return and will make this request when I order next time.

SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Thursday for the special tasting menu and it exceeded our expectation. Every detail, from the moment we arrived until we drove away was absolute perfection. The food and wine pairings were fantastic. I'll be back!!

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined there on a Thursday so each had the fixed prie dinner. Food was delicious and service was great.

d
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not gone here many, many times and it was always wonderful. However, for a variety of reasons I have not gone in probably a year. I was therefore glad to see that, if anything, it has improved. The diversity of the dishes is more, but the service, quality of the food and ambiance have gotten even better. My one concern is for the long-term viability. I remember it being far busier than it was. There were only four or five table occupied, although I cannot see why.

T
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing food and artfully prepared . The service is personal and warm . A great place and always consistent .

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizers & main courses very good

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

WS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to have dinner. My wife and I have come here for our anniversary on three occasions in recent years. The food is exceptional and the waiter staff are lovely. Have a great Christmas!

R
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful choice for our anniversary dinner. They have a 4-course fixed price dinner on Thursdays. Every course is delicious and beautifully presented. Clearly one of the best restaurants for a special occasion in Connecticut.

JZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always from the moment we arrived at the door, where someone was waiting to open it, until we left after a delicious and creative meal. The place never seems to get old!

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one was there. We booked reservations on open table for 10 am on Sunday the sign on the door said 10am. No one was in the restaurant we called 2x with no response. We waited till 10:10 and left.

k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dishes were beautifully presented, but food was a bit on the salty side. Loved the ambiance and the waitstaff is as nice as they come. Can't wait for another occasion to dine there.

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Good food and excellent service.

WD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I’ll be back. The service, ambiance and food were exceptional.

S
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are looking forward to our next meal at The Schoolhouse at Cannondale

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy The Schoolhouse at Cannondale. The ambiance is nice and cozy. The service is unassuming and they don't rush you at all. The food and drink are all uniquely tasty farm to table creations that shift along with the seasons. Getting to enjoy this local gem is #priceless. This last visit we enjoyed starters of pork belly and foie gras (perfectly seared). Our mains were the duck duo-- duck breast was fantastic and confit spring rolls were addictive and fall off the bone lamb shank. We weren't even hungry for dessert until we saw earl gray panna cotta with sorbet and berry coulis. Simply fantastic. Do yourself a favor and try this place. If you enjoy Thursday date nights-- their tasting menu with wine pairings is a value you just cannot beat.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Already recommended it twice in the 48 hours since I was there...lovely place. Great service (attentive without being obtrusive), great tasting meal, pretty view of the river if you’re on the window side of the room. My only issue was with the portion size.

MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our first impression was poor. The white wine we were served was much too cold and lost much of its taste. My wife ordered bronzino and rated it excellent. I had the pork loin which was overcooked and dry. More sauce would have helped. Desert was good . Service was satisfactory.

G
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was wonderful - as always! LOVE the staff - so warm and welcoming- went above and beyond on a rainy day walking out with umbrellas to escort guests inside!!
I am very disappointed to learn that Sunday brunch is being discontinued. I am sure it's a good business decision but I will miss you!
Many thanks!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Have been to the Schoolhouse many time and have never been disappointed.

X
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a great meal!
The apple and rutabaga soup was so light and flavorful, a great purée. Our pecan and cranberry bread was perfect with room temperature butter- perfect.
The pork medallion with polenta was amazing and everything you think of for fall meals.dessert was carrot cake with pear and it also was just right.
Even the French press coffee was just right
Will definitely be back.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always charming wonderful service and a tasty meal. Schoolhouse never disappoints

TR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit here and it had been about 2 years since eating at the Schoolhouse. It was restaurant week and there were 3 magnificent choices, all of which were amazing. The food could not have been more beautifully presented with organic touches and absolutely delicious. Perfect lunch spot or equally lovely at dinner. Service was subtle and carefully orchestrated. The setting was perfect in a historical school house tucked into a tiny corner of Cannondale. Impressive, classy, delicious, perfectly presented in a very special setting.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thae Schoolhouse at Cannondale is always a great experience. The food is impeccable, the service extraordinary and the atmosphere is unparrelled. This is my go-to place for special occasions and it's never let me down. If you want an outstanding dining experience you picked the right place!!

RP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well thought out food combinations and quality food. Good ambiance and able to hold conversation. low noise level. little on pricey side but worth it compared to other restaurants when you compare the quality and ambiance.