The Schoolhouse at Cannondale

4.8
1504 reviews
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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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Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat for us, though expense keeps us from treats too often. Love to bring new people to the restaurant.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was very attentive, felt fancy, but they weren't snooty! Wish there were more breakfast-like items on the brunch menu, but the french toast I had was delicious.

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p
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The luncheon meal was superb from appetizer to desert and espresso. The service was prompt without being pushy. As this was linch on a Saturday, the restaurant, which is quite small, was only half full so the noise level was low. Not sure how it would be when full.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love. AMAZING food flawless service. Cannot wait to go back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service.

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IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a fantastic culinary experience and night out. Great food and great service in a very romantic setting.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! A hidden gem!

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G
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE going to the local Schoolhouse to dine! The staff are so warm and welcoming and accommodating- the menu is always great - and the cocktail selections are varied and very good! A winner again!

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Y
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I look forward to every visit, regular customer, highly recommended

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E
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was just fabulous! Great place for a Special Occasion.

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1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's the middle of winter so based on the chefs reputation for serving locally sourced produce was only a little surprised to find only a Prix fixe menu on offer on a Wednesday night ( usually this is only available in Thursdays) . The venue is small and intimate and might benefit from lower ambient lighting and more candles but that is a minor quibble - the whole evening was delightful. The three course vegetarian dinner $48 came with paired wines for $75 - or you could add steak of fish to the third course for a small upcharge. One of us had the Atlantic char and it was presented with the skin perfectly crisped on top of the vegetables. Each small plate was perfectly presented, with the smoked roasted eggplant served with bok choy in miso in the third course particularly outstanding. Dessert was chocolate bread pudding in a caramel sauce with cooked fruit garnish. The paired wines from Long Island and the Finger Lakes were well chosen to balance each course. We particularly enjoyed the light sparking wine to start. Staff were attentive but not obtrusive.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been before- several times. Never disappoints, always very friendly and efficient staff and great food. Only minor drawback: harsh lighting at dinner.

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderfully imaginative and delicious!

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l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great tastes and welcome graceful atmosphere.

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great for a date night, even though a small and tight venue. The food and service are outstanding.

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SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant north of NYC. Food is always superb and service is excellent.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely, romantic dinner. The food was outstanding from the bread and butter through to dessert. The staff was very attentive and we enjoyed meeting the chef who made her rounds to our table. Could be my new favorite in CT!

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i
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uniquely delicious, friendly, and fun; we’re repeat diners who proudly bring guests with us!

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We has a superb meal. The scallop appetizer was outstanding. I follow that by the filet of beef which was one of the most tender cuts I have enjoyed. The presentation was a visual work of art. Thank you so much for making our evening so special.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always impeccable and delicious, high end food with welcoming warm service.

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the nicest restaurants in the Westport-Wilton area. Limited offerings that are always interesting and beautifully prepared, and great service.

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R
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day was outstanding and memorable.
Staff was so attentive and provided excellent recommendations. Food was absolutely wonderful and the menu was perfect for the holiday.
We loved our experience and look forward to dining here again anytime.

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Longtime fan of The Schoolhouse! I've been here many times and keep going back because the creative menu is seasonal and different every time so it's always a new experience. Add to that the excellent service, a great wine selection, awesome cocktails and a classic Connecticut setting makes The Schoolhouse one of my favorites.

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SI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very lovely restaurant. The service, food and atmosphere are outstanding. Although it was almost full on the night before Valentine's Day, the noise level was very low. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out.

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j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited the Schoolhouse many times and it is always wonderful. The wait staff is friendly, remembers what we like and goes out of their way to make us comfortable. I had a guest who was in a wheelchair and they helped bring her in up the ramp, brought her to our table and were quietly attentive. We always have a most enjoyable time.

For brunch my sister and I mostly choose eggs benedict which are superb. They have changed bread and it is not as wonderful, but is still very good.

We will certainly be back.. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambiance

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambience excellent. We have been there many times and we have never been disappointed. We eat in high quality restaurants in NYC and it compares favorably and often it is better.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a great experience! One of our favorites in Fairfield county

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this very special spot- went to celebrate my wife's birthday brunch- as always they deliver the best food and drinks promptly but not rushed- will always use this place as our go to- congrats on keeping the bar high and meeting it

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic night for our anniversary

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to all the top rated restaurants in the area, and the Schoolhouse is for us A#1`, top of the heap!

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meatless meal. Lovely service as always. Thank goodness it is in our neighborhood!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Saturday night date night for my husband and I but after spending an evening at The school House
for dinner it was like a Anniversary Celebration!
Very romantic the service was outstanding the food was to die for.... we would definitely go back again 👍🏼

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JA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Schoolhouse at least a dozen times. We usually go on a Thursday night when they feature their prix fixe menu with wine pairing. We always leave smiling. The food is excellent, the wine is delicious and the wait staff is the best around. Brunch is also excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Schoolhouse is always wonderful. The menu is always evolving, and the experience is personal and warm. We try come back as often as we can! The pre fix is an amazing value, and the regular menu is fabulous. The chocolate soufflé is the best end to the meal, too!

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d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there many times! Love this little jewel of a restaurant!!

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A
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the first time to their brunch on Sunday and we’ll be definitely going back! Service is attentive, food simply delicious.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the restaurant: food, ambiance service etc. Excellent adult and interesting food. Never leave disappointed. Wife would prefer more gluten-free choices but she usually can find enough to eat.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent everything. The best place to go for several miles. Atmosphere and food stand out

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Schoolhouse remains one of the most pleasurable dining experiences in Connecticut. The food, personal service, wine selection and atmosphere combine to make it our favorite ... again and again.

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