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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Kate
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will go again ASAP - best new find in years!

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vipLalali
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2012
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Thursday night pre-fix pricing is great for a mid-week treat. This was the second visit to this restaurant and good overall.

RS
RickS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2012
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful food .... Great wine pairings As good as it gets.

AM
AlexandraM529
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, we were blown away. Food is just fantastic. The service is incredible. Couldn't ask for more from any restaurant.

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jadesan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Wilton, by far. Happily come multiple times. Always delicious and a pleasure!

MM
MarionM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2012
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We thought it was very good. The room is not big and there were a large loud party on our side of the room. So the room was loud.
We enjoyed the meal very much and will return in warmer weather...

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vipArtguy
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Rivals the best.

MA
MaryAnnB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I never tire of this wonderful place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2012
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, we had a wonderful experience at The Schoolhouse!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I had been meaning to try this restaurant for some time, but after reading up about it and the Chefs accolades as well as the reviews I finally went.And it did not dissappoint! Everything was Excellent, from the most tender octopus ever to the rabbit and cavatelli.Even the desserts were great! Will definatly return.

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dparr
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every dish was interesting and delicious--beautifully prepared and gorgeously presented. Although the space is tiny and noise from a large group next to us celebrating a birthday was a bit much at times, the ambience is normally both cozy and modern. Our table was not ready when we arrived and the tiny vestibule does not make for a great space to wait on a cold night, BUT the staff took good care of us by giving us a glass of champagne and presenting our table with a scrumptious cheese platter appetizer the moment we were seated. Very nice touch! Schoolhouse is even better in summer when one can wait or dine outside, but it is excellent in any season!

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dons
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an outstanding dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A dining adventure! Thursday night's 4 courses for $40 is a perfect way to experience Tim's exciting and unique taste combinations. Artistic presentations and outstanding and inspiring dining.

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vipPerfect
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious, fresh, innovative cuisine. Best in Fairfirld County!

KB
vipKathBon
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This'is our favorite CT restaurant -- for lunch and dinner.
The service is friendly and efficient, and the food never disappoints.

CC
CCA1963
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a bad meal in all the years Schoolhouse has been open, by favorite restaurant of all time.

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vipbigfoot
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the personalized menues and the food was outstanding.

WR
WestonRunner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2012
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

This was our third visit to this great little restaurant in Cannondale. The food was excellent for the most part again. We will be back.

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vipctdiner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Tim and his staff serve up flavorful food, with an attention to detail that consistently impresses. In the five years we have been going to his restaurant, he has never disappointed us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We just love the Schoolhouse at Cannondale! This was our second visit, and once again the food was superb. Worth noting is the excellent and attentive service. The staff are kind, easy-going, and willing to fill any wish you desire. That, combined with the delicious and fresh food, makes for a wonderful night out. We will surely return.

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Snap
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great all around, worth a drive.

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vipFVdW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2012
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall it was just okay. Some if the food was good, some
of it very mediocre. Wine list was very disappointing. Noise levels
are unacceptable. Everyone was yelling to make
themselves heard. For those prices I have eaten
much better elsewhere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2012
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Love this restaurant, but on our last visit we had a 7PM reservation, confirmed by email and phone call. When we got there we were told it was an 8PM reservation, which we never eat that late. Clearly our table was given to someone else, as the restaurant was full! Also did not realize there was a limited menu on Thursday night, at least in our case, and did not care for some of the selections. I live in Florida and every time I visit my daughter in Ct., we come to dinner and have never had a bad experience. Not sure when we will go back right now as still upset about last experience.

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Milo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent food and service. I especially like that the chef comes out to speak with diners. The only criticism I have is it's very noisy. I don't know if any soundproofing can be done but i would highly recommend it!

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ZoyaI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual! We were celebrating a birthday and two anniversaries and were really touched by the personalized menu with congratulations.
Foie gras was delicious, steak - juicy and melted in the mouth, the souffle irresistible.
We keep this place in mind for very special occasions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2012
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

This place has seen its day go by a long time ago. Salty unimaginative food with a inexperienced waitstaff visibly counting down the minutes until they can collect their $120 tips and leave. Time for new ownership and a new chef. My last 2 meals here have been borderline awful. Go to Le Farm or Dressing Room and eat good food instead of eating poorly cooked food with a menu that prints your name on it so you feel special.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We recently moved from NYC to CT and have been trying a number of restaurants in the area and were blown away with The Schoolhouse at Cannondale. The food is amazing, the restaurant is cute and cozy inside and the service is great. We will be going back again soon. HIGHLY recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and had a wonderful meal. The service was fantastic and the food was a treat. The personalized menu was a brilliant little touch.

TM
ThomasM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch at The Schoolhouse was a great experience. The food was great, the staff friendly and attentive, and the building was quaint and nicely decorated.

TB
vipTomBayes
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2012
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Thursday night tasting menu is well worth the trip.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really terrific meal once again! Spot on pork tenderloin. Nice skate over the best cole slaw you've ever had. Fig salad and squash soup were both nice. White anchovies make for winning dishes in my book so the pasta was great. Dessert outstanding tonight. The Tart Tatin with maple ice cream - scrumptious and even more so because of the candy on the plate. Great night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2012
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere. Suggest the server notes menu items that are no longer available well in advance of taking orders. It's disappointing when you plan your meal and the server tells you they are out of something.

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vipRoby22
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

THIS WAS A REPEAT VISIT TO THE SCHOOLHOUSE FOR US AND IT CONTINUES TO IMPRESS IN ALL RESPECTS, INCLUDING SUCH NICE TOUCHES AS THE NAME OF YOUR PARTY ON YOUR MENUS. WE ASKED TO BE SEATED OUTSIDE ON THE RUSTIC PATIO AND THEY DID SO, NO ISSUES. OUR MEALS WERE GREAT ALL THE WAY THROUGH. BY THE TIME WE GOT TO DESSERT, THE TEMPERATURE HAD DROPPED CONSIDERABLY; WE ASKED OUR WAITER IF WE COULD MOVE IN FRONT OF THE THE LARGE FIREPLACE AT ONE END OF THE PATIO. AGAIN, NO WORRIES, AND WE FINISHED IN COMPARATIVE COMFORT (THEY WERE ALSO QUITE ACCOMODATING IN ALLOWING ME TO THROW AN OCCASIONAL EXTRA LOG ON THE FIRE TO BETTER FEND OFF THE CHILL). IT ALL COMBINED TO MAKE THE EVENING JUST THAT MUCH MORE MEMORABLE.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A very special place in a charming former village. Excellent service and imaginative cuisine. Good for a special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went here on a business lunch - maybe the best BLT i've ever had. GO GO GO!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We've eaten here quite a number of times and we love the restaurant. Last night's rating of Very Good for food is only indicative of last night's meal and only Very Good because we've had better meals there. That said, the cauliflower course was OFF THE HOOK! Also, notable were the puree with the duck course and the maple ice cream/plum cake combination.

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vipCTRob
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2012
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Schoolhouse is always solid. You have to be willing to accept their limited menu but what is on the menu never disappoints. A bit more pricey than we remembered.

MG
MaraG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2012
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I think we were just expecting more from this restaurant. We were treated wonderfully, but the food was not worth the considerable cost. If a steak is going to cost $42 and scallops in the $30+ range, one would expect to have the best. This just wasn't, and based on our experience, I don't think we would return.

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Chuck
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2012
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

There were diners outside but we preferred to be inside. The surrounding businesses were quaint but marginal, mostly related to pets, so this is a gem among its surroundings in an old, remodeled one-room schoolhouse. But inside there wasn't any relics of its prior use, which is ashame. We were there for the fixed price 4-course dinner. They were small plates of food sliced and diced into small pieces. The duck for the entree were in nuggets and the pork bellies were in two narrow strips. Everything was very tasty and a nice presentation, but the pieces in the appetizer, the secondi, and the entree veggies were so small that the texture of each morsel was strange. Nonetheless, the meals were satisfying and, for $40, a fair price.

BB
BigBlueReview
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2012
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Chef Tim LaBant serves up a great selection of dishes based on locally-sourced ingredients, though regulars may notice he is present in the kitchen less and less as of late. Still one if the best and most-creative spots in this end of the universe.

FAQs

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 834-9816.

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale is rated 4.7 stars by 1608 OpenTable diners.