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“Reminded us of Napa Valley”

Chamard Vineyards Bistro
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Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Clinton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 9 July 2014

A lovely spot to sit for lunch after a morning shopping at the outlets. We ended up only ordering from the appetizer menu, but there were so many interesting plates to choose from - charcuterie plate, cheese plate, roasted salmon, Brie en croute. Between those nibbles and the wine, we were very happy. The entree menu looks delicious as well, so I'm sure we will be back to try it before long. We did make a reservation although it was a sleepy Tuesday and not really necessary. So nice to find a vineyard restaurant where you can dine overlooking the grapevines in Connecticut. And the art on display in the dining room is a nice touch as well.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We have been to Chamard multiple times for lunch, dinners, rehearsal dinners and just wine tastings. The service is always excellent and professonal. The food is consistently good, excellent quality, creative cuisine. We have had almost everything on the menu. The frites are so good! We get them with every meal! We have had the Cod, the lamb, the pork chop and all are well-prepared and delicious. Frequently we will just order the mediterranean plate, salads, soup or the flatbread, and again, all are outstanding. We love the Malbec wine, but the Cabernets are also great. The setting and restaurant are absolutely beautiful in any season! Just have to add that I'm honestly not sure where the "Going South" reviewer went because they dont even have gnocchi or omelets on the menu!!

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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

We've been coming here for quite some time and it's been always good ... not outstanding but consistently good.
I've had heard it was not as good anymore so we went anyway to find out for ourselves.
The host was fine and servers were ok and that's about it ! The sparking wine was room temperature, the food was lukewarm at best, the gnocchi was hard as a rock, the cheese in the omelet was cold and not melted but the worse of all was when I specifically asked for the sauce on the side of my fish entree for dietary reason and I received the fish drowned in sauce, after bring that to the server's attention she took it back to the kitchen and for my surprise she brought back the same fish soaked in the sauce only re-plated!!! Everyone makes mistakes and do mess up orders but having the courage to just re-plate and bring back the same thing is now a lack a respect to client and poor, if not non- existent, quality control in the kitchen and customer service!!!
I guess the rumors are not rumors at all!!!!

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1  Thank Vani26
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

So good. We took my mom here for a week late Mother's Day dinner. The place is gorgeous, the food was perfect and the service was on point. It was our first time, and though a bit spendy (HUGE portions, do yourselves a favor, get one app and share it--no need for three...) I will absolutely go back.

We didn't go into the tasting room, but it sounded like everyone was having a blast and the grounds are beautiful.

BONUS: It's basically right next door to Clinton Crossing, the outlet mall, so walk around there, shop and then go drink wine. DO NOT DO IT THE OTHER WAY, or you will not fit into what you try on.

And though I have no pictures to share, there was a portrait of Kim Kardashian done in Red Vines. TRUE STORY.

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Thank danaful
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Despite an extremely crowded tasting room, this place merits 5 stars on the strength of a variety of wines, good service and great food (both in quantity and taste). My vegan friend was even tempted by the appetizing appearance of the cheese plate! This winery is not exclusively working with Connecticut grown grapes, which I think is a good thing. It allows them to create some truly delightful reds. I love the Carmenere in particular.

If you don't like crowds I suggest going earlier in the day or perhaps in an off-peak time (weekdays when applicable or winter months).

Thank Christine E
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