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Bantam Bistro
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: A Unique Dining Experience Bantam Bistro proudly sources local, organic farm-stand products to incorporate only the freshest ingredients in our dishes. We strive to provide you the most flavorful dining experience. Join us at our ivory granite bar to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or fine wine offering and then dine by our glowing fireplace while savoring our artisanal menu. We will look for you at the Bantam Bistro at the Litchfield Inn.
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This was an incredibly disappointing Valentine's Day, my friends. The Litchfield Inn advertised a prix fixe Valentine's Day special that we thought that would result in a romantic atmosphere, a New England inn feeling, and lingering over a nice selection of wines. We dressed up and headed out. Instead of an elegant restaurant, we entered into a "bistro" that could have been Anywhere USA with a very loud band that the manager kept asking to turn down. The amps would be turned down until the end of the song, and the next song the amps would be up again. While this would have been fun if we were expecting a burger place, the price of the Valentine's Day dinner was $100 excluding alcohol. It really seemed like a bait and switch, especially given the fact that there used to be a fantastic pianist who played there.

The two highlights were the wonderful server (the restaurant was certainly understaffed) and our entrees, the filet mignon and the chicken. Both were good and cost about $30 each.

This is definitely a jeans and burgers type atmosphere and is not what one would expect from such a stately looking inn on the outside. It is the first time we went there, so I do not know its local reputation. We certainly do not have a reason to return as there are several restaurants on Litchfield Green that are a better fit for the cost of the meal.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We went on valentines day for the night and service was top knotch,atmosphere was great we had a blast the room was set up beautiful as well my wife was very very pleased so I was as well

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Thank Cak774
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

It was a nice & romantic evening.the food was great.the chef was so friendly. After our silent dinner it was a pleasant surprise to have a band.we extended our evening and had real great time with great songs and music.will surely recommend....

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Thank Jass C
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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks for your valuable feedback and we appreciate that our efforts to make your evening special was acknowledged. We look forward to have you again at the Inn.

Thanks

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

everything, was horrible, the service and the food.
untrained staff who does not care, no chef or chef inspired menu,
food was inedible.

Thank susie s
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Yes, the food, the service, and the atmosphere was something to be proud of. James, who built this inn would be proud to have been a part of this all. We enjoyed our meals and the presentation was indeed superb. Thank you for continuing his legacy. I loved seeing his boots and saddles on display by the fire. He always made people feel very welcomed and you have succeeded in doing just that. I felt sad he is no longer with us and happy to see things continue on. Thank you all!

The Pecci's

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Thank Madelaine P
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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Dear Guest,

It gives us immense satisfaction when we are truly acknowledged for our efforts. Our team work to continue the legacy of hospitality & warmth of the Inn blooms even more when it is complimented and it gives us motivation. Thanks once again and we look forward to have you with us soon.

Thanks

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