The Schoolhouse at Cannondale

4.9
1577 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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience at schoolhouse. The food and people are always the best. It's our go to place for special celebrations or for simply a wonderful meal out. Thank you all always.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to the Schoolhouse in the past 6 weeks. Each time was different, and each time was excellent. Food is fresh, innovative, creative and delicious. The combinations are thoughtful and amazing. Will be back again soon.

SF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service at Schoolhouse is excellent. The menu is somewhat limited, but they will modify it to suit your particular needs. Overall, a great experience. We will definitely be going back.

JS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the consistently great restaurants anywhere.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, attentive serving staff & lovely atmosphere! Make this a must for any occasion!

G
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always enjoyable to dine at the Schoolhouse. It never disappoints since it first opened. Delicious creative but wholesome farm to table meals. The wine list is one of the very best with many good value boutique vineyard options. Our bottle of Burgundy is superb! Being able to eat outside in the garden is a big plus, especially the evening is getting very pleasant now.

KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exquisite!

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of, if not the best dining experience I’ve had in Connecticut.

PW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was served too fast!! Had the feeling the objective was make room for the next seating. That was too bad!

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in south western CT/northern Westchester area. As good as the best NYC Restaurants without the insane prices. You’ll find Thomas Keller quality and care here and Danny Meyer like service standards.

e
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the area. Wish it was a little quieter

JA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love the Schoolhouse. The food is delicious. The vibe is just right. The service (and the servers) are wonderful. It never disappoints.

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming atmosphere, attentive staff, amazing food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Schoolhouse epitomizes New England charm, simplicity and an unbeatable standard of excellence. I am not a big beef eater and when I do have it, it is usually filet mignon. However, this NY Strip was as tender as that, but far more flavorful. The food was outstanding and the whole dining experience, including service and ambience was superb, not to mention the fabulous martinis. This is a must stop for a summer’s delight.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor patio was perfect summer evening dinner setting

JG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Schoolhouse. We shared a salad of melon and cucumber. My husband followed that with a Kobe beef burger, and I had the house-cured gravlax with an egg baked in a slice of toast and served with a small green salad. Everything was delicious, and the service was -- as always -- polite, courteous, and attentive.

B
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway a favorite. Great intimate spot with great service and yummy food

DM
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best restaurant in the entire Riedgefield-Redding, Wilton, Weston, Katonah, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge region. The best food. Period. Gnocci with portobellos, duck two ways -- roast and confit --, asparagus soup with crabmeat, pappardelle with veg. All fantastic.

KS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent, and we loved the ambiance of the outdoor patio dining. My wife and I would definetely recommend this tucked away little restauant to our friends.

MB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Don’t miss this wonderful dining experience. Marisol & Moreton

LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints--inventive and delicious food, excellent service.

JK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an anniversary dinner, and sat outside by the creek. It was so peaceful and beautiful, though there were trains that rolled by periodically. The food was stellar. Perfectly cooked, right-size portions. Service was very attentive and friendly. We'll be back!

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Schoolhouse Restaurant has always been our favorite restaurant in Wilton. The staff is outstanding, friendly, accomodating, helpful. We often bring a dear friend in a wheelchair and they are wonderful and take extra care to be certain that she is comfortable. It is attractive, the food is delicious and it is set alongside a river. We love it there. Thank you!

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was better than I expected! The menu is creative, delicious and the service was excellent. I am so glad we chose this exceptional restaurant to celebrate our anniversary!!

R
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Schoolhouse is my favorite restaurant in CT.
We took my parents for their first time and they are now big fans.
The food stands out with high quality farm to table, the flavors are so delicious and the heart in the making of each dish comes through.
Service and available drink choices are wonderful.
This is a very special place.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Great food, great service and such a cute location! Highly recommend

F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I would highly recommend The Schoolhouse for it's food and warm atmosphere as well as excellent service. I will return without a doubt in fact it will become my new local !

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would recommend 10/10. Had an amazing Father’s Day brunch here last weekend. The food was delicious and the service, ambiance, etc. couldn’t have been better. Can’t wait to leave the kids at home and come back for dinner!

MW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner in a delightful environment that is truly magical.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service. Really cute place. Will definitely return to try more things on the menu

a
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in Fairfield County. Love Schoolhouse, such great food, wonderful staff. A total gem.

h
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

always good, went for our anniversary last year,
brought friends up this weekend
just as great
good food, top notch service at the Schoolhouse
duck melts in your mouth, not chewy or gamey
lamb falls off the bone
souffle`floats on your tongue
will be back

N
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive use of seasonal foods, and excellent as always.

V
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there because someone recommended this restaurant to us. It is a small, cute location. The service was fantastic. The team was kind, patient, and were very thorough in their explanations. I had forgotten to book the chocolate desert ahead but they still made it happen which was super nice. The food was delicious! I highly recommend this place.

AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a super night out!

SS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sent a direct email requesting reservation before using OpenTable. A direct email back confirming/acknowledgement would have been appropriate. Why have the email form on the website?

DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully fresh and creative dishes. 4 course prix fixe meals on Thursdays can'tbe beat!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in terms of variety, presentation and taste. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Pricing was in line with the value of the meal.

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot. Very small so don’t expect any private conversations

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a lovely restaurant with a unique setting. The food is delicious and the service is excellent! It is a small restaurant so if there is someone with a booming voice it is hard to ignore. We will definitely be going back.

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