Roger Sherman Inn

4.3
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590 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Owners Joseph and Nes Jaffre invite you to enjoy memorable dining, beautiful accommodations and exceptional service in a landmark New Canaan inn within an hour of New York City.
The dining room and bar feature French-inspired American cuisine with an extensive wine list as well as cocktails and light bites at the bar.
Live music is available on Friday and Saturday evenings in the bar.
Individually-decorated rooms and suites offer modern conveniences, luxury bath products and mini bars with gourmet snacks. The Roger Sherman can host up to 200 guests for weddings, business meetings, celebrations, funerals and intimate gatherings. Reservations are strongly suggested.

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Sun 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Tue - Fri 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 590 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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3.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We attended on Valentines Day. The venue is fine, decorations could be improved as doesn’t carry any particular character or that of an old inn. Food was very good, but service unfortunately was poor. Very slow, not paid much attention to, and food needed to be re-heated. Overall it was a nice experience, with live music and dancing, but could have been better.

MT
New England
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day pre fix dinner. Unfortunately, very slow service, the meal was not up to their usual standards and there was a loud band playing. Overall a disappointment and not in keeping with our previous experiences there.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Took 50 min to get food from apps to entree.

MP
Miami
118 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night family dinner with our two teenagers
They loved the music in the bar area , however, we sat in the second dinning room
Was able to chat and hear better
Was surprised they had music on Friday nights too
Just a lovely meal and there was something for everyone
From Burgers/ fries or Dover sole that was so fresh and delicious
If you have never been here it’s a must for any occasion
Just could not be a better experience!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and service superb.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting friends.

JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch experience was fabulous! The ambience was lovely - spacious and bright with natural light. Service was impeccable and the food delicious and beautifully presented.

MP
Miami
118 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night dinner at Roger Sherman is amazing
Staff is excellent and well versed of both the menu and specials
Such a cool , cozy place to go with friends, couples or even teens
Brought our 15 y/o along with us and she loved the music
Vinny is wonderful and gladly plays all requests
We love the New England country club feel
Can’t wait to come back!

t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All of our meals were delicious! The salmon potato galette melts in your mouth, and the lamb was cooked perfectly. The soufflés were amazing.

MP
Miami
118 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A typical Saturday night at Roger Sherman is filled with a mixed crowd of people
From 30’s to 70’s all enjoying some good rock style music . It’s a fabulous evening of amazing food and generous drinks
They aren’t measuring drinks by the ounce here as you often find in most restaurants around town
When you order a drink here , you get what you expect
Staff is friendly and accommodating
If not the best restaurant in CT , definitely in the top three !
So glad Vinny is back on a Saturday night and he’s fantastic
Will play any suggestions, such a nice guy

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful time as always watching our friend, Mark Zelenz play. Good food and drinks.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is unmatched in New Canaan.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a party for brunch on Sunday, and the restaurant was not busy, but there was a birthday party off in one portion, which was not a problem. The service , however, overall, was quite poor. It took a very long time to be served our entrees....nearly one hour. And there were wait staff around but they were not very attentive and we did not feel as though anyone was looking after our table.

v
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service by our waiter Gonzalo was impecable!

KC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Day dinner! The inn is so lovely and our dinner was superb.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Christmas Eve. Beautifully decorated. Food good but not great. Overpriced.

HA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was mediocre and extremely overpriced for the quality. Lamb was fatty, steak chewy, pasta flavorless. We had to grab our server at least 5 times so basically non existent. Too bad. It’s a cute spot in town. Really wanted to enjoy it.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner with friends in the cozy bar.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the Time we entered to the time our car was returned to us by the valet.... nothing BUT the BEST of attentiveness, service and presentation!! We've here a few times in the past 15 years and always had a great experience. The "older rooms" have more charm than the newly remodeled areas, is my only disappointment.

NC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was decorated so beautifully for this Holiday Season...Very festive...we had a very nice waiter but I think was a little frazzled because he forgot my husbands soup spoon and we had to ask numerous times for more butter... it did not ruin our evening and we have to say he was very pleasant and helpful the rest of the evening...Our meal was amazing... one of our most favorite restaurants

d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Perfect place for a date or a special evening!!

t
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Festive holiday lunch — the price fixe menu included several delicious choices! Everything was delicious.

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday House Tour luncheon

S
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here for our wedding anniversary. What a beautiful and charming place! The inn was decorated for the holidays and was warm and inviting. We arrived and immediately met the proprietors who could not have been nicer or more welcoming. When they found out it was our anniversary they went above and beyond to make it special. The food was spectacular. I guess I was expecting average, but my lamb dish was one of the best I have ever had. It was fantastic and we are definitely going back again. Afterwards we went to the bar for an after dinner drink. It, too, was lovely....wood paneled room with fireplace and live music. I had never been here before and realized what I had been missing! I highly recommend it.

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

AR
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner - disappointed we did not get table we requested. Had called three times to confirm. MaitreD gave table to a party who arrived shortly after us, but in the confusion sat them down before we realized what was happening.

k
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parking was a little mixed up with valet. My food wasn't exactly how I ordered it ...I wanted cheeseburger with no roll and no onion.......I received a hamburger no cheese and a roll. No onions were correct!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible from the start. Took them 15 minutes to even acknowledge our presence once we sat at our table. The cocktails were watered down, the entrees were terrible (we had to send two of the four entrees back because they weren’t cooked properly).

The waitstaff seemed understaffed across the board. This place wouldn’t be worth a $50 receipt let alone the $400 that it cost the four of us.

Grossly overrated. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

There were two parties going on it was very loud and service was extremely slow they came to our table to order drinks after we were sitting there for about 15 minutes I forgot one of our drinks that we ordered midway through the meal they were different staff coming around but no one really seemed in charge

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service were excellent. Had a great meal.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the food, ambiance and music. It was a little loud but we knew it would be as we sat at a table in the bar. George is so friendly and nice!

m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal experience here. The food was fantastic, the service excellent, and great live music! Thank you for making my husband’s birthday dinner so special!!

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The setting was elegant, the wait staff welcoming, courteous and helpful. My husband was happy with both the escargot (appetizer) and bouillabaisse (dinner). My selections of a roasted squash/goat cheese salad and grilled salmon with pork belly were okay but I would not order them again. When I made the online reservation the pulldown menu prompted me to indicate that this was a birthday celebration, and yet no mention of this was made by anyone there; I fail to see the reason for asking if not even a simple "Happy Birthday" is wished. Definitely not necessary, but then what is the point of asking? We've gone to the Roger Sherman Inn for years for various special occasions; it's always enjoyable but rarely remarkable.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the addition of music and dancing at this local inn. Hope they continue to do more of tanks...

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the bar area... service always good and attentive w/o being overbearing
We go often ...

MP
Miami
118 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love RS on weekends
Usually have music at the bar and a fun lively crowd
Feels like being at a New England country club
Great food , service and atmosphere
Five stars !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday; we love this place. Intimate and special. The staff is wonderful and the food decadent. 💖💖💖👌

RA
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food evokes what sad attempts at haute cuisine was probably like in the sixties and seventies - overcooked, sauce-laden and bland. Placing guests in an “overflow” room destroys any illusion of country inn charm - the brightly-lit, carpeted gray walls and mismatched chairs could have been found at any Holiday Inn. Sorry, an upgrade all around is badly needed...

SW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Lovely setting and good service.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and the service and atmosphere always good. We picked a bad Saturday night to go however since there was a loud wedding in the next room and then a singer with a guitar and our table was kind of in the middle. So combined it was just a lot of noise when we expected a quiet evening to talk.