The Copper Beech Inn

4.5
702 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to the country charm of the new Copper Beech Inn. Our dining rooms provide the perfect setting for a relaxed, timeless experience. You may enjoy a cocktail at our Copper Bar before settling in to nourish your senses on award winning cuisine and service. Our inspiration continues to be rooted in classic, French provincial gastronomy with modern interpretations.

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Due to a high demand for Thanksgiving dinner reservations, this year we will be selling non-refundable tickets at $75.00 per person. These pre-paid tickets will only be valid for Thanksgiving Day. Please contact the Inn directly, at 860 767 0330 for more information.

What 702 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharlesT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were exceptional. However, I had the thinnest Negroni I ever had. First, the gin was on the top, so it was not stirred properly. Second I'm sure the Aperol was in the mix yet I am not so sure about the Red Vermouth. The glass was mostly ice and a very light red color said little or no Vermouth. Lastly, because of the amount of ice, the portions had to be under an ounce each. So don't order a Negroni! Aside from that everything was above average.

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DaynaT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was of high quality. The service was friendly and attentive.

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Wessss
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty menu. The building and rooms are very cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and drinks were wonderful as always. We sat outside under the lights. Sam our waiter was fantastic!
Can’t wait to go again.

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vipPaul
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Anniversary

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BristolMom
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Unfortunate

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LauraR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The pictures made the restaurant look elegant and it ended up being more pub-like. The building has nice character but we were expecting something very different. There were two large parties that night too which were very loud. Food and service was good, but it wasn’t the special occasion restaurant we had hoped for.

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BadExperience
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would not recommend. There was no hostess stand or welcome. Limited menu. Clearly locals who were over served as they were loud and foul mouthed.
I ordered the special and a side of spinach. 10 minutes later, waitstaff notified me that the chef made only “one” order and it was sold. Dinner was served to my fiancé and I received my spinach. The spinach was soaked in oil and butter. I ate 2 bites. Waitstaff inquired as to how our dinner was. My fiancé responded “What the spinach?”
Our bill came to $140 with tip.
In the morning, breakfast was included with our room. We decided since dinner was not exactly mind blowing we would split a breakfast and drive the 3 hours home. We order the breakfast and explain the we are sharing it. She carefully placed our breakfast plate dead center on the table and walked away. No second plate. No salt. No pepper. No ketchup. The eggs were dry with no flavor. Would I recommend this restaurant to anyone. No.

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ValerieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner on terrace. Gardens are beautiful and food always delicious.

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TheRom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Dined outside and it was attractive and refreshing.
Dining inside is my norm here but I will rethink with the ambience outside

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ScottK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Servers were great and atmosphere was enjoyable. They are doing a great job!

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Littleleo
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love having dinner in the dining room. Claudia always makes us feel welcome and the food is better than ever. Our "go to" place when we want a lovely evening out.

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MichaelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from a knowledgeable and courteous staff. Food was outstanding. Cannot beat the ambience. Highly recommend.

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Hydrogin2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the outdoor porch seating on a coolish early Sunday supper (4pm). Food was delicious esp. lobster ravioli chef's special!
We brought our own blanket...and will do it again as it was a windy day...
Perhaps BYOBlanket is the new byob!

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None
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendliness of the staff, great service and ambience was hard to beat. If you must have one thing have the French onion soup with the short rib ravioli in the bottom, the most delicious French onion soup I’ve ever had!

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vipJoananne
New England
51 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere and food.

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TomM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the area. Consistently good and nice job with outdoor dining during these difficult times.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfectly prepared and plated
Wine offerings paired beautifully
Desert - apple strudel - delicious and complemented the meal
Kevin, our server, attentive - not intrusive
VERY Covid sensitive / careful

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TomM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The best weiner schnitzel and sauce we have ever had! We wanted to swim in the sauce. The appetizer special was mouth wateringly good, and again, I wanted to dip my bread into the balsamic dressing remains of the home grown tomatoes and mozzarella salad. Loved the service, loved the ambiance and loved being back at the Copper Beech Inn. We highly recommend The Copper Beech Inn for lunch or dinner.

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ValerieL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a nice setting for dinner out.

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vipSwiss2266
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service outstanding. If there is one negative point, it was that one entree was not served as warm as it should have been. But overall we had a great experience and we will go back.

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wine4life
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time, and we loved it! Will be back! Jennifer, our server, was great and would request her again. Drinks were perfect and meals delicious.

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DanS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Copper Beach Inn has become a favorite of ours. We are from Illinois but have been visiting Connecticut regularly with children in college out here. Whenever we are in CT we make it a point to visit the Inn. We were there recently on 8/16/2020. The Inn was not very busy on this particular day. The cocktails were delicious. My wife had the Weiner Schnitzel and said it was delicious. My daughter and her boyfriend both had the Goat Cheese Beet Ravioli which was also delicious. However, the portion size was a bit small for my daughter's boyfriend. I had the New York Sirloin Steak (medium). Unfortunately, the steak was quite gristly. No dessert this trip as we were all full. Service was great, as usual. I give this visit a solid 4 stars. Couldn't go any higher due to the disappointing steak but will definitely be back.

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RichardH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Friday night dinner ..... always so wonderful at the Copper Beech....the place, the gardens, the food, the service.....just wonderful! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating is beautiful overlooking gardens and white lights. The service was perfect. The menu had something for everyone and the food was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stayed at the Inn. Restaurant conveniently located on property. Lovely outdoor covered porch seating; other tables dispersed throughout the large yard/grounds; all tables were appropriately social distanced. Nice wine list. Wait staff friendly, courteous and efficient. A delicious meal!! Scallops were cooked to perfection; risotto was wonderful. My partner enjoyed Weiner Schnitzel and we shared apple tart- very yummy!

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vipRedhead1951
New England
49 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Suggest that you put up a temporary shield on the raining/bannister where all guests and restaurant servers have to use multiple times when entering, exiting and serving. Doing this will limit exposure for those guests seated at the end table closest to the railing/banister.

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PamE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Copper Beech is consistently good. The food is always innovative and well-prepared. They have done an excellent job creating a very beautiful outdoor dining space in their gardens where we feel comfortable dining during the pandemic. Sam, our waiter, was attentive and personable. Copper Beech is one of our regular dining venues, we like it that much.

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montehall
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was really a very nice dinner. The food was outstanding and the restaurant was beautiful.

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Primetime
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service. Very beautiful outdoor dinning on porch or in gardens. A very romantic experience

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ThomasS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and the way Sam treated us we felt like we owned the place.

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vippostna
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday celebration there. Service was attentive and cheerful (thanks to Claudia). Food was expertly prepared and served. Perfect view of the gardens from the porch dining area.

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StevenT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A true fine-dinning experience. Service was excellent. We chose inside dinning and had the room to ourselves. Highly recommend this restaurant if you enjoy fine dinning, ambience and excellent service. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary which was very memorable.

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Vl1969
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and the restaurant is cosy. Highly recommend.

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vipLauraU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! I hate it when they require min.# of characters!

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Elegant
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a beautiful job re-creating their outdoor space.

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JamesB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I don't know why Copper Beech hadn't gone to this kind of dining before. The atmosphere and ambiance was so terrific. It was a wonderful dining experience, and we would eat outside by the fountain any time.

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our 1st meal out after quarantine. Beautiful outdoor seating, perfect weather. My husband had his favorite weiner schnitzel and I had the goat cheese & beet ravioli - both were scrumptious! Sam, our waiter was very attentive as were the other wait staff. Felt bad for the waitstaff as it was a lot of extra running around as the tables had to be "distanced". Sam had tables way down in the garden as well as on the porch. As always, he did a great job! On a side note, we were so very pleased to see the new copper Beech tree proudly planted front and center. Beautiful tree! We'll be back very soon. Thank you for a wonderful evening .

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MeghannN
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pretty atmosphere and the food was delicious!

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CaseyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely, always our favourite. Sam is the best, just a beautiful spot.

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The Copper Beech Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.