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The Schoolhouse at Cannondale

34 Cannon Rd. (Danbury Rd.) Send to Phone
203-834-9816 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Dine where schoolchildren once played at the historic Schoolhouse at Cannondale.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Dinner Wed.-Sat., Brunch Sun.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Dressy
  • Reservations suggested

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The Schoolhouse at Cannondale Restaurant Review

: At one time, this structure was the site of a pre-Civil War schoolhouse, but now it serves as the home to a New American restaurant. Restored to its original condition with hardwood floors and wooden chairs that recall its previous life, the spacious room has beige and black houndstooth-pattern banquette seating and other rustic touches that provide an elegant dining scene. Emphasizing locally grown ingredients, the dinner menu features such appetizers as a creamy, delicate chestnut soup with hazelnut oil, black trumpets and leeks, and tender Portuguese octopus over squid ink pasta in a harissa, eggplant and chorizo emulsion. Entrées reflect the same philosophy, as in the Asian-inspired tamarind-glazed squab with jasmine rice porridge topped with grilled scallions and Mandarin oranges, and lamb sausage with cavatelli, roasted tomatoes and broccoli rabe, a dish that evokes classic Italian and Mediterranean flavors. The wine list highlights both old-world and new-world selections that pair well with the creative fare.

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