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432 Bantam Road, Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759
+1 860-361-6764
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Description: A Unique Dining Experience Bantam Bistro proudly sources local, organic...
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.
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
NYE !!

We had dinner at the Inn on New years along with our 4 other friends. They seated us quickly and informed us of the menu choices and the music that would be going on. We had a great meal and we all enjoyed ourselves. The DJ was great and we were dancing all night! We will definitely be back next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Marie S
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Torrington, Connecticut
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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Sorry, it looks great on the website but it was bad. No one there either, on a Sat night. Dead. No one was there.

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Watertown, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stopped in for Happy Hour?? The draft beer was very flat. Had the potato skins which did not include 2 of the 4 ingredients listed. Couldn't get a server to address either issue.I left after 2 very unhappy hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Great bar menu with nice happy hour prices. The Chef and his staff are fantastic. Christine is a great bartender. Worth a trip to Litchfield.

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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My children and I wanted to plan a great Birthday "Day" for my husband this weekend. We searched online and came up with the idea of visiting Litchfield, going to 1-2 wineries and then going out to dinner. After an extensive search online of restaurants in the area, we decided on dinner at Bantam Bistro based on their website and... More 

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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback and we sincerely apologize for you not so good experience and no excuse can make it feel better. I will personally speak to chef about the flaws addressed by you and ensure the same is not repeated. The server who took care of you will also be given necessary instruction for her unusual behavior.... More 

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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We enjoyed the meal. My New York strip was amazing. My wife's chicken lettuce roll ups were stunning. Cobb salad was great. Only positive, no negatives. You must come and eat here.

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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback and we are all so excited to read it. It is very encouraging for our team to be better and better each day. We look forward to have you again. Thanks Jessie More 

Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The Bantam Bistro is remarkable. I enjoyed a ribeye that was perfectly prepared, accompanied by thin, grilled asparagus, and a potato Au gratin. The Bantam Bistro also has an ample children's menu and I grabbed more than a few of my son's crispy, fresh-cut fries. The dining room looks also to be recently renovated and was spacious, yet cozy. The... More 

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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback and we are happy that we could cater to each member of your family to their expectations. We look forward to have you again. Thanks More 

Norwich, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Everything was so great about this restaurant however, the lobster bisque tasted like the chef accidentally dumbed a whole can of salt into it. everything else we ate was fabulous

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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your review and we are happy that you had a pleasant stay. Unfortunately the soup wasn't as good as should have been. We promise your next visit will be a much better experience with us. Look forward to have you again with us. Thanks More 

Torrington, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had dinner at the Inn on New years along with our 4 other friends. They seated us quickly and informed us of the menu choices and the music that would be going on. We had a great meal and we all enjoyed ourselves. The DJ was great and we were dancing all night! We will definitely be back next... More 

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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your feedback and are happy to be able to make your evening special. We look forward for many more occasions. Thanks More 

litchfield,CT
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There were six of us for dinner and were pleasantly surprised to learn that 'seniors' meals were 50% off a certain selection from the menu. The selection was varied which was a good thing. The atmosphere is cozy and they seem to do a terrific bar business and I have heard their bar menu is very good. Unfortunately this is... More 

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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thanks for writing about your not so good experience at the Bistro. I extend my sincere apology for the discomfort. Our team tried to fulfill your specific requirement of the food but they could not do as well as expected and we feel sorry about that. Thanks for appreciating the Managers Gestures to make you comfortable. We will... More 

Litchfield, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We met friends at the bar one evening, a few weeks ago. Not too many patrons were there yet. When we arrived there were 3 employees behind the bar. Not one acknowledged the 3 of us. We waited almost 10 minutes before we received a "what can I get you". Not even a hello, sorry I missed you guys when... More 

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Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your valuable feedback and we apologize for your experience. It is quite shocking to here about our Bartender/Server being so unattentive and under no circumstances such behavior is acceptable. We are here because of you and every effort of our team should be to make our guests comfortable. We extend our sincere apology and assure you... More 

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Additional Information about Bantam Bistro

Address: 432 Bantam Road, Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone Number: +1 860-361-6764
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Litchfield
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 432 Bantam Road, Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 860-361-6764

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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