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432 Bantam Road, Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759
18605674503
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Quick Bites, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    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
Happy hour surprise

Went there for happy hour drinks and were surprised when we got the bill to discover that the advertised "half price drinks" didn't extend to the menu we were given. Enjoyed the patio setting but not the price! Glasses were not as clean as would be expected.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
therese l
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Cobleskill, New York
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Litchfield, CT
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I got back from vacation and didn't feel like cooking so we went down to nearby Bantam Bistro, where I was very pleasantly surprised by the friendliest bartender ever (Christine), a great sauvignon blanc (Monkey Bay), and a killer lobster Cobb salad ($18 and a great deal considering the mound of lobster on top of it). It... 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 glad to offer an extended vacation with our good food and great service. Christine indeed adds to flavor to the visit with her professionalism and great service. Our servers are also on top of their services. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to have you again. Thanks More 

Litchfield
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Service is so spotty and the food is random, ranging from mediocre to not good at all. I am so sorry to say this because the ambience to pretty cool and it would be nice to have another option in town but this one is not it.

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

Dear Guest, It is quite surprising that you thought of writing about us in August after visiting us in May. I am not sure what menu you ordered that did not comfort you but we would have well appreciated and taken care of you, if you would have addressed the issue right their on the table than writing after 3... More 

Cobleskill, New York
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285 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went there for happy hour drinks and were surprised when we got the bill to discover that the advertised "half price drinks" didn't extend to the menu we were given. Enjoyed the patio setting but not the price! Glasses were not as clean as would be expected.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jessie A, General Manager at Bantam Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I feel sorry that our bill did not excite you as much as the drinks and food but we publish, advertise and inform all our deals very clearly to our guests, We do not play with any hidden costs. Our happy hour menu is separate than the regular dinner menu and it just gives more options to choose... More 

Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback but we cannot figure out with your review as to what was wrong. I am confident that everything in the Bistro cannot be terrible as stated by you. As for the crowd, we are not in a downtown location to be fully crowded which we would love to neither do we guarantee a company.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback and we apologize for the flat beer. It could be just the point of changing the tanks. As for the menu, chef is still wondering as to 2 things missing from potato skin... because it cannot be made unless all the four ingredients are incorporated. sorry about that. Thanks More 

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

Thanks for your feedback and we look forward for your more visits. Thanks More 

Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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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: 18605674503

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?