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All 26 Litchfield Restaurants

Bantam Bistro

432 Bantam Road, Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759
860-361-6764
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Ranked #13 of 26 Restaurants in Litchfield
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the range of delicious options, nice setting, and great service. After a long day on the road, and trying to find something to suit a fussy senior, a vegetarian, and those accustomed to fine dining, the Bantam Bistro did all of this, very well. There's a nice fireplace, very helpful and patient service. The small... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for writing your wonderful experience and we are so glad that each specialty of Chef William Schwalms impressed you. He personally ensures the detailing in the menu and dishes. It is very encouraging for my team to deliver better each day. We look forward to have you again. Thanks More

CT
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been there twice. Both times received inattentive service. We ordered burgers both times and they were very good. Both times we were there the AC was malfunctioning so we were a bit uncomfortable.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for writing your feedback. I apologize for the discomfort and will definitely look into the service aspect of Bistro. The Air conditioning has been taken care as their was major damages due to the severe weather in last winters but now that everything is great, we would love to have you again. Thanks More

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Bantam Bistro tonight and it was really bad. We waited 5 minutes until someone acknowledged us even though there were only three tables in the entire restaurant on a Saturday night at 7:30 Labor Day weekend(that should have been a clue). It is located in a "hotel" and there was a wedding going on. Instead of... More

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

Dear Guest, We extend our sincere apology for the discomfort on your visit to the Bistro. Since we had a big wedding the same weekend, the place was a little busy and since the wedding party was staying over the weekend at the Inn, it was not possible for us to control the movement as desired. As for the food,... More

Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great service and awesome value. Bantam Bistro offers different specials throughout the week and has a great 3 hour happy hour each night. This is one of favorite places for a date night.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback and it is quite an accomplishment to niche our name on your hearts. We want the Bantam Bistro to be a fun place for friends and family to have a great time together. We would want you to experience our Patio as well and everyone at the Bistro looks forward to have you again.... More

NW Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Recently met several friends here for drinks and decided to order a few appetizers. We settled into one of the large comfortable booths with subdued lighting. The atmosphere here is classy, well appointed and yet casual -- you won't be asked to wear a tie or jacket. It's quiet and peaceful -- no loud music or background jazz piano, or... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback and we feel honored to be a platform for you and your friends to have a great time. Our patio in this beautiful weather is witnessing many such get together. We wish a happy time to all of you and would love to have you again. Thanks More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner because we were staying at the inn. I had the lobster dinner, it was very good. I added a side salad, it was good but had way to much dressing. Husband had the filet minion. It was cooked perfectly, but was small, I don't think it was 8oz. Strawberry daiquiri was nice... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback and we will definitely review our shortcomings and assure you that your next visit at the Bistro will be much better. We appreciate your comments and look forward to have you again. Thanks More

Goshen, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Bantam Bistro on a Wednesday night. We were pleased to learn of their seniors special- 50 percent off a main course. We had the fried calamari and artichoke and spinach dip as appetizers. For main course two of us had the burgers - which were excellent. As was the fried Char, steak, roast chicken and the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback. It is indeed a pleasure to see our guest leave happy and assure to be back. It is encouraging for all of us and we look forward to have you again and surprise you with the best. Thanks More

Waterbury, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It's a beautiful place. But we were very disappointed with this year's brunch. Went with same family members as last year and enjoyed it. This time, the 2 women greeting people were extremely disorganized. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait for 35 mins. to be seated. There were tables waiting to be cleared and I was told... More

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

Sorry to read about your experience at the Bistro on Mother's Day. With the volume of guests it was not possible to restrict the assumed time for a sitting and the girls at the reception desk were trying to accommodate the arrivals. We had made enough provisions for early arrivals and late departures but borrowing little extra time from guest... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We went here for happy hour to find one of the best priced menus we've ever seen. $2 draft beers (any kind) $4 glasses of wine (huge glasses), etc. The food menu is also very reasonably priced with $6 sliders (including cheese, side of fries, you name it), $7 flat bread pizzas (not our favorite), plus many more options at... More

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

Thanks for your feedback. Please keep looking for more offers. Thanks More

Warren, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was our second visit..and certainly won't be the last..everything was terrific...so far beyond our expectations..Jessi was so attentive and the same goes for Olivia our server this time and Darlene last time...and the best chef , William...you must try the boneless ribs...the best thing I ever ate..The steaks are great too!...everything was wonderful..can't wait to go back again..

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback. It is indeed very encouraging for the team to give the best of the services. Chef is honored to read your review. Our creative team will continue to be at their best as always. We look forward to have you again with us. Thanks More

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