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432 Bantam Road, Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759
860-361-6764
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A surprising gem in the Litchfield Hotel

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Chicagoteri
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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 

Hallandale Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great place for a light dinner or just a cocktail after work. The atmosphere is among the best around.

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

Dear Guest, It was great to have you at the Bistro and we make all possible effort to ensure a relaxed atmosphere at the Bistro with great food and specials. We have been receiving very positive response from the town and guests from neighboring towns as well. We look forward to have you again and enjoy the Bistro. Our Thanksgiving... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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: 860-361-6764

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 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
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?