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The Cookhouse

American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
860-355-4111
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 38
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    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
BBQ is for You {not me]

In the past we'd sit in the dining room or up in the loft. As I am not a great fan of barbecue I'm not sure if it is unfair to judge the quality of the fare. We have friends who love the prime ribs & pulled pork. I have had the corn bread it's not bad. The mac &... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jim h
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new mildord ct
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new mildord ct
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

In the past we'd sit in the dining room or up in the loft. As I am not a great fan of barbecue I'm not sure if it is unfair to judge the quality of the fare. We have friends who love the prime ribs & pulled pork. I have had the corn bread it's not bad. The mac &... More 

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

We’re incredibly appreciative of your loyal patronage even though you are not a huge fan of barbecue, Jim. We know we’re doing well when great customers like you continue to come back. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Emmaus, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

No waiting to be seated eather time we went.The staff was great food was great and you got your moneys worth.

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Brian, Thank you for sharing your five-star review with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our food and service and hope to see you at our restaurant again soon! More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The dinner here is always good. They don't have an option for vegetarians but if you eat fish you have an option and of course meat eaters have lots of choices. Good for families.

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! While it’s true that our menu does focus on great BBQ, we do offer some meatless starters, sides and meal sized salads which are sure to please the palates of vegetarians and meat-eaters alike! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us a terrific 5 star review, and we... More 

ASTORIA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You get an enormous amount of food for the appetizers , we had 2 , split between the four of us and still could not finish it. Once you order, expect to take food home. They do their own smoking on premises. It does get noisy on the first floor so if you actually want to have a conversation, ask... More 

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and the amount of appetizers we provide and hope to see you and your party again in the near future! More 

New Milford, Connecticut
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Good barbecue though I find it to sometimes be burnt. Service is generally on the slow side. Corn bread is delicious!

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write an honest review Judy. The feedback is very much appreciated. We will look into making improvements to our service. We hope you join us again in the near future. More 

Cheshire, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After reading many great reviews and a big fan of BBQ, we decided to stop and give this restaurant a try. Sadly we were disappointed. First I had my doubts about this place after reading the menu and not seeing St Louis Ribs and collards on it. If you do not have these 2 items in my opinion you are... More 

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Robert R, Owner at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Larry, Thank you for sharing your honest opinion with us, will certainly take your suggestions into consideration. We were sad to read that you were disappointed with our food and our service. All of our customers are important to us and so we would like to discuss this further with you. Please contact us at rob@thecookhouse.com at your earliest convenience. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Was there last night and sat upstairs. Loved it. Food was great as has been all of our experiences and we had a lot of fun. We hadn't been in a while and missed our usual waiter Kevin. Place has a great bar and we enjoyed an after dinner cocktail there.

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Robert R, Owner at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Michelle- Thank you for stopping in over the weekend, and for your loyal patronage over the years! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and stayed for an after dinner drink. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

CT
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

There were three of us, the hostess was pleasant and we were seated immediately. The restaurant was busy but our waiter arrived quickly to take our drink orders. A bread basket with three biscuits and three corn muffins arrived-very nice. We ordered two appetizers-onion ring and a meat pie both were very hot and delicious. For the entree I ordered... More 

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Robert R, Owner at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Dear pkbehappy, We are so happy that you loved your meals! We get many complements on the horseradish mashed as well as our other dishes that you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you all again soon and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a great review and tell us about your experience. More 

New Milford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you like bar b que, I guess it's ok. I don't care for it. But I do like their chicken fried steak the best

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest – Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are sorry to hear that you are not a fan of our BBQ, but we are very glad to hear that you enjoy our Chicken Fried Steak. In addition to the home style comfort food, we also offer some fantastic burgers and steak house favorites that... More 

New Milford, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Service not consistent. Not enough changes to menu I thought the food was not worth the money don't care if I go back

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

We extend our sincerest apology to you for the shortcomings that you’ve described. It is completely unacceptable to read the type of feedback that you’ve provided. We would like to work with you to make this situation up to you. To further discuss this review please reach out to rob@thecookhouse.com at your earliest convenience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Milford
  • Phone Number: 860-355-4111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?