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The Cookhouse

31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
860-355-4111
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Ranked #13 of 68 Restaurants in New Milford
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Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a good place for barbecue. My son loves the ribs, while my daughter always loves the salmon. Prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get. Restaurant seems clean. Service is their biggest downfall, especially if it's busy. Management should invest in training the staff better as well as enforce how important the customers are. Worth trying... More

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

Dear Staci, We are pleased to hear that your family enjoyed their meal. We are proud to serve great menu options at reasonable prices. Thanks for your business and your honest feedback in regards to the service during busy times. The feedback from our valuable customers enables us to grow and improve each day. Hope to see you again More

Sourthern New England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I had heard from friends what a great place to eat this was. So my wife and decided to eat there tonight. It is a great place as I said in the title if you like smoked pork, beef and so on. We both had prime rib which was fine, the sides were good as well. The service was OK,... More

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

Dear jbackus8746, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We hope you will come in again so that we have the opportunity to give you a 5 star experience! Thank you again for the review and for your business. More

Shelton, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For all it is cracked up to be The Cookhouse was a very big disappointment. Food was "average" at best. Ribs were not very meaty and way overpriced. Last time I intend to see the inside of The Cookhouse.

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

Dear James, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. We hope that you will change your mind and decide to give us another chance sometime. We’d love the opportunity to serve you some of our other great menu options and give you a great experience. Thanks for your business and your honest feedback. More

Farmington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have been to this restaurant a few times on slow Sunday afternoons. Each time the food and service was great. This was our first visit on a busy evening. We were promptly greeted and seated. It was quite a while before our drink order was taken and we were seated in the bar area. After our drinks arrived, the... More

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

Dear ART9099, We are sorry that the service you received was not as prompt or attentive as it normally would be. We pride ourselves on great service to all of our guests and we can assure you that next time we will make this up to you. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It... More

Katonah, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Cookhouse provides solid good food. The environment is lively and the bar is usually active. As the name suggests, the Cookhouse focuses on bbq and smokehouse foods and does a good job. The prices are reasonable.

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

Dear Alan, Thanks for stopping by! We are glad that you enjoy the food and the service. We are proud to be able to provide excellent food and service at a reasonable price. Thank you for the excellent review! More

Torrington, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The service was attentive and informative, and what a nice little building; it even looks like they would have some good BBQ. I ordered some ribs which were tender and smothered in the famous Comeback Sauce. Even the coleslaw was world-class. My girlfriend had some fancy looking sandwich which she really enjoyed. I will be back for sure.

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

Dear John, We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience! We do get a lot of compliments on the coleslaw. Thanks for your business and for taking the time to write us a great review! We hope to serve you again soon. More

New Milford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Every time I come here the staff greats me with a smile and a big hello!! Luke at the bar gives me a drink before I ask for it! Like any restaurant it is the staff that makes it, no wonder why this is the best restaurant in New Milford.

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

Dear dwink17, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you love coming here regularly and we look forward to your next visit. We appreciate your business. More

Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I brought my family from Calif. and they loved the food and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Bill, Thank you for the great review! We are glad that you and your family had a great experience with us while you were in town. We hope you will all stop in again during your next visit to CT! More

New Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant with wonderful barbecue food. Best ribs anywhere, love their pulled pork and good burgers etc. if your in New Milford, you need to try the Cookhouse. Downside - sometimes it's busy and crowded. Other than that, it's a great place!!!

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

Dear DebKreinus, Thank you for the review! We get many compliments on the pulled pork and burgers so we are glad that you also found them enjoyable. Stop back in again soon and try some of our other great menu items. We appreciate your repeat business. More

NYC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is my rib place of choice in the area, especially if there are children in the party. The choices are varied for the kids and sized accordingly, that is to say the portions not the kids. The servers are pleasant and seem to like everyone ,which is always a plus. Usually there is a slight wait but it is... More

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

Dear acalicocat, Thank you for the review. It is good to hear that you have been pleased with your overall experiences and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your business! More

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