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“Decieving”

Fife 'n Drum Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Kent
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
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“Decieving”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This restaurant is not one that we would have stopped in from the outside. The owner of a local B&B suggested that we try it and we were pleasantly surprised. The wine list alone had more choices on it than we could possibly attempt to try. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Mike H
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Elissa3509, Owner at Fife 'n Drum Restaurant, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
I am glad you were pleasantly surprised...we have always had struggles with the outside...I am hoping our new paint colors will help lure be a better lure. Our wine list is a constant work in progress, come see what we add in the upcoming months.
Thank you
Elissa Potts
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English first
Boxford, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal after a slow start”
Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Upon arriving, we waited to be seated or even acknowledged for an unreasonably long time. Service for drinks and water was also slow. After taking our order , things picked up and were fine for the remainder of the meal.
We each had a salad and appetizer. Heirloom tomatoes were very good. The crab and roasted corn risotto was great. Ribs were also very good.
We enjoyed the owner's piano accompaniment to dinner.

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Thank BarbWas
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Elissa3509, Owner at Fife 'n Drum Restaurant, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
I am sorry it took longer to be seated than you had expected and a slow return of the waiter with drinks to you both. However, once everything was in place, I am glad you enjoyed dinner and the music. I will look into making the initial welcome more timely. Thank you for letting me know, I can not fix it if customers do not take the time to let me know, whether personally or in public forum.
Elissa Potts
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Stuart, Florida
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Food was good”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

It's an older crowd, maybe because of the prices, but the food was good. Had steak and it was prepared well.

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Thank BLKing
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Elissa3509, Owner at Fife 'n Drum Restaurant, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
I am glad you enjoyed your dinner...I guess one of the reasons that the crowd is older is that has been coming for a long time. We celebrate our 40th Anniversary Jan 20, 2013, so it stands to reason, but we love new blood and always welcome feedback to attract a younger crowd. See you again, Elissa Potts
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Kent, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“A classic”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I have been eating here for more than 25 years and it what it advertises; classic American food. Very friendly service by owner, prices affordable, a steady crowd of fans

Visited July 2012
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Thank thomas s
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Elissa3509, Owner at Fife 'n Drum Restaurant, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you for your note....your Fife support and friendship over all these years has been tremendous!
Elissa Potts
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Richmond
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“Yum!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Happened upon this-wanted a dinner not far from Wassaic station- dated decor but excellent food and menu selrction. Many specials, enjoyed the spring rolls and chichen with risotto. Friend ordered the shrimp pasta and requested no fennel- they were happy to oblige. The waiter said " it is all made fresh we can add or subtract anything"! Amd she really wnjoyed it. The trip back to the station took less than 20 min.

  • Visited July 2012
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Elissa3509, Owner at Fife 'n Drum Restaurant, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write...and glad we were able to oblige your dinner requests. We look forward to another visit from you when you are in the area. Its a great advantage having the train so nearby! See you again.
Elissa Potts
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