Built in the 1740s, this former private residence has been an inn and restaurant since the 1920s. The Inn offers lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, serving food that is “American with a French accent.”
In business since 2003, the quaint Main Street Inn offers guests a home away from home. Guests stay in one of the three bedrooms connected to the main house. Each room has a bathroom, a fully-loaded kitchen, living room with TV and fireplace, a breakfast room and a washer and dryer.
Freshly made sandwiches since 1986
Paula and Jason Garelick have been the creative and culinary force behind Garelick and Herbs since its inception in 1993. Together, their dream was to open an upscale market that would be unique for its quality and service. Today, 17 years, 65 employees, 3 stores and a catering venue later, they still dedicate 6 days a week to fulfilling their dream.
Cherry Street East Restaurant has been dubbed the “hometown pub” of this charming little town. Since its establishment in 1977 Cherry Street East has been serving its family fare with rave reviews of best burgers in Fairfield County. You can enjoy sitting in a cozy booth, a quaint table surrounded by warm accents in a relaxed atmosphere, or sit at the cherry wood bar to watch your favorite teams on one of the HDTVs
Rose & George Nammack established Rosie in the heart of downtown New Canaan. Since its conception Rosie has garnered the patronage and loyalty of this New England cultural center. Rosie offers sit down dining, take-out, and professional level catering.
Juicy hamburgers, delicious chickpea burgers and snappy hot dogs cooked to order, loads of toppings, crispy hot organic French fries, awesome salad, washed down with thick rich milkshakes and ice cold beers. Great prices. Good fun.
Tasty recipes, fine ingredients, the aroma of sweet melting coffees, teas and sweets.
Elm is a showcase for the inventive and seasonally inspired cuisine of Chef Brian Lewis. Located in the heart of New Canaan, Connecticut, Elm features a daily changing a la carte menu and a chef’s tasting menu, both inspired by our close network of exceptional farmers and artisans. Come celebrate the bounty of the season with Elm.
The owners of Cava Wine Bar are dedicated to providing only the best quality foods, carefully prepared, with outstanding customer service.
A neighborhood restaurant and gathering place is New Canaan’s newest “tavern-style” restaurant, just a short walking distance from the New Canaan train station. Chef Nick Martschenko and General Manager Keith Siskind bring seasonal comfort food and inspired libations together with an atmosphere that is casual, familiar, and befitting of a small town.
Farmer’s Table is a hidden jewel in the downtown area. The friendly, intimate environment and delicious farm-to-table offerings is one of the best kept secrets in Fairfield County.
Ching’s Table is an East Meets West, Manhattan styled, Pan-Asian infusion of explosive taste and culinary creativity. Ching’s table is a sister restaurant of Water Moon in Rye, Sushi 25 in New Canaan, Hunan Cafe in Wilton, Wild Ginger in Ridgefield, and Penang Grill in Greenwich.
Four years ago, the Guatemalan chef Luis Lopez opened a cramped, minuscule eatery that was jammed day and night, even without a liquor license. It was a real sleeper, with delicious food at fair market prices. He has recently doubled his space with the help of loyal new canaan fans, and many of his signature dishes have been named after the loyal fans.
Sole serves Northern Italian cuisine and features a dining room that curves around the food preparation area, so diners can see their meals being made. The spacious dining room is nice for groups, while the bar area appeals to couples.
Whenever we can, we source organic ingredients. This way, we not only build lasting and meaningful partnerships with organic farmers, but we also ensure our ingredients are of the highest quality. It’s about finding the very best, in a way that is good for all of us. This philosophy influences every part of the way we do business, from the food we serve to the design of our stores to the materials we use. We use reclaimed wood and recycled Gypsum in construction, energy-efficient lamps, and environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and packaging. It’s good for our bodies, our communities, and our earth.
Owners Nuccia and Andrea Mazzonetto opened Gelatissimo Artisan Gelato in 2004. The couple, who came to the US from Italy in 1986, makes their gelato fresh daily with real fruit, no preservatives and no food coloring. It’s like silk on your tongue.
Delicious frozen yogurt. ’nuff said.
The New Canaan Nature Center is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature. With delightful features such as the birds of prey exhibit, arboretum and gardens, hiking trails and countless family-friendly special events throughout the year, it’s a treasure-rich playground for any nature lover.
The Philip Johnson Glass House, a National Trust Historic Site, offers its 47-acre campus as a catalyst for the preservation and interpretation of modern architecture, landscape, and art; and as a canvas for inspiration and experimentation honoring the legacy of Philip Johnson (1906-2005) and David Whitney (1939-2005). It is a must-see attraction if you visit New Canaan. (Advanced tickets required).
Just outside of the center of town, Waveny Park is New Canaan’s ultimate public park. With entrances on South Avenue and Lapham Road, Waveny Park is open to all town residents and covers 250 acres of land offering over three miles of jogging and walking trails, to a theatre and an art center.
Established in 1895, the Carriage Barn Arts Center at Waveny Park is home to the New Canaan Society for the Arts, a member-based organization committed to promoting greater participation across the visual and performing arts. The Barn hosts premier art exhibitions free to the public, collaborates with local schools, sponsors workshops and hosts musical and community events in its gallery space.
Artists have been drawn to Silvermine since visionary sculptor Solon Borglum moved here in 1908 and established it as a place for artists to gather. Silvermine is comprised of a Guild of over 300 professional artists, five galleries presenting new exhibitions every six weeks and sponsoring prestigious regional and national competitions; a gift shop; a School of Art providing a wide range of classes for all.
Grace Farms is a welcoming new place, where a building designed by SANAA is seamlessly integrated into 80 acres of open space for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith.
A diverse natural habitat in the northeast corner of New Canaan, Connecticut, this former horse farm is home to numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Approximately 77 of the 80 acres will be retained in perpetuity as open meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds.