My wife and I went to the Rooster Tail Inn for New Years Eve. This place is beautiful and the meal and service was excellent. We decided not to drive home and spent the night, I can say I don't remember ever sleeping on a more comfortable bed and when we went downstairs in the morning we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. I liked this so much that I purchased a gift certificate to give to my daughter and her husband for their anniversary.
After seeing some of the reviews on other sites I was sceptical about eating at the Rooster Inn for New Years Dinner. We were very warmly greeted and seated immediately. The only surprise I noticed was that I was the only one with a tie on. The rest of the clientele were dressed casually and some looked as though they had just come in from the fields; baseball caps and all....It's a real mixed bag at the Inn. As a starter the bread was excellent; the Arnold Palmer was different but good. I had the shrimp cocktail and my date had a salad. Both were excellent. Following the appetizers were the filet of beef and the baked chicken. The filet was perfect, the chicken was just a touch dry, but stll very good. The vegetables were superb. The fried goat cheese was different and a little heavy, but still nicely done. Although we did not have dessert I would have assumed it was very good as well. For about $110.00 on New Years Eve we had an excellent experience and I look forward to returning again soon. I even asked the waitress if they had brought in a different chef for the evening and she said no. It was the same chef they had for years...BRAVO!... Don't pass this little gem up.... Give it a try. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.…
The Rooster Tail Inn offers only a half-dozen beautifully designed suites, but the quality of furnishings and the taste level throughout are superb. The bathrooms are the height of indulgence, with MP3 players built into the soaking tubs, gorgeous tile work, Molton Brown amenities, etc. Mo (Maureen), one of the owners, is a dynamo. Highly recommended.
My review is strictly that of the restaurant. The Rooster Tail is quaint and charming as you would expect to find in the Litchfield hills. Friendly, classy environment with an attentive wait staff. My favorite is the Wednesday evening Prime Rib special which offers you the English Cut which would soothe the average hunger pangs, The Queen Cut which is for The hungry man, and the King Cut which is for folks wanting to take home left overs for the following day. Which ever you choose its worth the trip and the price!
Had a fantastic weekend stay at the Rooster Tail. Rooms were perfect, beds super comfy, and fantastic breakfasts (skip any diet plans!). The owners (Mo and Cliff) were extremely accommodating, and the staff super friendly They planned the perfect family reunion party. Awesome food both at the event and on a separate night for dinner. (The Calamari appetizer was the freshest, best take on calamari i have ever had.) Thanks for a great party Mo! Stephen