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Watch Factory Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Austrian, German, European
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122 Elm St, Cheshire, CT 06410-2808
+1 203-271-1717
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Cheshire, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A great out of the way restaurant for Austrian food. Always fresh food, great variety and the Specials are always top notch. You most save space for desert or better yet split deserts - too many great choices. We have eaten here over the past 3 years and have not had a bad meal nor desert yet. Always look forward... More 

Thank BGF43
Middlebury CT
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

An Austrian restaurant, nicely decorated. The entrance is a little curious but well worth the effort. The food was individually prepared and it was outstanding.

Thank John K
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246 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This was (is) a great surprise. I really liked it here. Food & service was both good! I'm comming back. Thank you.

Thank Paal K
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you see other reviews of this restaurant, typically people really love it or hate it. They hate it because if you show up to eat without a reservation, even with plenty of open tables, you may be turned away. That can be embarrassing and humiliating. And I understand and appreciate it. BUT.... If you like Austrian food, make a... More 

Thank Tom W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Whenever I retreat to Cheshire, I dine at this restaurant, for hours. I savor each and every drink, morsel and bite for an experience par excellence. The consistency exists for an obvious reason: Markus. Wonderful, spotless surroundings, pleasant service and delicious food. I never wish to leave! CHEERS. Paola.

Thank Firstlilith
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We've been coming here for a long time - practically 10ish years. Ron and Kevin, the waiters for dinner, are amazing per usual. They know their stuff, all while giving you enough space to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. Before I came here, I've never tried Austrian food, but it's delicious. Chef Markus is extremely talented!

Thank KateTheSkiier
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Marcus has the most amazing food in town. A little bit of Austria in Cheshire. Wonderful wait staff and menu. If you have never been try it, you will love it. The beet salad is my favorite as well as any special that he has on the menu. If you like venison you will love his special dish.

Thank Sally B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Watch Factory Restaurant is a Gem! Made to order, delicious German / Austrian food. Chef and owner Markus delivers the most authentic, wonderful tasting dishes. And for a little history, he was once the chef to famed pianist and comedian Victor Borge! You will experience tasting the best wiener schnitzel, potato pancake, red cabbage (simply the best) and apple... More 

Thank Nancy R
Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice atmosphere good food A bit over priced. Service slow. Took a long time to get food. Limited menu selection

Thank Cindy R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Veal is excellent! The service is always great. Chef owner runs a great business. Very small and intimate dining. Never feel rushed. Little treasure in Cheshire, CT.

Thank Carol D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Austrian, German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Elm St, Cheshire, CT 06410-2808
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Cheshire
  • Phone Number: +1 203-271-1717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?