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10 Forrest St, New Canaan, CT 06840
+1 203-966-8666
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (16 reviews)
“burgers” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
10 Forrest St, New Canaan, CT 06840
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after shopping on the avenue and on our way to the Silvermine Gallery. Typical lunch fare: soups, salads and sandwiches. Food and service were very good but the flowers on the tables needed a refresh.

Thank Phyllis K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New ownership in past few years, ruined this restaurant! so sad. won't return. uninteresting food, no flavor salad not feesh, chicken dry, loud, hard surfaces, nothing cozy and inviting about place. dearly miss the old Gates.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Out seating is limited. We ate indoors although it was a nice day out. Classic burger was delicious - one of the best I've had in a while. Lobster bisque was a touch disappointing. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Prices...More

Thank khaymo
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I reviewed this restaurant before they remodeled. The inside is very nice but I was not impressed with the waiter we had. The food was just OK I ordered a crispy chicken Cobb salad. The salad was excellent but the chicken was dry and the...More

Thank cozyeats
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We came to Gates for Mother's Day and it did not disappoint. They have a very comprehensive menu which was great for the picky eaters in the family (2 vegetarians, 2 exclusive meat eaters). There really was something for everyone and they could not have...More

1  Thank Jabero17
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We have been going to Gates for years. Wonderful restaurant and cozy great bar and eating area. This last spring they closed for a change of feeling and menu. It is now a large cavern with no charm. The bar area has had its leather...More

1  Thank richardallan2016
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The renovation to Gates makes it more modern and inviting. The menu however seems to offer the same predictable items. It may be popular with many people but it is not exciting.

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I love the new Gates Much improved all around A little noisy but thats it Total reno inside and total food reno as well , long overdue and well executed ...

Thank Erica A
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Salads and burgers are really their highlight. So good that we hardly ever try anything else. Convenient to town, usually able to get a seat without any problem. Can be a bit loud on busy evenings. Never a bad meal

Thank jmoccia
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We loved the old Gates. It had character and style . The food was inventive . The new Gates disappoints . It looks like just about every other restaurant that wants to look hip. The food is just OK and I miss the warmth of...More

2  Thank Dean H
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Forrest St, New Canaan, CT 06840
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Canaan
  • Phone Number: +1 203-966-8666
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