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Guilford Bistro and Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
+1 203-453-0736
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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West Hartford, United States
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious and we've been here a few times. The ambiance is very nice and the service is always top quality. As a beer guy, a slightly better tap list would be great, but that isn't their specialty and I can't blame them. Overall, great food and pretty reasonably priced for what you get.

Thank Joseph M
Guilford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One our favorite local restaurants that consistently aim to please! Delicious specials daily, family run with long time servers. They always accommodate special requests and offer a BYOB policy, just recently serving beer and wine. In the summer you can enjoy your meal under the pergola with patio seating. Always a treat for a quiet night or a fun gathering... More 

Thank Marie B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Brought my family here for a birthday dinner and it was awesome! It's a little expensive but definitely worth it. The only reason I'm not giving it a perfect score is because the service was a little slow. I'll definitely be going back.

Thank Edward S
Clinton, Connecticut
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113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Have not been here in quite a while, missed our favorite, ,Craig, has gone to NYC. Changes to the bar area, full bar now but you can still bring in your favorite wine, Came early with a reservation as it quickly filled up,my husband always,always orders the Sicilian meatloaf, he loves it, I could not decide on the steak as... More 

Thank Kay C
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I've been here a few times, for lunch and dinner. Tight quarters but worth every moment, there dishes and choices are plenty wait staff are super knowledgeable of the day's special from beginning to end its perfect neighborhood spot!

Thank edt9112017
Guilford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

their food is consistently excellent. i have never had a bad meal. the restaraunt is very very intimate, cozy. the BYOB policy is great too! it's a can't miss if you are in guilford.

Thank OMMurph
Northford, Connecticut
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Spur of the moment decision to eat there and what a pleasant surprise! Unpretentious looking, right on busy Route 1 in the center of Guilford. Small, cozy establishment with nice decorative touches. Mozzarella appetizer with arugula, squad, and balsamic reduction was perfect. Salmon with grilled vegetables was amazing as was the penne Allana vodka with sausage! Try it!!!

1 Thank NorthfordBill
Killingworth, CT
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627 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Ate here at 7:30 on a Monday and the place was virtually empty which was a little strange--I much prefer a lot of people sitting around enjoying themselves. The food was very good but a few things were odd: the white wine was served warm (I think that's a first for me) but they brought an ice bucket right away... More 

1 Thank v0yageur22
Middletown, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Really delicious, comfortable atmosphere, didn't have reservations but got a table for 2. Had a pear Gorgonzola pasta which was AMAZING! Fresh breads and quick service. Large portions do enjoyed it for dinner the next night too. Thought it was BYOB but high corking fee made their wines more attractive. Will go back for sure, reservations next time to be... More 

1 Thank sgwils
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Food was excellent with excellent service. This is not a run of the mill type restaurant. Waitress was very accommodating and knew the menu. The restaurant was willing to make changes to the food to accommodate different diets.

2 Thank Phillip B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-0736

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