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Gates

) #37 of 40 Restaurants in New Canaan $$ - $$$ American,
10 Forrest St, New Canaan, CT 06840
+1 203-966-8666
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (9 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“chop chop” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10 Forrest St, New Canaan, CT 06840
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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 19 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 20 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 4 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
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The atmosphere is energetic to the point of being unable to converse. Gates was renovated in Feb. and is noisier than before. It is more modern and less comfortable . Food seemed to maintain its quality and it's fun to watch kitchen staff in their...More

2  Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just revisited hoping to see some improvements. It took over an hour to receive our meals and the restaurant wasn't even half full! Other tables arrived and left before we were served dinner. My children cried they were so hungry. I didn't order the chicken...More

2  Thank Stacey E
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Yes I was a fan of the "Old Gates" but I agree...they were growing tired. However what they did so well...lobster bisque soup, Chop Chop Verona salad is history under the new name. Wonderful sandwiches, top notch omelettes etc are a thing of the past...More

3  Thank eoc109
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We were frequent patrons at the old Gates and have been to the new iteration a couple times. Very mediocre. Food is only okay, prices high, service really, really bad. Last weekend we went in and were seated, tried for about 15 minutes to get...More

4  Thank BTEFan
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Arlene H
Does Gates serve Sunday brunch?
15 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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