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The Bantam Bistro, located in the landmark inside The Litchfield Inn, features eclectic American new cuisine. The casual yet sophisticated dining room provides the perfect ambiance for power lunches, relaxed gatherings and romantic dinners. Our chic modern bar features a refined lounge menu and fashionable cocktail list with over 118 wines hand chosen especially for the wine connoisseur.

Our new Executive Chef William Schwalm is excited to share his passion for food and vibrant flavors at the Bantam Bistro with you. The Bantam Bistro proudly sources local and organic products from Connecticut and surrounding communities. Chef William has hand-picked such savory delights as; Nodine’s cured meats and sausages, Farmer’s Cow Milk, Arethus and Cato Corner Farmhouse cheeses and Mountain Top Mushrooms. The bar features wines from local vineyards and notable area beers including Shock Top and Long Trail brews.