A Taste of Washington: Fall Restaurant Guide

GW Tavern in Washington

There are so many reasons to visit Washington in autumn, and our local dining experiences are high on the list! Enjoy the cozy New England ambiance and seasonal specials at our local restaurants – from festive appetizers to inventive entrees and, of course, decadent desserts.

For those of us who are thankful to spend the holidays here in town, be sure to place your Thanksgiving orders for dishes, sides, and dessert early! And while you’re here, check out the many ways to celebrate autumn in Washington. Bon appétit!

The White Horse @whitehorsecountrypub

The White Horse Country Pub

258 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston, CT


This award-winning and top-rated restaurant offers a robust brunch, lunch, and dinner menu along with vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. The tavern offers a cozy fireside dining experience or gorgeous fall views from their heated patio by the river. Try their Crispy Calamari or Coconut Shrimp to start, followed by Steak Frites Bearnaise, Slow Roasted Salmon, Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast with Penne Pasta, or a classic White Horse Burger. The options are endless!


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GW Tavern @chefbrendanmartin69

GW Tavern

20 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot, CT


Once a charming colonial home, the GW Tavern is named after the first U.S. president and is a classic favorite for locals and visitors alike. Their menu offers traditional American lunch and dinner specials, including seasonal soups and salads, classic sandwiches, and savory entrees and seafood options. Try their savory Chicken Breast, Peppercorn Filet Mignon, or Lobster Fettuccine – or the classic Shepaug Valley Burger and dessert for two.


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Community Table @amazingcelebrationsllc

Community Table Restaurant & Bar

223 Litchfield Turnpike, Washington, CT 06777


Community Table is a local favorite, and recently featured in the NY Post as a game changer in the CT dining scene! Their menu offerings frequently change to reflect the season’s bounty and flavors. Some favorites from this autumn’s menu include Seared Atlantic Sea Scallops with Dried Fruit Chutney, a New York Duck Breast with Roasted Vegetables and Tamari Sauce, and Slow Roasted Short Rib with Robuchon Sweet Potatoes and Apple Cider Braised Cabbage. Community Table will be taking reservations for Thanksgiving Day catering, place your order online by November 17th.


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Mayflower Inn's Dining Experiences

Mayflower Inn Dining

118 Woodbury Rd, Washington, CT


Deeply inspired by the grassroots of New England’s culinary traditions, award-winning Chef Cortney Burns of the Mayflower Inn leans into her global adventures and decades of fine dining experience as she curates cuisine with an emphasis on locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy an unforgettable elegant dining experience in The Garden Room, or a cozy and casual meal in The Tap Room. The Mayflower Inn is also offering robust Thanksgiving Day offerings on November 24th, 2022. Call for reservations: (866) 217-0869


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Flemming's @flemmings_hv_restaurant

Flemming’s Hidden Valley Restaurant

88 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT


A new addition to the Washington food scene, Flemming’s Hidden Valley Restaurant offers fusion food inspired and influenced by Executive Chef and Owner Flemming Brown’s culinary training and travels from around the world. Their brunch, lunch, and dinner menus include savory flatbreads, tacos, and sandwiches. Try their Chicken with Lemongrass Glaze, Prime Rib Korean Stir Fry or Traditional Pad Thai Rice Noodles, or a selection of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. Flemming’s will also be open for a Thanksgiving Day meal, call ahead to make your reservations at: (860) 619-0027.


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Owl Wine & Food Bar @fabulouslymissmelly

Owl Wine & Food Bar

18 East Shore Road, New Preston, CT 06777


This popular destination for local wine lovers and connoisseurs features a diverse collection of wine and beer along with savory bites and a selection of artisan pizzas. Start off with a Charcuterie Board or Cherry Tomato and Basil Flatbread, and then dig into their Vegetable Lasagna, Bacon Onion Pizza, or Sausage Parm Pizza. Cheers!

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Hopkins Inn @marlagclark

Hopkins Inn

22 Hopkins Road, Warren, CT 06777


The Hopkins Inn offers a charming country inn dining experience with a panoramic view of Lake Waramaug. Serving contemporary Austrian cuisine, you can find a variety of flavors on their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Enjoy Chicken Cordon Bleu, Black Angus Sirloin Steak, Salmon with Herb Butter, or try the traditional Austrian Wienerschnitzel. The Hopkins Inn will also be taking reservations for Thanksgiving Day dining, make your reservations by calling: (860) 868-7295.


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Local Catering & More:

Explore more of Washington’s diverse eateries and cafes to find incredible flavors and seasonal specials, including fully catered Thanksgiving meals, festive sides, and outstanding dessert options.


Averill Farm

Averill Farm‘s famous “High Five” pies are available for pre-order! Enjoy a delicious selection of pies, including Classic Apple or Apple Crumb, Classic Pumpkin, Pear Cardamom, Coconut Cream, or Browned Butter Pecan. Call to place your order by November 6th at: (860) 868-2777.

The Po Cafe

The Po Cafe offers delicious desserts, famous for the New England Bumbleberry Pie by Maggie Colangelo or the annual fan favorite “Poptart” – made with strawberries and rhubarb and topped with rainbow sprinkles. Contact The Po Cafe at for catering specials and dessert orders at: (860) 868-1879.

The Pantry

Make sure to place your catering orders for sides and desserts at The Pantry. Their Chocolate Indulgence Cake is a festive favorite for all chocolate lovers. Contact The Pantry for catering options at: (860) 868-0258.

The Smithy Market

The Smithy Market sources organic produce, meats, and specialty grocery items from local farms and vendors. Pick up fresh groceries or order ahead for Thanksgiving catering specials. View the Thanksgiving catering menu at The Smithy and call The Smithy to place your orders at: (860) 868 – 9003.

Marty’s Cafe

Marty’s Cafe offers a delicious made-to-order menu, featuring sandwiches, panini, burgers, salads, soups, tapas and special seasonal offerings prepared with fresh local ingredients. Call ahead to find out about their Thanksgiving specials at: (860) 868-1700.

Washington Food Market

The Washington Food Market offers catering services for full Thanksgiving meals, delicious pies, as well as fresh turkeys! Get your orders in early and take advantage of their delicious specials by calling the market at: (860) 868-7351.

Vineyards & Local Wines

In preparation for Thanksgiving, visit Hopkins Vineyard to pick up a special bottle of your favorite wine, or take your pick from a selection of local offerings from Hopkins and Spring Hill Vineyards at Washington’s wine and spirits shops.