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Dining With Winter Views

5 spots to dine waterfront in the winter

The waterfall view makes the Cobbs Mill Inn a must-visit!

©Cobbs Mill Inn

Cobbs Mill Inn, Weston

Located on Cobbs Mill Pond, this Inn’s view is a reminder of just how outstanding Connecticut’s natural beauty can be. The waterfall is breathtaking during any season, and it is even a popular place for couples to take wedding photos. Speaking of special occasions, the Inn is a favorite location for weddings, showers, corporate events, and the like.

12 Old Mill Road

Weston, CT 06883

(203) 227-7221

Harbor Lights, Norwalk

Sandwiched between Mill Pond and the Norwalk Harbor, Harbor Lights is a popular venue for special occasions as well as everyday dining. The Mediterranean cuisine is delectable, and the waterfront views are enjoyable any time of year. The website even boasts, “At this seaside spot, Winter doesn’t bite.”

82 Seaview Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06885


Rive Bistro, Westport

The dining room at this Westport favorite is charming as it is — with a stone fireplace, wooden floors, and romantic lighting. But even better is the view of the Saugatuck River. It gets better as the evening fades to dark, with the lights dancing in the reflection of the water. As you enjoy the French cooking and wine, you might (almost!) believe you are on the River Seine in Paris.

299 Riverside Avenue

Westport, CT 06880

(203) 557-8049

Rowayton Seafood, Rowayton

Rowayton Seafood overlooks a harbor on the Five Mile River, and though the view represents quintessential New England in the summer, it is just as beautiful in the winter. Indulge in a bowl of the Maine Lobster Bisque to warm you up in the cold weather!

89 Rowayton Avenue

Rowayton, CT 06853

(203) 866-4488

Silvermine Tavern, Norwalk

Once a restaurant that loyal customers were sad to see close, the Silvermine is still open as a Bed & Breakfast. Nestled on a historic piece of land on the bank of the Silvermine River, The Silvermine Tavern offers picturesque views. The property contains a waterfall, a Mill that dates back to the 17th century, and a collection of buildings once inhabited by early settlers. As if that isn’t evidence enough, the Tavern offers “Location Shoots,” so that you can use the scenic property as a backdrop for your photos. In the winter, why not cozy up for the night with a delicious meal (like the New England Clam Chowder!) and temporarily forget the “real world” in this out-of-a-movie-setting.

194 Perry Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06850

(203) 847-4558

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