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What Writers & Editors Are Saying


Michael Blanding, New England Travel
"With its carved mahogany four-poster beds, thick tapastries, and comforters that call to mind the interior of a fine Parisian hotel, this Connecticut River country house sets the gold standard for New England inns."

Zagat Survey - Connecticut Restaurants 2006-2011
"This New French nestled in a lovely Ivoryton Country Inn has it all – superb food, skilled service, a truly romantic and rich setting and a great wine cellar. …Rated: "Extraordinary to Perfection"

"The Copper Beech was already home to one of the most honored restaurants in the region, but the new owners have raised the stakes even higher, and the chef they hired is garnering ecstatic reviews. He joins French techniques and recipes with high-quality seasonal ingredients. Service is seamless, the wine list impressive."

Charles T. Clark, The New London Day
"The Copper Beech Inn seems more consistent than many neighboring inns, and has survived an era of change while respecting a tradition of good service ….. it is an ideal destination on a hot summer night …… Service: excellent …. A superb and extensive wine list offers a broad range of prices."

USA Today/Zagat Top 100 Hotel Restaurants in America
SELECTED AS ONE OF TOP 100 HOTEL RESTAURANTS IN THE UNITED STATES "A new survey shows there are plenty of first-rate hotel dining options …… Each of the top 100 hotel restaurants offers fine dining and elegant décor" Rated: "Extraordinary to Perfection"

Ellen Albanese, Boston Sunday Globe
"The long-stemmed white rose and a note on the bed promised an extra measure of warmth and hospitality, and everyone at The Copper Beech Inn made good on that promise … Dinner was a dizzying combination of excellent food and solicitous service."

Nancy Thompson, Connecticut Life
(Highest Rating) "Every now and then a highly touted restaurant lives up to expectations. The Copper Beech Inn does more; it surpasses them … we've been here twice in the past month and both experiences were quite simply among the best we’ve ever had. To describe the food as "yummy" would be an insult to extraordinary cuisine. It was, from the moment we sat down until the moment we left, exquisite."

Elise Maclay, Connecticut Magazine
(Highest Rating) "A quiet miracle has occurred in Ivoryton. The Copper Beech Inn has been returned to its glory days. Crystal sparkles, silver shines, Oriental rugs glow on polished floors, antiques and masses of fresh flowers set the scene for the flawlessly elegant dining … Over the top? An embarassment of riches? Of course. But this is what fine dining used to mean."

Guest Comments

"Always a lovely time - Great dinner! After 15 years at the Copper Beech never a disappointment!"

"Truly a delightful experience! The staff gets 4 stars - it was hard to leave."

"Delightful - beautiful setting with excellent service. And the food - delicious!"

"What a wonderful place to get away and celebrate!"

"The Filet of Beef was by far the best I have ever tasted. Done to exact perfection. Every meal was of the finest quality, presented beautifully, and with attentive service."

"The food was superb. The service could not have been more attentive or appropriate. The attention to detail and your personal touches...made it a truly memorable evening!"

"You have the touch!"

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