330 Main St, Farmington, CT | Directions 0603241.704915 -72.843019
Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm
Wonderful-will return – I had family visiting from Chicago and decided to take them to the Silo restaurant for dinner. This was my first visit and I could not have asked for a better experience. We started the evening with cocktails in the lounge. The bartender was great; quite knowledgeable. We were greeted by the owner who made us feel at home and checked up often to ensure our satisfaction. The restaurant is very cozy, warm and rustic. Great place if you are looking for a quiet dinner. Our waiter was impressive, very attentive and friendly. Food was spectacular; portions were large. I do recommend if you visit to save room for the coconut cheesecake. Overall this was the best dining experience I have had since moving to Connecticut. It is obvious that the owner and staff take pride in the work they do, which is rare. I will be back!
Poor service and cold food – We had high hopes my girl friend and I went back and were not surprised at the sub par service and cold food. We did have a 10 min wait and were placed a dark area in back corner. It took for ever to be waited on and the food was cold when it came to table. The veggies were over done and also cold. The one good thing was the warm bread and salid was also good. We alwats loved the Silo and hoped the place changed hands and the new owners perked things up. I guess the place is either good or very bad from what have learned. We are not going back unless we see some real changes.
Salmon is great! – I guess I am not the only one that likes the salmon. I signed on as "salmon" and had to go up to "salmon5" to get an ID. It tasted great, with all kinds of spices and fruit on it. Like I said, it tasted great. The bread was soft and warm. I went with the soup. My wife went with the salad and said the dressing was outstanding. We read the mixed reviews and don't understand all the one stars that this place got. It is clean. It is quiet. The service was great. Joanne was very pleasent as well as efficient. We did not go in the bar, but standing at the door, it looked very nice. Our drinks were very reasonable. In the bar, they had a piano. We were told they have entertainment, but we were too early. My wife had chicken. Her favorite and she enjoyed her meal. We skipped desert as we were full. We will go back the next time we are in the area.
Lobsters – Stopped in with my wife and a friend who had just left work. We ordered the lobster special. Also the seafood bisque. Both were excellent. Drinks were priced reasonably. The owner stopped by to ask if everything was acceptable. Our friend forgot his cell phone, the owner loaned his cell phone to our friend so he could make a call to the hospital. Waiter (Gary) was very good at providing drinks and food in a timely manner. We plan to go back there next month. A group of retirees get together once a quarter. I will take them there next quarter. Great food and excellent service.
Good food and a place to take friends. – We went there 2 weeks ago with friends. They had been there one time before with us last year. They wanted to go back when they came to town. We were happy with the service. Greeted us on arrival and did not rush us to order. Drinks were good. Waitress was great, and we tipped accordingly. My salmon was excellent--I order salmon 9 times out of 10 when I go out. The other 3 dinners, I was told were great also. We over stayed our welcome, well past the bill being paid and no one pushed us out the door or tried to hard sell desert and coffee. The owner stopped at our table and talked with us, since she recognized my wife and I. We will continue to go back. I highly recommend and do not feel this rating is over blown.
Don't waste your money – Just a huge let down. Like the others my steak was tuff and hard to cut. Wife and I even live on Yarde Drive and know the family that owns the place. They are nice people. The quality of the food was school lunch line quality at best. This must be the end of the line for the Silo. Advice is please don't waste your gas or your money this place has gone down hill and its time for a make over. The couple we went with told us not to go here but we did out of repect for the family. They were not surprised the food was poor and service was the same. Our advice go to Wood n Tap better food and prices to match.
Meal was poorly prepared, steak was not a good cut of meat. – I periodically review restaurants within Hartford and New Haven County. I certainly had higher expectations of the Silo. The meal wasn't properly prepared and although I returned my steak for another cut of beef, the second dish was at best mediocre. My basic pasta dish wasn't properly prepared. There appears to be an ambience of apathy among employees.
Avoid if you remember old days – What happened? Please its all about the food and service and thats the problem here. Something is wrong here. Need new management is the way I see it. This is a trend with many of the old places. Work on the food. Watch the food network and get some ideas. Wife and I will stick to ChowderPot
The service was bad because the staff was to busy talking to each other. The food was tasteless and lacked flavor.
Why all the bad press? – We just moved back to CT and we checked the place out for old times. The food was fair but something was missing in the menu . The chicken dish my wife had was over cooked and my pasta was also over cooked.
I always said the Silo is a family place to eat. Prices are good for the area and the people are always nice to us. We always loved the place and will still go back. The place was about the same as we remember it inside with some minor updates.
I agree with the person that said keep it about the food.
Work on your simple dishes please. We will be back. We do write ups for the local paper in Avon and we try to be honest. Also watch your prices we come from Avon because of the value.
My advice would be to keep it simple. The Silo was always the best place to get a good meal. Don't go after the fancy dishes. Go back to your roots.
personal vendetta – As far as the past reviews, it is obvious that this person, under several names, has a vendetta against one or all of the family members of the Silo Restaurant. To critique of "spoiled kids get a real job", this writer obviously knows, not from dining experience, that the family all works there. An average diner would not know this unless you frequent the restaurant often. To speak of "running numbers" and "taking bets"-hello- have you heard of OTB or On Line Betting????? Or were you one to loose a bet to have first hand experience 30 years ago??? Get over it, it's the 21st century.
You speak nothing of the food or your dining experience because you are nothing but a malicious person who obviously is very inmature, has a grudge and strikes with a pen.
If I was to make and educated guess or a "sure bet" it would be that every bad review on this site was written by the same looser with a grudge! Oh, that would be you!!! Oh, and I would win that bet!!!
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