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“Fantastic Venue for Events!”
Review of Sugar and Olives

Sugar and Olives
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Ranked #21 of 456 Restaurants in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Healthy, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: SUGAR & OLIVES seeks to educate its diners and cultivate the relationship between farms and families. The restaurant is devoted to serving wholesome, healthy and happy local food. Nearly all menu items come from The Nutmeg State or close by--including milk, cheese, eggs, fruit, vegetables, beef, pork, poultry-in addition to wine, beer and spirits. The rustic "shop" was established in 2008 by Jennifer Balin, a Westport mom of four. This three star Certified Green Restaurant serves brunch five days a week and dinner three nights a week-plus holds cooking classes twice a week. The space is also a charming party venue and community hang-out. The restaurant can accommodate up to 225 people, but also has two quaint smaller spaces for more intimate gatherings.
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I recently used Sugar & Olives for a Women's Event I hosted. It was a fantastic choice!! Not only was the food excellent, the service was phenomenal and the space perfectly suited for a private event, with plenty of space to mix and mingle. Jennifer was incredibly easy to work with, and we received considerable positive feedback from our guests on how much they enjoyed the food and venue. As a added bonus, the fact that Sugar & Olives has a woman chef / owner made it even more special for our event. Gail H.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

A must stop when passing through Norwalk! The owner goes above and beyond to make you feel at home. Simple menu with creative offerings that tantalize your taste buds. The atmosphere is rustic/industrial. An opportunity to see preparation first hand.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I always do!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ann-Marie L
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I held my wife's birthday party here on St. Patrick's Day. Jennifer and her staff planned the perfect event, expertly taking my input into account. Tasty Irish inspired dishes complemented a great wine, beer, and cocktail menu -- plus the chocolate layer birthday cake with meringue icing was the best! Sugar and Olives has long been one of our favorites but their catering and party plans planning really sealed the deal.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Larry P
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Having been a fan of Sugar & Olives for a while and taking a cooking class there, I suggested it as the venue of my friend's baby shower in December, and we ended up choosing it. Jennifer and her team were excellent partners in planning the event, from suggesting delicious seasonal menu items to offering a fun, nonalcoholic drink option and even helping with the decorating on-site. The space is perfect for a shower (we had about 25 people) and everyone raved about the food and drink. I can't wait to go back for brunch or dinner soon :)

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank yaelleah
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Sugar & Olives is incredibly special! Jennifer was so great/easy to work with in planning/customizing the dinner party menu and her staff took care of us so well the night of! All of the guests raved about their meal and what a great, intimate setting the private room was. S&O offers beautifully curated food without pretense...it's so refreshing! The staff aim to delight their guests and they absolutely did with our gathering of 16. From apps (loved the soup shooters in the winter!) to entrees (the cod and buddha bowls were devoured), followed by the best chocolate chip cookies, it was a night to remember!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank wanderam2018
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