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A Local's Guide to Igloo Dining In Connecticut

A Local's Guide to Igloo Dining In Connecticut

More and more Connecticut restaurants are getting creative with their dining options every year. One trend popping up all over the CT Restaurant scene is Igloo Dining— and this is a trend that is here to stay!

Many restaurant owners have created fully enclosed, private ‘pods’ of all shapes and sizes. Igloo dining experiences bring customers a chic & comfortable way to enjoy a night out on the town and support CT restaurants. From heated igloos to candle-lit greenhouses– these cocoons will make your coziest dreams come true this winter. 

Whether you are looking for a casual afternoon with your buddies, a romantic date night option, a spot with live music and a bonfire, or you just want to hang out in an igloo with your dog… We've rounded up all the deets on our favorite CT spots for igloo dining this winter! 

To help you cure cabin fever this winter, we are bringing you the inside scoop on CT’s igloo scene (let’s just say, we did our homework!).

Best Restaurants for Igloo Dining in Connecticut

Our Fave Spots For Igloo Dining In CT... 

Aquilas Nest Vineyard, Sandy Hook 

Aquilas Nest Vineyard Igloo Dinning in Connecticut

Sample wine flights and warm chocolate mulled wine. Hang by the bonfires and enjoy a magical sunset and hilltop views. This season, you can reserve a cozy igloo at Aquilas Nest Vineyard for up to 8 guests. (Sign us up!) Each igloo is covered, heated, and decorated with a different garden theme. Table service is included. Wine is not included in the reservation but can be purchased (obviously!). Pro Tip- check their event schedule and head to Aquilas when they have live music and food trucks on-site!  

Aquilas Nest Website 

Aquilas Nest Instagram 

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Westport 

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Westport Igloo Dinning

Did you know that Rizzuto’s was one of the very first CT restaurants to offer Igloo dining? So, it’s safe to say they are old pros! To keep you warm on even the coldest winter nights Rizzuto's Igloos come equipped with Individual electric fireplaces as well as bonfires set up outside. We love that they encourage guests to bring a bluetooth speaker to make their experience even more fun! Firepits, enchanting lights, and cozy decor make the ambiance unbeatable. Rizzuto's has gone above and beyond to make this experience amazing!

Rizzuto’s Website

Rizzuto’s Instagram

Wood N Tap, Farmington 

Wood N Tap, Farmington Igloo Dining CT

Wood-n-Tap’s location in Farmington Connecticut (one of their many locations) is located along the river– and you better believe that their igloos boast the best waterfront dining in CT this winter. These cozy igloos come complete with twinkle lights, festive decore & heating lamps to keep you nice and warm! Each Igloo is for a private party up to 8 people and they require a $150 minimum spend per igloo. Pro Tip- call or go online to make a reservation ahead of time. 

Wood N Tap Website 

Wood N Tap Instagram

Dockside Brewery, Milford

Dockside Brewery, Milford Igloo Dining

Igloo dining at Dockside Brewery comes complete with a water view and themed decor. Their heated igloos hold up to 6 guests. Dockside has a $150 minimum spend on food and drink purchases (per Igloo reservation after 3 pm) and you can reserve your igloo for up to 2.5 hours. Dockside also says that their “Igloo Park” will have an open-air atmosphere, and they plan to feature bonfires as well as tents overlooking the water. 

Dockside Brewery Website 

Dockside Brewery Instagram

Sign Of The Whale, Stamford

Sign Of The Whale, Stamford Igloo Dining Stamford

These rooftop lounge-style Igloos located in the heart of Harbor Point in Stamford is an experience like no other. They include lounge-style seating decked out with soft coverings, pillows and rugs. There’s even a space heater to keep everyone warm. The minimum capacity is 4 guests and the maximum capacity is 8 guests. Each reservation is also for a 2 hour timeslot. Children are welcome, adults must be present. Minimum spend of $50 per person required. Igloos will be available until April!

Sign of the Whale Website

Sign of the Whale Instagram

116 Crown, New Haven

igloo dining ct

This Igloo is located at a premier cocktail bar in New Haven. Their private igloo village (6 people per igloo) allows you to reconnect with the outdoors inside a heated igloo and a self controlled bluetooth speaker. Reservations are required to enjoy guareteed space!

116 Crown Website

116 Crown Instagram 

Fair Haven Oyster, New Haven

igloo dinner 

Experince a dining setting like no other in a greenhouse! Sit back, relax and eat a warm bowl of chowder, while watching the snow fall. Fair Haven Oyster Co. also allows you to book the whole greenhouse for parties up to 10 people! 

Fairhaven Oyster Website

Fairhaven Oyster Instagram

Fire at the Ridge, Middlefield

Igloo dining CT: Fire at the Ridge

Mountain side igloo dinning? Sign us up! This unique experience is located at Powder Ridge Mountain and offers breathtaking views of the mountain. Cracking bonfire pits, live music, happy hours, ares ski deals, and high end food make this a must try spot this season! These igloos seat 6 to 8 people.

Fire at the Ridge Website

Fire at the Ridge Instagram

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