Blackbird Restaurant on Elm Street ‘Opening Soon’


A peek inside Blackbird on Elm Street, set to open soon. Credit: Terry Dinan

The new restaurant planned since last spring for Elm Street next to The Playhouse is close to opening, owners say.

Blackbird, which owners say will offer a wide range of cuisine that patrons can share, is “opening soon,” according to its website.

Blackbird is located between The Playhouse and Solé on Elm Street. Credit: Terry Dinan

Promoted as “chic cocktails and bites in New Canaan,” the restaurant at 105 Elm St.—between the movie theatre and Solé, formerly home to Potpourri and, later, Fat Face—is “a sleek and sophisticated bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown New Canaan,” the website said.

“Our moody ambiance is the perfect backdrop for your night out: dim lighting, share plates of inventive dishes for the table, and rounds of handcrafted cocktails— come for the buzz, stay for the vibes,” the site said.

It’s owned by Z Hospitality Group, which owns Solé as well as Aurora in Rye, N.Y., EastEnd and Mediterraneo in Greenwich, and Terra, which has locations in Greenwich and Danbury.

“Our culinary team is harnessing flavors from around the world,” according to the site. “At Blackbird, you can expect unique bites that are perfect for sharing. Enjoy dishes that draw inspiration from Italy, France, Mexico, Asia, you name it. With a rotating menu inspired by global eats and seasonal dishes, you’ll never get bored.”

An earlier post on the website had the restaurant soft-opening for dinner starting this week.

Regarding the Blackbird drinks menu, the website said it’s offering “a comprehensive and impressive selection of craft cocktails, beers, and wines.”

“Our bartenders are in the business of crafting drinks with stunning attention to detail; each cocktail is completely original and dazzling,” it said. “A variety of local craft beers are hand-selected on draught and constantly rotating. Our wine list is eclectic and extensive.”

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