This is the restaurant side of the Laurel Village Country Inn in Milford. While ownership of the 1876 inn has changed hands several times in recent decades, the structure that houses it remains much the same.
Laurel Villa Restaurant is a quaint country restaurant serving what they describe as “continental cuisine,” but it can easily be labeled traditional American. If you’re a lover of the very specific genre of restaurant that is the old-fashioned country inn, you’ll be very happy here.
The menu consists of dry-aged ribeye steak, a double-cut pork chop, Chilean sea bass, chicken, and pasta. There are daily specials featuring the “Catch of the Day” and a handful of lovely salads, French onion soup, and soup du jour. Appetizers include lump crab cakes, seared scallops, and calamari. The restaurant uses farm-to-table produce during the growing season, and herbs are grown outside their front door.
The wine list is composed of a nice selection of fine domestic and imported wine. The beer list includes domestic and craft offerings.
Enjoy your meal in the old-fashioned dining room or on the patio, surrounded by flower gardens under the maples. Service is very good, and the overall vibe is friendly and very casual.