We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Good News Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
694 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3701
+1 203-266-4663
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 263: English reviews
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
750 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had been several years since I'd been to the Good News Cafe since I live about 30 minutes away. Dined there again for dinner thanks to a gift certificate that was bestowed upon me. Restaurant decor is the same eclectic mix. Restaurant is noisy thanks to bar in middle and hardware floors throughout. Food is unique and marvelous with a... More 

Thank CTManny
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attending an off site retreat and took a group of colleagues here. We were quite surprised by the menu selections for both the appetizers and entrees. The Chicken Wontons, Lobster Mac n Cheese and Burrata were very good, as was the Short Ribs, White Shrimp, and Veal Chop. A must stop if you're in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Burlington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We arrived really early - we were about the first table seated for dinner but were warmly welcomed. The menu was extensive and it was difficult to make a decision. Lots of seafood options and some good, hearty meat options for this cold and windy evening. Our waitress was helpful in explaining some of the menu items and also assisted... More 

Thank dtomato
Litchfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent drinks! Adequate service, food well prepared but not exceptional. Bar atmosphere low key - quiet.

1 Thank Hill H
Woodbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We attended a financial seminar at Good News Cafe thinking it would be a great way to obtain investment advise and try Good News, which has a wonderful reputation. Perhaps since it was a business dinner, the food was bland. I had the salmon and my husband had roast chicken. Maybe if we were ordering off the menu, the food... More 

1 Thank connollymje
Watertown, CT
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Good News Café continues to be 5 stars. Had a wonderful lunch with a good friend today. Although it was very busy, we were not rushed and had a leisurely lunch. It consisted of lobster bisque, broccoli & leek soup followed by warm crab taco and smashed potato salad. Everything was fresh, tasty and delicious. I always have a great... More 

Thank SKayWatertown
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Level Contributor
60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about this. The menu is eclectic and delicious. Carol Peck is charming and engaging as well. The Flash Fired Beef was superb. So much indeed that I forgot to even snap a pic of it. The Pate is divine and Carol's version of Pad Thai Is yummy!! The Spiced Basque Seafood was yummy though the only thing... More 

Thank LindaRey
Danbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Four of us dined here this evening. We all had the chicken wontons which were tasty but a little pricey. Entrees were all good but the lamb and the lobster mac and cheese were the winners. Fish dishes were ok but nothing special. Service was excellent. I love that they keep bringing water! Blackout cake for dessert was good. Definitely... More 

Southbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love this restaurant! I love the people that work there. The fact that Carole Peck is a world known chef doesn't make it stuffy. She is alway there and very attentive.

Thank debdenz
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant with many vegetarian dishes and best of all the produce and even the meats are locally sources. My only complaint is occasionally the main dining room gets too noisy from the excited diners.

Thank uppereast1

Travellers who viewed Good News Cafe also viewed


Been to Good News Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 694 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3701
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-266-4663

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Good News Cafe and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Wolcott, Connecticut
4 months ago
Wolcott, Connecticut
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Good News Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?