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WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2020 to give our staff a well deserved rest & to spend time with our families. Have a great day, Happy Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing you Friday, November 27th at 4PM

Lunch:     Stay tuned! 
Dinner:   4:30 PM-9:00PM    Monday - Thursday & Sunday
Dinner:   4:30 PM-10:00PM   Friday & Saturday
Brunch:   12:00PM- 3:30PM    Saturday & Sunday Funday

Enjoy a dining experience by, and for, people who are passionate about the integrity of what they prepare, serve, and eat.

Welcome to our table.

Nick Martschenko

36 Pine Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
P. 203.966.5200





The raw talent, experience, and passion for the restaurant industry is the foundation for South End, a neighborhood restaurant and gathering place in the charming town of New Canaan. Chef/Owner Nick Martschenko brings seasonal comfort food and inspired libations together with an atmosphere that is casual, familiar, and befitting of a small urban town.

The design combines the old with the new. Rustic hardware elements are set against reclaimed barn wood paneling, and light fixtures are antique in design, while utilizing a more contemporary flare. Beige Italian linen drapes are complimented by contrasting black tufted linen upholstered banquette seating. Oversized color prints of a misty countryside and farm animals are a nod to Chef’s sustainable food practices.


Chef Nick Martschenko is a 1998 CIA graduate and a culinary alum of Chef Tom Colicchio’s groundbreaking Gramercy Tavern in New York City. The menu is introduced as a “home to people who are passionate about the integrity of what they prepare, serve and eat.” South End’s food philosophy is a simple one; uncomplicated, seasonal, flavorful food that people enjoy.




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*Business Meetings, Celebrations, or Just a Great Night Out, our Private Dining Room is available for all occasions up to 20 guests! email Nick Martschenko for any questions or reservations. nick@southendnewcanaan.com


*South End Gift Cards are Available!


Make a reservation on RESY or call 203.966.5200.

Please call the restaurant for parties of 7 or more, a credit card will be taken for all large parties. Thank you.


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The Team

Nick Martschenko

Whether sprinting across a cluttered rugby pitch in Europe or with his wife and 3 children on the lawn of their Fairfield County home, Nick has always approached life with passion and energy.  It should come as no surprise that he treats cooking the same way.  Growing up, Nick was raised by a diverse, food-loving family.  Surrounded by the delicious smells and tastes of traditional Italian and Ukrainian dishes from the kitchens of his two grandmothers, Nick’s appreciation for cuisine was early and powerful.  After circling the globe with his rugby team – enjoying the variety of flavors and culinary offerings along the way – Nick decided to tackle his next adventure, attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.  After graduating in 1998, he joined forces with two-time James Beard Award winner Melissa Kelly at the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Inn and Restaurant in upstate New York and Primo in Rockland, Maine.  Nick next received an offer to work alongside Chef/Owner Tom Colicchio at the famed Gramercy Tavern in New York City where he quickly advanced to Executive Sous Chef.  With years of experience cooking side-by-side with well-respected members of the culinary world, Nick became Executive Chef at i Trulli in New York City and Solaia in Connecticut and, from 2009 to 2012, he transformed Winged Foot Golf Club's dining program into one of the premiere club experiences in the country.  Over the past six years, Nick has poured his heart and soul into South End in New Canaan, Connecticut as its Chef/Owner.  A comfortable and lively modern tavern, South End’s food is approachable, flavor-filled and delicious. Fueled by Nick’s unrelenting passion and energy, the New York Times gave South End a “Very Good” rating in a March 2014 review for delivering a “stimulating gustatory experience.” 


South End is located at 36 Pine Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.