Chef Luis in New Canaan Reinvents Itself As 129 American Contemporary Restaurant

CTbites Team

 Chef Luis Restaurant, located at 129 Elm Street in the heart of New Canaan’s bustling retail and dining district, today announced its new name, menu focus and executive chef.  “129” will offer American Contemporary cuisine under the leadership of newly-hired Executive Chef Joe Page, who brings more than 15 years of experience in kitchens across the United States and overseas.

“Coinciding with dramatic changes to the look and feel of the restaurant, we are excited to also unveil our new name and menu,” said Sergio Tamburlini, General Manager of 129.  “To complement our comfortable, family-friendly ambience, our new all-day menu offers casual cuisine that is accessible to diners of all ages.  Guests will recognize a few of their tried-and-true favorites from our old menu – tacos, calamari chorizo and our classic salads – along with Chef Joe’s spin on classic recipes including lobster salad with avocado and grilled tomatoes, tuna tartare with roasted shallots, radish, arugula and avocado, a wild mushroom omelet with organic eggs and gruyere, and more!”

The restaurant previously announced a complete renovation, adding modern chandeliers and bar lighting, textured fabric banquettes and chairs, creative wine displays and fresh tabletop lamps, to create a warm, comfortable and relaxing ambiance.  A partnership with Sorelle Art Gallery provides an extension of their gallery in town, offering guests a rotating collection of art, that is available for purchase.

Newly appointed Executive Chef Page brings extensive culinary, managerial, teaching and catering experience to 129, with previous roles including serving as a private chef in the Hamptons, Executive Chef at Manuccis Restaurant in Montauk, New York, and assisting with P.F. Chang’s international brand expansions. 

About 129

129 is an American Contemporary restaurant and bar, located in the center of New Canaan, Connecticut at 129 Elm Street.  The menu incorporates new cooking techniques and unique fusions of flavor to enhance the best of classic American dishes for diners of all ages, served in a comfortable, neighborhood environment.  In addition to its food offerings, 129 offers an extensive wine list, creative cocktails and craft beer list.  For more information visit