Elm Street Oyster House

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Elm Street Oyster House is a little gem of a restaurant, located right off Greenwich Avenue, in the heart of downtown. We offer the finest quality seafood from raw oysters to yellowfin tuna and king salmon, in a casual, friendly, elegant atmosphere. We have a world class wine list and a knowledgeable, accommodating staff. You will not find a better seafood restaurant in Fairfield County Connecticutt, guaranteed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and restaurant is super cute.
Only disappointing part of the night was at the end when we were the last table (we did not have an exceedingly long dinner, just happened to be their last reservation) and the staff started vacuuming the dining room to break down faster.
We were a 9:15 reservation on a Friday and they take reservations until 10:00. We shouldn’t have felt like we had to chug our coffee and get out!

RS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place - 2nd time I’ve been there
Service a bit sluggish but very good and attentive once we got the attention

Food was excellent
Bread was average
Ambiance great

KT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went out with a friend to have some apps and drinks. All was well, would go back again.

c
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables are too close. Noise level too loud

P
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good; service was friendly and efficient; fried oysters the only small disappointment; though a little expensive, really nice place - just a little loud w the Saturday crowd

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but tight space and very loud. Still worth it though.

BD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant;
It is the first time that both my wife and I had extreme difficulty deciding what to order as so many choices sounded excellent.
Great food and excellent atmosphere.

R
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our only complaint is that the crab cakes were not make of lump meat. They were still delicious however! The food is always high quality as is the service.

B
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific It is small so make reservations
We love the Fried oysters and swordfish.

GM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good...fish specials are great as is the service :))

MC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always looking for a great restaurant for fish, the Elm Street Oyster House appeared on my Open Table list and we're glad! Saturday night found a crowded bar and full dining room. Special Valentine's day menu! We had the Lobster Bisque, which was superb. The Lobster roll was excellent (with fries of course) and the Branzino wonderful. A bottle of Gruner Vetliner complimented the fish well. Chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream for dessert - amazing. Service at all times very attentive and professional. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Paella was superb. One of my best ones ever. The blackens swordfish and the Halibut were very good too.

PM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Having discovered that my 6:30 reservation at another Open Table restaurant had not registered was lucky to find this one saving our Valentines Day dinner!
As noted everything was great.
The only reason we don’t dine here more often is that the tables are so close together negotiating to and from them is always a challenge.
However you cannot beat the food or the service

L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service was good, table were a little close together which made it a little noisy. I would eat here again.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely dinner at Elm Street Oyster House. One of our favorite restaurants.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for every dining, date night or a special occasions. Delicious food! Lovely, atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place near home! Even better in summer.

G
18 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Our second visit, once again served well prepared seafood dishes. This visit was a little too crowded and noisy for our comfort, but service was good.

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service, just a little too noisy for me

LT
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although you sit elbow to elbow with other diners, the food is consistent time and again.

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Seating for 2 was very tight with center tables in the dining room less than 12” apart. All good otherwise.

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and professional, friendly service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a Caesar salad with pan fried oysters that was to die for. My wife had a crab meat special with Jack cheese on an English muffin, also excellent. The servuce was attentive but not obtrusive. Noise level was quiet, but the restaurant was only 1/2 full so I can't say how life if would be when full.

PG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent, the service was great. My only real complaint is that it's rather loud and I had a hard time hearing our conversation. Despite that I'd happily go back any time.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great staff. Always feel welcomed

G
19 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

cozy dining area with interesting decor. Seafood lovers rejoice

LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Based on our last experience, I would not recommend ESO to a friend. We had not been to the restaurant in several years and were excited to go back. In all fairness, it was the Sunday night at the end of a long holiday break but the service was underwhelming.

AM
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My wife and I have been to this restaurant many times. For Greenwich, CT it is excellent as most of the eateries (in the city center) are rather average in the Elm St. price point range. It's far better than most of them. I ordered the Manhattan Clam Chowder. It was tasty yet thin and there were many more potatoes than clams in the broth. I followed with a shrimp Po'Boy served on a soft baguette. There were but 4 smallish shrimp that were mildly spiced. The faux Mexican salsa was on the bland side. The french fries were crisp and fresh.My wife liked her fish and salad starter but was unenthusiastic. My glass of Rose was refreshing. What saved the meal was the pleasant and efficient service and friendly atmosphere. We certainly will come back. A. Morse

B
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Year’s Eve and was glad to see we could choose what we wanted. Even happier to see one of the specials was lobster thermadore. Don’t see it on menus very often. Everyone was pleased with the delicious food. It is our go to fish restaurant. Always fresh!

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Elm Street. It is our favorite restaurant in Greenwich.

NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My neighborhood go to for great wine, great oysters and of course Elm Street Bistro fries!!!

V
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a great leisurely lunch despite jam packed holiday room.
The food was deliciously presented with twist of flavor, and service was efficiently at ease but responded to every need.
A pearl nestled within the oysters of restaurants on Greenwich Avenue.

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very cute and comfortable place. Service was wonderful. A bit pricey but I would definitely go back.

M
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent and good

B
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had lobster Thermidor on the menu. Spectacular. You don’t often see it and I can never resist when they have it. As usual their fried oysters are mouthwatering. Never disappointed when we come because the food is fresh and well prepared

PG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious!

OT
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Lobster Roll was very disappointing. The “roll” was wet with butter and greasy, but the lobster had no butter on it. It was also pretty small compared to other lobster rolls in CT. Red snapper was nice. Nothing particularly special, but very good. Mignonette with raw oysters was classic and on point. Bottom line: Do NOT get the lobster roll.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very cramped, too much inconsistency with the food, some hot others cold and the servers were too eager for you to leave so they could use the table for the next guests ... would have given less stars but the appetisers were very good.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised at our experience at the Elm Street Oyster House. It was very quaint and we had the best sword fish ever. Wished we lived closer as we would be back often.

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