Elm Street Oyster House

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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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eat here often and love everything about it!

I have nothing more to say

S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The fried oyster's appetizer was so delicious. I was expecting the usual fried oyster but these were fried and coated with a buttery sauce back in it's shell. The seafood is very fresh here. A bit pricey compared to other nearby seafood places but the fish is so much better here. I had the pan seared halibut with bok choy and asparagus. Delicious. Can't wait to go back.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

LB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have eaten here many times, but this time the special of soft shell crabs was very mediocre. The batter had mostly fallen off and it was not crispy. Oysters and clams always great
Will try another time- - hopefully it will be better.

ML
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Will return every time we are in town. Still the best chowder. Hamburger was a beautiful thing for one none seafood guest.
Another guest , vegetarian, put together beautiful “side” choices on one plate. Perfect.
As for seafood, you will be in heaven.
Go & enjoy yourself & bring friends along.

D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was sub par. Oysters good

R
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time we’ve been here in a while. Very nice to return. Our wine was excellent! Gazpacho was outstanding, the pulpo was good. The veal Milanese was outstanding. The crabcakes were OK; I prefer lumps of crab rather than all mashed up. Looking forward to returning!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant smelled like mold. The food was poorly prepared and arrived luke warm and tasteless. I usually don’t write reviews but I was so disappointed in this restaurant that I wanted to make others aware that this is not a good place.

JP
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Nice food. Nice, nice, nice. Not exciting. Good fish. Modest portions. Pricey

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can always count on fresh fish and delicious meal!

SH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff. Very accommodating! Food was terrific

JR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good, as usual. Wait Staff were excellent. Maybe it was because we went very late, but it was very noisy.

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

If you are not a regular, they ignore you. Won't be back

CC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Elm St Oyster House for several years now. We never get anything but an excellent meal and excellent service. If you haven’t been you must go

FP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Food so so. Very disappointed.

C
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I have been here before -this night the service was not good and it was not even crowded.

but the food is always excellent.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food. Love this place.

r
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The menu choices and food quality are excellent. The service needs a vast improvement.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great casual restaurant for excellent seafood.
Wine selection is also very good
If you like hanging and eating at the bar, this is the perfect place to do that

M
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Paella was amazing! Great value for quality of food.

MT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Staff was attentive and inviting. This would be a definite recommendation to friends staying in the area

SA
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food and the service was top notch. Definitely going back.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Made a 715 reservation for a table for 2 and was sat at the bar. Host appeared to have given away our table to people who arrived earlier with no reservation. Drinks were okay- loaded with ice so very little for the money- , it took 3 margaritas to equal a camparable at Le Fat Poodle. Had crab guacamole- no crab flavor, barely any meat, soggy/ oily chips layered in. Cold lobster roll for dinner, no seasoning, no crunch- bland and boring. Fries were drowned in truffle flavor, cheap novelty for an overpriced meal. Dessert was a chocolate cake that was microwaved before us by the bartender. Worst part was they started turning lights off at 915- I guess they don’t respect patrons wating to finish up the over priced meal/ drinks that were paid for.

D
Nagoya
77 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here... wonderful... great atmosphere, great people and excellent food

FK
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fabulous at this restaurant. And when you come on a Sunday, the wine is half off, a real bonus. I just wish this place was closer to us.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh seafood

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was poor. Rushed us. Rude.

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful start to finish. Fresh cold oysters. Entree special was yummy. Service and attention spot on thank you.

C
Phoenix
68 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times and it is my favorite seafood restaurant. No competition in sight. You can shoes yiur fish, select the way you want it cooked, and choose the sauce or seasoning. Or you can choose from among their special preparations that include daily specials. Side dishes are very varied and each is excellent as well. Wine list by the glass is much larger than most restaurants, even larger establishments, and well selected. Service is also excellent and do look up at the deep ocean murals that adorn the high sections of the wall. If bar service is your aim, then that is there, too, as is the wide selection of oysters, in addition to other seafood, on the menu. Enjoy!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was amazing and the service was great but the place is very small and there was a party of six that was so loud and noisy that you could not enjoy dinner. The staff should have asked them to calm down. My wife and I could not stay for coffee and dessert because I had a headache from all the noise.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a nice date night while visiting Greenwich. I started with a basket of calamari while he started with little neck clams and blue point oysters. We both couldn’t help ourselves but order the crab cakes and apple fritters for our main course and I had a glass of Pinot Grigio. Wonderful atmosphere and fantastic food!

m
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Tight small space. Deafening noise.

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely Fathers Day dinner. Bottles of wine 1/2 price as a nice surprise

TW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best restaurant in Greenwich.

f
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usually eat outside so can't speak much to atmosphere although it is usually noisy inside. But the food is beyond good. The swordfish is to die for. The cheese grits are so tasty and the broccoli rabe so fresh and tender, the best I've had. Service is attentive and informative. I love coming here on a sunny afternoon for a great meal and a glass of wine. Extensive wine list by the way. Great every time for a foodie. Love it and I rarely give 5 stars.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food and service disappointing. Would not return or recommend to friends.

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. I expected good, I did not expect great. The service was top notch.

JA
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to Elm Street Oyster House for a while and was looking forward to it. I was taking a friend who had not been there before. ESOH did not disappoint in any area. The food is fantastic; the service impeccable; and the ambience is wonderful. We had a totally enjoyable experience and my friend raved about the place. Can't wait to go back again.

A
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were passing through Greenwich and stopped here for dinner. We really enjoyed our appetizers, especially the crab and guacamole appetizer. We also had the lobster watermelon salad was yummy but the presentation was a little uninspired. For the price I would have thought they could have given me fresher mozzarella. My husband enjoyed his fish dish, I forget the kind of fish it was but it was breaded in cornmeal. Very flavorful. I had the paella, which is always risky. Definitely not a true paella but it was full of mussels, clams, shrimp and lobster.
Unfortunately the restaurant was pretty dirty. After the family next to us left the staff just reset the table leaving the fish and fries on the carpet to stepped on. The bathroom was disgusting, really didn’t feel like eating after attempting to use it. Bus station was a mess too. Made me worried about The cleanliness of the kitchen.

l
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, the ambiance was outstanding. Perfect start to the weekend!

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