Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar

4.6
76 reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
We are a New York steakhouse with a twist. Our Executive Chef is the only one in Southern Connecticut to use the old world technique of skillet cooking; producing the most perfectly cooked steak. Besides our steak entrees, we also offer the freshest seafood, lamb and duck entrees, as well as daily specials prepared to perfection by our master chefs. All of our beef is perfectly aged and hand cut on the premises. We use only the finest ingredients, the freshest seafood and Prime Angus beef; each presented with simple elegance. Enjoy our homemade specialty breads and desserts.
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ChristopherK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been wanting to try out their brunch for sometime. For $55 per person, with "bottomless" mimosas and bloody Mary's; which are fantastic, you cannot beat it.
Everything top quality. We took a lot of food home, as the package is more than generous!
I've been dining at their locations over 25 years, since they were on Madison Avenue. Always very satisfied.
Everything clean, all staff masked and gloved, tables well spaced.
We were fortunate to buy a gift certificate on a discount promotion too. If they still have it, load up. Support this place. It is great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and experience! We were there celebrating our birthdays . Ordered appetizers, dinner and dessert. Everything was fabulous! We ordered the Porterhouse for two for our dinner. The steak was seasoned and prepared perfectly. We had enough for dinner and even had leftovers for lunch the next day. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The place was very clean and covid protocols were in place. We would definitely go back to try other entrees .

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Blue point oysters were absolutely excellent, cleaned properly and just delicious! Short rib dinner was the best short rib I ever had!!

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LindyLee
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu choices are original with fabulous salads and appetizers that are difficult to ignore! They offer main courses that satisfy both meat lovers and others
The cuisine spans From Mexico to Italy and includes non traditional American. Every choice was good; some were excellent

Hospitality is gracious and service is efficient

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DianeA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Gorgonzola salad was good but extremely vinegary. I love vinegar however many do not. Chicken wings scarpariello intrigued me so I had to order. Delicious but one note, needed more depth of flavor perhaps some rosemary, onion? Ambiance was the big fail for me, there was none. It was cold, like nothing there to make it comfy. Certainly not like your typical steak house. I’d go back, maybe try a steak or chop next time to see how they are with those.

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vipMichaelK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wait staff. Very attentive and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omg! So good! Service was immaculate, food was outstanding. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the cast iron!! It’s def a go to for any lunch or dinner date when I’m down in new haven!

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TraceG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always enjoy our meals when visiting Cast Iron Chef!

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Godtum
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. I’ll be back! Great food!

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vipTanta
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. All was fresh and hot. Tasty. Good price for brunch. Restaurant was clean and smelled fresh. Everyone had on masks. Sanitizer clearly available. 3 suggestion: They won't prevent us from going back but are important. 1. buy a new handle for the bathroom stall door in the ladies room. It's been broken awhile. 2. Don't charge "a la carte" when a peach Bellini is substituted for a mimosa when buying a $45 per person brunch. Really, does it cost that much more? 3. We felt it was getting a bit crowded by 1:30 and the tables were maybe a little too close still which made us hurry up and leave. Not willing to risk getting Covid. Make sure everyone is 6' apart so you can stay open.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Need to replace the tables. Anyone over 5' 9" cannot sit comfortably

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaraunt. Looking forward to visiting them when things get back to normal after COVID.

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vipSteveM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.
Food has always been impressive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food was insanely good and the waiter we had was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Steak was unbelievable. Got the 28oz for two. Great meatball app too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Would go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food amazing service and environment good prices for the quality you get. Definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the establishment was excellent, our waiter and waitress were excellent. Lauren the hostess couldn’t of been more helpful, then Attilio came out of the kitchen and chatted with us for 10 minutes.

We enjoyed the restaurant so much we booked our company Christmas party for 2020 December

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TeganW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We reserved a table more than a week in advance along with requesting outside seating. We showed up and there were multiple tables open outside. The manager on duty along with the hostess gave us every reason not to sit us outside. The food and the service was great.
When we were leaving the tables outside were still open along with being open throughout our meal. All we received was an apology but no explanation of why we were not able to sit outside. We were concerned about our safety, even though they sat us separately inside the restaurant, they did not care about the reasons why we wanted to sit outside and kept those tables open for nobody and disappointed our party.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Service was incredible and the food was great. Will definitely be going back for brunch again!!!

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NicolleB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great ambiance and energy. Attentive staff (but not too attentive where you feel like they are rushing you out the door) and the steak was worth the money. Hubby had the braised short ribs, and i had the NY Strip. Both came out exactly like we expected, and we ate all the leftovers the next day. Happy to have a place like this in New Haven.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love the food!! Also, some of the best wait staff we’ve experienced in a restaurant!!

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TracyD
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I absolutely loved it. The food was great, service outstanding. I will definitely be going back.

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Amesly
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We celebrated a birthday and they brought out a dessert with a candle. Very enjoyable dinner!

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vipMiniMom
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is very good, tremendous variety. The server was attentive, and it was quite busy! Presentation of the food was in a very hot cast iron skillet and nicely done. The food was delicious. This is a must try and definately a place to come back to! Kudos!

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LorraineE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! My new go to restaurant when I am in West Haven CT. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant. Our waiter Raul was awesome, he had a great sense of humor, friendly and courteous. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. My son and I had the tenderloin for two and it was perfect. They have a full bar and can shakeup any drink you like. The restaurant has two dining rooms and outdoor seating (great for COVID) the bathroom was clean and supplied with both hand soap and hand sanitizer (not all restaurants provide this). The restaurant owner came to our table and greeted us, very welcoming environment. Please try this place you WILL NOT be disappointed.
Goodbye GOODFELLAS and JACKS restaurants!!!!

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We literally had the best waiter. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

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Shy1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Had reservations for 8:15 didn't get seated until about 9pm.

Order salmon and it was raw. The removed it from the bill which was nice. The waiter was great!

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vipjayk
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal. We shared a bone in porterhouse steak. The serving is suggested for two. It very was large enough for four adults. Sides were included. Everything was well prepared and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent!! She helped make the evening a great night out. We sat at a high top next to the bar and the meal was fantastic! Highly recommend. Thanks again to our great server!!

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rondawg11
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was cooked to perfection and our waiter Rueben was very polite, attentive and helpful with making decisions between food and wine options

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant! Cast iron is now our go to for date night. The food was amazing. We had oysters, the cast iron spicy meatball pizza and the bone-in ribeye. Everything was perfectly good with amazing flavor. Ruben was one of the best servers I ever had.

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vipCedar9393
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible! Great atmosphere. Service could have been a little better but overall great & will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeness! Would give it 6 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my parents here who were visiting out of state and they couldn’t have loved it more!! The food was delicious, the servers were wonderful, and the service was fantastic. 10/10 would recommend!

FAQs

Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 745-4669.

Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.