Char Restaurant
Char Restaurant

Char Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://charct.com/
  • Phone: (203) 900-1100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    11:45-2:45 everyday

    Dinner
    Monday-Thrusday 5pm-10pm
    Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm
    Sunday 5pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Snyder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: seat down meals
    buffet
    cocktail parties

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Street
  • Public Transit: metro north port chester stop 10 min walk
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: self parking in our private lot
A word from Char Restaurant
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Char Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (34)special occasion (27)romantic (22)hot spot (19)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (11)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • CHARming Restaurant
    RobbiVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This place has exactly what you are looking for. Great front room with bar. Two great dining rooms. We were srated at a wonderful corner table with banquet. The appetizers took a bit long to arrive but the octopus and shrimp were tasty. The kale salad was great too. My Cod was delicious & tasted like candy. A little quinoa as a side dish would have been a nice but the veggies were excellent. My husband's Hangar steak were perfectly cooked. The Cremellierre brûlée was too soft but the carmelized top was perfect. The apple& cranberry crisp was delicious. A new great find to add to my list! The room was very noisy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    foodluvrrr
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Came here to celebrate my sisters birthday with our family. Everything was very yummy!! The service was a little slow as our wait staff was in training but we didn't mind with all the good apps we got and wine! We Will be going back...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poorly managed with mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Went here with my GF on a Tuesday. Cocktails are a waste of calories and money, food relies on syrups and salts to mask lack of attention/technique, service is bad- but friendly. Worst part of this place was that it was freezing cold (and I run hot). Also, we had a wobbly table that was never fixed after we pointed it out. Won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • regularperson
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    You can't go wrong with any item that you choose on the menu. Everything tastes great! A little pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    foodiefan
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a great dinner here on a Saturday night. Veal meatball appetizer was fantastic. Jambalaya entree was well seasoned and was a rather large portion. The cod with brussel sprout risotto had great flavors as well. And let's not forget the french toast bread pudding, out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Char is my new favorite restaurant in Greenwich,CT
    RoxyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had received many rave reviews from various friends about this restaurant and decided to give it a try. They were correct the food was delicious and prices very affordable especially for this area. I went for lunch and it was so good I decided to go back for dinner with my husband and another couple two days later. They all had the same reaction as I did. Food was incredible. Loved the Tuscan soup ( changes daily "soup of the moment") and the kale salad. It has a very nice ambiance with fireplaces blazing and noise level was not as bad as most restaurants especially when the dining area is full of patrons. Definitely will go back again and again. Be sure to make an Open Table reservation. Added feature is private parking lot although was it quite full on a Friday evening because of a very large private party in separate room downstairs from main dining room. Enjoy and Bon Appetite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Barbara
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We went for restaurant week and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent food. Will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've eaten there twice recently, and both times the food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We will return!
    CTGalVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everyone in our party expressed the food was delicious. Two of us ordered the venison, one of their specials for the night. Very tasty but just a tad too salty. Sides were a perfect compliment. Everything else was very satisfying and nicely presented. Menu offers basic choices and some unexpected and creative dishes. Service was excellent. Fireplace nice compliment to an already fancy-rustic room. We had a great experience at Char.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night
    GWhiz
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Once again, CHAR has been fantastic. Attentive,kind and friendly service from the moment you step inside the door. The rustic and cozy large dining room has a lovely fireplace in the center of it all. On our chilly, rainy night we requested a table by the fireplace. It was perfect! We dined during restaurant week, two had prix fix and the third had a la carte. The grilled octopus starter was perfection. Lamb bolognese is decadent, topped with goat cheese and gremolata. For dessert, s'mores lava cake and cappuccino. I highly recommend this for any occasion. Parking on site(free)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    sdg13
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Went here for my husbands birthday on a weeknight. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Decor is really cool with reclaimed wood and rustic/modern accents.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is our 3rd visit to Char and we love it. Great food and you cannot beat their chartini! On a Saturday the service can be a bit spotty as it gets so busy but as long as you are not in a rush it's fine. The grilled octopus and chicken dumplings to start are amazing and the truffle fries are worth ordering with your main meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner but too loud.
    JaybeVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A group of 7 of us but had dinner at Char. It was my first time there. The food was surprisingly good. The restaurant design was also very pleasing. The two major negatives was the noise level. We literally could not have a conversation at the table. The other negative was the service. I know it's hard finding good people. But our waiter was not around, never checked on us and forgot one of our dinners. So the dinners came out and one was just never put in to the kitchen. It eventually came but with no apology or a free dessert nothing. That in my opinion is bad business.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New local but noisy
    Casualdiner123
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    So happy to be at a new local spot and it's hip with good food but I recommend going during the week. Very loud on a Saturday night. But we were seated on time despite the crowds.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Char
    George1
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Nice neighborhood bar/restaurant. Very good food and attentive staff. Food was served fairly quickly and we were left to have an enjoyable chat. Well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing find
    Wellington
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've been hearing so many good things about this restaurant. And I'm so glad I finally made the trip. What a wonderful experience. Make sure when you go you order the octopus, th hanger steak and the bread pudding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Char Did not Dissappoint
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Char is almost almost in N.Y., really far down. The ambiance is nice, love the decor. The service was excellent as was my cocktail. No skimping on the alcohol here. Garlic bread toast to start, nice house touch. Crispy shrimp was good. I had the rice with shrimp and chicken, was very good, large portion. The pear salad is excellent as well as the grilled octopus. My husband was not thrilled with his hanger steak, I had a bite and liked it! Looks like this would be a fun place for a party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly delicious.
    Gmari
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Char continues to be our new favorite restaurant in Greenwich. It is loud but really, what restaurant in town short of Thomas Henkleman isn't? I love the history of this restaurateur family. It is easy to see why it has become successful. Start with a cocktail or end your evening with a nightcap in the lovely bar. Char simply offers the whole package.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fingertips
    Fingertips
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Nice dining experience . Perfect place for Dinner with friends or casual night out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice!
    leadfootg
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    sat in front of the fire, food and service were great!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food and impressive wine list. Not a quiet place so not a place for much conversation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites!
    Adri
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It is my fourth time there and always is a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JimCVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We ate at Char for the first time on Thursday night. The staff was excellent attentive but not intrusive, we were in no rush just talking and enjoying the evening, the waiter was great bringing our wine and not husling us through the meal. Also these ate waiters, who are professional with personality and they add to the dining experience. The food was 5 star. Grilled Octopus the best I have had, the Jambalaya was straight out of New Orleans pure Cajun. A great use of spice to serve up that bite you want without overpowering the food. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great dinner at Char. Excellent food and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food!
    KatieRose
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I am an extremely picky eater, but I can honestly say the food was absolutely delicious! We tried many dishes when were were there Friday, including things that I DO NOT like (kale or brussel sprouts for example) - one of my favorite dishes I tried turned out to be the Tuscan Kale-Brussel Sprout Salad. Everything was cooked to perfection and the amount of pride that went into each dish was obvious. The decor is very relaxing, warm and inviting. We're going back tomorrow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Antonia
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food /service and wonderful ambience but where is everyone?! Please come and make this restaurant happen! U r missing out! Forget Tarry Lodge! This place is a block away and far superior tonTarry Lodge in every aspect...design/decode/new/fresh/ superior menu and food...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS GREAT !
    eemc
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Dinner is always consistent. The food is amazing. Even though i came in late on a Monday night, the staff was very professional and attentive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All meals delicious!
    PatD
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Despite reading reviews about specific menu items, we found all items delicious. Would highly recommend a Tasting of Chocolate!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and fun atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went with my husband last weekend. We loved the grilled octopus (perfect texture and smokiness from the grill) and the tuna tartar. The cucumber-watermelon salad was also great. I'm a huge cocktail snob, and while the drinks here were good, they still left a little to be desired in terms of complexity. However, they are definitely above par compared to most restaurants. Overall, I look forward to coming back, especially once the weather turns colder and the fire place is in use.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Potential for Greatness
    morefoodplz
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was expecting Char to be much tastier. We started with the octopus which was cooked perfectly but not extremely flavorful. Our second dish was the duck confit (a special that night) that was the exact opposite. The flavors were delicious but the duck itself was extremely fatty and did not appear to be a true "confit." The asian ribs followed and were pretty fatty also. There was only about 2 tbsps of sauce served with them, which definitely wasn't enough for 3 ribs. We decided to go straight to dessert from there since we hadn't been wow-ed by anything. I got the french toast bread pudding which was fantastic and my boyfriend got the sundae which was also wonderful! It was also very loud in there and the service was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One block away in Greenwich
    BadnewsVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    One block over the river from Port Chester is Char, a great pre-theater stop for those going to the Capitol for a show. Fantastic food, attentive service, and a great ambiance make this our go-to spot pre-Capitol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!!
    RealReview
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This would be our second time here. I am not a restaurant snob, but I have high standards when it comes to atmosphere, food quality, presentation and service. All at Char was above par. From the moment you walk in, you can see how much time and effort was put into the design of the renovation. It is warm, modern and very comfortable. Beautiful fireplace in the main dining room, separate bar area that does not overflow or get loud into the dining area. Now the food...not to get into our entire meals, but the food is awesome. So fresh, presentation excellent, menu selections I usually have a hard time because most restaurants don't give a great variety, but Char has something wonderful for everyone's pallet!!! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FVdWVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If this restaurant is not going to survive, it will be based on service. For the second time we ended up with a strangely acting waiter, who was coughing over our table, seemingly not interested in doing his job and multiple times pouring water and ice in and outside the glasses and then reacting irritated he had to clean it up!? For the money this was a very bad experience!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Char- a neighborhood gem
    JadeVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner on Saturday 9/13 . There was four of us and we're very pleased with our dinner. George a great waiter and his recommendations were on target... Ellio stopped by and asked how we liked our meal and we assured hi that we were very pleased -. My husband enjoyed jambalaya - I had salmon and my cousins had black bass and jambalaya .. Dessert was to die for the French toast bread pudding was delicious... I highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we came
    tymelyronVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Have wanted to eat here for a while. Good selection of cocktails, lots of menu choices. We enjoyed our appetizers of the watermelon and cucumber salad and the gnocchi, and entrees of hangar steak with a great sauce (with a nice char on the outside) and just ok fries, and the swordfish, very moist and tasty. French toast bread pudding I bit dry for dessert. We'll return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYRHVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Saltiest meal I've ever had. Every dish, including a green salad, was encrusted in salt.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GETTING BETTER
    chezdavid
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food preparation is top notch with the only exception being a bit too free with the salt. Several unique seafood preparations were done expertly and the steak was spot on! The atmosphere was indeed "woodsy" with the only drawback being the window in the rear of the dining room was open to the noisy street traffic which we could do without. An enjoyable experience however and look forward to a return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    Xteen
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    went for my husband's birthday and I wasn't quite sure if we would like it. we wound up getting the tuna tartare.. amazingly fresh and vibrant taste; the octopus that was the most tender I've ever had grilled to perfection and the pear salad that was dressed perfectly. had the tile fish special another had the hanger steak with the best frites we've ever had.. we didn't leave a one. someone ordered the taglaitelle with 3 kinds of mushrooms including a "lobster" mushroom the taste was wonderful. Dessert didn't miss either... the bread pudding t was excellent as was their version of tiramisu and the ballpark sundae with malt vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and cracker jack was just perfect. We had a wonderful evening here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • char review
    localdatenight
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Waited over 30 minutes for apps. Fried nocchi was way too salty. I had shrimp - yum but mussels were hard to find. Hubby had tuna, sushi grade and he loved it. Espresso affogatto for dessert, good but again too salty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    pcfoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Yet another gem for port chester/Greenwich dining. People were friendly, service was exceptional. Chef did an amazing job. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.