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Oak + Almond
Oak + Almond

Oak + Almond Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oakandalmond.com
  • Phone: (203) 846-4600
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH: Daily 1130 am - 4:30pm;

    SUNDAY 4:30pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 5 Star Catering Services to serve your every need. Private dining rooms available for groups of 15 to 55 guests for a full service seated dinner, and up to 70 for cocktails & hors d’ oeuvres. Private rooms are also idea for meetings and presentations. Reception space is also available in the main dining room, bar or our majestic patio. Our recently built patio, complete with hand crafted fountain, full bar and its own fireplace, can hold up to 150 for a full service seated dinner or 300 for a cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot or parking available in the Hilton Hotel next door.
A word from Oak + Almond
Oak and almond wood fuels our wood burning oven and stove. Imparting an earthy quality to many of our menu items, these hardwoods are at the heart of our restaurant's philosophy.

With cuisine inspired by the traditions & techniques of yesteryear, our philosophy is simple: provide delicious handcrafted food, created with well sourced seasonal ingredients with a focus on hearth & flame. We source the best artesian ingredients and prepare them simply with respect. The wine program highlights biodynamic and organic selections, which compliment the simple integrity of our menu.

An 18 foot communal table, crafted from local 100 year old oak floorboards anchors the dining room. Hand-rubbed walnut tables, industrial fixtures, and an open kitchen featuring a wood burning oven and stove provide a modern yet warm dining experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have autoimmune issues, and dining out is rare for me due to many food triggers. The staff at Oak + Almond made sure I was able to avoid certain foods and replaced with healthier options (like olive oil rather than canola or soy). Food was great, service was terrific, outdoor patio was nice. I would have to say the only complaint was the smell of garbage in the parking lot, which seemed to be there as well when we visited this location under its previous name."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I was warned by a local hotel concierge that service can be inconsistent, but Jennifer was low-key but appropriately attentive. While the dishes were inspired, we were disappointed that 2 items that we ordered were not available at 7:30PM on a Friday evening. Background music was too loud and seemed too uptempo for a relaxed dinner experience. It didn't help that we were seated in close proximity to an overhead speaker. Manager was dressed in jeans and sneakers and was mostly off by himself. He did finally come to the table before we left, but given the slow night, I would have expected to see a more welcoming approach by him throughout the evening. There seemed to be disconnects"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Really fresh avocado beet salad. Nice sitting outside."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This was our 10-12 visit to the restaurant, the last time was Mother's Day. We love the food here, creative, fresh ingredients, great taste, love the ambience. The service is completely off, very very slow, was poor on Mother's DY, we thought it was a one off. We were there on Saturday night, not at all crowded, service was slow, not professional, very lax, from order taking, food serving, wine refilling. The lack of diners must be a reflection of the poor service. The food and design of the restaurant is terrific, they need a much stronger front of house manager. It is a shame, don't think I will go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I think the intention behind this restaurant is provide a farm to table menu in a relaxed, rustic-cool environment at a relatively high price. The effort is evident on the menu with wonderful sounding dishes but all of our food was disappointing except for the raw oysters which took no actual preparation from the kitchen. The service while not overtly rude was also off the mark by far. Often at farm-to-table restaurants thd service is casual & friendly but staff is always knowledgable and knows when to pull out their high-tab skills. The high-tab was present at the end but knowledge, skill and casual-friendliness were not. The room is great looking though."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The description of cheese plate could not be explained to us by server. The pork chop was dry and overcooked, however, it was credited. Menu was too limited a farm fresh table."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Sitting on the patio on a nice evening is terrific. The waiter was great, and the food was good (we just had apps). I definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I have a lot of clients in the area, and this is a perfect place to take them for a nice weekday lunch. Get away from the office and sit in the sun if at all possible - you won't want to leave!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Tuscan Oven was one of my favorite places in the area, so I had high expectations for Oak and Almond. I was disappointed in the food and the wine list seemed over priced compared to other restaurants in the area. The atmosphere was great and the service was good, but, overall, not a place I'll revisit or recommend (unless it closes down and reopens back up as Tuscan Over)."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Beautiful, chic aesthetics inside....bright, expansive patio outside. Fantastic clean sourced food and extensive drink options....O + A makes for a cool place to enjoy anything they offer, period. Attention to details and concern for patrons' needs is unparalleled. You will not be disappointed in this unique and genuinely cared for hot spot."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food, Service, Atmoshere and People are top notch. Waiters are helpful but not hovering. Owner refreshed restaurant and has achieved a good experience for customers."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Having never been to this restaurant before, I ended up having dinner there last Friday and lunch on Monday. While my meal for dinner was very good, that was not true for all my fellow dinners. My husband ordered wild salmon but asked for some pasta to be served to accompany the fish.Instead he received a full side of pasta with marinara sauce that definitely did not compliment the fish. While he said the fish was delicious, the portion was small and also the most expensive entree. My lunch with a friend 3 days later was somewhat different. This restaurant does a large business lunch crowd, so it was busy and noisy. Our food was good, but $60 for lunch of salad and a pannini with a glass of wine was a bit of a shock."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My experience with the restaurant was different from previous reviewers. I found the food to be acceptable, nothing earth shattering, but tasty and well prepared. My wife enjoyed her hand cut pasta, but found the lobster to be a bit stringy. I would go back, but I don't think I would rush back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The lobster pasta dish was just ok. Service and atmosphere were fine. The bar had some charm but music very loud. Not overly impressed but I'd give it another try based on the good reviews I've heard. May have been an off night."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "was looking for a good brunch place with outdoor seating....after looking at menu, don't think it is really geared towards that. Outdoor dining is nice. Eggs Benedict was a nice twist but was missing some sort of bread, biscuit, etc to soak up the egg and sauce. Have been here before to dinner...seems like there is a lot of potential, but just missing the mark."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Awful service. A shame b/c food was great - the burrata appetizer was delicious and my husband enjoyed his Caesar salad. For our mains, we had the chittara carbonara and the pasta bolognese - both very good. However, our service was terrible. The restaurant was not busy at all, but it took forever to get our food. The waiter was virtually non existent, and at times I felt like he forgot about us all together. He would aimlessly wander around, and at the end of the night, we waited 20 minutes just to get our credit card back. We had to flag down another employee to get some service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dined here with friends on a Friday night. The patio was great. I was worried about noise because the restaurant is right on rt 7, but it was not an issue at all. Service was very very very slow. The waiter would say he would be back in a second and maybe we would see him in 10 minutes. All the drinks took forever to make there way to the table, but all the food was delivered promptly. I think because it was brought by a food runner. The burrata with figs was amazing. As the warm bread and sweet butter. For such a hip place, we were shocked that the restaurant was closing up shop by 10pm. The bar was empty and we were the last ones on the patio for such a perfect summer night."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere and good food. Our group of 6 had a lot of fun, though service was very slow. Our waiter was hard to find....and a lot of time went by between appetizers and main course. We did order the chicken, which we knew would take an extra 25 minutes, but our 3 course dinner took 3 hours."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "First time there. Sat outdoors on a early Sunday evening I found the indoors very appealing with a California vibe and would not be disappointed if we had to eat indoors. There is a nice variety of small plates/appetizers, salads, grilled bread/pizza and upscale entrees. My husband ate all of his pasta entree. The pork shoulder which was a nice balance of tender and moist with a slight caramelized crispiness on the outside of the pieces which was topped with a fresh salad. We shared the warm nuts, a delicious salad along with a bowl of cream of cauliflower soup. Gluten free, vegetarian options are noted."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I have been here several times but this was a disappointing evening. Server was extremely slow and unorganized. Food came and we had a problem with a dish. The server brought us something different but left the original on the bill - even though there was a large hair in it. At 8:30 pm they put a closed sign on the door and turned people away. Strange night, not sure if it was a one night blip or overall going downhill."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed a weeknight dinner with a friend. Food and service were very good. Pepperedelle bolognese was amazing."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Absolutely fabulous! Nice atmosphere with a homey fireplace scent upon entering, waiters were extremely attentive and friendly. From the bread & butter (with something special added) to the salads & sandwiches, it was a scrumptious lunch. I can't wait to try other menu items and this tops my list of lunch spots with friends or business associates."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We brought in two prospective clients. The service was attentive and not intrusive. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The kale salad was delicious and the portion generous. After a great meal, the coffee was a disappointment, as it tasted watery and lacked flavor. That's easy enough to fix. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Service was slow and when we did get our food it was burned and over cooked. I could not believe the chef would allow that dish to leave his kitchen. They were under staffed and the two waiters they did have working were doing their best while the manager sat in a corner on his computer. The table next to us had the same complaint. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my third time at the restaurant and the food and service have definitely deteriorated. The dishes we ordered were mediocre and the waiter needed more training. Even the cocktail we ordered was not made properly. All in all it was not a positive experience and we will not be returning. Too bad because the restaurant had so much potential. Also, the restaurant had very few patrons on a Saturday night. Not a good sign."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food and service excellent as always! One member our party has several food allergies and our waiter was so helpful. Make sure to try the Oak + Almond cocktail. It's fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went to O&A with two other couples, and it was a fantastic dinner for all. The slight smell of wood smoke hit us as soon as we entered the restaurant. It was a warm evening and reminded us of a campfire. Everything was wonderful from cocktails to our entrees. Dessert was slightly disappointing, but only relative to the rest our meal. Siracha wings, charred octopus, and arugula salad were divine. The wood fire grilled burger was one of the best ever eaten, and the shrimp and polenta was wonderful. Our friends from lower Westchester all agreed that they'd absolutely come back to visit any time we were willing to go to O&A!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Fun restaurant especially for a group. Space is modern but rustic. Our group of 7 sat in a pretty room overlooking a patio. We shared a bunch of apps which were all delicious. .especially the octopus and oysters. Dinner was good too something for everyone. Service was ok..it was pretty slow at the beginning and it took a while to get first round of drinks. It did improve as the night went on and other tables cleared out. Overall experience was really good. ..we will be back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had a party of nine for brunch. John gave exceptional service! The flat breads are fantastic, especially the fungi. Everyone loved the mussels and the burgers with a fried egg were a big hit. Don't miss the signature Oak and Almond drink. Even two non-bourbon drinkers lived it!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Everything about Oak + Almond is excellent from the environment to the bar to the wood oven smell to the fabulous food. Nice variety on the wine list and great offerings by the glass. The bread is made in their wood burning oven and the butter encourages a second piece! Most dishes are farm to table, using local farms whenever they can. The young owners are often around and greet customers and are always willing to offer suggestions on the menu."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "we were a group of six at lunchtime on a wednesday . service and food were fabulous. most had the panino with nettles...and they loved it. i had mussels, and the sauce was delisious, but the mussels themselves were small...not the fault of the restaurant. next time i will ask "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Menu choices are excellent. My salad was very fresh and felt as if it were from the garden. I had the shrimp polenta which was very flavorful.i would highly recommend this restaurant !"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The menu is varied and interesting, and everything we tried was delicious. Our booth near the wood-burning fireplaces was cozy and our server attentive. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was very good, but service was ok, not very attentive."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I've been to Oak + Almond and found it a very nice, casual dinner. Outside seating in summer is very nice as well."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Didn't give the place a second look until it was the only table we could secure last minute for Easter. Wish we had discovered sooner. The food was excellent with some very interesting takes on classic dishes. The runny soft boiled egg elevated the ceasar salad, and the brussel sprout, bacon and potato hash was an exciting alternative to a dry English muffin as a base for the eggs Benedict. I found the French toast to be over the top, but someone with a real sweet tooth would probably adore it. My daughters grilled cheese sandwich was just what you would expect from a children's menu, plain, but we couldn't stop stealing the delicious fries that came with it. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time at Oak + Almond. The bartender was helpful, letting my husband sample a few tequilas, and chatty in a good way. With 6 for dinner we were able to sample a bunch of appetizers, the grilled octopus was delicious, tender and well seasoned. The 2 flatbreads we had were also excellent. The highlight was the shrimp and polenta - decadent, but perfectly cooked and so yummy!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "O and A is a good restaurant because the owner, Jean-Paul, cares about quality. As people who dine out a lot, we know a good place when we see one. Every dish that leaves the beautiful open kitchen is checked by Jean-Paul and the wait staff is actively managed as they deliver it. The food is very good. The menu changes often so you can keep going back for old favorites or new dishes. The dining room is large but the tables are spaced well. The noise level is normal--you can have a conversation easily. You gotta put this place on your list of best places to eat often--the prices are very good too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Oak and Almond is a welcome edition to this section of Norwalk. There is not much to choose from in terms of great restaurants and so I am anticipating Oak and Almond to be quite successful. The portions are substantial so it's good value for the money. I was there for lunch and I had one of the flatbreads which is on the appetizer menu and my companion had the soup and sandwich combo which she said was quite delicious. There are a few service kinks that still need to be worked out but in due time I'm sure it will all run seamlessly. I would definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My first visit to Oak + Almond was quite nice - it has been updated inside and is airy, open and modern. Comfortable seating - easy to have a business conversation without the table next to you being included. Warm olives were excellent! Salmon was cooked to perfection but a bit pricy for 1 piece of salmon on some small but delicious winter root veggies w/nice mild sauce. $21 though...would be better at $17-ish. Others had the burger - said it was amazing (we shared his fries-awesome!). Other diner had kitchen sink salad w/grilled shrimp was quite good. Wonderful, friendly and attentive staff."
    Dined on 4/8/2014