Brunched on Mother's dayf
Brunched on Mother's dayf for the 1st time. I was impressed with the space, its open and clean. Barstool chairs by the kitchen seems novel. All the apps we had were terrific such as the mussels, pork&pistachio terrine, and the crudo. The outdoor patio seems like a fun spot once the weather improves.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sitting near the open kitchen
Sitting near the open kitchen I heard the owner tell the cook to prepare my steak medium. I had asked for medium rare-and after mentioning to our waiter, we waited another 15 minutes. Of course, they didn't own up to it.
I had ordered another glass of wine which I never got but got charged for it, which had to be pointed out to the waiter.
Overall, very unique menu, strong flavors. Very knowledgeable staff on items and preparation.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I were looking for a local place to eat, and we came across this place on Open Table. It is very close to where my friend lives, so we decided to give it a try. We were very happy with our meal, and we left with nothing our plates. We even had dessert! Wine list was great, and our server helped up pick a new wine. The atmosphere was modern, but still warm. This is a place we will come back to!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A New Favorite
My husband and I enjoyed our first dining experience at Oak + Almond. We started with the Funghi Flatbread, which was perfectly balanced and flavorful. Shared a salad with mixed greens and avocado, and shared the Short Rib Ravioli. The salad was light and fresh, and the Ravioli was rich... decadent!
Our server was attentive and charming. A delightful experience. We'll be sure to return soon. Our compliments to Chef Jeff Taibe for a job well done!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative Farm to Table Dining
One of the most creative menus I've seen in a long time, with well executed and delicious dishes. Wood oven flatbread sharing appetizer was enormous and yummy. The short rib ravioli was exceptional, the halibut was fabulous. The cocktail menu is unusual and worth exploring, and there is a nice selection of wines by the glass and craft draft beer. The service was friendly and nice, but a bit 'off' perhaps because we dined early (6pm) or because the staff is still new and finding their rhythm. The gelato was good but portions should be more generous for $3. Come here to experience anything but the usual. I expect the Oak & Almond will be around for a long time & can't wait to return to see what dishes each season brings.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious even from a distance
Once you're within twenty feet of Oak + Almond, you know you're going to have a delicious meal, because the smells of wood and almond smoke fill the air. The food is as delicious as it promises to be. Nuts roasted in duck fat were succulent and indulgent. The cheese platter was expertly curated and nicely accompanied. The almond-smoked salmon was transportive. One meal at Oak + Almond is definitely not enough. I'll be going back again soon.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
So we were waiting to try the new menu out and were amazed with the decor. Beautiful space. Food was awesome. Drinks were delicious. Server, Chris, was cute and funny, and also gave great recommendations and answered all of our questions. Had a stunning octopus appetizer and cheese board. My dinner was a delicious and perfectly prepared mushroom rubbed filet mignon special with some radishes and fries. My girlfriends and I were all set... Except for a tasty little pannacotta to share. Great night out!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very inventive Farm to Table menu
Delicious food with knowledgable waiter and creative menu.
The prices were reasonable but the portions are not big.
We will go back.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rte 7 Gem
Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. A rare dining experience that actually lived up to expectation!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting, creative menu
Interesting, creative menu that was executed well...pleasantly surprised. Very good food and reasonably priced.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
new gem in central location
It is so nice to have an upscale restaurant that is low key, buy high on food and ambience.
I would recommend getting a great bottle of wine and enjoy the amazing array of appetizers and small plates.
Both times I was there the wait staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.
I will definitely be a regular at this great restaurant!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy food, great service. We requested a specific table via Open table on our reservation. It was perfect!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food, attentive hosts
Loved this place from the bar and luscious cocktails to the inventive and delicious dinner. Loved it, we can't wait to hurry back. Ask for the pig tail special, you won't be disappointed. Our server was knowledgeable and the owner/chef was on the premises to describe the delicacies he invented.... unbelievably good sea bass and panna cotta that will leave you weak in the knees.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This new restaurant has it all! Great seasonal menu, excellent food and great service!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the oak and almond cocktail, was really nice. Didn't love the fried Cornish hen, but the grits were great. Appetizer, burrata was delicious. Will definitely go back. Pretty neat interior.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the initial greeting as we checked in to the freshness and uniqueness of the food, it truly was a Pleasnt Evening
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although the food and service
Although the food and service was very good, there is one complaint. When my friend wanted to order a different salad dressing, she was told there was only enough dressing for the salad it belonged with. Perhaps the chef should whip up a little extra next time!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Octopus Appetizer was perfect,
Octopus Appetizer was perfect, meal was excellent. Serve staff was attentive. Suggestions by waiter were perfect.
Interior of restaurant very relaxing, Also, has outside seating, umbrellas and a fireplace. Would be nice when weather gets cooler.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, pleasant evening
Service, food and staff were great.
Dishes are well thought out and flavorful with excellent combinations to titillate taste buds.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
We loved everything about our night at the new Oak and Almond. Everyone's food was delicious with some eye popping presentations. The crudo was especially delicious with a great balance of flavor and textures. Chris made our night with some great recommendations and friendly, attentive service with a bit of charm. We had a great corner table and were able to really enjoy our night. We will be back soon and bringing others with us!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Considering the endless list of new restaurants in the Norwalk/Westport area, this one was amazing. The food was more than plentiful (we ordered one flat bread and octopus as appetizers which would have sufficed as a meal) and exceptionally prepared. The striped bass and the rabbit tagitelle were both incredible.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Outdoor Patio
This was my second time at Oak + Almond, and this time we sat on outside on the patio. The food and wine were great and the atmosphere is fantastic. You would never know you were on a street corner of Route 7, you would think you were at a Roman palazzo. Unfortunately service isn't quite up to par with the rest of the dining experience, but hopefully it will get there over time.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine new restaurant worth a visit
Oak and Almond is an exceptional restaurant with an imaginative and ever changing menu. We plan to return for dinners and bring our grandchildren there when they are in town. The food and service are excellent.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday evening, there was a nice vibrant buzz, but not hyper. The bass was beautifully prepared and paired with complimentary vegetable flavours. The griddled chicken was amazing, perhaps better fit for a winter evening with yummy potatoes and rich reduction. Caeser salad was beautiful and big enough to be an entree. Everything was high quality and fresh. Servers were helpful and checked in regularly, but did not hover. We were allowed to sit long after our meal was finished without concern for clearing the table or collecting the check.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice lunch
Our small group all enjoyed our meals. The menu is interesting and the food is excellent. Service was friendly. The new decor is terrific.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the wood roasted chicken
Had the wood roasted chicken which was amazing. The waiter offered recommendations based on what was available that day versus a blanket "everything is good". Nice modern feel to the restaurant with a spacious outdoor patio with a fireplace. The wood burning oven makes for great flavors for the main courses and the flat bread pizzas. We'll be back whenever we're in the area.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the food
This is my second time going. It's really a great new place to get farm-to-table cuisine. I spoke with the owner for a while, who is very nice and knowledgable. I really liked him. I am definitely going back. Overall, the food is really outstanding but the service on this particular occasion was questionable. Our waiter didn't write our order down and so he ultimately forgot that I ordered two dishes. He said he forgot and would get right on it but he didn't bring it until our meal was complete. I didn't end up eating it at all, the dish was $6.00, should have been complementary. Don't really care about $6.00 but the principle. At any rate, overall great food, and will definitely go back, just not for lunch but for dinner.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of parking in a convenient location--not to mention delicious food--makes Oak + Almond a big-time winner. Wood-burning ovens in the open kitchen just add to the restaurant's allure. The only hard part is deciding what to order because it's all good. We're working out way through the menu as we speak.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been a few times, great outside patio. Food is very nice and good quality. A nice addition to Norwalk.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food; the service; all made for a terrific evening!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good, Service Ambiance & Food. They spent a great deal of money on renovation & it shows very nicely done. The Ricotta &pork meatball appetizer was done very well & very flavorful. We had the Salmon excellent & the Flank steak lots of taste. Try the restaurant very goog I think you'll enjoy it.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
New York type decor
Love the menu and the decor here! Had the heirloom tomato and corn salad, with an appetizer of warm nuts to start.
They also had a delicious sounding grilled cheese with apricots (this was for lunch).
So glad they are here. They just need a bigger nicer sign out front.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, but we also had a fantastic waiter who gave great recommendations for food and wine pairings.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time better than the First
Went back with friends for dinner. Outstanding! All choices were great the Lobster Pasta dish spicy & delicious, the Rabbit pasta perfect. This restaurant is a great find I wish them the best of luck since they're new. Please keep the quality of food & service up.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was lacking
This was our second visit and we persuaded some friends to join us. Once again, truly enjoyed the food - the crudo and the octopus were fabulous; the shrimp with chorizo was very flavorful. Unfortunately, service was lacking. After finishing first bottle of wine, we ordered a second. Waiter started pouring before my husband noticed it was the wrong wine so waiter sent someone to replace it; the second waiter came back again as he didn't understand what was wrong and by the time the wine arrived, we had finished our entrees. Similarly, my husband ordered dessert - a simple cookie - it arrived after everyone had finished their coffee. I will definitely go here again as I love the food, but they need to step up on the service.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new Farm to Table spot
With the minor exception of our server not taking my food allergy as seriously as i woud have liked, the place was pretty fab! All support staff with super, menu interesting and on trend, food pretty dynamite. Will go back.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific waiter and outstanding menu...food was terrific
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant with owners
Great restaurant with owners who really care about detail. This is a fun place to go on a Saturday night with great food and a fun vibe.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time around!
This was our second time at Oak + Almond. The service was not as good (was impeccable the first time!) but the food was still divine. It is becoming one of our go to spots!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant was quiet and
The restaurant was quiet and many tables were empty - which was perfect for my purpose, which was to have a nice quiet business lunch
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm to table goodness on Route 7. Had a hopping bar, good service, small portions but very different menu. Extensive beer menu. Would definitely recommend and will return.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Entertaining clients became a friendly and fun event with the help of the atmosphere,good food and good service
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food...service was ok
good for business dinners. i had the arugula salad for starter - fresh and tasty. salmon for dinner -- very good.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is amazingly
The restaurant is amazingly unique from the atmosphere to the food.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Nice Experience
My party of 3 arrived on time & was seated shortly after at the "communal" table. We asked to be moved to a more private area more condusive to conversation and the hostess got quite huffy about the request. The restaurant was not even half full at the time! After a few minutes we were re-seated and had a fantastic waiter with wonderf service & delicious food.
All in all a lovely evening!
The parking lot in back needs better lighting, though.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Je ne plus ultra!
Fresh, creative, everything special & nothing but the best! Loved the drink menu - everything on it is new & imaginative!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a lovely brunch. Very
Had a lovely brunch. Very quiet and not crowded. Had a nice table by the fireplace. All 5 of us loved our food.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I definitely like this place
I definitely like this place - it has a cool vibe, very open with big windows and lots of light, dark wood floors, clear glass lights hanging down on black wires. The menu is yummy and varied. I had their grilled cheese which was so good, it was on rye and had mushrooms, not sure what the cheese was, maybe gouda? And it came with cauliflower soup - so good, it had a little rosemary, garlic and oil on top. The drink menu is great - lots of different cocktails I haven't tried before, very creative. The service is slow and not very attentive, e.g. my waitress didn't ask me if I wanted to order a drink or appetizer while waiting for the rest of my party. But I guess it all depends on who you get. I hope this place is here a long time!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a goup of six. Everyone
We had a goup of six. Everyone thought the food was excellent. Nice atmosphere. I will be back.Thank you.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food meets farm to table goal
Everything we ate at Oak + Almond was fantastic. Proportions were generous.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM