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About Char Restaurant

Check out our menu on our website and come visit us soon!

2 South Water Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
11:45-2:45 Monday-Friday

Dinner
Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm
Sunday 4pm-9pm

Cross Street:
Mill Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 900-1100

Website:
http://charct.com/

Catering:
seat down meals
buffet
cocktail parties

Parking Details:
self parking in our private lot

Public Transit:
metro north port chester stop 10 min walk

Executive Chef:
David Snyder

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Char Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

First time at Char for my wife’s 40th bday and we loved it. Ambience was rustic and warm with fireplace. Food was great. Perfect night for a date or night out with few friends. Met the owner on the way out and it was clear that he takes pride in his restaurant’s. Only slight improvement would be that you could order a glass of wine from the bottles. The glass list could be expanded. And I would replace the chocolate cake ice cream dessert with a chocolate soufflé. Overall, would definitely go back and highly recommend it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

This will be a go to option for me when recommending an interesting alternative in the Greenwich/Westchester area. It is a very cozy scene with a warm and friendly staff. The menu invites one to try something out of routine but not in an intimidating way. I actually would like to try everything on the menu. Tasty wine and the same note for dessert. I leave here happy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I was decorated so beautifully for the Holiday's made it even more festive!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very festive for the holidays.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Char is always dependable and consistent. The food and service are always great there, and I I've never had a bad meal there or bad service! The ambiance is cozy with the fireplace, and the noise level is perfect... not too loud, but loud enough to know that everyone is enjoying themselves.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excelent all the way around. We were a party of 6 and EVERYONE loved it. Great service too

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been to Char a few times and it’s always a great experience. The food was excellent ( I had a delicious swordfish ) the service attentive and nice. The decor is comfortable and inviting. I was surprised it wasn’t more crowded on a Friday night. I think overalll it’s superior to a lot of other places in the neighborhood and the prices are reasonable. I will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very nicely done. Service efficient and friendly. Food was delicious and the price fix is a great value. We would recommend and will return

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 (London)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice ambience, good food, always something inspiring on the menu

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and nice atmosphere, a little price but very good

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a wonder meal at Char. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Healthy, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were greeted and welcomed right away. The service was excellent! I asked if my meal could be made gluten-free and the waiter checked with the chef and was extremely accommodating. The food was delicious and there were so many healthy options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I would want to go back again when it's NOT Restaurant week. It was noisy due to being crowded with a few larger tables filled and loud. The service was very good, very attentive and I had seafood paella which was tasty but unfortunately the shrimp was overcooked and a little rubbery.

So would like to give it another chance on a "regular nite" and see how they do

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I just love this restaurant. It's always a good meal, great bar, great dining atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Char

This was a fantastic find! The service was great. The food came out quickly but it wasn’t so quick that you felt you were being rushed out rather you felt that the meal was paced as it should be. Our waiter Cesar was very attentive, he was great.
We had the roasted Brussels sprouts and the Char grilled octopus as starters. The Brussels sprouts has a nice honey taste but it wasn’t overwhelming. The octopus was perfection the farro was cooked perfectly and the dressing complimented it very well.
We got the zucchini “linguine” and the French onion burger. The zucchini was great, it was a good sauce with a nice, light ricotta on top. The burger was cooked perfectly and the onions were delicious.
For dessert we got the poached apple and the cookie and cream dessert. While the apple was fine, we thought it would have been even better if it were served warm. The ice cream on the skillet cookie was delicious and it is definitely a dessert you can share.
Definitely on my list of restaurants to visit when I️ come back home.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was decent - not great. First we were offered a seat almost on top of the hostess stand. Then the manager discouraged us from ordering desert and offered a drink at the bar to get up. We had been seated for about 75 minutes. Did not leave with a great impression.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Decided to sit at the bar and watch the game instead of the main dining room. The waitress was excellent and the food was very good. All in all we had fun.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food and service were excellent. There were many gluten free options so my wife was able to enjoy her birthday dinner without getting ill. We had some great apps and steaks (very tender) and the wait staff was very friendly. The restaurant is beautiful and the experience overall was great. There were even a bunch of gluten free desserts including a warm chocolate cake.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service and food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner w friends. Char always delivers

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a perfectly cooked sliced sirloin steak. I was expecting more steak choices on the menu. Excellent food in a very laid back setting. Service was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Really enjoyed the food. We had the special butternut squash soup, scallop appetizer, grilled octopus appetizer and jambalaya. Everything was delicious. We also had the french toast bread pudding which was such a treat.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

While the food was good, it was certainly not great & it was overpriced. The least impressive aspect of the evening was our waiter. He seemed ‘put out’ by our questions, was not attentive & was even dismissive when we requested he ask the kitchen about peanut products in the dessert as my niece has a severe peanut allergy. The bus staff was more attentive than the waiter but even they started ignoring water refills by the end of our dinner. With all the choices available in Greenwich, you would be much better off elsewhere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love going back to Char. The restaurant remains a constant success due to the presence of the owners. It is a family business and they all work hard to ensure Char's success.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Hangar steak very tough.. fries better than steak and veal dish... sauce was flavorable, veal overcooked not tender at all.
Salmon dish was excellent.
Bus staff very efficient, can't say the same for wait staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Attentive service, let us enjoy our meal without hovering. Enjoyed the octopus!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very nice restaurant with good food and great service. As the evening progressed and the restaurant got busier, the noise level got higher.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We arrived for a 7pm dinner (three of us) and were greeted by Spencer.

I'll be brief: Spencer was the highlight of the night; he was courteous, professional, and upbeat - and none of that "I don't want to be a server" fakery that you can see through. He was really awesome.

The food, though, was not good. From the confused menu (sea scallops and burgers, really?) to my bloody burger (I asked for medium rare which they almost nailed, but they didn't let it rest, so I got a plate of blood and grease after the first bite).

Lola nice inside and free parking on the side.

I won't return or recommend to anyone because of the food though.

I'd rather have had a FedEx sandwich from The Firehouse Deli down the street.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We love Char. The food is very good , service excellent and has a good vibe. My major disappointment was the absence of the roast duck. It is the sin qua non of my visit. Not sure why deleted;; maybe a winter dish? Would be dismissive if I did not mention we arrived early but were seated immediately despite the diner traffic. Thank You.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We liked the "woodsy" casual ambience, and the server was excellent -- welcoming and professional. This was our first time at this restaurant, so it is hard to say all of the occasions for which we might recommend it. We both love duck, and don't have it often, so ordered it at this restaurant. The hoisin seasoning was tasty, but some of the duck was tough, and that was a disappointment.

We would give Char another try and order something else from the menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I had lunch with a friend at Char on a Monday. It was my first time in the dining room. The restaurant occupies an entire house. The dining room is above ground - accessible from the street or from the parking side - It's well situated, with large tables and comfortable chairs with a fireplace in the middle of the room. For lunch a portion of the room with views on the water (not remarkable in Port Chester) was closed, but there was plenty of natural light coming in through the windows.
Lunch has a 2-course special Mon-Fri and it's a great deal in my opinion. I had a fresh crispy pear walnut salad as a first course and chicken payard over sautéed spinach as a second course. You can also choose a desert instead, if you crave something indulgent. There is also a la carte menu and my friend ordered a blt with fries. It looked very good.
Delicious food, impeccable service, quiet for conversations, nice background music (I'm a fan of classic jazz), lots of room to sit and be comfortable.
It should be wildly popular - and it will be one of my favorite spots - but this Monday it was just an intimate quiet lunch for the lucky two guests.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent food and service! Will definitely come back for the cod with chorizo

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Everything was excellent - from the host to the bartender to the waiter to the food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The octopus, buratta, dumplings and French toast bread pudding were all very good!!!!. My mains course which was a special....rib eye with bacon mash potatoes and a red wine reduction sauce were cooked exactly to my liking. The service was friendly! Would recommend to anyone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We've been to Char with several friends and have always had a great time. The menu offers a delicious array of main courses with something for everyone. Some of my favorites are the shaved Brussels salad, duck and all of the fish dishes. Service is consistently attentive. Wine list reflects good price points. Highly recommend this great gem!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

found Char after planning a day in Greenwich, CT and looking for a healthy place to eat. we had 2 apps which were great. the veal was amazing! I had the duck, and well, it tasted like duck, but the fixings were great. Was good meal and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Enjoyed a light meal of appetizers. Great atmosphere, food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Love that the menu/specials change - so always something new. Appetizers were flavorful, with the crispy shrimp the favorite and Kale &Brussel sprout salad coming in second. The cod dish was fresh and flavorful, and the jumbalaya was spicy without being too hot to eat. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our meal at Char was delicious, pleasant and delightful. Service was quick and good. We will definitely dine there again, and bring our children one evening and friends on another occasion.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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