Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipmargaretk
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great value...worth the trip from NYC! Cauliflower appetizer special.

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vipSK04
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Crispy and Chilly Garlic Shrimp starter is truly out of this world. Their Chicken Taco is also very good.

The service was excellent. We would like to commend John for this.

We had liked a Farro dish when we had come last winter. This was not on the menu. But the chef Sammy created that sidh for us. That was very nice of him.

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GayleG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and presentation. Great staff-very helpful and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!! The food is always amazing!!

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vipTomC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with excellent service. Shrimp app was outstanding.

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AnthonyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth a try! Nice service at reasonable pricing.

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America2014
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good but I was disappointed with my dish was supposed to be steak with mushrooms but was mushrooms with 4 small pieces of the steak and very hard.

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viprcg2
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Under COVID circumstances it was a wonderful.
We ate outside and because it’s on a pretty busy street it was a bit noisy however it was safe,the service was wonderful the food was excellent.
All I all a lovely evening

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Robert
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. I had the salmon, the rest of my group had the hanger steak, onion soup burger and the zucchini linguini with chicken. All great. We had desert, I had the French toast bread pudding and it was delicious. Drinks all contained the right amount of alcohol and service was top notch. We’ll be back.

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vipmarisolm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place !!!

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BradG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible spot right on the edge of Greenwich, food was amazing

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vipHanze
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was terrific! Appetizers to entrees & wine. They have tables socially distanced on outside too! The Portobello fries are a must & the spicy shrimp app is the best around! They could use your business in trying to get back into the swing of things during this Pandemic.

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EileenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Getting the business up and running after the mandatory closing is not easy. How much food to order?Who will come?
We did and it was hot inside until they upped the AC.
Beer was warm from tap but bottle was cold.
So give them a break and go there for good food and service.

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vipMLM12
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Home run. Food/service was EXCELLENT. Everyone loved their meals - perfect father's day!

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CKL1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner. Attentive and efficient service. Roast chicken, hanger steak, and lemongrass dumplings were all excellent. Menu has many appealing choices. Our second visit. Look forward to returning.

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vipjenniferm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food was amazing. Not much a vibe so prob not a good date spot. But if u want good food this is the place

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vipBarryG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is rather difficult to provide a analysis. Unlike many local eateries, everything at Char is flawless. The ambience Is warm and inviting; the service is professional without being stilted; the food and the drinks are exquisite; and the and ownership and the dedication of Elio is unparalleled. And, by the way, the prices are comparable to far less enjoyable places nearby.

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vipsueluvsblue
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Food and service were great. Nice for lunch. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter left three quarters into our dinner and no one bothered to let us know or send a replacement. After a long wait, I flagged another server and requested the bill. Once we received the bill and gave our credit cards (bill to be split into 2), our credit cards were charged $100 more than the bill reflected. I then had to go to the server to have him charge the correct amounts and reverse the first charge to our credit cards. Overall - food was delicious but service was disappointing.

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vipJPH60
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, always. The veggie options are great. I used to come for a steak and fries. Now I come for cauliflower, brussel sprouts and wild mushrooms. It’s even better than the steak and fries.

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Karilyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char is our favorite restaurant, we highly recommend the shrimps and the sirloin steak and chocolate lava cake - gluten free!, but every dish is delicious, the owners are always there ensuring everything is taken care of and the staff is very friendly and the prices are reasonable - in addition the ambiance and decoration is beautiful!

We had our dinner wedding there, our holiday's company dinners there, our anniversary dinner there and we have given Char gift cards to our friends - cannot go wrong with Char!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating at Char and it was just as good as I had remembered. Great service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We weren’t told the specials, the steak came super rare instead of medium and when my wife accidentally spilled some of her wine they didn’t come by to pour in a little more for her. I wouldn’t go back.

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charlesc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Updated contemporary menu and the owner placed us near a fabulous fireplace.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char is our favorite place to go to so we went for our anniversary. They were attentive and wished us a happy anniversary upon arrival and during our experience to which they brought us a scoop of ice cream with a candle to tie everything in. The wine recommendation was perfect and matched our courses. The grilled octopus appetizer is beyond amazing and remains our favorite dish.
Thank you!

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vipchowhound
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always consistently great at Char, and the ambiance is quaint and relaxing with the fireplace and the rest of the decor.

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vipMargaretB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very noisy Saturday evening. Service a bit slow but food and atmosphere was great.

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vipJPH60
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently became mostly plant based. The vegetable options at Char are amazing. Grilled cauliflower with mint, sautéed wild mushrooms, kale and shaved Brussel sprouts were gourmet. Service is always friendly. Ambiance by the fireplace is fantastic especially in the winter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed, great space and lots of parking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Restaurant was a little slow for a Wednesday night but loved the interior atmosphere , fireplace , service was great and food was great. We tried the drinks on the menu and had wine. Actually appreciated it wasn’t crowded as we had good conversation without talking over each other in group conversations. Would definitely go back.

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Barrootz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Out table first table that we sat at was very wobbly. The waiter tried to fix the wobble but informed us that it was the top of the table that was loose. He quickly moved us to an adjacent table that was sturdy.

We started with the grilled octopus as an appetizer and it was absolutely fantastic! Incredibly tender, cooked to perfection, and had a deep rich delicious taste.
I had the glazed salmon that was cooked to perfection as well. Slightly crispy on the outside and perfect on the inside.
My wife ordered the sliced sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce. It is her favorite thing to order there, and she raved about it the whole way home. She wasn’t a big fan of the mushroom fries, but I thought they were very good as well.
We finished with a homemade chocolate chip cookie in a small skillet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was warm and delectable.
We will be back.

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vipAlbertC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family's visit to Char was delightful. The service was outstanding, the food was excellent and for all we ate and drank, the cost was reasonable. Having eaten at their Dolphin restaurant a few times, I decided to try Char and was not disappointed. Not only do I highly recommend it, but I will make the drive to Greenwich again and again.

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vipfuerzabrutamama
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great venue for a gals' get together. Comfortable, casual, great lighting, good service. Wine is a generous pour at a good value by the glass. Our only complaint is we'd like to see more lower-priced selections, or some dishes available family-style.

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MichaelW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of those places that when we eat here we ask ourselves why don't we come more often, It epitomizes a neighborhood restaurant with attentive friendly service and food that is as good as anything around. Every dish we had was super tasty, their specialty cocktails featuring local spirits are excellent and were a great backdrop to our meal.

We find the menu to be focused and feature local ingredients and the season. The waitstaff are very knowledgeable about each dish and when we couldn't decide between options made the right recommendation.

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vipNattyb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Fantastic food but the service was terrible. Mistakes on the order and then waited 30 minutes for appetizers and sat with dirty plates waiting to be cleared for 15 mins after finishing main course. It was not that crowded and other patrons were frustrated too. This is the second visit that this has happened so alas I won’t be returning. Shame as menu is great.

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LC12
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Xmas eve and the service and food were incredible. Everything that came out was perfection and the gluten free options were the best we have seen in s long time! Thank you for an amazing night

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AnnieC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, outstanding service, reasonable prices. Will be returning soon and encouraging my friends to go.

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vipsrfoodie
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Four of us enjoyed the prix fixe dinner, a very good value. The food is good (the spinach salad with asian pear was excellent as an appetizer.) 3 of us had the tasty salmon preparation as a main dish. The fourth person had sliced steak and found it chewy.
We went on a Monday evening when bottles of wine were half price. The server was very patient and pleasant. This is a good place for a casual dinner with friends.

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vipChrispyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

consistently delicious, creative, fresh food, attentive staff - I have never been disappointed

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Char Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 900-1100.

Char Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.