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Elm Restaurant- CT

4.2
363 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Elm in New Canaan, Connecticut serves seasonal American cuisine. You won't find a huge menu at Elm, but there is more than enough to pique your taste buds. If you're just looking for a snack, try the shishito peppers, marinated olives or tandoori chicken liver mousse. If your appetite is a bit bigger, you might enjoy a small plate of tuna tartare, a salad of autumn greens with feta or perhaps the rutabaga soup.

Bigger appetites will also be well-satisfied at Elm, with offerings like gnocchetti sardi, spaghetti al pepperoncino or a large dry aged burger. The pumpkin risotto, short lamb ribs and the veal scaloppini are also sure to please.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation

Lunch
Monday - Friday
11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner
Monday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday- Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Bar
Monday - Sunday

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 920-4994
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Cross street: South Avenue
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What 363 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2
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4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on July 29, 2016

The food and service were of high quality, but the high decibel noise level made it difficult to converse with friends.

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vipJordan (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on July 23, 2016

This was our 1st visit. The food and service were very good. The smaller menu lets them concentrate on quality. We will return.

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vipLouG (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on July 21, 2016

Sensational food but relatively small portions. Thought that went out with the recession. Ah but this is New Canaan. That said Luke is a noble successor to Brian Lewis. Acoustics bad.

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vipWorld2 (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on July 21, 2016

Service and food were really very good. It was so noisy it was nearly impossible to talk to my wife across a small table

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vipDonuts (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on July 17, 2016

Great good and unique takes on some traditional plates! Will definitely be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on July 15, 2016

Horrible. Bread came before drinks. Apps served within seconds of the drinks and entrees brought while we were eating appetizers. Horrible. Hubs and I ordered the same meal but they looked totally different. Horrible. Not the same since the former owner left. Horrible.

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vicki (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2016

Went for lunch twice recently - really good sandwiches. Quiet enough to enjoy catching up with a business friend I haven't seen in a while. Looking forward to giving it a try for dinner. Definitely would go back.

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BethB (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on July 2, 2016

Overall the restaurant, service, and ambiance was wonderful. I had the veal dish and felt that it was overdone, too oily, and too expensive. It would if wonderful if the dishes were more healthy/fresh.

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CTFoodstylist (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2016

Lovely dinner and very pleasant service.
The scallops were delicious.

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MegW (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on June 24, 2016

The pasta was poorly prepared. Chicken was dry. Nice ambiance, but the food needs better preparation.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation

Lunch
Monday - Friday
11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner
Monday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday- Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Bar
Monday - Sunday

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Cross street
South Avenue
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(203) 920-4994
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Public transit
New Canaan Stop on the New Haven Train Line
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Executive chef
Luke Venner
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access