Elm is the showcase for the inventive and seasonally inspired cuisine. You can enjoy our daily changing a la carte and chef's tasting menus in all of our distinct dining areas...our beautiful bar, the elegant dining room, at the chef's counter with a view of the kitchen, or we can customize a private dining event at our 14-seat chef's table. Come celebrate the bounty of the season with us.
Afternoon Tea$38.00 per person
Multiple dates availableEnjoy specialty blends of tea paired with our Chef’s selection of canapés and mignardises.
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Everything was great; due to the crowds, it was pretty loud for a regular conversation - that was a negative, and initially we sat for a good 30 min before we got a menu. But the food was terrific and overall it was a very good experience!
This was our second dinner at Elm in a week. Both times our water glasses were never refilled during the meal. In addition, Our empty pre-dinner cocktail glasses sat on the edge of the table throughout our dinner. Many servers and bus staff walked past our table several times and not one of them noticed the empty glasses lined up along the edge of the table. Elm has elevated the dining scene in New Canaan with the food they put out. The wait staff needs to be trained to match the excellent cuisine. We appreciated the complementary birthday dessert. One other observation is likely out of the restaurant's control is that many of the patrons looked like they just rolled out of bed and came to dinner. Ratty t-shirts and sweatpants were the chosen articles of clothing to wear to arguably the most expensive, nicest restaurant in New Canaan. This is just unfortunate. But we'll be back!
The first courses were amazing. Grilled little gem salad was indeed a gem. Grilled artichoke was good too. I like the way the tables are separated by glass. You feel socially distanced but still part of the whole scene. I recommend Elm St to all.
Amazing food as always! So nice to sit outside and people watch and enjoy the food.
Honestly the food is always great and the service is even better! It’s a very sophisticated restaurant that makes you feel welcome and comfortable without being snobby or stuffy. Very cool chic plates and the room just has a great vibe.
It’s always great for friends, date or families. It’s feel like a NYC restaurant but without all the drama.
Major disappointment at the start of my birthday weekend! Our waitress was very kind and sweet to start off with but then grew absent and we barely saw her. Every question we asked was like asking her to some major activity. The tea was nice but while nice was not enough food at all and not worth the value. I’d go back and try regular menu items bur don’t come here for afternoon tea. It was a major disappointment to start my birthday weekend.
Elm was the perfect lunch spot on a beautiful Spring day . The staff were friendly and courteous and the food was beyond delicious.
Afternoon tea! Sat outside in the shade. Device was great. Fun to do. Citrus tea was delicious. Crab sandwich was good, the others sounded interesting but were average. Portions are smaller than other teas I’ve had but that meant they were not overwhelming!
Food and service are always amazing! Love the pork belly’s on menu. Gladys and the rest of your employees are exceptional.
Tea was delicious..... just the right amount of tasty treats, both sweet and savory. I hope they continue this Friday afternoon tea. Elm never disappoints!
I have dined here several times and have been generally pleased with the food, service and ambiance. The lobster cobb was good but not at all worth 39.00. The service was fair, we had to keep looking for our waiter to get another drink and the check. They may have had an off day but it was disappointing and my guest had never been there, did not make the impression I had hoped. I will give them another chance but I hope this is not a new trend.
We are so lucky to have Elm Restaurant right here in our town! From its beginning, Elm has had some of the best food around, and has always delighted us with its fine staff and ambiance. Excellent cocktails and wines do not hurt at all! We'll go back again and again...
Back table is beautiful and lots of room. Amazing food. Service could have been slightly better.
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Service was terrible. We waited almost an hour for our lunch and then they came out at different times. Food was mediocre at best. Very disappointing.
Terrific menu and outdoor dining spot in New Canaan
Elm is our favorite place in town!
Best restaurant in New Canaan
The food was delicious. Service was attentive but not overly so.
Fun and delicious drinks in a great atmosphere. Unfortunately the food is not as good as the drinks and very expensive for small plates.
Love the new afternoon tea experience at Elm! So clever and well executed, from the tea blends and champagne selections, to the sweet and savory tea sandwiches, scones and macarons. 😍
FABULOUS experience... in fact we went back two days later for the same fare....the Lobster Cobb Salad which is a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great to see one of our favourites busy again. Great food with their classics plus some new additions on the menu complemented by great cocktails and service. We need to treasure this place.
Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back.
Menu changed for the good. Added shareable plates that appeal to variety of appetites. Our friend group shared Brussels sprout pizza and grilled gem salad. Both delicious and good twists on traditional pizza & Caesar. Also went with both truffle items. The truffle Mac & cheese was worth it. My friends loved the truffle fries also. Will go again.
Really excellently prepared meals. We felt very safe, they take Covid distancing seriously. We had not been out to eat since the summer, we are really glad we chose Elm.
Took a friend out for birthday lunch outside and enjoyed good oysters on the halfshell, a good glass of Sancerre, and the best Lobster Roll around. A cappuccino made it a perfect lunch! Attentive and friendly service!
Just had an amazing experience at The Elm! We went in for tea time which was paired with a light meal composed of three course of tea sandwiches savories - including a mini lobster role :) , with scones cream and jam, and ending with sweet pastries. Everything is bite-sized and eaten with fingers. The presentation was a perfect setting for the palette along with an extensive list of herbal , green and black teas. Will become a favorite part of our day.
great ambiance, vibe, and food. Elm is a must go to when in New Canaan or nearby
Have not been there for a long time.
Happy to see very busy. Excellent food and service.
Fun lunch...felt completely safe....ervice was excellent
We had a great dinner - our first visit to Elm - Gladys was a wonderful server! We will definitely be back.
Amazing food, service, and experience.
Excellent menu options prepared extremely well. Service was perfect; not too pushy and not neglected. Wonderful restaurant for a date night or just wanting a great meal.
Great food and ambience every time
Food was excellent as was the service. Seating was a bit tight even with big “Covid” dividers. But overall, an excellent experience.
Awesome lunch. Inside tables are very protected with plexus between each.
You can order delivery directly from Elm Restaurant using the Order Online button. Elm Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elm Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 920-4994.
Elm Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.