Elm Restaurant

4.8
592 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Elm. Here in the heart of New Canaan, CT., we believe that great meals start with the best ingredients, friends, family, (and of course), our favorite wines. In our charming neighborhood restaurant, we serve seasonal American dishes, inspired by elm’s farmers and fishmongers, and on occasion, a far away place.
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.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $38.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy specialty blends of tea paired with our Chef’s selection of canapés and mignardises.
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Kelli
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. 😍

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vipFoodL0ver
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS experience... in fact we went back two days later for the same fare....the Lobster Cobb Salad which is a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipViewFromTheHill
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JK
vipJohnnyK
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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vipCozyandclassy
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMaryEllenS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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ScottH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKarenW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambiance, vibe, and food. Elm is a must go to when in New Canaan or nearby

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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AlbertD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have not been there for a long time.
Happy to see very busy. Excellent food and service.

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Gail
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun lunch...felt completely safe....ervice was excellent

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DanaR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner - our first visit to Elm - Gladys was a wonderful server! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JK
vipJoshK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience every time

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vipMike
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as was the service. Seating was a bit tight even with big “Covid” dividers. But overall, an excellent experience.

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Terri
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch. Inside tables are very protected with plexus between each.

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vipJohnandSteven
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor lunch. Great service.

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vipMargaretY
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and ambiance. Service is fine--not great. People watching was fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Staff was friendly, attentive & professional. Food was exceptional. My medium / rare fillet mignon was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back!

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Greg
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive and heavenly menu. Immaculate restaurant with top notch service.

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vipSKTR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at elm! Staff is friendly and attentive. They are super safe during COVID with plexiglass dividers between the tables. They are done so well you don’t notice they are there. Great overall experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love you guys 💜

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AnnF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Elm!! We will be back! Excellent food, drinks and service!!

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Otis
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Brunch!!

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ElaineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb brunch at Elm! I literally live for the tuna tartare here, along with the lobster cobb. Outside dining with heat lamps feels extra cozy and there's a pumpkin pasta carbonara situation on the menu now that's basically life-changing. Can't wait to go back!

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience, highly recommend!

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Manda
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elm is always delicious. The menu is terrific and the service is ALWAYS grand. Thank you!

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Paula
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice restaurant; chose indoor seating and was very social distanced. Service was very good.

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MaryC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Skillful presentation of food, delicious too. Service a bit slow bt otherwise very nice.

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TimothyM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors and it was terrific. Highly recommend the lobster roll and french fries.

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ScottH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just moved to New Canaan from Paris, France, and have enjoyed visiting the Elm now a couple of times. I LOVE the Chicken Tandoori foie gras and the cheddar roles. The service has been great and we will come here again!

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vipejgray
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience at elm but this past visit was exceptional. The service was excellent, everything was super super clean including the restroom (comforting in times of covid), and the food was wonderful as always. There was a falafel appetizer that (I think) was new on the menu and it was so good! Always look forward to going back.

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vipNummyNums
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Modern american food with a nod to favorites such as truffle fries and burgers.

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jillt
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch outside at Elm was wonderful. The omelet and hashbrowns were absolutely delicious. Also, the summer salad was great. I would definitely come back.

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vipViewFromTheHill
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great because the chef and staff are so good (their classics/regular items are excellent but they are flexible and ingenious and always have a few newer items) and the wait staff and bussers are extremely capable and knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Caesar salad and ribs - delicious!

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vipHaleyB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service, as usual!

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vipBarbaraD
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Covered patio very comfortable, tables well spaced, most of the food delicious. We liked the BLT, eggs Benedict, Bloody Mary. The pork hash was disappointing, not much flavor and no potatoes.

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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 4.8 stars by 592 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.

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