Elm Street Oyster House

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785 reviews
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Elm Street Oyster House is a little gem of a restaurant, located right off Greenwich Avenue, in the heart of downtown. We offer the finest quality seafood from raw oysters to yellowfin tuna and king salmon, in a casual, friendly, elegant atmosphere. We have a world class wine list and a knowledgeable, accommodating staff. You will not find a better seafood restaurant in Fairfield County Connecticutt, guaranteed.

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent! Service prompt and good. Parking easy and convenient on a Saturday night. It's a rather small place and quite noisy, so if you don't mind tables close by and loud chatter, it's one of the best places we've been to for seafood and fish. The raw oyster appetizers were also perfect. Will definitely go again, maybe on a quieter night if that's possible.

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EM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and friendly, excellent service.

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JG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Overall this was a very cute place to eat - lots of good seafood choices. The main negative was the unfriendly waiter. He was very gruff - like he was forcing himself to be polite but was really irritated with everything and everyone. It made everyone at our table uncomfortable. Other than that the food was pretty good - the prices were on the high side. Probably wouldn't go back.

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p
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good responsive service, a little crowded.

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SK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food at Elm Street and the owner is always very accommodating.

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MG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice Dinner Friday evening. Service was efficient as usual. My wife's Lobster salad was excellent. My Mahi mahi was good but a little under seasoned. Dessert was great.

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always very good, but the noise level is sometimes just too much for us. If there is a group of 6-8 people in the middle of the restaurant, one can not have a conversation. We will wait till we can sit outside in the summertime.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. It was a little crowded and noisy, but he food and service make up for that.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dinners at the Elm Street Oyster House. It is one of our regular "go to" places.

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W
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Historically, the food has been good. However, the menu pricing is starting to raise eyebrows and concerns about the reality of a Greenwich night out. In so many words, Greenwich is notorious for some restaurants that force customers away due to overzealous prices. It appears Elm Street Oyster House is gravitating toward that dubious honor!

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W
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful service
Cozy lovely dining room
King salmon was tasty & moist
Loved the green vegeys & the lobster
bisque

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious Oysters are the best!! Service was courteous and friendly
Definitely a place to visit
Thank you

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k
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place with an awesome selection of seafood!

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EF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The pan fried oysters are out of this world! I do wish they would take out a table or two ....they really squeeze people in. Staff was wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lobster salad could have used more substance. But other than that place has great service, comfortable, good find.

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KL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lunch in Greenwich

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

$35 lobster roll which the server said “was an entire lobsters worth of meat” was about the same amount of lobster you could expect for a $15 or less roll from Luke’s Lobster. Super super greasy bun, drenched in butter. Fries were greasy. Only saving grace were their appetizers which gave us the impression their entrees would be good as well. Super disappointing and overpriced.

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SR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is cozy but appealing. Though spacing is tight, noise levels weren't bad even though it was quite full. Service was OK, with some minor language problems. Enjoyed superb oysters, sweet and tasty mussels in white wine and leek sauce , and fine house salad. Would recommend and return. Eating at the bar is a great alternative for two people.

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j
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good experience overall. Small restaurant so tables are close. Solid menu with delicious options. Service was a little spotty...they move you quickly through each part of the meal. That said, worth the visit.

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s
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming spot with great friendly service. We all had salads with seafood on them and all were very happy. Try the macadamia encrusted salmon on greens or the scallops on greens- although we did think it was odd to have a lot of brie with the scallops, it was very good. The only complaint was that it is very bright and the lights should be toned down a touch. Takes away from the atmosphere!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Elm Street Oyster House is always great. We go often and believe that while not as well known because it's half a block off Greenwich Avenue, it's the best restaurant in Greenwich. The menu is broad and the specials, which change every couple days, are delicious, so there is always a variety of regular and new. Friendly staff, casual and a warm and inviting atmosphere. We give it the best review of all that we go to.

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JS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the flounder special. Very good, but a bit too much breading.
Poke starter was also very good, but not classic poke style/prep and a bit light on tuna (esp. for $24).
Seated promptly at 6:30 and dinner completed by 7:11; that's a bit rushed.

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CW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and we will definitely go back! Everyone who worked there was very friendly and we loved the ambiance of both the bar section and the restaurant. Excellent selection of seafood (and other things). A repeat for sure.

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R
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Creative menu and open to requests; did not have kir for our Kir Royale order (but used chambord, which worked out; the room can get very loud.

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O
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Oysters were great!

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PK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious dinner. Waiter was very attentive. Place was very busy and lively. It was our friends first visit there and they love seafood and were very impressed with the quality of all the seafood dishes.

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d
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Rushed meal
Course not finished before next course arrived

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Z
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ESOH is, and always will be, the best special date spot in Greenwich. Whether lunch or dinner, the staff is extremely professional and sweet. The food is constantly delicious.

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SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant consistently has excellent food and the management is very nice and professional.

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S
New York Area
317 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was my 2nd dinner here. I thought it was excellent the first time. This time was very good but I disliked what I ordered. I would not judge the restaurant on this one dish, especially having been before. It was the paella. They say it is not typical paella on the menu and I wasn't expecting it to taste like Spain! The entire dish reeked through and through with the strong taste of pimenton (smoked paprika). I love chorizo (which has pimenton in it) in my paella but the whole thing tasted like someone dumped a couple of tablespoons of the spice in it. Everything else was good and I'm sure this was a fluke.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I ordered a "stout" beer by pointing to the name on the menu. But a beer that looks and smells like an IPA was brought. I complained it but the server told me, "That's the one you want." I had to get another waiter to to prove this was not "stout". As you know, stout looks dark. It was a tough moment for me.

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IC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I really like The Elm Street Oyster House. I normally go for lunch not dinner. The oysters are amazing and I really like the atmosphere. The staff are very nice. It's very busy normally and I've never had a bad meal.

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JG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Big portions. Very good. One of our favorites

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F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with a good wine selection -:service was very attentive -

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B
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love Elm Street. Fresh seafood and friendly staff. Love the fried oysters. The biscotti with coffee is a nice touch.

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p
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First visit. Went for fish. Sunday Brunch Menu
Settled for Eggs Benedict. Excellent preparation. Good wines..

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

So disappointed in my dish! I thought it way over-salted, greasy, and poorly seasoned (fish tacos). Plus my tomatoes in the salad seemed partially frozen and mealy. Bleh...

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very delicious food, wine and good service. Would definitely return.

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NS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We have been coming to this restaurant for years and have always loved it. This time seems like an exception, but we were very disappointed. We had to wait 20 min for our reservation (after the time booked) and they put 3 people into a table clearly made for 2. I realize the restaurant is small and it was a busy Sat evening, but the chair on the outside was bumped into every single time anyone (including the waiters) walked past. The food was just okay and looked like it was thrown onto the plates in a hurry. I will try this restaurant again, hoping this was just an off-night, but I hope it is not a sign of things to come.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The paella was terrible and expensive. The fries were fantastic.

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