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About Elm Street Oyster House

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.

11 West Elm Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Greenwich Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 629-5795

Website:
http://www.elmstreetoysterhouse.com/

Parking Details:
There are numerous public lots located within blocks of the restaurant. Street parking is also available near the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
William Kulhanek

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon 5:30PM - 10:00PM

Elm Street Oyster House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Good for a Date (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything we ordered was delicious! You should go and enjoy!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It's quite obvious the Busboy cooked our meals. Ive been going there on and off for about 5 years. My calimari with anchovies and hot peppers- was inedible. This doesn't mean you you open a can or anchovies and a bottle of hot peppers and dump them on soggy calimari. It's the first time I've returned a meal in a restaurant probably in 20 years. Very tired food and a pushy waiter. Add that to my dates lobster mac n cheese at 26$ which had 3 pieces of lobster and watery pasta. They have to install a change at the leadership level. I think they've become comfortable with their historical success.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Whole menu is delicious especially the oysters and the tuna. Burgers are said to be tasty as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The swordfish was fresh and fabulous! The complimentary biscotti that’s is served with coffee is a great touch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

we had a lovely holiday dinner. The specials were outstanding. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very disappointing. We arrived at 11:30 am for lunch which is when they open and there wasn’t a waiter available. The service was poor and the food was mediocre. The bathrooms weren’t clean (men’s and women’s) and the chair rail next to the table was dirty and dusty. Actually shocked this place is in the middle of Greenwich. Would not return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The entire restaurant was packed and they sat us on top of a heater and we were boiling! They finally turned it off halfway through dinner. 3/4 if us got the special which was the grouper. It came out cold and the fish didn’t taste very fresh, yuck. The sides of broccolini and potatoes weren’t good either. Wouldn’t go back to this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The pan fried oysters are fabulous. And the flounder special was superb! Best sea food around.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always great food. One of my favorite restaurants in Greenwich.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

excellent service....and food
have eaten there many times and enjoyed every visit

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always great! The buffalo shrimp is amazing and the service is prompt and efficient

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It is our usual practice to come in for a very late brunch on Sundays when the wine is 1/2 price and have at least 3 doz. oysters!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A go to spot in Greenwich. I suggested it to a friend and he said it was one of his favorite spots too!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waited for a table almost half an hour past reservation time. Then was required to close out bar tab rather than transfer to dinner check. Noise level was so loud had hard time having a conversation with friends. The owner did provide some fried calamari for the wait but only two of the four of us eat it.

The service and food were fresh and delicious. Unfortunately the other issues made it much less enjoyable. The table was packed into middle of room and wasn't very comfy either. I'd go on a weeknight when not as crowded next time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service and food good, though I though the flounder special was fairly bland. Husband was happy with his choices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were in the area and decided for a quick dinner on Sunday evening. We were a bit surprised as there was hardly any patrons. We settled for simplicity and had appetizers or salads. We had the macadamia nut encrusted salmon salad which was as good as ever. The east coast oysters were fabulous as was the lobster bisque. It is a nice place to go and the food is marvelous.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was very good tonight. Oysters great as usual. We both had the fish special and it was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was quite good but tables were on top of each other and the place was unbearably noisy. Not my kind of restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We've been back a few times. The bar scene is nice, decor is very casual and it feels very much like a local watering hole. Food was fine but nothing to rave about. We had nice oysters to start, then i had the scallops and my husband had fish as well.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overrated. Noisy. Food quality mediocre. Wanted to eat here for a long time. Disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Just too loud .and bit too crowded otherwise excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Such a nice surprise. Quaint. Cozy. Great food. Fried oysters were delish and the chocolate peanut butter cake quickly became our new favorite. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Despite good food I would not return or ecommend to anyone due to noise level and crowded dining room. Not a pleasant dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was excellent and came out in a very timely manner. Tables are very close together and it's a little noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I had the stuffed flounder which was good, and my husband was happy with the blackened swordfish. However, I would have ordered the tuna if it had not been so pricey at $42. I think this is a rich person's diner. I think there are other places to go for good fish with better value.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very well done!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

THE BEST!!! Always a go to spot. A must while in Greenwich.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We came here for my boyfriend's belated birthday lunch! It was so wonderful. The food was phenomenal and the service was fantastic! We had all of our questions answered and also received great recommendations from the servers. We will definitely make the 1.5 drive to go back again soon. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

If you are a seafood lover then this is your place. Service is great a little noises and tables very close together but worth it for sure. The seafood chili and paella are amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything is fresh and the oysters are great. The menu offers something for everyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always good food - a neighborhood gem. Good food, well cooked and nice staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I was traveling to Greenwich on business and found this restaurant through TripAdvisor. The reviews were spot on! While the restaurant was a little noisy, it had a vibrant, joyful feel. From the entre to the dessert, the service was impeccable and the food was positively delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I LOVE this restaurant. Freshest seafood and ingredients. Their raw oysters are outstanding. Friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Nice, selective menu with a wide gamut of wine list. Tight surroundings but overall a wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We loved it! The freshest of seafood beautifully prepared with many options

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was efficient, food was tasty, no issues swapping fries for a salad with the Salmon BLT, made for a pleasant weekday lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Haven’t been fir lunch in a while it was great!
Pesto shrimp and a Greek Salad. Both of us had the same thing it was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was delicious: good selection, generous portions. Particularly nice variety of vegetable sides. Excellent service; fun, casual atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The staff was very attentive, and the food was terrific. The outdoor dining space is lovely. The only slight negative is that the inside dining space can be a bit noisy for my liking. It would NOT stop me from going back though.

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