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Elm Street Oyster House

655 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(203) 629-5795
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
William Kulhanek
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Cross street
Greenwich Avenue
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Parking details
There are numerous public lots located within blocks of the restaurant. Street parking is also available near the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Beer, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 655 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant was very small and quiet. The service was exceptional as was the food and wine. All items were reasonably priced.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food at Elm Street is excellent and the service is good. However, it's a small space, it's extremely loud---energetic does not begin to cover it---and the tables are so packed in, there is literally less then 3 inches between the tables lined up in the middle of the room. I hadn't been there in a while so had forgotten how tight it is--or maybe they added an extra table or two since I was last there. Anyway, although I really enjoyed the food, I will not be going back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Love this place-the staff, the food, the intimacy of the space.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have eaten here before and enjoyed it. Service was terrible. Ordered no starter and main arrived 7 minutes after order. It was cold and microwaved.

OliverN (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Prompt friendly service and excellent food. In and out under an hour which was great for a lunch with business colleagues.

viplobstergal (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Elm Street Oyster House. The Butternut suuash soup with crab meat was an unexpected delight. The steamers were done to perfection and virtually sandless! It is hard to decide what to order since everything is so well prepared and presented. The servers are polite and very helpful about the ingredients in the dishes served.

vipCGoldstone (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Always excellent.
Fresh and served with a flair!
Great staff!
Love the biscotti ❤️

Oyters4me (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We all enjoyed nice fresh oysters and littleneck clams on the half shell. We each had a salad with 1) fabulous salmon; 2) lovely seared scallops and 3) grilled shrimp. We were warmly welcomed by the manager (owner?) and our server was terrific.The wines by the glass were quite good, especially the Cab. All in all, a wonderful evening at a loverly neighborhood spot. Greenwich is lucky to have ESOH.

vipJuniorPastryChefsParents (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Very enjoyable. Pricey, guess since its a fish/seafood restaurant. Sunday night is a good night to go since wine is half off. Dining room is small, bit tight. Abdul pleasant and good waiter.

vipDrHBH (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was excellent. Appetizer prices were higher than should have been

vip1225 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had dinner at the bar at Elm Street Oyster House and it was just fantastic. The restaurant is very small, but cozy and inviting. The food was outstanding from start to finish - well prepared, fresh and beautifully presented. The bar staff were excellent and there is a decent selection of wine and beer. Limited top shelf selection in terms of beverages, however. To top it all off, the music playlist prepared by the staff was impeccable, appropriate and really enjoyable! I was visiting the area, but if I lived here, I would definitely be a regular at this location to the extent I could justify the prices!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very welcoming place

viplunchmunch (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 12, 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.

vipTaster (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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

vipDeniseo (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

vipBluebird (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

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

vipWillac (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

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

viphipdiner2 (New York Area)
2.0  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.

vipScarlett (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 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.

vipBluebird (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Seth (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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

viptravelingirl (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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

vipDalani (New York Area)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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!

viptendroffr (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 2, 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.

vipAnneM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

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

vipTheBigE (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipHillbills (New York Area)
4.0  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