Beach House Cafe

4.4
70 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
When you first visit Beach House Café in Old Greenwich, you are greeted by the site of a stunning exterior that entices you to stop in and soak up the lovely interior. Clean white walls contrast nicely with grayish wood tables and cushioned-chairs. Beach themed pictures adorn the walls and provide a relaxing feel for famished diners

As if the décor isn’t enough, Beach House Café offers an incredible array of fresh, delicious foods. Start with oysters on the half-shell, tuna tartare, lobster sushi rolls along with our hand-crafted cocktails. There are flatbread pizzas and plenty of delectable sandwiches. Enjoy a dinner of Chilean sea bass, wild Scottish salmon, crackling duck, or prime filet mignon. No matter the dish you choose, you are sure to leave satisfied when you visit Beach House Café.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(203) 637-0367
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kane Xu
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Catering
Contact Kane Xu at 203-637-0367 for information regarding off-site catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West End Avenue
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Parking details
Street and parking lot parking
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Public transit
Metro-North, New Haven Line
Old Greenwich Station
(3 minutes walking distance to the restaurant)
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Entertainment
Live Music!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 70 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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3.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Casual, comfortable and tasty food. Very cute spot for lunch or brunch, especially.

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S
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, awesome and appropriate attention from wait service. Food recommendations from server was on point!

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GF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Enjoyed the ambiance. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

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t
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad with tuna. Excellent attentive service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good but pricey (one appetizer and two entrees with tip was $90 — no drinks or dessert). Not a lot of choice in the area though.

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g
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Simply can’t go wrong here.
Best calamari around.
Pina coladas are terrific.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The lobster roll was pitiful!! Very stingy portion of lobster. I had a gift card to the restaurant but they had changed owners so they wouldn’t honor it. Not good for PR as I told friends just how disappointed I was. Manager didn’t have to courage to come teel us even though we complained. Made the poor waitress tel us. Won’t be going back ever

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Too expensive, too noisy, excellent service, good food.

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AD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch & service! The brunch menu is spectacular and the sea food tastes very fresh. An absolute gem in the heart of Old Greenwich!

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SD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonably price great food and good service in a pleasant atmosphere.

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TL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The seafood is terrific. Delicious and well prepared. The place is a true neighborhood gem.

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g
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious calamari.
Delicious lobster rolls
Great staff and service.
Now on our preferred list.

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L
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped in for a quick bite during a weeknight. Great casual menu,good food, good service, good price point, cute ambiance . What else do you need?
Happy to go back when back that way!

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KB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Awful! Spaced out uninterested servers (except for food delivery server-he was great!) lobster roll was dried out and tiny. Crab cakes were bland and boring. It was tough to get anyone’s attention to get a drink or the bill. No one asked how the meal was until we were paying. When we said it wasn’t very good there was absolutely no response from our server. We will not be back!

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SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice place, we were the first customers for Brunch on Sunday...the waitress didn't really know about the components of the items. The overall experience should have been better if the jam they brought us had been anything but low end Smuckers blueberry...with no blueberry

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MK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was over-salted and dry. Service was pleasant but felt rushed. Room was worn down. Overall, disappointing.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu was varied and appetizing. Service was incredible although we were there for lunch and it was not crowded. Our server was professional. Food - salads and seafood - was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place in nice location. Great coconut mojito at the bar.

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BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

First time - we booked for our Anniversary and the menu looked nice. It was a beautiful week day so we thought it would be nice to sit outside....that was a mistake! The pizza place next door had a loud family with bicycles laying on the sidewalk outside while eating and playing. It was calm and quiet when we first sat but we didn’t know that sitting outside was such a risk.
The food was very tasty and worth trying but overall the $100 cost for two wasn’t worth it given all the choices in the area. Inside looked nice but more pub casual for the price.

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend and I had dinner here the other night. The ambiance is great (cute beachy theme) and all of the staff is super friendly. Our waitress provided amazing recommendations and you can't beat their signature cocktails.

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b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The good food was not enough to make up for the erratic service. Completely ignored at first
And then, the waiter never left us alone. My Margarita was mostly ice in a half full warm glass.

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AE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the dining experience at the beach house café was good. The food was good, seems fresh And well seasoned. The portion size was a little on the smaller side. The service was very good and the waiter was very attentive, though it took a long time for someone to seat us when we transition from the bar area to the table. The set up of the restaurant is a little strange in that there's two different sides so each side seems a little small and somewhat plain. I expected more of a beach house ambience and didn't really get that feel in the restaurant.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really could say that I had a very good experience during my visit to beach house cafe.delicious food,warm hospitality,excellent service.great ambiance. I still think of the organic Scottish salmon from time to time. We will be visiting again.

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GR
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Plenty to like here. Good staff and good service. Food is definitely good and it is kid-friendly. Prices are not too crazy. Pretty much an ideal spot for a weekend lunch.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to eat! A real favorite ! The food and atmosphere is wonderful. Great service too.

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TL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food and service excellent. Table location chaotic and not comfortable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love Beach House Cafe because there are so few relaxed dining options in this area. It's great on weeknights because it doesn't feel packed, and the noise level allows diners to actually converse. The food is very good, it's just a bit expensive for the kind of food that it is. The staff has always been very friendly.

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G
London
317 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sunday brunch with the family. There isn't much choice in Old Greenwich but the standard at the Beach House Cafe is consistent, the service friendly and the value decent.

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G
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant is under new ownership. Food definitely better than it was before; expensive. OK for local neighborhood meet ups.

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NN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, good quality food. Only wished the portion was a bit bigger!

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N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went for brunch on Sunday. The food brought to the table was ice cold. One of two orders was incorrect. Bringing this to the attention of the manager was futile. His response was a vacant stare - zombie-land. Awful - stay away.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

It was a birthday celebration. We had to leave the table to call up the waitress a couple of times because it took so long for him to get our request. Food was very good. Service should improve to pay attention to clients.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Beach House Cafe is a favorite stopover to and from the beach or while shopping on a sunny day in Old Greenwich. Because of its open feeling and the casual atmosphere of OG, it feels like being on vacation. The food is great and I love the martinis.

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HH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

noisy with unruly groups if 10 year old boys at next tables

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DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special birthday gathering - sisters and mom. Great food and service. Natasha is wonderful! We had a great time!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great but the band (Cover Story) was AWESOME!

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AA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Classic menu; food was very good but nothing outstanding; service very attentive and pleasant

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J
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have enjoyed this restaurant often - it must have been an off-time. Food was quite ordinary - server put in the wrong order, etc.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food serviced in a very relaxed atmosphere by very friendly staff. The new owner has really improved this place.Defiantly one of the best restaurants in the Greenwich . I am highly recommend!!!

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