Beach House Cafe

4.6
260 Reviews
$30 and under
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, Salmon Summer rolls along with our hand-crafted cocktails. There are flatbread pizzas and plenty of delectable sandwiches. Enjoy a dinner of Bronzini , Wild Scottish salmon, Crispy duck, or Prime filet mignon. No matter the dish you choose, you are sure to leave satisfied when you visit Beach House Café.
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DavidS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Enjoyed the fish and chips and the salmon. Excellent salads as well.

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mlyum
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff. The food was awesome and came out very quickly. We were thrilled woth the whole experience

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Jem123
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My family and I chose the BHC because I had been there a few years ago and at that time, I very much enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. This time was a completely different experience. We all traveled from over an hour away to meet here since we live in different parts of CT, NY and NJ. To say this trip was a disappointment from a dining experience perspective would be an understatement. I think our waitress was either too new to work alone or totally overwhelmed with customers because we sat there for almost an hour before even being asked to place a food order- which subsequently took over ages to come out. We ordered basic meals: three orders of pancakes, one child’s quesadilla and two omelettes. My omelette was so over cooked it was brown and completely inedible. To boot no one even checked on us once we had drinks and we’re waiting to order or waiting for our food. We had to ask when it was coming out. So after two hours and a pre charged gratuity of 20% all I had for brunch was a small salad, one glass of water and one mimosa (we had to keep asking for more water as well). I understand everywhere is short staffed but if that is the case, then you need to cut back the number of customers served in your establishment at one time. I will never be going back here again because I am mortified to have selected a place so many of my family members had to drive so far to get to only to have a poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience3

Quiet, big improvement, but closing soon!

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vipJustus
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every time I’m in CT. I stop here . Tuna tar tar and oysters so fresh. Staff is very kind . Can’t wait to try there new place opening soon, ( Canoe)

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vipLauren
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster roll I have had in years.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very very noisy Table of men, with their sons at two smaller tables & would have been better to place them outdoors as much shouting.
The Beachhouse Cafe remains my favorite and this is first time we found it so noisy so they were probably celebrating a sporting event

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Table4two
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, service was incredibly slow, but that seems to be the case nowadays. Not enough staff. But we will return as the food was worth the extra wait time.

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CaitlynO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! Really fresh fish on a simple fish and chips- so delicious.

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vipcwazy3
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu. Enjoyed my sale with crab cakes.

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vipDannyK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and location. Deffinetly reccommend! A+!

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vipLISAJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service complimented with outstanding food

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vipDavidS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of our favorite places to go and eat. Not a load place so great for conversations

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vipVictor
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Felt rushed by waiter.

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Bobbi
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good e
Experience on all levels. Took some visiting relatives and they loved everything. The restaurant did not disappoint.

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PeterM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a date with my wife! Our server was overwhelmingly attentive (with which we had no complaint). I asked a couple of questions one of which he had no answer but quickly came back the the answer.
We both had different salads and I had the Copps Island oysters as an appetizer I had Monkey Bread for dessert.
A little concerned but assume it was the richness of the salad dressings ??? As we both had abdominal discomfort this morning??
I am eating the rest of the wedge salad tonight and we look forward to future visits.

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vipktel
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good meal, nothing spectacular. Would probably go back.

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enjoygoodtimes
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a girlfriend. Good was delicious and service was kind and quick while still giving us time and space to enjoy ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We visit Old Greenwich once a summer and we always find ourselves coming back to Beach House Cafe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really appreciated them accommodating our party of 8, including 4 small kids, with 2 tables outside. With COVID, we didn't want to eat inside. They were working on the 2 separate tables before we even asked. Very good food and outstanding service.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lots of wonderful options. Very good food. Service and people are outstanding. We have been a number of times this summer.

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Bobbi
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service disorganized. But it was a busy Saturday night. When we first arrived, we got all kinds of attention and the food came quickly. When we finished, we waited and finally had to find someone for a dessert menu. When they refocused on us, all their attention returned. The food was worth the waits.

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NewYorkCityMary
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious and Natalia was such a friendly, wonderful server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall it was very good. Our waitress was outstanding but there was another male working in the same area who I thought was obnoxious. He was trying to have our party sit on the uncomfortable seats along the wall. Our person intervened and put two tables together so we would all have chair seating.

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vipAustin2703
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We've been going to the Beach House since its conception... We took our three granddaughters on Saturday~ seating was not outside but the lovely hostess put us by the open doorway.
We made our drink order, and food;
got our squash blossom appetizer long before our drinks!
they finally showed up.
the appetizer was a belly buster- the bloosoms buried in a coating of doughy fried goo.
As a cook, one knows they are very delicate and need a lighter touch.
A positive: the duck tacos were good.
will we return? perhaps NOT.

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NancyL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday and homecoming celebration for our twins turning 27 plus returning from Hong Kong after 16 months. Thank you for the perfect meal! Drinks were fabulous. Dinner was awesome. We had sea scallops and sea bass among the 5 of us. The candle in the lava cake was perfect. We can’t wait to come back!

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KathyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant staff was lovely and server was delightful. Went with a group of 4 and we enjoyed everything from apps to dessert!

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vipneil
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but service was slow and getting our bill took time. It seems you are understaffed

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vipBeej1000
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. The salmon roll was delicious as was the chopped salad. The fish and chips was the best I've had in a long time. Attentive service rounded out a wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service, delicious food, good drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great food and service! Very relaxing environment! I love the tuna tartare and the seafood risotto!

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vipUniversalgirl
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is always good. Nice setting outdoors or inside.

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vipIreneF
Switzerland
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Until this past weekend Beach House was a favorite "neighborhood" restaurant. However that changed when we recently experienced terrible service therefore we will take our future business elsewhere.

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vipMAER
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. People are lovely . Fresh varied menu. Delightful music. Will visit often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love you Natasha and Vivian!! Thank you for another delicious dinner and good company at the bar :)

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vipJustus
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Second time at beach house cafe and every time I go to old Greenwich CT I will stop here It’s very very good and the seafood unbelievable fresh from tuna tar tar ,oysters, seafood salad can’t wait to go back

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SharonP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table next to us VERY loud. We couldn't hear each other at our own table very well.

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redsnapper
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a few minutes early for our 7:00 pm reservation and were seated promptly. The restaurant was somewhat noisy but our booth provided a relatively quiet space. The diners were a mix of older folks like us and young people some with children. The service was attentive and prompt. Two of us had the lobster rolls which were excellent. The oyster selection was very good as well. It was a little odd that one oyster sampler of 6 came on a huge platter with mignonette and cocktail sauce while the other order was on a small plate with only cocktail sauce. The server promptly corrected the omission of mignonette upon request. We enjoyed the Peking duck tacos. One order was enough for a light main course. The wine selection is good. We ordered a relatively expensive wine so the meal with dessert was not inexpensive but reasonable given the quality of the food and service. Beach House Cafe is a great neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect last minute dinner!

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You can order delivery directly from Beach House Cafe using the Order Online button. Beach House Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Beach House Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 637-0367.

Beach House Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 260 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.