Beach House SoNo

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$30 and under
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Seafood

Beach House SoNo is the the sister restaurant to the Beach House Cafe in Old Greenwich, CT. The sailing inspired restaurant is located across the street from the Norwalk River, Maritime Aquarium and the Norwalk Seaport Association in Historical South Norwalk, Connecticut.
Beach House SoNo is focusing on ultra fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables along with our hand crafted cocktails. With great food, and professional yet friendly service, from great wines by the glass to exquisite shared plates to steaks and seafood, you’ll love every moment, we are certain Beach House soon will become one of your favorite restaurants.
Beach House SoNo also offers an award winning brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, from classic Eggs Benedict to Organic Salmon Wrap, with a modern Beach House SoNo twist…..
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C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beach house is a great spot!

GP
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, casual place with a menu that suits any preference! Service is friendly and everyone is great. Eat in or out. Just be sure to try it!

LV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Beach House was AWESOME!

Our server, Rinaldo was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable!

The food was pure perfection - our “small plates” included Tuna Tartare, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Lobster Risotto-each was well portioned and absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS!

Great location for the SoNo Movie Theatre plus parking was a breeze!

JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

1st time visitor. great food. our server was such a professional and very personable. found out only been there 2 months! nice enjoyable evening.

LC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing experience. The band playing during brunch was much too loud and for some unknown reason the restaurant manager could not get them to lower the volume. Musics was good but way too loud. Food was just ok. Service was good but mainly because we were not happy about the volume of the band and not seats being available in the rear of the restaurant away from the noise. Table also wasn’t cleaned very well and I ended up with chocolate sauce in my hands and wrists. Appreciated the free bloody Mary in an attempt to make the experience a little better.

KT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was so so. Tired, rushing us. No personality. Food was fab, and great value for the money. Location was outstanding. SoNo at its finest.

ES
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous time at this restaurant. Went with family for mother's day and the staff was amazing, food was delicious and prompt. Our server was a delight and we had a wonderful time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Busy but they made accommodations. Friendly service.

KD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a great spot for my family for Mother's Day Brunch~ great variety, delicious food, good service and atmosphere. The computer system was down and you couldn't even tell - they handled it like pros. I would definitely go back. Right across from the aquarium, too, perfect location!

DS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I really wanted to like this place!! The location and setting was so cool, but for a Friday night, they were not busy. We should have walked out then. The food and service were not good for the amount of money we spent. I would not recommend that any one goes there.

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

Great food !
Romantic dinner with not so much noise

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service very slow and restaurant was empty

a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i go here often i especially love the brunch menu. You can't go wrong any time of day the food and staff are amazing. It feels like I'm away on vacation whenever I come here.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Came here for lunch on a Sunday. Fresh food. Not anything out of the ordinary, but fresh and good is important! My biggest thing here is that they accommodate families. Changing station in women’s room (you’d get major brownie points if you had one in the men’s room!). They had a section for families, and it just made you feel somewhat normal as dining with a baby is somewhat difficult. It was just a great experience from the service to the food to the atmosphere.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So delicious! Great friendly service! More people need to know about it! Attractive space!

AA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Convienent location. Great staff. Mediocre food. I wanted to love this place. I’m sorry but every course was disappointing. The sushi flatbread has a dense tough bread that made the sushi fall off instantly when bitten. The calamari appetizer was bland and similar to a dozen heat up item from a grocery store. The cinnamon roll sounded like a dream on the menu but was not special at all. It was kind of hard and dry. I was there a month ago and remember it so well because it was so disappointing. I’m so sorry.

SW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is always exceptional. On this particular visit, we had the salmon and the tuna entrees, along with a side of Mac and cheese and of course dessert.

b
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time here and we were a little skeptical when we walked in for our 8 p.m. reservation and there was no one dining; there were a few people at the bar. Our server came over with a very friendly greeting and was so attentive all night (because there was no one there?) We ordered some apps (goat cheese wontons and corn/bacon chowder) and a spinach salad. All really good. My husband had a steak (cooked and seasoned perfectly to his liking) and I had the salmon (see pic). My portion was huge, and a little too much for me to eat. It was very good, but the risotto under my salmon was a little soggy. Still tasty. We would definitely go back as we enjoyed our meal and the super-friendly service, and price was quite reasonable.

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was Ok. Service great. Layout is different. The back room is designed for families with children. The front is sort of a bar. Menu is limited.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

People are missing out! The food was fantastic(6 people who all thoroughly enjoyed their meals) ambiance was beautiful and service was wonderful. Definitely a great overall experience. Will go back for sure.

BD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Friday night, nobody there. Food was ok, service was good, but ended up sick for two days. Suspect food was “aged”.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were very surprised to find the restaurant empty late on a Friday night. The lack of patronage was easily forgotten though by the good food and attentive waitstaff (for obvious reasons). Cocktails were yummy. Desserts were delicious.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinnner with a friend It was a Wednesday night at 6. The restaurant had only a few tables occupied in the bar room we sat in the back Dinning room. Service , food, and atmosphere were great! There is outside patio seating available but it was way to hot that evening to enjoy outside Dinning. The prix fix dinner menu had a good selection of choices and is a great deal! Looking forward to my next visit!

DG
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had lunch on a week day and had a good time. Food was good, but not exceptional. The goat cheese wontons were particularly good. Our waitress was nice but the food took forever to arrive - we think it was ready but she forgot to bring it, since the restaurant was not crowded and she came with the food as soon as we asked her to check on it. We made a reservation for 4 people by mistake - we were actually 5 - and although the host accommodated us, he put on a very cranky face, making us feel unwelcome. But besides this, the value for the lunch plates was worth it.

ME
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Beach House is a lovely restaurant.Great service, calming atmosphere and the food was spectacular!

KB
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

A screaming child set the mood for Saturday night -- and we were seated in the back at our request. I suspect the proximity to the Aquarium means more families - and another family with 4 children seated near us was delightful.

I wanted to like the food more -- hubby's corn chowder was really good, and so was his mac n cheese. My spring rolls lacked flavor, and the fish tacos were "drowning" in slaw. My blood orange margarita (or was it a mojito? I forget) did not taste like orange at all.

Maybe I just ordered the wrong food, as hubby was very happy with his. We'll try again.

KW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I wish I could write a better review. The waitress was super lovely and attended us well. The ambience is perfect for the area. however, the food was disappointing. it wasn't bad. it just was so underwhelming. I had the brussel sprout salad, which was supposed to be a hit. unfortunately, it was tasteless. maybe some olive oil and some seasoning?
also there is no validated parking, as per their website. pay as you go.

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible. The waitress was trying hard , but struggled and clearly had no idea how to wait on tables. Kept dropping things, placed the main course on top of the appetizer plate we were still working on. Left us to our own devices during the 20 minute waits between drinks, apps and main , as she was the ONLY waitress there on Friday night.

Coconut mojito sweet , bland and I’m not sure if it had alcohol in it.

Long wait for drinks , another 20 minutes before appetizers appeared and they were dreadful. ‘Crispy’ Brussels sprouts were tepid things , boiled with some bacon thrown on top , The meat and cheese plate was sparse and unappealing , the goat cheese wontons appeared after an additional 10 minutes with no dipping sauce , no garnish and looked like they came from a frozen party pack and we didn’t bother eating all of them

After another long wait , where the waitress had to ‘double check our order’ (clearly she forgot ) The main arrived , with two of our plates scalding hot from sitting under the heat lamp. To be fair the risottos and shrimp and grits were very tasty and seemed fresh. It’s telling that we were surprised by this

Even after the restaurant cleared out our waitress was off busing and setting tables , had to ask for check multiple times

It’s pretty pricy for the poor quality and awkward service . Give it a pass

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious casual dinner- staff was very attentive, lots of options for all kinds of tastes... go!

TL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was ok. Restaurant ambiance was fairly absent. Service was average. So unlike its sister property in Old Greenwich which has terrific atmosphere, food and service. A disappointing meal. I would not return. I would be surprised if it is open for any extended length of time.

LG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall we were pretty happy with the dining experience at Beach House Sono. Staff was attentive, food was fresh and yummy. For a friday night it was a little quiet - perhaps since they are 2 blocks away from the center of South Norwalk? Not sure but it worked for us. Had a coconut mojito that I would recommend. Also the side of truffle grits was quite tasty. Portions were well sized. We'll go back soon!

SW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to beach house, and I definitely plan to return. All of the food, from appetizers, entrees and deserts, were good sized, presented well, and tasted fantastic.

PB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always get nervous when I try a new place and no one is in the restaurant. Overall the food had some big hits and a few misses. The mussels where a bit of a disappointment. Yellowfin tuna was a big hit. The wine we originally selected wasn't available so staff recommended something else. It was delicious. Might try it again if restaurant stays in business.

a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great time

BC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good food. Worth going off the main drag. Easy parking and a nice atmosphere. Try the Brussels sprouts salad.

a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious new owners are amazing way better than when it was mamas boy

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meals of seafood paella and scotch salmon. Both were cooked perfectly with a presentation. Staff was extremely friendly and attentive. We will be sure to visit again next time we are in SoNo.

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

Music was too loud but the server lowered it for us.

MT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken fried steak was delicious and the food was piping hot.
Arrived at lunch time on a Tuesday..quiet..great service...parking adjacent..restaurant will stamp ticket for 50% off.
Across the street from Maritime Aquarium.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. The brussel sprouts salad was great and we had the fettuccine with shrimp and tomatoes & the seafood risotto and both dishes were very good. It was a Friday night and there were not many people in the restaurant and normally we like a more lively atmosphere. Would definitely go back since the food was so good.