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Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar, New Haven, CT

Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
609 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
We are a New York steakhouse with a twist. Our Executive Chef is the only one in Southern Connecticut to use the old world technique of skillet cooking; producing the most perfectly cooked steak. Besides our steak entrees, we also offer the freshest seafood, lamb and duck entrees, as well as daily specials prepared to perfection by our master chefs. All of our beef is perfectly aged and hand cut on the premises. We use only the finest ingredients, the freshest seafood and Prime Angus beef; each presented with simple elegance. Enjoy our homemade specialty breads and desserts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 745-4669

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 609 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connecticut

    Steakhouse

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  1. SM

    ShaunM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A very nice restaurant. A little pricey but the food is great. My steak, which I asked for medium rare to medium, came out rare and had to go back. The waiter was very nice but sometimes hard to find. I would return and I recommend you give it a try. PS: The cheesecake was out of this world!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was our 6th year wedding anniversary. I was very disappointed that we had to wait after making a reservation two weeks in advance. I was not expecting to wait well over 1/2 hr to 45 minutes to be seated. However after being seated the food and service was excellent. The service was fast and on point. The food was smvery flavorful and what was expected once ordered. We have eaten here before with friends and family and the food here is delicious.
  3. AH

    AngelaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best experience we've had in a restaurant. We celebrated our 9th anniversary at The Cast Iron Chef last night and it was amazing. From the food, to the service to the staff, 5 stars across the board!!
  4. MP

    MannyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had several apps one was the the oysters rockerfellow that were way over done almost burnt. I had the bone on rib eye it was cooked perfect but for a prime cut was a bit too fatty and tough, my wife had the ribs and loved them. Based on the cost I gave the three stars at $80 the steak should have been better trimmed and tender.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our time however, the wine was terrible, the food was okay and we felt hugely pressured to rush off as soon as we paid the check. Several staff hovered over us staring until we got up to leave. Not sure I’d go back. Very expensive to then feel intimidated
  6. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were seated in the “back” room. Not much ambience but the front rooms are better. 5 stars if we were up there. The noise level will pick up a little in the front rooms. Our server was very good. He was very knowledgeable of how the food was prepared and shared all that info with us. The food was excellent and we will definitely go back again.
  7. G

    Gilbertct

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager Stacey was super attentive ensuring our experience was 100% (Spoiler....it was) wait staff left yiu wanting for nothing. Love this place
  8. BD

    BriannaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered appetizers and entrees. All the food was great. My boyfriend loved his cocktail but I didn't like mine from the winter selection so I went with wine which was good.
  9. W

    Wateraerobics18

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our romantic birthday dinner was impacted by very noisy group of cackling women in the dining room. If we had known about the second room we would have requested seating There were only three tables occupied. We go to restaurants early to aboid loud boisterous people Very nice waiter and very good steak but sooooo much broccoli!
  10. DS

    DeniseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not your average steak and potatoes place. Above and beyond atmosphere, ambiance, delicious high quality food, worth the price every dollar. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Big portions and the deserts are outstanding. A must go for a nice quality diner with your loved ones or even on your own.
  11. N

    Noisemaker1

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ordered soup and they did not have any soup spoons. Gave use teaspoons which did not work well at all. We ordered duck and steak both were cooked perfectly and were yummy. PB pie was not a slice of pie it was a block. They put strawberries on it which does not go with PB. Should just use chocolate. Place is pricey for what you get. One room was very noisy with crowds for Sunday brunch. Glad we were in the quieter room. Service was good.
  12. DL

    DeenaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time visiting CICCH and it is hands-down my favorite Steakhouse. It's a little on the expensive side so for us it will be a special occasion destination because it's hard to pass up an excellent steak, and the quality of the meat is outstanding, but it is entirely possible to have a good meal with other selections on the menu (soup, salads, small plates, burgers). Besides the steaks, the macaroni and cheese is the best I ever had anywhere and the garlic mashed potatoes are to die for. I can't recommend this place enough!
  13. JG

    JeffreyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing, the bacon wrapped dates with pistachios was to die for. The service was impeccable and Raul was on point. Never wanted for anything. Slightly loud but still overall great experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Experience was Excellent food and drinks on point
  15. LR

    LynseyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for fantastic food and amazjng service for a fancy date night, this place has it all!
  16. MC

    MelissaC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I have been here a few times but never for lunch. It was not busy. Place was freezing cold and we were told they don’t control the heat. Our experience was not great. My salad had so much dressing. I had to return it. It took forever to get a new salad and even longer to get our entrees. One person did not get what she ordered, the waiter mixed it up, so she had to wait even longer. The check was wrong with things we did not order. While speaking with the manager about our the bad experience we had from the beginning to the end we learned the waiter was new. Exactly what we suspected which is why we tolerated him tried to tolerate him. Waiter was very cold, aloof not attentive to any of our issues. Service during lunchtime is questionable.
  17. C

    Charlestonsnomnom

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Everything tested too salty.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Our server Sue was outstanding
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner overall great food I ordered the baby back ribs and the portion was huge. Service was great however they don’t split bills here so if you have a large party be prepared for that
  20. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The truffle parm garlic mashed potatoes are the best I’ve ever had..
  21. RM

    RobinM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. We all had very good meals. Our server was very attentive. Overall experience was very good. I would recommend anybody going.
  22. I

    Isab

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service from Jared was great and food was good. My friend did end up with a much rarer steak than she ordered and with the prices already on the high end, I do think it’s a bit ridiculous to up charge for mashed potatoes instead of baked or roasted. It’s the same thing in a different form! Seems like they’re trying to add on any extra charges they can. Same for wanting spinach instead of broccoli. While most places offer a small complimentary birthday dessert, you’ll also be paying extra for that as well, which was not expressed to me until seeing it on the bill. The cocktails were well made and enjoyed by all. Overall, I would return here and recommend to others but will also mention to be wary of all the up charges for very basic things that will significantly increase your bill.
  23. AA

    AnthonyA

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! The entrees came out all together! The food portions were bountiful. All the meats were perfectly cooked. Our server Ruben was amazing with keeping our glasses full. Very impressive dinner for six!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best value in New Haven
  25. MR

    MadelineR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service. Never disappoints.
  26. t

    taranehs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience1
    food was ok not for the price though soda machine broken, took an hour to bring us soup and 2 hours for the food our server was very nice
  27. GB

    GregoryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service stood out Our waiter was both personable, knowledgeable and attentive Food nicely prepared, hot And the taste seasoned adequately
  28. CN

    CaroleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was EXCELLENT! We would definitely go back.
  29. AH

    AimeeH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations and were seated right away. The cocktails were delicious, apps came out timely and we were not rushed through our meal. The main courses were hot and cooked perfectly. Our server Sean was attentive and so very courteous. The whole evening was enjoyable.
  30. S

    Sully

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drink and exceptional service
  31. SM

    SMcL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Service was excellent! Hope to go back for the apps!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fixed brunch on a Sunday with a optional endless Mimosa or Bloody Mary. $60 Very delicious
  33. TY

    ToniY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good, service could have been better.
  34. P

    Pookie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always always an amazing time Service is Grade A+++ Food ... any of it... apps.. dinner.. dessert.. Wooooowww! We love going there. Our favorite place to be ourselves with great company. Best waiters and waitresses.
  35. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    We sat at a table in the back that was so dark we had to use our phones to read the menu and after 30 minutes of just popcorn and water on our table we walked out. Usually the food and service is top notch.
  36. A

    Archimedes1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Well, my pork chop was good the potatoes and meat balls were overcooked dry and no flavor. Said spicy but barely tasted spicy. My wives pasta was ok but no offer of fresh Parmigiano or any cheese besides the 1/2 teaspoon of i don't know how to spell soft Italian cheese.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  38. TC

    TamiC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner!!!! From the apps to dinner to dessert everything was perfect!
  39. J

    Jugeo

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is absolutely outstanding. Not only is it beautifully presented but that's only the beginning as everything, absolutely everything was cooked to perfection and a complete delight to savor. The only downside was that although the restaurant had many free tables two groups (ours of 5 people and the other of I think 8) were seated right next to each other making it difficult at times to hear the conversation at our table.
  40. GB

    GeorgeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steaks we’ve ever had dining out. Great festive atmosphere.

FAQs

Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 745-4669.

Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar

660 State St, New Haven, CT 06511

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Takeout

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