Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar

4.7
209 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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PeterB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the staff was exceptional and The steaks were magnificent!!!!

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MelissaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The chateaubriand for 2 was excellent. It was a special occasion and we also had apps, the avocado/crab and the fried shrimp, both of which were good but not outstanding. Wine was good and reasonably priced. The experience was marred by the noise level, which made it hard for us to have a normal conversation. Not the best place for a romantic dinner, but the steak was superb.

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restaurantweekguest
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious! Our server was great. Highly recommend the lobster arancini.

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Chip
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Steak ! Expensive dinner, but worth it on a special night on the town.

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vipmarke
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! BEST Steak in Ct. by FAR! Cool concept. Great staff. Shrimp Cocktail OUTSTANDING! Great Value steak price is comparable to other local "Steak" places, however then they "upcharge" you for "sides" our Filet Mignon came with potato [three choices] and a vegetable, and it was cooked to perfection! They have sides if you want them, if you can handle them, we had a few, highly recommend the melted Gorgonzola! AAA+ we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point! First time and won’t be my Last. Great food and hospitality

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Lululu
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really friendly staff, and the food was excellent. My husband's ribeye was cooked perfectly and he was thrilled with it. I had the short rib which was rich and delicious. Portions were pretty large in my opinion, and worth the price. Neither of us could finish our meals, so we get to experience them all over again at home. We would definitely go back!

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PhilS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with friendly staff. We were greeted by more than just the greeters as we entered and left the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was very good.

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vipRIGuy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. We go here for all of our corporate events too. No reason to go to any other place in New Haven for a steak!

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Tiger
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was alright my T-bone steak was to greasy and the drink was watered down

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vipDebD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a restaurant! Great service and meal. Loved the cast iron pan cooking and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service is amazing

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MiguelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our evening and the food was excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was busy and loud. Food and drinks were all very good. Not inexpensive but at least you get potato and vegetable with your meal. You don’t have to buy everything all-a carte.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pricey steak that had grizzle. Very loud making conversation difficult. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! This was my third time visiting and they never disappoint!

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vipRandiSue
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was my first lunch at the restaurant… disappointing. After many excellent dinners, I had high hopes for a delicious lunch in New Haven with a friend. I’ll order something else next time: Gorgonzola salad with chicken didn’t do it for me.

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Terry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The lobster tail was mush. Filet mignon was not buttery tender melt in your mouth. Our server, Shawn, was attentive. The manager was nice enough to take the lobster tail off our bill. We will not go back.

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FATOSL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all excellent

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vipAdrianC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a let me down, thank you! Food and Service up to-par

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JessP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The best steak we have ever had. Definitely a special occasion place. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a 40th birthday!

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vipDeanaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Our server Raul was so great!!

MM
vipMiniMom
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu was very nice, something for everyone's taste. We sat at a high top in the bar. Noise is energetic, but has a great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience. We were there for my girlfriend's birthday and I had made my reservation on Open Table. When we arrived, we were seated promptly and at a very nicely located table. The servers were incredibly professional. Our waiter was very attentive to having our food prepared exactly right and ensured that all was done correctly. The food itself was near-perfect. We had the chateubriand for 2, which was served in a hot cast-iron skillet so that I could have mine medium rare and my girlfriend could have hers medium well. All the appetizers and sides were visually pleasing and amazingly tasty. The staff were incredibly accommodating and the entire experience was worth the final bill total. It's not what I'd spend for an average night's dinner, but then again - this night was very special. The only less-than-perfect aspect was the noise level, which was quite loud - with all the energetic conversation. Maybe some attention to acoustics? But...all-in-all, we would definitely return on another special occasion. Very, very pleased with EVERYTHING!!

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AllisonH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s 40th birthday with 3 other couples. Our meals were wonderful and our waiter was so attentive and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, waiter was great and friendly. Food was awesome!! Would def go back

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Love4Food
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The popcorn was a nice too before the 1st course. Very yummy. I had the scallop appetizers (highly recommend) and salmon for dinner. The service was great, thank you

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SaraS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding! Service a bit slow and they did not have bread.

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vipMiniMom
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Regular menu, bar menu and specials menu were great. Lots of variety, something for everyone. Food was delicious, presentation was nicely done. A must try if you haven't dined here. I will definately return many more times!

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JacquiS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Good and service excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Brussel sprouts were very tasty and the entree portions were huge - a plus. I think some sauce on the side would have been great. We had enough food to take home for another meal. The raw clams were gritty with sand. The oysters were delicious though. We did, however, feel a bit rushed as the staff kept coming over and trying to clear things away when we weren’t done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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vipPilotct91
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall a nice evening at this restaurant. Service however is very slow and they clearly did not have enough staff for the crowd that was present. I had the duck which unfortunately was a very small portion and quite fatty - I would not recommend. Others in our group had the short ribs and salmon both of which received excellent reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so nice ! She even offered to take a photo of us to remember the special evening :) we started with the burrata and beef empanadas- can’t go wrong both were to die for ! For mains, we split the penne a la vodka and the filet mignon with mashed potatoes and broccoli! Every bite was so good!!

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GUIO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food there, pricey but worth it! Our steak is always cooked right

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Awesome Staff and one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Rest of the food was excellent also.

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was horribly overcooked. Four of us ate a third of our meals, asked to have it packed up, instead the wait staff threw out $400 worth of our dinner. Never going back, EVER. Patrick Barry.

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Marino
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Food was spectacular. Stuffed clams were best we’ve ever had. Steaks cooked perfectly.

Marie our server was absolutely phenomenal.

Can’t wait to go back.

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 209 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.