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Char Restaurant, Greenwich, CT

Char Restaurant

4.4
4.4
756 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Now in our 7th Year, offering New American Seasonal menus(updated menus on OUR website). Check our full website CharCT.com

Limited Outdoor Seating available. (4 Uncovered tables) Outdoor tables are NON-Reservable!

Check out our weekly offerings under the Specials promo, including 50% off Bottles of Wine on Mondays!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (203) 900-1100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sammy Orzuna
  • Catering
    seat down meals cocktail parties
  • Neighborhood
    Greenwich
  • Cross street
    Mill Street
  • Parking details
    Self parking in our private lot
  • Public transit
    Metro north Port Chester stop 10-12 min walk
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 756 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

756 Reviews
  1. margaretk

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value...worth the trip from NYC! Cauliflower appetizer special.

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  2. SK04

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Crispy and Chilly Garlic Shrimp starter is truly out of this world. Their Chicken Taco is also very good. The service was excellent. We would like to commend John for this. We had liked a Farro dish when we had come last winter. This was not on the menu. But the chef Sammy created that sidh for us. That was very nice of him.

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  3. GayleG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and presentation. Great staff-very helpful and accommodating.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place!! The food is always amazing!!

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  5. TomC

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal with excellent service. Shrimp app was outstanding.

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  6. AnthonyT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely worth a try! Nice service at reasonable pricing.

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  7. America2014

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good but I was disappointed with my dish was supposed to be steak with mushrooms but was mushrooms with 4 small pieces of the steak and very hard.

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  8. rcg2

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Under COVID circumstances it was a wonderful. We ate outside and because it’s on a pretty busy street it was a bit noisy however it was safe,the service was wonderful the food was excellent. All I all a lovely evening

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  9. Robert

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always. I had the salmon, the rest of my group had the hanger steak, onion soup burger and the zucchini linguini with chicken. All great. We had desert, I had the French toast bread pudding and it was delicious. Drinks all contained the right amount of alcohol and service was top notch. We’ll be back.

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  10. marisolm

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place !!!

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  11. BradG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible spot right on the edge of Greenwich, food was amazing

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  12. Hanze

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was terrific! Appetizers to entrees & wine. They have tables socially distanced on outside too! The Portobello fries are a must & the spicy shrimp app is the best around! They could use your business in trying to get back into the swing of things during this Pandemic.

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  13. EileenS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, attentive

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  14. PeterG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Getting the business up and running after the mandatory closing is not easy. How much food to order?Who will come? We did and it was hot inside until they upped the AC. Beer was warm from tap but bottle was cold. So give them a break and go there for good food and service.

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  15. MLM12

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Home run. Food/service was EXCELLENT. Everyone loved their meals - perfect father's day!

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  16. CKL1

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable dinner. Attentive and efficient service. Roast chicken, hanger steak, and lemongrass dumplings were all excellent. Menu has many appealing choices. Our second visit. Look forward to returning.

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  17. jennifer

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was amazing. Not much a vibe so prob not a good date spot. But if u want good food this is the place

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  18. BarryG

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is rather difficult to provide a analysis. Unlike many local eateries, everything at Char is flawless. The ambience Is warm and inviting; the service is professional without being stilted; the food and the drinks are exquisite; and the and ownership and the dedication of Elio is unparalleled. And, by the way, the prices are comparable to far less enjoyable places nearby.

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  19. sueluvsblue

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice. Food and service were great. Nice for lunch. Will be back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter left three quarters into our dinner and no one bothered to let us know or send a replacement. After a long wait, I flagged another server and requested the bill. Once we received the bill and gave our credit cards (bill to be split into 2), our credit cards were charged $100 more than the bill reflected. I then had to go to the server to have him charge the correct amounts and reverse the first charge to our credit cards. Overall - food was delicious but service was disappointing.

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  21. JPH60

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, always. The veggie options are great. I used to come for a steak and fries. Now I come for cauliflower, brussel sprouts and wild mushrooms. It’s even better than the steak and fries.

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  22. Karilyn

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Char is our favorite restaurant, we highly recommend the shrimps and the sirloin steak and chocolate lava cake - gluten free!, but every dish is delicious, the owners are always there ensuring everything is taken care of and the staff is very friendly and the prices are reasonable - in addition the ambiance and decoration is beautiful! We had our dinner wedding there, our holiday's company dinners there, our anniversary dinner there and we have given Char gift cards to our friends - cannot go wrong with Char!

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  23. Julia

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time eating at Char and it was just as good as I had remembered. Great service and delicious food!

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  24. DavidH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We weren’t told the specials, the steak came super rare instead of medium and when my wife accidentally spilled some of her wine they didn’t come by to pour in a little more for her. I wouldn’t go back.

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  25. charlesc

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Updated contemporary menu and the owner placed us near a fabulous fireplace.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Char is our favorite place to go to so we went for our anniversary. They were attentive and wished us a happy anniversary upon arrival and during our experience to which they brought us a scoop of ice cream with a candle to tie everything in. The wine recommendation was perfect and matched our courses. The grilled octopus appetizer is beyond amazing and remains our favorite dish. Thank you!

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  27. chowhound

    New York City

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always consistently great at Char, and the ambiance is quaint and relaxing with the fireplace and the rest of the decor.

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  28. MargaretB

    New York City

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very noisy Saturday evening. Service a bit slow but food and atmosphere was great.

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  29. JPH60

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently became mostly plant based. The vegetable options at Char are amazing. Grilled cauliflower with mint, sautéed wild mushrooms, kale and shaved Brussel sprouts were gourmet. Service is always friendly. Ambiance by the fireplace is fantastic especially in the winter.

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  30. Paulie

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed, great space and lots of parking.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Restaurant was a little slow for a Wednesday night but loved the interior atmosphere , fireplace , service was great and food was great. We tried the drinks on the menu and had wine. Actually appreciated it wasn’t crowded as we had good conversation without talking over each other in group conversations. Would definitely go back.

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  32. Barrootz

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Out table first table that we sat at was very wobbly. The waiter tried to fix the wobble but informed us that it was the top of the table that was loose. He quickly moved us to an adjacent table that was sturdy. We started with the grilled octopus as an appetizer and it was absolutely fantastic! Incredibly tender, cooked to perfection, and had a deep rich delicious taste. I had the glazed salmon that was cooked to perfection as well. Slightly crispy on the outside and perfect on the inside. My wife ordered the sliced sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce. It is her favorite thing to order there, and she raved about it the whole way home. She wasn’t a big fan of the mushroom fries, but I thought they were very good as well. We finished with a homemade chocolate chip cookie in a small skillet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was warm and delectable. We will be back.

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  33. AlbertC

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family's visit to Char was delightful. The service was outstanding, the food was excellent and for all we ate and drank, the cost was reasonable. Having eaten at their Dolphin restaurant a few times, I decided to try Char and was not disappointed. Not only do I highly recommend it, but I will make the drive to Greenwich again and again.

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  34. fuerzabrutamama

    New York City

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great venue for a gals' get together. Comfortable, casual, great lighting, good service. Wine is a generous pour at a good value by the glass. Our only complaint is we'd like to see more lower-priced selections, or some dishes available family-style.

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  35. MichaelW

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of those places that when we eat here we ask ourselves why don't we come more often, It epitomizes a neighborhood restaurant with attentive friendly service and food that is as good as anything around. Every dish we had was super tasty, their specialty cocktails featuring local spirits are excellent and were a great backdrop to our meal. We find the menu to be focused and feature local ingredients and the season. The waitstaff are very knowledgeable about each dish and when we couldn't decide between options made the right recommendation.

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  36. Nancy

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food but the service was terrible. Mistakes on the order and then waited 30 minutes for appetizers and sat with dirty plates waiting to be cleared for 15 mins after finishing main course. It was not that crowded and other patrons were frustrated too. This is the second visit that this has happened so alas I won’t be returning. Shame as menu is great.

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  37. LC12

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Xmas eve and the service and food were incredible. Everything that came out was perfection and the gluten free options were the best we have seen in s long time! Thank you for an amazing night

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  38. AnnieC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, outstanding service, reasonable prices. Will be returning soon and encouraging my friends to go.

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  39. srfoodie

    New York City

    187 reviews

    4.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Four of us enjoyed the prix fixe dinner, a very good value. The food is good (the spinach salad with asian pear was excellent as an appetizer.) 3 of us had the tasty salmon preparation as a main dish. The fourth person had sliced steak and found it chewy. We went on a Monday evening when bottles of wine were half price. The server was very patient and pleasant. This is a good place for a casual dinner with friends.

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  40. ChrispyS

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    consistently delicious, creative, fresh food, attentive staff - I have never been disappointed

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Char Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 900-1100.

Char Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 756 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Char Restaurant

2 South Water Street, Greenwich, CT 06830

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mill Street
  • Neighborhood
    Greenwich
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Self parking in our private lot
  • Public transit
    Metro north Port Chester stop 10-12 min walk
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sammy Orzuna
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (203) 900-1100
  • Catering
    seat down meals cocktail parties
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