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About Oak and Almond

Oak and almond wood fuels our wood burning oven and stove. Imparting an earthy quality to many of our menu items, these hardwoods are at the heart of our restaurant's philosophy.

With cuisine inspired by the traditions & techniques of yesteryear, our philosophy is simple: provide delicious handcrafted food, created with well sourced seasonal ingredients with a focus on hearth & flame, Organic Farm to Table. We source the best artesian ingredients and prepare them simply with respect. The wine program highlights biodynamic and organic selections, which compliment the simple integrity of our menu.

An 18 foot communal table, crafted from local 100 year old oak floorboards anchors the dining room. Hand-rubbed walnut tables, industrial fixtures, and an open kitchen featuring a wood burning oven and stove provide a modern yet warm dining experience.

544 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Daily 1130 am - 4:30pm;

DINNER: MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 4:30pm - 10pm,
SUNDAY 3PM-9PM

BRUNCH: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 11.30 TO 3PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 846-4600

Website:
http://www.oakandalmond.com/

Catering:
5 Star Catering Services to serve your every need. Private dining rooms available for groups of 15 to 55 guests for a full service seated dinner, and up to 70 for cocktails & hors d’ oeuvres. Private rooms are also idea for meetings and presentations. Reception space is also available in the main dining room, bar or our majestic patio. Our recently built patio, complete with hand crafted fountain, full bar and its own fireplace, can hold up to 150 for a full service seated dinner or 300 for a cocktail reception.

Parking Details:
Private parking lot or parking available in the Hilton Hotel next door.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Oak and Almond Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
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Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (14)
Organic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Healthy (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vegan (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a great meal coupled with wonderful employees. 👍🏻👍🏻

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Oak and Almond never disappoints. Food, beverage and service is consistently great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Oak and Almond is always good. I can't believe this gem is hidden next to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles! I always enjoy going there. Last night (Valentine's Day Celebration), we enjoyed the salmon tartar, the flatbreads and good pours of wine that are incredibly reasonably priced!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was delicious with interesting combination of farm fresh ingredients. There were also a good selection of vegetarian options. It was surprisingly crowded on a Monday night so it was a bit noisy. Would go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I went here because we got a gift certificate for Christmas and we were pleasantly surprised how great this restaurant is! The farm to table food was delicious and many great options to choose from. I had the crispy chicken with vegetables and my husband had the grass fed hamburger and we shared the mac and cheese. All were super tasty! Then we had dessert which was amazing as well! Plus they have their own home made bread that you get when you sit down and it was one of the best breads Ive had, plus they sell a whole loaf for only $6!!!! I would highly recommend this restaurant and we will for sure be going back again real soon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent cuisine at very reasonable prices. Beautiful interior. Patio seating when warm. Awesome
all-around restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pasta came out under cooked. They decide to clean the cappuccino machine at 9:00 on a Saturday night so I wasn’t able to have it with my dessert as ordered. Service was not very attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had brunch here with my family.
Phenomenal service and food!

Good for kids and family.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

What a great experience for our party of 8 get-together. The menu has a great selection and almost everything is handmade (such as my awesome pasta) or locally sourced. The interior is nicely appointed, the noise level average, and the wait staff attentive. The kitchen is in plain sight and to see the incredibly delicious looking cuts of meat being freshly seasoned and placed on the grill and in the oven just lends its credibility to a first class establishment.

I will definitely be going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Sat down at the table and was welcomed with water from their pitchers. Seems as if they do not wash their pitchers often as there was mold all over the lid. Asked for another, the new one had the same issue. It was gross and was honestly not willing to stay, however because my friends had travelled from far I was forced to stay. The waiter was polite and the food was okay- nothing out of the ordinary, although I did order a simple salad because of the mold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great meal here with family. The food was prepared well and tasted delicious! We had pork and ricotta meatballs and crispy fried calamari to start. For the entrees, we had the steak, a seafood pasta special, bucatini alla amatriciana, and for dessert, tiramisu. We were wowed! Service was also very good. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Slow service at an empty venue. Food was okay not sure how full value of the dining is correlated to price and overall service experience. Not bad, but just not great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was delicious and service was great. Everything on the menu was from farm to table and fresh. They make their own bread, desserts, and pasta. The flavor of the ingredients was wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My new favorite place !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was good. Atmosphere was fun but the service was bad. Super slow waitress seemed too busy talking to other waiters so drinks etc took forever.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was my birthday. They were told during the reservation it was a special occasion, but no cake :/. Our server was good in the beginning, but his attention to us faded as the night went on. By the time we needed our check, he was no where to be found. I was really disappointed in his service to us, especially when we had great service a few weeks earlier there. The food was great! We really enjoyed ourselves otherwise.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

the food was outstanding. the service not so much. after being brought our original bottle of water we were never offered another drunk or more water. left with empty glasses. we had to ask other waitstaff to find our waitress for us when we were done eating. lots and lots of waiting such that i was getting a bit irritable. if the food had not been so strikingly good i would not have recommended. Physical atmosphere was pleasant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent experience at Oak & Almond. Took a large group of business colleagues and everyone enjoyed their selections.. fresh, delicious, inventive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOOD lARGE SPACE, BARE BONES DECOR NOTHING NOTEWORTHY ABOUT APPEARNACE BUT SERVICE WAS GOOD, FOOD MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED

iF THEY SPIFFED IT UP, IT COULD BE EVEN MORE MEMORABLE WILL GO BACK

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Top to bottom fantastic experience. Delicious food. Can’t wait to go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food, cozy at the bar, loved the Argula Salad and the Ceaser! We shared the swordfish. Delightful. Went to look at the facility for event, after our meal we decided, Yes

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was excellent as was the service. Only disappointment was that they ran out of bread and chocolate chip cookies. Would definitely recommend this spot.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went here for Saturday brunch with a few friends and we had a great experience. The eggs Benedict are seriously the best ones I've ever had and their homemade bread that they bring to your table at the start had everyone raving. I've also been here for dinner before and it was great as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

nothing to write home about, service was not that great and the food was mediocre at best

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I love this place as the food is always great.
I’ve been here 1-2 times a week for various meetings.
It’s one of my favorite places actually. I was a bit disappointed that the octopus was a little on the not enough for the price side. Maybe they were low. But is a great place for pastas and flat breads

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great atmosphere and menu. Brunch has 10$ bottomless mimosas and 5$ bloody Mary’s. Great selection, yummy food. Can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our special occasion was New Years Eve. Food was great and service was as well even though they were very busy. We really enjoyed ourselves. A definite recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

In my humble opinion, Oak & Almond is a high end neighborhood restaurant. I'm glad it's there where my wife and I can dine when the normal run of the mill will not cut it!

We dined there for an early New Year's Eve dinner. Very enjoyable setting, dinner. Would recommend it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is my second time coming to Oak and Almond for brunch and I was Happy to have the same waiter Rakesh, who is amazing and very knowledgable about the items on the menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful festive holiday atmosphere. Highly recommended for a gathering with friends!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent pasta - one of our best meals during our trip!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I was over charged, 2 two piece instead of one two piece. $40 for a salad and pasta, did not catch error till I was out of resturant

Tags: Vegan, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great after work bar scene and also good for business lunches and dinners.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The Oak & Almond is consistently good and that is very important in choosing a restaurant. Service, too, is always friendly and helpful.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was slow, food wasn’t up to par. The manager comped the meal, however it was still a bad experience. We usually like eating here.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Another good meal at Oak and Almond. Good choices for everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall, everything was great. Cozy ambience. Delicious drinks and food - the only thing I was disappointed in was my salmon which I did not like at all. I would still go back though - just wouldn't order that again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

There is frequently a party that displaces the main dining room space. We were seated at a tiny cocktail table that barely fit our cocktails and appetizers.
The Maitre’d must have know how inappropriate our table was and he went to all surrounding tables to ask how their meal was but never stopped by our table.
We kept asking them to clear our table to make more room. It was a joke. The hostess said bye to us at the end and we mentioned our tiny table and they said how much they hated seating people at these cocktail tables... didn’t stop them from doing it.
We’ve been three times and three bad experiences... food isn’t good enough to make up for the poor experience

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

food was creative, fun and delicious. service was second to none.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always have a great experience here. Fresh farm to table ingredients and always delicious. Cozy atmosphere!

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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