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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Local Ingredients (24)
Good for Groups (22)
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Special Occasion (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Healthy (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Cozy (14)
Organic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Romantic (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was good but the service was absolutely terrible (missing silverware we had to ask multiple times for, missing water glasses, no replacement of the water, 30 minutes to get a glass of wine for it to come after we had already finished dinner and it was the wrong wine, we had to chase down the server for the check and then as multiple times for to go boxes) and there were flies circling our table constantly. It left a bad impression on Our dining party.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was my fourth visit. I enjoyed the first 3. Last Night the service was terrible. We were told there was a special party and they were understaffed. A man who appeared to be either an owner or manager came to our table and we explained that we were very disappointed. The service was so slow that by the time we had an opportunity to order they were out of a special appetizer that we very much wanted to try. We were surprised that the owner or manager did not make any effort to make us happier. Even just a drink on the house would have made a difference. This experience left a bad taste in our mouths and I'm not sure will be back.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was good but the side salad was inadequately dressed. The white and chocolate mousse cake dessert was very good. Service was inattentive and very slow.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I enjoy the patio very much. It is a lovely patio atmosphere. Beautiful outdoor bar too.
The food was wonderful.
Overall an very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was our 2nd time there in a month, and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and inventive, and the staff very accommodating. The wine list---even by the glass---is extensive enough to make everyone happy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great. Outdoor seating was perfect and our waitress went above and beyond. The food was very good with excellent choices on the menu. We have been here before and plan to return.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent patio area. Great food. Not as expensive as I thought it would be, especially for the quality and presentation of the food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The short rib was excellent! Really enjoyed the cheese platter as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was our 2nd time going, food was overall amazing and our server was very accommodating for our food sensitivities.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

One of our favorite go to spots!!! The food is consistently good, the service is friendly and the ambience is comfortable. They also do an amazing job catering to large parties! Would recommend to anyone hosting a party or just looking to grab a bite to eat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Good atmosphere and very nice outdoor dining terrace. Good food and decent service. More upscale with dark woods and stone accents. Sunday brunch offers $10 unlimited mimosas and discounted Bloody Mary's.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We recently had the pleasure of having lunch for 11 people at the Oak and Almond. From start to finish the experience was exceptional. Service was friendly, fast and attentive. The waiter was very knowledgeable about all the choices on the menu. The food was outstanding! I highly recommend the Oak and Almond to anyone looking for a great meal where you are made to feel like family by the staff.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Restaurant was way too cold and we had to ask the manager to lower the AC...one of my pet peeves. Also, we waited over 10 minutes for drinks, 20 mins for the appetizer, and nearly an hour for the entrees.

I had spaghetti with shrimp and lobster - pasta overcooked and seafood tasted like it was frozen not fresh. My son had the bolognese and it was way too sweet. The salads and uncooked food was fine, as were the french fries.

Space is great - has potential but there are so many things that this crew need to get right. Sadly they lost me...

I am definitely not going back and felt slightly misled by all the rave reviews here on OpenTable. Diner Beware!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I had read about Oak & Almond and was excited to try it. Dinner was good. I tried the home made bucatini and enjoyed the flavor and heat. The Caesar was a bit average, but included a good soft cooked egg. It's a very pretty place and well designed. I sat in the bar where there were four or five other people on a quiet weeknight. After bringing me a drink and salad, the waiter never came back to take the entree order. He was 12 feet away talking to another guest at the bar in a fairly empty dining room. After 20m or so of awkwardly holding my menu, I decided to leave my table and order from him at the bar. On my way across the room, he met me in the middle and kind of apologized. I should say the other staff were all pleasant and helpful and didn't make me feel invisible. But because I took a 45m ride to eat there (I'm obsessed with farm-to-table) and then felt awkward most of the time, I probably won't come back. I know don't come across as a VIP, but I was very hungry. =)

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I enjoyed my 1st visit with friends, my meal was very good and the menu offered many choices, it was hard to decide. The service was good, we were well taken care of. I liked the outdoor patio where we ate.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Excellent servicw and great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Amazing food. Service was a little slow even though there weren't many people seated. Loved the experience overall though, I am just an in and out type of person

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Loved the patio area. Fun food options with fresh ingredients.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Always a great choice for dinner. Everything I have had has been delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a delightful Friday night dinner here. My wife had the burrata and the seafood pasta special, I had the charred octopus and the fettuccine alla norcina. All were excellent. The table service was superb. Our server, Tom, was a real pro, making us feel welcomed and at ease. We used a Open Table gift card, which was very easy, no drama. I would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

First time there, it's highly recommended. I liked everything about it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent- a real gem in a great location. Thank you

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wait staff is the best I've encountered in Fairfield county. Great place and great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was amazing!! Service was very slow and it wasn't even that busy..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Surprisingly good range of choice, hot tasty food, attentive staff, open on a Monday. Main eating area can get a little loud especially with large parties but asking to be seated in one of three other areas is an option. Excellent find and a definate win for Norwalk.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great food, but a terrible building. Looked like an '80s wedding venue. They've tried to make it seem cozy, but it's big and loud. Food, however is fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

I had the special which was fresh scallops head on shrimp served over a squid ink risotto it was amazing! For an app we had raw oysters which were also amazing, good wine list, creative cocktails and the service was very quick but also well timed between apps and entrees. I look forward to dining here again and bringing more people in to enjoy such great farm to table food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Good for brunch,lunch and dinner. We hosted a medium size party( 30) the service and food couldn't have been any better. My guests had nothing but compliments.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Discovered Oak and Almond through OpenTable this past weekend and my group of 5 (age range 20-82) was very, very pleased with the experience. I particularly liked the calamari, burrata/prosciutto flatbread, and truffle pasta dish. My niece loved her mussels, and the other pasta dishes were fantastic, too. Everything was great and our server was excellent. We loved the large outdoor patio but as we walked through the inside seating area we noticed how attractive that area was as well. We consider this place a real "find." I was visiting family in SW New Canaan and since this is literally across from the light taking you off the Route 7 connector, it still only took about 20 minutes to get there. And is much more reasonably priced than New Canaan restaurants. We like places in SoNo and Westport, et al, but this had the added bonus of PLENTY of parking. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We return here for the good food and casual ambience that allows for conversation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a difficult time making up our minds what we would choose for dinner because the menu was very creative and appealing. Our meals were outstanding and we enjoyed the energetic atmosphere of the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Hot Spot, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a screaming child near us for a bit. Obviously, this isn't the restaurant's fault.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Outstanding food. Fantastic setting. The patio was an oasis of calm lit by white fairy lights and flame torches. Brussels sprouts delicious (honey and bacon and olives) this is a place to take your time and enjoy. The friendly though infrequent wait staff makes sure of it. Still if come back a thousand times. Great bar list. Knockout entrees.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Nice set up for dining outside. Would have liked to see a small salad with the meal. Bread was not the best. Overall great dinner and great desert. Our waiter was very personable and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The restaurant was very busy. I'm traveling for work and was dining alone. I had hoped for a quiet meal, was surprised that I still enjoyed myself greatly even with the event

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Ate dinner in bar. Food was good, ambiance was bar-like. Restaurant appeared to be quieter than bar, as expected.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

8 friends- we met for wine and food on a balmy spring night. I was running half an hour late due to traffic and called the restaurant to let them know. They said no problem, sat those who arrived on time and made apologies for me. The wait staff were terrific, timely, and pleasant. The food was enjoyable, plenty of olives and bread to start. Not cheap, but a perfect evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Advertised as Farm to Table but hard to recognize on the menu as NO farms or where the souring is from. Quality of food was just OK for the price. Nothing exotic. We ordered the Peach and Blueberry cobbler and got a strawberry cobbler instead which wasn't on the menu. Its was good and we ate it but the waiter seemed indifferent when he came back.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We've been here before for special meals (new year's brunch)., which was terrible service and cold food. Thought ww'd be better off with dinner. Tonight was mother's day. Both were busy, and the service suffers for it. Very frustrating, Seems like some form of management would have helped, never saw any. Ie., Asked for forks for dessert, they never arrived! Would expect something festive like flowers on the table for Mother's day. - nothing. Need to get their act together!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great customer service. Our table wasn't ready so when we showed up before we had to wait or ask, they gave us free drinks at the bar.

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