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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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 England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Our meal was delicious. I recommend the pappardelle bolognese, the brussels sprouts, and the chimichuri skirt steak was outstanding. The arugula and fennel salad was also great, and the portion sizes more than adequate. Two of us split an entree and a salad, and had leftovers. Though noisy, the ambiance was warm and inviting, and in warm, sunny weather, I imagine that dining on the patio would be lovely as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were all there celebrating a friends Bday. Scott was our waiter and he was great.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Oak and almond has some good things going for it. Hendricks for my martini, spacious tables, tasty salad. The grilled octopus was Ok but no grilled flavor. The potatoes were undercooked on my appetizer and on a table mate's dish as well. The flank steak special was delish and I asked for Fries which they do well. The server balked at my request, and had to ask someone else if they could give me fries. People who like to substitute and customize their orders may not get what they want or may feel like its putting the kitchen 'out' to ask. Prices are not cheap,

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Oak & Almond is very reliable. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is always good.

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

Although a busy Friday night, the noise level was low enough to have a pleasant conversation which is rare these days. There is ample room between tables. Cost and cheerful atmosphere and, most importantly, good food!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Have tried here twice and still disappoints. Food is rather tasteless and the decore and atmosphere is dull and dingy and feel like I'm eating in an old worn out dining room.
Won't go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This is a great casual dining spot. We find it very reasonable with good food. My husband had a flatbread pizza that was great. I enjoyed the pasta bolognese. We like the cool rustic decor inside but for nice weather they have a wonderful outdoor patio. We stop here whenever we are in Norwalk being it is licated so close to our hotel.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food and service. We had not been in a few years, but now plan to include in our regular rotation. The crispy chicken is my fav!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Fortunately, the food was outstanding. Unfortunately, our service was abysmal. We waited for twenty minutes to be asked for water and drinks. After ordering, it took 1 3/4 hours, and a discussion with the manager, before we were served an appetizer. All tables around us, most of whom were seated well after us, were served and finished before we even got the appetizer. The restaurant did comp us for dessert and coffee.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was very good but service was very slow. Took 2.5 hours total for dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food is ok. Though our waiter was very nice, the service overall was very poor.

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

The food is creatively and expertly prepared. Service is exceptional.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Everything we ordered tasted fresh and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This is a cool place that offers ample seating for parties, diverse dishes, great drinks, and friendly staff. They even have outdoor seating for when it gets warmer. The restaurant prides itself on getting their ingredients from locally sourced locations and the end results are fantastic. They bake their breads in house and also offer fresh made pasta. Wife and I went recently and we had the following: Oysters, Salmon Tartar, Burrata with roasted peppers, braised short rib, and Gnocchi over OxTail. All the dishes surpassed my expectations and were prepared artfully and full of flavor.

The decor is also great. It feels very rustic with lots of wood and metal features. It has an open kitchen so you are able to peek in and see the excitement going on behind the scenes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Bottomless mimosas, delicious brunch food and a super friendly staff. Was decently priced and worth every penny.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food was very good, service and atmosphere were nice. Prices were typical Fairfield County.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Sorry, great server but lousy management response to our dinner issue was pathetic

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Awesome as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Great meal. Love going here for special occasions. The lamb was delicious.

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended and I really wanted to like it. The "host" at the front barely acknowledged our existence as he seated us (we had a reservation). The waitress was friendly, but took quite a long time to greet us. After a pretty long wait, we ordered, only to be told about 10 minutes later that they were out of what we ordered. We hastily picked something else on the menu, but sadly neither of us liked what came (after another long wait). Both pastas were WAY too garlic-y and my bucatini had a burnt garlic flavor to boot. I like spicy, but the level was way to high (too much red pepper flake-ish seasoning) and added to the burnt garlic flavor to make the whole thing unappealing. On the positive side, the cheese board was yummy and the wine by the glass selection was good and the craft cocktails were interesting. Nice ambiance as well. Colleagues have said they've enjoyed the food there, so maybe I'll give it another try, but not as a first choice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2017

You know when you go to a place sporadically and sometimes it is kinda good and other times it is kinda meh ... and you never have a strong enough impression to remember why you do / don't go there more often? This is that place. The food is uninspired ... nothing to make you say, "wow!" and also nothing that will make you cry and send it back to the kitchen. The service just borders on passable ... lots of staff hanging around not doing much of anything. You won't leave happy and you won't leave hungry. You'll just leave and immediately forget about your experience on the walk to your car. Until the next time someone says, "hey, what about Oak and Almond?" ... and you'll shrug and say, "I dunno, I guess so?" We are now (officially) done here ... it is just bleh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Nice place. Calamari delicious. Short ribs where bland. Beet and carrot salad needed a dressing. Lamb pasta pretty tasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This is a great farm-to-table restaurant conveniently located next to the DMV in Norwalk! Food is delicious, and there is a great outdoor scene in the summer. Their bread and honey butter is to die for. From healthy to indulgent, something for everyone. Really fresh ingredients and local meats. Excellent wine list, too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

excellent food in a great atmosphere. made a reservation and called to see if we could get an earlier table but they were full. later got a call from the host to inform us they had a cancellation and would we like an earlier seating? above and beyond in my book. Service was top notch and food excellent, we will be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We enjoyed delicious appetizers and entrees at Oak and Almond. The Italian dishes were hearty and delicious, with fresh pasta made on site. The rigatoni dish was spectacular! The wine choices were perfect, and the decor was funky, high-quality and down to earth all at the same time. It is obvious that only fresh and high-quality ingredients are used. The service had a few glitches where the wrong side dish was served to one person in my party, another had to wait several minutes for his side dish and a third asked for no bacon in her entree yet the entree contained bacon. Also, a waiter who did not serve us brought us the bill that was intended for the table next to us.

The owner and his wife stopped by to greet us, and were very welcoming. He sent over three desserts for our party of six to share, and they were yummy. What an unexpected treat! The menu has many imaginative appetizer and entree choices, that we all agreed we will go back. (You don't see home made bucatini on many menus...) The overall rating would have been higher except for the service glitches.

Oak and Almond has the ability to seat a party of 20 (if not more) at one long table in the middle of the dining room. The restaurant can be a bit loud but not too loud. Our party of six was laughing non-stop while enjoying our meals, so we contributed to the noise for sure. We felt at home and welcomed. If you want to celebrate a birthday, graduation or other event with a large group or just enjoy a delicious meal at a venue with a great vibe, I recommend Oak and Almond.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Wonderful ambience. Pasta was just ok but I've had other menu items that were delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

First time at restaurant. Food was good and was "farm to table", so unique dishes. When we walked in we saw a warm and inviting area to the left. However, we were seated to the right near the wood stoves, a private party, and next to a high traffic servers lane. This seating took away from the enjoyment of the evening as we felt in the way. My recommendation is to always seat your guests in the best area if there are tables available. Once it got busy it became challenging to catch the attention of our server.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Had our second anniversary dinner here and it couldn't have been more perfect. They make their own butter,bread, and noodles every day. Everything was fresh and the service was great. We will be coming back a lot more often. It's a great gem here in the Northeast

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

We do not eat out often but when we do Oak and Almond is a must. Always interesting foods and wine with excellent service.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Great farm to table food and many choices including 3 course express menu. Very cozy and private. Delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We dined to celebrate a special occasion for my eleven year old daughters concert. We ate early on a Saturday night - it was quiet and relatively empty. Our server was great. She was very personable, engaging and patient. The menu items were different and there was a good variety. Everyone, from age 11 to 80 was happy with their meal. The only complaint was that the food was not seasoned (they did not use salt). Once we corrected this, everyone enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

All six of us found that the food in general was over sauced, overly spicy and heavily seasoned. The flavors were not subtle Loved the place and the menu, but again too much of the above

Tags: Organic, Fun, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Was an excellent meal, and pleasantly surprised since I was in the area for business the first time. Very enjoyable all around!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our waitress harassed us for a food order from the moment we sat down and upon getting one, disappeared for the night. Salads were instantly delivered before we had made a dent in our cocktails. One dinner, vegetable ravioli, arrived dried out as if it had moved from the microwave to the warming light and then sat. The other meal, braised beef and polenta should have been a breeze to make but unidentifiable ingredients added to the meal gave it such a harsh aftertaste that finishing it was beyond the pale.

The was our second consecutive miss. We won't be back for a third try.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great meal and service while sitting at the bar-- it was a busy night and the bartending staff was really hustling. Food was delicious as usual-- thanks!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Great from start to finish. Shared a bunch of dishes with friends. Very happy! Waitstaff was super attentive. Will be back for sure. Particularly, we loved the burrata, fries, salmon tartare, and octopus.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Our second time dining here in one month. I think the food is good. The service is hit or miss. It starts out strong, but faded in both visits. It's a good place to go if you are not in a rush.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

the wine selections are especially good; past visits included, we found 2 wines we like so much. We also find that the appetizers are exceptional but the entrees we've had could be more seasoned as could the desserts; more sugar. The ambiance and service, Ramon is great, are very good as is their bread.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Second time around : deliciously prepared fresh food, good service and a very interesting and appealing menu
Will definitely go again and recommend
Good value for the price

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

We had a delightful lunch. All six of us were quite satisfied with the quality and quantity of the food. The service was very attentive. We chose this restaurant because we wanted a place where we could converse, without excess noise. It for the bill.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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