Sunset Grille

4.5
115 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Feel the breeze from the water and hear the sounds of the marina while you dine outdoors. Sunset Grille's accommodations are on its deck or under its outdoor canopy (indoor dining is currently closed). This unique experience compliments the diverse seasonal options represented in the menus listed below.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 115 people are saying
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vipBobH
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Not five star, but a solid four.

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dineout
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our food and the experience at the Sunset Grille. It truly is a unique experience settled in the marina.

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Jack
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A good value with matching ambience, waterside dining at a high level in Norwalk, Ct.

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vipRupert
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The end of summer treat was a lovely lunch in the sunshine. Everything was perfect, maybe a little breezy for some, but we loved it all. Lobster Cobb salad was off the chain.

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vipFavoritePlace
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect night out

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Joanie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon having lunch at Sunset Grille. Staff is always courteous and nice. Food is good too but it would be nice to have some brunch options for Sunday.
All in all, nice experience and do recommend Sunset Grille!

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SueC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for our first date 5 years ago and make sure we come back at least every year. We really love when there is music!!

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CarolynK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Need more waitstaff. Raw bar great, fish taco too salty. The setting is fantastic and so I will return

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MargaretS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would have given a 5 for food, but the scallops were over cooked, a first for me there! Started with one waitress through cocktails, then switched to another and first waitress took table next to us, odd! In reservation, Asked for a table under awning in back of building because of less traffic and noise, but that was not to be. Also, the number of extremely large ostentatious boats now in the slips, blocks any view into the water, which is too bad.

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ThomasR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We always enjoy stopping by this restaurant on the Norwalk waters. Food is good. Yes, it's over-priced but you are paying for the atmosphere. We had a nice table outside and our waiter was busy but courteous and attentive. Only criticism is he served us cold coffee after dinner, but that may been the kitchen's or barkeep's fault. Not sure. Yellow jackets are a bit of a nuisance, but, hey, we could have moved inside. I had the lobster roll and slaw, and my wife and daughter each had the fish and chips. We were all happy.

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SusanneP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service ! My favorite place in Norwalk

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Sunset at least 4 times this summer (2021) for dinner and each time we have had wonderful meals! They have an amazing tuna tartare appetizer and delicious calamari. Our main courses have been delicious from salmon, swordfish and mixed seafood with pasta dish. Their summer salad and cerviche is also delicious too! They have great margaritas and mudslides. We have eaten outside every time and enjoyed beautiful weather while dining. I highly recommend Sunset as you cannot beat their fresh seafood and great location!/views.

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SueD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good music and great views

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here but the band last time was awful. It was way too loud and the microphones kept screeching. It seemed like the band members were completely in phased by it. The band is usually great on Friday nights but maybe they were different because it was Labor Day weekend. I would not have those guys back! Kind of killed the night.

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DianeR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. Our server was excellent;attentive and pleasant. Can’t beat the atmosphere, on the water.

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JosephB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The portions were of good size and nicely prepared.

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thehides
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner, food was great and so was the service. We were too close to the band though so it was hard to talk at out table.

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SusanneP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for seafood in the area . Always a pleasure and consistent quality . Love it 😎

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MargaretR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for beautiful dinner setting where you will feel like you are on vacation - the Sunset Grille is the place for you. We ate outside by the water and it was wonderful. Of course the weather was perfect that night. I particularly liked it because it wasn’t overly fancy - it was dining perfection ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The lobster Cobb salad, calamari, and scallops were excellent as usual. For entertainment there was an excellent live band. Our only concern is the music was too loud to converse with others at the table. This is so typical of live music venues. I do look forward to returning for the wonderful food and seaside setting.

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vipProf
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish tacos and great view

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vipWestport13
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The prices are creeping upward. I understand that everything is getting more expensive, and have no issue with that. However, the current price increases have pushed the restaurant into another level. It has taken it out of a restaurant for spur of the moment dining. It is still a treasure and I will have to adjust to these changes.

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vipKateC
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff were great

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vipjlminv
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Who cares about the food? Service was very good. Band was great at 6:30 on Sat night. You don’t come here for food. Marina views and outdoorpatio is almost worth the pricing of the very fair food.

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vipLbhd
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

View is awesome. Service very good. Was very upset at 6:15 on a Saturday, they were out of lobsters. Ended up with a lobster roll which was very delicious but skimpy and expensive. Do believe it is worth another try though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio for waterside dining. Only negative was the halibut picatta special - sooooo salty and fish was rubbery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite summer restaurant. Lovely location, efficient staff, delicious food and beautiful views make this the perfect dining experience.

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MatthewzMom
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful place to spend outdoors, a bit pricey though if you are having a large party of 6 or more. food was excellent. Live band was a plus!

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MaryP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. The sunset view was amazing. The mussels were great and the food was fresh.

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peterF
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was very good. Too Many times when the band is playing we cannot hear ourselves talking. Even if we are on the railing overlooking the water - which id far from the band. We truly enjoy the music but they can certainly lower their volume. I definitely am not looking for violins and definitely not heavy metal but all of us would like it toned down.

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JaneC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location! Food was excellent! Drinks were a little watery

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MelissaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Beautiful sunset. Great, attentive server. Delicious food.

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Navyman
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long-term customer. Everything was perfect. Service excellent, seating excellent and the food superb. We had a small table outside in the back which was quiet and just right for the sunny weather. We'll be back again.

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vipRupert
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little too noisy but otherwise a perfect lunch spot on a sunny day.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our incredibly positive experience was based on where we sat and our server, Felipe, who was wonderfully attentive and engaging. Initially arriving, we actually considered leaving due to the volume of the live music and the crowd gathered adjacent to that area. Fortunately, upon our request, we were seated far from the music and next to the water, where we had a beautiful view of the sunset. We had a wonderful evening!!

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vipCLML
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good but expensive. The server was a little inappropriate for such a nice establishment.

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vipRobertG
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great,fried,calamari. Service,is slow.

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MicheleL
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining on the water was delightful. Our server was top notch. Oysters on the half shell are melt in your mouth delicious. Scallops prepared perfectly. Our friends enjoyed the swordfish special. And my husband said the New England clam chowder was deeeelicious! Worth the trip to Norwalk if you don’t live nearby.

FAQs

Sunset Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 866-4177.

Sunset Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 115 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.