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Sunset Grille, Norwalk, CT

Sunset Grille

4.5
4.5
141 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 866-4177

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Norwalk

  • Parking details

    Take a right at the first stop sign into Norwalk Cove Marina and parking is all the way in the back of the Marina

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Scenic View

  • Connecticut

    Healthy

  • Connecticut

    Outdoor Dining

  • Connecticut

    Scenic View

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  1. WI

    WILLIAMY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Best outdoor dining experience in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Service was poor this time. Waited an hour for our order to be brought. Also noise level from a huge party near us was so unpleasant.
  3. D

    Danny

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Do NOT recommend. Extremely low service paired with awful food takes away all the benefit of sitting by the water.
  4. L

    Lov2dineout

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love sitting by the boats! Our server was excellent and wrote a thank you and a smiley face on the check. She is always personable!
  5. AM

    AlanM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Worst chicken worst service And noisy and pricy I would tell everyone never to go there!
  6. CC

    CatherineC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food quality and service was not as good.
  7. R

    Rupert

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Just after a rain storm so had to sit under a canopy which was full of loud talkers. They could have spaced customers out better. Clam chowder was not hot and had too much potato rather than clams present. Lobster Cobb salad fabulous as were the steamed mussels and excellent fries! Sparkling rose was chilled to perfection - always a great start to the meal.
  8. J

    Joan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great location, terrific wait service. Don’t go there if you want a sedate setting… lots of bar crowd just standing around. Ask for back seating facing Marina… lovely view and quieter. Menu doesn’t seem to have changed over the years, but food is great and many beverage choices.
  9. L

    Lov2dineout

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers are excellent. Being on the water by the marina is the best. The manager or owner comes by tables and chats with the customers. Lovely ambiance.
  10. j

    juditha

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Outstanding location and service but mediocre food. Had lobster Cobb and it was not as fresh as I hoped. My partner had fish & chips and found it mediocre greasy and small portion. Hope they get their food act together as I’d like to spend all summer there! Would appreciate some GF options as well. Couldn’t they make some tacos with corn tortillas instead of flour?
  11. LK

    LeonardK

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a very enjoyable evening, staff was friendly and very professional. Only issue is the restroom situation. Should be addressed no reason for people to wait 1/2 hour to use restroom
  12. L

    Lov2dineout

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s fun to sit by the boats in the marina.
  13. R

    Raven

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I thought the service was great as was the food. Love the live music but maybe have them start later so they don’t have to play so low.
  14. SP

    SushiP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and excellent service . Love this place
  15. SG

    SueGabe911

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We had a good time and food was delish! Definitely going back. 😄
  16. AV

    AlfredV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor setting on the docks, delicious food, friendly server. Hard to beat!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always pleasant by the waterfront. We haven’t been there since they expanded the outdoor seating area. The big canopy provided lots of shade and most of the other tables had umbrellas. Overall a lovely lunch.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden Gem.
  19. B

    Brian

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Nice views as well.
  20. SP

    StephanieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night with friends. Our server Amber was amazing & friendly. We had a variety of things off the menu.. Lobster, Clams, Fish and Steak all we cooked perfectly.
  21. L

    Lov2dineout

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live sitting on the marina near the boats. Our server was the same as last year. He’s great! The staff is friendly.
  22. b

    boatingguy

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We enjoyed a very good meal and had a very good server taking care of us. What took a bit of the bloom off the rose was our welcome from the hostess. She was curt and all business and put us at a sunny table with a small umbrella instead of one of the many table clothed tables under the main tent. We decided not to make an issue of it as our friends seemed to like the table. Very unprofessional. Made this great summer spot feel like a tourist trap instead of a local gem.
  23. M

    Marian

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the afternoon was terrific. The food was delicious. The setting is always stunning. The staff were very friendly. Overall we were very happy with our choice of the Sunset Grill
  24. JH

    JeanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We like the food and the service especially with Amber and Dylan. Dylan was right on the case to help us shoo away a persistent crow. He was our hero of the day. Amber was great. We knew we were in good hands. She kept us posted about the computer issues and suggested we linger a little longer and finish our drinks. She was right, it was fixed in a few minutes.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Daughters birthday
  26. BH

    BobH

    DO NOT USE

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Not five star, but a solid four.
  27. d

    dineout

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  28. J

    Jack

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    A good value with matching ambience, waterside dining at a high level in Norwalk, Ct.
  29. R

    Rupert

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 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.
  30. FP

    FavoritePlace

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Perfect night out
  31. J

    Joanie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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!
  32. SC

    SueC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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!!
  33. CK

    CarolynK

    1 review

    2.0

    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
  34. MS

    MargaretS

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  35. B

    Bailey

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 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.
  36. SP

    SushiP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service ! My favorite place in Norwalk
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  38. SD

    SueD

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and amazing food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding location
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Good music and great views

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Sunset Grille

52 Calf Pasture Beach Rd Norwalk, CT 06855

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Norwalk

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Take a right at the first stop sign into Norwalk Cove Marina and parking is all the way in the back of the Marina

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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