Beach House SoNo

4.1
32 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

Beach House SoNo is the the sister restaurant to the Beach House Cafe in Old Greenwich, CT. The sailing inspired restaurant is located across the street from the Norwalk River, Maritime Aquarium and the Norwalk Seaport Association in Historical South Norwalk, Connecticut.
Beach House SoNo is focusing on ultra fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables along with our hand crafted cocktails. With great food, and professional yet friendly service, we are certain Beach House soon will become one of your favorite restaurants.
Beach House SoNo also offers an award winning southern brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, from classic shrimp and grits to country fried game hen, with a modern Beach House Sono twist…because we like to present “low country” in "high style".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Lunch
Mon 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(203) 956-7171
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Marshall Street
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Parking details
There are street meter parking along the restaurant, as well as the five stories parking garage right next to our restaurant. We will validate your parking ticket anytime.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 32 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.1
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3.8
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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was Ok. Service great. Layout is different. The back room is designed for families with children. The front is sort of a bar. Menu is limited.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

People are missing out! The food was fantastic(6 people who all thoroughly enjoyed their meals) ambiance was beautiful and service was wonderful. Definitely a great overall experience. Will go back for sure.

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BD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Friday night, nobody there. Food was ok, service was good, but ended up sick for two days. Suspect food was “aged”.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were very surprised to find the restaurant empty late on a Friday night. The lack of patronage was easily forgotten though by the good food and attentive waitstaff (for obvious reasons). Cocktails were yummy. Desserts were delicious.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinnner with a friend It was a Wednesday night at 6. The restaurant had only a few tables occupied in the bar room we sat in the back Dinning room. Service , food, and atmosphere were great! There is outside patio seating available but it was way to hot that evening to enjoy outside Dinning. The prix fix dinner menu had a good selection of choices and is a great deal! Looking forward to my next visit!

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DG
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had lunch on a week day and had a good time. Food was good, but not exceptional. The goat cheese wontons were particularly good. Our waitress was nice but the food took forever to arrive - we think it was ready but she forgot to bring it, since the restaurant was not crowded and she came with the food as soon as we asked her to check on it. We made a reservation for 4 people by mistake - we were actually 5 - and although the host accommodated us, he put on a very cranky face, making us feel unwelcome. But besides this, the value for the lunch plates was worth it.

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ME
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Beach House is a lovely restaurant.Great service, calming atmosphere and the food was spectacular!

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KB
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

A screaming child set the mood for Saturday night -- and we were seated in the back at our request. I suspect the proximity to the Aquarium means more families - and another family with 4 children seated near us was delightful.

I wanted to like the food more -- hubby's corn chowder was really good, and so was his mac n cheese. My spring rolls lacked flavor, and the fish tacos were "drowning" in slaw. My blood orange margarita (or was it a mojito? I forget) did not taste like orange at all.

Maybe I just ordered the wrong food, as hubby was very happy with his. We'll try again.

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I wish I could write a better review. The waitress was super lovely and attended us well. The ambience is perfect for the area. however, the food was disappointing. it wasn't bad. it just was so underwhelming. I had the brussel sprout salad, which was supposed to be a hit. unfortunately, it was tasteless. maybe some olive oil and some seasoning?
also there is no validated parking, as per their website. pay as you go.

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible. The waitress was trying hard , but struggled and clearly had no idea how to wait on tables. Kept dropping things, placed the main course on top of the appetizer plate we were still working on. Left us to our own devices during the 20 minute waits between drinks, apps and main , as she was the ONLY waitress there on Friday night.

Coconut mojito sweet , bland and I’m not sure if it had alcohol in it.

Long wait for drinks , another 20 minutes before appetizers appeared and they were dreadful. ‘Crispy’ Brussels sprouts were tepid things , boiled with some bacon thrown on top , The meat and cheese plate was sparse and unappealing , the goat cheese wontons appeared after an additional 10 minutes with no dipping sauce , no garnish and looked like they came from a frozen party pack and we didn’t bother eating all of them

After another long wait , where the waitress had to ‘double check our order’ (clearly she forgot ) The main arrived , with two of our plates scalding hot from sitting under the heat lamp. To be fair the risottos and shrimp and grits were very tasty and seemed fresh. It’s telling that we were surprised by this

Even after the restaurant cleared out our waitress was off busing and setting tables , had to ask for check multiple times

It’s pretty pricy for the poor quality and awkward service . Give it a pass

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious casual dinner- staff was very attentive, lots of options for all kinds of tastes... go!

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was ok. Restaurant ambiance was fairly absent. Service was average. So unlike its sister property in Old Greenwich which has terrific atmosphere, food and service. A disappointing meal. I would not return. I would be surprised if it is open for any extended length of time.

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LG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall we were pretty happy with the dining experience at Beach House Sono. Staff was attentive, food was fresh and yummy. For a friday night it was a little quiet - perhaps since they are 2 blocks away from the center of South Norwalk? Not sure but it worked for us. Had a coconut mojito that I would recommend. Also the side of truffle grits was quite tasty. Portions were well sized. We'll go back soon!

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SW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to beach house, and I definitely plan to return. All of the food, from appetizers, entrees and deserts, were good sized, presented well, and tasted fantastic.

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PB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always get nervous when I try a new place and no one is in the restaurant. Overall the food had some big hits and a few misses. The mussels where a bit of a disappointment. Yellowfin tuna was a big hit. The wine we originally selected wasn't available so staff recommended something else. It was delicious. Might try it again if restaurant stays in business.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great time

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BC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good food. Worth going off the main drag. Easy parking and a nice atmosphere. Try the Brussels sprouts salad.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious new owners are amazing way better than when it was mamas boy

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meals of seafood paella and scotch salmon. Both were cooked perfectly with a presentation. Staff was extremely friendly and attentive. We will be sure to visit again next time we are in SoNo.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Music was too loud but the server lowered it for us.

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MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken fried steak was delicious and the food was piping hot.
Arrived at lunch time on a Tuesday..quiet..great service...parking adjacent..restaurant will stamp ticket for 50% off.
Across the street from Maritime Aquarium.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. The brussel sprouts salad was great and we had the fettuccine with shrimp and tomatoes & the seafood risotto and both dishes were very good. It was a Friday night and there were not many people in the restaurant and normally we like a more lively atmosphere. Would definitely go back since the food was so good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As the only customers on the night before Thanksgiving, our service was superb! I loved
my paella, which had a risotto like consistency. Husband’s salad and mussels also delicious.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice vibe with friendly waitstaff. Brunch options are plentiful and each item we ordered was delicious. Front room is a little less noisy than the back room. Conveniently located next to parking and the restaurant even validates. Excellent experience all around. Will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new restaurant which is a little off the beaten path, but worth it!

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What's not to like about this SoNo spot across from the Maritime Center? The service was top notch from the waitress to the bar tender to the manager. They all seemed to care about our experience and were just discreet enough so as not to be intrusive. The food was fresh, nicely portioned and tasty as were the good sized, well poured cocktails.
We're definitely continuing with this spot in our regular rotation.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious Dinner! Everything our party of 4 chose was wonderful and above expectations. Ultra fresh seafood,
unique and varied menu selection. Thoroughly relaxing and fun. Was disappointed not to see more diners at this terrific spot. We hope the traffic picks up as it was great! Staff was accommodating, but could have been a bit more knowledgeable about menu and wine when we raised questions. That said, overall a terrific experience and we would recommend to others and go again.

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e
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was good. Nice choices on menu. High ceilings made for very loud space with a large party of 10 next to us. I would not go if you are looking for a quiet meal. There was a guitar/singer there but it was too loud I felt for this space. I think it needs sprucing up. I got a "sticky " feeling there. I think it used to be more of a bar.

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h
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. We went with all small plates and all were good. The new interior is fresh and fits the area. We were there on Friday night early and while there were only a handful of tables, service was very slow. Nice and friendly but slow.

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h
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was wonderful and the food was delicious!

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HK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasantly surprised. Loved the menu and everyone in my group of 5 thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Great service. We will be back!

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The octopus salad was wonderful! We had two chicken dishes that were out of this world. And the fish tacos were among the best I have ever had. They use good quality fish to make them.

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