Elm Street Oyster House

4.5
925 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Elm Street Oyster House is a little gem of a restaurant, located right off Greenwich Avenue, in the heart of downtown. We offer the finest quality seafood from raw oysters to yellowfin tuna and king salmon, in a casual, friendly, elegant atmosphere. We have a world class wine list and a knowledgeable, accommodating staff. You will not find a better seafood restaurant in Fairfield County Connecticutt, guaranteed.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I’ve had better fish dinners. I find that Elm Street is hit or miss. My friend specifically asked for a different type of bread for her sandwich and it came with the wrong bread. She was too hungry to send it back.

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GaryN
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a new place to try that had fresh fish and oysters. We kind of stumbled on ESOH and are we goad we did. The oyster selection was wonderful. I had the Thatch Island and my the Arcadian Pearl. We highly recommend them. Then I had the Halibut and my wife another wonderful dish. The place is small but cozy. The wait staff can not do enough for you. They are genuinely glad you are there. Prices are what to expect in Greenwich for excellent fresh food. Give them a try you will not be sorry

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vipLorefice
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice cozy bistro type atmosphere. Need to get mashed potatoes back!

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deirdrel
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a terrific dinner on New Years eve. Our waiter was so pleasant and enthusiastic. The food was phenominal. We hadn't been here in a long time and it was a reminder to come back often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a great experience at elm street!

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EvelynC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fave Greenwich restaurant!
I could eat there every day.
Food is fresh and cooked to perfection.
Daily specials.
Convenient location.
Low key sophisticated vibe.
Eating at the bar is a special treat.
AND ... I met the love of my life there!
Highly recommend.

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vipMatthewK
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Good is always good/fresh
Service was solid
Value was fair but not cheap
It’s a solid destination

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LorraineP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent. From the minute you walk in the door you feel welcome.

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vipJoelL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always enjoy Elm Street Oyster House. Fish is fresh and high quality. Prepared to perfection.

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Thediner1234
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it !

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StaceyannR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall very cozy and intimate place for loved ones

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JosephT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

The maitre d' was rude to all the customers. We had requested a quiet table for two for a birthday. Was put in the middle of the crowded restaurant. When we said we were leaving, the maitre d' rolled his eyes and moved us to a corner table. I said I requested a corner/quiet table in my notes and he said, "We never read the notes." Another customer requested to be moved because the sun was in their eyes. He practically yelled at those customers too! The food was very expensive given and didn't include any bread or anything. It's an overcrowded, expensive restuarant with very rude staff. I won't be back -- and would not recommend it. There are plenty of other amazing restaurants in Greenwich with better food and staff.

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rickb
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, food is always good, though disappointed with the small portion of my favorite, sesame crusted tuna.

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vipCGoldstone
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to Elm Street for decades… The food is consistently good the menu is innovative and recently some new additions made it even more so. Friendly faces great stuff and excellent food. Have to say the “warm lobster sandwich” is an outstanding treat!

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vipMicheleK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Don’t know why I am not getting my points?

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lisaz
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great shrimp and grits

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Seraph803
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food! Service was fine, could be a little quicker.

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DonaldS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding NYC bistro environment, 28 years of excellence in Greenwich

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vipCGoldstone
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have the warm lobster roll and it was yummy!

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EugeneW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time back since before pandemic, and it was great to see familiar faces, and to discover they still serve excellently prepared seafood. We dined on oysters, salmon and tuna, each dish distinctive and delicious. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best seafood restaurant in the area. Period.

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RozaK
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Second time here and consistently fantastic! One of our new favorites. Brought friends with us this time and they loved it as well. Loved the oysters, day boat scallops, shrimp and grits, and sea bass!

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vipJRob
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thought it was excellent great food

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vipWilliamC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent lobster roll, great fries.
Reasonable wine list.

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vipShepardK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Crazy good, really enjoyed it, can't wait to go back.

MN
vipMarcoN
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Extensive menu. Food was presented beautifully and tasted terrific! Will definitely be going back.

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vipCaroline
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and staff. You are given exactly what you asked for and the wait staff is always happy to accommodate a change or addition.

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FarouqA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was average.Small place.Diners closely packed.

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vipAdam25
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice. The owner is especially accommodating

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joebeeb
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was very fresh oh, the service was wonderful. It will be my go-to seafood place moving forward

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vipRandP
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great lunch!

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vipDave
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Can’t go wrong with this restaurant

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MRCohen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT DINNER.

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vipCGoldstone
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and handsome service 😊

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khyle785
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Waiter wasn’t very engaging or interested but other staff was great! Food was quick but some dishes were mediocre like their Caesar salad. Oyster stew was AMAZING as well as the cod franchise dish. Highly recommended.

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vipCGoldstone
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always great. Wish they had better desserts.

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Debra
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ate here with a friend last week, and was so impressed that I went with my husband on Saturday night. We has a reservation early, 5:45, so we were seated quickly at a table for four so it was roomy. The tables for two are close together. I had the salmon again and my husband had the flounder francese with cheese grits. The food was outstanding, and we had a bottle of good Cabernet at a very reasonable price . We shared the apple cake, which was just the right size for a small bit of sweetness to finish off the night. Service was very good. By the time we left, the place was full and it was quite noisy, but it is a small space. Can’t wait to go again and try some of the other menu items.

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MarcoG
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

As always food was excellent. It was a very noisy night

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Debra
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Salmon and grilled octopus entrees were fabulous, as was the service. Will definitely go back

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vipLala1dines
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an outside table facing a busy street but somehow the noise didn’t bother us very much. Food was really nice; octopus on a bed of potatoes and sesame coated seared tuna with shredded cabbage salad were very tasty and dishes were presented nicely. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. We are planning on dining there again soon.

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Elm Street Oyster House is rated 4.5 stars by 925 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.

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