Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar

4.7
234 reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
We are a New York steakhouse with a twist. Our Executive Chef is the only one in Southern Connecticut to use the old world technique of skillet cooking; producing the most perfectly cooked steak. Besides our steak entrees, we also offer the freshest seafood, lamb and duck entrees, as well as daily specials prepared to perfection by our master chefs. All of our beef is perfectly aged and hand cut on the premises. We use only the finest ingredients, the freshest seafood and Prime Angus beef; each presented with simple elegance. Enjoy our homemade specialty breads and desserts.
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.3
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NeshW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service is top tier. Parking was easy. Food delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was done right.

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vipDanS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

On a positive note, there are many choices on the menu, ranging from Italian dishes to different meats. But back up the Brinks truck because it’s very expensive. And while the portions are sizable, the quality is underwhelming. My wife & I took our two young daughters (18 and 10), and split two appetizers. The thick bacon was very fatty, and strangely in a bbq sauce. The spicy meatballs had a nice presentation, but tasted more like leftover chili than an Italian meatball. They prepare the entrees with a lot of salt, especially on the salmon dish. We were seated in the back room for a 6:45 reservation at a table very close to other tables on our left and right. It was a bit awkward as during any silence at our table we felt like we were inserted in the conversations going on to the left and right of us. The biggest disappointment was the service. Twice busboys tried to deliver meals to our table that were for other guests, and dishes sat for way too long on the table until we finally had to ask our server twice that they be taken away. Also had to hunt down our server to get the check. We were beyond ready to leave, and irritated. Total bill came to $300 for the four of us, of which my wife and I only had one glass of wine each. The bill included an automatic 18% gratuity, which apparently is their policy on all tables of four or more. On an already expensive meal with really poor service, we felt that was excessive and unmerited. We will not be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual everything was excellent. Staff was kind courteous and professional. Food was delivered hot,and in an appropriate time,and the food was seasoned and cooked to perfection
Fine dining at its best

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Boston
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Extensive menu provided good options for everyone. Food was delicious, with generous servings, so even pricey dishes were a good value. Everything arrived hot and cooked as per everyone’s preference in terms of temperature (done-ness). Service was prompt, pleasant and attentive. The entire party was pleased with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time and we loved it.

ET
vipEddyT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

Food and service great however I cannot remember being in a louder restaurant in my life. I felt bad yelling at the waiter for everything. Again great food and great service but unusually loud.

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terrencef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star experience. We may return each year for our next anniversary.

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vipLucille
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service a little choppy for the last hour of happy hour due to how busy they were but they brought all of our items at once so it worked out. One of my go to spots for delicious food.

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Dianna
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always awesome food. Great friendly, respectful service. One of our favorite places.

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BarbaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

If you’re looking for a high quality steakhouse don’t stop here. I didn’t eat anything from the raw bar but it all looked good and free of cheese and salt. All the food was salty and tasted like the cheese. Even the wedge salad was awful because the blue cheese dressing was vinegary and just bad. The slab bacon was boneless pork ribs, tasty but not bacon. We enjoyed the house chips until we actually had some of the toppings with them. The French onion soup was good but again the cheese over powered it. The Mac and Cheese was a epic failure. The steak looked good in presentation but tasted just basic. The meal was a bust from start to finish and that popcorn recipe should be sidelined permanently.

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Retirement
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience5

This was my second time there but not as happy as my first visit.

Food was good but the service was not on point and the furnace must have broken because the place was freezing cold. The waitress served complimentary coffee yet we never warmed up.

Would attend again but in a more comfortable atmosphere.

RG
vipRickG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious from appetizers to dessert. Service friendly and attentive. Loud but energetic and urbane.

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franks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, excellent food, good time. Parking can be a problem.
Overall yes will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Waiter was not very welcoming, we were there for maybe an hour and felt very rushed by both the waiter and the looks from other staff. I have had significantly better experiences there when sitting in the bar area. I do not plan on sitting anywhere but the bar if I come back in the future.

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KathleenW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took friends from out of town to dinner. We had a great time, not rushed at all and they thought the food was wonderful.

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FrankM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The service was excellent. Our meals too an hour to. One out, the steaks were over cooked and everything was very salty

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Steaks were good. Bruschetta looks pretty but the bread itself kinda underwhelming. Lobster Arancini.. really wanted to love this but it was just too salty, I don’t think the cheeses in it goes with the lobster bisque flavor at all. We ate in the bar area and service was excellent.

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AmandaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time great food, love Raul

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic as always!

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vipSteven
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and Luigi was an outstanding waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience.

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Anonymou
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Good wasn’t satisfying as far as portion and price.

TK
TommyKCT
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

First time at Chop House. Was a bit concerned when we arrived as the bar was extremely loud however we were seated at the far end of the dining room and had no issue with noise. Good was outstanding. Service was very good but not quite as attentive as I am used to at high end steak houses. However still no complaint. Server was very good.

PB
PeterB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the staff was exceptional and The steaks were magnificent!!!!

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MelissaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The chateaubriand for 2 was excellent. It was a special occasion and we also had apps, the avocado/crab and the fried shrimp, both of which were good but not outstanding. Wine was good and reasonably priced. The experience was marred by the noise level, which made it hard for us to have a normal conversation. Not the best place for a romantic dinner, but the steak was superb.

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restaurantweekguest
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our food was delicious! Our server was great. Highly recommend the lobster arancini.

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Chip
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Steak ! Expensive dinner, but worth it on a special night on the town.

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vipmarke
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!! BEST Steak in Ct. by FAR! Cool concept. Great staff. Shrimp Cocktail OUTSTANDING! Great Value steak price is comparable to other local "Steak" places, however then they "upcharge" you for "sides" our Filet Mignon came with potato [three choices] and a vegetable, and it was cooked to perfection! They have sides if you want them, if you can handle them, we had a few, highly recommend the melted Gorgonzola! AAA+ we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was on point! First time and won’t be my Last. Great food and hospitality

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Lululu
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really friendly staff, and the food was excellent. My husband's ribeye was cooked perfectly and he was thrilled with it. I had the short rib which was rich and delicious. Portions were pretty large in my opinion, and worth the price. Neither of us could finish our meals, so we get to experience them all over again at home. We would definitely go back!

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PhilS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place with friendly staff. We were greeted by more than just the greeters as we entered and left the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was very good.

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vipRIGuy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time. We go here for all of our corporate events too. No reason to go to any other place in New Haven for a steak!

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Tiger
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The food was alright my T-bone steak was to greasy and the drink was watered down

DD
vipDebD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem of a restaurant! Great service and meal. Loved the cast iron pan cooking and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food and service is amazing

MM
MiguelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our evening and the food was excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Restaurant was busy and loud. Food and drinks were all very good. Not inexpensive but at least you get potato and vegetable with your meal. You don’t have to buy everything all-a carte.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Pricey steak that had grizzle. Very loud making conversation difficult. Excellent service.

FAQs

Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 745-4669.

Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 234 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.