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“Try the tasting menu” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elm Restaurant

Elm Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 64 Restaurants in New Canaan
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: South Avenue
Transit: New Canaan Stop on the New Haven Train Line
watertown, CT
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363 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Try the tasting menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

The food here is amazing and the service is exceptional. We had the tasting menu and it was creative and elegant but not overly self-indulgent. Several of the courses featured flavor combinations I had never had before and they were all outstanding. Typically when I have had a tasting menu a few of the course are great but the rest are just ok this was not at all the case at Elm. The timing of the courses was also exceptional. Even the specialty cocktails were are as refined and tasty as the food and our servers knowledge of the wine list was impressive.

My only criticism is the portions were a bit stingy; I made a snack when I got home. However, the food was so darn good that I can not even take any points off for this.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Stamford, CT
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great foood - Brian is an amazing chef. Best in New Canaan - maybe in all of CT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Tuna app, pasta with lobster and sea urchin...all the meals I have had here are top of my list and I am a bit of a foodie. Make a reservation as it is impossible to get in on a Saturday night without one. Amazing staff....

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank gigi205
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Westport, Connecticut
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful Cooking/Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Just returned from a cooking demonstration and lunch at the Elm. There were 12 foodies in attendance. We all loved it. Food was fantastic, Brian, (the chef) was very personable in additional to being professional. He is also very much into local and seasonal cuisine. Pastry chef was also terrific.
We had restaurant to ourselves; it is not open for lunch at this time (to begin in spring).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MAH608_10
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Wilton, Connecticut
1 review
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Best food in CT. Excellent farm to table cuisine. Terrific wine list. Two meals (one with top New York chef) and they don't miss a beat. Service is also extremely good. Try to get the chef's table.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Patrick F
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NY
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

Food is fantastic.

Runners, however, need more training on how food was prepared, which will take time.

The 3-course Sunday dinner is a bargain.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank a9zn
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