Elm Restaurant

4.7
576 reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Elm. Here in the heart of New Canaan, CT., we believe that great meals start with the best ingredients, friends, family, (and of course), our favorite wines. In our charming neighborhood restaurant, we serve seasonal American dishes, inspired by elm’s farmers and fishmongers, and on occasion, a far away place.
Elm is the showcase for the inventive and seasonally inspired cuisine. You can enjoy our daily changing a la carte and chef's tasting menus in all of our distinct dining areas...our beautiful bar, the elegant dining room, at the chef's counter with a view of the kitchen, or we can customize a private dining event at our 14-seat chef's table. Come celebrate the bounty of the season with us.
What 576 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMargaretY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food and ambiance. Service is fine--not great. People watching was fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent experience. Staff was friendly, attentive & professional. Food was exceptional. My medium / rare fillet mignon was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back!

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Greg
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Inventive and heavenly menu. Immaculate restaurant with top notch service.

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vipSKTR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dining experience at elm! Staff is friendly and attentive. They are super safe during COVID with plexiglass dividers between the tables. They are done so well you don’t notice they are there. Great overall experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love you guys 💜

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AnnF
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved Elm!! We will be back! Excellent food, drinks and service!!

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Otis
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Brunch!!

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ElaineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another superb brunch at Elm! I literally live for the tuna tartare here, along with the lobster cobb. Outside dining with heat lamps feels extra cozy and there's a pumpkin pasta carbonara situation on the menu now that's basically life-changing. Can't wait to go back!

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience, highly recommend!

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Manda
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elm is always delicious. The menu is terrific and the service is ALWAYS grand. Thank you!

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Paula
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

nice restaurant; chose indoor seating and was very social distanced. Service was very good.

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MaryC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Skillful presentation of food, delicious too. Service a bit slow bt otherwise very nice.

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TimothyM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outdoors and it was terrific. Highly recommend the lobster roll and french fries.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just moved to New Canaan from Paris, France, and have enjoyed visiting the Elm now a couple of times. I LOVE the Chicken Tandoori foie gras and the cheddar roles. The service has been great and we will come here again!

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vipejgray
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience at elm but this past visit was exceptional. The service was excellent, everything was super super clean including the restroom (comforting in times of covid), and the food was wonderful as always. There was a falafel appetizer that (I think) was new on the menu and it was so good! Always look forward to going back.

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vipNummyNums
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Modern american food with a nod to favorites such as truffle fries and burgers.

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jillt
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lunch outside at Elm was wonderful. The omelet and hashbrowns were absolutely delicious. Also, the summer salad was great. I would definitely come back.

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vipViewFromTheHill
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great because the chef and staff are so good (their classics/regular items are excellent but they are flexible and ingenious and always have a few newer items) and the wait staff and bussers are extremely capable and knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Caesar salad and ribs - delicious!

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vipHaleyB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and great service, as usual!

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BarbaraD
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Covered patio very comfortable, tables well spaced, most of the food delicious. We liked the BLT, eggs Benedict, Bloody Mary. The pork hash was disappointing, not much flavor and no potatoes.

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JohnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks! Good ambience. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful outdoor dining experience, beautiful menu and a uniquely tight wine list.

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vipCarolS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as usual. It was our 2nd time back. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipsurfchicken
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was superb and tables were spaced out nicely. We had the pasta w egg, avocado and fresh blue corn tostados and the grilled artichoke. Highly recommend. Please note that happy hour is t running as of 7/10/20, so check before booking that slot. It shows on the website but we were disappointed when we got there.

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EmadA
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing. Very nice. very expensive thought

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CarolynA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, lots of options, large and small, meat and veg. Service top rate, friendly and professional.

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jamesf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was incredible and very reasonable. Will absolutely go back

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vipDinnerdate
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love Ellm!

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KC2374
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipMichaelP
Miami
143 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday dinner with our favorite fireman in town to celebrate his birthday
His first time at the elm restaurant and he loved it
We were able to sit inside , food and service was excellent
Lots of choices for everyone
The ceaser salad has a kick ! Drinks were great and generous portions

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MauraM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner. Everything was perfect. Thank you to the incredible staff.

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vipMichaelP
Miami
143 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time out in New Canaan since things closed down
The elm was a great option with plenty of outdoor seating.
Our table was waiting for us on arrival . Food was excellent and the service was stellar. They are doing there best with what they have to work with ( regulations)
The menu was revised and there were many wonderful favorites as well as some new exciting dishes
The 1/2 Bbq chicken was delicious and it’s served with Coucous
The burgers were
Absolutely amazing!
Drinks were perfect and our evening was memorable

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vipcarlf
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great drinks!!!!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to be back out at restaurants again. The food was very good and the service was great.

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vipLauraB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good for every occasion! Elm has the best food and service! Love ❤️

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Kelli
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in Fairfield, CT, hands down. Brunch, lunch, dinner...every dish is soooo good, to the point where you can’t wait to go back and have it again.

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HMLynee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious. Great service.

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vipJody
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative food preparations! Absolutely delicious.

Elm Restaurant
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thanks Jody for the 5 Stars! Come back soon!

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vipCarolS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to Elm, it won't be our last. Everything was fabulous. Cannot say enough good things. Great dining experience!

Elm Restaurant
Responded on 26 February 2020

Carol: We're so glad you came to try us out and look forward to having you back again soon. Thanks for the great review!

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Elm Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 576 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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