We were driving up from Manhattan and wanted someplace near Main Street that was good and casual. Reviews brought us to Elm Street Oyster House. We had reservations for 3:30pm, which is out typical Sunday lunch. At many restaurants we get left out when the kitchen is closed between lunch and dinner. Elm Street Oyster House was perfect. Only one other party was there when we arrived. By halfway through our meal the dining room was full.
ESOH had a good selection of main stream oysters, both east and west coast - Blue Point, Wellfleet, Kumamoto, We were delighted that bottles were half price on Sunday, so we matched the oysters with a pleasing white burgundy.
The bread and plump breadsticks served together with olive and garlic tied us over until the oysters arrived. Then we had delicious fresh salmon, a chopped iceberg wedge with blue cheese, bacons and onions and a tasty New England clam chowder.
We'd planned on a light meal. But how we could resist dessert? The molten chocolate cake was delicious, served with mounds of whipped cream on the side. The bowls of ice cream were plentiful. And coffee capped off the meal for the drive home.
Service was outstanding! Our waiter was also able to accommodate the multiple languages in our dining group. He checked back with us often. The entire staff thanked us as we left. We'll add this to our go-to spots in Greenwich.