East Elm Oyster House -- Greenwich, CT
Went there this weekend for my anniversary and it was great! It's a small place and no reservations, so arrive early or expect to wait. We arrived around 7:20 pm and were seated immediately. This is where the restaurant really suffers for lack of a full bar -- if we were waiting we'd have wanted a cocktail, but they serve beer and wine only.
They have lots of raw bar offerings, but we had pan-seared oysters and crab & rock shrimp quesadillas. Both were delicious. The oysters came with a tomato-based coulis that was well-served by a shot of the hot sauce on the table. The quesadillas were filled with seafood and not overly cheesey. They came with a roasted corn salad.
My husband had a special entree -- mahi mahi with crab au gratin. I think the fish didn't need that heavy sauce over it. It came with braised kale. I ordered the lobster paella which was wonderful -- a half lobster, lots of shrimp, crab, mussels and chorizo. The rice was creamy -- almost like risotto -- and flavored with the chorizo. I relished every bite!
Atmosphere is good -- a little loud, bright paintings, fun and noisy.