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MN Hick Chowhound Mar 16, 2007 08:33 AM

Looking for seafood for lunch in the Greenwich area. I read the website on Fox Island Seafodd House which sounds compelling.

  1. momof3 Mar 16, 2007 05:44 PM

    FISH is ok, a little overpriced in my opinion. They close between 2 and 5 so you have to get there before that. Search for posts about Greenwich Ave. and Purchase St. in Rye. Lots of great lunch spots.

    1. steve h. Mar 16, 2007 06:13 PM

      Ocean 211 in stamford is very good. i like grabbing a seat at the bar during lunch and eating oysters. they make a decent martini, too.

      here's a link:

      1. Ora Mar 19, 2007 08:31 AM

        I love the $13 lunch special at Barcelona in Greenwich.

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          celebrate18 Mar 19, 2007 11:35 AM

          Delamar is always nice because it is on the water in dowtown Greenwhich. Right off I_95

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          1. re: celebrate18
            jfood Mar 20, 2007 05:04 AM

            To be fair, yes Delamar is on the water, but it is on an inlet, not the sound. In FFD county resto will state on the water and some believe they will have a wonderful view of Long Island. None do. But Delamar is a very upscale choice.

          2. adamclyde Mar 20, 2007 04:42 AM

            I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but someone on these boards gave the beach house, in old greenwich, good reviews. My understanding was that it was a casual style seafood place - lobster rolls, etc. Sounds like it would be a good lunch spot. Like I said, I haven't tried it yet personally, but it sounds like it is worth checking out.

            It's on Sound Beach Avenue in the downtown area of Old Greenwich.

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            1. re: adamclyde
              Scotty100 Mar 20, 2007 08:51 AM

              Beach House is ok. But just ok IMO. Run by the same people that run Thataway Cafe in Greenwich I think which is similarly average.

              My vote for seafood lunch in Greenwich would be the Elm Street Oyster House...it is generally very good.

              1. re: Scotty100
                adamclyde Mar 20, 2007 12:34 PM

                ah, yes. Elm Street Oyster house is a better bet, for sure. Had forgotten about that! Good call.

                Have you tried the lobster rolls at beach house? I haven't been at all, but that's what someone recommended. Wonder if they are good at all, or if my friends just weren't very discerning. (a distinct possibility).


                - Adam

            2. nbermas Mar 20, 2007 02:37 PM

              Elm Street Oyster House is the way to go! Even fun at the bar. Check out the Bruce Museum while in town, great museum.

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              1. re: nbermas
                Scotty100 Mar 21, 2007 07:11 AM

                Adam...no haven't tried the lobster rolls at the beach house...been about 3 times and had grilled chicken sandwich and the burger I think. Both ok but nothing wow, pretty average. Last time I went I had their salad which was quite big and quite good actually. I also like the bar they have...

                If I'm in old greenwich and hungry its an option but nothing more than that.

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                bevoray Mar 21, 2007 07:28 AM

                Elm Street Oyster House or Pasta Vera- both in Greenwich.

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                  Robert Smith Mar 21, 2007 09:05 AM

                  Try Baang cafe and bar on East Putnam avenue in Riverside. Lunch is served Monday through Friday. Very good asian-fusion food.

                  1. MN Hick Chowhound Mar 22, 2007 01:08 PM

                    Thanks everyone! We went to the Elm Street Oyster House and it was outstanding. I had oysters on the half, steamed shrimp and the best was the seafood chowder. Others had a red snapper served over great seafood ravioli's and another had a crab gratin - sandwich thing. Thanks again for all the thoughtful advice.

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                    1. re: MN Hick Chowhound
                      KarenNYC Apr 15, 2007 12:23 PM

                      thanks for the updated review - I'll have to try it. anyone been to the Greenwich lobster house in Byram?

                      1. re: KarenNYC
                        adamclyde Apr 16, 2007 04:08 AM

                        a few folks have gone. One fair review, and one very mediocre one, if I remember correctly. But I think we need more data... if you go, please report back.

                    2. MN Hick Chowhound Jun 19, 2007 01:50 PM

                      Thanks to all who responded. We went to the Elm Street Oyster House and and it was great!

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