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New restaurant in Byram, CT - Char?

Mrs.Sean May 6, 2013 10:43 AM

Drove past the old Greenwich Oyster House in Byram, CT (right by the bridge into Port Chester" and all of a sudden the gradual renovation I've been looking at seems pretty much done. It's called Char - I presumed after the fish, but Husband rightly pointed out it could also mean grill/barbecue type thing. A quick search yielded no results, but for what it's worth, thought I'd share here!

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    MRS May 6, 2013 11:45 AM

    I wish them well...that location has been empty for so long.

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      mla19 May 6, 2013 11:52 AM

      I've noticed that, too. Not getting my hopes up but it would be great to have a quality addition to the area over there. And that location has potential being on the water with decent parking and near other popular area restaurants like Tarry Lodge. I'm curious too what Char refers to and am hoping it's not another BBQ joint since we already have a bunch in the area (Dinosaur BBQ being the best)

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        Mrs.Sean May 7, 2013 09:43 AM

        Yes - it's a great location, I thought it was such a shame it had been empty for so long. I'm really hoping it's Char as in seafood...

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          rjka May 14, 2013 10:20 AM

          I woudl think it was a good location with plenty of parking, but every restaurant that's gone in there for about 20 years has been a failure. Odd, when people are willing to truck over to the Tarry Lodge in droves. My guess is without the Batali name, it's hard to get people to a higher priced restaurant in that area.

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            MRS May 14, 2013 04:32 PM

            I think the place and space has to warrant the price at any point. We were last at Greenwich Lobster House ( or whatever its last incarnation was) and it was dingy and not very good at all. Hence it closed eventually. That said, it wasn't a cheap evening out and we don't mind spending for good food, drink and atmosphere- but it wasn't either of those.

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        chrissy829 May 9, 2013 06:55 AM

        It's not BBQ. It's Mediterranean/Modern American. Owned by the same people that own Dolphin Restaurant in Yonkers.

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          InderB Jul 29, 2013 02:21 PM

          We had a nice meal there this past sat night. Restaurant décor is very cool and interested, food is good.
          I would recommend a try for all you local foodies in the area.

          The bar area which is more separate looks more on the casual end and I don’t know if the menu is different. We ate in the main dining room.


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