Upon entering Elm, you are greeted by the warm mood lighting and aroma of food passing by. Elm provides those looking for a sense of calmness during a meal, that sensation of feeling at ease and ready to dive into a culinary adventure.
Let me stop here and say that the one thing I always try at restaurants is their tuna tartare. Elm’s tuna blew my socks off, I could eat it everyday. It’s sitting in this citrusy, sesame sauce just marinating in that and makes every bite full of flavor. Thanks to Chef Luke Venner for creating this beautiful dish!
Here is the masterpiece I’m referencing:
SPICY TUNA TARTARE
avocado, ponzu, crispy shallots
I also tried their new fall cocktail menu list, here are some of my favorites:
Elm Street Martini
grey goose vodka, lillet blanc, goat cheese-stuffed olives
high west rye, lime, raspberry, mole bitters, ginger beer
The Cat’s Meow
gin, herbs de provence, lemon
tequila blanco, cointreau, lime
Let’s not forget about some of the stars of the show…
arbequina olive oil
cilantro + blue corn tostadas
chardonnay + parsley
country ham, pumpkin, black pepper + egg yolk
double-double, ‘animal style
PORK BELLY BAO BUNS
soy caramel + cabbage slaw
MARKET STEAK FRITES
steak sauce, herb butter, bone marrow, wasabi aioli
CARROT LAYER CAKE
We loved every bite and would totally come back!
The service at Elm is also fantastic, I mean come on, Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Travis Kelce and Ryan Reynolds came to eat here last week! This has to mean something…
Elm is a true delicacy from their staff to their ambience to their food. This is the perfect place for date-night, corporate dinners and family celebrations.
Their chef’s table room overlooks the kitchen and provides an intimate space that features the amenities of their dining room behind the comfort of sliding panels for a cozy setting that’s perfect for celebrations, business dinners, small cocktail parties, and more.
For larger events, the main dining room or the entire restaurant is available for celebratory luncheons, cocktail receptions, and seated dinners. They also offer off site catering and Private Chef services, as well.
The entertaining options with elm are limitless and their team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience.
Welcome to Elm. Here in the heart of New Canaan, CT, they believe that great meals start with the best ingredients, friends, family, (and of course) their favorite wines. In their neighborhood restaurant, they serve seasonal American dishes inspired by farmers, fishmongers, and on occasion, a faraway place.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:30AM – 3:30PM
Saturday: 11AM – 3:30PM
Sunday: 11AM- 3:30PM
Friday: 2:30PM – 4:30pm
Daily: 5PM – CLOSE