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Char Restaurant

2 S. Water St. (Mill St.) Send to Phone
203-900-1100
New American cuisine crafted with Asian, Italian and Mediterranean ingredients and flavors.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Char Restaurant Restaurant Review

: This rustic and thoroughly charming setting was meticulously designed using salvaged products from a condemned Brooklyn building. Sturdy Alabama white oak, antique pine and thick red oak as well as solid brass contrast with more modern areas arrayed in bright blues at this see-and-be-seen restaurant. Meanwhile, Victorian-style chandeliers lend a slightly romantic aura. The menu is an eclectic blend of New American cuisine with Asian, Italian and Mediterranean ingredients and flavors. Appetizers include a CHAR green salad and a grilled panzanella salad juxtaposed with potatoes bravas and edamame dumplings. Given the restaurant's name it’s not surprising that the specialty is a tender char-grilled octopus. Entrées like barley risotto, sautéed filet of sole, grilled loin of lamb, and lavender and honey glazed sea scallops show the kitchen’s flexibility and dexterity in rendering a wide array of dishes. The wine list features Italian, French and other old-world varietals alongside new-world choices including those from California and Oregon. When the occasion calls for it, select a bottle from the array of heavy hitters such as Barolo and Amarone among other vintages.

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