Elm in New Canaan: One of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America for 2012!

3 Oct

Congratulations to Elm and Chef Lewis, announced from their FB page!

Well, that pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?  In their 28th year (here are this year’s results) of seeking out the hottest and best new restaurants all across America, Esquire is out with their latest list that has Elm in New Canaan on the list.  To those who have dined here, they’d probably say that this is no surprise.  Chef and owner Brian Lewis has been featured in countless articles and reviews, praising his style and his love of all things local and seasonal.  His gig before Elm was cooking up a storm at Richard Gere’s The Farmhouse at Bedford Post.

As for options eating here, there are so many to pick from:  dinner, chef’s tasting, bar dining (snacks), Sunday brunch, and even Sunday supper.  Perhaps one of the coolest things to do here is go with Chef Lewis on a journey to the farm through his tasting menu.  For $45 you’ll get three courses, paired beautifully for you.  If you have more of an appetite or feel a bit more daring, check out five courses for $75.  Now, this is great, but even more exciting (at least to us, we’re in serious awe of talented chefs) is the Chef’s Tasting Counter.  Saddle on up and enjoy each bite of your tasting menu while you watch all the action go down in the kitchen.  Yes, you’ll see your dishes cooked and prepared right before your hungry little eyes.

We’d like to congratulate Elm and Chef Lewis on quite an amazing honor.  Okay, enough already…we need to make our reservations.  So do you.

If you’ve been to Elm, what were some of your favorite dishes?

Have you ever eaten at a chef’s table?  What was that like? 


Address:  73 Elm Street

                   New Canaan, CT

Phone:    (203) 920-4994

Elm Restaurant on Urbanspoon

12 Responses to “Elm in New Canaan: One of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America for 2012!”

  1. Kevin October 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    The ravioli at Elm is to die for though it is tough to pick a real favorite



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