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Chef Brian Lewis' elm restaurant Opening in New Canaan

This fall, the New Canaan culinary landscape will welcome an exciting addition with the opening of elm, a new restaurant by Chef Brian Lewis. Chef Lewis has cultivated strong relationships with local growers and producers and looks forward to bringing his seasonally inspired, modern American cuisine to New Canaan. Lewis is especially thrilled to be opening his first restaurant in New Canaan, a town where he once lived and was married to his wife Dana.

CTBites is proud to announce that over the next few months Chef Lewis and elm will be the subject of an exclusive “Behind the Scenes” series chronicling the various aspects of bringing this much-anticipated restaurant to town including interior renovations and design as well as at-the-farm interviews as Brian visits local area farms in preparation for opening day.

Chef Lewis and CTBites are excited to jointly announce this exciting collaboration today on and

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Reader Comments (15)

This is simply phenomenal! I can't wait to watch this unfold. What a great idea - a symbiotic pairing using the perfect medium.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjulia

Supposed to open this fall? Construction hasnt even started yet!

July 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfoodieonline

Any word on when the construction begins on Elm?

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfoodieonline


As I always is more important on when the plane lands than when it takes off. Stay tuned for updates over the next few weeks as the Behind the Scenes stories commence for the fall opening for this exciting new addition to New Canaan.

Best of luck with the new restaurant!! Let Rob and I know when it is opening and we will come down for a meal.


August 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff Whan

To Jeff Schlesinger..........has the plane taken off ? Where is the "behing the scenes" ?

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfoodieonline

To foodieonline

The plane is in transit and "Behind the Scenes" are coming.

August 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterJeff "jfood" Schlesinger

The plane must be out of fuel..... putt...putt...putt

September 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfoodieonline

Having a Chef of this level of talent available to New Caanan on a daily basis will be truly extraordinary! Hail Chef Brian Lewis of Elm Restaurant! I simply cannot wait to see what delectable treats you unfurl before our very eyes!!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJWOWFOODIE

Fall? really? I sure hope so, because I don't think I can take one more day of listening to the jackhammering for 10 hours straight... every single day....third week in a row.
Taking up 5 parking spaces a day... closing off the sidewalk.... cement dust everywhere... project doesn't look like it's moving anywhere.
yet... still jackhammering away. Unbelievably obnoxious to listen to for those that work in the immediate area.


October 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

Hey Anonymous, Nipplehead,........... do you think you just snap your fingers and magically a new construction project appears? They wont be open until next get used to the jackhammering. And... your not invited to eat there.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfoodieonline

First deadline of fall has already been missed + Upset neighbors + snarky chef + overrated, overseasoned, salty, super fatty food = Charming dinning experience.

Brian's reputation supersedes any desire to enter this establishment, let alone go near his "food".

No thanks!

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

Ha! Really "anonymous?" Why so angry? Next time you go on a rant, can you at least use spell check first?
Please and thank you.

February 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhungry

Will there be vegetarian options?

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRon


There are currently vegetarian options on the menu. In addition to the salad and Burrata options there is a vegetarian nettle tortelloni. Since the menu changes regularly, I would check with elm on the day you are planning on going and discuss the vegetarian options.

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