“The comfortable restaurant has décor like that of an elite yacht the kind that only a billionaire could afford to own. In April of 2003 Robert Dunn took over as the restaurant’s owner, bringing with him an incredible energy and unstoppable enthusiasm. Ocean 211 is a realization of Robert Dunn’s plans that formed while working at area restaurants in some of New York City’s most prominent spots. Applying concepts from restaurants that impressed him, Dunn now is the hands on owner he always wanted to be. So much so that sometimes, he sees himself as a waiter who owns a restaurant. He still carries a wine key in his pocket.
As Dunn goes into his third year as Ocean 211′s owner, his efforts have not gone unnoticed – since taking over the restaurant Zagat’s rating has gone from 21 to a 24. One of the enhancements Dunn made right away was the addition of the display oyster bar. Another was the Caesar Salad, prepared tableside, a prime example of the kind of personalized attention every diner receives. In fact, it is not uncommon to have Dunn himself preparing Caesar Salad. Other tableside preparations include the Dover Sole, filleted at the table, and the coffee fresh-pressed just before you drink it.
Diners at Ocean 211 get the best quality of seafood available. Period. New to Ocean 211 this past year is Chef Patrick Frawly, formerly of Manhattan’s famed Aqua Grill. Patrick came into the restaurant with the same excitement and energy… well, almost – it’s near impossible to match Dunn’s energy. However, Patrick’s training and background have been applied to the menu, creating offerings that are as inventive as they are delicious.
The growing international wine list at Ocean 211 is made up of over 150 labels with a selection of wines by the glass that changes daily. Desserts are all fresh and daily made. When you finish, leaving feels more like leaving Dunn’s home than just a restaurant. Because you weren’t treated like a customer, but like a real friend.”
Ocean 211 Hours:
Lite Bites: Sunday: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lunch: Monday – Friday: Noon – 2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
211 Summer St.
Stamford, CT 06901