Get ready New Haven: Old World meets innovative Chop House cuisine.The Cast Iron Chef is bringing his 5-star rated menu with his unique spin to New Haven CT in December 18th! Watch for the grand opening!
Attilio, The Cast Iron Chef, powers your taste buds with his unique skillet cooking: a perfect blend of crust on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. A true mark of a master chef. If you are a true steak aficionado, our steaks will have you coming back time after time.
We offer American menu selections, proudly using the freshest ingredients. Our seafood is delivered fresh daily, and our meats are perfectly aged and hand cut on the premises offering the highest quality, incredible flavor, tenderness and juiciness.
Our menu not only offers high entree but a wide variety of small plates to meet anyone's taste buds. Our burgers are made with our own blend of house ground filet mignon and short rib and are superior in quality and taste.
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About The Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar
We are a New York steakhouse with a twist. Our Executive Chef is the only one in Southern Connecticut to use the old world technique of skillet cooking; producing the most perfectly cooked steak. Besides our steak entrees, we also offer the freshest seafood, lamb and duck entrees, as well as daily specials prepared to perfection by our master chefs. All of our beef is perfectly aged and hand cut on the premises. We use only the finest ingredients, the freshest seafood and Prime Angus beef; each presented with simple elegance. Enjoy our homemade specialty breads and desserts.
A wide selection guaranteed to satisfy any tastebud
Attilio, The Cast Iron Chef, has spent 24 years honing his culinary talents. In addition to creating new menu items, Attilio brings his passion for the American traditional menu of steaks. His specialty, the "Porterhouse for 2" with its delectable aroma permeating throughout the dining room, is a fan favorite. He brings consistency and excellence to every meal served.
"Dinner more than lived up to expectations. The porterhouse was the best I've had and we go to all the big name steakhouses. Phenomenal!!! I'll be back for sure."
- Dennis (April 13, 2017)
"The food and service was fantastic! We had the Porterhouse for 2, it was amazing. We're already talking about what we want to try next""
- Angela (April 9, 2017)
"menu is diverse, but the cut-style and flavor of each of their meals makes this a restaurant you can visit more than once a week. No other way to say it - Completely Satisfied!"
- Jaime (March 20, 2017)
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Cooking with Cast Iron
Cast iron cookware has been used for over two thousand years and is valued for its durability, its ability to retain heat, and to maintain an evenly cooked item especially over uneven heat; thus improving the quality of the food. Cast iron's ability to withstand and maintain very high cooking temperatures makes it a common choice for searing (such as our steaks) to lock in the juices. Cast iron pans are cast as a single piece of metal, including the handle which allows them to be used on both the stovetop and in the oven. Our chefs initially sear on the stovetop and then transfer certain entrees into the oven, pan and all, to finish.
Seasoning a cast iron pan is imperative; a process by which a layer of fat or vegetable oil is applied and cooked onto cast iron pan. A proper cast iron seasoning protects the cookware from rusting, provides a non-stick surface for cooking, prevents food from interacting with the iron of the pan and enhances the flavor of the meat.
Attilio, the Cast Iron Chef, has spent over 14 years developing his recipes used with the cast iron pans and his reward has been the phenomenal accolades being given by customers who have provided written testimonies to the meals they have experienced.