The Best Restaurants in Greenwich [2023]

Looking for the best restaurants in Greenwich? Each year, we survey our local community to find out what the consensus is on the best of the best. We get thousands of responses, so we’re confident that our list is the most relevant, up-to-date one you’ll find.

To help you find the best restaurant in Greenwich for your next date night, business lunch, or family gathering, we’ve given each restaurant a superlative. You’ll find the best Japanese restaurant, top new restaurants, best service, and more.

The people of Greenwich have spoken, and these are their favorite dining destinations.

The Best Restaurants in Greenwich

1. Happy Monkey

Best New Restaurant

A lively spot known for creative cocktails and fusion cuisine, offering a fun atmosphere that might make you feel like you’ve entered a tropical paradise.

2. L’Escale

above: Celeb chef Jean Georges made us all happy when he opened his doors on Greenwich Avenue. – Photograph by Kyle Norton

Best Service + Business Lunch + Outdoor Dining + Private Dining

The food at L’escale is top notch, but so is the view. The restaurant, tucked inside the Delamar hotel, is right on the water. The restaurant brings a touch of France to Greenwich, offering Provencal dishes with fresh ingredients.

3. THE COTTAGE

Most creative menu

Known for its American cuisine with a twist, The Cottage offers seasonal menus with locally sourced ingredients, emphasizing both taste and presentation.

4. TONY’S AT THE J HOUSE

Hotel Restaurant + Restaurant Bar

Situated in the J House Hotel, this restaurant provides a modern, upscale setting and features Italian-inspired dishes, crafted cocktails, and outdoor dining options.

5. ELM STREET OYSTER HOUSE

Seafood

A destination for seafood lovers, this oyster house offers a wide selection of fresh seafood in a cozy, unpretentious atmosphere.

6. BLACKSTONES STEAKHOUSE

Steaks

A classic steakhouse with a luxurious touch, serving prime aged steaks and fine wines, making it a preferred spot for special occasions.

7. HINOKI

Sushi

above: Co-owners K Dong and Chef Steven Chen are the culinary masterminds behind two of the Avenue’s best hotspots—Hinoki and Miku. – Photograph: contributed

If you’re seeking Japanese cuisine, Hinoki offers tapas-style Izakaya, and a range of sushi dishes in a sleek, modern environment.

8. LITTLE PUB

American + Pick-Up/Delivery + Family Friendly + Hamburgers + Burritos + Salads + Lunch Spot

Known for its convivial atmosphere, this pub provides American comfort food, beer, and a welcoming vibe that’s perfect for casual gatherings.

9. STEAM

Chinese + Noodle Bar

The restaurant’s name hints at one of its specialties, steamed dumplings, pork buns, and shumai, but you’ll also find plenty of other Chinese -inspired options at Steam, including Lo Mein, Sesame Chicken, and Fried Rice.

10. LE PENGUIN

French + Special Occasion

A classic French bistro in Greenwich, Le Penguin offers an authentic French dining experience with its array of traditional dishes.

11. GREENWICH FLAVOR BY MYRNA’S

Greek

From Hummus, to dolmas, to kebob platters, Myrna’s offers the full range of Mediterranean favorites, available for both dine-in and takeout.

12. MUMBAI TIMES

Indian

For those craving Indian cuisine, Mumbai Times offers a variety of traditional Southern and Northern Indian specialties.

13. ROSINA’S

Italian + Brunch

Bar Rosina’s motto is “fresh pastas, crisp, New York-style pizzas, and strong cocktails.” ‘Nough said.

15. MIKU

Japanese

Miku emphasizes traditional-style Japanese cuisine and sushi, but its menu still features plenty of unique entries, like range Cauliflower, Madai Asian Pear with Japanese Snapper, and Chashu Pork Ramen.

15. MEDITERRANEO

Mediterranean

Offering dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, this restaurant features fresh seafood, pasta, and a well-curated wine list.

16. LUGANO WINE BAR & SALUMERIA

Tapas

Perfect for wine enthusiasts, Lugano offers Italian tapas, a wide variety of wines served over a marble-topped bar. The environment is upscale yet relaxed.

17. LA TAQUERIA

Mexican

A go-to spot for Mexican cuisine lovers in both Greenwich and Darien, La Taqueria serves a range of tacos, small plates and Mexican-inspired entrees in a casual but stylish setting. The tequila bar and cocktails are also local favorites.

18. LITTLE THAI KITCHEN

Thai

A small and simple Thai restaurant with sought-after lunch specials and a long menu of Thai classics. It’s a popular spot for dine in and takeout.

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