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The Best Restaurants in Greenwich – 20 Top Picks for Any Occasion

Looking for the best restaurants in Greenwich? Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, satisfying a craving, or planning a business lunch, these downtown spots are guaranteed to serve up what you’re looking for.

The Best Restaurants in Greenwich

1. Le Penguin

61 Lewis Street

Transport yourself to a Parisian bistro at Le Penguin, where classic French cuisine is served in a chic and intimate setting, accompanied by an extensive wine list. This Greenwich institution has been open since 1985, and is the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion.

2. l’escale restaurant

500 Steamboat Road

Located right on the water and in the Delamar hotel, l’escale is our pick for outdoor dining spots. Elegance is everything at l’esacle restaurant where they promise to deliver Côte d’Azur right to your table with the flavors of French cooking fused with American offerings like Amish chicken coq au vin style and bouillabaisse amid gorgeous ambiance.

3. Il Pastaficio

213 E Putnam Avenue

Find your favorite authentic Italian pasta dish at the cozy Il Pastaficio where regulars rave about the linguini, ravioli, rigatoni and just about everything else on the menu.

4. The Cottage – Greenwich

49 Greenwich Avenue

An upscale dining experience featuring handmade, award-winning dishes from local legend, Chef Brian Lewis who sources ingredients from local farmers in the Northeast. The Cottage also has a sister restaurant in Westport.


68 Greenwich Ave

MIKU, a modern Japanese restaurant, opened in 2019 with a menu inspired by traditional cuisine, catering to vegan and gluten-free diets. Notably, MIKU’s chefs source the finest fish from Tokyo’s renowned Tsukiji Fish Market.

6. Townhouse

35 Church Street

Feel as though you’re dining in a fairytale at the Romantic Townhouse restaurant where you can delight in succulent sea scallops, grilled lamb chop, or Parisienne gnocchi paired with wine from their impressive 250-bottle list.

7. Tony’s at the J House

1114 E Putnam Avenue

Tucked inside the J House hotel is the ritzy, mod-styled Tony’s restaurant. Frequented by celebrities, Tony’s features the best of Italian and steakhouse cuisine amid a swanky ambiance perfect for a date night or an evening with friends.

8. Mediterraneo

366 Greenwich Avenue

Experience a Mediterranean culinary journey at Mediterraneo, where you can savor flavorful seafood, pasta, and traditional dishes inspired by the coastal regions of Italy, Greece, and Spain.

9. Valbella Greenwich

1309 E Putnam Avenue

Indulge in fine Italian cuisine at Valbella Greenwich, known for its upscale ambiance, exceptional service, and delectable dishes made with the freshest ingredients.

10. Elm Street Oyster House

11 W Elm Street

Specializing in fresh seafood and oyster delicacies, Elm Street Oyster House is a local favorite that serves up an array of delicious dishes in a cozy and inviting setting. This is also one of the best restaurants in Greenwich if you’re looking for a laid-back menu and atmosphere.

11. Harvest

372 Greenwich Avenue

Nestled in the heart of Greenwich, Harvest offers farm-to-table American cuisine with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients, creating a rustic yet elegant dining experience.

12. Polpo Restaurant & Saloon

554 Old Post Road

Step into Polpo Restaurant & Saloon, an Italian-American eatery known for its hearty dishes, wood-fired pizza, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere that evokes the charm of a traditional tavern.

13. Terra Ristorante Italiano

156 Greenwich Avenue

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Italy at Terra Ristorante Italiano, offering traditional Italian dishes, homemade pasta and a warm and inviting atmosphere that feels like a home away from home.

14. The Mumbai Times

140 E Putnam Avenue

For a taste of authentic Indian cuisine, visit The Mumbai Times, where you can enjoy a wide range of flavorful curries, tandoori specialties, and aromatic spices that will transport you to the streets of Mumbai.

15. Le Fat Poodle 

20 Arcadia Road

The sister restaurant to Le Penguin, this charming bistro serves French classics alongside dishes deriving inspiration from Asian fusion cuisine like Peking duck, steamed buns, and Vietnamese egg rolls as well as some Cajun staples like crawfish étouffe.

16. Famous Greek Kitchen 

10 N Water Street

For all the delights of Mediterranean flavor, look no further than family-owned Famous Greek Kitchen. Dig in on delightful dishes like whipped feta, Saganaki, and gyro…and don’t forget to order house made hummus to share!

17. Hinoki

363 Greenwich Ave.

Hinoki specializes in Izakaya, a relaxed, tapas-style Japanese cuisine. The space offers three indoor dining areas, plus an outdoor dining space.

18. Terra Ristorante Italiano

156 Greenwich Avenue

Inspired by traditional recipes from Northern Italy, relish the refreshing cocktails, perfectly crafted pastas and savory entreés alongside impeccable service synonymous with Terra Ristorante Italiano.

19. Eastend Restaurant

409 Greenwich Avenue

Another spot with a great outdoor patio! Revered for its handcrafted cocktails and diverse menu, diners can dig in on starters like Kung Pao brussel sprouts or spicy lamb meatballs before devouring popular entrées like Hawaiian style short ribs, lobster roll, and more.

20. Ruby & Bella’s

265 Greenwich Avenue

Enjoy intimate dinner with European bistro vibes that has traditional offerings for every kind of eater including whole-roasted baby cauliflower, Hudson Valley duck breast, PEI mussels, burgers and more accompanied by trendy cocktails like the bubbly Negroni.