15 Most Recommended Restaurants in Greenwich, CT

Best Restaurants in Greenwich, CT (according to locals)

Are you looking for restaurant recommendations? The best recommendations come from unsponsored, unbiased sources. If you have been following Suburbs 101, you know that we conduct interviews of local suburbanites living in Greenwich.

In every interview, we always ask for their favorite restaurants in Greenwich. We thought it would be interesting to compile a list of the most recommended restaurants. The restaurants included here have been recommended multiple times. Here are the best restaurants in Greenwich, CT.

Best Restaurants in Greenwich (according to locals we interview)

Le Fat Poodle

Le Fat Poodle is by far the most recommended restaurant on our list. Le Fat Poodle is a French restaurant with a twist- serving traditional French dishes and international dishes.

“Great outdoor seating.” Helen B. Phillips

“A Favorite Date Night Place.” Min Kim

Louie’s Italian Restaurant and Bar

If you are looking for an old school, red sauce, neighborhood Italian restaurant in Greenwich then Louie’s is a great place. Louie’s is located just off Valley Road and Putnam Avenue in Cos Cob, CT.

Kira Sushi

If you want fresh sushi, Kira Sushi in Greenwich is the place to go. The quality is always consistent and their sushi is one of the best in Greenwich. They also have amazing bento box lunch special values every day (except Sunday).

“Kid-Friendly Restaurant.” Grace Djuranovic

15 Most Recommended Restaurants in Greenwich, CT

Boxcar Cantina

Serving Northern New Mexican cuisine, the ingredients that they use are locally sourced (a lot of organic options). Boxcar Cantina is a popular kid-friendly restaurant in Greenwich.


Harvest is a popular restaurant on Greenwich Avenue serving American Cuisine. The appetizers are good (you can’t go wrong with the Brussel Sprout Salad).

“The private wine cellar is great for intimate gatherings with friends.” Penny Goffman 

15 Most Recommended Restaurants in Greenwich, CT

Little Pub

Little Pub is a mini restaurant chain in Fairfield County. Little Pub is a family-friendly restaurant in Cos Cob, CT. A neighborhood restaurant serving generous portions.


Go to L’Escale if you want good food and ambiance. During the summer, get a waterfront table in the outside patio overlooking the yachts docked alongside the patio, you will feel like you are somewhere in the Mediterranean. L’Escale serves seasonal Mediterranean cuisine. Their Sunday brunch is very popular in Greenwich.

“L’Escale in the summer is so fun because you can sit outside overlooking the harbor.” Jordan Rhodes


Meli-Melo is a local favorite. It is known for crepes (sweet and savory) and salads. If you are looking for a kid-friendly restaurant on Greenwich Avenue, then you should definitely try Meli-Melo.

East End

East End is a popular spot for after-work drinks in Greenwich. You can’t go wrong with East End, it is a vibrant, happening place. Serving contemporary American Cuisine in a sophisticated, chic setting, this is a go-to restaurant on Greenwich Avenue.

Famous Greek Kitchen

Famous Greek Kitchen is a popular Greek restaurant in Greenwich (located in Byram, close to the border of Port Chester, NY). It started off as a diner, serving both traditional Greek cuisine and popular American dishes.

Best Restaurants in Greenwich, CT

Le Penguin

Le Penguin is a popular French bistro off Greenwich Avenue serving classic French bistro favorites. It’s a great place to go when you are celebrating your birthday! The staff dims the light and turns up the music for the birthday boy or girl!

“Being from Montreal, it brings me back home.” Penny Goffman

Granola Bar

A casual go-to restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Also a great place for coffee in Greenwich.


Polpo is a Greenwich fine dining institution serving Italian cuisine.

“A Favorite Date Night Restaurant.” Shannon Doherty


A fun, vibrant Italian restaurant in Old Greenwich. It’s a great place for drinks and small plates.

“Their happy hour is amazing, and they have great live music on Thursday nights.” Morgan Matkovic

Bella Nonna

You can’t go wrong with this old-school Italian red sauce restaurant.

Check out our Guide to Happy Hour in Greenwich, CT

Looking for Restaurant Recommendations from Chefs? Check out our other Eat Where the Chef Eats interviews:

Chef Luke Venner’s Favorite Restaurants in New York and Connecticut

Chef Peter Kelly’s Favorite Restaurants in Westchester

Best Restaurants in Fairfield County: Chef Robin Selden

Best Thai Restaurants in NYC: Grumpy Dumpling Chef Kook’s Faves

Best Restaurants in NY: According to Chef Ellen Sledge

Best Restaurants in Litchfield County, CT: According to Chef Evan Kalogiannis

Best Sushi in Greenwich, CT: According to Chef Scott Fratangelo

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