Chef Scott Fratangelo is the executive chef of the award-winning restaurant, L’Inizio in Ardsley. Prior to L’Inizio, Chef Scott Fratangelo worked at some of New York’s most celebrated restaurants including Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. Now he is embarking on his next venture, Freebird, a fast-casual eatery set to open in Greenwich, CT (stay tuned for opening details!) Despite his hectic schedule, Chef Scott Fratangelo took the time to chat with Suburbs 101. I asked him for restaurant recommendations in Westchester County and Fairfield County. He shares with us new restaurants he tried and his go-to restaurant for sushi in Greenwich, CT.
PS: We are very excited about the upcoming Greenwich Wine + Food on March 4, 2023, where Chef Scott Fratangelo will be a guest chef.
Eat Where the Chefs Eat is a column where local Chefs and food industry insiders share their favorite restaurants in the New York metro area. Learn where your favorite chefs go when they aren’t in their own kitchens!
Have You Tried Any New Restaurants in Westchester County Lately?
I recently checked out Augustine’s Salumeria in Mamaroneck, NY. The sound shore newbie just received Michelin recognition, so I wanted to see what Chef Marc Taxiera was whipping up and he did not disappoint. While the Sunday Sauce was pretty awesome, I thought he was doing some pretty cool things over there with the regular menu.
Have You Tried Any New Restaurants in Greenwich, CT Lately?
We recently visited The Cottage in Greenwich, CT, and that was a cool experience as well.
What is Your Favorite Restaurant for Sushi in Greenwich, CT?
When I’m in the mood for sushi, I always head to Miku in Greenwich, CT. I haven’t been disappointed with anything on the menu.
About Scott Fratangelo
Scott Fratangelo is the creative mind behind Freebird, a fast-casual eatery offering a variety of chef-crafted chicken sandwiches, salads, and breakfast offerings in Greenwich, CT. As the Executive Chef and co-owner (with his wife, Heather) of L’inizio in Ardsley, he received Michelin recognition in addition to local awards and accolades from Westchester Magazine. Before opening L’inizio, he was executive chef/owner at the award-winning Spigolo in New York City. Prior to that, he made his mark at some of New York’s most celebrated restaurants including Union Square Café (as sous chef), Gramercy Tavern, Capsouto Frères, Café Centro, and Estia. Scott is a graduate of the NY Institute of Technology’s culinary program. He currently serves on the board of the Restaurant Alliance of Westchester.
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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