Living Greenwich #DineLocal Guide - Winter Edition

Welcome to the Living Greenwich #DineLocal Guide – Winter Edition – an open invitation to learn more about the wide variety of delectable culinary experiences available to you in the Greenwich area.

As the chill of winter sets in and we enter the holiday season, the desire to share in a memorable evening “out on the town” with friends or family is ever-present.

The Good News: To our great fortune - the Greenwich area is blessed with numerous restaurants – featuring renowned chefs, skillful mixologists and welcoming service teams – all ready to dazzle your taste buds and satisfy any pre-holiday cravings with an inviting atmosphere and wide variety of seasonal fare.

From hip and trendy new eateries, to casual quick bite destinations, to tried-and-true area favorites – there is always a theme (and a menu) that even the most ardent foodies are certain to adore.

So whether you are planning a romantic date night, hosting a holiday fete for co-workers, or celebrating the holidays with family; a memorable culinary experience is never far away when you #DineLocal in (and around) Greenwich!!

Read on and give one of these local restaurants a try this winter – and let them know Living Greenwich sent you :-)

  

Note: Featured image above courtesy of Mecha Noodle Bar | Stamford

  


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Living Greenwich #DineLocal Directory

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Living Greenwich #DineLocal Restaurant Showcase

  

Famous Greek Kitchen | Western Greenwich

More than 33 years ago, John Karipides opened his arms to the people of Byram and the doors to Famous Pizza and Souvlaki. If you loved what he cooked up then, you’re in for a treat! After more than three decades, this “famous” local eatery has been passed down from one generation to the next

John’s son Steve, a graduate of Culinary Institute of America, has expanded the traditional Greek menu with simple, healthful, homemade dishes. Behind the scenes, John’s daughter, Maria is working to ensure the prompt service you’ve come to know, while you can see daughter, Sophia out front – she’s the smiling face who greeted you and the designer of our warm and modern interior.

Famous Greek Kitchen hopes to provide you and your family with a warm, fine dining experience at the affordable prices that John always insisted upon. Famous Greek Kitchen offers a delicious range of authentic Greek, Mediterranean cuisine to American stylings. From the souvlaki to our pizza- we have it all. Stop by today!

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Eugene’s Diner & Bar | Port Chester, NY

A feel-good diner inspired restaurant and bar.

In a city bustling with restaurants, rich ethnicity, deep music culture, and blue-collar heroes, comes a new type of eatery to add to Port Chester’s diverse and growing restaurant scene.

Eugene’s Diner and Bar is a chef-driven restaurant serving a diner-inspired menu surrounded by nostalgic 1970’s basement décor. Eugene’s approaches diner cuisine with serious technique, playfulness and the intention of building a community through burgers, shakes, pancakes and caviar.

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Miku Sushi | Central Greenwich/Greenwich Ave.

MIKU, which means beautiful moment, offers an exquisite menu inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine and accommodates vegan and gluten-free diets.

The modern style restaurant opened in the heart of Greenwich during the spring of 2019 with great reviews. Patrons have the option of booth, table and bar seating in a chic atmosphere. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and offers on-site catering. Seasonal menus, guest chef appearances, and exclusive whiskey and sake tastings are set to begin rolling out in the fall. #MIKUgreenwich

MIKU chefs only use the best quality fish from the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, MIKU has an award-winning sister restaurant in Scarsdale, New York, Kumo Sushi & Lounge.

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The Spread | Central Greenwich/Greenwich Ave.

The Spread is the realization of the collective dream of four life-long restaurant employees coming together into one cohesive unit to share with you their love and passion for food, drink and good times.

The Spread is known for its inventive dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. It has become the award- winning destination for celebrations big and small in Fairfield County. Owners Andrey Cortes, Chris Hickey, Chris Rasile, and Shawn Longyear along with partner and Executive Chef Carlos Baez, are truly honored to share the food they love and grow with their customers.

The dishes on the Spread’s ever-evolving menu are influenced by all culinary corners of the world. Shrimp & Chorizo Chowder. Beef Tongue Crostini with Garlic Mayo and a Baby Arugula Truffle Vinaigrette. Foie Gras Torchon with Fig Jam and Toast Points. Black Pepper Crusted Tuna with Jalapeno Avocado Mash, Cilantro Mango Salsa, Unagi Sauce, Wasabi Cream, and Tobiko. PLUS one of the best burgers in Connecticut - and so much more!

We hope you all come together at the Spread for celebrations big and small for many years to come!

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Lugano Wine Bar and Salumeria | Riverside

Lugano Wine Bar and Salumeria, named after the only Italian speaking town in southern Switzerland, opened in July 2015.

We are a spirited bar, restaurant, and gathering place which features an extensive Italian tapas menu and salumeria, which offers a wide assortment of unique cured Italian meats and cheeses.

Our talented culinary team prepares a variety of Italian specialties using quality pasta, market fresh fish, free-range poultry, and all natural meat and chops. Try our famous meatball selection, hearty and creative salads, and coastal raw bar.

The centerpiece of Lugano is its stunning marble topped bar. Our beverage program includes over 15 wines by the glass, with varietals from Italy and beyond. Our craft cocktails are much like our menu items, modern interpretations of the classics.

Come eat, drink, and enjoy your experience at Lugano!

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Table 104 | Stamford

Table 104 Osteria-Bar is like a visit to Tuscany… fine wines, small plates, rustic pizzas, and chef-inspired entrees will make your experience memorable and enjoyable!

Now, the secret is out… read on to hear what our customers say:

"Great atmosphere!!! Very friendly place. Food is absolutely delicious!! Thank you Domenico, your steak suggestion was right on!!!"

"This is my favorite spot for lunch and happy hour. Service is fantastic, food is always wonderful and ambiance is great."

"Comfy, modern seating inside and an outdoor garden/patio seating in the back. Service is friendly and attentive. It seems that the entire restaurant takes great pride in what they do, from the owners, chef and kitchen & waitstaff, which all makes for a delightful dining experience."

"Central to the warm, welcoming environment at Table 104 is an open hearth for its delicious, inventive pizzas. Yet the soul of the restaurant is a modern twist on Italian classics – barolo braised beef with pappardelle one ups a traditional bolognese."

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Mecha Noodle Bar | Stamford

What does Mẹcha mean?
It means "Mom and Pop" in Vietnamese. We are paying homage to our upbringing and to all of the hidden gems across the country. (It should be noted that you only use the two words together [Mẹ Cha] when you are cursing at someone).

What is the food like?
From Vietnamese Pho to Japanese Ramen -- we serve some of Asia's most comforting dishes. Among other things, we do riffs on food that can be found in the streets of Southeast Asia. Don't call us "fusion" or a sushi restaurant, there are plenty of those in Connecticut. We are American-Vietnamese-Japanese-Thai-Chinese-Korean-New England-Momofuku-Totto-and-Ippudo-inspired.

Do you take reservations?
No. We accommodate all parties on a first come first serve basis.

Do you offer free-range meats and organic produce?
We work hard to buy local and natural products when possible and practical. Some of our suppliers are: Custom Meats; Sun Noodle; Holbrook Farm; Farmer's Cow; and more!

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South Bay Greenwich | Central Greenwich/Greenwich Ave.

New American + Mediterranean inspired cuisine using local, organic, and sustainable products.

In early 2019, the Siguenza Family welcomed the newest additions to the JS Restaurant Group with the openings of South Bay New Haven and South Bay Greenwich. These are the eighth and ninth restaurants for the Siguenzas as they continue to share their creativity, energy, and passion to provide an exquisitely warm and welcoming dining experience in the communities they serve.

Step inside South Bay and feel swept up in the serenity of a calming sea. From the warm hues of the interior to the nautical ship lap walls, South Bay provides the ultimate coastline dining experience. The menu boasts a variety of Mediterranean inspired, elegant and savory dishes, all created using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our extensive wine list you'll find second to none and our craft cocktails are refreshing and delicious!

South Bay is ALSO a lovely venue for all your event needs!

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Il Pastaficio | Cos Cob

Our fresh handmade pastas are just little art pieces! All made on site using just the most genuine, organic italian ingredients!

At Il Pastaficio we always and only provide the very best artisanal Italian products of the highest quality using organic and genuine flour, without adding any preservatives or chemical additives. This menu includes both traditional as well as innovative Italian recipes.

Visit us and enjoy some of our celebrated offerings: Tagliatelle al Ragù. Lasagna Bolognese, ricetta di “Nonna Rina”. Lasagna al Tartufo. Gnocchi San Marzano (with Napolitan tomato sauce). Linguine ceci con crema di Zucchine e pinoli tostati (no Gluten and organic). Spaghetti alla chitarra in carbonara di mare con capesante e asparagi. And more!

Please stop by anytime! We are waiting for you!

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