Welcome to the Living Greenwich #DineLocal Guide – Summer 2020 Edition – an open invitation to learn more about the wide variety of delectable culinary experiences available to you in the Greenwich area.
As the warmth of summer sets in, the desire to share in a light al fresco lunch or 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 of your summer cravings with a wide variety of seasonally-appropriate 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, opting for an impromptu dining experience with friends, or just happen to not be in the mood to cook and are looking for some delicious take-out; 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 summer – and let them know Living Greenwich sent you :-)
Living Greenwich #DineLocal Directory
Note: This situation remains fluid and is evolving rapidly. All information below is subject to change at any time. Be certain to contact the individual restaurants below to verify their most current offerings, hours, and etc.
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- Beach House Cafe | Old Greenwich
- Bedford Thai | Stamford
- Cask Republic | Stamford
- Douro | Central Greenwich
- Eugene’s Diner & Bar | Port Chester
- Fairfield Pizza | Cos Cob
- Famous Greek Kitchen | Western Greenwich
- F.I.S.H. Restaurant + Bar | Stamford
- Fortina | Armonk
- Il Pastaficio | Cos Cob
- L'Escale | Central Greenwich
- Lugano Wine Bar and Salumeria | Riverside
- Mecha Noodle Bar | Stamford
- Miku Sushi | Central Greenwich
- Moderne Barn | Armonk
- Orienta | Central Greenwich
- Pasta Vera | Central Greenwich
- Prime | Stamford
- South Bay Greenwich | Central Greenwich
- Table 104 | Stamford
- Taco Daddy | Stamford
- Tony's at the J House | Riverside
Living Greenwich #DineLocal Restaurant Showcase
Beach House Cafe, nestled in Old Greenwich’s cozy downtown on Sound Beach Avenue, is a popular local dining destination known for their take on new American seafood.
If you’re on the hunt for a seafood restaurant the mixes an upscale dining experience with a touch of seaside ease, look no further than Old Greenwich’s Beach House Cafe. Fresh seafood and craft cocktails make Beach House Café a must-visit summer spot.
Front and Back Patio Now Open!
Bedford Thai serves authentic Thai cuisine and warm hospitality to the Stamford community.
Their experienced chefs will prepare and cook every dish for you to order from the finest ingredients including premium spices and herbs from Thailand.
"We are open and cant wait to cook for you! Open for indoor dining. ALSO open for take out, contactless delivery, and curbside pick up."
Cask Republic Communal Tavern serves up globally inspired chef crafted American fare in Stamford.
Cask Republic has earned critical acclaim and attracts savvy locals and visitors alike, as it has evolved into a major dining destination. The menu at Cask Republic features a contemporary take on traditional dishes that is elevated to a gourmet level. These are American dishes with energy and creativity, that honor the simplicity of seasonal ingredients.
"Summertime is for cold, crisp craft beer, and delicious and fresh lump crab cakes! Summer Specials everyday. Stay safe. Enjoy the sun, and swing by for a beer and a bite! Patio NOW OPEN! Inside dining NOW OPEN! FRESH craft beer, new cocktails, and our classic & delicious award winning menu."
Douro Restaurant Bar (located at 253 Greenwich Ave) offers an inventive approach to Mediterranean cuisine, utilizing the best of local and seasonal ingredients.
Their menu (prepared by chef-owner Rui Correia) is ideal for sharing - and their authentic tapas, paellas, pastas, and pizzas are perfect for intimate dinners and family meals.
Douro's beautiful Building was originally built by Rafael Guastavino for Greenwich Bank and Trust- Douro has taken the magical architecture and have completely restored the space- to its original wonderous form with a modern touch of glass and steel.
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.
"We are open & excited to serve you again! New hours! Open for diners at half capacity."
What better way to take a break from cooking tonight! A couple of hot, fresh Fairfield Pizzas delivered right to the door!
Did you know Fairfield Pizza caters events small or large? Don't see something you'd like on the menu, then give them a call for a customized order! Delicious and freshly made food at the best price in town!
"We are open with outdoor and indoor dining options available. We look forward to your visit with us and rest assured that we are following all state and local guidelines. We continue to take several important measures to provide you with a safe experience while joining us."
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!
We are open and following all guidelines!
As the critically acclaimed seafood house in the heart of downtown Stamford, F.I.S.H. Restaurant + Bar prides itself in its reputation for cutting edge food and sophisticated cocktails.
Featuring a beautiful dining room, full bar and outdoor patio, our lively, open and airy atmosphere lends itself to a great vibe and even greater experience. Our expansive menu featuring new american global cuisine reinforces our mission to please every palate. There really is something for everyone.
"Come visit our expanded front patio. We are also currently serving for indoor dining as well."
Straight-forward Italian food, cooked in wood-fired ovens!
Fortina Armonk is a rustic-chic bistro & bar known for pies & main dishes cooked in imported wood-fired ovens.
"We are currently open for outdoor & limited indoor dining in Armonk. Delivery & pickup are still available! Reservations and walk-ins are accepted."
Il Pastaficio, located at 213 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, specializes in fresh handmade pastas that are just like little art pieces! All made on site using just the most genuine, organic italian ingredients!
At Il Pastaficio they 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. Their menu includes both traditional as well as innovative Italian recipes.
Visit Il Pastaficio and enjoy some of their 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!
"Why Cook! Enjoy your summer weekends & Pre-order our FAMILY MENU! Each week, uniquely different, these complete, organic meals are guaranteed to put a smile on the whole family!"
The iconic, l’escale restaurant bar, or “port of call” for seasonal Mediterranean cuisine is designed to transport the ambiance of Provence to the Gold Coast of Connecticut.
Two-hundred-year-old stone terra cotta tiles from Provence adorn the floors with a wood burning fireplace lending an unmistakable charm and beauty.
Founded by Rick Wahlstedt in 2003, l’escale has reached institution status. Located at Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, the restaurant’s intimate decor, along with its wrought iron tonelle covered waterfront terrace and exquisitely designed menu by award winning Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer will deliver the Côte d’Azur right to your table.
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!
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 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!
"Now Offering Indoor And Outdoor Dining PLUS Takeout!"
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.
"We are open for outdoor dining and takeout."
Inspired to create a restaurant that would bring the cuisine and atmosphere they love to their own backyard, the Livanos family opened Moderne Barn in 2010 in their hometown of Armonk, New York.
Merging an upscale yet approachable environment with a talented culinary team, Moderne Barn delivers exceptional global cuisine in a setting that will make you feel at home – whether for a business meeting, after a round of golf, or with family for a relaxing weekend gathering.
In the restaurant, world spices mingle with new American dishes, showcasing the region’s best organic fare alongside terroir-driven wines. Meanwhile rustic elements blend with modern industrial details to add visual interest. These include a soaring vaulted ceiling of American walnut, beautiful hand designed glass chandeliers and an iron catwalk above the bar housing Moderne Barn’s impressive wine collection.
At Moderne Barn, the Livanos family has crafted the perfect combination of exceptional food and service in a comfortably elegant atmosphere.
"Open for indoor and outdoor dining. As always, our kitchen is open 7 days a week for curbside pickup & delivery!"
Orienta first was opened in 1995, as a melange of two New York city grand establishments: "Le Bilboquet, and "Le Colonial" where I worked for many years.
The cozy Bilboquet ambiance, with an inspired Colonial/ Vietnamese menu, resulted in a wonderful success, and raved reviews.
25 years later, by popular demand, and after the right space became available, next to our other French bistro, "Le Penguin"...the stars and the moon aligned, for the rebirth of.... Orienta.
This time it is a family affair, with Adrien, my son, as the executive chef, with his impressive resume (Le Bernardin, Royal Monceau, Guy Savoy, Soho House LA , Le Penguin, and Le Fat Poodle), his beautiful wife Kate, as the maitre d', and my amazing wife Suzanne as the director of operations, and me , as the conductor, or as my wife likes to say:" the cherry on top".
Pasta Vera began serving the Greenwich community in 1986.
Since then, we have strived to bring our customers the finest southern Italian cuisine.
We use only the freshest quality ingredients and serve pastas that are handmade every morning in our restaurant. We have a wide array of delicious dishes available for takeout, catering and in-house dining. We also sell a variety of fine products in our market.
Visit us today for an authentic Italian experience.
Opened in the summer of 2016, Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar is almost a mirror image of its sister restaurant that resides across Long Island Sound in Huntington, New York.
Tempered glass walls allow a full view of the water from nearly any seat in the house and stay open when the weather allows. Explore our illuminated glass wine room, visible from the both inside and outside the building. With over 750 labels, the floor to ceiling enclosure has separate temperatures for white and red wines.
Defined by both innovative departures and classic dishes, Prime offers a curated raw bar, world-class sushi and USDA Prime 21-day dry aged beef paired with enhancements as well as classic steakhouse side dishes and fantastic modern creations. There is no skipping dessert either, with layered s’more’s or movie theater sundaes on the menu.
In warmer weather, sit outside along the deck watching the boats come in with one of our inventive signature cocktail. Dinner is served on the deck or our outdoor cabana bar.
We're Open for Takeout! Enjoy your favorite Prime dishes from the comfort and safety of your home with touchless online ordering & payment, and safe curbside pick-up!
Indoor & Outdoor Dining Now Open -- Reservations Required. We are very pleased to announce that both our indoor and outdoor dining areas are now open!
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!
Open for indoor and outdoor dining.
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."
"Enjoy the taste of Tuscany today at Table 104! We're open for indoor and outdoor dining and would love to serve you!"
Taco Daddy is a Contemporary Mexican restaurant in Stamford, CT
"One side of Taco Daddy is full service, while the other is quick and casual. If you’re looking to be in and out, just tap your phone on the coaster available at restaurant which allows you to order from their website."
"Taco Daddy’s cocktails feature a mixture of easy-drinking concoctions as well as some more adventurous ones. There are nine beers on tap with a focus on local breweries, as well as familiar brands like Modelo and Corona in bottles and cans."
"The tacos are anything but traditional; buttermilk fried chicken cordon bleu with French ham, peas, and a creamy mornay sauce; BLT, Cheeseburger, poke, and Kung Pao shrimp tacos, just to name a few more. There are also plenty of veggie options as well quesadillas and sizzling fajitas."
“Right this way my friend” it reads at the entranceway of Tony’s, an Italian Steakhouse & Bar located in the stunning J House boutique hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The greeting is genuine and the man behind the sentiment is veteran Maître d’ / Restaurateur, Tony Capasso. No stranger to the Greenwich dining scene, this truly unique talent brings over 25 years of fine dining experience to Tony’s.
Tony’s is an old-school steak house at its core, wrapped in an urban design aesthetic and with genuine hospitality at the forefront.
Tony’s at the J House offers something for everyone. Chef Denis Radovic’s Italian Steakhouse menu presents homemade pastas, market fresh fish, prime dry aged steaks, vibrant salads, seasonal specialties, and a revolving cheese selection.
“A fan of the wow factor, Tony’s delivers on all fronts. The dining room is elegant, yet lively. The steaks are big and the wine is robust. There’s nothing ordinary about the restaurant, the food, or the experience."