Greenwich: what are the better dining venues?
Would like to hear from fellow Chowhounds views on the better restaurants in and around Greenwich, CT. these days and why...whether its old or new, just a hangout, or a place to sit down and dine...all price levels.
For myself, enjoyed a 'Tasting' dinner at Solaia on Greenwich Ave. recently and it was impressive...
"better" dining in Greenwich- as in fine dining- includes classics like Jean-Louis, Thomas Henklelmann (echo earlier comment), Rebecca's (echo), Valbella's
other nice choices include Elm Street Oyster House (echo), Gaia, Polpo
most of other suggestions here are casual or informal, tho may be "better" to some in terms of good eats
If price no object, Thomas Hinkelman. Could be Connecticut's finest restaurant ... but largely overlooked on CH. Don't know why... maybe too old school or expensive or seemingly snobby on the edge of Belle Haven... yet few better --or friendlier -- for a special occasion and a wonderous dining experience.
In Greenwich, I tend to prefer the casual spots -- Penang (very casual, byob, pan-asian, attentive staff, freshly prepared food, etc) & Elm Street (moderately priced, fresh fish, some creativity in dishes) are favorites. Bad experience at L'Escale - do not go there. I read about Crew in the nytimes last month -- sounds promising. When we leave Greenwich, we go to FISH in Port Chester for creative reasonably priced food in a cheery environment.
some of my faves are
nessa- casual italian
kneaded bread- bakery
vinnys-diner food, specializing in italian-esp fridays for pasta and tripe
fuzari pizza ( spelling ??)
firehouse deli- hoagies
forget the name of the indian place in middle of port chester- good lunch buffet fyi
bella cucina-italian deli, pizzeria-great
Intrepid: Where is Vinny's , what else is goood there, looking for best fettuccini alfredo, homeade by grandma..... Stamford Port Chester too! Thanks Also I don't like spending a fortune, I only will go if it is clean, reasonable under 20 for entress and best quality ingridents....