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sherry f Sep 3, 2009 05:53 PM

Can you please suggest your favorite restaurants near the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich, Ct.? Many thanks.

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    debmom Sep 4, 2009 05:35 AM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/649085

    Check out this link, I hope it helps!

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      Johnct Sep 4, 2009 09:17 AM

      The list supplied by debmom is a good starter for you.

      If you are going to be staying at the Hyatt and looking for places close by you have the Greenwich Tavern within walking distance. You can also walk to La Bretagne - maybe stop in for dessert and check it out. I haven't been there in a while but desserts were always good. Place probably hasn't been refurnished in 20+ yrs.

      If you venture into Old Greenwich, Applausi is not bad (can get a little expensive once you add in wine,etc). Stay away by all means from the Beachhouse Cafe in OG, unless you are just stopping in for a drink/beer.

      If you like french food, don't miss a trip to Jean Louis in downtown Greenwich (Lewis Street).

      City Limits diner in Stamford is not too far from the Hyatt.

      John

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        Nikki NYC Oct 10, 2009 06:21 PM

        Funny, I love Beachhouse Cafe and my parents hated Applausi.

      2. adamclyde Sep 5, 2009 08:28 PM

        Baang is really close too. It's always been good, but very loud. However, someone recently had a mixed review, so I don't have any recent experiences to confirm...

        If you have a car, then Stamford is in the mix. Lots of options if so...

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          sherry f Sep 6, 2009 11:31 AM

          Thanks so much for your suggestions, thus far.

          I will have a car, but would like not to travel too far. If I am by myself and have more than one drink, I won't drive. On past trips I have stayed at the Hilton in Rye Brook. I am going to be in the area in October, and I thought about staying at the Hyatt in Old Greeenwich, as an alternative. I think it is always great to go where the locals go, which is what I love about Chowhound.

          I have eaten at the following places in the past:

          Rye: Water Moon (only OK), Ruby's (always consistently great). Was there a week ago with my girlfriend who had never been there and we shared and just loved the tuna tartare flatbread pizza, ruby's salad with pear and goat cheese and the crabcakes.

          Rye Brook: Rye Ridge Deli- I think a bit overpriced for what is a mediocre breakfast.
          Lenny's Bagels- Always go there for food for the drive back home- great whitefish. They pack things up really nicely. Last Licks- My girlfriend and I love the vanilla and coffee soft serve yogurt with cookie crumbs.

          Port Chester: Nessa (love it), Q- just so, so,-the sauce is rather cloying and the ribs fatty IMHO . Kneaded Bread (awesome macaroons and buns) and Tarry Lodge- Love going there and am very comfortable eating by myself at the bar. They have terrific wines by the glass and are very generous. Those twisted breadsticks that are spicy and cheesey are so addictive. I was also there a week ago and had a trio of anispasti- smoked trout, tomatoes and boccancini and a shrimp with green beans. I shared some with my seatmate at the bar and I tried their baccala- (codfish with potato). It was just outstanding.

          I have also been to the afroementioned City Limits Diner in The Westchester Mall for a lunch. I thought it was really great.

          Greenwich- Elm Street Oysters (I hope I have the name correct)- I felt it was overpriced and overrated.

          I don't mind paying for great food and wine, I just hate being ripped off.

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            adamclyde Sep 6, 2009 04:10 PM

            Napa in stamford is pricey, but very high quality.

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              louuuuu Sep 7, 2009 01:21 AM

              if you are at the Hyatt over the weekend, you are just steps away for brunch. their own sunday feast is outstanding.

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                MommaJ Sep 8, 2009 11:38 PM

                For your future reference, the City Limits at the Westchester has closed.

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                  sherry f Sep 9, 2009 03:04 AM

                  Thanks, MommaJ. I noticed it was gone when I was at the mall maybe a year ago. It is too bad. Not enough traffic? Rent too high?

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                    louuuuu Sep 9, 2009 05:04 AM

                    Last winer, Nick Livanos, owner of City Limits, replied to a CH'er that it was both low traffic and high rent that spelled its closing. The City Limits on Harvard in Stamford seems always busy -- so hopefully the recent economy hasn't taken its toll on this well-run family restaurant masquerading as a diner.

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                      MommaJ Sep 9, 2009 10:22 PM

                      Your welcome--I didn't want you to drag yourself over there and pay to park only to find you had to eat fast food or Dippin Dots for dinner!

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                    allieb2031 Nov 3, 2009 06:24 PM

                    Has anyone been to Tarry Lodge recently? Going on Saturday, and am looking for recommendations. Good salads? Antipasti? Contorni? SHould I get pizza or pasta?

                    Thanks!

                    www.earthlyepicurean.blogspot.com

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                  eatermom Sep 11, 2009 03:18 PM

                  Surprised about your Elm Street comment. It's one of my favorite places.

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                    SeoulQueen Sep 13, 2009 08:12 PM

                    The Drawing Room in Cos Cob is a great place to have a light lunch or a fantastic afternoon tea. It's just down the road on US Rte 1/Post Road about 2 miles away from the Hyatt. I take all my girlfriends there and we all love it.

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                      dkmorello Sep 19, 2009 05:21 AM

                      I live in Old Greenwich, and my husband and I regularly eat at MacKenzie's next to the railroad tracks. Whenever we want a reliable restaurant with good food, reasonable prices, this is where we go. Not fancy, plentiful menu, neighborhood atmosphere. Restaurant has three areas defined by seating and shoulder-high separating walls. We typically eat early so we see a few young families, but seating choices are ample to give everyone space. Busy bar after work and on weekends.

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                        leavinglasvegas Sep 19, 2009 07:11 AM

                        Check out Valbella, great wine list and food. High end pricey, but worth it. Would make a reservation. Very close to the Hyatt. Had dinner w/ my parents, it was outstanding.

                        1. rifkind81 Sep 19, 2009 08:03 AM

                          The Rye Grille has been re-opened for about 9 months now and meet all your American cuisine needs. The food is better than average at decent prices.

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                            sherry f Oct 22, 2009 04:11 PM

                            Thanks so much for the recommendations. I ended up going to Napa in Stamford one night, sat at the bar, had a hoot with some hilarious people, and really, really enjoyed the burger and a fabulous glass of wine.

                            The other night I went to the Rye Bar and Grill. It was terrific. I had the cape cod chopped salad, substituted goat cheese for the blue cheese and had a side of crab cakes. it was a perfect dinner. Again, I sat at the bar and had some laughs with some really funny people.

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