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Jul 22, 2014 07:19 PM

What's good in Greenwich right now?

I'm going to be spending a week in Greenwich soon, & may have the opportunity for a few meals out (though not a huge budget). I haven't been there in a while. What can be recommended these days for good breakfast/lunch/dinner (tending toward the inexpensive/casual end of the scale)? Any grocery/bakery/goody shops I should check out?

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  1. On Delavan Avenue, just south of Greenwich (I believe one exit), is Burgers, Shakes and Fries, my favorite burgers in the area, and better than Shake Shack for my money.

    1. "Inexpensive" and "Greenwich" are two words that are rarely found together in a paragraph...

      There are several good bakeries in Greenwich. My favorite is the Black Forest Bake Shop (I LOVE the chocolate dome). Versailles and St. Moritz are well regarded too. All are centrally located on or near Greenwich Ave.

      I work in Greenwich, and while I rarely get out during the day, I am quite familiar with numerous lunch options via Seamless. While places like Pasta Vera and Tomatillo do the job for me on a regular basis, none of them are what I would consider a destination.

      Burgers, Shakes and Fries does fit the bill. It's actually in Greenwich, in the Byram neighborhood that is an exit south of downtown. The burgers are very good, though the toast (not a roll) can get soggy if you have too many condiments. Top judiciously and eat promptly.

      If you're willing to venture to BS&F, then it's a short trip over the NY state line to Port Chester. There are numerous inexpensive ethnic dining options for any meal. Although these choices are better suited to the NYS board, my favorites include Acuario (Peruvian), Tortilleria Los Gemelos (Mexican), Pollo a la Brasa (Brazilian) and Q (BBQ). I would recommend following any of those meals with a Mexican-style ice pop (paleta) from Paleteria Fernandez.. The Kneaded Bread is a good breakfast and lunch option, with excellent rolls and focaccia.

      Tarry Lodge in Port Chester gets a lot of buzz, as befits a Batali/Bastianach production. It is casual, and inexpensive by their standards, but not cheap. I like it, but don't love it, though many do.

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      1. re: SteveSCT

        I second all the Port Chester recommendations, and I will add Tarry Market, which is next door to Tarry Lodge. They have very good items to take out, or to eat at the tables in the front of the market. I have not been there, but Bar Taco also in Port Chester has a lot of fans for those interested in somewhat of a nighttime scene on the water, and decent tacos.