Best of Greenwich

And now for the BEST OF GREENWICH—the places (in the same Best of the Gold Coast categories) that won the top spots in our town. These are the restaurants, markets, gyms, salons, shops and more that our readers deemed the best. See if your favorites won!

THE WINNERS LIST

FOOD & DRINK

RESTAURANTS

Creative Menu + Japanese + Sushi + Asian Fusion + Pick-Up/Delivery
Miku Sushi
mikugreenwich.com

Best Service + Outdoor Seating + Hotel Restaurant + Restaurant Bar + Wine List
Tony’s at the JHouse
tonysatthejhouse.com

Business Lunch + Private Dining
Townhouse Greenwich
townhousegreenwich.com

Brunch + Martinis + Special Occasion + Outdoor Bar
l’escale
lescalerestaurant.com

Seafood
Elm Street Oyster House
elmstreetoysterhouse.com

Steaks
Blackstones Steakhouse
blackstonessteakhouse.com

Chef Stephen Lewandowski – Photography by Kyle Norton

TOWNHOUSE //
WINNER OF BEST BUSINESS LUNCH & PRIVATE DINING
Chef Stephen Lewandowski, a CIA graduate and former executive chef of New York City hotspot Tribecca Grill, brings his culinary talents to Townhouse.


REGIONAL SPECIALTIES

American
Rebeccas
rebeccasgreenwich.com

Chinese
Oriental Gourmet
orientalgourmetct.com

French + Cafe/Bistro
Le Fat Poodle
lefatpoodle.com

Greek
Famous Greek Kitchen
famousgreekkitchen.com

Italian
Terra Ristorante Italiano
zhospitalitygroup.com

Indian
Mumbai Times
mumbaitimesct.com

Mediterranean
South Bay
southbayct.com

Mexican
Boxcar Cantina
boxcarcantina.com

Thai
Little Thai Kitchen
littlethaikitchen.com

Tapas + Wine Bar
Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria
luganowinebar.com

CASUAL FOOD

New Restaurant + Pizza
Grigg Street Pizza
griggstreetpizza.com

Bagels
Upper Crust Bagel Co.
uppercrustbagel.com

Hamburgers + Pub
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Frozen Yogurt
Rosie’s Frozen Yogurt
rosiesfrozenyogurt.com

Ice Cream/Gelato
Gofer Ice Cream
gofericecream.com

Hot Dogs
Joey B’s
joeybsct.com

Food Truck
The Tasty Yolk
thetastyyolk.com

DROP-IN SPOTS

Breakfast
Ada’s Kitchen & Coffee
heyroost.com/adaskitchen

Lunch Spot
Méli-Mélo Créperie
melimelogreenwich.com

Coffee Shop
Coffee Luca
coffeeluca.business.site

Deli
Corbo’s Deli
corbosdeli.com

Diner + Family-Friendly Restaurant
Glory Days Diner
glorydaysdiner.com

Health Food
Maikana Foods
maikanafoods.com

Juice Bar
Green & Tonic
greenandtonic.com

Vegetarian
Granola Bar
thegranolabarct.com

MARKETS & MORE

Bakery
Black Forest Pastry Shop
blackforestpastryshop.com

Cupcakes + Desserts
By the Way Bakery
btwbakery.com

Butcher Shop
Fleishers Craft Butchery
fleishers.com

Gourmet To Go
Aux Délices
auxdelicesfoods.com

Fish Market
Fjord
fjordfishmarket.com

Gourmet Grocery
Balducci’s
balduccis.com

Liquor Store + Wine Shop
Cap, Cork & Cellar
capcorkcellar.com

Caterer
Food Design Catering
fooddesigncatering.com

CBD Store
Your CBD Store
cbdrx4u.com

BAR BOASTS

Pub
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Beer Selection
The Ginger Man
gingermanct.com

Margaritas
Eastend
zhospitalitygroup.com

Wine Bar
Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria
luganowinebar.com

Wine List + Restaurant Bar
Tony’s at the JHouse
tonysatthejhouse.com

Martinis + Outdoor Bar
l’escale
lescalerestaurant.com


GOLDEN PICKS
l’escale restaurant bar Winner of Best Brunch, Martinis, Special Occasion & Outdoor Bar

DAVID FLETCHER
Director of Operations
With its beautiful views and culinary creativity, l’escale is no stranger to our Best Of list. But with the challenges of 2020, David Fletcher shares that this year’s win is even more meaningful. “It’s an honor to be voted Best of Greenwich and a wonderful accomplishment by our team, who stepped up and outperformed during such a challenging year. Also, a huge thank you goes out to our guests who supported us when we needed them the most.”

STYLE & SHOP

FASHION

Designer Boutique
The Perfect Provenance
theperfectprovenance.com

Department Store + Men’s Fashion + Men’s Shoes + Jeans + Luxe Leisurewear + Men’s Wedding Apparel
Richards/Mitchells
shop.mitchellstores.com

Women’s Fashion + Accessories + Personal Shopping
Saks Fifth Avenue
saksfifthavenue.com

Women’s Shoes
Shoes ‘N’ More
shoesnmore.com

New Shop
The RealReal
therealreal.com

Lingerie
Petticoat Lane
petticoat-lane.com

Eyewear
Warby Parker
warbyparker.com

Virtual Shopping Services + Gift Shop
Splurge
splurgegifts.com

Makeup Boutique
Sephora
sephora.com

Swimwear
Everything But Water
everythingbutwater.com

Tailor
Marietta C. Designs
mariettac.com

JEWELRY

Special Occasion
Shreve, Crump & Low
shrevecrumpandlow.com

Designer Jewelry + Fine Jewelry + Wedding and Engagement Rings
Betteridge
betteridge.com

Local Jewelry Boutique + Watches
Manfredi Jewels
manfredijewels.com

Estate Jewelry
Steven Fox Jewelry
stevenfoxjewelry.com

Everyday Jewelry + Selection of Local Designers
Asha By ADM
ashabyadm.com


GOLDEN PICKS
ASHA, Winner of Selection of Local Designers & Everyday Jewelry

Photography by Kelly Stuart
ASHLEY MCCORMICK
Owner
For Greenwich native Ashley McCormick, running a business during Covid brought a tremendous amount of gratitude. “This past year has really put things into perspective. I feel so grateful to have a great team, a loyal clientele, amazing family and a strong business. It has really shown me that if we could survive and thrive in a pandemic, anything is possible.” Ashley points out that the jewelry category is one that prospered during those dark days, as people still wanted to commemorate special events, send love to others and treat themselves. And as for her Best of win? “It’s such an honor to be recognized, especially in my hometown!”


HOME

Contemporary Furnishings
The Drawing Room
thedrawingroomhome.com

Furniture + Home Accessories + Lighting
HabitatGreenwich
habitatgreenwich.com

Consignment
Consign It
elizabethjacksonconsignit.com

Rugs
Riverside Floor Covering
riversidefloorcovering.com

Art Gallery
C Parker Gallery
cparkergallery.com

Hardscape Services
Ceci Brothers
203-869-2583

Home Organization Services
My Exclusive Organizer
myexclusiveorganizer.com

Home Tech Design & Services
Cos Cob TV & Audio
coscobtv.com

Linens
Lynnens
lynnens.com

Outdoor Furniture
Restoration Hardware
rh.com

Florist + Wedding Floral Design
McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center
mcardles.com

Home Garden & Design Services + Landscape Services + Garden Center
Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
sambridge.com


GOLDEN PICKS
habitatgreenwich Winner of Best Furniture, Home Accessories & Lighting

Photography by John Gruen
KIM CARAVELLA
Owner
Covid forced everyone to pivot. But for Kim Caravella it also gave her the opportunity to support artisans around the world who were greatly impacted by the shutdown. She added a new arm to her shopfront—an online shop and interior design business, habitatgreenwich • home. It’s been a long road for businesses, but Kim explains: “The honor of winning three categories of this respected award is so incredibly exciting. After a year of gloom and a lot of hard work to stay visible and create new channels to keep sales coming in, this was an incredible light at the end of the tunnel.


WEDDINGS

Bridal Gowns + Bridesmaids Dresses
Marietta C. Designs
mariettac.com

Menswear
Richards/Mitchells
shop.mitchellstores.com

Wedding Cakes
Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes
sweetlisas.com

Wedding Floral Design
McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center
mcardles.com

Wedding Gifts
Hoagland’s of Greenwich
hoaglands.com

Wedding Invitations/Stationery
J. Papers
jpapers.co

Wedding Photographer
Melani Lust Photography
melanilustphotography.com

Wedding Planner
Ashley Douglass Events
ashleydouglassevents.com

Wedding Reception Venue
Riverside Yacht Club
riversideyc.org

Wedding + Engagement Rings
Betteridge
betteridge.com

Wedding Music
James Daniel Event Entertainment
jamesdaniel.com

SERVICES & TO-DO’S

PAMPERING

Blow Out/Updo
Maison D’Alexandre
maisondalexandre.com

Color + Women’s Salon + Men’s Salon
The Color Cafe
colorcafestudio.com

Eyelash Services
Belen’s Beauty Boutique
belensbeautyboutique.com

Day Spa
J House Spa
jhousespa.com

Facial
Elite Esthetics By Nicole Caroline
eliteesthetics.glossgenius.com

Massage Services
Massage Mavens
massagemavens.com

Makeup Application
Vera Nicolla/Maison D’Alexandre
maisondalexandre.com

Manicure + Pedicure
Empy’s Day Spa
203-661-6625

Spray Tan
GLOW Riverside
glow-tone.com

Waxing + Eyebrow Services
The Waxing Spot
thewaxingspot.com

Alexandre Chouery – Photography by Julie Bidwell

MAISON D’ALEXANDRE //
WINNER OF BEST BLOWOUT/UPDO
Alexandre Chouery blew onto the Greenwich salon scene (pun intended) four years ago. And he brought with him a team of experts who have been doing a fabulous job of keeping Greenwich glam.


FITNESS + GEAR

Bicycle Shop
Dave’s Cycle
davescyclect.com

Running Shoes/Fitness Wear
Threads & Treads
threadsandtreads.com

Golf Equipment
Griffith E. Harris Golf Course
thegriffgolf.org

Barre
Greenwich Barre Studio
greenwichbarrestudio.com

Crossfit
Greenwich CrossFit
greenwichcrossfit.com

Indoor Cycling Classes
SoulCycle
soul-cycle.com

Private Fitness Training + Fitness Club + Gym +Youth Fitness/Sports Training
Mason Street Strength and Fitness
masonststrength.com

Pilates
Core Burn Pilates
coreburnpilates.com

Yoga
The Yoga by Danit Method
yogabydanit.com

Dance Fitness
Allegra Dance
allegradancegreenwich.com

FAMILY LIFE

Toy Store
Smart Kids’ Toys
sktoys.com

Bookstore
Diane’s Books
dianesbooks.com

Portrait Photography
Looking Up Photography
lookingupphoto.com

Kids’ Haircuts
Classic Barber
classic.224online.com

College Prep Courses
Carnegie Prep
carnegieprep.com

Children/Baby Gear
The Piccolina Shop
thepiccolinashop.com

Children’s Clothes
Anna Banana
203-637-0128

Teen Fashion
Brandy Melville
brandymelvilleusa.com

Youth Music Lessons
Music Together of Fairfield County
ctmusictogether.com

Children’s Parties
Rosebud Slumber Parties
rosebudslumberparties.com


GOLDEN PICKS
Melani Lust Winner of Best Wedding Photographer

Photography by Justin Patterson
MELANI LUST
photographer
Melani’s gorgeous photography has been featured countless times in our pages. Her ability to capture the perfect moment, expression and vignette is amazing. Though her business was put on hold during lockdown, there was a bright spot. “I began getting calls from couples who, because of quarantine, had time to pause and look at their wedding photos in depth. I had an overwhelming number of album and print orders,” she says. “Reliving their celebrations during the design and retouching process kept me going through those dark days.”


ERRANDS + MORE

Gift Shop
Splurge
splurgegifts.com

Auto Repair Shop
Zelenz Brothers
zelenzautobodyrepair.com

Car Wash
Splash Car Wash
splashcarwashes.com

Dog Groomer/Pet Spa
K9 Studio
k9-studio.com

Livery Service
Rudy’s Executive Transportation
rudylimo.com

Dry Cleaners
Old Greenwich Tailors & Cleaners
203-637-0038

Pet Supplies/Pet Clothing
Pet Pantry Warehouse
ppwpet.com

Veterinarian
Greenwich Animal Hospital
greenwichanimalhospital.com

Local Hotel
J House
jhousegreenwich.com

Storage Facility
Westy Self Storage
westy.com

Online Banking
Chase Bank
chase.com


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