Best of Greenwich

Above Photograph: Little Pub bu Julie Bidwell

For thirteen years we’ve relied on our discerning readers for their in-the-know scoop on the best places in Fairfield County to grab brunch, book a spa treatment and find something fabulous to wear for any occasion. From decadent sweet nibbles to great places to work off those treats, voters in our annual Best of the Gold Coast readers’ poll inevitably lead us to old and new favorites. Lucky for us, so many top picks in our poll consistently hail from Greenwich. Use this guide, highlighting top vote-getters in Greenwich, for your nearby indulgences. 

Cuisine

NEW RESTAURANT

Perfect Provenance Café 47

47 Arch St., 203-900-1131; theperfectprovenance.com

AMERICAN + PUB

Little Pub 

531 East Putnam Ave., 203-717-1147; littlepub.com   

SEAFOOD

Elm Street Oyster House

11 West Elm St., 203-629-5795; elmstreetoysterhouse.com

STEAKS + WINE LIST + BEST SERVICE

Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse

35 Church St., 203-622-4223; gabrielesofgreenwich.com

SPECIAL OCCASION/DATE NIGHT

Homestead Inn-Thomas Henkelmann

420 Field Point Rd., 203-869-7500; homesteadinn.com

TAPAS + GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT

Douro

363 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-7622; dourogroup.com

CREATIVE MENU + WINE BAR

Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant

372 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-4080; harvestwinebar.com

LUNCH + CAFE/BISTRO

Méli-Mélo

362 Greenwich Ave., 203-629-6153; melimelogreenwich.com

WEEKEND BRUNCH

Winfield’s at the Hyatt

1800 East Putnam Ave., 203-637-1234; greenwich.regency.hyatt.com


Global Cuisine

ITALIAN

Polpo

554 Old Post Rd., 203-629-1999; polporestaurant.com

MEDITERRANEAN

Mediterraneo

366 Greenwich Ave., 203-629-4747; zhospitalitygroup.com

INDIAN

Mumbai Times

140 East Putnam Ave., 203-625-5500; mumbaitimesct.com

GREEK

Famous Greek Kitchen

10 North Water St., 203-531-6887; famousgreekkitchen.com

MEXICAN + MARGARITAS + FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Boxcar Cantina

44 Old Field Point Rd., 203-661-4774; boxcarcantina.com

SUSHI + JAPANESE

Kira Sushi

4 Lewis Ct., 203-422-2990; kirasushigreenwich.com

CHINESE + LIVE MUSIC

Wuji

68 East Putnam Ave., 203-869-1940wujirestaurant.com

ASIAN FUSION

Asiana Cafe

130 East Putnam Ave., 203-622-6833; asianacafe.com

THAI

Thai Basil

95 Railroad Ave., 203-618-9888; thaibasilofgreenwich.com

FRENCH + OUTDOOR DINING + HOTEL RESTAURANT + OUTDOOR BAR + SINGLES SCENE (OVER 35) + MARTINIS + RESTAURANT BAR

l’escale

500 Steamboat Rd., 203-661-4600; lescalerestaurant.com


Casual

BREAKFAST + COFFEE SHOP

Ada’s Kitchen & Coffee Shop

112 Riverside Ave., 203-637-1956; adaskitchenandcoffee.com

BAGELS

Upper Crust Bagel Company

197 Sound Beach Ave., 203-698-0079uppercrustbagel.com

HAMBURGER

Burgers, Shakes & Fries

302 Delavan Ave., 203-531-7433burgersshakesnfries.com

HOT DOGS

Joey B’s

118 River Rd. Ext., 203-661-0573joeybsct.com

PIZZA

Doppio

41 East Elm St., 203-340-9470eatdoppio.com


RIBS/BARBECUE

Bobby Q’s Pit Stop

1340 East Putnam Ave., 203-990-0606bobbyqspitstop.com

VEGETARIAN

b. good

342 Greenwich Ave., 203-489-3255bgood.com/greenwich

DINER

Glory Days

69 East Putnam Ave., 203-661-9067glorydaysdiner.com

DELI

Garden Catering

185 1/2 Sound Beach Ave., 203-637-7699
177 Hamilton Ave., 203-422-2555   
gardencatering.com


Sweets

DESSERTS + BAKERY + CUPCAKES

DiMare Pastry Shop

1245 East Putanm Ave., 203-637-4781; dimarepastry.com

CANDY STORE + ICE CREAM + FROZEN YOGURT + CHOCOLATE SHOP + PLACE FOR KIDS’ PARTIES

Darlene’s Heavenly Desires

185 Sound Beach Ave., 203-698-9441darlenesstore.com


Markets & Catering

Photo: Citarella by Julie Bidwell

GOURMET GROCERY

Citarella Gourmet Market

600 West Putnam Ave., 203-861-6900citarella.com

FISH MARKET

Fjord Fish Market

158 East Putnam Ave., 203-661-5006fjordct.com

GOURMET TO GO + COOKING CLASSES

Aux Délices

3 West Elm St., 203-622-6644
1075 East Putnam Ave., 203-698-1066
auxdelicesfoods.com

CATERER 

Watson’s Catering

1 Glenville St., 203-532-0132; watsonscatering.com

HEALTH FOOD

Whole Foods

90 East Putnam Ave., 203-661-0631wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/greenwich


Bars

BEER SELECTION + SINGLES SCENE (UNDER 35) + HAPPY HOUR + MICROBREW

The Ginger Man

64 Greenwich Ave., 203-861-6400gingermanct.com

MARGARITAS + MEXICAN + FAMILY-FRIENDLY

Boxcar Cantina

44 Old Field Point Rd., 203-661-4774boxcarcantina.com

WINE BAR + CREATIVE MENU

Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant

372 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-4080harvestwinebar.com

SINGLES SCENE (OVER 35) + FRENCH + MARTINIS + RESTAURANT BAR + OUTDOOR BAR + OUTDOOR DINING + HOTEL RESTAURANT

l’escale

500 Steamboat Rd., 203-661-4600; lescalerestaurant.com

SPORTS BAR + BIG GAME DAY

Sundown Saloon

403 Greenwich Ave., 203-629-8212sundownsaloon.com

PUB + AMERICAN

Little Pub

531 East Putnam Ave., 203-717-1147littlepub.com   

LIQUOR STORE

Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors

125 West Putnam Ave., 203-869-2299
21 Glenville St., 203-813-3477
   
valsputnamwines.com

WINE SHOP

Horseneck Wines & Liquors

25 East Putnam Ave., 203-869-8944; horseneckwinesandliquors.com


Home

HOME ACCESSORIES BOUTIQUE + COSTUME JEWELRY

Splurge

39 Lewis St., 203-869-7600splurgegifts.com

FURNITURE STORE 

Restoration Hardware

310 Greenwich Ave., 203-552-1040; restorationhardware.com

CONTEMPORARY FURNISHINGS

Photo: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams    

45 East Putnam Ave., 203-661-4480mgbwhome.com

ART GALLERY

Samuel Owen Gallery

382 Greenwich Ave., 203-422-6500samuelowengallery.com

CHINA/TABLETOP + WEDDING GIFTS + WEDDING REGISTRY

Hoagland’s of Greenwich

175 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-2127hoaglands.com

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE STORE

Estate Treasures

1381 East Putnam Ave., 203-637-4200estatetreasures.com

OUTDOOR FURNITURE

Patio.com

600 East Putnam Ave., 203-869-3084patio.com

LUXURY IMPORTS

The Drawing Room

220 East Putnam Ave., 203-661-3737; thedrawingroomhome.com

APPLIANCES

Partridge & Rockwell

85 Pemberwick Rd., 203-531-8670; partridgeappliances.com

FLORIST + WEDDING FLORAL DESIGNER

McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center

48 Arch St., 203-661-5600; mcardles.com

GARDEN CENTER

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses

437 North St., 203-869-3418sambridge.com

LINENS

Lynnens

278 Greenwich Ave., 203-629-3659lynnens.com

RUGS

Turabian & Sariyan

21 Northfield St., 203-869-5950turabianandsariyan.com


Fitness 

PILATES

Core Pilates

6 West Putnam Ave., 203-914-4433;
146 Sound Beach Ave., 203-344-1844   
corepilatesstudios.com

YOGA STUDIO

Kaia Yoga

328 Pemberwick Rd., 203-532-0660;
1455 East Putnam Ave., 203-990-0967   
kaiayoga.com/greenwich

SPINNING CLASSES

SoulCycle

266 Mason St., 203-653-7685soul-cycle.com

Gym

Equinox

16 Old Track Rd., 203-863-0070equinox.com

DANCE FITNESS

Arthur Murray

6 Lewis St., 203-769-1800; arthurmurraygreenwich.com

FITNESS STUDIO + Crossfit

Division 1 Prep

200 N. Pemberwick Rd., 203-489-3300; division1prep.com 

FITNESSWEAR

Lululemon Athletica

151 Greenwich Ave., 203-622-5046; lululemon.com

BARRE

Pure Barre

200 Railroad Ave., 203-489-3500; purebarre.com/ct-greenwich

KIDS’ FITNESS

Jack Rabbits Gymnastics Club

397 Round Hill Rd., 203-622-0004; jackrabbitsgym.com

BICYCLE SHOP

Greenwich Bicycles

35 Amogerone Crossway, 203-869-4141greenwichbikes.com

GOLF EQUIPMENT

Griffith E. Harris Golf Course

1323 King St., 203-531-7200thegriffgolf.org


Entertainment

LOCAL HOTEL + WEDDING RECEPTION SITE

Delamar Greenwich Harbor

500 Steamboat Rd., 203-661-9800; delamargreenwich.com

LIVE MUSIC SPOT + CHINESE

Wuji

68 East Putnam Ave., 203-717-1780; wujirestaurant.com

LOCAL COVER BAND

The Short Bus

theshortbusrocks.com

LOCAL rock BAND

Big Deal

bigdealct.com

PERFORMING ARTS

The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra

10 Hillside Rd., 203-869-2664; greenwichsymphony.org


Family  Life

BABY STORE

Anna Banana

248 Sound Beach Ave., 203-637-0128 

Children’s Clothes

Jacadi

22 Greenwich Ave., 203-422-2202jacadi.us

KIDS’ HAIRCUTS + MEN’S SALON

Classic Barber

396 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-3600; classic.224online.com

PLACE FOR KIDS’ PARTIES + CANDY STORE + ICE CREAM + FROZEN YOGURT + CHOCOLATE SHOP

Darlene’s Heavenly Desires

185 Sound Beach Ave., 203-698-9441darlenesstore.com

TOY STORE

Smart Kids’ Toys

17 East Elm St., 203-869-0022sktoys.com

PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES

The Cooking Fairy

914-548-9379

PET SUPPLIES + PET CLOTHING

Pet Pantry Warehouse

290 Railroad Ave., 203-869-6444ppwpet.com

DOG GROOMER/PET SPA

Barks & Bubbles 

60 Pemberwick Rd., 203-531-7787barksandbubblegrooming.com

VETERINARIAN

Greenwich Animal Hospital

430 West Putnam Ave., 203-869-0534; greenwichanimalhospital.com

AUTO REPAIR

Zelenz Brothers Auto Body

37 Sherwood Pl., 203-869-1414; zelenzautobodyrepair.com

CAR WASH

Splash Car Wash

73 East Putnam Ave., 203-625-0809;
625 W. Putnam Ave., 
203-531-4497
splashcarwashes.com 

LIVERY SERVICE

Rudy’s Executive Transportation

209 Bruce Park Ave., 203-609-8000rudylimo.com

DRY CLEANERS

Thomas Cleaners

68 Lewis St., 203-869-9420   


Education

TEST PREP

Carnegie Pollak

136 Old Stone Bridge Rd., 203-352-3500; carnegiepollak.com

MUSIC LESSONS + CHILDREN’S MUSIC LESSONS

Riverside School of Music

401 East Putnam Ave., 203-661-9501; atelierconstantinpopescu.com

ART CLASSES

Action Art School

242 Sound Beach Ave., 203-637-2685actionartschool.com

LANGUAGE CLASSES

The Greenwich Spanish School

The O’Connor Center, 6 Riverside Ave., #109, 203-698-1500greenwichspanish.org

MUSEUM + MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN

Bruce Museum of Arts & Science

1 Museum Dr., 203-869-0376; brucemuseum.org

BOOKSTORE

Diane’s Books

8A Grigg St., 203-869-1515; dianesbooks.com

COOKING CLASSES

Aux Délices

3 West Elm St., 203-622-6644;
1075 East Putnam Ave., 203-698-1066   
auxdelicesfoods.com


Fashion & Jewelry

DEPARTMENT STORE + ACCESSORIES + WOMEN’S FASHION

Saks Fifth Avenue

205 Greenwich Ave., 203-862-5300; saksfifthavenue.com/greenwich

BLACK TIE ATTIRE + MEN’S SHOES + JEWELRY SELECTION BY LOCAL DESIGNERS

Richards

359 Greenwich Ave., 203-622-0551; mitchellstores.com

COCKTAIL ATTIRE + DESIGNER JEWELRY + DESIGNER BOUTIQUE

Photo: Copius Row by Venera Alexandrova

Copious Row

86 Greenwich Ave., 203-340-2720; copiousrow.com

WOMEN’S SHOES

Stuart Weitzman

120 Greenwich Ave., 203-622-5036stuartweitzman.com

TUXEDOS + MEN’S FASHION

Brooks Brothers

181 Greenwich Ave., 203-863-9288brooksbrothers.com

CONSIGNMENT

Roundabout

48 West Putnam Ave., (203) 552-0787; roundaboutcouture.com

EYEWEAR

Sunglass Hut

260 Greenwich Ave., 203-629-7907; sunglasshut.com

SWIMWEAR

Everything But Water

84 Greenwich Ave., 203-622-1878everythingbutwater.com

TEEN FASHION

Free People

351 Greenwich Ave., 203-622-0127freepeople.com

LINGERIE

Inside the Armoire

45 East Putnam Ave., 203-422-2055   

TAILOR

Ted the Tailor

2 Church St., 203-869-5699

JEANS

Intermix

325 Greenwich Ave., 203-302-3200intermixonline.com

COSTUME JEWELRY + HOME ACCESSORIES BOUTIQUE 

Splurge

39 Lewis St., 203-869-7600splurgegifts.com

MEN’S WATCHES + WEDDING RINGS

Betteridge

239 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-0124betteridge.com

WOMEN’S WATCHES

Manfredi Jewels

121 Greenwich Ave., 203-622-1414manfredijewels.com

ESTATE JEWELRY + LOCAL JEWELRY BOUTIQUE

Steven Fox

8 Lewis St., 203-629-3303stevenfoxjewelry.com


Beauty & Bridal

MAKEUP ARTIST

Heba of Maria Livesay Salon

1345 East Putnam Ave., 203-698-3509; marialivesaysalon.com

COSMETICS STORE

Sephora

75 Greenwich Ave., 203-422-2191sephora.com

WOMEN’S SALON + COLORIST

Color Cafe

23 Benedict Pl., 203-769-1929; colorcafestudio.com

BLOW OUT + updo

Jaafar Tazi

149 Greenwich Ave., 203-340-2525jaafartazi.com

MEN’S SALON + KIDS’ HAIRCUTS

Classic Barber

396 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-3600; classic.224online.com

DAY SPA

Dream Spa & Salon

151 Greenwich Ave., 203-629-2525dreamdayspa.com

FACIAL + WAXING 

Celia B Skin Care

181 Greenwich Ave., 203-861-6850celiabskincare.com

MASSAGE

Massage Mavens

59 Le Grande Ave., 203-340-2518; massagemavens.com

MANICURE + PEDICURE

Cozy Nail & Spa

103 Greenwich Ave., 203-622-3023cozynailbeauty.com

WEDDING FLORAL DESIGNER + FLORIST

McArdle’s  Florist & Garden Center

48 Arch St., 203-661-5600mcardles.com

BRIDAL GOWNS + BRIDESMAID DRESS BOUTIQUE

Marietta C Designs

436 East Putnam Ave., 203-661-2171mariettac.com 

WEDDING RECEPTION SITE + LOCAL HOTEL

Delamar Greenwich Harbor

500 Steamboat Rd., 203-661-9800; delamargreenwich.com

l’escale

500 Steamboat Rd., 203-661-4600; lescalerestaurant.com

WEDDING RINGS + MEN’S WATCHES

Betteridge

239 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-0124betteridge.com

WEDDING CAKES

Sweet Lisa’s

3 Field Rd., 203-869-9545; sweetlisas.com

DESSERTS + BAKERY + CUPCAKES

DiMare Pastry Shop

1245 East Putnam Ave.,  203-637-4781dimarepastry.com

WEDDING INVITATIONS

J Papers

100 Bruce Park Ave., 203-769-5104jpapers.com

WEDDING GIFTS + WEDDING REGISTRY + CHINA/TABLETOP

Hoagland’s

175 Greenwich Ave., 203-869-2127hoaglands.com

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Bob Capazzo

203-273-0139bcapazzo.smugmug.com

WEDDING PLANNER

Ashley Douglass Events

34 East Putnam Ave. Suite 107, 917-748-6281; ashleydouglassevents.com

WEDDING DJ/LIVE MUSIC

Richie Vance Productions

203-249-9359richievance.com

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