Best of Greenwich 2020

GOLDEN PICKS
Miku Sushi Bar & Restaurant Winner of Best New Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi & Service

K DONG
co-owner

Miku Sushi came onto the Greenwich culinary scene with a bang! The vibe is hopping, food phenomenal and service impeccable—all thanks to co-owner, K Dong, whose heart is as great as his restaurant. “Being new in Greenwich has been wonderful. The community welcomed us with open arms, and we’re really enjoying the nonprofit partnerships we developed,” he says. “Being able to give back makes us feel really good. We have the best customers and the best community.”


GOLDEN PICKS

Boxcar Cantina, Winner of Best Food Truck & Margaritas

JAMES FARRELL
owner

For twenty-six years Boxcar Cantina has been satisfying our craving for all things Mexican. Five years ago the Boxcar food truck hit the road. “Our food truck brings the best service and fresh delicious food to everyone,” says James. “We accommodate all sizes and types of events—from rehearsal dinners and anniversaries to birthday and graduation parties. There’s nothing the food truck can’t handle.” And of those famous not-too-sweet, not-too-sour margaritas? James keeps the special ingredients close to the vest but says the best margaritas always use freshly squeezed organic limes.


GOLDEN PICKS

Maison D’Alexandre, Winner of Best Makeup Application

VERA NICOLLA
Makeup Artist/Brow Therapist

“I’ve always focused on the eyes, but now that we must wear face coverings, the eyes and brows are even more important,” says Vera. Here, her DIY tips for the perfect eye. • Always use an eye primer or base. • Start with a soft palette of shadow. When using darker colors or eyeliner, be careful to blend it well. • Use lots of layers of mascara to bring out the lashes. • Step back and see how to shape your eyebrows to frame the eyes. Use a soft brow pencil color that’s close to your hair color. • Use moisturizer for the undereye area to help blend concealer if you need to cover circles.


GOLDEN PICKS

Cap, Cork & Cellar, Winner of Best Wine Shop & Liquor Store

ROB PETZ
CEO

Looking for one- stop shopping on the way to your next gathering (even if it is in a backyard at a social distance)? Cap, Cork & Cellar has got you covered. In addition to an incredible selection of wines at all price points, craft beers and solid liquor selection, the shop offers unique hostess gifts and a gourmet selection of cheeses and crackers. We like to think of this place as the Cheers of Greenwich. Rob will not only remember your name but also what whets your whistle. Not in stock? No worries. He’ll hook you up with the perfect substitution (or, of course, order what you want).


TOWN WINNERS

FOOD + DRINK

RESTAURANTS

New Restaurant + Japanese + Sushi + Best Service
Miku Sushi
mikugreenwich.com

Creative Menu
Café 47 at The Perfect Provenance
theperfectprovenance.com

Hotel Restaurant + Outdoor Dining
l’escale
lescalerestaurant.com

Special Occasion/Date Night
Thomas Henkelmann
homesteadinn.com/thomas-henkelmann

American + Weekend Brunch
The Spread
thespreadgreenwich.com

Asian Fusion
Asiana
asianacafe.com

Chinese
Steam
steam374.com

French
Le Penguin
lepenguinbistro.com

Greek
Famous Greek Kitchen
famousgreekkitchen.com

Italian
Polpo Restaurant and Saloon
polporestaurantsaloon.com

Indian
India Avenue
indiaavenuegr.com

Mediterranean + Tapas
Douro
dourogroup.com

Mexican
La Taqueria
taqueriact.com

Thai
Thai Basil
thaibasilofgreenwich.com

Seafood
Elm Street Oyster House
elmstreetoysterhouse.com

Steaks
Townhouse
townhousegreenwich.com


COMFORT FOOD

Bagels
Upper Crust Bagel Co.
uppercrustbagel.com

Hamburgers
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Frozen Yogurt
Rosie’s Frozen Yogurt
rosiesfrozenyogurt.com

Ice Cream/Gelato
Gelato & Cioccolato
gelatoecioccolato.com

Breakfast + Hot Dogs
Joey B’s
joeybsct.com

Pizza
Pizza Post
thepizzapost.com

Ribs/Barbecue
Bobby Q’s Pit Stop
bobbyqpitstop.com


CASUAL SPOTS

Lunch Spot
Drawing Room
thedrawingroomhome.com

Café/Bistro
Bistro Versailles
versaillesgreenwich.com

Coffee Shop + Candy Store + Chocolate Shop
Chocoylatte Gourmet
chocoylatte.com

Deli
Rinaldi’s Country Deli
rinaldiscoscob.com

Diner
Glory Days Diner
glorydaysdiner.com

Family-Friendly Restaurant
Caren’s Cos Cobber
thecoscobber.com

Food Truck
Boxcar Cantina
boxcarcantina.com

Health Food
B. Good
bgood.com

Vegetarian + Health Food
Green & Tonic
greenandtonic.com

Juice Bar
Meli-Melo
melimelogreenwich.com


MARKETS & MORE

Bakery + Cupcakes + Desserts
DiMare Pastry Shop
dimarepastry.com

Butcher Shop
Fleishers Craft Butchery
fleishers.com

Gourmet To Go
Aux Délices
auxdelicesfoods.com

Fish Market
Bon Ton Fish Market
bontonfishmarket.com

Gourmet Grocery
Citarella Gourmet Market
citarella.com

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

Caterer
Watson’s Catering
watsonscatering.com


BAR BOASTS

Pub
Little Pub
littlepub.com

Beer Selection
The Ginger Man
gingermanct.com

Margaritas
Boxcar Cantina
boxcarcantina.com

Martinis
Eastend
zhospitalitygroup.com

Outdoor Bar
l’escale
lescalerestaurant.com

Sports Bar
OG Social Club
ogsocialclub.com

Singles Scene (Over 35) + Wine List + Girls’ Night Out + Restaurant Bar + Happy Hour
Douro
dourogroup.com

Singles Scene (Under 35)
South Bay Greenwich
southbayct.com

 

SHOP + STYLE

FASHION

Accessories + Baby Store
Splurge Gifts
splurgegifts.com

Gala Black Tie Attire + Men’s Fashion + Men’s Shoes
Richards/Mitchells
shop.mitchellstores.com

Cocktail Attire
Katie Fong Collection
katiefong.com

Consignment
Roundabout Resale Couture
roundaboutcouture.com

Designer Boutique
The Perfect Provenance
theperfectprovenance.com

Teen Fashion
Brandy Melville
brandymelvilleusa.com

Children’s Clothes
Jacadi Paris
jacadi.us

Lingerie
Petticoat Lane
petticoat-lane.com

Eyewear
Warby Parker
warbyparker.com

Department Store + Women’s Fashion + Women’s Shoes + Jeans
Saks Fifth Avenue
saksfifthavenue.com

Makeup Boutique
Sephora
sephora.com

Swimwear
Athleta
athleta.gap.com


JEWELRY

Anniversary & Special Occasion
Richards/Mitchells
shop.mitchellstores.com

Fine Jewelry + Men’s Watches
Betteridge
betteridge.com

Estate + Designer + Women’s Watches + Local Jewelry Boutique
Manfredi Jewels
manfredijewels.com

Costume/Everyday Jewelry
She La La
shopshelala.com

On Trend
Asha By ADM
ashabyadm.com


HOME

Antiques/Vintage Store
Patrick Mele
patrickmele.com

Home Accessories Boutique
Splurge
splurgegifts.com

Contemporary Furnishings + Furniture Store
The Drawing Room
thedrawingroomhome.com

Rugs
A. T. Proudian
atproudian.com

Bookstore
Diane’s Books
dianesbooks.com

China + Luxury Imports
Hoagland’s of Greenwich
hoaglands.com

Linens
Lynnens
lynnens.com

Lighting
Circa Lighting
circalighting.com

Outdoor Furniture
Patio.com
patio.com

Toy Store
Smart Kids’ Toys
sktoys.com

Florist
McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center
mcardles.com

Garden Center
Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
sambridge.com


SPORTS GEAR

Bicycle Shop
Dave’s Cycle
davescyclect.com

Fitness Wear
Sweaty Betty
sweatybetty.com

Golf Equipment
Griffith E. Harris Golf Course
thegriffgolf.org

Sports Gear Store
Bruce Park Sports
bruceparksports.com


WEDDINGS

Bridal Gowns + Bridesmaid Dress Boutique
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 + Registry
Hoagland’s of Greenwich
hoaglands.com

Wedding Invitations/Stationery
Blush Waters Design
blushwaters.com

Wedding Photographer
Melani Lust Photography
melanilustphotography.com

Wedding Planner
Ashley Douglass Events
ashleydouglassevents.com

Wedding Reception Venue
Delamar Greenwich Harbor/ l’escale
delamar.com

Wedding + Engagement Rings
Betteridge
betteridge.com

Wedding DJ + Live Music
Kunjan Collective
kunjancollective.com

SERVICES

PAMPERING

Blow Out/Updo
Jaafar Tazi Hair Salon
jaafartazi.com

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

Men’s Styling/Salon
Paulo Lanfredi Salon
paulolanfredi.com

Day Spa + Massage
Delamar Spa
delamar.com

Facial
Elite Esthetics By Nicole Caroline
eliteesthetics.glossgenius.com

Kids’ Haircuts
Classic Barber
classic.224online.com

Makeup Application
Maison D’Alexandre
maisondalexandre.com

Manicure + Pedicure
Empy’s Day Spa

Spray Tan
Zen Bronze
zenbronze.com

Waxing
J House Spa
jhousespa.com


FITNESS

Barre
Greenwich Barre Studio
greenwichbarrestudio.com

Fitness Club
OsteoStrong
osteostrong.me

Crossfit
Greenwich CrossFit
greenwichcrossfit.com

Gym
Equinox Greenwich
equinox.com

Indoor Cycling Classes
SoulCycle
soul-cycle.com

Youth Fitness/Sports Training
Mason Street Strength and Fitness
masonststrength.com

Pilates
The Reform School
greenwichreformschool.com

Yoga
The Studio Greenwich
thestudiogreenwich.com

Dance Fitness
Blanks Studios
blanksstudio.com

Outdoor Sports
Greenwich Community Sailing
greenwichsailing.com


ERRANDS

Auto Repair Shop
John Mackey’s Service Station
johnmackeysservice.com

Car Wash
Splash Car Wash
splashcarwashes.com

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

Livery Service
Michael’s Limo CT
michaelslimo.com

Tailor
Ted the Tailor
203-869-5699

Dry Cleaners
Bestever Dry Cleaners
203-869-3997

Pet Supplies/Pet Clothing
Choice Pet
choicepet.com

Veterinarian
Greenwich Animal Hospital
greenwichanimalhospital.com

Local Hotel
J House
jhousegreenwich.com

Storage Facility
Westy Self Storage
westy.com


TRY IT / TUNE IN

Local Band—Cover
Tangled Vine
tangledvine.com

Local Band—Rock
The Straightjackets
thestraightjacketsband.com

Art Gallery
Gilles Clement Gallery
gclementgallery.com

Youth Music Lessons + Adult Music Lessons
Atelier Constantin Popescu
atelierconstantinpopescu.com

Children’s Playground
Bruce Park
greenwichct.gov

College Prep Courses
Carnegie Prep
carnegieprep.com

Cooking Classes
Aux Délices
auxdelicesfoods.com

Language Classes
Alliance Française of Greenwich
afgreenwich.org

Live Music Spot
Lugano
luganowinebar.com

Museum + Museum for Children
Bruce Museum
brucemuseum.org

Performing Arts
Greenwich Performing Arts Studio
greenwichperformingarts.com

Radio Station AM – Local
WSHU 1260
wshu.org

Radio Station FM – Local
WEBE 107.9
webe108.com

Radio Station Personality
The Anna & Raven Show
star999.com

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