The Best Restaurants in Greenwich, CT

Greenwich is known for its beautiful New England setting, close proximity to New York, and leading edge in the world’s financial markets. The city has also been praised for its diverse and spectacular restaurants. In this article, we’ll look at five of Greenwich’s best restaurants, examining the types of food they serve and why they are so successful.


We start off with Rebeccas, a world renowned French restaurant located not too far from Greenwich’s downtown. Rebeccas has legendary status in the city, having been praised in numerous well known publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Among the restaurant’s most exciting entrées are the lobster with lemon risotto and the braised short ribs. Rebeccas has also garnered much positive reactions from guests because of its modern decor and ambiance.

Thai Basil Restaurant

For those diners looking for a Thai or Asian restaurant in Greenwich, look no further than Thai Basil Restaurant. Located on Railroad Avenue, Thai Basil was voted Best Thai Restaurant of 2010 by Greenwich Magazine. The restaurant’s fair prices and quick service are among reasons why diners keep returning, along with the location’s trendy decor. Among Thai Basil’s signature dishes are its mango curry chicken and veggie dumplings.

Blackstones Steakhouse

Blackstones Steakhouse has been proudly serving the Greenwich area for decades and has attained a devoted clientele of people who know good steaks. Blackstones has set the standard for what a steakhouse should be, not only having excellent and mouth-watering meat entrées, but a superb selection of wines. Most guests of Blackstones choose the restaurant’s famous porterhouse, a prime cut of juicy and flavorful beef.

Thomas Henkelmann

Next we look at Thomas Henkelmann, a French restaurant named after its head chef and owner. Sporting antique furniture and decorations, Thomas Henkelmann features some of the finest Maine lobsters in the country and is known as a popular choice for birthday celebrations in the area. Among other popular dishes are the rack of lamb and Atlantic sea bass. The restaurant is also celebrated for its bar and cocktail selections.


Last but not least, Mediterraneo is among Greenwich’s best Italian and Mediterranean restaurants. Located in the city’s bustling downtown area, Mediterraneo is known for its good food and modern decor. While seafood reigns supreme, diners also have a large selection of pasta and pizza dishes to choose from as well. The restaurant is also known throughout the city for its lively atmosphere and lovely outdoor tables.

About the Author: Jon is a guest contributor from the Stanton House Inn, a wonderful Greenwich B&B.

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