Greenwich, Connecticut, is one of the most beautiful towns in the state, marked by a bustling downtown area and quaint parks.
It’s a great area to live in or visit any time of year!
And whether you’re:
- New to the area
- Traveling from Westchester County
- Or you’re a local looking for a bite to eat
There are amazing options throughout the city that will make you come back for seconds…or thirds…
So, what are the best restaurants to get lunch in Greenwich, CT?
Read on to find out!
Top picks for lunch in Greenwich, Connecticut
Greenwich Avenue is our Main Street.
As such, you’ll find plenty of shopping, spas, art galleries, and, most importantly, restaurants.
While it’s almost impossible to get a bad meal on the Ave, as we call it, some top picks on and along it include:
The Mediterraneo debuted in 1995 and is still highly acclaimed today. Best known for serving up authentic Mediterranean-style dishes, it’s a hot spot anytime. And that goes double for weekend evenings, with delicious food and a romantic atmosphere.
If you’re someone interested in trying foreign-inspired food, Mediterraneo is the place to be.
The dining room is spacious yet cozy. It has relaxed lighting, a seasonal patio for outdoor dining, and cushioned seating.
The menu boasts its seafood dishes and shareable plates, making it great for a lunch on the town. You can either get a couple small plates for yourself or share with coworkers.
And if you’re not working for the rest of the day, you can enjoy one of the many alcoholic beverages available.
Some of the small plates and lunches include:
- Roasted butternut squash soup
- Steamed P.E.I. mussels
- Crispy crab stuffed artichoke bottoms
Address: 366 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
French culture loves a good lunch, so why not celebrate an afternoon relaxing as such in the States?
This dining establishment is well loved for its many traditional French dishes, set in one of the most gorgeous dining rooms you’ve ever seen. From the lighting to the table settings, you’ll feel like you’re eating like royalty.
L’Escale is a wonderful spot for a large group, as it has:
- Private spaces
- Customizable menus
- Changeable set-ups
- And out-of-this-world catering
- Space for waterfront dining on pleasant days
Here are some lunch dishes to check out:
- Chilled Premium Oysters and Clams
- Maine Lobster “Fra Diavolo”
- l’Escale Beef Sliders
Address: 500 Steamboat Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830
The Ginger Man
After opening in 2002, The Ginger Man became a beloved restaurant serving classic American fare.
Well-loved by locals, The Ginger Man is a great spot to enjoy a brunch or later lunch in Greenwich, CT.
The menu highlights beers from around the world, along with brunch and dinner menus.
If you love it as much as many do, you can even cater a private party through their services.
It’s a gorgeous romantic setting, allowing guests to eat next to the wood-burning fireplace and art installations.
For Sunday brunch, be sure to check out:
- Eggs Benedict
- Ginger Man omelet
- Steak and eggs
Address: 64 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
Le Penguin is hands-down one of the most popular restaurants in all Greenwich.
While it’s not the only French restaurant in the area, it is easily one of the most loved.
They even have a specific lunch menu, so you don’t have to worry about ordering a dinner plate and losing your appetite for the rest of the day.
With white tablecloths and French art, it’s a classic dining establishment that makes you feel fancy, even just 5 minutes away from home.
Here are some incredible lunch menu items to try out for yourself at Le Penguin:
- Lobster ‘Cobb’ Salad
- Moules Frites ‘Le Pingouin’
- Raviolis aux Champignons Sauvages
Address: 61 Lewis St, Greenwich, CT 06830
Terra Ristorante Italiano
Head over to Terra Ristorante Italiano for a classic Italian restaurant experience. It’s walking distance away from all the high-end shops in the area.
It’s smack-dab in the middle of Greenwich Avenue, to be more precise.
So basically, you can shop until you drop…into a seat for some delicious lunch.
After you’ve spent the morning buying yourself all the goodies you deserve, grab lunch at Terra for traditional Italian fare.
Yes, you may be tired. But don’t worry! You can finish your meal with a coffee, classic Italian style.
With gorgeous art, dark wood furniture, and a wood-paneled ceiling, you’ll feel like you’ve walked into a classic Italian eatery. And when you’re done eating, just take a walk by the water of Greenwich Harbor and pretend it’s the Mediterranean.
With a menu full of pasta, pizza, and salads, you can pair your meal with a drink from their extensive wine list.
Here are some great lunch options:
- Organic romaine hearts
- Prosciutto San Daniele pizza
- Occhi di Lupo pasta
Address: 156 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
The Bistro V is an adored Parisian-style cafe serving brunch specialties and mouth-watering baked goods. The bistro snuggles up on Greenwich Avenue in beautiful Downtown Greenwich.
If you’re walking along Greenwich Avenue looking for food, Bistro V is an incredible stop for French cuisine.
With indoor and outdoor seating, you can enjoy your afternoon with a signature cocktail, a crisp yet chewy pastry, and a relaxing ambiance.
You’re going to feel like you just stepped off a Parisian street. So grab an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and prepare to spend the afternoon feeling very romantic.
Here are some goodies to look forward to:
- Avenue Burger
- Bistro Salad
- Croque Monsieur
Address: 339 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
You guessed it, there’s another French café on this list!
What can we say? The French just know how to do lunch right.
But at least this spot has some brunch options, so if you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to be the first in line.
While, of course, you can expect crepes, Meli-Melo Greenwich also has incredible salads, bowls, sandwiches, and soups.
Here are some items to check out:
- Chicken Curry Salad
- Le Parisien Salad
- Croque Madame Sandwich
Address: 362 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
The menu in this fine dining establishment changes with the seasons! The globally trained culinary team at Eastend focuses on scratch cooking and modern techniques to create truly memorable dishes. For a quick yet delicious meal, you may want to try their Express Lunch option. Indulge in a quickly served two or three-course meal featuring savory selections that will enlighten your taste buds.
Find even more top spots for lunch in Greenwich, CT, and Stamford
We hope you enjoy these incredible restaurants and their delicious fare.
And if you can’t fit them all into one trip, it just means you have to come back again!
For even more great choices for lunch in Greenwich, Connecticut, be sure to read more of our guides:
- Top restaurants in downtown Greenwich and throughout town
- Top Indian restaurants in Greenwich, if you’re in the mood
- The most romantic restaurants across Connecticut, depending on the nature of your visit
Wherever you wind up, you’re sure to enjoy a fantastic meal!
And if you need something to do in the afternoon, a few suggestions include:
- Exploring Greenwich history