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61 Lewis St, Greenwich, CT 06830-5506
+1 203-717-1200
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

An nice cozy place with friendly staff. Tables are little too close together so an intimate evening could well be shared by the table next to you. However, food was excellent would fully recommend the oysters, fois gras terrine, tartare de Boeuf and any of the fish dishes from trout to red snapper. Desserts not the best but the wine... More 

Thank TheEnglishGentleman
Purchase, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have dined at Le Pinguin numerous times over the last few years and never had a disappointing meal. In fact it's my husband's and my favorite place, whether it's just a casual dinner during a week, or a special celebration. In fact we just celebrated our wedding anniversary there. There is a variety of starters such as frisee aux... More 

Thank AskaBP
Westchester County, New York
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I dined here early in the week. The bistro's atmosphere was warm, pleasant, and casual, although the candlelight at our table shed so little light we could barely read the menus and had to rely on our phones to see the bill. The mussels in a saffron cream sauce were a delight and the accompanying frites crisp... More 

Thank Greyrockgal
South Windsor, Connecticut
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126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Four of us stopped in for lunch. We were very pleased to find a reasonably priced assortment of lunch meals. I was quite impressed with a simple hamburger and my wife had an assortment of carefully and nicely prepared vegetables. While not normally a fan of French food, our meals were so good that we will return for a full... More 

Thank FloydBaran
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I usually have dinner at Le Penguin. Foods are wonderfully cooked. Nice atmosphere and excellent choices and varieties.

Thank Mangiargiusto
Paris, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I went for the second time to Le Pingouin. The welcome was very nice and they seated us on a nice corner table. The room was full of beautiful people. We started with oysters and salad then we both had the medium rare Steak Frite witch haricots vert. They were super nice in bringing a birthday cake with candle. They... More 

1 Thank Edgarvaudeville
Stamford, Connecticut
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went on a Sunday night and were shocked how crowded the restaurant was. I had thought Sundays would be slow. That was a testament to how good this bistro is = it is in the space of the great Jean Louis restaurant mainstay. We shared mussels for appetizers along with escargots. Very nice. Entrees were swordfish, snapper , veal... More 

Thank Robt C
Shelter Island, New York
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We met up with our family for a wonderful lunch in a very pleasant setting. The waiter was very good and didn't forget about us. I had an excellent Foie Gras, another had Frisée Salad, Escagot . All good choices. My Lunch size Mussels were plump and tasty and everyone else raved about their meal.

Thank tw0eyb
Princeton, New Jersey
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A lovely lunch with friends. The special omlettes were cooked perfectly. The cheeseburger was generous and just what he wanted. The tuna tartare was very good. The best thing...the spicey bloody mary!

1 Thank Onlythebest4me2
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come here often. It's always a great meal. The food is excellent- get the side dish of peas, you won't be disappointed. We love the soups, salads, fish, steak, lamb, veal, scallops, really everything on the menu! The space is small and cozy and dimly lit. It's usually a fun, lively crowd, especially on weekend nights.... More 

1 Thank Snowday212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Lewis St, Greenwich, CT 06830-5506
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Greenwich
  • Phone Number: +1 203-717-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?