The Ginger Man
The Ginger Man

The Ginger Man

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gingermangreenwich.com/
  • Phone: (203) 861-6400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:45am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bart Tracy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact us to plan your next catered event, private, corporate, large or small. Please contact our Event Coordinator Amy Rauch for catering menus and more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Amogerone Way
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Greenwich Avenue. Additional Parking is also available on Amogernone Way and Municipal lots are accesible on all cross streets.
A word from The Ginger Man
The Ginger Man opened in Greenwich in August of 2002 and instantly became one of the area’s most popular restaurants. Known for its warm and inviting atmosphere, the Ginger Man is a favorite among Greenwich locals and neighboring communities. Whether you are looking for a quick burger (maybe the best burger anywhere!), sandwich, or salad with friends or an intimate dinner at a table by the fireplace, The Ginger Man offers you a unique dining experience.

The Ginger Man’s menu accommodates people of all ages with everything from grilled cheese to entrée-sized salads and two to three fish selections daily. The restaurant still uses a real butcher from the New York City marketplace to hand pick its steaks and blend that special mix for its famous burgers.

The Ginger Man features 23 taps, 80+ bottles and a well chosen wine list from small and large Vineyards around the world. The Ginger Man’s burgers and beers were voted “best burger” and “best beer selection.”
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Ginger Man reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)vibrant bar scene (19)good for groups (14)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (9)romantic (9)kid-friendly (8)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (5)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • enjoyable chain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I have been to the chain a few times. The restaurant could be a bit brighter, but besides that the ambiance is nice. Great beer selection and sever recommendations. Menu is a bit expensive but food was well prepared.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than OK, not outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Food was good, risotto portion much too big and seemed reheated (i.e. not hot enough all the way through). French fries were very good. Friends had mussels, soup, I think a burger, everyone ate enthusiastically. Excellent selection of draught beers. This is probably the real reason to go here :-) All in all quite satisfactory. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JakeVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good and reliable. Not very imaginative menu. great beer selection. Good for sports fans with the tvs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Pleasant brunch. Kitchen slow, but service staff very friendly and concerned
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    SunnyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Four of us went to dinner on a quiet Monday night. Food was ok but not exquisite- sausage meal, ginerman steak and fish and chips. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening
    pako
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My guest and I were seated on arrival for our reservation; the wait staff was immediately attentive; the menu was attractively presented, and the choices were many; the food was promptly delivered, and was delicious. All in all, an evening where the restaurant did not get in the way of my evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lala1dinesVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was overall disappointed! It is a fairly pricy restaurant on a main street in town, however it had the quality of "fast food" place with screaming kids running around... Quinoa salad was nice and generously portioned, however chicken Panini dish was almost unacceptable: chicken was dry, obviously overcooked and French fries "soggy", very dark with a bitter taste and totally unappealing (if I did not have a company, I would had returned the dish!). With time, place filled with clients coming for a drink at the bar and, it became so crowded and noisy that we just left. The only good experience I had, was our waiter... I might recommend this place with reservation but I doubt that I would like to try it again myself.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    PeterMVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We like to have brunch at the Ginger Man and do so often. We were surprised to find that the upstairs room was being painted while the restaurant was open for business fortunately sitting in the backroom the fumes did not interfere with one more enjoyable brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD/SERVICE
    Donna
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    FOOD WAS GOOD WITH A GOOD SIZE MENU. THEY HAVE ALOT OF BEERS TO CHOOSE FROM IF YOU ARE A BEER DRINKER. THEY ALSO HAVE NICE WINES & COCKTAILS. FOOD IS GOOD, MODERATELY PRICED. WHILE OUR SERVER WASN'T TERRIBLE HE COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE ATTENTIVE. THE ATMOSPHERE IS NICE WITH TWO FLOORS OF DINING AND A PRETTY DECENT SIZE BAR AREA.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always a good meal! Great local place, reasonable prices, great menu selection. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 225 reviews are from the The Ginger Man reviews archive.
  • casual midweek dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    the food in avarege? good, the prosciutto mozzarella flat bread was delicious!!, the bar steak was good and the crab cake sandwich was ok, let's be clear... it wasnt bad lt is just thst i had better
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time for Sunday Brunch
    TessieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Sun, June 22 was my 2nd time at Ginger Man for brunch We there in early March, dined solo. Sat at the bar. that time had the BEST omelet - goat cheese, red peppers, spinach. It came with crisp potatoes The food was HOT. The blood mary's were excellent - Darren was the bartender. Yesterday was DIFFERENT. Now it's summer so less people, less crowded and that part was good. But Darren was not bartending. The bloodies were still good (they have a special recipe for them) I ordered the same omelet as last time. But the dish did NOT come out the same. The omelet was "luke warm", not hot and the potatoes were not nicely done as last time. Different kitchen staff for sure. Will still return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great shepherds pie
    NicoleandTodd
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food is awesome and our server was very attentive. The only issue is that upon walking in after making a reservation on open table I was told they do not accept reservations and it's a first come first serve, find your own seat type of place. So I was a little annoyed when I had to stand around like a fool. But as always the beer is great and the food was amazing! Highly recommend the shepherds pie and the garlic Parmesan pretzel! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfy
    wiedVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    If you like craft beers, tasty Irish food, and a cozy atmosphere, this casual, relaxed pub-like restaurant is for you. Friendly, with great service...there is nothing in this experience not to like.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AandBdiningVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Have been to the restaurant many times for lunch. Though had an enjoyable experience, the menu keeps changing and not for the better. They used to have a delicious lobster salad....gone. They used to offer a quinoa and feta salad ....gone. Mussels in wine....gone. Please bring back some of these deleted items. On a positive note their grilled chicken is delicious and plentiful and the pizza looked delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale bistro type place
    Ackreports
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Friendly place with lot of good energy. Varied menu with bistro fare. Salad well prepared. Great beer options. Been back several times and service me staff excellent each time
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing...
    DrHoya
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Same name as the "Ginger Man" in Manhattan but nowhere near the quality or selection of beers as the one in the city. Didn't even have a ginger brew on the menu, a staple of the restaurant. Spoke to the waiter and found out that "it's the same concept but different owners and doesn't carry the same stuff" which translates to "the original ginger man has a great reputation amongst business people in the city so let's use the name to attract commuters." If you're looking for the same experience as the one in the city, save your time and money because you'll be disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have been to The Gingerman a few times and are never disappointed. The food is good, the service is quick, the atmosphere is lovely. We always ask for the back room so it is definitely quit in there and allows for some good conversation and ambience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had a delicious Sunday brunch with very good service. Have also been for drinks in the evening and had several positive experiences. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the? . . .
    essjaebeeVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I ordered a Burrata + Prosciutto salad which had a few measly little daubs of burrata, though the salad and prosciutto were tasty. My husband ordered the avocado + quinoa salad . . . no avocado. But the quinoa salad was tasty. Seems like whoever gets a last look at the dishes was napping. Otherwise a nice meal
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first visit
    Radioda
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was spontaneous visit. Maybe hungry and in the area. The Ginger Man was a very pleasant surprise! A cozy fireplace, very expert and pleasant service, comfortable ambience, an amazing beer menu and great food make this a place that we will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Stand-by
    PeterMVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Whenever we can't make our minds up where we want to eat,, Ginger Man is a no-brainer, never a bad dish, great beers and ales on tap and the service is always just fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greenwich gastro-pub!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Creative menu that is well executed. Attentive, friendly, knowledgable service (made excellent recommendations). Fun bar scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    Sassafras
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Everything we have is always good, I highly recommend splitting a side order of mac and cheese to start the meal off with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Reasonable Prices
    HungryGal
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I was very surprized when I was at the bar at how friendly the bar people were. I was waiting for 2 girlfriends and ordered a drink at the bar. The bartender engaged in a pleasant conversation which brought in the person next to me and before you knew it I was engaged in conversation with 3 people. My friend came and we were shown to a really nice table by the fireplace, super comfy seating. The food was excellent and service was great. Prices are reasonable and we had a really nice time. I would highly recommend this restaurant to people of all ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, ambiance, and service
    Jeffde
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Ginger Man is a really great experience, especially if you're seated either near the fireplace or upstairs. We had neither, but still had a more than enjoyable experience on valentines day. The service more than made up for a slightly sub par dining location under the stairs. I mean, not everyone can have the perfect table, so no hard feelings there. The staff was courteous, responsive, and fast. I commented on how good the raspberry cheesecake sounded while ordering our entree, and confirmed we would be having it for dessert. Literally 120 seconds after taking our plates, and without further prompting, our raspberry cheesecake appeared. Magnificent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generic with Shortfalls
    Jayfran
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    It was exciting sitting near the old fireplace surrounded by a warm atmosphere in Greenwich, thinking this is gonna be terrific comforting high end pub food. Wrong. The starter, an "artichoke dip" was watery underseasoned sourcream with maybe some small chunks of something possibly artichoke but kept swimming away off the chip. The half chicken so oversalted it could not be half-finished. Same for the greens: overcooked in oil and tons of salt. The only saving grace: fresh fries. So just because this place has been around the block and is in lovely downtown Greenwich, doesn't mean can let quality slip, slip, slip away--cuz so will us diners!
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  • Lots of Options at Ginger Man
    StamfordResidentVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Great for groups -- so many choices for food and drinks that this place will please everyone. Service was slower than we would have liked-- waiter had too many tables to serve and was very busy. Food quality is above average bar food, nothing crazy. Beers and drink options are great. It's a definite go-to spot for friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the plus & the minus
    joes
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    the beer menu is excellent, and the beer menu informative. it helps greatly the alcohol content % is noted for those who don't like their beer too strong. the food menu is good but not for those on a vegan diet. i asked the server to hold the crumbled goat cheese from my salad and they were fine with that. but would be great if the gingerman had 1 or 2 vegan options on the menu,.. maybe even 1 vegan salad & 1 vegan entree. overall though i would still go back... i especially like the quieter upstairs dining room, but it was booked for a private function.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Furgie
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I know I can always count on this local spot for great service, consistently good food and a warm inviting environment. I was sorry to see that some of my winter favorites like the Guinness beef stew were taken off the menu but dinner was lovely as usual and good quality and quantity for the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Try & Will Return!
    LuvTTown123
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The Ginger Man(GM) in Greenwich, CT was such a wonderful dining experience! Yearly, we plan a dinner out with our husbands, and this January, The Ginger Man was the location! Perfect choice! Although they didn't need to, they saved our table for us, even though we arrived about 30min. AFTER our reservation time..Tnx GM! Our waiter, Rodney, was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu items and present throughout the two and a half hours we were there! The choice of food items was extensive and every one of our choices were delicious! The boys enjoyed amazing beer from an extensive list, and we were able to bring our own wine (have a large collection at home:) The fireside table added the perfect touch to the dinner! We'll soon return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I have often eaten at GM and was looking forward to a great burger. On this visit (Saturday night) both my husband and I were disappointed. GM just didn't love up to its previous good eats. The burgers lacked the grilled flavor we love and even the fires, usually a stand out, were "off". Everything was good but not great. Commendations do go to our server who guided my beer selection….and it was excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, but very slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Nice Brunch, but we waited nearly 45 minutes for our meal. That is unacceptable. Nice selection for Brunch however and everyone at our table was pleased. Eventually.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good place to have lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Very good place to have lunch with a friend (s).....dining room with fireplace , great on a cold wintry day. Cozy and perfect in a building of old architecture . good menu & food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gastro-Pub
    KenF
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    This place reminds me a bit of the gastro pubs one would find in London. The food is all very good in an upscale pub kind of way. The service is, well, pub-ish. But the most impressive thing about this place is its ambience. The rear room with the fireplace has a feeling of a much more upscale dining spot. The bar is quite lively and warm with its wood tones. If craft beer is what you are about then this is your place. If you prefer wine, I think the bottle choices are better than their by-the-glass offerings which could use some improvement.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The food was excellent and they did not rush us. It was great to sit and talk and eat. The fireplace gave it a great something special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong
    Alex
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Charming little spot, lovely roaring fire, good menu and food up to expectations. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific burgers and lots of beers
    WillVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    While there are lots of choices on the menu, we were looking for a good place in Greenwich to have a burger. We found it. Excellent burgers and very tasty hand cut fries. The beer list, both on draft and in the bottle, is imaginative and extensive. The service was good too. If you want a quieter table, ask to sit upstairs. If you don't mind the hustle and bustle of a busy bar crowd, you'll be very happy downstairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We went to GingerMan for a holiday dinner with 6 friends. The receptionist was rude, the service was poor, the noise level was intolerable, the tables were jammed together and the soup was so salty it was inedible. Never going there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    PeterMVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Whenever, but especially when we decide at the last minute that we don't feel like cooking, The Ginger Man is an easy fallback. solution. Parking on or off the Avenue can be a challenge but aside from that, its all good all the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.