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Gaia Restaurant - CT - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
62 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

GAIA offers an inventive & modern approach to Mediterranean fare. Focusing on fresh fish & seafood from the coasts of Portugal and the Mediterranean. Rui Correia, chef & owner, continues to impress guests with his level of cuisine, hospitality & service in his intimate & sophisticated dining room.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Salads

  • Panzanella Salad$12.00

    greens, tomato, olives, radish, parmesan crisp, house croutons, cabernet vinaigrette

    • Verdura Salad$10.00

      mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, olives, lemon & thyme vinaigrette

      • Beet & Pear Salad$12.00

        grilled bartlett pears, ricotta, pistachios, baby watercress

        • Tomato Salad$12.00

          vine ripened tomatoes, cucumber relish, feta, lemon, oregano, yogurt, aged vinegar

          Appetizers

          • Tomato Gazpacho$9.00

            puree of vine ripened tomato, cucumber, olive oil

            • Crispy Artichokes$12.00

              lemon, shaved pecorino romano, sea salt

              • Piri - Piri Tuna Tartar$16.00

                spicy ahi tuna, black bean puree, cumin, mint pico de gallo

                • Burrata$16.00

                  house made fig preserve, pickled onions, aged vinegar, portuguese olive oil, micro greens

                  • Lulas & Camarão$16.00

                    calamari & baby shrimp grilled a la plancha, vinegar peppers, piri - gastrique, micro cilantro

                    • Grilled Octopus$18.00

                      roasted baby peppers, garlic, lemon, herbs, portuguese olive oil

                      • Lamb Meatballs$15.00

                        yogurt sauce, toasted pignolis, fresh mint

                        • Falafels$13.00

                          hummus, greek yogurt, lemon thyme

                          • Hummus$10.00

                            curry, za'atar vinaigrette, grilled pitas

                            • Empanadas$12.00

                              chick pea puree, roasted eggplant, peppers, onions, tomato

                              Sides

                              • Wild Mushrooms$9.00

                                • Roasted Organic Sweet Potatoes$9.00

                                  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts$8.00

                                    • Seasoned Frites$8.00

                                      • Broccoli Rabe$8.00

                                        • Cauliflower Fried Rice$9.00

                                          Pasta & Rice

                                          • Horta$16.00

                                            zucchini spaghetti, seasonal vegetables, kale pesto, ricotta salata

                                            • Seafood Bolognese$18.00

                                              torchio seashell shaped pasta, minced calamari, shrimp & octopus, tomato ragù

                                              • Penne$16.00

                                                baby shrimp, chourico, chicken, broccoli rabe, rosemary, lemon, chilis, olive oil, pecorino

                                                • Arroz de Marisco$32.00

                                                  octopus, calamari, shrimp, little necks, rice, shellfish tomato broth

                                                  • Arroz de Frango$30.00

                                                    pulled chicken, wild mushrooms, peas, chourico, rosemary, lemon, olive oil poached egg, dirty rice

                                                    Sea

                                                    • Peniche$38.00

                                                      sea bass, little neck clams, shrimp, parsley whipped potato, garlic lemon wine

                                                      • Mar$35.00

                                                        Portuguese octopus, baby calamari, South American shrimp, pee wee potatoes, warm squid ink

                                                        • Dorado$36.00

                                                          pan seared, cauliflower puree, shiitakes, brussels sprouts, crispy artichoke hearts, oven roasted tomato

                                                          • Salmon$30.00

                                                            green squash, cured tomatoes, crispy chick peas, bulgarian feta, Israeli herb vinaigrette

                                                            • Tuna$30.00

                                                              cauliflower fried rice, peas, french green beans, pine nuts, baby carrots, sesame oil, soy & crab sauce

                                                              Land

                                                              • Gaia$26.00

                                                                Portuguese sausage stuffing, chicken breast, whipped potato, broccoli rabe, chicken jus

                                                                • Lamb$38.00

                                                                  grilled Australian tenderloin, curry chick pea puree, zucchini spaghetti, yogurt sauce, fresh mint

                                                                  • Grilled Pork Chop$30.00

                                                                    house vinegar peppers, grilled organic sweet potatoes potatoes, jamón, citrus pork jus

                                                                    • P.F.C.$27.00

                                                                      Portuguese fried chicken, lemon pepper tempura, salsa verde, piri - piri, seasoned frites

                                                                      • Burger$20.00

                                                                        char grilled angus chuck, pickled onions, manchego cheese, grilled Portuguese roll

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                                                                        What 62 people are saying

                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                        4.4
                                                                        4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                                        • 4.2Ambience
                                                                        • 4.0Value

                                                                        NoiseQuiet

                                                                        89% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                          francophile

                                                                          Wilmington

                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 13, 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Lovely restaurant. We recently visited Portugal so wanted to try this restaurant. Everything was excellent...the potato and kale soup, the lamb meatballs with your sauce and mint, the dorado!! Nice atmosphere...very understated and great attentive wait staff. We'll go back!

                                                                        2. MP

                                                                          MPizzle

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 12, 2018

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                          Great service and food. The fried artichoke appetizer was delicious. Cauliflower rice was yummy.

                                                                        3. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 15, 2017

                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                          Very cute and quiet place where you can actually talk and enjoy a nice meal!

                                                                        4. JT

                                                                          JosephT

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 25, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Excellent food and room. Great service. A winner. Will be back often.

                                                                        5. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Denver

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 4, 2017

                                                                          overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                                          I travel 8 months out of the year and frequent fine dining establishments all over the country. We got to this place in hopes for a quality dinner. We were first sat at a 4 top and there were 2 of us. the place was full. then a group of 4 came in and we offered to move to a 2 top so they could be seated since we just literally sat down. We never once were checked on as we had to ask for more drinks every single time we finished our wine or beer. we also never got our water refilled. the pacing was off as they didn't take our entree order until we finished eating our appetizers and asked if we could order our main. we had to remind them we needed help CONSTANTLY. the food was good but it didn't make it a good experience AT ALL. it took over 2 hours for our meal in all and we didnt have much time in CT to begin with. I would not recommend this place to anybody. there were plenty of other spots in the area that looked busy and had great reviews. I ALWAYS leave 20% no matter what for service but this place only got 10% it was so embarrassing to have to raise our hand and call for the waiter or waitress who kept passing us by. we are very low maintenance and I have Never had to work so hard for service in all my dining experiences with all my travels.

                                                                        6. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 4, 2017

                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                          Service was very friendly and nice, although a little slow. Food was very salty but interesting and we could not find any seafood in the seafood Bolognese. However the chef’s house wine blend was excellent as were the lamb meatballs. I️ would try this restaurant again and try some of the signature dishes.

                                                                        7. c

                                                                          cxraskin

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 16, 2017

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                          Fiancé with his mom and myself had a great time tonight at Gaia. An elegant, intimate, and cozy atmosphere ...you don't have to shout to each other to have a conversation . The highlights of our meal are the following: crispy artichokes (omg), the dorado, and the mar. Just a heads up though, we find the food on the salty side but that didn't bother us. So if you have an issue about that, just mention it to the server so they can adjust to your liking.

                                                                        8. MC

                                                                          MaryC

                                                                          London

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 19, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Lovely small quiet restaurant great food

                                                                        9. HS

                                                                          HowardS

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 15, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          We had dinner last evening the 15th of August 2017. Probably the Best food I have ever had in westchester or Greenwich!! Spectacular! Bravo to the owners and the chef!!

                                                                        10. F

                                                                          Fran

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          24 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          3.0

                                                                          24 reviews

                                                                          Dined on June 18, 2017

                                                                          overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                          Brunch was a bit disappointing -- especially the breakfast tacos which were uninspired and "meh" as my son put it. He said he makes them way better at home. We have always enjoyed this place in the evening -- elegant, soothing and yummy. Something was just off at the brunch.

                                                                        11. m

                                                                          maggieh

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          Dined on June 16, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Excellent!!! Especially if you want to have a quiet dinner.

                                                                        12. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          3.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on June 3, 2017

                                                                          overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                          First off we were very surprised at how small the restaurant is! You basically walk in to a small room with nothing but tables... no bar, no kitchen, and not much staff to be seen. It's a clean and classy atmosphere, but awkward. Food-wise, the appetizers were delicious and the main courses were good. The service was so-so.. It seemed as if our server was brand new. We were there celebrating a birthday but decided not to stay for coffee or dessert because our server was MIA. Overall the experience could have been better.

                                                                        13. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on June 3, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Gaia's chef (also the chef of Douro), Rui Correia, is masterful. His entrees are inventive and tasty. He has brought Portuguese dining to the mainstream. The Seafood Bolognese is perfect and the Surf and Turf, made with short ribs, octopus and shimp is to die for.

                                                                        14. I

                                                                          Izzy

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                          Dined on May 20, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          The food is fresh, seasoned to perfection. Delicious wine list and a perfect setting to catch up with friends.

                                                                        15. SB

                                                                          SteveB

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2017

                                                                          overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                          The food was well prepared and delicious. Portions were small, prices were large. Ambiance was dreary, dull and post-modern; very sparse. My dining room is more inviting.

                                                                        16. D

                                                                          Delish

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          28 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          28 reviews

                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Gaia was a wonderful dining experience. We went to dinner with two other couples and were seated at a round table which is always an added bonus. All the appetizers and entrees looked delicious and it was difficult to choose. Thus, must come back to try others. I love green wine from Portugal and I was not disappointed. The wine was a perfect accompaniment to my crispy artichokes and mar entree. The service was impeccable and all the wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. We were the last diners to leave.

                                                                        17. N

                                                                          Neilsk

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          Excelent food with unique preparation and very friendly staff. To start, artichoke, salads, burrata, followed by the two rice dishes: Arroz de Marisco and Arroz de Frango were all excellent. Oh, and the chocolate dessert topped with Nutella was amazing too.

                                                                        18. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2017

                                                                          overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                          Arroz de marisco no clams even though menu says clams shrimp calamary octopus hard chew overall not good anything

                                                                        19. J

                                                                          Justin

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                                          overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                          Service was unprofessional. After receiving our drinks from one server, another cane over shortly after and abruptly asked if we were ready to order. No introduction was made or any other common exchanges between server and customer. I asked if there were any specials and she replied"no" Upon receiving our food the bustaff and servers came over a number of times to clear my dates plate after I had already staed once that she was still working on it.

                                                                        20. T

                                                                          Teenyfoodie

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Creative tastes prepared well! Menu was terrific. The crunchy artichoke appetizer was superb and uniquely done. The tuna was excellent and the desserts fabulous . Service was wonderful and friendly and atmosphere is subdued, quiet and relaxing. Totally recommend!

                                                                        21. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                          Dined on April 12, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Food and service exceptional. A favorite in Greenwich Ct.

                                                                        22. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          Dined on April 7, 2017

                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                          The starters were delicious. The wine lovely. However 2 out of the 3 dining had horrible entrees. I was the one who enjoyed the dorado dish but my dinner dates had the pfc and the Gaia and found both dry, limp, unseasoned. The worst part is that the Chef came out to the dining area to visit every single table but ours. It was so obvious in such a small restaurant. There were 6 tables seated and we watched him visit every single one of the 5 other tables but never came to ours. Very unprofessional.

                                                                        23. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on March 29, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Chef Rui always has something spectacular on the menu. Tonight was no different with a guest chef from Portugal's Douro region joining him in the kitchen.

                                                                        24. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on March 28, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Gaia hosted a visiting chef from Portugal the week of March 27 - 31. It was a prix fix meal of authentic Portuguese dishes and was absolutely fantastic. My husband and I are big fans of Gaia and its sister restaurant, Douro.

                                                                        25. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          Dined on March 4, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          The food, the service was top notch! Highly recommended !!

                                                                        26. CT

                                                                          new2CT

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          46 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          46 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                          Went for VDay, The menu is good enough, it was nice they didn't try to gouge you with some sort of special. Service is polite if a little absent-minded, we thought they forgot about us before we ordered and then we're not entirely sure who was waiting on us the rest of the night , but the menu was creative and the food was very good . The stark walls and sparse Decor can make the noise level a bit rambunctious when the place is full I'd probably go back but I might try someplace else in the neighborhood first

                                                                        27. U

                                                                          Uniqueats

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 11, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                          Ordered entire list of appetizers. Phenomenal!!! Very attentive.

                                                                        28. AB

                                                                          AirBud

                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 27, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Always excellent. Hands down consistently the best meal in Greenwich.

                                                                        29. d

                                                                          desifoodie

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 13, 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          Chef was very innovative with ingredients so food was flavorful without having one (or two) spices overwhelming the dishes. Very attentive service and the food was a refreshing change from the usual fare found on Greenwich Avenue, exotic without sacrificing freshness. Will definitely come back!

                                                                        30. L

                                                                          Lgmom

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 21, 2016

                                                                          overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                          Great food, lovely setting- service at best is 'relaxed'

                                                                        31. f

                                                                          fuerzabrutamama

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 8, 2016

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                          This is not the old Gaia, which many remember from it's former perch further up the Ave, where half the menu appeared in Mason jars. The new Gaia is intimate and serene. The environment is almost stunningly simple, inspired by the beauty of natural wood. The acoustics and lighting are just right for quiet conversation. A creative menu balances choices from small plates to hearty entrees, and reflects the seasons. Prices are competitive with similar restaurants in the area. A good wine list and very good mixed drinks round out the experience(fun fact-there is no visible bar, hence no bar scene). Of course parking is a challenge, but you already knew that.... Definitely worth a trip, a nice oasis in which to enjoy good food without the see-and-be-seen atmosphere that so often saturates places in town.

                                                                        32. L

                                                                          Lgmom

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 19, 2016

                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                          Small and I t

                                                                        33. P

                                                                          Patricia

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 10, 2016

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                          Very good restaurant. Don't think it's been discovered yet. Small and intimate. Perhaps a bit too dark.

                                                                        34. MP

                                                                          MelissaP

                                                                          Raleigh

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 10, 2016

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                          Beautiful modern decor and fantastic menu. Food was beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious. The grilled octopus starter was killer. Would definitely return.

                                                                        35. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 30, 2016

                                                                          overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                          Server was great good was pretty bland, would not go again.

                                                                        36. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Excellent meal!! I had not tried this restaurant as I thought it was related to the old Gaia which used to be located on the same street at a different location. Not the case at all! This is the same ownership as Duoro right down the street. Excellent and authentic Portuguese food. Chef came out to give us a wine recommendation and everything was wonderful. Definitely going back soon.

                                                                        37. I

                                                                          Izzy

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Top pick for Greenwich!! We enjoy interesting good fresh food and Gaia delivers. A small restaurant that encourages an exceptional dining experience while you catch up with friends.

                                                                        38. L

                                                                          Lovestodine

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 17, 2016

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great Mediterranean restaurant in Greenwich, where you can enjoy a great meal as well as conversation!

                                                                        39. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 2, 2016

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          I hate writing a review on a great place that I love because it only makes it harder to get a reservation. Gaia is a wonderful cozy place with a quality of food that is the equal of anything we found in Lisbon. On our last visit I had a wonderful dish that I never had before. Sardines on grilled bread over an interesting puree. Everything is always perfect at both their restaurants (their sister restaurant Douro is on the next block) and I will continue to return again and again.

                                                                        40. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on August 24, 2016

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Even though we were the only ones dining there, it was still a nice atmosphere. The food was amazing - creative and delicious. I was there with a friend who owns a catering company in NYC and she loved it too! The host who also helped serve us was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu items and super friendly. I can't wait to go back again!

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                                                                        Gaia Restaurant - CT - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners

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