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Le Penguin - Greenwich

4.6
4.6
782 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Show what you love! A fun & frolic filled French Bistro in Greenwich, CT. Music, ambiance, fantastic bistro fare!!!!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday:5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am- 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 717-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Cross street

    Greenwich Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot

  • Public transit

    Greenwich Railroad Station off MetroNorth

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 782 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KG

    KristinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place with good food and attractive people ! We went and it was someone’s bday and there was a big fun celebration with the whole restaurant.. like they do At Abyss but for adults !
  2. JS

    JohnandSteven

    New York Area

    239 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    239 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Saturday night it’s like dinner with family. Thank you to the Le Penguin team for great service, food, setting. Our favorite spot in Greenwich. Without peer.
  3. AG

    AnnabelleG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This used to be my favorite place. This last time, the best part of the meal were the French fries. Something happened. Hopefully an off night, but everyone’s food was bland or overcooked. So sad.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food well below average. All 4 mains not finished.
  5. JH

    JodyH

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was delicious. We all ordered specials, thanks for our enthusiastic server. We always ask ourselves why we don't go more often.
  6. D

    Dane91

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A fun, bright experience for a midsummer lunch treat for Mom which Le Penguin did not disappoint. Lively, colorful, intimate dining room that fluttered with chatter. Attentive wait staff and Ivan made sure we were happy. Love the simplicity of the table with the penguin drawing on the rustic paper bag looking table runner and blue polka dot salt shaker - fun! We feasted on the Tomato Burrata appetizer which melted in my mouth with a happy marriage of savory and sweet flavors. Saumon Grille was poached to perfection (although not sure what the crunchy shavings were atop the fillet) and Mom raved over the Moules Frite in a dreamy saffron sauce. I am no fan or mussels, but that sauce was a huge "yum"! No complaints, even with being seated at a small table only 3 steps from the front door which would not usually rest well with me. Great bistro to elevate a lunch date. Magnifique - looking forward to returning soon!
  7. AB

    ArthurB

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent small French Bistro. Food was very good and reasonably (for Greenwich, CT!) priced. Charming ambiance. We had lunch before visiting the Brandt Gallery
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always spot on. Very consistent quality across the menu. Can get noisy and cramped on busy nights.
  9. p

    pete

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Two out standing entrees - a cauliflower salad that was quite unusual and excellent then an amazing trout. I mentioned the noise level was high , but that was just one boisterous party and when they left (finally!) it was much better.
  10. DC

    DanC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall experience fine - tried to modify reservation to add a fourth to our group - we were told we were given the only three top in the restaurant- when we arrived we were seated at a table that clearly could have seated four
  11. R

    Regine123

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner very much, the patronage was dressed well, the service was very thoughtful, we will certainly return.
  12. P

    Philipcb

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, a lovely meal. Attentive staff. Varied menu. Food was really quite good. Duck and veal entrees. Will definitely return.
  13. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Wonderful! The food, the ambiance, the service, and there is rarely a wait for our table.
  14. c

    ctfoodie

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My only criticism is that the waiters tend to come over to the table every three minutes to get us to order. We really like to settle down, enjoy our wine, and talk about things before we look at the menu. We always feel a little rushed to order.
  15. H

    Happydiner

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely--transported to a delicious meal in paris with a very friendly lively vibe!
  16. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We made a vegetable substitution and was surprised when we received the check that a $6 charge was added. The waiter should have advised us that there is a small charge for a substitution. I probably would have accepted but it was not done in a proper manner.
  17. BB

    BBQ5

    New York Area

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual everything was excellent. The food and service have always been good.
  18. TM

    TinaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great, on all levels. Our favorite place in Greenwich, hands down!
  19. AS

    AdamS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time visiting Le Penguin, first in Westport, and this time in Greenwich. The staff once again was the marquee to a great evening as they were attentive, friendly and accommodating at all times. The food was excellent, as we chose the evening specials, a Halibut plate with gnocchi and a Short rib dish - that was readied in under 20 minutes. Yet again the drinks were excellent, as we tried the cocktails this time, and the ambiance second only to the wonderful weather of the day. Le Penguin has not disappointed!
  20. R

    Raybabe

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently high quality food. Excellent wine. The flourless chocolate cake is a no miss and the dark chocolate ice cream was just amazing.
  21. m

    myrvid

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Penguin is always a perfect dining experience. Food is great, service is excellent, the whole vibe at the restaurant is calm. It’s our favorite place to dine when we are in the area.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there for lunch 2x can’t wait to have dinner there
  23. C

    Christopher

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visit led Penguin often , it never lets me down. Food , service and ambiance . Excellent!!!
  24. e

    elainef

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Mediocre food in pleasant enough surroundings with good service. Still, poor value for the money.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My husban and I always enjoy going to Le Penguin but this time the filet mignon was not as good as expected. It had little flavor and although it was cooked appropriately, it was not tender. I will not order that again. Any of the fish dishes seem to be the better option.
  26. PM

    PeterM

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places both for special occasions and for nights like that when I feel like just saying thank you to my wife for all the wonderful things she does
  27. ML

    MaxL

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really love this place! Third time I was there and it always delivers...food was just exceptional this time as well. I had a Black Bass which was a beautiful combination of flavors, including the Morel mushrooms. My girlfriend had some delicious Scallops. I do think for a pretty expensive restaurant, that there is value here. Appetizer of Pate was very generous and Juan our waiter was even astute enough to ask us if we wanted more cartelized onions...that a waiter on the ball! I don't mind paying higher prices for exception food. My only complain on the food (hence my 4 stars, not 5) was the dessert. Now, $13 can be a little steep for dessert and the Chocolate Mousse was severely disappointing only because it was simply average and had no finesse at all...like something on the level of a common over the counter dessert. Was really surprised. I encourage the owners to evaluate it and I'm sure they will. This seems like a place really dedicated to a great experience. We will be back!!
  28. N

    Nancy

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little piece of Paris right in town......great food & service.
  29. JM

    JohnM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, charming inside. One thing though...how can bread be an afterthought in a French bistro? It should be crunchy with a great “tooth”. Instead it was slightly stale, with a white bread consistency. It’s probably lost on most local diners today - and this was the only flaw in an otherwise great evening.
  30. G

    Gingit

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there early on a Friday night and the place was packed by the time we left. Three of us ate shared appetizers and had three different entrees: mussels, veal, and lamb. Everything was perfect. The wine was excellent but certainly overpriced. It would not stop us from returning. Absolutely wonderful dining.
  31. J

    Joe12

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff. Wonderful menu with great choices. Appetizers and entrees are perfect sizes and the wine menu has many choices.
  32. BB

    BBQ5

    New York Area

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch service and food were were excellent. It is always a delight to go to this favorite neighborhood restaurant.
  33. SB

    StephenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic bistro atmosphere. Delicious cuisine. Excellent service.
  34. KI

    KennethI

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The in place in Greenwich - a French bistro ambience.
  35. j

    jeanne

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food and our server Edwin is fabulous
  36. DH

    DebraH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a magical lunch on Le Penguin. Fantastic food (highly recommend the foie gras) and, while there were others in the restaurant, the noise level was reasonable.
  37. k

    katenyc

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice staff, excellent service and tasty food. This is a neighborhood gem.
  38. S

    Sarah

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always consistently good. Nice variety and very good service.
  39. MG

    MaureenG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, however, the restaurant felt cozy yet a little cramped. The service was very attentive.
  40. J

    Jane

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Girlfriends get together. Branzino was fabulous,presentation beautiful and vegetable succotash delicious. Arugula salad with artichoke disappointing. Artichoke barely present, just arugula with a few parm shavings. Expensive

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Le Penguin - Greenwich is rated 4.6 stars by 782 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Greenwich Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday:5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am- 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot

  • Public transit

    Greenwich Railroad Station off MetroNorth

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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