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About Le Penguin - Greenwich

Show what you love! A fun & frolic filled French Bistro in Greenwich, CT. Music, ambiance, fantastic bistro fare!!!!

61 Lewis Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
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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

Cross Street:
Greenwich Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 717-1200

Website:
http://www.lepenguinbistro.com/

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

Le Penguin - Greenwich Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Special Occasion (23)
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Authentic (19)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Romantic (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Casual (13)
Fun (12)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 19 hours ago

Always a favorite for us. Great food, great atmosphere and great service! Very consistent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, terrible service. Once I brought up my wife's food allergies the waitress treated us like pariahs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Nicola is probably the best waitperson in the area. Food was fantastic! Will definitely go back again and again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic food and a lovely evening. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food is spectacular! We've just moved to the neighborhood and it was great surprise to find out such a good french food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

"Moules marinières" were very good, Roquefort endives very disappointing as the "vinaigrette sauce" was very strong (too much white balsam vinegar) and just some real tiny bits (I could hardly feel the taste of the cheese and this is my favorite!) of real Roquefort cheese.
Wine was good but over priced: Malbec $14 and Rosé Minuti $12.
We did not try the desserts.
The waiters were nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent dinner, lively spot and friendly service. Worth the drive!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very enjoyable and good was delicious. Came out to Greenwich from the city to meet friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The best place ever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I received a lecture after the reservation and while seated with business guests that we had to be finished by 8:30-perfectable acceptable to say that with the reservation totally unacceptable when it hasn't been and is done if front of serious guests and with a very stern unforgiving manner. What's worse is that by 8:30 the place had emptied out and two thirds of the tables were available. Had it not been for my guests I would have stood up and said then you can have the table right now and walked out. A remarkable lack of diplomacy.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our experience was excellent. We were greeted and seated immediately. They even texted me to let me know that my table was ready early! Everything was delicious and the icing on the cake, they surprised us with a birthday candle and song for my husband! We will definitely be returning! and bringing friends!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent ,as always . The staff very friendly especially our waiter Edwin

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I always love coming here with my husband but was lucky enough to have a quiet dinner there with my 10 year old son. He has numerous server allergies and the waiter and staff were just incredible and happy to make sure his meal was not only delicious but 100% safe for him! Thank you Le Penguin!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved it! Corner table is so nice -- intimate and relatively private for a couple. Food and service were perfect.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Le Penguin has not gone downhill from it opening. It has consistently outperformed the other Greenwich restaurants for food quality and service. Lunch is always enjoyable. Dinner is exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Le Penguin is usually a “go to” restaurant for us. This time it did not live up to our past visits. The steak frites was hugely disappointing. The meat was tough and tasteless and the frites were over cooked. Even the arugula salad was flavorless. I’m pretty sure we won’t return. It’s very noisy and if the food is not good, why put up with the noise.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything we had at Le Penguin is good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

A lovingly rendered French bistro. Very authentic, especially the food and its presentation.
A reasonably priced wine list, specials that vary daily and seasonally, and attentive waitstaff were terrific.
The halibut special was splendid (and not expensive).
The steak frites was not only great steak but salty, crispy french fries straight from France.
Equally appealing for business lunch or romantic dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Le Penguin was a great choice for an early New Year's eve dinner. Lovely, smallish dining room, fairly-priced and very tasty prix fixe dinner, excellent service. They were really organized and prepared for the crowd and the various sittings. Ample menu with lots of choices, everything was very tasty, extremely attentive and friendly staff. Never a moment when they seemed unprepared for the crowd. We'd return in a heartbeat for a special occasion or for a normal dinner. Always good and reliable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Portion size was surprisingly large for a French Restaurant. Service was very attentive. Food was excellent and served properly. Wine list was only moderately-sized but very well rounded with something for everyone. Wasn’t crazy about the brown craft paper on the tables. Small dining room with a low ceiling makes for a noisy night. Definitely would recommend but do not expect a quite meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My boyfriend and I had dinner at Le Penguin and it was wonderful. The restaurant is intimate and nicely done. Service was swift, and not intrusive. Both of our meals were cooked perfectly. I’m still dreaming of their red snapper dish! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quintessential French meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely Christmas Eve dinner !! Service was friendly could have been slightly more attentive as was not very crowded but All in all a lovely time,

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent French bistro cuisine. Presentation and service great. Favorite restaurant in Greenwich.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is a neighborhood gem. The food is excellent. Lamb Shank and hanger steak were excellent. The waiters were very attentive and professional. Unqualified recommendation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It’s an all around lovely restaurant with great food, energy and vibe. Perfect for a group or couple. Service OUTSTANDING!! Too many birthdays on the eve we arrived & music too loud. But Service and pace and food so Good it’s worth it.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Love this place!!!! Atmosphere is almost as good as the food!!! It is always at the top of my list. Only thing that makes it even better... the staff. They’re wonderful, helpful, funny and make it THE perfect night! Can’t wait to go back, as always!

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I took a colleague as my guest to lunch yesterday (12/13). I have been there numerous times and love the restaurant. My friend had the omelet and salad, which she loved. I had a salad and the onion soup, which was really delicious..super! We had the Tarte Tatin for dessert: a star dessert, if there ever was one. Staff was as cordial as ever. What a charming place , with good food and nice service. A winner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Greenwich. Cozy room with lovely atmosphere. Food and service is always very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Always a treat, relaxed pleasnt atmosphere and the food is top notch. My wife loves the trout
as well as the duckling. I prefer the escargot and steak tartare which I feel comfortable ordering
in such a well run restaurant. There is always a varied menu with a good selection of well prepared
fish dishes. Got back home after a birthday dinner and my spouse could not stop raving about
what a wonderful choice and what an exceptional evening we had at Le Penguin.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had an excellent meal. Great service, great food, reasonably quiet, nice atmosphere. Been there before and will return again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

one of the best french bistros i've eaten in. very authentic

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

There was a varied menu of things we four liked. The portions were just right and pricey but worth the price. There are too many tables which made the noise level too high. When it was Jean Louis, it had delightful ambiance, and I felt like a special guest. That is no longer true.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It is my favorite restaurant in town. The food is always fabulous!! It is a charming place with lots of atmosphere. My friend had a Birthday and they played a great birthday song and everyone sang and clapped. She loved it!!!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always a fun place to dine with delicious food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food and wine were amazing. We had a 2005 Bordeaux and it drank beautifully. The staff are friendly and attentive. My special request for a corner table was filled with the best seating in the restaurant (albeit it was a Monday). They even brought over champagne 🥂 for the celebration. Not to be outdone, the dessert special (Almond Tartaine) was wonderful and not too sweet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Consistently a very good option in Greenwich! Food is expertly prepared and served with a smile by the attentive staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Lovely and pricey.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent french bistro, professional service, will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was phenomenal, from appetizers through dessert! Definitely a favorite place to eat!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food and ambiance!! Will be back often
Now that we have find it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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