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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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
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Good for a Date (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Cozy (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romantic (17)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (14)
Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7, 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 30, 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 26, 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 21, 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 16, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We always have a great meal at this restaurant. My husband took me there for my birthday and it did not disappoint. It was very crowded for a Monday night, so the noise level was high, but we still enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lovely intimate setting. Perfect and attentive service with well presented and delicious food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My favorite spot!! Love! Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It is by far my favorite restaurant in all of Greenwich! The food is excellent and the service impeccable. It's small, bustling and runs like a well oiled machine. And in that way it reminds me of a New York Restaurant, which is the highest compliment I can give. I go to their other restaurants, The Fat Poodle and Le Penguin Westport as well, because I'm confident I will always have that same fantastic experience. Brunch, Lunch or Dinner..its always fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We went for restaurant week lunch and the "special" price was $39- which is expensive for lunch, but particularly so when you are expecting a bargain. The waitress seemed appalled that I even dared to ask for the restaurant week menu in the first place. The food was good, but not exceptional, and it was extremely noisy. It was not a good experience- I have been there before and so was disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Too noisy, and parties of two are seated near large groups, making the problem worse. Definitely not the place for an intimate dinner, or even a conversation

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A very good, authentic, tasty French bistro. If not more.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A very pleasant French bistro with a fairly routine menu, handled competently. Very pleasant staff. Have only been mid-day, once on Sunday (quiet day), once on a Wednesday (filled). I do think it's a bit pricey, but still a decent value and I like the atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food Is always great! The service is pretty attentive. The seating is cramped, and the noise is too loud. Some of the dishes are too expensive. And the list of red wines by the glass too limited. But for me, quality of cooking is the most important attribute, and this is why Le Penguin is my favorite restaurant in Greenwich.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our favorite place to dine in Greenwich. Always a pleasure ( delicious food - we've had most regular offerings; great wines - servers always on point with recommendations; and bistro atmosphere).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I've been gone here often since it opened a few years ago and have never had a bad meal or negative experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Unfortunately we were very disappointed this past Saturday evening with our dinner. We were given a table that was squeezed in and everytime someone passed my husband and I were bumped and on top of that my chair was broken! Seemed like you only got treated well if you were a regular-would definitely not recommend! Food was sub par.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I adore le Penguin. The food is simple but perfectly prepared. It is energetic and always feels like a celebration. The staff is consistent and committed. They are cheerful and I know this place to never disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Le Penquin is a lovely local restaurant. The food is terrific! Service is efficient but could be more friendly. Lunch is nice as not so crowded and noisy. Best to reserve a corner type table. Love the salads and mussels. Highest level bistro!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Daughter's 13th bday... they made her feel very special!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The restaurant is not large; a small room that can feel intimate. We sat in the corner which was perfect. The noise was not a problem despite a number of larger tables nearby. The service was attentive, and the food was excellent. We both went with the specials which were good choices. The wine list is not a bargain, but had a good selection. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

So consistently wonderful!! Delicious food, attentive staff...always a favorite.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The restaurant is too noisy. Food was bland but fresh. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

ALWAYS GREAT--WE LOVE IT HERE -- LOVE THE BIRTHDAY ROUTINE - SO FUN

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Le Penguin is a lovely spot! My daughter surprised me with a surprise visit from college. She drove 13 hours with 2 others so we celebrated at Le Penguin for lunch. It was the perfect spot for the happy occasion! And the food was fabulous!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Cozy, lovely place with great food and service.Go for beef tartar👍👍

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always great! My favorite spot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great french food, the tartare is so so good !. Fresh ingredients and tasty recipes. Warm welcome and efficient service you have it all

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was our third or fourth time dining here. We were visiting friends. We had good meals in the past. Not so this time. I would not return

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

First time visit from grandparents from Maine. Wonderful experience. May well be our new go to dining spot during our frequent visits to Greenwich!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

A perfect place to go for a special birthday! I loved the food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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