Le Penguin - Greenwich

4.8
739 reviews
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French
Show what you love! A fun & frolic filled French Bistro in Greenwich, CT. Music, ambiance, fantastic bistro fare!!!!
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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Le Penguin is my husband's go to restaurant year round.

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Substituted rice with Salmon for spinach - got charged 6 Usd for change

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GD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Came across this restaurant by accident. the reviews sounded good with a warning too noisy.
The restaurant is small , but the food is excellent with decent size portions. The price moderate.
Service was excellent-never had to ask for water. The noise level was too much. I had trouble
conversing with the person I came with.

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U
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect spot for a delicious lunch near Greenwich Avenue.

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AK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely and delicious meal. We went on Mother's Day after the special Mother's Day crowd had left and, no doubt, the staff was exhausted, but they treated us with grace and kindness. Our little group consisted of a new to being 21, twenty-one year old and her elder parents. Each of us rejoiced in our selections from the halibut special to the short ribs to the lamb. The mussels as an appetizer were plump and juicy and the profiteroles a fitting, celebratory dessert.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best overall set of meals around the table including taste and presentation. Well done!!

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Roast chicken and short ribs were dry.
Without sauce the chicken would be inedible.
Service was great
Food should be better cooked for the price

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g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite in Greenwich! We visit family occasionally in the area and Le Penguin was recommended. From the time we were seated until our departure, service was impeccable. The trout amandine was the best we’ve ever had, including top restaurants in Paris. The wine selection is outstanding. Looking forward to our next dining experience at Le Penguin!

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nickola is always attentive and professional as loyal server at Le Penguin from day one. The entrees never disappoint and always arrive to the table piping hot!

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FK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great food and good service. Cozy little French restaurant

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Tables are on top of one another but the food is outstanding and the service was great considering a few initial issues. Our waitress made a couple harmless initial mistakes with drinks but was incredibly apologetic and quick to correct them. I never ever send back food or drink but I actually did send my glass of wine back because i truly disliked the wine I chose. The waitress was totally happy to switch my wine and took it away immediately without issue. Also, my husband left his jacket behind and the staff called me the next day to let me know.

Our food was top notch: cauliflower salad and salmon spread appetizer were both delicious. My husband devoured his steak frites and I loved the soft shell crab special. We also enjoyed the apple tarts for desert. We will be back!

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved our dinner at Le Penguin. Food was delicious and nicely presented! Truffle fries and mussels delicious! Service was very good. Atmosphere was cozy and fun! Only one complaint, chairs as opposed to the banquet were not terribly comfortable.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great all around!

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j
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We adore Le Penguin. Great food and fantastic service. Our server, Edwin, is wonderful. He always take great care of us.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambiance was intimate and nice not too big. Noise level was a bit loud. The food was excellent. I jhad the trout which I would highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place in Greenwich!

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SS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Le Penguin has the feel and menu of a traditional French bistro in a cozy but comfortable space off of Greenwich Avenue. The core menu is augmented with seasonal specials and the wine list nicely spans the range from everyday dinners to splurge bottles. Here's a sign that people love this place: every time I visit, at least one table is celebrating a birthday, which the wait staff serenades.

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SS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and excellent service.
Nice lunch crowd and pretty surroundings.
Would definitely go back for lunch.

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KN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Penguin made such a special birthday experience for my 79 year old Mom, who loves French food. We had a fabulous meal and a great time. Thank you!

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LW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

it's a lively (and somewhat loud) place to eat dinner. the service is good, the food is great, and they do a great job celebrating any occasion. just be prepared for the sound volume.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd year for my friends birthday! Soo fun, as always!
Love the celebration. Thx!

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AC
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were outstanding. A great place to celebrate a birthday in a fairly intimate setting. Look forward to returning for another great meal.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Le Penquin is my favorite restaurant ! Nicola and the boys are wonderful !!! my wine is on the table before i have been seated. Great job everyone. You're the best.
Sally

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual dinner I will definitely be back the fressse salad is great I loved

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!
Had our table and seated right away.
Birthday candle and song.
The service was excellent never an empty glass

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WR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good lunch as always. Great service, but the place was not even half full. The food was vey good french Bistro food.

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not impressed with this place.
The food was good, but not great.
The service was better than the food.
The hostess was chilly/cold; and not accommodating.
Tables are very close together; which makes intimate conversation difficult.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Noise is surprisingly quiet given how many people are in a small place. At the end of eating our starter, I asked if they can hold off on serving the main meal. I was told this was not possible because it was already being cooked and it literally arrived 30 secs later.
It just felt rushed, given the prices, style of food etc. We were in and out in less then 90 mins incl dessert.

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JS
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect Friday night. Fish and mussels were ocean fresh. The warm bread is like dessert. And the team are like extended family. Our favorite spot in Greenwich. Five stars every visit.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like everything about Penguin except the decibels.

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C
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place in very beautiful, we had steak a frites, with bernaise sauce , that was really good, meat excellent. Y had a very good roasted cauliflower with raisins. Ambiance is very nice,service very good. Good wine list.

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AD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience. Would love to see a soufflé make its way onto the menu.

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BB
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent. Lunch was served efficiently by the staff. Knowing it was for business, they attended us very well. Good food and good service is a winning combination.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one of the best frois gras ever; served with a delicious grainy mustard and caramelized onions.
The dining room has a great vibe as if you were at home.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Great moules with amazing fries but also lots of other fab dishes (Tuna Tartare, rillette de saumon, mushroom ravioli to name a few).

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Penguin is now my favorite restaurant! I love the ambiance and the service is superb. The wait staff remember not only remember me, but they all know what I like to eat and drink - amazing! The food is superb and the plating perfect! I could dine at Le Penguin every single night! Thank you for simply being the restaurant you are! Always, Dodie McCartney

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Chilly greeting, bu. All the rest fine. mussels mussels mussels

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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Penguin never disappoints. Our dinners were delicious and the atmosphere was lively. You can always depend on LeP!

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EM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an incredible experience! Our favorite place for a night out.

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Friend & I had a wonderful lunch at Le Penguin!! The food was Delicious. The service was Great!! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Thank You

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