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Safari Room - The Lion Brasserie - Greenwich, Greenwich, CT

The Lion Brasserie - Greenwich

4.3
4.3
68 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Lion exists as an outstanding American brasserie — comfortably perched on an iconic historic spot on the Byram River in Greenwich, CT — but it also occupies a space in your mind. An adventure onto itself, it will refresh you, satiate you, feed your hunger, touch your soul and flirt with your imagination.


Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Piano Music, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 813-3300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room for up to 50 people. Please Contact Avnor Berisha for more informations.

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Cross street

    Glenville Rd

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 68 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Hot Spot

  • Connecticut

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. HC

    HarrietC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but worth it. Very attentive wait staff. Nice selection of food. Had a glass of one of the best wines I’ve ever tasted.
  2. j

    johns

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coq au vin best I have ever had, fun setting, great service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great Meal.
  4. NY

    NYCim

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Outdoor/patio sitting is perfect with the view of the waterfall
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoors … need to up a/c in dining room
  6. EA

    EA123

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We really enjoy the good and service but the ambiance is becoming too loud. You will lose clients if we are not able to hear each other while dining. Please adjust!!!
  7. LC

    LorenC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic evening. Delicious food, ambiance, service & cocktails.
  8. A

    Andi

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Expensive but tasty food
  9. BE

    BrandtE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciously prepared food! Extremely friendly and courteous bartender and waitstaff. I look forward to trying the outdoor dining area overlooking the river on my next visit.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch outside and loved the beautiful patio looking at the river and waterfall. Food and service was great.
  11. MB

    MitchellB

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent … great service attention
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and was really nice
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Awful experience
  14. BB

    BettyBoop53

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe, the piano music. Our service was excellent and so was the food. We had the mussels meunière,tuna tartare as apps. Then trout almandine and duck breast which were great. A great newcomer!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio overlooking the waterfall which was excellent. Food and service was great as usual
  16. w

    weeze

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are outside so I was able to bring my puppy. Food was delicious and service was very nice.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff were fantastic!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    The help is not properly trained and the time to get someone to come to the table was 40 minutes and then once i finally got them to come they did not bring our salad until another 40 minutes. Lovely setting but either they don’t have enough help or the kitchen is way to slow. Food was ordinary and fairly expensive. Nice ambiance but not sure it’s worth the struggle.
  19. SB

    SueB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    High prices, mediocre food. Too many unorganized wait staff. Seems many wait staff didn't know what to do with themselves
  20. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    127 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    I struggle with how to rate my dining experience yesterday at Lion Brasserie. The food and drinks were quite good. The live music was a treat, the service was professional. But the restaurant owner had the incredible bad manners to shout insults at his staff and Maitre D’ for allowing a group of diners to choose their table. “Not at MY restaurant! WE choose the seating, that’s not for a guest! NEVER do that again, this is MY restaurant.” His SCREAMING TIRADE took place in the middle of the dining room. I’ve been to Lion several times since it opened. I live in the neighborhood. The staff are attentive and professional, but that owner was abusive and unspeakably rude to the guests in HIS dining room paying to enjoy a nice meal. I feel horrible for the staff who have to work under that man’s direction. The owner owes an apology to each person at whom his venom was directed, and should issue a public apology to the community (and needs to get control of his anger). I don’t see myself going back to the restaurant unless that happens. Because if he can fly into such a tirade in public, what must he be like before the doors open to the public? I hope his staff is out looking for other work. There is a surplus of jobs throughout the economy. Surely there are restaurants that will not abuse their staff looking for good workers.
  21. DI

    DeborahI

    Naples

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The variety on the menu was astounding. All our entrees were very good. Service was attentive. We would come back.
  22. NM

    NicolaiM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service, a little loud and on the expensive side, but worth it
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We came here as long-standing fans of Polpo and were horribly disappointed. The service and food were terrible and management was rude, unapologetic, and unprofessional after royally screwing up my order. This restaurant will not last.
  24. RP

    RandP

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A bit too loud and host was very attentive but server may have been too busy to give attention expected.
  25. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food, expensive, weird parking…………………………………..
  26. KB

    KarenB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was very crowded. We had a reservation but had to wait. Our waiter was just ok. Ended up paying $22 for a French martini! Food is very good but expensive. For the money I like Polpo better.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Enjoyable evening but will add that had my date not been patient and entertaining the 45 minute delay being seated for our reservation giving rise to a $70 bar bill we didn’t want before our meal would have been a single Star Review Don’t make me wait an hour to be seated without comping us a drink. Food was average. No bread on table. Below greenwich standards. Waitstaff was very attentive at the table! Will give it another try in future.
  28. J

    Julieoh212

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall a very chic dining experience. The food is tasty and the selection is Euro-brasserie. The wait staff is plentiful, but not completely trained for that price point. They are they when you need a few minutes, and can't be found when you need something from them. The ambiance is fun -- my teenage son said he was reminded of our family trip to Kenya. Pricing is high for a neighborhood restaurant, and the dining experience/food not good enough for a destination. I would LOVE to see them simplify the menu, drop the prices a bit, and become a neighborhood eatery.
  29. KA

    KitchAnnette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glenville never tasted so good! The Lion Brasserie is a fabulous addition to this Greenwich neighborhood. It's a gorgeous space with subtle live piano and an air of elegance with it's lively Safari theme. The staff immediately makes you feel welcome and very special. All this before taking a taste of anything! And it's delicious. You can't go wrong with any selection but I'm in love with the Billionaire Bacon found on their wedge salad. And for dessert? You haven't lived until you've had the Mudslide Brownie. The perfect ending to the best meal. And did I mention there is valet parking? Easy in, easy out, and you'll definitely be back again and again. I've been there for lunch AND dinner. Can't wait for the good weather so we can sit outside and revel in the nearby waterfall as we dine in style.
  30. a

    adrianag

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Way too crowded and the staff was definitely pushed to the edge . Really loud could NOT even hear the live music which was the reason we went. My 4th time there but was disappointed this visit.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We waited for over an hour and never got our food. We had to leave because we were trying make a show.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Very slow with food, food was average taste/quality - not worth the price, several mistakes with the order and any table near the bar gets squeezed by people standing next to you as they wait to order drinks or stand around talking.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We sat at 7:45. Our dinner arrived at 9:45
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Really load with bar area- food mediocre- too many wait staff coming over to table and asking if we need drinks when we already ordered
  35. KE

    KELLEY

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Over-priced and in a strange location. Service was strange too.
  36. AD

    AliciaD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Servers are over the table too much. They need to let the client enjoy their dinner and rest. Always asking if it’s ok, etc or taking the dishes too soon off the table. No need for that. Sometimes is rude. They take the dish when somebody else is still eating. Or taking the bread away when nobody has finished their food. Not good.
  37. HS

    HollyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and energy of The Lion is very good. The biggest criticism is the wait. We were seated almost an hour after our scheduled reservation time.
  38. GD

    GerardD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Mediocre food and inattentive service.
  39. ID

    IreneD

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new restaurant with the influence of our favorite Polpo
  40. s

    stewartb

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    will definitely go back!! loved the food and vibe

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lion Brasserie - Greenwich offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 813-3300.

The Lion Brasserie - Greenwich is rated 4.3 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Lion Brasserie - Greenwich

328 Pemberwick Rd Greenwich, CT 06831

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Glenville Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 813-3300

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room for up to 50 people. Please Contact Avnor Berisha for more informations.

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