The Ginger Man

4.5
559 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Ginger Man opened in Greenwich in August of 2002 and instantly became one of the area’s most popular restaurants. Known for its warm and inviting atmosphere, the Ginger Man is a favorite among Greenwich locals and neighboring communities. Whether you are looking for a quick burger (maybe the best burger anywhere!), sandwich, or salad with friends or an intimate dinner at a table by the fireplace, The Ginger Man offers you a unique dining experience.

The Ginger Man’s menu accommodates people of all ages with everything from grilled cheese to entrée-sized salads and two to three fish selections daily. The restaurant still uses a real butcher from the New York City marketplace to hand pick its steaks and blend that special mix for its famous burgers.

The Ginger Man features 23 taps, 80+ bottles and a well chosen wine list from small and large Vineyards around the world. The Ginger Man’s burgers and beers were voted “best burger” and “best beer selection.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 559 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice except they despartely need outdoor heaters.. why have customers uncomfortable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice experience, fireplace was great!

Really good wait staff

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viplongislandtom
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Overall meh - food was about average - expected more - not many drink options
Service was nice - but slow
Underwhelmed compared to other places I’ve been

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LNFAMNH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak frites! Our server Susan was lovely and very attentive. We sat in the back with the fireplace and it was perfect - not too noisy which was helpful because one of people in our party is hard of hearing. Love the G man. I'll be back again!

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Patrick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch. The menu was simple, but sufficient. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and we sat by the fire, so the ambience was great.

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vipVictorP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambience sitting by a warm fire. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

St. Patrick’s Day.

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sydney
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food wasn’t as good as it usually is. Understandable since it was St. patty’s day. Won’t stop me from going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good, great service!

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vipangrycarnivour
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful rustic setting with fireplace and seasoned wood surroundings . Quality comfort food and very attentive service.

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StevenM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brunch at Gingerman is always a treat. But their Bloody Mary’s are spicy!!! So be prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Wonderful staff, delicious food and cozy atmosphere. A new favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was excellent

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vipBBQ5
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were well spaced. The food was served quickly, professionally and hot. The service was very good. This is a perfect local pub. Highly recommend the GingerMan.

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GrahamO
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great. Ran out of NA beer which was only bummer but Great experience

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall just a lovely experience. The atmosphere and ambience was so cozy and nice. Food was fantastic and service was great!

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Adriana
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The first time I came here I enjoyed myself. Second time around I brought my husband and had the worst experience. They sat us upstairs in an area which we noticed they were only seating people who maybe looked like they didn’t have money as well as young people or Greenwich kids. The service was okay, thank god the food was good but I don’t think I would come back anymore. Anyone else that came upstairs to be seated also noticed what the deal was about the restaurant. Picking and choosing who sits down stairs in the high end area isn’t right at all. Definitely expected better for this place, especially since I wanted to show it off to my husband.

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JaycobC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very quick service, enjoyable experience. Cannot wait to go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food is not very good

The Ginger Man
Responded on January 21, 2021

I am sorry that you did not have the best experience with us. Please give us a call (203)861-6400 so that we can discuss this issue further and allow us to remedy the situation and give us a second chance.

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XimenaH
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent
Service not so good

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KristenR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Cocktails were not so great. Had a margarita and it was not a craft cocktail for the price. Maybe its a beer place...

The Ginger Man
Responded on January 14, 2021

Hi KristenR, We apologize for your poor experience with our cocktails. We take a great amount of pride in our cocktails and especially our margaritas, as I've personally developed this recipe for the past 20 years. This recipe has used all fresh ingredients. I greatly appreciate your feedback and ask that you please call me at 203-861-6400 so that we can remedy the situation. I'd be happy to even share the recipe with you. Thank you for your feedback - Stephen Melnick 203-861-6400

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vipOsseo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan, the long-time server is always a pleasure. My salad was fresh, nicely brewed ice-tea, shrimp was plump and sizeable with a warm fire to boot! Bravo for the Ginger Man!

The Ginger Man
Responded on January 14, 2021

Osseo, Thank you so much for your feedback and your private note. In almost 30 years in this business I can honestly say that there are only a couple of people that I have worked with that are irreplacable, and Susan is definitely one of them. You can always request her section. If you ever have any questions or issues, please ask for myself. - Stephen

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StevenM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday brunch. Food was well-prepared. Bloody Mary was a little too spicy. Server did let my date taste it b4 ordering—she decided on wine instead—but I ordered one!!!

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vipRickW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

really nice. cozy place. fireplace perfect for a cold day.

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CindyT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I have gone there in the past 6+ weeks. It is worth the trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was not good. Greasy bar food.

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vipKcp1261
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre holiday lunch-perfect in every way. Seated in back room by fireplace-best seat in the house! Everyone enjoyed their meal (crab cake sandwich, fish & chips, hamburger). Server super nice and didn’t rush us at all! Covid dining done right - we will be back.

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vipSteveD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot in Greenwich. Pub style with a nice fireplace in the back. Great menu and wide assortment of different beers. The food was very good and so was the service. I'm sure we will be back, even though we are from out of town!

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MAAR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food & the service were terrific. The Lamb Pastrami sandwich was such a nice, unique surprise.

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LindaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat in back room with fireplace. Minimal tables, had a cover booth.
Very nice menu, good food & value. Staff was attentive but no rush.
Look forward to a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday dinner

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Deniseo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, they need more comfortable seating and heaters for outdoor dining.

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vipFair
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Excellent food, service and ambiance

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ReinH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor customer service. Had a outside reservation and they could accommodate our request. Seated us twice 1) right next the an amplifier of a performer, 2) on a table that the plates would slide off of if we didn't hang onto them. The manager could care less and made minimal effort to try to resolve the issue. Had dinner at a great restaurant a little way down the street.

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MikeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at GM has consistently been delicious for quite awhile. Their drinks menu is especially good.

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vipChaka
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Didn’t honor reservation. Said trainee made mistake.

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vipJolanta
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...One of my favorites...
Great food. (Salmon with saffron risotto is delish!)
Good service makes a meal taste even better.

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vipSteveG
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I suppose this was a COVID issue, but apparently we had to be seated outside, under the makeshift tents, when we stopped in for lunch. We had asked for a quieter space, which the hostess did as well as she could (there is traffic going by, since we were basically on the street). Unfortunately, the staff soon seated a large party of loud talking adults and rambunctious preteen boys right next to us. We also noticed that one of the neighboring business had placed a trash bag on the sidewalk in full view of the dining area, and nobody bothered to clean it up. You'd think that somebody would have removed it.

I ordered a draught beer, which was decent, but from the appearance of the beer in my glass, the bar staff apparently doesn't rinse their glassware to a "beer clean" state before use.

Overall, though, our food was decent, and the service was fine. The atmosphere wasn't quite what we wanted, though.

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KevinM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite places in CT. The service was great, but the outdoor seating could some more landscaping.

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lowellf
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Just ok. Understand the Constraints due to the virus epidemic but menu totally lacks any creativity. They advertise brunch on their website they should remove that until I prepared to serve brunch on Sunday. Experience just OK when I return maybe

FAQs

The Ginger Man offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 861-6400.

The Ginger Man is rated 4.5 stars by 559 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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