New restaurant ‘The Cottage’ will open on March 22 in Greenwich


GREENWICH, CT – The Cottage, a restaurant by celebrity chef Brian Lewis, will open at 49 Greenwich Ave. on March 22, according to a recent announcement.

Lewis owns the Westport Cottage, with OKO Kitchen which is also in Westport and Rye, NY

“I am delighted to be just weeks away from the opening of our company’s fourth restaurant, Full House Hospitality Group, on the bustling and vibrant Greenwich Avenue,” Lewis said in a press release. Lewis recently received his second nomination as a semi-finalist for Best Chef at the James Beard Awards: Northeast.

“We are very grateful for the continued support from the community as we have worked hard to make this opening happen as quickly as possible,” he added. “I can’t thank my entire team enough across all of our locations for their support and hard work in helping us reach March 22.”

The cuisine at The Cottage is described as an “elevated style of seasonal American cuisine, celebrating exceptional ingredients sourced from local vendors and farmers responsible for growing, raising, harvesting and producing in the region. “.

Bao buns Wagyu brisket: napa kimchi, ink aioli, potato tempura with duck fat. (Courtesy of Luli Burke Photography for The Cottage)

The seasonal menu will include several classic dishes from The Cottage Westport, including steamed wagyu brisket buns, duck fried rice and The Cottage Burger, but will also include new small plates to share, homemade pasta , signature dishes such as black cod with miso. crepe, foie gras & duck sausage and plain Santa Barbara toast, vegetable-centric dishes and gluten-free options.

The dessert menu will also celebrate the seasons, with the addition of a new sundae menu offering creative and unique after-dinner choices.

There’s also a Sunday brunch menu, with dishes like buttermilk pancakes and caramelized brioche French toast.

A full beverage program will be offered. the wine menu will feature an array of classic region choices by the glass and bottle.

Classically inspired and technique-focused cocktails, including several with low- and no-alcohol options, will incorporate classics from The Cottage Westport, but will also feature unique recipes developed for the Greenwich site.

Japanese Vesper Martini: Irish gunpowder and haku, shiso cocchi, cucumber. (Courtesy of Luli Burke Photography for The Cottage)

A seasonal Martini menu will extend rotating drinks for guests, and Japanese flavors, techniques and ingredients will be incorporated into select menu options as a tribute to the group’s OKO brand.

Several beers will also be available on tap and by the bottle/can, with a particular focus on sourcing local beers from the New England and Connecticut region.

The average check costs about $65, the restaurant said.

Executive chef Christian Wilki and hospitality manager Ralph Leon will help oversee the launch and opening in Greenwich, Lewis said.

“Our group of dedicated and creative talent continues to grow with the addition of Gianfranco Olivier as Sous Chef and James Lucchesi as Bar Manager. not only his expertise but also his heart in every dish and drink served to a guest,” he said in a press release.

The interior space, designed by architect Rick Hoag and interior designer Megan Zwick, measures 2,400 square feet and will include eight bar seats, four chef’s counter seats with a direct view of the kitchen and 58 seats in the main dining room.

The decor will be bright and cozy, offering views of the Greenwich Avenue sidewalks with a seaside color scheme of white, blue and gray, with light oak floors, brass lighting and bar accents.

The interior space is 2,400 square feet. (Courtesy of Luli Burke Photography for The Cottage)

The forward dining area features a round, cocoon-shaped banquette and views of Greenwich Avenue, while the center dining area has more curved banquettes and an inviting bar with thick Carrara marble countertops and oak shelves and warm mirror.

Lacquered bistro chairs, rustic tables with wrought iron bases and elegant brass chandeliers complete the warm dining environment. The Greenwich Cottage is available for private events and off-site catering.

The restaurant will begin accepting reservations March 15 for its opening date and beyond through, or by contacting the restaurant at 203-769-1220.

For more information about the restaurant and chef Brian Lewis, click here.

You can also follow The Cottage Greenwich on social networks: Instagram and Facebook


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