Back 40 Kitchen

4.7
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322 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Organic
Organic | Seasonal | Chef-Inspired

Back 40 Kitchen is a small, hidden restaurant located in the heart of Greenwich, CT.
We serve an entirely organic menu including wines and spirits. Our cuisine showcases
Chef Ian Vest’s passion for great food in a comfortable environment where we hope guests feel at home. Our menu changes frequently with the seasons and our team strives to impress at every opportunity.

We happily cater to allergies and dietary restrictions, including gluten-free and vegan, and are always willing to cook off the menu. For a full experience, we strongly urge guests participate in the chef's tasting menu, which is customized to each guest's preferences upon arrival.

If the reservation you are looking for is unavailable online, please contact the restaurant directly at 203-992-1800.

Special Offers

Wine(d) Down Wednesday

Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine $85 and under every Wednesday night!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 21 March 2019

Ends: 22 March 2118

Availability: Wed 17:00-21:00

What 322 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good! Flavors, service and even food temperatures were just right!
The chilean sea bass was perfection! Can’t wait to return.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really delicious, unique, loved food, served by people who care about what they do.

AD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was fantastic as always. I was saddened to see only chilean sea bass as the white fish on the menu. Would love for them to exchange with halibut! Other than that, the salad, soup of the day and main courses were delicious. I will keep checking the menu and return when there is a different white fish.

MG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is good, menu is nice. Service was a little slow for that size restaurant. We had a nice waitress, but she seemed to be all over the restaurant. Tight space.

j
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Tony is a great server.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This place is awful - we had to walk out - they literally had 1 waiter for the entire place - what a joke

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cozy, home made feel. Interesting cocktail menu, dessert list which made it very hard to choose. Yummy Brussels sprout Caesar.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening in a funky environment. Excellent chef with very creative and unique offerings exceptional and delightful service

r
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food and ambience. The servers were especially nice.

PF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We've been to Back 40 Kitchen twice now and both times were amazing. The food is amazing, fresh and always a bit of a surprise. Full of flavor and portioned just right. The chocolate chip cookie in a skillet is the bests chocolate chip cookie I've ever had. So worth saving room for dessert! Service is excellent, the wait staff are the best! Only down side, it can get pretty loud in the dining room but I don't know how you'd avoid that. Overall, Back 40 Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants!

M
New York Area
238 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at Back 40 Kitchen even though we live in Greenwich. What a great discovery for lunch today. Loved the food and everything about it. Great burger and salad with carrot cake for dessert. Look forward to dining there again soon.

MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Feel so fortunate to have this spot on Greenwich Ave

AD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the employees at Back40Kitchen are friendly and welcoming. It is a pleasure eating at this establishment.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it loved it loved it! We met the chef and will happily be back for dinner to dinner enjoy their tasting menu :)

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great food, very slow service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amongst best three restaurants I have been to, globally. At a fraction of the price. Outstanding and consistent. A gem.

DD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Met friends at this restaurant in Greenwich, as it was a good meeting spot...we came from Jersey and they came from upper Ct. area...one and 1/2 hr. Drive for both couples, but...food was delicious! Service and hosts very nice and did not rush us, even with a lot of people waiting. Entrance through office space is a little strange, but restaurant itself, while noisy, was very nice. Expensive meal, but again, well done and a good time! Thanks!

l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fabulous - fresh, expertly prepared, beautifully presented.

DH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been there several times and it never fails to please. The menu is full of fresh, often organic options. Among our favourite regular spots

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It is wonderful to find restaurants that care about and offer organic, pastured and grass fed food.

P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Back 40. The menu was inventive and diverse. The food was very well prepared and exceptionally fresh. The wine list, although perhaps a bit pricey, was excellent. Service was attentive and particularly helpful to a member of our party who has limited mobility. I highly recommend Back 40.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I really wanted to love this place and completely appreciate what they are trying to do here with locally sourced produce, but as others have mentioned, execution could do with a tiny bit of improvement to take it to the next level. Two of our party had the burgers, which were totally fine but yes, the buns were charred in places. Same with the bread that the veggie burger came in. The veggie burger overall could use a few tweaks to make it a better dish. The patty itself (white bean and herb) is fine, maybe needs a little more herbs and seasoning. Patty is interesting texturally as it was quite crunchy. However, this doesn't work with the crunchy topping (not sure what it was) and the toasted slices of sourdough style bread that it was housed within. It needs a wetter sauce/condiment (maybe a vegan aoli or smooth green goddess sauce) and the bread needs to be changed to a softer, brioche style bun. The sliced bread doesn't even work mechanically let alone the dryness, because it is impossible to eat a round burger within an oblong piece of bread successfully. Husband had the falafel bowl which was quite good, nice tahini sauce and falafel appeared fresh although the quinoa was plain and unseasoned/undressed which again would be a simple fix and make the dish 100% yummier. Overall, service was good, ambiance was nice/relaxed, and the coffee was good. Small tweaks and a bit more thought around the food and this place would be on my repeat list!

IA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

great food, but very slow service

had to wait an hour for appetizers, and nearly the same again for the main course.

food was amazing when it finally arrived

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried their $75 tasting menu. Wonderful. Fresh ingredients and chef’s imagination at display. We enjoyed everything from the starters to our desserts. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out of this world.

l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fresh food. We certainly plan to come back

s
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Remarkable food in a casual setting. We did not know about this Greenwich gem and cannot wait to return even from Manhattan.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb! It was a birthday celebration for my husband. I had some food restrictions to be accommodated. We noted them in the Open Table reservation. Not only was our note acknowledged by phone call confirmation, but our sever acknowledged it (discretely) upon greeting us after being seated; then, the chef visited the table to confirm his preparation ideas were acceptable! Simply the BEST personalized service, ever. For starters we had the grilled romaine Caesar salad and heirloom / watermelon salad, so fresh and dressed perfectly. My husband had the lobster and pasta special which said was wonderful, and I had poached salmon that was wonderfully flavored, moist, and flaky. Highly recommend the carrot cake with coconut cream frosting for dessert. Lastly, both the cocktails and the by-the-glass wine offerings were plentiful in choice and excellent pairings for our meals. Excellent service, delicious food, just perfect! Please go, you’ll not regret it. We’ll certainly be returning.

MN
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a bit hard to find for us, but it was also part of the excitement once we did find it. It was bustling when we got there, but it was around lunch time; once we were getting ready to leave, the spot had quieted down. Everything is organic, so if that's your thing, you'll be very happy. The price matches the quality of the food. Small, homey and very charming. 10/10 would recommend.

AW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chef came out to speak with us regarding our limited diets to make sure we were happy and well taken care of—and everything was delicious!
The only thing I would say that it was extremely loud on a Friday night—we could barely hear each other. Not a good date place!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quality of food is excellent. Service was friendly and pleasant.

l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding. The server was knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic and we took her suggestions and recommendations — we were not disappointed! It is expensive, but a treat in every sense.

MF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything you can ask for in a meal with healthy well prepared food, courteous service and an unpretentious atmosphere .

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual

EW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been over a year since I last ate at Back 40 Kitchen. The food remains top quality. Especially the pasta! Very comfortable space as well. A satisfying experience!

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything is pretty amazing. We've yet to be anything less than wowed with the food. And the menu is actually really impressive considering they seat less than 50. We've had a number of menu items (our favorite thing is actually the cornbread bites they start you out with), but we most recently had The tasting menu, which is amazing. They customize it to your preferences, while still surprising you. And everything was fantastic. The service is excellent in that they will make sure you enjoy yourself. This doesn't mean mistakes can't happen, but they make sure they solve any issues and then some. The only drawback is it is fairly loud.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the Fairfield County/Westchester area. While not the easiest place to find on your first visit, once you eat there you will keep returning. Every ingredient tastes like it was picked, caught or butchered that day (except for the 40 day dry aged steaks, of course). When they say farm to table, they mean it! That being said, their chef is a magician and can elevate the finest ingredients into dishes that will make a foodie go "WOW". His homemade pastas will have you wondering whether you are eating in your favorite spot in Tuscany. The staff is friendly and very knowledgable. If you haven't been, you are missing something!

DM
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made the reservation on Open Table for my sons 22 birthday. We got there and it was closed. Very disappointed that I was able to make the reservation through Open Table and it was closed!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food
Amazing service

Hidden gem!

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