The Ginger Man

4.5
542 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 542 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaycobC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 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 13 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The food is not very good

The Ginger Man
Responded a day ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent
Service not so good

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KristenR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 6 January 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 14 January 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 2 January 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 14 January 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
1 review
Dined on 1 January 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 26 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

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CindyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 December 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 5 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The food was not good. Greasy bar food.

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vipKcp1261
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 5 December 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 15 November 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 8 November 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
1 review
Dined on 31 October 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 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Birthday dinner

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Deniseo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipFair
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. Excellent food, service and ambiance

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ReinH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 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 8 October 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 26 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Didn’t honor reservation. Said trainee made mistake.

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vipJolanta
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 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
25 reviews
Dined on 4 September 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
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 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 2 August 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

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10edgehill
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Came for Sunday brunch with a friend whom I hadn't seen in a long while. The food was good, but not excellent, but the experience was, nonetheless perfect. Service was lovely--by which I mean not pretentious and efficient. We were seated in a quiet corner near the fireplace and were able to stay, without anyone acting concerned, for more than two hours. Very, very much worth what we paid for: in fact, the experience was priceless.
As soon as the COVID plague has passed, we'll be back.

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vipLizabeth
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Retirement lunch

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vipManhattan1
New York Area
245 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu and food has significantly improved over their basic burger and beer. Some very creative dishes - love the pesto Mac n cheese - and best variety of salads in Greenwich. The burgers are consistent ( been coming here for 17 years) and are very good. Generally a quiet place to enjoy a meal except for Friday evening when the bar scene can be overwhelming. Service is generally satisfactory. Nice people too.

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vipamcinerney1
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite date-night go to. Relaxed atmosphere with great food.

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RobL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great date night. Comfortable setting. Easy going staff. Good wine and food.

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vipLizabeth
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Happy hour went too long and too loud. The upstairs was not open.

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VanCoerte
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Here for lunch during the week. It wasn't full, but there were lots of people ... and we had no problem having a conversation.
The waiter was great helping me pick a wine I liked. The Caesar Salad with grilled shrimp was delicious - as were the grilled asparagus. The sweet potato fries tasted good, but they weren't crispy.
My friend wanted Sangria, which wasn't on the bar menu, so he told the waiter how to make an easy version of it - which they did, and it was good. Both friends were happy with their food orders.
Parking in Greenwich is always a nightmare, so that's a drawback, but I would definitely go back to Ginger Man.

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vipManhattan1
New York Area
246 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great salads. Loved the Mac and Cheese so much. Yum! Great service.

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tripmom3
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The restaurant has a nice rustic ambiance. We had reservations and were promptly seated in the back room. We waited 10 minutes before someone approached us to take our orders. We did not have to wait long before our drinks and appetizers were served. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about our dinners. We waited almost 30 minutes before our food was served and it was cold. I called one of the bus boys over and complained that the food was cold and he took it back to the kitchen to warm it up. He must have told the manager our complaint because she came over to us to apologize and she wanted to give us a dessert on the house but by this time we were annoyed. Our waiter finally came over and wanted to know what was the problem. In the whole time we were waiting, he never came over to us to see if we needed anything, not even another drink. It seems that they are light staffed and are not able to provide proper service. I had noticed another patron, before we received our food, return her food as well to heat up. We noticed that other diners sitting near us were not very happy because the service is horrendous. It is a shame because the food was good but due to the lack of service, we will not be going back to The Ginger Man.

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RichardP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The food is decent but some of the items were over priced. Pleasant atmosphere.

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JoJay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love this place, cosy, beautiful food, warm and inviting....and love the fireplace

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very noisy. Music very loud.

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vipBBQ5
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is consistently good for lunch or dinner. The salad and appetizers were excellent.

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MarieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

We went for supper and this was our third try to the restaurant. I found the menu limited for young and resistive eaters and also limited for gluten free diets such as mine. I directed my waitress to give me the turkey Berger without a bun and it was delivered to the table in a toasted English muffin. The burger was overdone and tasteless. My son had the rib eye steak. He said it was tasty but extremely thin. The Brussels sprouts were good but undercooked. I think the tapas dishes are the better buy and probably the better buy.and the taster choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Terrific food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great environment and food, but the portions were very small compared to the price. The ribeye was very thin cut. Not the best value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Newborn Baby

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

The Ginger Man is rated 4.5 stars by 542 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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