The ancient Roman deity Janus – usually depicted with two faces, one looking to the past, the other to the future – is the god of transitions and new beginnings.
With two new menus – an updated main menu and a new lite bites menu – Gabriele’s of Greenwich, straddles time like Janus. The updated main menu looks back to Gabriele’s classic dishes, but also includes several new entrants.
The brand new Libations and Lite Bites menu introduces a more casual food and beverage menu for the after work “happy hour” group.
The main menu maintains the classic steaks and chops that Gabriele’s of Greenwich has long been known for, but adds a selection of fresh fish that changes daily, as well as several lighter entrees and a varied selection of appetizers, salads and pastas.
New appetizers include the Tuna Poke, which has Hawaiian flavors and is a recent best seller.
The new Shaved Fennel Salad is a classic Italian tri-colore. In the Pasta section, the Garganelli is served with a healthy assortment of toppings- black and white chick peas, diced onions, parma cotto, and braised Brussels sprouts.
“Guests come to Gabriele’s for the exquisite food, excellent service, and family restaurant atmosphere,” said Executive Chef, Joe Giordano. “We listen to our guests and we take care of them, that’s who we are, and that’s what these changes reflect. You can come here for the classic steak dinner that we’re known for, but now you can also find more fish dishes and non-meat options on the main menu and you can also come here for happy hour and enjoy our lite bites in the bar area – it’s the best bar in Greenwich, and it’s been great to see it so busy, especially on Thursdays.”
Gabriele’s offer live music every Thursday night in its main bar area, which does not interfere with the main dining room, except for folks stopping by the bar after dinner for an after dinner drink and a few songs.
Also new and noteworthy at Gabriele’s, extensive renovations were completed this fall to the second floor ballroom and upstairs bar, creating Greenwich’s newest private dining and event spaces with several options for private dining and meeting spaces.
Gabriele’s of Greenwich is located steps from Greenwich Avenue, home to one of the most prestigious shopping locations in the country. For many years Gabriele’s has been Greenwich’s preeminent steakhouse, attracting guests from New York City, Westchester and Fairfield Counties.
The kitchen is led by Chef Joe Giordano. Today, the restaurant offers a modern take on the classic steakhouse with a selection of tantalizing seafoods and pastas and lighter fares.
Gabriele’s stately brick façade has French doors that open onto the pretty Church Street. The entrance gives way to a dining room, library, wine room and bar framed by wood floors and beams, clean white walls, and touches of marble and herringbone brick, with fireside tables and alcove seating. Whether you are gathering for private dining, a special occasion, a business lunch, a dinner party, or an intimate wedding, Gabriele’s is the perfect event venue for all seasons in Greenwich.
Gabriele’s of Greenwich is open from 5:00pm to 10:00pm Monday through Thursday, from 5:00pm to 11:00pm Friday and Saturday and 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday.
Lunch is served on Fridays from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
The Libations and Lite Bites menu is served in the bar Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
In addition there is live music every Thursday in the bar.
Gabriele’s is located at 35 Church St, Greenwich, CT 06830. Tel. (203) 622-4223.