Orienta

4.7
153 reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Join us at our newest restaurant in the Greenwich, CT area! ORIENTA, a French Vietnamese Bistro is the original restaurant opened by restaurateur Antoine Blech of Le Penguin and Le Fat Poodle fame in Manhattan in 1995. Executive Chef Adrien Blech brings his unique twist on favorite Vietnamese and Asian dishes such as, Pad Thai, Saigon Caramelized Chicken, Lobster Shooters with Red Curry Coconut Sauce, Grilled Hanger Steak with Tiger Bite Sauce. Visit www.orientarestaurant.com See you soon!

Support Orienta during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Fri - Sat 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

    Lobster shots, spring rolls, mussels, rooster wings & many many more!

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 153 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipManhattan1
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Orienta every week since they opened. We try other restaurants, but none have compared. I usually order the Seared sesame tuna or the Pistachio crusted salmon, but the Sea scallops with peach sauce I took the picture of were excellent.
Looking forward to next week! Yum!!

DB
DeliceB
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great as usual but we felt that the main courses came too fast. We still had appetizer dishes on the table.

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vipAlex
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always amazing!

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DPJMY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, fun eating outdoors, fresh delicious food.

MM
MariaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipEiram
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service !!

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vipManhattan1
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Orienta at least once a week. We know of no other better restaurant in Greenwich or any town nearby. Last week we went into the city and had dinner at Le Pavillon, a new Daniel Boulud restaurant that has been given 5 stars. We gave it 1 star. The food was very average and as we left we said we look forward to getting back to Greenwich to dine at Orienta. I think people in the city must be so happy to be out that they have forgotten what good food tastes like!

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DMCA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! I met a friend I hadn’t seen in ages, needless to say we had a lot to catch up on! Not once were we rushed or made to feel as if we had to clear out. Amazing! I cannot recommend Orienta enough!

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IsaRomy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found a gem! We loved the Lobster shooters, Spring rolls, Cod & Filet mignon. Very attentive & friendly service!
Wine list for connoisseur!

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vipAnnetteM
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for fun fusion. Lobster shooters with the coconut milk are a great choice for everyone.

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peterh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot to share good food and drinks with fun friends

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are lots of great places to eat in Greenwich, but we keep coming back to Orienta-everything is delicious, expertly prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, excellent cocktails, quality food. Lobster shooters were incredible.

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vipjjgl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had delicious food and drinks! Super nice bartender. Will go back soon.

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vipchowhound
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time there and still considered a top favorite restaurant in the area for us!! Service and food was great, along with nice ambience and very cozy.

CA
vipCAtraveller
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Outdoor seating was great - rain had stopped.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipManhattan1
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every week we can find no better place in Greenwich to eat than the fabulous food at Orienta. Tonight we invited our two teen aged grandsons, who like us are used to dining at the best restaurants in NYC, and we all agreed there are none as good as Orienta. Adrien Blech is a gifted chef and each dish he prepares is outstanding. It makes our dining choices easy these days to not bother with any other restaurant.

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vipBrantM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dumplings were ethereal. Everything else was exceptional. We cannot return soon enough.

MH
vipMariaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food was very good, unfortunately the service was beyond bad. The waitress and the manager were rude, and they turned a night that was supposed to be a celebration into a dreading experience. They completely killed our night. This is a restaurant that I’m not only never coming back, but I’ll tell all my friends not to go as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was my second time at Orienta, and was experience was even better than my first! Great atmosphere! Great food! Great cocktails! Service was lacking, waiter forgot about us, and we received 2 checks. Otherwise a great experience and an asset to the community!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent along with the service. A very pleasant evening !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Giovanni was fabulous. The perfect balance of thoughtful/Attentive and energetic — we can’t wait to come back

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vipManhattan1
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last evening we had another fabulous dinner at Orienta. Starting with the Orienta Rainbow salad and the Fried Calamari salad and then the Pistachio crusted Salmon with bok choy and purple sticky rice and the Montauk Swordfish, all of which were outstanding. My husband said it was the best swordfish he ever ate. For dessert the Chocolate mandarin mousse with glazed ginger. Adrien Blech, the chef, has made Orienta the best restaurant in Greenwich with French Vietnamese dishes that are creative and delicious. See you next Friday night and Father's Day dinner!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food service mood and just about every detail here!

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vipBobbieW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We brought our kids to celebrate my husband's birthday. Great food as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, expertly prepared. Nice ambiance and good drinks. Orienta is a winner. We’ve been twice, will be back for more.

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vipManhattan1
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orienta is the best restaurant in Greenwich. The food is French Vietnamese, creative and delicious. We have dined there several times and enjoyed every bite. The decor is beautiful and the service superb. Tonight’s special was the Mahi Mahi and wonderful along with the lobster shooters as an appetizer. Key line pie for dessert was perfect.

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Bad luck because was seated next to and facing the restrooms, very restless spot and couldn't see anything that happened in the restaurant. The quality of the food was good, but the portions were very small. Overall over priced. They made a mistake and double charched us for the tea.

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vipNYCT
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

meh, limited menu, limited seating & a very opinionated server/maitre’d. Worth trying

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Justme
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the staff could not have bene nicer. The only drawback was that the tables are super small. We were a party of 4 (3 over 6' tall) and our knees knocked the entire time and we had to remove things from the table to fit the dinner plates and glasses.

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vipManhattan1
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in Greenwich, CT. Delicious, creative meals with excellent service. French Vietnamese dishes that are so superb it’s impossible to say which one was the best. We can’t wait to return for more of Adrien Blech’s cooking.

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vipjerryl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and food were spectacular

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PatriciaJ
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The staff and interior decoration were very good.
The cuisine was so so at best.
Good wine list.
I think they could do better.

RM
vipRodM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and terrific service from a friendly (and fun) crew and hostess/owner

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vipKiki
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

While in Greenwich for the day, we happened upon Orienta and stopped in for a meal. On their website, they’ve described themselves as a French-Vietnamese inspired restaurant - although in my opinion it was more Asian/American fusion. From what I’ve gathered from the menu, there were only two* Vietnamese-esque dishes - spring and summer rolls. There’s pad Thai, Korean tacos, rice bowls, chicken satay, tuna sashimi, and salmon tartare - which I wouldn’t consider at all “French-Vietnamese inspired” in any way. Perhaps the website needs to be updated to provide a better representation along the lines of Asian-fusion? Other than that, the space was a tad cozy for us and a bit concerning especially during this time as there weren’t much spaces in between tables besides a plexiglass unless like us, where we were seated at a table with the bar next to us. As an Asian and the only one in the restaurant at the time during dining, I didn’t feel at all welcomed...in an “Asian-fusion” restaurant. While the server was engaging, the hostesses left a bad taste. You’re the faces of a restaurant - therefore the first impression was quite important. As for the food, surprisingly it was more than decent and the chef appeared to know what he was doing and quite creative with their cooking. I was hesitant to try the chicken satay as many places happened to butcher a staple Southeast Asian dish but with Orienta’s innovative twist to it - not too shabby. We’ve ordered other dishes as well but overall, it wasn’t worth writing a long drawn-out review as overall - the impression provided from this restaurant had deemed it as a place we wouldn’t return to again. Luckily, there’s a plethora of restaurants to sample and this was not at all a loss.

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LizW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with lots of fish options, good cocktails and great service

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vipMichellei
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, atmosphere was buzzy and lively.

FAQs

Orienta offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 489-3394.

Orienta is rated 4.7 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

Orienta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/2019/orienta.

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 bookings at the moment.