The Ginger Man

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492 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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.”
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KM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good as always but service was disappointing this time.

SM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great-food was ordinary at best. Had a zucchini fry appetizer-oil from frying on the plate was black. Not great.

TL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Stopped in at Ginger Man after going to Rapture watch. Chosen serendipitly and proved good find. Had cauliflower and shaved Brussels sprouts for appetizers and they were delicious, though could have used a bit more salt. My wife had a Cobb salad and I had buffalo chicken on flat bread. Both met and went beyond our expectations. The waiter was very attentive and friendly making the entire event very enjoyable. Definitely will refer friends if they find themselves in Greenwich.

AM
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the trout dinner at GM and have returned for it several times. The main thing that keeps us from eating there more often is the seating - most all side by side unless upstairs is open. We just like to have a bit more elbow room between us and other diners. That said, we were given the table at the end which does give a bit more room and we appreciated that.

BB
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem. Lunch is always good.
The service is quick and efficient.

t
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were very good. We all had salads for lunch which were very fresh. The New England Clam Chowder was excellent. Both the Latte and cappuccino were very good too. A local gem.

The Ginger Man
Responded on 6 September 2019

We're happy that you had a great experience with us. We'll see you soon. The Avenue Room will be reopening soon, it was a beautiful night tonight with the double door windows open. Make sure you ask to check it out next time!

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have been to the Gingerman several times and not sure if management has changed or what has caused it to go a little downhill. it wasn't awful but we arrived around 8pm-they had drink specials but came back to tell us they ran out of the strawberry infused gin-did they buy one bottle? then only later when another party arrived next to us, they brought out what the waiter said was the last glass of it-? rude. the bathroom was a disaster with trash all over the floor-I have to say that this place was not crowded at all-there were tons of empty tables and seats at the bar-so that should help explain my disappointment with our experience.

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food. Slow to make the order but food came extremely quickly after. I love this place!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Banquet seats dirty with food crumbs . 4 of 5 meals arrived together, had to solicit assistance to get 5th. Noisy w roaming toddlers Sunday 8pm.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant staff, quick service and excellent food. The ‘fireplace room’ is charming and quiet.

C
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an early lunch so the restaurant was quiet. I had a beet salad with salmon. Salad was delicious and salmon was grilled perfectly. My companions had veggie flatbread and chicken paillard sandwich. They both said the dishes were very good.

LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I thought the food was very good, nicely presented. All 4 of us really liked our dinners. I have already recommended The Ginger Man to a couple of friends. I will go back.

ML
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently good. Prefer the back room as the front room tends to be noisier (or more energetic).

QF
256 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

When we visit the area, we always try to atop in at The Ginger Man. This time the oysters were really good as was the clam chowder. Service was very efficient and pleasant. It was mid-afternoon and not very crowded, so we rally enjoyed the quietude.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Salmon portion has been reduced- for $27 should have been larger.
Also changed what came with it. Used to be mashed potatoes

AC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Just your average noisy bar restaurant
service was OK

Ordered small plates and they brought them all at once
They could’ve space the salad with the small entrée
a table was small
a little annoying but we may do
food was OK
noise level very loud but overall a nice dinner

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place with consistently great food and outstanding service. I don’t come to Ginger Man often but when I do, I wonder why I don’t come here more often.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch for Easter. The building is beautiful and the food was excellent. Beautiful ambience and great service. Highly recommend

NF
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointing, waste of a nice space. Upon arrival there was a kid repeatedly screaming at the top of his lungs and, apparently, management wasn't doing a thing. The hamburger bun was about three sizes too small for the contents. Perhaps this make some people feel like they're getting a big sandwich but to me it's just a mess. Worst, the liquor was ridiculously priced: $8.00 for a Guinness - and ice cold to boot? Really?

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Korean BBQ Wings and a Burger. Worthy. Sat next to fireplace.

DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The table reservation was late by around 20 minutes. We were offered drinks at the bar which made the time go by very quickly. The table was comfortable and the staff was attentive. Had to ask for water refill just once. Overall very good.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food was excellent.

BB
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Lunch was served efficiently by the staff. Knowing it was a business meeting, they attended to us very well. Good food and good service is a winning combination.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant! This is my second visit, and it didn’t disappoint! Excellent burger, and the chopped salad was amazing! Love the ambiance, and the location is ideal! Very courteous staff!

SS
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Ginger Man. Great place for a drink at the bar (extensive beer list that's always changing) or a nice dinner. You can be equally comfortable in a pair of jeans or a suit. I've recently enjoyed a really tasty steak warp, flatbread pizza, and fish and chips...great variety of options all well executed. Most recently got a table next to the fireplace in the back, and there are several areas in the restaurant that provide nice ambience. Service is always excellent.

AM
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a nice find. Food very good and priced well. Plenty of choices for pescatarians. Trout special and burrata specials especially enjoyed.

It can be noisy at peak times. We arrived early and were glad. Seating request was accommodated.

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, location and many rooms to choose from.

KH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is generally good and reliable; tea and coffee should be hotter when served.

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every little thing about our experience ❤️

SM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Hello, was a nice Buzz at the Ginger Man on a Saturday Night! Service was excellent, was a bit loud, but was fine for me. They had a great selection of Beers from around the Country! For my entree I the the Fish and Chips, which I was a little disappointed, the Fish didn’t have that Freshness taste!

k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Love the look and feel of this Ave staple, but I have to say the food isn't what it used to be, nor is there much variety to the menu. That said, if you are looking for pub style fare, it will certainly do the trick; that or come for the bar and hot pretzel and skip the main course.

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sunday brunch best for families with young children. Food was adequate and service was good. Prices were somewhat lower than average for this location. Noise was inhibiting; it was difficult to hear the voices of those at the same table.

M
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The gingerman appeals as it has a lovely log fire resembling a British pub. Something many ex pats look for. The food however is ordinary and something I would expect from a diner. It has some much potential.

FS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Best bloody Mary ever. Definitely a place to come back to

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The hostess sat us in the middle of a party in which people were standing all around us screaming over our heads and kids were running around. You do not seat a family in the middle of a party even if a table was open. After five minutes, we told her that this was unacceptable so she finally took us upstairs where we could have a conversation with our children without yelling or having people stand over our table conversing...horrible first experience with this restaurant. Very disappointed.

D
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, 1/2 price wine on Mondays, fireplace seating!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have allergies and they have a pretty accommodating menu. My food was very simple and somewhat plain but still good.

CH
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with our dining experience at the Ginger Man. This was our third visit and, we looked forward to the homemade soups each time. We were not disappointed. The staff granted our request to sit in the back room where it is quiet. The front room has a lively crowd and the bar scene is jumping which is great if you are seeking an exciting evening. The menu is eclectic with a variety of small plates and entrees. All are executed very well.

OT
Las Vegas
89 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance sitting by fire
Water was attentive
Food was not there
Pizza appetizer tasted like it was out of a box..
Quesadilla app. was also completely average ...I’ve had better store bought
Not cheap

I’d say have a drink apt the bar and eat elsewhere

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