Chef/Owner Brian Lewis of The Cottage and OKO announced today that he will be expanding and bringing The Cottage to Greenwich, Connecticut. Located at 49 Greenwich Avenue, the 60+ seat restaurant and bar will celebrate exceptional seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors and farmers through Chef Brian’s celebrated signature style of American cooking, delivered with casual elegance and coastal charm. The Cottage Greenwich is slated to open later this year.
“We’ve always looked forward to the day that we can bring The Cottage to a new market after being so blessed with our devoted clientele and hardworking team in Westport,” said Lewis. “As we experienced such continued support during COVID and after six successful years in Westport, the time was right to grow and find a sister location to complement the original Cottage.”
While the Greenwich location will feature several signature Cottage dishes and cocktails, the food and beverage program will reflect the team’s daily creativity inspired by the seasons, while staying in concert with the Westport Cottage location. Both the food and beverage menus at The Cottage Greenwich will be rely upon ingredients from local purveyors and farmers in the Connecticut and New York area. The menu will feature Cottage favorites including Wagyu Beef Brisket Steam Buns, Duck Fried Rice, The Cottage Burger and Hot Fudge and Peanut Butter Sundae. In addition to these classics, Chef Brian is looking forward to yet another canvas to express his culinary passion and creativity.
The beverage program will also include local products in its seasonal menu. Cottage bar favorites such as The Smokey Peat and The Spicy Pear will be featured alongside both classic and signature cocktails. An international wine list will be curated of both new and old world favorites, offer a full selection of local craft beer, and provide low or no alcohol options.
“At our soon-to-be four restaurant locations of Full House Hospitality Group, the team will always be the heartbeat of our restaurants,” added Lewis. “I’m pleased to be embarking on this location in a new market with the leadership and talents of both Chef Christian Wilki, who oversees all culinary operations as Executive Chef, and Ralph Leon, who oversees all front of house operations as our Director of Beverage and Hospitality. We thrive on bringing talented, hardworking, and dedicated team members up through the ranks of our restaurants.”
The Cottage Greenwich will feature the same warm, comfortable aesthetic and color scheme found in the Westport location, but with several accents unique to the space. Architect Rick Hoag from Frederick William Hoag Architect and Interior Designer Megan Zwick from MZ Interiors will oversee the build-out and design.
Since opening in Westport December of 2015, The Cottage has received numerous accolades for its locally sourced cuisine, including recently being named the #1 restaurant in Fairfield County by Hearst Connecticut Media/CT Bites, and earning an “Excellent” rating from The New York Times.
The Cottage Greenwich will be open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner service, expanding to offer lunch, Sunday brunch and to-go options soon after.