New Restaurant in Greenwich: CHAR

by Katie Schlientz
Char greenwich

Last week, I was invited to the grand opening party of a new restaurant in Greenwich, CT— CHAR Restaurant. A hop, skip and a jump away from the food mecca that’s sprouted up in Port Chester, CHAR will have a lot to compete against (with Greenwich also carrying some heavy hitters for dining options). But Executive Chef David Snyder is up to the task.


Seafood lover? CHAR is for you. The passed appetizers Chef Snyder prepared for the grand opening almost all featured a variety of shellfish and fish, giving guests a glimpse of the menu. Both small plates and entrées include fish options like tuna tartar bruschetta ($8), house-cured tequila salmon ($12) and pan roasted striped bass served with a cauliflower puree, oyster mushrooms and wilted spinach. Chef Snyder recommends trying the char grilled octopus served with garlic confit and a lemon-oregano dressing ($15).

chef david snyder char

If you’re looking to fill your belly with a heavier meal, try the pork chop ($26.50), lamb bolognese ($21.50) or New York strip steak ($27.50). Before ordering, definitely consider the specials where Chef Synder says he like to “play” with local ingredients and flavors to offer seasonal dishes.


With exposed stone, silver washed walls and chandeliers, CHAR has an upscale look. The bar area has a lounge feel, and is completely separate from the dining room which features a beautiful fireplace (keep that in mind for those cooler months!).

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CHAR offers plenty of specialty cocktails ($12) and small plates to share for a friends’ night out, yet the upscale feel of the dining room makes it the perfect place for date night.

Intoxikate Tip!

Dress to impress for the Greenwich crowd.
{CHAR Restaurant: 2 South Water St., Greenwich, CT, 203-900-1100,}

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