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Char-ming New Hot Spot Opens in Greenwich – Char, Greenwich

16 Jul

Char.  That word evokes beautiful nights outside grilling, steaks perfectly done, smoky cross marks on chicken, and that woodsy flavor.  The char on food takes us back to simpler times. And, as you enter Char, opened just July 2, you get that kind of vibe.  100 year old reclaimed wood from top to bottom adds rustic charm and Long Island brass chandeliers add a contrasting glamorous charm.  And this all comes from the Rugova family who also owns Dolphin and Cafe Hudson in Yonkers.  If you enter from the road, there’s a nice bar with a great lounge area if you’d just like to soak up some cocktails…more on that later.  Or, if you enter from the parking lot, you’ll enter the host station of the dining room.

The Char:  bourbon, muddled blackberries, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup served on the rocks.

The Char: bourbon, muddled blackberries, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup served on the rocks.

We took a nice booth in the nearly 240 seat restaurant and were greeted by our server.  He knew the menu extremely well and even had suggestions for us, so it was obvious to us that the staff had great training.  And, finally after months of wondering what the menu would be like, it was set before us: hand crafted cocktails, small plates, salads, and entrees in a Modern American and Mediterranean influenced style.  There were at least twenty items that we wanted to order, but there was only so much room in our bellies, so we thought it over with some drinks.

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