Nestled in the charming neighborhood of Cos Cob in Greenwich, Connecticut, Greenwich and Delancey beckons as a fully Glatt Kosher haven, specializing in Eastern European and classical Jewish cuisine. Recently, we welcomed family traveling from Long Island, and sought a perfect venue that balanced kosher dining with delectable offerings. It has been historically difficult to find kosher food in Connecticut that complies with the Glatt Kosher guidelines and also actually has good food, and we were extremely excited to try this restaurant.
Despite the limited options for kosher dining, Greenwich and Delancey stood out. With two locations (downtown Manhattan being the other), the restaurant is more than just a place to eat; it's a cultural and culinary experience. The ambiance is set by a counter adorned with house-made pastrami, corned beef, giant freshly baked challahs, and house-made pickles, showcasing the commitment to tradition and quality.
The decision to bring our family here was two-fold: the assurance of Glatt Kosher standards and the reputation for exceptional food, service, and ambiance. It became a delightful surprise that despite hearing rave reviews, we hadn't experienced this culinary gem before. As we stepped into the restaurant, the interior immediately felt like a familial embrace, creating the perfect setting for our family outing.
The menu, thoughtfully curated with an array of options, served as a testament to the restaurant's commitment to catering to different tastes and preferences. One of the highlights of the menu was the sandwich options, which included options like the housemade pastrami, pickled corned beef, and the “Buzhenina”, which was stuffed to the brim with brisket, homemade mayonnaise, and a garlic dill horseradish (my personal favorite of the meal). For those with tiny taste buds in tow, the Chicken Blintzes emerged as a delightful choice. Crafted with free-range chicken and caramelized Vidalia onions, these crepe-wrapped treasures were not only a culinary triumph but also a hit with the entire family, including the little ones. The dish beautifully straddled the line between familiarity and culinary innovation, making it an ideal choice for our gathering.
What elevated our experience was the generosity of the chef, who sent over complimentary dishes that added an unexpected layer of delight to our meal. The Baked Matzo Brei, tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, showcased the chef's finesse in blending tradition with modern culinary techniques. It became an instant favorite and a talking point at our table. The menu had amazing options, with offerings like Potato Latkes paired with thick dill sour cream. The crispy latkes, a symbol of Jewish Eastern European kitchens, became a source of joy for both the young and the young at heart. Dr. Brown's Soda, with its cream and black cherry flavors, became the beverage highlight of our meal. Its effervescence and sweetness complemented the diverse flavors on our table, adding a nostalgic touch reminiscent of classic Jewish deli experiences.
Our decision to bring our family to Greenwich and Delancey was rooted in the desire for a dining experience that transcended generations. The restaurant's ability to cater to the varying palates and preferences within our family, from the youngest to the oldest, made it a culinary haven for all. For those seeking a fully Glatt Kosher dining destination that warmly embraces families and offers a diverse menu to please every palate, Greenwich and Delancey stands as a beacon of hospitality and culinary excellence.
They even gifted us with a slice of the best chocolate babka I had ever tasted in my life, which felt like a take-home from a Jewish grandmother's house!
Visit 59 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob, CT 06807, and embark on a culinary journey that bridges tradition and innovation for the entire family. In a neighborhood where fully kosher options are scarce, Greenwich and Delancey emerge as a standout choice, marrying tradition with a contemporary dining experience.
Greenwich and Delancey Delicatessen