It’s Greek To Me: The Famous Greek Kitchen


I found myself in Greenwich, Connecticut a couple of weeks ago and I did what any self-respecting person who has to travel on I-95 would do: Stop at an excellent Greek eatery before getting back on the highway. I may be biased because of my unhealthy relationship with hummus, however, Famous Greek Kitchen skirts the perfect line of elevating the cuisine without making it too far away from what we love about a street meat cart decked in lamb and falafel.

Famous Greek Kitchen 

10 North Water Street

Greenwich, CT 06830



We started with the special: avocado hummus. It was a creamy smooth texture with a tangy twist.

I opted for the tri-combination.  Including gyro, falafel, and chicken or pork souvlaki.  I was in heaven.  The greek salad was tremendously fresh, and the falafel was crisp.  I even found a coveted jalapeño on my plate.  There was a day when I used to eat jalapeño peppers straight out of a cup and yet somehow, I can’t even handle mildly spicy wings.  I may as well save myself the time and sign up for AARP now while I reach for the Tums.

At our table we also had not one, but two orders of perfectly cooked lamb.  The plating is tremendously elegant.

If you ever find yourself stuck in traffic that won’t move on I-95 and you see the exit for Greenwich take a much needed detour to Famous Greek Kitchen.  If you’re not committed to a long drive, they also have an extensive wine list. You may find yourself Greeking out over it.

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Born in Virginia and raised on the mean streets of Garden City, Long Island, I’ve learned to appreciate any type of cuisine from a late night burrito and tatcho’s to a tasting menu and wine pairing. I’m a bit of an adventurer when it comes to food and am always up for an eating challenge where I can find one. I may or may not have eaten sixteen chili tacos to become “The Taco Queen” of a small hole in the wall Mexican eatery. I also couldn’t help myself from ordering whale in Oslo (please don’t tell Green Peace) and can’t resist a zany menu choice. A writer and performer, I like to pair my meals with a good play and you can find my reviews on New York Theatre Guide. Baking is a guilty pleasure and I’m constantly preparing confectionaries with surprises inside. I hope one day to compile all my recipes into one called “Get Stuffed”.I’m looking forward to the next culinary adventure I carve out and sharing them with you. I may just need to create an entire series devoted to “did they really just make this Asian/Mexican/Korean/Italian fusion a food truck?”. Cheers!