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61 Lewis St. (Greenwich Ave.) Send to Phone
Chef-owner Jean-Louis Gerin showcases his "nouvelle classique" cuisine at his namesake restaurant.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Restaurant Jean-Louis, Greenwich, CT

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Restaurant Jean-Louis Restaurant Review

: The aura of France exists in this tiny spot on a side street just steps from Greenwich Avenue, and a simple sign is the only clue there is a restaurant in the all-but-unnoticeable building. The room exudes the warmth and calm one feels as a guest of a private residence, rather than as a patron of one of Connecticut's finest dining establishments. Since 1985, chef-owner Jean-Louis Gerin, together with his wife, Linda, have offered a cuisine that they refer to as "la nouvelle classique," an apt description for the unique ambience of the restaurant and superior quality of the food. There is a daily tasting menu, weekly dinner specials, and a regular menu which is changed on a seasonal basis. Gerin offers such specialties as the pôelée de foie gras cloutée au sel de l’Ile de Ré, sautéed fresh foie gras slices dusted with sea salt from Ile de Ré; and filet mignon de boeuf à la poêle et gratin de pommes de terre, filet mignon of beef pan-sautéed with potatoes au gratin in a reduction of red wine sauce. Desserts include a super thin warm green apple tart with green apple sorbet. The wine list is comprehensive and offers something suitable for all dishes. Restaurant Jean-Louis dictates no dress code except for collared shirts and trousers, yet an evening here invites us to dress for the occasion, just as one might if dining at Guy Savoy in Paris, to which it bears a striking resemblance.


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