Hanging baskets line Marty O'Brien's front patio, contributing to a quiet sidewalk ambiance that contrasts with the pub’s convivial laid-back lounge. Regardless of where diners sit, they can expect tables brimming with plates of seafood, grilled chicken, and beef. Nearly every corner of the restaurant exudes an air of comforting americana, from the rugged blue-brick façade to its name, which invokes Frank Sinatra's father's boxing moniker and the pen name gracing Teddy Roosevelt’s fan fiction. As servers roll out entrees, guests toast to each other’s health with glasses of beer or wine and share appetizers of chicken skewers and mussels.
A staple in college towns, Cluck-U Chicken feeds poultry fans across the land with zesty chicken dishes, including the signature Wingers, more than 1 billion of which have been sold since the restaurant opened in 1985. Chefs also serve up tasty fare such as chicken sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and chicken breast bites. Cluck-U fare is available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery, making it an ideal choice for game days or a blind date with a chicken farmer.
The staff at Raf Deli & Cafe hampers hunger with layers of Thumann's meats and cheeses sandwiched hot or cold between a variety of bready borders. Diners can grip stacks such as the philly cheesesteak or cryogenically freeze the italian hero’s posterity-worthy provolone, lettuce, tomato, salami, and ham. For delectable do-si-dos, palates can choose from an array of pairings, including roast beef and mozzarella, cheese and tomato, and liverwurst and cheese, stuffed between a wrap, roll, or hero. Crunchy textures augment the main course, as forks rake the caesar salad’s lettuce leaves and chompers crunch on potato chips or empty soda cans.
The Little Grocery delivers delightful coffee-shop cuisine with a menu that straddles the Greenwich median between Old World delectables and classic comfort food. Breakfast bites include locally baked Balthazar pastries, Hoboken bagels, and delectable yogurt muffins, as well as eggy delights. The uber-popular egg sandwich ($3.25–$4.50) is served on multigrain bread, sandwich roll, croissant, or bagel. Store up enough energy to hibernate through nuclear winter with the Big Breakfast, a belt-busting cornucopia of brioche french toast, one of seven gourmet omelettes, and a side of ham, bacon, or sausage ($7.50). During lunch, ingest a hearty deli sandwich ($7.50), panini ($6.75), or homemade salad, quiche, or European-style dessert. Herbivores can nibble the roasted veggie sandwich with hummus, avocado, and cucumber, while globetrotters can take a pleasure cruise aboard the Croque Monsieur (ham, swiss, dijon), Genoa (Genoa salami, asiago, sun-dried tomatoes), and Cubano (pork tenderloin, ham, swiss, pickles) paninis.
Carnivores at the casual eatery can chomp into Lucky's Famous cheddar burger ($6) or the Lucky barbecue bacon cheddar burger ($8)—succulent savories made with freshly ground 100% Premium Gold Angus Beef and Lucky's special seasoning. The Lucky turkey burger ($5) tames health conscious tasters, and the Lucky veggie cheddar ($6) bypasses bovines for a legume-laden round, rife with cheese. Mash down the onslaught of meat with a Lucky's Famous chili cheese dog supreme, with chopped onions, sauerkraut, and relish ($5, add grilled onions, sliced jalapeños, or melted cheddar for $1).
Leo's Grandevous warmly greets diners with a menu powered by traditional Italian comfort fare such as pasta, pizza, soup, and sandwiches. Guests quell growing hunger with a dozen clams on the half shell ($12) or leap headfirst into meals with 1 of more than 20 bar pizzas, such as the asiago cheese ($4.50) and meatball pies ($6.50). Italian entrees span the comfort fare spectrum, with classics including cheese tortellini alfredo ($13.50), delmonico steak ($17.95), and chicken sorrento ($16.50), each served with a choice of pasta or french fries and a side of vowels.