In Connecticut, they still miss Manero’s. Nearly two years after this old-time steakhouse served up its last surf ’n’ turf, ending a satisfying six-decade run, Greenwich hounds go all misty-eyed over its impeccably aged meats, Gorgonzola salad, crisp fried onions, house-blend steak sauce—even its singing waiters.

Minus the waiters, a slice of the Manero’s experience can be had at Greenwich Prime Meats, opened by two veteran butchers from the restaurant. Besides nicely marbled meats, the shop offers many of Manero’s greatest hits for carry-out customers: the steak sauce, the fried onions, the Gorgonzola salad. “If we can’t have Manero’s,” figures amanda3571, “then this is the perfect alternative.”

As long as you’re in the neighborhood, cross the street and drop in at the Bruce Park Grill, which billyparsons recommends for ice-cold beer and great little minipizzas. The joint wins bonus points for a congenial barkeep and a tavern rarity: regulation shuffleboard.

Greenwich Prime Meats [Fairfield County]
100 Bruce Park Avenue (near Davis), Greenwich, CT

Bruce Park Grill [Fairfield County]
231 Bruce Park Avenue (near Davis), Greenwich, CT

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