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Postcards from Luxurious Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta
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Founded in 1640, Greenwich, Connecticut is one of the wealthiest towns in the United States. Located on Connecticut’s Gold Coast on Long Island Sound, Greenwich is only a 50-minute train ride from Manhattan, yet it is a world away. Sumptuous shopping, luxury hotels, upscale restaurants, beaches, parks, summer concerts, along with cultural, sports, and community events offer residents and visitors something to enjoy in every season. No wonder then that Greenwich attracts many celebrities who call Greenwich home or come to visit.

J House Greenwich CT

The J House Greenwich, CT

Where to Stay – The J House Greenwich

The J House Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut has all the bells and whistles one would hope for in a luxury hotel. This intimate luxury boutique hotel has 83 high-tech guestrooms and suites, and great amenities including The Spa at J House, a fabulous dining experience at Tony’s at The J House an Italian Steakhouse and Bar, 2 bars, an outdoor pool, a 24-Hour Fitness Center, and a 24-Hour Business Center, to appeal to business as well as leisure travelers.

The J House Greenwich, Greenwich, CT USA

We had a fabulous stay at The J House Greenwich on August 25, 2023. When the hotel described their guestrooms as being high-tech, little did we know what that meant, until we experienced this luxury boutique hotel. Their technology included control panels where we could control the solar shades, blackout shades, control all the lights, turn on or off the privacy light outside the room, and more from various panels conveniently located around the guestroom by simply pressing a button. Guestrooms are well-appointed with thoughtful amenities. Contemporary artwork abounds and staying at The J House Greenwich is like staying in a fabulous art gallery.

The J House Greenwich, Greenwich, CT USA - photo by Lurxury Experience

Guests that like to travel with their dogs will appreciate that dogs under 50 pounds are permitted in designated pet friendly rooms for a fee of $75 per night. Pet friendly rooms are subject to availability and must be booked in advance. The J House has an amenity fee of $15 which includes valet parking, continental breakfast from 6:30 am until 9:00 am, complimentary drip coffee, wireless internet, and use of their fitness center.

Read more in-depth information about our stay at The J House Greenwich in the Hotels and Resorts section.

For information on The J House Greenwich, please visit their website: www.jhousegreenwich.com.

The J House Greenwich, Greenwich, CT USA

The J House Greenwich
1114 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06878
Telephone: +1-203-698-6980
Fax: +1-203-698-6980
Email: jhouse@jhousegreenwich.com
Website: www.jhousegreenwich.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jhousegreenwichct?fref=ts
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thejhousegreenwich

Where to Dine – Tony’s at The J House

We had a fabulous dinner at Tony’s at The J House during our stay at the hotel on Friday, August 25, 2023. Since opening 5 years ago, the restaurant has earned a dedicated clientele of locals, celebrities, and leisure and business travelers.

Tony's at J House Greenwich, Greenwich, CT USA
Tony’s at The J House

The attractive dining room features brown leather banquettes, tables dressed in whit linens flanked by dark wood chairs with black leather seats, and large red “drum” lampshade lights that softly illuminate and add a warm glow to the room, with vintage mirrors and four trees adding to the inviting ambience.

Grilled Octopus - Tony's at The J House, Greenwich, CT - photo by Luxury Experience
Grilled Octopus

As the restaurant has an inspired cocktail menu, we began our evening with two of their cocktails, the Passion Mojito, and the Old Fashion. As fans of dark rum, the Passion Mojito made with Diplomatico Exclusivo Dark Rum, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur, Lime Juice, and simple syrup, served in a “Collins” glass, was a great introduction to the restaurant’s bar style. Also nice was the Old Fashion made with Redemption Bourbon Infused with Oranges and Luxardo Cherries House Aged in Oak Casks.

Colorado Rack of Lamb - Tony's at The J House, Greenwich, CT - photo by Luxury Experience
Colorado Rack of Lamb

Two of the many highlights from our dinner included the Grilled Octopus, accompanied by a generous mound of potato salad with sliced red onion, olive oil, and lemon, and the Colorado Rack of Lamb which had a very tasty Dijon mustard crust, and was accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes, and lamb au jus.

Read more about our dining experience at Tony’s at The J House in theRestaurants section.

For information or to make a reservation at Tony’s at The J House, please visit the website: www.tonysatthejhouse.com.

Tony's at J House Greenwich, Greenwich, CT USA

Tony’s at The J House
1114 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06878
Telephone: +1-203-698-6999
Email: tcapasso@jhousegreenwich.com
Website: www.tonysatthejhouse.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonysatTheJhouse/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tonysatthejhouse

Things to Do in Greenwich

There is something exciting happening every season in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the choices are limitless. Here are a few of our favorite things to do and special events to help you plan your visit to Greenwich.

Shopping on “The Avenue” – Greenwich Avenue

If you love to shop, you will love shopping on Greenwich Avenue with its luxury boutiques, specialty stores, luxury jewelers, and art galleries. There are also restaurants along the famed 7/10-mile Avenue to help you bolster your energy while you shop, browse, or people-watch.

Cultural Activities – The Bruce

Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen - The Bruce Museum - Greenwich, CT USA
Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen

Perfect for art and science lovers, as well as for a rainy or snowy-day activity, a visit to The Bruce is always interesting as the museum has exceptional programs, exhibitions, and events throughout the year. As an example of their programs, we attended a wonderful lecture at the museum by award-winning photographers and marine biologists and conservationists Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, co-founders of SeaLegacy in May 2023.

Museum Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Admission: Adults: $20, Seniors (62+): $15, Students: $15, Children under 5: free. Admission is free on Tuesdays.

Read about our experience at The Bruce in the Arts and Antiques section.

For more information on The Bruce, please visit their website: www.brucemuseum.org

The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT USA

The Bruce
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Telephone: +1-203-869-6786
Email: info@brucemuseum.org
Website: www.brucemuseum.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BruceMuseum
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brucemuseum

Greenwich Polo Club Matches – Seasonal – Sundays

Sports fans will appreciate Greenwich Polo Club with its high-goal polo matches that take place on Sunday afternoons in gorgeous backcountry Greenwich and run from June until the end of September.

Greenwich Polo Club

Whether you are a dedicated polo fan or have never experienced this daring sport, the Greenwich Polo Club matches always provide an exciting afternoon of adventure. The well-attended polo matches also attract celebrities, so it is a great place for people-watching. We love attending Greenwich Polo Club high-goal matches and try to attend several during the season.

Read more about experiences at the Greenwich Polo Club matches in our Adventures section.

For information on the Greenwich Polo Club and attending an upcoming match, please visit their website: www.GreenwichPoloClub.com or call them at 203-561-1639.

Greenwich Polo Club, Greenwich, CT

Greenwich Polo Club
Field Address (location of public matches)
1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich CT 06831
Telephone: +1-203.561.1639
Email: info@GreenwichPoloClub.com
Website: www.GreenwichPoloClub.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GreenwichPoloClub
Instagram: @greenwichpoloclub
Twitter: @greenwichpolo

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – Seasonal

If the mere mention of the names Bugatti, Ferrari, Isotta Fraschini, Maserati, Aston Martin, Bentley, McLaren, Packard, and Rolls-Royce, start your heart racing, attending the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance should be on your “must attend” calendar.

1929 Isotta Fraschini - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance - Photo by Luxury Experience
1929 Isotta Fraschini

Since 1996, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance has attracted car enthusiasts who travel to the 2-day annual show for the opportunity to see antique, vintage, rare, exotic, and supercars. The show takes place in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park (located just off Exit 3 off I-95) at the beginning of June and has been part of our annual tradition since we first attended in 2006!

Read about our experiences at the Concours d’Elegance in the Arts and Antiques section.

For information on the next Greenwich Concours d’Elegance or other Hagerty events, please visit the websites: www.greenwichconcours.com/event and www.Hagerty.com.

Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Greenwich,CT USA

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
1 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 102
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Email: info@greenwichconcours.com
Website: www.greenwichconcours.com

Hagerty - Greenwich Concours 2021

PO Box 1303
Traverse City, Michigan 49685-1303
Website: www.Hagerty.com
Facebook: @GreenwichConcours
Instagram: @GreenwichConcours

Greenwich International Film Festival – Seasonal

Greenwich is heavily tied to the film industry and the Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) was created to make an impact by combining films with philanthropy. They host several films throughout the year as well as hold special events including their Changemaker Gala held annually in November. If you love films, you will want to add GIFF to your “visit Greenwich calendar.”

Greenwich International Film Festival
55 Old Field Point Road
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Email: ginger@greenwichfilm.org
Website: www.greenwichfilm.org

Greenwich Farmer’s Market – Seasonal – Saturdays

Greenwich Farmers Market - Greenwich, CT USA - photo by Luxury Experience

A visit to the Greenwich Farmer’s Market on Saturdays is a great place to mingle with locals as well as bring home a “taste of Connecticut.” This is where we like to buy our zucchini flowers to stuff and deep-fry in a tempura batter, along with organic vegetables, syrup, honey, plants, and bouquets of flowers. It is also a great place to pick up a loaf of bread and artisanal cheeses to enjoy for a picnic at one of Greenwich’s beaches, parks, or summer concerts in the park.

Greenwich Farmers Market - Greenwich, CT USA - photo by Luxury Experience

The Greenwich Farmer’s Market opens in mid-May and runs throughout the December holiday season. Saturday Only Hours: 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. The market is in Arch Street and Horseneck Lane Commuter Parking lot. There is free parking during “market hours.”

Greenwich Farmer's Market, Greenwich, CT USA

Greenwich Farmer’s Market
Arch Street and Horseneck Lane Commuter Parking Lot
Greenwich, Connecticut
Telephone: +1-203-380-0580
Email: gfm-ct@optimum.net
Website: www.greenwichfarmersmarketct.com

Luxurious Greenwich, Connecticut truly has something fabulous to experience in every season. Until next time, keep enjoying travel with Luxury Experience!

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