GREENWICH, Conn. -- There are times – especially in winter – when you crave the comforting environment of a steakhouse and all its pampering glory. Add some red wine, a side of potatoes and you’re in meat mecca heaven.
What's The Best Steakhouse in Fairfield County?
Blackstones Steakhouse, Norwalk, Greenwich
Chuck's Steakhouse, Danbury
Gabriele's Italian Steakhouse, Greenwich
Joseph's Steakhouse, Bridgeport
Michael Gennaro's Steakhouse, Fairfield
We asked you for your favorite places in the county; five have been chosen as finalists in our DVlicious “Best Steakhouse” contest and now each is being profiled this week.
Ready to dig in? Read below – then let your fingers do the clicking. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.
What Makes It A Cut Above: The warm woods and hand-carved bar, plus four fireplaces, makes this a place to linger. Steaks are prime, aged beef; pasta is homemade and served to order. Fishes are flown in from Hawaii. Francesco DiPietro Gabriele's Italian Steakhouse manager chalks up the restaurant's popularity to its "quality of the food, the ambiance, our chefs, our excellent staff, our excellent GM, all of the above."
"We give our customers a unique experience. Our staff is well-trained. Our ambiance is wonderful and we are located in the heart of Greenwich," he continued.
DiPietro also cited a "loyal clientele" for whom management will do everything.
The family restaurant is owned by Danny Gabriele, son of founder Luca Gabriele. Sadly, Luca passed away Dec. 8, 2016.
Dig In: 35 Church St., Greenwich, (203) 622-4223, www. gabrielesofgreenwich.com