The Little Pubyou know from Ridgefield and Wilton is opening its third location down south in Cos Cob, and CTbites received a sneak peek at the interior and plans for this new venture, now under construction. When Little Pub opened its doors in Ridgefield back in 2009 with its cozy feel of an alpine lodge meeting an English pub, it rapidly became the go-to spot for casual family friendly pub fare with a beer list that rivaled any bar around. Fireplaces and rough wood beams graced the white plastered walls, and in a town filled with higher end chef-driven restaurants, Little Pub sets itself apart with a simple, well executed comfort food menu that appeals to both kids and adults.
When CTbites asked Owner, Doug Grabe, and Operations Manager, Lars Anderson why Cos Cob, , both said “the people asked for it.” Turns out, restaurant owners do read those Comment Cards, and the cards at Little Pub said “we need you in Greenwich,” specifically Cos Cob whose demographics skew heavily towards families.
Little Pub Cos Cob is currently under construction in the old Fonda La Paloma space directly on East Putnum Avenue. A massive renovation is well under way, but the telltale bones of the next Little Pub can already be seen through the sawdust. When asked about an opening date, Doug and Lars both grinned, “We will be open in the Spring, hopefully by Memorial Day” said Grabe.
Lars next told CTbites, “This location will be very similar to our other two spots. All of the food will fall under the $18 price point, the wine list will run from $9-$14, and the beer list will be very affordable. There will be 5-7 draft lines and between 60-80 varieties of beer with a strong focus on craft selections.” The menu will change seasonally as it does in its sister locations, and the kitchen will be overseen by executive chef Tim Passaro Jr.
What’s unique about this Little Pub...other than the location? This will be their first venue with a bar that is completely separate from the dining room. A family can eat an early dinner, while the over 21 crowd can simultaneously enjoy the extensive beer list. That’s exciting stuff. There will also be a dedicated waiting area complete with an enormous 2 way fireplace that also opens into the dining room, as well as an outdoor patio that will seat 20 guests.
Sound like a good time? We think so.
Check back with us in spring when Little Pub Cos Cob opens its doors.