Cask Republic
Cask Republic

Cask Republic

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://caskrepublic.com/
  • Phone: 2033482775x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 7 days a week: 11:30 - 4:00pm

    Dinner 7 days a week 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Bar Open Till 1:00am Sunday-Thursday
    2:00am Friday-Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Carl Carrion
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Cask Republic will be offering Off-Site Catering in 2014, as we develop our menus for the opening in December of 2013

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad St
  • Public Transit: Cask Republic is located .06 miles from the Stamford, CT Metro North Station. Walking is an option and Taxis are available at the train for transport to the Restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on street and in 6 Stamford Municipal lots located within 1 to 2 blocks from the restaurant.
A word from Cask Republic
Cask Republic having opened in December of 2013 artfully fuses the familiarity of an American-style tavern with the authenticity of European taverns of yesteryear. A Communal Tavern, the concept is simple; exceptional food globally inspired, a world class beer program, extensive spirits and wines – all housed in an atmosphere befitting that of a sophisticated urban respite.

Don't miss sitting near one of the two cozy fireplaces located in the Tap Room and Fireside Room.

Chef Carl Carrion has designed a menu which elevates global tavern classics to a new level through his seasonal preparation of quality ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Cask Republic reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (12)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)special occasion (4)romantic (4)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Loud bar scene.
    obsessedwithfood
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Mostly delicious food. The tuna tartar was grey in color & the croquettes while tasty sat heavy in the stomach later in the meal. Fantastic beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good again
    obsessedwithfood
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had their weekend brunch/lunch menu. Smaller portions were appreciated. Really good burgers & fries as always
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service poor!
    PamPVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Where do I start? The waiter took an eternity for everything. When he was there he had no clue when we had questions. Appetizers came out in shifts. When we told him one app never arrived he argued with us saying it did. Then was annoyed and said "I'll put order in again even though they said they brought it to you". Food was nothing special. Chopped salad was NOT chopped, one large hunk of grilled/burnt romaine. One main course arrived after other three finished eating. Chef came out and apologized. Offered to buy us a round of drinks after we already asked for bill, then never took them off bill. Food and service (especially) were very disappointing. Would not recommend. Too bad bc it seemed like it would be a good place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing.
    Earl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Small portions, very loud, slow service. Would not go back. Too many other good options in Stamford.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nick s
    NICK
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Enjoyed the food and service. We did the small plates and shared. Wine selection was good and can't top beer selection. I also ordered the Kobe Beef hotdog which was good. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoy beer and food at Cask
    Captain
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our group of four enjoy a nice meal and a variety of beer types as we all have different tastes. Cask Republic scored high in our book on all counts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and beer!
    KatherineB88
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Cask never disappoints! Lengthy draft list, tasty cocktails, attentive service, and unique dishes. Love the vibe in there as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    foody
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I knew it would be noisy based on other reviews but it was difficult to talk on a Wed night with the restaurant only half full. I can only imagine how loud it must be on weekends! I had read that the food was very good but it was not. The ceviche was only OK and a small portion for the price. The presentation was poor. The french fries were cold and soggy. Overall not a very positive experience...unfortunately.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for a group from work
    connectictutdad
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had a great time enjoying the fine beer selection and excellent food choices. Definitely will go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but no legitimate parking
    foodisgood
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We all enjoyed our food here. Service was nice. Great beer selection. Unfortunately, the only place to park is a nearby structure with a very unique feature. You purchase a ticket for the amount of time you want to park ($1/hour after 5 on weekends, when we were there) and then you get ticketed anyway. Almost every car in the structure got ticketed despite having paid. Our parking, for example, was good until 10:18pm -- but we were slapped with a $20 fine at 9:07pm and told by the attendant that if we didn't want to pay (what?!) that we could come back to Stamford on Monday during the weekday. Really. Umm, I don't think so. I think I'll just eat somewhere else next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretzel with Beer Cheese - YUM!
    DSC57VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Surprising place - walk by the restaurant and it looks like many of the other bars in stamford - but a gazillion beers on tap and in bottles, extensive scotch and bourbon selection matched to food done well makes this a great if somewhat noisy spot for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger and beer delight
    tymelyronVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great place for draft beer, over 50 on tap, with an excellent burger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was not good
    Eatout1987
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Mussels were overlooked, tasted very fishy. Mac and cheese was decent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had fun, great food.
    Dave
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I was there on a date got the pesto Mac and cheese with the burger. The other reviews were 100% right you should absolutely at least try the Mac. It was awesome. Not a huge portion, enough for one to eat or 2 to taste. Burger was good too. Cooked just as I ordered it. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu changes
    essjaebeeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    They've changed their menu a lot since my last visit, taken away some things I liked and tweaking others in non-appealing ways. But my husband loves their draft IPAs so we'll probably be back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A downtown gem
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great spot to meet friends after work. Extensive beer, whisky, bourbon list. Small plates and entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Cask Republic reviews archive.
  • Must like beer
    CTyankee
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Small plates and burgers were best of the menu. It would be a good place to go with a large group after a company outing or softball game. Parking on Summer street is a problem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Stamford
    Chubs51
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The title kinda says it all- and it's gotten better since opening. Pros: food is great, they have a great- and rotating- selection of beers, even the cocktails are worthwhile. The CR Old Fashioned is particularly great. Cons: the place gets busy, and the noise level raises accordingly. It's never overwhelming, but it's not quiet. Service is good, but when they're that busy, it can be slightly slow. Yes, at this point, I'm picking nits. All things considered, it's a great compliment to Barcelona for Summer St.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a surprise!
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    An extensive beer/whisky menu. Delicious small plates and great sandwiches/burgers. We didn't know what to expect and really enjoyed every bite! 2 of us got an assortment of small plates as our meal another a burger and someone else a reuben. Everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mehhh
    Greenwicheats
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Mediocre food, uninformed server - although it's promoted as a whiskey bar the server admitted he didn't know anything about whiskey. Smh
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Warm Atmosphere
    Kelley
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I had dinner with a friend and had a wonderful time. The chicken was moist and flavorful and the pinot noir was just perfect. We had a really attentive server. Our table was in the middle back of the room, which wasn't great. I envied the other booths and tables in the front. But we still had a great time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notable BEER list and WHSKY list!!
    MidnightMania
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our server Adam made the night! He was honest and sought help with whisky choice by recruiting the equivalent of the sommelier, who knocked our shorts off! Food was tasty, appropriately portioned because we shared, and the atmosphere was vibrant. I only give a 5 if nothing better could be had in the neighborhood, and a 4 plus is not available. we enjoyed it immensely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What did you say.
    obsessedwithfood
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Dined many times here, food and beer are always good. As the bar filled up with after work groups the stereo was turned up so much, shouting at my dining companions as if we were in a nightclub was insufficient to be able to carry on conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and that's where it ends
    WineAndDineVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Went to Cask for dinner with friends after hearing rave reviews. Made a reservation a week or so in advance due to out of town guests attending. When we arrived, we were told it would be at least 15 minutes until our table was ready. When we sat we did have a great table in front of the fireplace but it took at least 20 minutes to get a drink and were never offered additional drinks after that. Food took over an hour to arrive for 4 people, we almost considered walking out. We could also barely hear each other because of the crowds at the bar. There should be some separation between the bar/restaurant so you can hear eachother speak. I bet Cask would be fine for lunch because of the lack of bar crowds but my experience was poor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was really good.....
    jezekVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Everything was really good..... very young crowd... very noisy. Service was good considering the action going on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will visit again
    Savorthecuisine
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Cask Republic has a nice intimate feel for dining and also a social vibe. The food and service was phenomenal . Try the cauliflower grantido!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy
    Whiskey
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We were six seated in the bar area for dinner. Terribly noisy. The music was too loud and people were trying to talk over the music, so it was very, very loud. We were miserable and our guests couldn't wait to leave. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Surprise
    JackVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I was expecting another run of the mill sports bar but got a very big surprise. Its a delightful energetic bar with so many beers on tap I thought I was in Portland or Denver! The food was terrific. Lots of interesting delicious small plates. The large dining and drinking area near the bar has high tables and great energy. In the back left of the restaurant is a quieter seating area with standard tables. There is a fireplace back there for a couple to cuddle with a great beer or wine. I can't wait to go back and sample more beers and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was ok
    Brklynmaitai
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Looking forward to check out new place. Lots of people at bar. Lots of beer on tap. Might have to stand around if you don’t have table reserve early in the night. A good place to get drinks and have a mediocre meal. Oysters were not on the menu like the website indicated. Menu on website is not same. Ordered a few small plates and everything was over salted. Ordered soup. They could have filled it a little more than half the bowl. Mussels and fries - teeny tiny sad mussels and soggy fries. Seared Tuna was way over the top salty, we took one bite and sent that back. Soy Glazed wings was not bad. And the side of roasted mushroom was nothing special. Get tipsy and you might enjoy the meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food.
    obsessedwithfood
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    food/beer really delicious. service was slow, especially for lunch. luckily we weren't in a hurry to get back to work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new place
    Patrice
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This place has a fantastic beer selection! We ordered some of the small plates and were quite pleased with the food. I went for lunch and the place was practically empty, which was nice. Although difficult to understand how our waiter was unable to understand some of the things we said or forget something we ordered. He never wrote anything down, so perhaps that was his problem. Otherwise great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Good Meal
    obsessedwithfood
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Once again this fairly new establishment in downtown Stamford managed not to screw up the meal like most restaurants that last more than a year start to slip in quality. The beer is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not just a pub!
    CLYNCH1VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Cask Republic has a pub feel but is more than a pub. Food is creative and flavorful. I had the Duck con fit salad and it was perfectly sized and different from the normal run of the mill salad offerings you get at most restaurants. Staff is welcoming and knowledgeable..Great addition to downtown Stamford..They have enough Pubs! Nice to see something who sets itself apart from a pub!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to downtown Stamford
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    My initial thought was since CR focuses on a wide variety of beers it may not be a great choice for us since we love wine and an occasional single malt. Clearly, we were nicely surprised with our choices of both. Then, they brought the wonderful, well prepared and beautifully presented food. Salmon, meatballs, crispy pork small plate......everything was delicious. The wait staff was attentive and thoughtful in spite of the busy, almost-full-to-capacity crowd. We live downtown and will be back to CR again and again. Welcome to the neighborhood CR! V and J
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but loud
    LynnH
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Very good food and great beer selection. Seems to have a good, relatively young crowd. Would definitely recommend for drinks after work. For dining, try to get a table away from the bar area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will keep coming back!
    Mike
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I've been here 3 times now each time has been great. Good is very good, servers are nice, and the ambiance is very relaxed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really disappointed
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The service and food were both poor. The restaurant's location is great but everything else was really disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Overall experience
    amstrau
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We came late on Friday night of restaurant week and the place was packed to the brim. We had literally the last table in the back of the restaurant, but that was fine because there was a fireplace right near by and it was very noisy in the front by the bar area. This place is definitely known for their beer list, but I started with their angry bourbon drink which was very good, before proceeding to try one of the probably 40-50 beers on their draft beer list. My girlfriend got the restaurant week menu which had a bunch of good options, and her chicken dish was really delicious. I went for the short rib entree because I love short ribs and pretty much order them any time they are on a menu. It was a great preparation and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good portions and food
    Dave
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was good, I had the chicken and my wife the trout. She did not care for the trout skin, so she had to take it off. The plating was unappetizing. The potatoes were thrown on TOP of the fish. The portions were good, but maybe scale back a bit and make the dish ascetically appetizing. No one left hungry after 3 courses. The restaurant was VERY Busy and food came out accordingly, late but not too late. Every course that arrived was missing one dish, we had 4 people. The food runner ran food with two hands, so he was always one dish short. We had to track down a server to get the missing dishes for the first two courses. He remembered the desert. I would go back, the beer menu is unrivaled in Stamford! I like the concept.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2...for 4
    Emily
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Dinner at Cask Republic was so rich and delicious! The portions were also huge, so be prepared to have amazing leftovers! I would highly recommend the eggplant parmesan soup, the cauliflower gratinado, and the IPA BBQ Short Rib Meatballs. Pair those balls with a Sixpoint Sweet Action or a Green Flash IPA and you're in business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.