Eclisse
Eclisse

Eclisse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eclissestamford.com/
  • Phone: 2033253773x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am -10:30pm
    Friday: 11:30am -11:30pm
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Occasional comedy nights and live music.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are located less than five minutes away from Stamford train station. less than a third of a mile from high way I95. Shuttle bus service available from train station to the parking lot.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our parking lot acommodates up to 300 cars, shuttle busses and also one of two helliports in stamford. It is conveniently located less than 20 feet away from the restaurant main enterance.
A word from Eclisse
Individual and family-style ITALIAN cuisine. Every item on our menu is an original recipe you will only find at Eclisse. For the past 20 years we've served you with pride and continue that legacy in our newly renovated and staffed restaurant. We've transformed our atmosphere with elegant decor and made improvements to our menu. Please join us any day of the week and for happy hour from 4-7pm.
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Eclisse reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)good for groups (7)fit for foodies (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (4)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Ehhh why change from Eclisse?
    moorecc
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Eclisse was one of my favorite Stamford dinner spots. Loved the family style. Food was consistently good. Tango dissapointed. The food was good, all four diners were satisfied with their meals. However.... service was terrible. Our waiter was very nice, but it took 20 minutes to get our drinks. And there were only 5 other tables being served at the restaurant. We were there about an hour longer than we should have because of how long it took to order, get drinks, etc. Not sure what happened to this place but I really hope they get their act together. The location is great, decor is nice but I definitely will not be returning.
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  • We will be back!
    Seapiper
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was delicious, glad it's family style. Sets the place apart from others. Sampled the Italian cuisine. Next time the Argentine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has Potential
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is an interesting newcomer to the Stamford dining scene. I went for a business lunch and overall though it was good, but needs a little work. The service was friendly but a bit scattered and awkward. At times there were long waits, especially considering that the place was not crowded. My other complaint is that the portions were simply way too big--to a point that actually bordered on unappetizing. I had the skirt steak, which was delicious and perfectly cooked to medium rare as requested, but the piece of meat on my plate was absurdly large. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I could have made at least two meals of it. My companions' portions were similarly enormous. Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing.
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  • Non memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the wines by the glass were "blah". the food? I'm used to good argentinian good, tango grill has a long way to go. The H had the churrasco, the quality of the steak was good, the size VERY good but the taste?! too much smokingness, the smoke flavor overpowered the great flavors a steak, and it was missing plain and simple salt. just a little salt can go so far. I order the beef milanese, they made a mistake and sent a chicken milanese instead,ok, it happens, but in my point of view if you inly have 2 customers in the whole place (we set at the bar) it looks VERY bad that you made such a mistake. anyhow, the decor is nice, parking its free, service was ok. overview of our experience? non memorable but would we be back? i dont think so.
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    good for groups
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  • Great steaks
    Neblina
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I went, for our anniversary. I ordered the pasta, which was delicious as well, but my husband ordered the skirt steak which I took a piece of and it was fantastic. A great portion size as well. I am looking forward to going back and eating more steaks from this place. I may even try the paradilla dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    allibaba
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed the menu selections, some from Eclisse days new ones from Tango. I had the Paella, which was wonderful, my husband had the Veal Parm. and it was great as well. The tomato salad was wonderful and the plantine was great, so hard to find in this area. Will definitely go again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    foodforthoughts
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and service was excellent but it could use some ambiance (candle, flower and/or music).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Good Food; Good Service;Despite surrounding area in midst of a major renovation and construction. Give it another year or so and the area should be a hot spot for tourists and others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Food was bland tasting
    JA13
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The entrees were very bland. They do not have Whole Wheat pasta. There are no vegetables served with the main course. A plop of mashed potatoes, unknown to us, so we ordered a side of roasted potatoes. We should have been told ahead of time, so that we could have ordered a green vegetable
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    romantic
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  • Good experience
    Cordero
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Service and food was good, except the tuna tartar i did not like but the risotto was excellent and the wine was good too.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service took too long. It was not
    Lilly
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    busy maybe 5 tables. Need better signage as there is a little construction going on in back parking lot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Fair food, awful service
    SusyVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The waitress haggled with us when we wanted to return a glass of wine, which was most definitely corked. It was preposterous! She treated us as if we were children, extremely belittling - my husband and I are in our mid-40s. That glass of wine was distinctly vinegary and unfit for drinking, whether or not she "had just opened the bottle and the man who was sitting at the table next to ours prior to us getting there, enjoyed it" (??) How is that even relevant to situation? The short rib raviolis were delicious though, but alas, we will not be back to this establishment.
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  • nice atmosphere, good food
    foodie80
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    It was the first time I tried this restaurant. I didn't know how it was before (when the name was Eclisse). I liked the place. The atmosphere is nice and quiet. Good for couples on a romantic date. Food was great and the wine list is impressive. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 16 reviews are from the Eclisse reviews archive.
  • good food. good service.
    restaurantreviewer
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Only negative is the prices. Can be overpriced. Charged for refills of iced tea.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • binky
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    would recommend tango to all. Although very little has changed from original Eclisse. The important changes are noticeably obvious......The food is excellent the service is better than ever..... My wife and I highly recommend you all return to this renewed dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Go!
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a terrible experience at this restaurant. We waited a long time for them to serve our food and when they finally did, it was cold. Specifically, I ordered shrimp with yellow rice. I asked them to reheat my meal. This was a mistake because they just nuked it and then I had rubber, tasteless shrimp. They also served mashed potatos on everyone's plate which were ice cold like they had just been taken from the fridge. It took three requests to get hot potatos but by then, we were all finished eating. Service was spotty and it took a long time to get a second drink. Entrees were pricey with small portions. I liked it better when it was Eclisse.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive drinks
    Nomotango
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We used to go quite a bit when it was ecliese . Kind of the same menu with a Argentina steak menu, a little confusing but ok. The food and steaks were excellent one of the best steak's we ever had. But the drink's ridiculously over priced 14.00 for a martini that's way out of line that's more than the finer steak houses in town. For that reason we will not be back.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Awful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were so looking forward to going to this place but, unfortunately, it was a disaster. We sat and waited for approx. 10 minutes for someone to come take the order, the waitress was not cordial at all, we waited 45 minutes for our meal and all this, with the place being half full. There were a Bride Shower and another table just being used with more than half the tables being empty. We are not going back there in the near future.
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  • Cold food
    IrishcailinVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We sat in the back room alongside a party of 30 people, the main dining room looks really nice, the back not as good. Service was good but they forgot once of our apps, then when our mains arrived our paella was very good but our friends had ordered steak and it was very cold! The table beside us also had a problem with their meal and sent it back. Our server was good enough to take the steak off the bill at the end. Definitely need improvements in the kitchen!
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    good for groups
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  • Eclisse or Tango Tango Steakhouse?
    DJSTEVEZ
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I used to know this Restaurant as Eclisee, but their signs and menus said Tango Argentinian Steakhouse. They had computer printed paper signs taped on the glass doors saying "Eclisse". It appears as if the joint was remodeled to be an Steakhouse (the decor could never be mistaken for Italian). Perhaps it failed & they went back to Eclisse? The food was very good. My server was nice, but as has always been the case with Eclisse, the service is fair to poor. We had gone out for Saturday night for Mother's Day. The poor, inattentive service & collision bound pace of the busboys & expediters invariably diminished our enjoyment of the experience. This all could be corrected with proper training by management.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    First of all the name has changed to Tango. It was hard to find, particularly in the rain. We ordered Champange and had to wait 10+ minutes for it to be chilled. We then ordered wine. Our first two selections were not available. We wound up with an inferior wine but it was chilled. The story we were continually told was new management and change over--that shouldn't be a problem for the customer. Our steaks were very good. My wife's pasta was mediocre. I recommend staying away until they have fixed their management and service delievery issues.
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  • A delightful surprrise.
    HandleVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We made a last minute reservation and we're happy we did so. The menu has a good selection. Diners can choose individual plates or family sized portions. The service was attentive ans pronpt. We will return with friends. Also parking is available & free.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great service...
    Lisy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Recently visited with a friend. They had great service and many attentive staff on hand. The food was good. Nothing miraculous. I ordered the tilapia pomodoro. It was good but it could have had more of a light feeling to it. It's accompanied by garlic spinach, which was super tasty, and garlic potatoes, which was placed on the plate with a fancy little design. I would have loved it if they were actually warm and not so pretty. Then, there was this strip of fried plantain sticking out of the potatoes. Again, the dish didn't need that. I wish the food tasted was more fresh. It was good and hearty, though.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little too late
    NewToStamford
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Recognize that New Years Eve is a tough night for a restaurant, but we did not get a table until an hour and 20 minutes after our reservation time. We were not the only ones with a long wait time either. Place was crowded and clearly popular, so obviously I am in the minority in this view, but first and last time for me. Tough to enjoy the dinner, even though the food was good, when we were over an hour late for meeting friends of ours and forced them to wait for us, because we had to wait so long to get a table. Bar tender was very courteous and did everything she could to help make the situation better, but the manager needs to get a better control over the situation. Don't think I have had to wait that long for any restaurant, ever.
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  • I have been here a few times
    Ronnie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I have been here a few times with my family and we always feel welcome. The food is very good and the service is great. A nice neighborhood place to dine.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    KenH
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This is a nice place, but as of January, 2014, it is changing from an Italian family style restaurant to an Argentine steakhouse. The owners remain the same and some of the Italian meals appear to be on the new menu, but no longer family style, so the prices have gone up a lot as the family style portions which were a very good value no longer exist.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, but now gone!
    JohnWVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We started going to Eclisse about 20 years ago (or something close to that) and absolutely loved it. It was truly a special occasion kind of place back then. But my wife worked in Stamford at the time and was somewhat convenient for us, though we lived 20 to 30 miles away. She then changed jobs and getting to Stamford bacame more of an effort. Yet Eclisse carried on. We were on our way home from JFK on Saturday and decided to give it a try on our way home. Everything was still delicious, even if the ambience seemed lacking this time around. But before I go into details, I learned when we walked in the door that Eclisse would soon be no more. Even as I write, I think it has already become an Argentinian steakhouse. I will remember you well!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was still good, but not
    AC27
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Food was still good, but not as good as I remember. Atmosphere was comfortable, service adequate. They are in the process of a name and maybe menu change over as of January.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    RAS1
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    It was a disappointing dining experience. While the food was ok, the service was awful. Our server was sarcastic and impatient. If we thought too long about our order she would just walk away without saying anything and we wouldn't see her again for a while. One of the members of our party had a serious nut allergy and the server appeared annoyed at this and was very unhelpful. She brought two people the wrong drink order and was mad because we questioned her and it took ten minutes to get the correct drinks. I will not go back there again.
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