Harlan Social brings NYC hipHarlan Social brings NYC hip and inventive cuisine to Stamford. A new gem in town5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI just found this winner !I have dined at Harlan Social 4 times in the past month. Never disappointed with the food. Original menu, creative and fresh. Love their chicken sandwich. Lightly fried. Try it. Whether you want a light bite, small plate or full dinner, they serve it.Service is mostly attentive, although one night we waited 45 minutes after dinner with our waiter no where in sight. I would definitely recommend this place !5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice spot!Great to be able to get out to this newly revitalized neighborhood. Designers were spot on as they transitioned elements of design (brick, exposed heating ducts) from the older buildings left in the area. Food options are great, excellent looking menu. The wedge salad was presented beautifully, yet lacked the punch of flavor in the dressing you look for on a wedge. Cherry tomatoes were like candy. The succotash and Mac and cheese sides were divine and the homemade cavatelli with sausage were perfect. Definitely be back again.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNEW KID IN TOWNI was delighted to find this little gem in Stamford, open since August, which I just discovered. Service was excellent, attentive but not hovering. Menu was great, from light bites and delicious small plates of meats to cheeses, to full dinners. Everything was fresh and delicious . I would definitely return. Good summer place.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTry this new place in Stamford.Great new Stamford spot with the perfect menu. One can have a light plate of cheeses or meats, olives, etc. or opt or a heartier full dinner. The fried chicken sandwich is done perfectly, with a side of spicey mayo. Service was very good, attentive but not hovering. I will definitely return. Everyone in my party was happy.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, ambiance so soThe food is the best part of the experience, the ambiance not so much. The waiter told us the menu was new, and everything we ordered was excellent. We started with the octopuss and spicey tuna tartar for appetizers and both were five stars. The beet salad was very good - four stars. For entrees, we had crab cakes which were very good, but not as good as the seared sea scallops which were excellent (five stars). Desserts were also both five stars - the cheese cake and the chocolate candy bar.
While I would definitley recommend this place for the food, the ambiance is not the best. It is a large loud space, but the location is near a busy supermarket which is good if you need to pick up a gallon of milk after your meal.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were lucky enough to haveWe were lucky enough to have dinner at Lemon Grass last night on a visit to Syracuse. The food was marvelous, tasted like true Thai food that we have had in Thailand. The beer selection was top rate, decor lovely, service attentive and helpful and the desserts were over the top. The whole experience was outstanding! We will be back when next in the area.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very good lunch there.Had a very good lunch there. Food featured unusual takes on usual fare, which I really liked.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMRandomly found this on opentableRandomly found this on opentable and came for brunch on Sunday. The space is sizable but not sparse. High ceiling with a wall of windows giving it good light. The service is excellent. We are given our preferred sears. Drinks are prompt. The portion size for our plates are appropriate. Not to big or small. Menu is varied with elements from different cuisines as far as I can tell. Our choices all turned out excellent. Will be back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHot place to be in StamfordHot place to be in Stamford right now. Great ambience and food3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest hamburger around... FoodBest hamburger around... Food great... Fun place all around.. Only negative... Can get quite costly with a couple of drinks, appetizers and main dishes @$140 for 2 ( and I had the burger)3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service! Treats customersGreat service! Treats customers well and always meets or exceeds expectations. Highly recommended.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and decor.Great ambiance and decor. The staff were very accomadating.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my daughter there forTook my daughter there for her birthday w/her 2 preschoolers &husband - Sunday brunch. We all loved the food, the kids enjoyed theirs, too, and we'll be going back. Not inexpensive, but worth the trip. Brunch = $128 incl. T&T for 4 adults, 1 4-yr old.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter one trip, we became regularsI'll be honest, we are very picky, and have had difficulty finding good restaurants since moving to CT from the West Coast. Harlan Social was a huge find, and we now visit on a weekly or semi-weekly basis. The food is great, and far tastier interesting than your typical restaurant fare in CT, without being in any way pretentious. Great food, great ingredients, and great drinks (the Devil Wears Nada is our favorite cocktail in the area, bar none). Also worth noting are the charcuterie and cheeses, and the wines by the glass, and virtually everything else on the menu. Highly recommend.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM