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Harlan Social
Harlan Social

Harlan Social Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harlansocial.com
  • Email: info@harlansocial.com
  • Phone: (203) 883-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Lewandowski
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Harlan Social can cater to any type of event. Our private party menus can be found on Harlan Social"s website under the Private Party tab.
  • Entertainment: Harlan Social will host a variety of events such as beer dinners, cooking classes, pig roasts, and wine dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canal Street
  • Public Transit: By train: Stamford Metro-North
    By bus: CT Transit stop at Market & Canal Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Covered parking is available off of Towne Street.
A word from Harlan Social
Critically acclaimed New York City chef Stephen Lewandowski opens his innovative new restaurant, Harlan Social. Based on the gastropub concept, Harlan Social will combine the convivial atmosphere of a traditional neighborhood pub with a menu of fresh, creative contemporary fare. Chef Lewandowski"s cuisine will celebrate the regional food of America's Northeast with flavors from his travels around the world. Harlan Social is a place where guests can enjoy a refined culinary experience in a relaxed neighborhood meeting place.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGastro Pub
Diner Reviews
  • "I called on a Saturday originally for a reservation of 4 but soon had to add on 3. Although the 8:30 reservation we were first given, was now not available, 9:30 for a party of 7 was. We first sat at the beautiful bar area with the option of ordering appetizers while we waited. The manager/host was extremely helpful in making our wait as comfortable as possible, even offering to exchange our stools with backs! He even offered to give a discount on our dinner bill which was very generous! Before we knew it, after our appetizers, our table in the dining room had opened up. It was perfect, this way we were able to place our entrée orders and enjoy our delicious meals!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Harlan Social is busting with activity-- groups, singles, couples--in a high-energy spot in a trendy new neighborhood. Drinks abound with a moderate-level wine list. Food is good and comes in appetizer, small plates, mozzarella starters and, of course, main courses. Choices abound for meat lovers or vegetarians. Service is good and not over-bearing. Right next to Fairway!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Mixed vegetable salad with an apple cider vinaigrette dressing, burrata with tapenade, duck breast, seared scallop on pork and mushroom risotto, and rack of lamb with spaetzle were savory, delicious and prepared just as they should be. The restaurant atmosphere is very relaxed. There are no table cloths which add to the relaxed feel but the tables are large, the space is very clean and modern and you can be comfortable in jeans or a tie. The service is professional, efficient and very pleasant....everything happens with a smile. The wine list is reasonably priced and has some interesting selections that demonstrate that Steve, the wine director, took some real time and thought putting it together."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This is our third time dining here, we like the food, but always are underwhelmed with the experience., Everything is always pretty good, but not amazing. Sometimes it is the presentation, for example the rock shrimp app., is great in the beginning, but because of the way it is dressed and served in a bowl, the bottom layer is soggy and a disappointment. If the serving dish was adjusted to a plate, this could be amazing. Or the tuna tartar is very delicious, but the spicy flavor is just a tad over-powering making it so the flavor of the tuna is getting masked. So all the food is tasty, just could use some tweaks to make it amazing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is the second time that I had an outstanding dining experience at the Harlan Social.The small plate,of Roasted Lamb Barbacoa tacos,was filled with wonderfully seasoned,succulent lamb in a delicate sauce.The Spicy Tuna Tartare appetizer just burst with flavor. On my two visits to the Harlan I've thoroughly enjoyed delicious entrees;the Grilled Long Island Duck and the Seared Sea Scallops. I can honestly say that I didn't have high hopes,on my first visit, that the dessert course would stay on a par with the outstanding courses that preceded it but my first mouthwatering bite into the heavenly Pumpkin Cheesecake (with the warm bourbon pecan sauce) made me realize ...I underestimated the talent of the chef and his skillful team."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Always wanted to come here and finally reserved a table this past Saturday night during prime seating. Restaurant was in full swing, crowded but not uncomfortably so. I like the noise level, loud but not screamer loud. I really liked the tuna and octopus appytizers. The tuna was my favorite. I ordered the sea scallop and risotto, they were jumbo serious and bounced like a trampoline. The risotto was creamy. My ma ordered duck. Big brother ordered cavatelli. We ordered a rhubarb strawberry tart for big brother's birthday. Our server was very nice with curly hair, and belted out a tune even though he didn't have to, which forced me into the sing along which I didn't want to. Really liked my meal, but why no candle sur ma table?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I went with a work friend and we split 5 appetizers for lunch as we couldn't decide what to order. They were all excellent. We're going back for dinner with our wives."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Unusual menu, items well prepared and presented. A bit noisy. Expensive for routine dining."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This was our third time at Harlan Social and we're big fans. Love the food (the local burrata is outstanding) and nice relaxed service. Lively atmosphere. Booth seating is the best. Will continue to go back to try everything."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Has become our go to place in the neighborhood. Always great food and excellent service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great fun, great food, great staff! Always attentive, without being intrusive! Cuisine is always creative, without compromising quality! Harlan Social is a favorite of ours!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband & I have been to Harlan several times and were disappointed by the service & food quality. Maybe it was an "off" night but for a Saturday night, I was greatly disapppointed We had to wait 15 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation The server did not offer any specials, recommnedations or bread. In the past, the servers have been very helpful explaining the dishes & offering suggestions, we got none of that on this visit When our food came, no one offered pepper for our dishes. Speaking of the food, the mac & cheese was bland. My husband said Kraft mac & cheese was better. He ordered a burger medium-rare and it was rare, almost raw I hope this not a sign of things to come at Harlan"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I think we've gone three times in the past month. It's our spot to meet other couples, bring my parents to brunch when their in town, or to grab dinner. I always plan on ordering the same thing because it's delish, but I end up leaving with new favorites. The hummus is to die for, they just need to serve it with more naan/pita. The ricotta cavatelli is out of this world. We were a little disappointed we were told we couldn't be seated upon arriving on time for our reservation. Once we were seated, there were numerous two tops and larger tables open. Regardless, it's not the type of thing to ruin my experience. I'm plotting a way to get there this week already..."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've been here three or four times. The food is always very good and the service is always so so. For example, they poured tap water into my glass of sparkling. The dessert came 15 minutes before the coffee. The ambience is comparable to Cheesecake Factory, however, CF has better service. The experience could be much better..."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were seated in a booth which was comfortable and we had an attentive waitress. We started off with a couple of cocktails which turned out to be extremely nice. The food did not disappoint, great starter followed by the best burger I have had during my stay in Stamford. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Second time dining here and almost the same table twice. The food is good and our party of four was pleased with their meals. Service was good if not a touch stand-offish but scheduled dishes to arrive in a good pace and only had to look around for her once."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Disappointed. Food over salted. Service mediocore."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "A great restaurant for delicious food. I had the chickpea salad with burrata and the scallops with risotto. Both were very tasty. Looking forward too returning!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We have been here for an after-work app/drink and have been happy. Decided to try it for a full dinner and were disappointed. Food was good, but not great. We have discerning palates and were letdown by the "typical" menu. One dinner was under-seasoned. The upside is we were able to sit and enjoy our bottle of wine over a few hours. Not too busy and the crowd was mixed ages. Not sure we'd go back for dinner."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "As a Harlan regular we always enjoy eating here. But if you come here a lot then the menu could do with refreshing as there haven't been many changes since it opened. Likewise the wines by the glass could do with updating. How about some Albarino, Vermentino, Syrah or Rioja by the glass ? The one Special was a pleasant Central Coast Cab but it would be great to see more choice."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Excellent service and manager who pays attention to details."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "To start off, we were seated (for 2) fairly close to the front door, kind of out in the open. We asked if we could be seated somewhere deeper into the restaurant, maybe a table more intimate. The hostess then led us to the back of the restaurant where we were seated in the back corner, practically up against a backdoor exit How would anyone want to actually sit here? As for the food, it was mediocre. The "spicy" pork meatballs were decent, but there was no spice at all. The side of "caramelized" brussel sprouts weren't caramelized and had NO flavor. The cavatelli was cooked unevenly. Our waiter was could have been better, as he never brought us bread and didn't ask for more detail when we said our food was only 'ok'"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "From the hip music in the bar, to the fun beer selection and beautiful candles on the high top tables, this is a great place for everything. I have enjoyed lunch with the ladies there, a romantic evening with my husband and a lively evening with one other couple. It serves all purposes and the food and drink offer a more varied selection than your typical restaurant. The service was great, too!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "They deliver with great food and service, again and again and again"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Harlan for its food and ambiance. The halibut was spectacular this time. Wait staff was very attentive"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The kale salad was a surprise. I loved my duck. The lamb tacos were great. We'll go again."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We've been to Harlan Social several times over the past year and it never disappoints. The food is varied and excellent - there's someting for everyone. The service is excellent. Ambiance is stylish, busy enough but not too loud. It's lots of fun to order plates and split them. It works great for large groups that way. Parking is easy in the Fairway Market lot and after you eat, you can shop at Fairway!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I went for my first anniversary and had a really nice experience. it was new years day so it wasn't very crowded, but I put a note in my reservation that it was my anniversary and they did a nice job making it special for my girlfriend and I. We started with the short rib pierogies which were really flavorful although I felt like there could have been more short rib inside. One thing I read in the reviews I before I went was that, for the price, the portions were small, but once I received my scallop entree I was very satisfied with portion size and it was really good. For desert we had the pumpkin cheesecake which was phenomenal, but we were so full we couldn't even finish it. It was a pricier meal, but also a really nice experience."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "With a widely varied menu ranging from a mozzarella bar to small plates to full plates and sides, Harlan Social delivers great food. The service is attentive, knowledgeable and engaging. The wine list is broad and there is a full bar. This was a very good experience. We're happy it's close to home."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Went for Christmas eve since I had a gift certificate. Was surprised how high the bill was. Think it's a good place for couples with no kids. For a family of 5 the price tag was not worth it. Food was good but nothing special. Service was fine. Kids were excited about the cinnamon doughnuts for desert but were major disappointment."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Kitchen fluorescent ceiling lighting was disturbing in the main dining room. Servers were nice. Food lukewarm, $155 for 3 people. There are better values in Stamford. With better views. And better food. A lively bar crowd."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I took my work team here for a holiday lunch. The quality of the food was very good. The food was delivered in unique and interesting ways. Soda and beer drinks are served in mason jars. The signature Harlan burger was served on a wood plank. Fries were served in a small tin can. The service was timely and the waiters were friendly. The menu has a wide variety of options. The appetizers are delicious and not filling! The price is reasonable and I bring many guests here. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I met an old friend for lunch at Harlan Social, the food was great, the service was excellent and it was quiet enough for us to enjoy our time together. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Eaten here twice over the last couple of months. Food consistently good. Drinks on cocktail list just OK, look better then they taste, for example the drink that seems like it might be a twist on a champagne cocktail style drink comes out in an old fashioned with ice (Ack!) and is heavy on the bitters, light on the Prosecco, not my preferred combo."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Love harlan social! it is a go-to for me. always a fun/energetic spot for group dinners and the food and service are always very good."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Our experience was first rate - heavenly food, great wine and attentive service. I would definitely return! The food was better than most food found at top notch NYC restaurants, the wine list contains many gems at reasonable prices, the staff was attentive and pleasant, and the ambiance is comfortable, open, yet upscale relaxed. Our party enjoyed two bottles of French wine (hidden gems), our appetizers were sizable (spicy tuna tartare, mussels, burratta salad, and a beet & goat cheese salad), our entrees were salmon and the evening special pan seared halibut. Three of us ordered the halibut and it was cooked perfectly!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Stunning decor with equably impressive wait staff. Loved the open kitchen and general feel of the place. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The menu is unique in that it offers a variety of styles. Small plates and appetizers offer a way to sample multiple menu items. I tried tuna tartare, veal cheek sliders and braised octopus salad The octopus was the best I have eaten. Wonderfully tender with other fresh ingredients. The tuna tartare was good as well. The veal cheeks were delicious. If I had one criticism it would be the sauce was bland. I think it would benefit from a more spicy or savory pairing. My entree was a grilled halibut that was cooked to perfection. We closed with a cheese sampling served with warm raisin toast and a spectacular honey. Excellent cocktail menu. Reasonably priced. Great food great service."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Harlan Social consistently delivers....great food in a lively setting."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "First time here. It was quiet but it was a Sunday night. Mussels were tasty. Bibb Salad was too small. I liked the Korean Fried Chicken."
    Dined on 11/10/2013