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Harlan Social
Harlan Social

Harlan Social Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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 was there for lunch. The menu was very interesting and the food was great. Fresh healthy and delicious. Service was fine. Been there when the bar was hopping too."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Delightful brunch. We were 6 people and we were extremely happy to be sitting at a round table. Wonderful food, service and ambience. Would definitely come back ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We lucked out finding this hidden gem of a restaurant when we were looking for a spot to celebrate an event with our family. Since them, when we are in stamford this is the place we go to eat! Ample parking, beautiful clean/modern/rustic interior, food is absolutely delicious, and the staff extremely attentitive. Hands down Harlen Burger is amazing! Great size cheese plates, perfect place to share some dishes too. Nice beer choices and cocktails."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was ok. Over priced for what it was. Not much octopus in the octopus salad, although what was there was well cooked. Service was ok but at 9pm (on a Friday night) they started blowing out the candles on the empty tables around us. Oh and $32 for scallops?! They were good but not worth that."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our second time at Harlan Social, this time with a big group of 9 people. Because I had to make several changes to our original booking, I must have called the restaurant 4 times! Each time the host was easy going and very accommodating. The wait staff was excellent as well. I wish I could remember what everyone ordered but I had both the crab cakes (first visit) and rack of lamb the second visit. My husband had the snapper which was also excellent. I'm not sorry to say that there were no complaints and we had a lovely evening. I hope this restaurant continues to do well."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • " Tomato soup was a lot more like tomato SAUCE than soup. Much too strong and thick -- particularly for a summertime menu. Burger excellent, fries not hot. (they look a lot better than they taste because of temp). Grilled salmon good with cous cous and tomato --- but swimming in sauce. Cheesecake with kumquats lousy. Waiter very nice & courteous ... good service but NOISE LEVEL AWFUL ... loud young women at two tables near us (Saturday night out with the girls) ... screaming with raucous laughter ... really hard to enjoy dinner & any acceptable level of conversation with that going on."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is outstanding here. As you read the menu you'll see many common choices however each item has a unique flavor that makes this place stand out. Modern decor and open atmosphere. I come here often."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant before and loved it. This time, we waited almost an hour for our food and when it did finally arrive, one of the orders was incorrect. We had multiple managers come over to our table and apologize, but didn't do anything to rectify the situate. I expected to have the incorrect order removed from our bill, but that did not happen. I noticed the table next to us also had issues, with long wait times and incorrect orders, so the issue may have been the specific waitress as she was the server for both tables. This negative experience is a shame, because the food is fantastic. But unfortunately, because of this awful experience, despite the great food, we will not be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "First time dining at Harlan Social and were pleasantly surprised. Menu was interesting and delicious. While the restaurant was filled, the energy was positive. Food was good - but kitchen was a bit behind. Appetizers came out quickly, but waited a bit long for dinner. All worth the wait, by the way. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Harlan Social has been on our regular restaurant rotation for awhile now, dining there about every 6-8 weeks. Always have appreciated the variety of the menu and interesting dishes, however dining there a week ago things just seemed off. My snapper (as recco'd by our server) was dry and flavor was lacking. My boyfriends scallops were a huge disappointment, a dish he always gets when on the menu. The 4 scallops were SMALL, slightly larger than the a size of a quarter and were way over cooked. It was hard to justify the $30+ price when there wasn't much on the plate. Service wasn't as attentive as normal, no greetings by the manager that night. I hope we just experienced an off night, but for sure will take this off the list for awhile."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Outstanding Food, Ambience and impeccable Service is an understatement ..... actually went out of my way to tell the Manager - our waiter knew what we wanted before we did ....it reminded me of some of the 5 Star Restaurants in NY City and California! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "food was great...best hamburger ever...but everything else was wonderful too; ;service excellent; a definite repeat."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It's taken me a while to get to Harlan Social-- and I regret this immensely. Atmosphere is great-- sitting in a booth is especially romantic. Bar scene is very casual and relaxed-- the feel is very different from downtown Stamford where many restaurants bars have a tense vibe, people competing for space, ect. Food is incredible I would recommend the rock shrimp tempura, chicken wings, and potato chips with bleu cheese. We haven't even made it past the appetizers list because they're great to share with groups. Service is great. Beer list/wine list has something for everyone. Harlan Social is a great casual scene, upscale food is really well-done, service has never been an issue. Highly Recommend."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "we had yet another great time at Harlan. the menu has a lot of choices and we enjoy trying different things. service was prompt and pleasant. anytime we are nearby, Harlan is always consistent for us"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We love the food at Harlan Social. We have tried just about everything on the dinner menu and have never been disappointed. The space is lovely. I highly recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were surprised to see that the hamburger was the most popular item. However, after ordering the $28.00 duck (that came with no sides), I can understand why. Do you want mashed potatoes? Extra. Do you want a vegetable? Extra. Just add them to the dinner and charge more so that I don't feel gouged. So…. the $17 burger may be your best option. Just be sure that it come with fries."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a Mother's Day brunch and the service was right on target. The food was delicious. Although, we decided we needed to pick up a few items at Fairway, the only negative is that the nice outdoor dining terrace has a view of a supermarket. Inside, there is ambiance."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went here for dinner on a Tuesday night. The food was fantastic. Rick shrimp is a must! Great ambiance, loved the round booths. Checked out the bar scene for another day and it was vibrant for a Tuesday for sure! Looks like fun! Too cold for dinner outside, but definitely another day. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Best Burger and Bordeaux in Stamford. Every time we go, we say we will order something else but we do not. We'll be back again this weekend and hope to try another dish. Love the upscale bar atmosphere. Servers and management always attentive."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have been to Harlan a lot and love the place. The food however is hit or miss. Lunch is always awesome, great burger and chicken sandwich. Salads are awesome but the main entrees for dinner are all just fair. The chicken is not good, and that should be the easiest thing to make. I hope the chef figures something out, this place is great and I would love the food to be better. Otherwise it will only be a brunch/lunch/bar spot for me, never to eat dinner. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Close to train station . Are outside which was just ok ... Overlooks a grocery store parking lot. Food is ok nothing special. Portions are small with a nice presentation but for the price, they should offer bread or something to start you off. We ordered apps. we were meeting our daughter from NYC ( we had an 1 and 1/2 hr drive from central CT).... It was a long way to come for a par dining experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent service was great. good bar scene and great location away from downtown stamford"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We arrived for a 12:30 lunch and before the place got crowded we ordered our lunch. Several tables arrived after us but were served before us. Luckily we were able to pass the time catching up. Food was worth waiting for but not this long."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Best burger ever! Outstanding scallops! Off the charts Mexican Street Corn."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Small and large plates very well executed. Fun atmosphere. Chef is awesome. Can't wait to taste the new menu and the new location in Norwalk!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Amazing burger and halibut. This place isn't gimmicky. I entertain few nights a week and some places have too out-there concepts or more about the scene, etc. Am partial to places that don't rely on a big show and stick to familiar but well-done dishes."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our second time at HS. We sat in the banquette in the bar area, which is highly preferable to the main dining room which is unbearably noisy. It's a great place for a burger, piece of fish, etc., but the service was slow (however attentive when he was there) and that impacted our experience. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Way over priced. But good food. Nice view of supermarket and rubinos scrapyard...maybe you are paying for that"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was a rare pleasure to sit down and read a menu where I had trouble making a decision. Several things looked excellent. Our food was all well-prepared and delicious. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Nice restaurant in new stamford neigbourhood, next to fairway market. good food, nice service, bit noisy, but upbeat crowd and good bar. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food wasn't bad, nothing great about the drinks. Dessert is not the best. I won't be going back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I am not sure who Harlan is. However, he created a contemporary atmosphere, diverse and interesting menu. An all around great feel for a place located south of the tracks in Stamford."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We went for brunch on a Sunday and it was very pleasant -- you should look at the menu before-hand on-line, as some of the choices are a bit esoteric -- but good - parking is great - right next to the Fairway store -"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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