Harlan Social
Harlan Social

Harlan Social

  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGastro Pub
Harlan Social reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (28)neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (21)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (18)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (7)special occasion (7)notable wine list (7)romantic (7)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Food is excellence and service
    RJBZRVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    Food is excellence and service was very attentive. We really like Harlan Social. Great addition to Stamford
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hot new, buzzy place comes
    ShippaneeVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    A hot new, buzzy place comes to Stamford. Excellent food, served well in a hip atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in Stamford!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    From the shrimp and grits appetizer (best ever!) to the main course our meal was absolutely outstanding. The menu has a variety of choices so there is something for everyone. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. The attention to details was evident from the moment we walked in.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charcuterie plate was great,
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Charcuterie plate was great, and entrees of crab cakes and Korean fried chicken were very tasty. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time we have eaten
    nyc25VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    Second time we have eaten here and the food and service were again very good. Parking is not an issue which is unusual for Stamford. We will dine here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful meal, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    Had a wonderful meal, food was delicious, service was great. Would strongly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time at
    Jillian
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    This was my second time at Harlan. This time I came with a friend to celebrate her birthday. We shared the homemade potato chips which were really yummy and I tried the short ribs this time, they were great. Jonathon was really nice and provided good service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice additional to Stamford.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Nice additional to Stamford. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    The food was very good with an A++ for their hamburger. One of the best burgers I have eaten in sometime. The service was also very good our waiter was always near by and attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too many food games
    LouG
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Dissappointed in portions and execution. Lewendowski overthinks his menu and goes for tricks more than simple flavors. The hamburger while far too complex is the highlight of the menu
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed our meal here despite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Enjoyed our meal here despite slight hiccup with our main arriving before our starters. But quickly sorted. We were a little skeptical about dining right by fairway but atmosphere was good and food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was awesome and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Food was awesome and service was terrific. Chef Lewendowski stops by most tables to check in with patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to the community!
    Philip
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Great food, wine and service! I found management to be responsive and accommodating. The only issue with the ambience is the fluorescent lighting flowing into the dining room from the open kitchen. It is not a good thing for the ambience. I fully understand the open kitchen concept but the lght should be diffused in some way. But overall a GREAT place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They have only been open a
    DW86
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    They have only been open a few weeks, so they are still working out some kinks. The service was a bit over the top--water and wine glasses refilled after 2 sips, bussers anxious to clear plates ever though we were not quite finished (no bite left behind). Otherwise it was execellent, and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Excellent Service
    Jillian
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    I dined at Harlan Social on Saturday. I loved the open kitchen & overall layout & ambiance of the restaurant. We had a very friendly, knowledgeable server who introduced himself as Paris. He was very informative and attentive, helping us decide on wine and cocktails right away. He also made excellent suggestions when my sister & I were having difficulties narrowing down what to order. We decided on the Beet Salad & the onion Pierogies to start, both were delicious. My sister had the burger and I had the scallops. We both enjoyed our entrees, especially the burger. I really liked the bits of pancetta as well in the scallop dish. We had the panacotta for dessert. Delicious, but small portion. I'll def be back to try more of the small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • try a little harder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    some places try too hard and some need to try a little harder. if you want to be a "gastro-something" the food needs to be good enough so people come back for the food. many places make it (or don't) on their scene (take a look at 1114 Kitchen). This place is a nice scene, but I wouldn't go back for that -- there are others. The food was good, but they need to try a little harder if it is about the food. The summer pea hummus was yummy, but it was paired with heavy slices of toasted spiced pita that were very filling; there was no other way to eat the hummus. The salmon was small and dry. The bartender struggled with basic drinks -- don't come for the mixology. But overall, still good and worth another look.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to area devoid
    Rufusthechomper
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Great addition to area devoid of any stylish restaurants. Food surprisingly good. Wine and beer list both great. We will go back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall would return without
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    overall would return without child. fresh seasonal ingredients resulting in nice dishes (although small portions especially for entrees). Not good for children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to hang out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    If you're looking for a great bar scene, you've got to get to Harlan. Great for a crowd who want to have a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not live up to the hype
    NPSFVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Tasty food in small portions makes this a good place to share/sample dishes. Which shouldn't be hard to do because the menu is extensive, but it's really repetitive. Sames veggies/herbs in numerous dishes. I asked the host if there was somewhere to put my wet umbrella and the answer was no, with no offer to find a spot. Our waiter was nice, but a little awkward and he forgot to come back to get our entree order... so the staff seemed pretty inexperienced. Decent scene at the bar (packed), but drinks list was not very exciting. The restaurant side felt a little cold and cavernous. Good meal (sea bass + goat cheese rav), but overall experience just OK. Worth checking out, but not sure I'll go back. You can definitely do better in Stamford.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Great Meal
    nyc25VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    We dined here during their first week of operation and found the food to be top notch and the service great. Parking is not a problem which is a plus given that this is Stamford. This was one of the best meals we have had in quite a while and we will definitely be returning often. A great addition to the restaurant scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice new place in Stamford
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    We went with friends and our 2 year old for Sunday brunch. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Since they had just opened, everything was spotless. We all enjoyed our meals and would rate the food above average. During the time that we were there it was definitely a family/kid friendly environment. We will definitely be back to check out the dinner/bar scene at some point soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Promising Start
    LobijVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Food was delicious. Service was slow and disorganized, but that's to be expected from a brand new restaurant. We're confident the service kinks will be worked out and plan to return to Harlan Social for another great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fabulously prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Food was fabulously prepared and presented, however the portions were ridiculously tiny. I'm all for portion control, but this is just silly. Large pasta entree, would barely be an appetizer size at another restaurant. Panzanella salad was more crouton, than tomato or fava bean. I exchanged it for the beet salad which was a much better choice. Wines were priced well, and were great selections.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    The food was outstanding! So many great choices, wil need to go back to try them all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small servings, but big flavor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Given the new status of the restaurant, I felt there were some things they can still work on and will get better with time. One thing I noticed was the bus service was too fast. I was still eating and my plate was nearly taken from me, so I felt rushed to eat. That is example of something that changes with time and experience. A fundamental issue I found with the restaurant was small serving sizes. A group of 4 of us went and we were all quite hungry. After sharing two plates from the "small plates" menu, and each of us getting our own entree, we still felt hungry. So, if you are 'not that hungry', you should be fine. The host, Ron, was extremely nice and it was great talking with him.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For being open for only five
    JeriVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    For being open for only five days, we had great food and friendly service. Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved the upbeat feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    I loved the upbeat feel of the place. The food was great....I had the pieroge appetizer and the hanger steak. My friend had the salmon and he also enjoyed it. The service was good and we had a friendly waiter. The decor was really nice and everyone around us seemed to be having a good time also.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic