Randomly found this on opentable
Randomly 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.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a very good lunch there.
Had a very good lunch there. Food featured unusual takes on usual fare, which I really liked.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb Tamarind Pork chop.
Superb Tamarind Pork chop. Friendly service, although they forgot us sometimes. Had the restaurant been crowded it lkely would have become too noisy. Great for an early dinner.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were lucky enough to have
We 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.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two friends and I went for
Two friends and I went for Sunday brunch. They had heard the panini and the shortrib/egg sandwich were highly rated, so they tried those and were not disappointed. My omelette was moist and good. Since we went when they first opened, there were not a lot of people to wait on, but the service was still friendly but not pushy. We took awhile to order.
The only downside (and perhaps a feature) is the location. The large windows look out on the Fairway Market and its parking lot. Not scenic, but still a view.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, ambiance so so
The 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.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try 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 AM
NEW KID IN TOWN
I 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 AM
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.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, abience of Bertucci
This was my second time back and again the food was excellent. Everything we ordered was excellent, and I'd highly recommend the Chocolate Bar dessert. While the food is great, the ambience is loud and on par with a large chain style restaurant such as Cheese Cake factory or Bertuccis. Nothing wrong with that, just my two cents.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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 AM
An overall positive experience
Overall I was pleased with the experience at Harlan Social. Making a reservation online was easy, and when we arrived we were seated immediately. The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived at 6:00 but began filling up as the meal went on. Dinner was served promptly and correctly, and everyone at the table enjoyed their entree. Desert was excellent as well. As a craft beer drinker I appreciated the local beers available. Our server lost some credibility with us in the way she responded to our concern about the very small portions on the cheese tray (4 people had to split 2 small chunks of blue cheese). Overall I would certainly recommend it & return.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Harlan Social brings NYC hip
Harlan Social brings NYC hip and inventive cuisine to Stamford. A new gem in town
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable dining experience.
Very enjoyable dining experience. The decor lends to trendy ambiance. We shared some small plates with cocktails which was a great way to start. Hummus was excellent as was the home-made potato chips with bue cheese and bacon. While pork chop and crab cakes, both delicious, were well portioned, the scallop entree was on the small portion size. A side order was needed to provide a more appropriate size meal. That dish should have had more of the side dish on the entree plate. So, while the food was delicious and well presented, portion size of the entrees could be more substantial. The donut dessert was just ok. The donut "holes" were very small so that the fried factor overwhelmed the flavor of the interior of the donut.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good, innovative menu
We really like this restaurant. It's upbeat, hip and the food is very good. We've eaten here about 4-5 times and have not been disappointed.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner spot
Overall, a great addition to the restaurant scene in Stamford. Great drinks and a great, diverse menu.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome new restaurant in Stamford
Korean Fried Chicken was delicious! Prepare to get sticky fingers, you will not be able to eat this without using your fingers.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A LOCAL GEM
We cannot decide which was better: the menu or the service? The menu and food were outstanding. They had several options for lighter fare and small plates, as well as a special selection of mozzarella dishes which served us as an appetizer. The choices for main dishes were varied and the food was excellent. The service was superb, very attentive. You would not need to wait more than 30 seconds to get someone's attention. The noise level did go up as the restaurant filled to capacity. Nevertheless, a very attractive and airy decor. We noted the entree prices were more in the $20 - $35 range (rather than $30 - $50 as noted in the Open Table listing)
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner at harlan
loved our waiter - food was delicious - nothing was a problem ... nice atmosphere ...would definitely go back and I've already recommended it to a few people!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the food was really
Some of the food was really good, some of it very average. Overall very good though.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
a must hit
Great place! The food was excellent and tastefully creative!
Service was top-notch. We will be back!
The burger, Mexican corn and cheesecake were outstanding!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual chic hot spot
Harlan Social is a rustic chic spot to meet some friends and have some great food. The shrimp tempura appetizer and tuna tartar are a great place to start, both very good. The scallop entree rivals my other favorite at Mediterraneo. It's a noisy bar scene if you want that, but separate dining area where the noise is subdued and controlled and you can have a romantic dinner or meet some friends out to chat and have great cocktails and wine.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic dinners for all.
Fantastic dinners for all. Our guest were very impressed. Even the vegetarian amongst us was served a delicious meal.
Service could not have been better. A place to be returned to over and over highly recommended .
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time I was at Harlan Social and it was worth it. The staff was friendly and the food was flavorful. My favorite part was the ambiance - it was a large space that felt cozy with the rustic decor. I can't wait to try it out during happy hour.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was absolutely top notch. Service was excellent. Not cheap but worth it becasue it was so good. We got sat in the bar area maybe becuase we had three but the music and overall noise level was too loud. I would definitely go back.. For Stamford, it was really good.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best burger!
Gat beer selectin served in mason jars. Innovative menu with nice selection of cheeses and charcuterie...and th best cheeseburger with onion bacon relish I've ever had. Comes served on a wooden plank with a cup of fries. Fantastic!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, hip but not trying to be too cool. Bartender was great and poured an excellent margarita. Food was outstanding.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in Harbor Point!
Went to lunch at Harlan Social with North Stamford resident who didn't know the place existed. He was not only happy with his food, but the service was on par with NYC restaurants.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinning experience was great! Food and decor was wonderful.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome! fantastic food and service! fun atmosphere! we would come back anytime for any occasion.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
we've eaten there many times
we've eaten there many times and always enjoy our meal. we've brought friends and they also are pleased.
very varied menu and everything is delicious.
waitstaff i always very friendly
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started with the baby beet salad and was exceptional - the whipped goat cheese was great. Entree was the Salmon and it was cooked perfectly, as were the accompanying grains/veggies. Excellent experience - all diners agreed.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
a neighborhood fav.........
Great vibes, good food, crowd....friendly severs and bartenders.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Versatile, accommodating, excellent
In need of a quick dinner on the way to a function, we took the advice of a friend and went to Harlan Social. The food is excellent; burgers not to be beat, great beer selection, the group of mozzarella choices delicious.
We were particularly struck by the service, which was competent and sweet.
The clientele was delightfully varied; families both young and adult, couples, girlfriends having dinner together. All of this indicated a very comfortable and welcoming environment.
We absolutely recommend Harlan Social, and look forward to returning.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
going back for more
Excellent service. Cool decor. Fried chicken andburger were very good. Octopus was tender without being chewy.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner and Great Service!
We were a group of five and ordered appetizers and dinner. Everything was excellent including the service. The hostess, the management (Steve) and the waitstaff (Kat) were all attentive and professional. It was a GREAT evening!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were six of us and were seated at a spacious round table in the back, which was perfect. I had the tuna tartar and the shrimp with grits. Both were outstanding! Everyone really enjoyed their dinner and service was wonderful!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for the neighborhood
The burgers were very good, the fried chicken sandwich as well. Prices are a little high for lunch, however,
if you shop at Fairway this is a fun place to meet. Quite noisy though for lunch!!!!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food
First time there and I was pleasantly surprised. Service level was high and attentive, waiter was gracious
The quality of the food was good, the warm ricotta and street corn worth trying. The octopus salad was so so, I would have liked the octopus to be warm
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dining experience. The food and service was excellent and would highly recommend the restaurant to family and friends. Will definitely be back soon.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hits the Right Notes
This place is not cheap, but it feels like you get what you pay for. Food is of a high quality, service was excellent (restaurant was not 100% full), and the "vibe" of the place felt really good. It's a little loud for having in-depth conversation, but my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and Fabulous
My wife and I, two energetic foodies in our mid 40's, moved out of New York after 18 years. We've been experimenting with Fairfield's culinary choices, and have been generally impressed, but we were THRILLED with Harlan Social. First, we're still fairly young and looking for a "lively" place. Harlan has a good bar scene with big TV's. You'd almost expect burgers and wings, but what we received shocked us. The food was OUTSTANDING and as good as any NYC restaurant. The Halibut blended multiple flavors like a delicious symphony. The Crab Cakes were original and the best I've ever had. The service was far more attentive and knowledgeable then you'd expect at place that broadcasts UFC bouts.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Harlan Social on multiple occasions. The food is consistently excellent. The menu is eclectic and no matter what one orders, the feedback is always great. The burger has to be one of the best in CT. Their version of a Manhattan is the best on the planet. The seating is also comfortable and spacious.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time here. It was quiet
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.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Harlan Social consistently delivers....great food in a lively setting.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and atmosphere
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stunning decor with equably
Stunning decor with equably impressive wait staff. Loved the open kitchen and general feel of the place. The food was excellent.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heavenly Food & Great Wine
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!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch with an old friend
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!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM