Harlan Social
Harlan Social

Harlan Social

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harlansocial.com/
  • Phone: 2038838000x
  • 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
64 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (28)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (15)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (13)great for outdoor dining (12)notable wine list (11)special occasion (11)romantic (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Stunning decor with equably
    Kate
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Stunning decor with equably impressive wait staff. Loved the open kitchen and general feel of the place. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harlan Social
    TomS
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Harlan Social consistently delivers....great food in a lively setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    CtdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed. Food over salted.
    Choices
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Disappointed. Food over salted. Service mediocore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time here. It was quiet
    EatmorehalvahVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointed
    ellebelle
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We were looking forward to our dinner at Harlan Social Club. It came recommended by a friend who rarely steers us wrong. I ordered a Mojito which was terrible--bitter, fizzy, and not enough mint, I had to send it back. My main course, a scallop entree, arrived and the scallops were cold and very undercooked. It took a long time for my re-heated meal to be brought back to the table. Also, my friend ordered the chicken sandwich that came with a really unappetizing and uninspired gravy on it . I think the staff may have been overwhelmed, it was very busy that night, too busy, I guess. We were pretty disappointed and surprised that this well reviewed restaurant didn't get it right.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and Fabulous
    RBaxter
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hits the Right Notes
    tatecg
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly Excellent
    billesqVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    HrantVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet for a Sunday Night
    Ric64
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Title says it all. The menu is eclectic and could be viewed as schizophrenic at best. From small plates to cheese plates with a wide range of choices in between. I was particularly surprised that it was as quiet as it was for 8 pm on a Sunday night in a neighborhood that is "up and coming" with condos and rentals. Not someplace I would go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too bad
    Luvagoodmeal
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Food and service were fine, but it was way overpriced. Won't go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for the neighborhood
    netherlander
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    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!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    AandBdiningVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner and Great Service!
    Philip
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be better!
    IngaVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Portions changed to smaller not the prices, and bacon is in almost every entree.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • going back for more
    davidaw
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Excellent service. Cool decor. Fried chicken andburger were very good. Octopus was tender without being chewy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Versatile, accommodating, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a neighborhood fav.........
    gypsy
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Great vibes, good food, crowd....friendly severs and bartenders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not enough food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    This is the second time we have been to Harlan Social, and both times after spending over $100 for two people on appetizers and main courses we walked out still feeling hungry and needed more food. The scallop main course I ordered had 4 mid-sized scallops and not much to go with it besides some bacon chunks and small veges. I would not go back again--definitely not a value play and the food quality was good but not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we've eaten there many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just average...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Food was fine, service so-so; the check came before I asked, the glasses cleared before I'd finished, if they'd been busy I would have been more tolerant of the 'subtle' nudges, but they weren't… I had the Halibut, which was cooked to perfection, but there was at most 1 fingerling potato sliced to accompany the fish. My friend had the Salmon which she described as a little bland.
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  • 5 stars
    chines
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    awesome! fantastic food and service! fun atmosphere! we would come back anytime for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    Kendra
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Dinning experience was great! Food and decor was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good, service poor.
    WeejobsVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Title says it all. After entertaining there twice this week, I will not be back. It all comes from the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find in Harbor Point!
    Andy57
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was Uneven & Disappointing
    TripleLeo
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    The place has an attractive industrial interior and modern vibe. It had a mixed age crowd and was busy for a Tuesday night - 80% full. The food was good, but the service experience was off at every stage. We were a party of 4 and seated cheerfully, but no one came to our table to serve. After several minutes we flagged down someone (who turned out to be the manager) and asked for water. He took our drink order and served them promptly. Then a waiter appeared. The food order was correct, but the dishes appeared slowly. No bread with drinks. We had to ask for the table candle to be lit well into dinner. The bill arrived and was processed - but it turned out to be for the wrong table and it needed to be redone.We probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too warm to enjoy dinner!
    Kamax
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    My husband and I went out for a romantic dinner to Harlan Social. I was very disappointed that the air conditioner was not working very well. It was very warm in the restaurant. We enjoyed the food but had to leave before dessert time since we were so uncomfortable. I know it has been a hot summer but they really need to get the air conditioner working properly. I don't think I will be going back to this restaurant anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harlan Social
    Tracy
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Great atmosphere, hip but not trying to be too cool. Bartender was great and poured an excellent margarita. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best burger!
    DanHVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional food
    Gavjoe
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bit below par this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    We've been to Harlan more than half a dozen times so clearly like the place. Food, wine, ambience, service are usually fine but on this occasion things weren't as smooth as normal. We had booked and were shown to our table promptly but were then ignored for at least 20 minutes until one of our party complained. Once we were served the meal went well and they did make amends on the final check which was a nice gesture. We'd still recommend and go back but hope that the service on this night was just a one-off blip. A more adventurous choice of wines by the glass would be good too. But they mix some great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    jessicaleigh312
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinners for all.
    Pedalers3
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    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 .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual chic hot spot
    TCK1
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must hit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of the food was really
    FVdW
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Some of the food was really good, some of it very average. Overall very good though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice but no cigar.
    eat23
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Had heard great things that turned out to be not great but good and in some cases very good. Great modern, industrial space warmed up with wood and wicker; lovely staff and service, food?...fine. or not bad. and in some cased very good. The salads overall the best of the lot; excellent artisanal cheeses, smokey, cheesy burger with light crisp fries. Overall prices are high for what amount to tapas size portions .... however we did not order from the entrees only hope that for what is being charged they are generous. Would go again if in neighbourhood and recommend if you are in the neighbourhood only.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate