Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar

4.6
178 Reviews
$31 to $50
Australian
Our mission at Flinders Lane Kitchen & Bar is to bring a taste of our home country of Australia to the USA and offer one of the best CT restaurant experiences to our local community loaded with the service and flavor but without the pretense of a fine dining establishment.

Our dining room and bar is perfect for a date night with your significant other, anniversary, a casual night out with friends, work dinner, the solo corporate traveller in town for business or a quick bite before grabbing a show at the movie theatre next door. Quiet enough to carry on a conversation and with enough atmosphere to keep it fun and engaging there’s something to suit everybody. From couples to large groups we cater to everyone. We want you to feel like family the minute you walk through our doors!

When we opened our doors in 2017 we had the honor of being voted best restaurant Stamford in the annual Gold Coast awards by our locals which was very humbling.

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Offers

  • Flinders Daily Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    From 4-6pm daily, Flinders Lane features happy hour pricing on cocktails, select wines and offers $1 dumplings.
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    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 178 people are saying
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mare
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Friendly wait staff. Has a fun Happy Hour from 4-6 pm 7 days a week.

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DianeA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I do like the ambience and most of the food was very good. My kale salad, however, was overdressed and had way too much avocado in it so it was mushy…never thought I’d say kale and mushy in the same sentence! I would definitely go back because there were some very yummy sounding items on the menu I want to try. The sausage rolls, burrata with truffle and the meat pie were all very good.

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DrVick
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible. The food, the service, the wine (cocktails looked interesting too, but we had wine). The wine list was nicely curated, with picks from Australia of course but other countries as well--and wines that were not 'well-known'/easily found (which is a good thing!!). The owner came to our table as well to inquire how things were--which is always appreciated and important! Definitely coming back soon.

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vipKnotForProfit
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we will be back! Waygu Burger was great, not to mention the fries. Branzino was great but tough to top the burger. A great bottle of Punt Road Chardonnay and the service was terrific. We will be back!

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Lexie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Nice casual atmosphere. They're only mistake is thinking you have to turn down the lights in the evening as if you can't enjoy yourself unless you can't clearly see what you're eating.

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MikeT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Flinders Lane. The parking was easy to locate. A short walk to the restaurant. We enjoyed the very tasty dumplings, the Wagyu Burger cooked perfectly and the Grandma Stewart's Legendary Sticky Date Pudding for dessert. What a great value. And importantly, the service was friendly and timely. A great taste of Australia!

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vipCharlesS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, drinks, and service.

5-star casual dining experience.

Excellent staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a first time visitor, I was thoroughly impressed with the service and food. Our waiter was extremely professional and took the time to address everyone of our requests. I highly recommend the place and will be returning soon!

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vipstella
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sausage rolls, tuna tartare, and steamed chicken dumplings are exceptional. NY Strip steak was tender and well plated. Branzino was amazing. Sticky date pudding killer. Great wine list. Fabulous cocktails. Live music every Thursday night is a treat. Every other Thursday is the Jazz Quartet. These guys are wonderful. And every other Thursday is Mojo. perfection.

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vipMichelleL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Flinders is always an awesome experience. Awesome food, drink, staff, and ambiance. We find ourselves going at least a couple times a month these days! There was even some live jazz last night, which was a really cool added experience.

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CarlyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. Ricotta truffle toast was incredible!! Got the strip steak for main mean and it was meh. Way too thin cut. All 3 of us got it and asked for it rare, medium rare and medium. They all came out medium well. My friends had a ton of fat on it too. Fries were really good. Overall I’d go back but I wouldn’t get the steak again. Fried is gf and df and they were super accommodating!

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vipRobinC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff and food! Best service 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not a great brunch pick. Only one gluten free option, granola, which was overly sweet. Very limited menu - the others in our party all got BEC sandwiches. They did have delicious special mimosas though, made with mango sorbet and berries.

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WyattErp
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the live music on Thursday. Food and our pitcher were excellent.

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JanelD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was so incredibly friendly and helpful. The food was spot on as were the drinks!

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KatherineZ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, amazing food and extremely trendy interior. Very happy with this place. Highly recommend.

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JaimeR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worse services ever, had to leave!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Delicious cocktails. Awesome service!

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! We really appreciate it :) - Chris McPherson (Owner)

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KellyS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Pretty good food but they were out of everything I chose to order. Service was terrible. Waited 40 minutes between app and entree with our plates in front of us.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on June 10, 2021

Sincere apologies for your experience on this occasion. The holiday weekend did in fact catch us with a busier than anticipated Sunday though this is no excuse. Hopefully you will give us another shot and thank you for providing this feedback to improve on. Chris McPherson

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vipDKCAN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Drinks were creative and worth it. Food, small portion size, and unmemorable. Staff was friendly, professional and responsive. Nice stop for drinks. Food, not so much.

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vipKaitlynS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great spot to go out with friends or for a nice date night!

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thanks Kaitlyn! Really appreciate the feedback :)

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HaleyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is definitely worth checking out! My boyfriend and I went for the first time this past weekend and immediately noticed the cool moody decor inside. Service was efficient and pleasant, and the food was to die for. I definitely recommend the dumplings or sausage rolls!

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you so much Haley! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Have a great weekend :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit! We booked it randomly on OpenTable as it was near where we needed to pick up our daughter. Wow, what a gem! Great food and service. Our waitress was wonderful. My husband said it was the best steak he has ever had.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on May 6, 2021

Lovely to see this feedback :) I'm so happy you enjoyed your night at Flinders! Thanks again for the time to write this!

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JenniferB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Meatballs and sausage puff rolls are amazing ! Delicious.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on April 2, 2021

Thanks Jennifer, great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. The Sausage Rolls are very popular! Best,

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KatS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Kind of a disappointment. Slow and inconsiderate service in an almost empty restaurant. We ordered three dishes, and only one was properly cooked. The dumplings were tough and overdone, while the shishito peppers were barely cooked. The brussel sprouts were tasty, though! All our drinks were bland and uninspiring... The Martha Stewart is pretty to look at, but tasted like a candle. I've eaten here before and enjoyed it, so hopefully this was just an "off" night. Live and die by the rule of three so I'm looking forward to an improved experience the next time I'm in town!

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on April 2, 2021

Kat, thank you for this feedback and you consideration that this was an off night for us. We look forward to putting our best foot forward next time you're in town. Regards,

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vipLilLexa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hope to get the Kangaroo next time! Arancini Balls and Truffle Mac'n'Cheese were both incredible!

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Richard
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone needs a go to place in which you are confident in the experience you'll have, whether alone or with guests. This is Flinders Lane for me.

Menu always has interesting choices, preparation never misses and the services makes everyone feel welcome and at home.

Chris and his staff love what they do and it shows in everything from the atmosphere, to the menu, to the food and in the service.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on February 28, 2021

Richard, Thank you so much for these kind words and for dining with us - yes, we love what we do :) Best, Chris McPherson

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vipKathleen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We ordered the Green Apple and Arugula Salad (my favorite salad ever), Arancini Balls, Dumplings, and Truffle Mac & Cheese. The service and drinks were excellent.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thank you so much Kathleen!

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DUANEM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time! The food was great! And the service was Phenomenal

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heidiS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff. Delicious dessert and drinks

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Reviewedjc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal every time! A must try. Excellent food, service and fun ambience.

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vipnanr
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service was slow, the food was good, you smelled the kitchen - it needs better venting. The bar drinks did not come together and took forever.

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Frankie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My friends and I had a nice time. I had been before and wanted to take them to try it. The food and drinks are delicious!

The only thing I'd mention is that the chef/kitchen should be more aware of every ingredient that's in the menu items. One of my friends is very allergic to nuts. One of the apps we ordered contained nuts in the sauce/dressing. Luckily he caught it in time. The waitress and principal owner were both very nice and apologetic!

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vipDrob
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Unfortunately we came on a night when the restaurant was dramatically understaffed. The manager did his best to be waiter, busser, host, etc... Looking past that, the restaurant has a lively vibe and the decor is fun and casual. Broad menu including dumplings, burgers, fish, salads and sandwiches. Excellent desserts.

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vipShannonG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to flinders. The service is always great and the food is delicious. They have a great happy hour too!

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vipstella
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Australian lamb steam buns, chicken and lemongrass dumplings, kangaroo burger, tacos, barramundi with jasmine rice, chicken sandwich, sausage rolls, meat, lamb, and chicken pies, pastas, desserts. Everything is amazing. A menu you won't find anywhere else in Stamford. If you haven't been, you are missing out on incredible food. Great wine list and fabulous cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The server forgot two orders- one for in dining and one to go at end of the evening. when the forgotten in dining order finally arrived the dish was prepared cold when the dish was supposed to prepared grilled. To have the final to go order be forgotten after the in dining debacle was very disappointing and we should have had a meal comped for the poor service.

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Nansica23
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb meatballs = 8/10
Lamb steam buns = 10/10
Burrata = 8/10
Chicken lemongrass dumplings = 7/10
Service = 9/10

Overall, modern ambiance where you can be casual or be dressed up and still fit in. Jazz on Friday night was a nice bonus. Loved the emphasis on small plates/tapas-like menu. Everything was thoughtfully played and hot!

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Nanou
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter Nick could not have been better. We had such an enjoyable meal and evening. We shall return !

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vipstella
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu is amazing. Australian lamb steam buns, chicken dumplings, and sausage rolls are excellent. Lamb meatballs and grilled venison were outstanding. We had the sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream. So good. Wine list excellent and great cocktail. Service always friendly and professional.

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You can order delivery directly from Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar using the Order Online button. Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 323-3137.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.