Harlan Social

4.3
542 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 883-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stephen Lewandowski
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Catering
Harlan Social can cater to any type of event. Our private party menus can be found on Harlan Social"s website under catering and events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Canal Street
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Parking details
There is a large amount of surface parking available. Covered off-street parking is located inside the 121 Towne parking garage
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Public transit
By Train: Stamford Metro-North
By Bus: CT Transit stop at Market & Canal Street
By Downtown Trolley: Stops at our restaurant
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 542 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

Normally I don't write any reviews but I wanted to convey to the restaurant that the lighting from the kitchen changed the whole feeling of the place. it was blaring which ruined the ambiance

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DV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was wonderful; server was a bit "overly friendly/super-sweet", but the dining experience was good overall. Menu was interesting and unique! And food was very tasty. Decent wine by the glass list as well (not all CA wines :), and some very nice and perhaps smaller production wines. Cocktails seemed creative and enticing as well.

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H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best burger I’ve ever eaten.My business associate loved the chicken sandwich. We had wine and the server was just fabulous with refilling our classes in a subtle way while we work. I love the ambience, food, and energy at this restaurant. It is very close to my daughters apartment and it will be our go to place.

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k
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Harlan Social never disappoints - so good! However, I can't stand when you sit down and the bus person serves the water and then no-one comes to your table for like ten minutes - get it together! figure out which wait staff has which section or which tables they have.....however, once I flagged someone down she was fantastic for the rest of the night. I shouldn't have to do that.

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NM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was swell until our coffee did not arrive. When it did, the cup was less than half full. Rest was great!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very good attentive service. Staff helped make up for Ok food. Crab Cakes were mostly filler and binder. Sat by the window which is generally a good idea but several times the headlights from the parking lot were blinding.

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DW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date place, especially if you can get a booth. The food options are plentiful and the burger is worth the price of admission

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J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a business lunch with an important client.
They gave us a quiet table by the window.
Great service, great food. Plenty of free parking outside the restaurant.
New and modern place with high ceilings.
Plenty of light pouring in. Very airy.

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M
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service! Lunch pre-fix was a deal and delicious!

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TS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was generally good but one party at the table had to send his cod back because it was too smoky. The other guests liked their entrees a lot.
Our waitperson was very friendly and eager to please. She made a good meal that much more enjoyable.

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AK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service and food were outstanding. We enjoyed all three courses!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

There was a big private event and the restaurant wasn’t staffed properly to handle other customers. We were there August 2nd, 2018.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious. Quite pricey but we knew that going in. Expect at least $100 plus tip for two people.

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BF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Good food, good service and the space is very cool!

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CP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delicious meal and fantastic service here!

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PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We recently moved into the neighborhood but have stayed away from Harlan Social due to the Manhattan prices. Well we finally had an occasion to celebrate (16 years since our first date) and didn't feel like driving so we gave Harlan Social a shot. Our first impression was of a poorly dressed man (jeans and a plaid shirt) coming towards us. I stepped aside to let him through, but it turned he was the manager. He sat us a very wobbly table from which we moved to a less wobbly table where we stayed, but we overheard our neighbors at another table complain about the wobbly table. I got the Beet-Arugula-Goat Cheese salad which came with a creamed goat cheese not goat cheese crumbles that tasted odd. My wife got the salmon which was good. After we finished we waited forever to get our check after asking for it even though the place was only half full.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was great and attentive, the food was very good..only suggestion would be for the summer to add a little ambience to the outdoor dining such as candles to keep bus at bay, perhaps a place mat on the tables...

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K
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Harlan Social was the perfect restaurant for a brunch with old friends. I had the challah blueberry french toast and it was delicious! A little pricey for what you get, but Harbor Point is a very up-and-coming area. Very cool atmosphere and outdoor seating for nicer days.

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m
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , service,and atmosphere

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c
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very salty food

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AK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner. The food and atmosphere along with the cocktails were great!! Very unique cuisine not your everyday menu.

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OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recommend the cheese plate and the Crusted Chatham Cod.

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JF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service. Always accommodating. Regular spot where we dine.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Went for Sunday brunch food was not good I got the omelette and the potatoes were not fully cooked

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TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing food and service.

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AW
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly, casual local restaurant. Service as usual was excellent. We have been here many times and find the food consistently good. Would recommend, and in fact, do recommend.

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M
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with cool vibe, locally-sourced ingredients and nice staff. We have been for lunch and brunch several times -- great for business lunch or brunch with friends.

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both excellent - our entire party was impressed.

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CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful! The dishes were innovative and memorable. I can't wait to have the octopus again. The drinks were excellent and the servers were both professional and pleasant. it was a delightful evening.

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BB
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, Wine and service was very good. Their Brussel Sprouts were excellent. The best hamburger in town

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends. Staff was attentive and accommodating. Our brunch and drinks were delicious. I highly recommend the Bees Knees!

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NS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Nice ambiance. A buzz but not too noisy to talk. Good food.

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K
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a delicious meal with a friend and were well taken care of by Jonathan, our waiter who recommended options for us based on our needs. Great food and wines. Very fresh fish and perfect seasonings! Will definitely come back to try other great menu options!

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AF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Rancid piece of scallop. Kale.salad with salmon caused major stomach cramping. Absentee waiter, had to get manager for service. Major delays getting served, 30min to get a drink, 1hr to take order. Weve eaten here three times, this will be our past. They should be embarassed.

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WO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

We go to Harlan Social at least every other month. we had a reservation for 4 for dinner, confirmed it mid day, told the host on the phone it was my wife's birthday, she was very nice and said they would take care of making sure it was a great dinner for us and our guests. Our guests arrived at our place late and it made us late to the restaurant by 20 minutes. When we arrived we were told that they "just gave our table away"....without calling my cell, that they called earlier in the day to confirm on. We ate at the bar, were treated very well by the bartender but not a single apology, offer of a free drink, no mention of my wife's birthday other than us creating the fun. I expected more.......and was disappointed. Guess we'll be going there less frequently now.

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MK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve visited a few times, always consistent good food. It can get a bit noisy. Our server was excellent and engaging. We’ll be back, highly recommend.

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C
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was my first visit in a while, i remember it being better than what i experienced this time. my boyfriend ordered a drink that was supposed to come with a top shelf tequila, and the bartender admitted to using well tequila when my boyfriend asked. also the cheese plate did not have the cheeses on it that were mentioned on the menu. food was good, not great. not sure i would go back to eat again, maybe return for just drinks. Also, it was dead for a Saturday night

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tasty brunch and great ambience, I would definitely go again

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT burger and interesting appetizers. Not too noisy in dining area and fun bar area.

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