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About 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.

121 Towne Street
Stamford, CT 06902
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Canal Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 883-8000

Website:
http://www.harlansocial.com/

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.

Parking Details:
There is a large amount of surface parking available. Covered off-street parking is located inside the 121 Towne parking garage

Public Transit:
By Train: Stamford Metro-North
By Bus: CT Transit stop at Market & Canal Street
By Downtown Trolley: Stops at our restaurant

Executive Chef:
Stephen Lewandowski

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Harlan Social Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (6)
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Casual (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Good place! Had a burger some apps and a martini. Burger was great as advertised but apps were just OK, nothing to write home about. Server was delightful and attentive. Overall a nice place to eat, and have a few drinks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Pleasant setting, though a bit on the loud side, and really delicious food. Fries weren't tops (bits instead of strips) and after I specifically requested that a bacon jam be left off my burger, the waiter didn't think to tell me that there's bacon in the side of Brussels sprouts I ordered, so couldn't give an "outstanding" rating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

With the departure of Napa, Harlan holds the crown as the best burger in Stamford. This restaurant is a go-to for us when we are eating without a little one in tow, but don't have a lot of time before the babysitter needs to leave. The food is always good, the cocktails are interesting, and the prices are reasonable for the area. The Harlan Chips are finally back on the menu (hallelujah!) and are a must-try. The burger is the kind of rich "grown-up" burger experience we long for: decadent, moist, and delicious. Harlan is also a great spot for business meetings, whether in a small or large group. Highly recommend this spot in Stamford.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of my favorite places. They are just so inventive with the menu, but without anything feeling like it's too scary to try.
Each time I go back there's new stuff to order.
They have a great beer selection and service is always spot on.
I will be back soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

After waiting one hour for our brunch entrees we asked how much longer we needed to wait. The restaurant was virtually empty.
Not good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was really spotty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Interesting menu and well presented. Excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very good dependable food as always. Seems like lunch prices are a little on high side compared to what I've experienced previously, but I may be remembering incorrectly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We've dined here for Sunday brunch on numerous occasions, our most recent experience revealed lackluster food and slow service despite an empty dining room at the outset of brunch service. A cappuccino took 25 minutes, eggs overcooked and the crab cake that was to be paired with a papaya salad for $18 was in fact 2 munchkins sized cakes with a non-descript mostly shredded red cabbage side salad. Overpriced to say the least. The food felt like an after-thought and the wait-staff runners confused about which food went to what table. Poor execution from what was a stable spot known in the past for a delicious, attentive experience.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was good. I had salmon and mashed potatoes. Neither was exceptional. The meal was way over priced. Probably will not return for dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was great and our waiter was wonderful! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

One of my go-to places when in Stamford, good wine and food, enjoy the atmosphere

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Creative cuisine. Good ambiance and good service. The wait staff and hostess were very friendly. Good overall experience and would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Disappointing visit. Used to love this place but after last night not sure if we will be back.
So a few things have changed: the menu is very different from what it used to be, and apparently you don't have the option to add a protein to a salad at dinner any

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food was horrible. Korean BBQ wings were ok. Wings were big but a little fatty. We were with friends and we all ordered the cod, which on the menu sounded as if it was sitting in a curry sauce. In fact, there was a pile of curry caked on the fish which rendered it inedible and the fish was very dry. At least 2 adults had stomach aches afterwards and 1 of the two had it for 2 days. This is the second time we have been there, the first time over a year ago, and would not go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Enjoyed our evening there. Menu was diverse- some good, some. It so good. Servers were all knowledgeable and courteous.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The service was good. We had an early dinner and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere since it was right after a stressful work day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The Sunday Brunch menu was good and I enjoyed the crab cakes with a spicy remoulade (sp?) sauce. The 12 year old waiter who had little sense of timing and didn't know how to talk to a customer (kind of robotic/indifferent) could stand improvement, however. I would go back, but I hope the management spends more time on training

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Not impressed. They overdid the food. Not in terms of cooking but in terms of the display. Oysters on a half shell don't need to be improved on. PEI Mussels don't need to be artfully arranged in a circle. The taste was fine but enough with the design.
Service was also somewhat less than attentive.
I could see going there for a brunch and sitting outside.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Have eaten here several times. Food is good, but service was pretty slow. My husband had to take his lunch to go because it look over 30 minutes to get our sandwiches after we ordered.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food, nice dining experience. Went with a group of 9 and were well accommodated.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My wife and I had a gift certificate and decided to visit for the first time on our anniversary. My wife began w/a Vodka infused Arnold Palmer. The King would have loved it! I stuck to a Tito's on the rocks. The oyster starter was delicious as was my wife's salad. She had a delightful lobster main course--at least she was delighted. I did not ask the lobster. I had a wonderful cheeseburger prepared perfectly w/ "hand cut" fries.

The restaurant is attractively appointed and the wait-staff professional. Five folks at the adjacent booth were loud, a bit drunk, and un-Godly dull witted. The eatery ought consider an entrance exam...but we will indeed return. A. Morse

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Cold tomatoe soup was the first thing that I had that was not up to standard. Our server was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good place for brunch but dinner is overpriced anddinner food is only average

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Overall it was good, however our server was rude and did not pay attention to detail. The other servers and manager made up for her lack of caring. We were having a business lunch and were in a small rush and told her that, she rolled her eyes and gave us a small attitude because she kept going away for long periods of time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The restaurant used to be really great. Lots of menu choices and family favorites. On this occasion the restaurant was understaffed. Food selections have been severely reduced. We used to order the potato chips with blue cheese, charcuterie platters etc. Rather disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Harlan Social is usually very good but this meal was expensive and just not as good as past times. My steak was poorly cooked and my husband and son's dish was bland when it was suppose to be spicy. I was disappointed as it was Mother's Day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Love the atmosphere at this restaurant. Food is good, nice menu, but the service is consistently less than acceptable. Orders not complete, wrong, etc. I'll try it again, but it disappoints every time in that area.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Harlan social never disappoints. The food is always outstanding, and the service staff make you feel most welcome. I would recommend it for a date night as well as a family get-together. Harlan social is a great spot - with NYC quality in Fairfield County!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Meeting up with friend on a Saturday night based upon recommendation that it was a fun place to go and food would be good.
We were seated in the very back corner...away from the trendy millenniums.
Once we placed our order...cheese platter and Harlan hamburger & fries were great ...we waited an HOUR ...for the burgers....couldn't find waiter....before we approached manager. Food came immediately! Manager was very apologetic and took off half of the bill!!!
We had not seen that type of response in a long while. Cudos to the manager! It was a pleasant surprise, so it may have been a one time glitch.
If you are young and "hip", it's great.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We were in for a business lunch. Our order took 20 minutes to come to the table. Four of us ordered hamburgers ranging from rare to medium well and the servers did not know which burger belonged to who. Subsequently took another 15 minutes to get the check

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great place for a drink a date good food and smiles. 😃👍🏻

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

My family and I had a fantastic dinner at Harlan Social. Everyone ordered something different and everyone was thrilled with their meal (baby chicken, pork chop, scallops and flank steak). The Stony Creek IPA was delicious and a perfect complement to the meal. The question everyone asked once we left is when are we going back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Food was nothing special

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We continue to return to this restaurant for the food and great service. It has become a meeting place for family in Stamford. Love It!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

How do you have a brunch menu without some sort of eggs Benedict? Good bloodies though. Service ok.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

So after reading all of the reviews I was really excited to finally eat here. However it was disappointing. We were a party of 4 and none of us thought the food was anything special. It lacked flavor and the service and ambiance were average for the top pice you pay. Won't be eating here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Menu is minimal. Portions were small. Service was attentive and friendly but wasn't impressed otherwise.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Service was slow which was a cloud over the evening. Had to ask for bread 3 times and it didn't come until halfway through entree, well past when it was needed for the soups and salads. Generally waiter was hard to find and not attentive. It was good bread however, and the food was good, so it all averages out at 3 stars. Should be easy to fix?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great go to in Stamford. Only complaint was slightly slow service but hard to ding too much on a busy wkend night. Their scallops and truffled risotto is so damn good - can never take off the menu :)

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