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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
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

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, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Harlan Social Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Business Meals (5)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Menu was standard, food was average (with the exception of the Tomahawk steak for two) and service was unenthusiastic and slow. The interior was nice but not exceptional. The much advertised Seafood Crudo was not available so we ordered other appetizers which were unremarkable. If you go, go for the Tomahawk steak and skip the appetizers.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Steak was tough.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went for dinner and food is ok, close to bad.. We had the roasted kale salad which was really cold to be a roasted dish, and the hand rolled cavatelli which were extremely dry and laking of flavor. Nothing to write home about. Service is good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Not nearly as good as it use to be.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This place was great. The staff was all over it, particularly the hostess. We started at the bar and then sat for dinner. The food was generally very good with the standout being the scallops. Everyone had a wonderful time and we even chimed in to help sing happy birthday for someone at the table 2 over from us. We will definitely be back.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place to have a conversation. Very relaxed atmosphere and not too noisy

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great variety of menu options. Creative dishes. Easy parking.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Sunday Brunch - amazing - from the biscuits and goat cheese hash with poached eggs and hollandaise everything was just wonderful. Looking forward to returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

All went well only critique would be without asking for the bill it arrived
After bill was paid we couldn’t even get a glass of water never mind a after dinner drink

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food, kind staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I really enjoy Harlan Publick in Norwalk, but was very disappointed with Harlan Social. I thought it would be a slam dunk. Both Harlan's tend to be a bit overpriced, but the food is unique and there is always something for everyone. So you pay the extra price tag for the ambiance and unique food.

The service we had was poor. Our server did not understand the menu, was slow and did not provide us with the bill until we asked when we were clearly finished. In addition, I ordered the Chicken and Waffles and it came with pork belly. That would have been fine, but the pork belly was so taught that I could not eat it. Also, it was not noted on the menu that it would be part of the meal.

Overall, our experience could have been better--food and service.

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

Was very disappointed with my recent trip to Harlan Social. It was not at all busy and yet the service was horrendous. The waitress would go missing for long periods of time, never checked on us once we received our food, etc. What made it worse was the food had absolutely no taste. $60 later I was STARVING!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

All fine just a note regarding this
Chicken nuggets for lunch are $12
Checked nuggets for dinner are $8
Sale exact menu item

Also they don’t have a mix for a while of one of the drinks offer at the coctel menu ( Michelada drink )

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It is a very comfortable place and the staff very helpful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was our first time at Harlan Social and we were impressed. Food and drinks were great, the room is really nice and the atmosphere is lively. We will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I love this place. Always consistent with service and quality

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

Food was excellent, but took forever. 20 minutes to get a salad and sandwich. My guest asked for a soup and was told another 10 minutes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've eaten here for dinner quite a few times and enjoyed it, noise level is a little loud, adding some noise reducers would be good. Brunch is good, wish they had a bigger selection of brunch food. They also have a kids menu :)

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 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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vip
 (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 28, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Orlando)·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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 (New York Area)·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 4, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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