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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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4.2

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4.2

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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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)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Please bring back the iceberg lettuce for the wedge salad and the tempura shrimp!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

I love the menu here and the food is great. I was disappointed that our table wasn't ready. Rather than waiting, we ate at the bar, which was fine since it was only two of us.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The place has a great vibe and the food is delicious! The burgers are amazing and so are the salads! The place was full for lunch and we were served perfectly and our waitress was terrific

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Overall experience was very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

This is a nice place, nice atmosphere, but don't let them seat you near the window in the first table if you are there at night. Every time a car is driving toward the restaurant, in the busy Fairway parking lot, the lights glare in onto that table. It's awful. That being said, we had a lovely dinner with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meals, scallops, veal chop, salmon. All good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Good food. Very friendly and attentive service. Gave us plenty of time to enjoy the meal and talk. No pressure to leave. Really enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Great quality always willing to substitute and accommodate dietary issues. Take Ted chefs and bartenders

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants - here and norwalk!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Food was ok, not great not bad. Service so so for the price point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

First time at Harlan Social. The decor is great, gives you an modern/industrial feel. Staff were great and attentive. Food was very tasty but expensive and portions can be a little small for the healthy eaters out there.

I had the Ahi Tuna Poke, which is always a treat to find in an east coast restaurant. Having fallen in love with the dish in Hawaii, I was a little disappointed when I saw a small half-cup sized dish come out for $14. I could have bought a pound of poke in Hawaii for $14. It was incredibly tasty and really left me wanting more. The fried rice at the bottom resembled a hashbrown and didn't really belong in the dish but it offered a different texture.

Next up was the 10z grilled hanger steak, which was also awesome. Ordered medium rare and it came out perfect. Wife had the Veal chop, which was encrusted in almonds. The almonds gave it a nice subtle crunch while the chop was nice and juicy. Veal and pork sometimes comes out dry in restaurants, but not here.

They have booths and tables available. Booths are located in front of the bar so if you are interested in watching a game, you will have a good view. Tables are in the front of the restaurant and have a view of the outside area. Parking is ample as it shares the lot with Fairway supermarket.

Worth trying!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2016

The cocktails were by far my favorite- but great menu as well! Can't wait to go back for the hot chocolate and cheese platter!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

I've been here several times and the food is generally very good. Dinner for two with drinks and dessert was $125 before tip, which is pretty reasonable. We had heirloom tomato salad, shrimp for appetizer... seafood salad and hangar steak for dessert...

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

My birthday dinner at Harlan Social was a great experience. The menu is broad and the food is fantastic. The decor is beautiful and isn't as loud as other Stamford restaurants, making it a good option for a family occasion. We always enjoy Harlan Social whenever we go.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Had a nice brunch with family on Sunday. Nice menu selection and seating options.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We've been there before and had a nice, fun time. The service was friendly but he disappeared so many times. Gaps of no one helping out, the manager stepped in several times. It was clear that they were short handed. It happens...but it did affect our night. The food was good, but I can't say it was as good as it had been. All of our entrees were good but not great. The place was about 50% busy too...not like it was a super busy night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Very nice restaurant. Many good choices on the menu.
Efficient and very friendly service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Fantastic place, only place I go when I have meetings in Stamford.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2016

I read some reviews before we went and saw that a lot of people thought this place was over-priced. I'd have to disagree. Reasonably priced, delicious food, great service, friendly staff. Highly recommended!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Harlan Social has become my neighborhood go to place . Excellent food ,good service, very nice environment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Worst meal we've had in Stamford. Poor food quality. Extremely noisy. The ambiance of a candlelit cafeteria.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Disappointed in menu deletions - no grits

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

It was delicious, food tasted great and our waiter was very nice and conversational.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Everything at Harlan Social was great. The four of us enjoyed delicious fish and burgers, and the appetizers and desserts were unique and high-quality. We will definitely return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

The food was fantastic but we couldn't see it. We all needed to take out our phones to read the menu AND see our food! It wasn't embarrassing because everyone else did the same. The waitress even said that they've discussed it at meetings. So they should fix it. It was really ridiculous.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Food was decent, although the combination of spices was somewhat strange. However, for what you get, the prices are too high. Would not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2016

The initial server refused to serve my friend and I and only took the tables where the clientele was over the age of 50. However my friend and I ended up with a better server and ended up getting 3x the amount of drink and food as the other tables. There were 5 tables occupied all night.
The food was great but the service needs major help.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Brunch was great! Smoked salmon app was delicious. Wish the location was better (I.e. Not in a grocery store parking lot) but oh well

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Best burger I've had in a long time and very nicely priced happy hour.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Just a bit flavorless for a panini
Dumbed down to American tastebuds and nothing stands out as a result

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Very mixed experience. We arrived 30 minutes early and were told we could sit in the bar or "outside." I assumed that the main dining room wasn't open yet. The outside option was then revoked so we (happily) repaired to the bar. We were then informed that due to a wedding we couldn't actually eat in the dining room...but we could "take all the time we wanted" eating in the bar. The food was generally good -- especially the mussels -- and my daughter appreciated the "all you can drink" Bloody Mary option. The waiter (who was actually the bartender) began to buzz our table with increasing frequency, then shared his life story and how late he was going to have to work because of the wedding -- all in an effort to hasten us out the door. Irritated, I dragged my feet because we HAD A RESERVATION that they could have cancelled. OTOH the bartender did comp my mother, who was celebrating her 80th b-day, a glass of wine. And as I said the food and drink are good...so you be the judge.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

This has been my go to place . The only real criticism I have is I found out that they change menu items seasonally.
So if you have a particular dish that you regularly order the ingredients could be different .
Otherwise good well prepared food . Also they should include sweet potato fries on the menu

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

While it's convenient , the service is off.....
They don't really know how to make it an nice meal.
And the bar scene was really loud, some guy was howling thru our entire meal.
It's a last minute resort, it's Not a place to look forward to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

It's always a great dining experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The server was terrible. She smelled like marijuana and ignored us. She would walk away before we could order anything. Split the beer all over and never asked if we wanted drinks she was rude as well to us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The potato chip appetizer is to die for! Service and food was delicious! Great atmosphere

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Our waitress was awful. We asked her 2-3 times for lemons for our drinks. Never brought them. We ordered a bacon cheeseburger which when we got it was a cheeseburger with onions no bacon. We told her there was no bacon and she said we don't have bacon. I think k she should have mentioned that originally and why she substituted sautéed onions for bacon on a kids burger is beyond me. She was totally spaced out.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Go for the Burger. Delicious.
Service slow, but very nice.
They serve the burger on a plank of wood--would prefer a plate.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2016

We had a lovely meal. The service was outstanding. They had an interesting cocktail list and we tried two different ones. (One each!) The salads we had were delicious but I think, perhaps, a bit expensive. Nevertheless, we had a very enjoyable time and would definitely return and recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2016

The pork chop was great! Good size and nice flavor. Also tried the house potato chips, the bread pudding and the cheesecake. Everything was very good and I would definitely go back again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Loved Harlan Social. The Charcuterie is amazing especially the mousse pate. Really great place for dinner.

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