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.
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.
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
Tasty brunch and great ambience, I would definitely go again
GREAT burger and interesting appetizers. Not too noisy in dining area and fun bar area.
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.
Steak was tough.
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!
Not nearly as good as it use to be.
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.
Great place to have a conversation. Very relaxed atmosphere and not too noisy
Great variety of menu options. Creative dishes. Easy parking.
Sunday Brunch - amazing - from the biscuits and goat cheese hash with poached eggs and hollandaise everything was just wonderful. Looking forward to returning.
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
Great food, kind staff
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.
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!
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 )
It is a very comfortable place and the staff very helpful.
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.
I love this place. Always consistent with service and quality
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service was really spotty
Interesting menu and well presented. Excellent service.
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.
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.
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.
Food was great and our waiter was wonderful! Can't wait to go back!
One of my go-to places when in Stamford, good wine and food, enjoy the atmosphere
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.
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
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.
Enjoyed our evening there. Menu was diverse- some good, some. It so good. Servers were all knowledgeable and courteous.
The service was good. We had an early dinner and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere since it was right after a stressful work day.