The Spread Sono

4.5
30 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A bar/restaurant in the heart of historic South Norwalk, CT with a rustic industrial feel and local energetic vibe.
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SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Excellent food, but we waited for almost an hour for our food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, high energy vibe. We’ll be back!

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A
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent and a great value! We’ll be back soon!

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f
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

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OT
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting choices. Belgian ended ve salad very good, as was roasted shrimp app. Filet cooked well but kind of smothered in accompaniments. Chicken was very good.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard so much about it and it didn't disappoint!
All dishes were very well prepared
some new culinary experiences: but, not overdone

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

menu sounds good, but food is not memorable. Other restaurants with similar menus deliver a better experience.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drink, service & atmosphere are always excellent at The Spread. It never fails to deliver on all fronts! We love it!

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A
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I ate for the first time at Spread last night - excellent! We simply wanted to try a new place and were rewarded with the BEST scallops I’ve had in years! How refreshing to find a restaurant with such high level of quality yet at a very reasonable price point. Other local haunts would have easily charged a solid 30% to 40% more and would not have approached this wonderful dish. We will be returning here!

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G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Chico was amazing waiter.

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LF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Spread, I brought my sister and brother there from out of town and they had an amazing experience! The staff and food are out of this world!

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A
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance and the place has generally positive reviews. But our food was totally blah. How do you screw up an omelette? Mine was thin and over cooked with broccoli inside that was virtually raw. The jalapeño hollandaise was barely tinged with spice. Husband’s brioche French toast was dry and other guests’ food was only ok. Maybe it was an off day, maybe brunch is not their strong suit. But I won’t be back to try again, so many other good places to go, why bother.

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P
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Only thing that was good was the wine. Brussel sprouts were dripping in oil and way too sweet. Flat bread was unimpressive and fish tacos were vial as per my relatives. My husband said the tuna was mediocre and I didn't even eat my salad cuz it wasn't really a salad with slices of apples and slices of tiny cut up endive. Won't go back. People were nice though.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love The Spread! Chico usually waits on us and he is the friendliest most attentive server! I had the beet salad and the seared scallops. Both were delicious, scallops perfectly cooked. My husband had the octopus and said it was excellent. Dessert was yummy, apple fritters and cheesecake! Will be back soon!👍

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I
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Spread has never disappointed us. The drinks are fun and fresh, The Bloody Mary is the best I've ever had. For dinner, the food is creative and irresistible. Brunch is a blast, the hollandaise is house made, and divine. None of that packaged mix that isn't even hollandaise. The red eye gravy is out of this world, and the biscuits are like I'd make myself. The bacon is cooked crispy, the sausage is delicious, and the breakfast burger is heavenly. Chicken and waffles is golden and crispy, without being too much. My favorite dessert is the nutella creme brûlée, but the kids can't get enough of the nutella crepes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently had a private party at The Spread SoNo for my 40th Birthday. Everything about it was beyond my expectations from the time we started planning to the night of service, food, and atmosphere. Chris Hickey and his team were amazing. No detail left unturned. My guests are still talking about how delicious the food was along with the fun they had with the entire staff. I would highly recommend this venue for a private event and / or dinner with the family, brunch on a Sunday, or a fun night out with friends. Needless to say I have been back a few times since....and it never disappoints. Food is consistently good (my favorite is Goat Cheese Spread Bread) and the staff has treated me like family each and every time I walk in. Keep it up Chef Carlos and the entire South Norwalk Team! Thank you!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a 2:45pm reservation on Mother's Day by 4pm we still had not been seated so we asked to get food to-go. At 5pm we still had not received our to-go food and had to leave the restaurant on mothers day without being taken care of. Stood at the bar for almost three hours carrying my 7 month baby. Will never go back.

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I reserved a table for 6 at 8pm on a Saturday night. We arrived and ran into a couple who had been waiting at the host stand for 10 minutes and never been greeted/helped. When a server who was doing hosting duties finally made her way over, sho told us we "would have to wait" no time quoted. She finally offered to buy us a drink at the bar and we moved there to have a cocktail while we waited for the table that we had reserved a week in advance! The "complimentary" cocktails were not complimentary- that round of drinks appeared on our bill at our table that we were eventually given (at 8:45). The food was actually quite good but the kitchen is being sabotaged by the front of the house which is totally inept and doesn't actually care! Is there an owner/manager/assistant manager/anyone who even cares to impress your patrons??? Puzzling and disappointing. You need to up your game, Spread. You are supposed to be a restaurant, not a holding place for the Saturday night DJ.

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G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Enjoyed it as always and the manager ran out after us to extend a courtesy based on an earlier call we had made. Appreciated that, and we'll return but wish they would offer more variety in their draft beers, and make sure they are fresh when pulled.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place for drinks and tapas or a larger meal if you’d prefer. The restaurant itself was great but the Brutella dessert was INCREDIBLE. I will be going back specifically for this dessert! ❤️

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ST
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Good selection of wines from wine menu. Nice vibe. Little loud but
energetic.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks, food and service was perfect. We had country pate, octopus, Brussels and spread breads. The cornbread was amazing too. I would definitely go back and recommend to others.

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EH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I want to go here more often but every time I go (last year for my birthday with a group, a few times for brunch, once for dinner) the service is just SO SLOW. For brunch, we were the only people there for a while and the service was as though they were packed. Waited ages to ask for the check, waited ages for the food, it just takes too long. On my birthday last year they forgot to put in the order for my food and did not follow up or notice until we called them over, even though everyone else had almost finished eating. Such a shame. It is not a cheap place but the food is yummy. If I am paying more I expect good service, right?

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Way too noisy. Why don't they put some sound absorbers in. Food and service were great. I would otherwise go back if it were quieter.

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RC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very friendly staff, definitely will be back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, especially the sliders and the brussel sprouts. Good, fast service.

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LB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very happy to have "found" this great restaurant! We had a great dinner (food is outstanding!) in the bar area. Thought at first that it might be too loud but it worked out well! Nicole, the manager is very accomodating. We will certainly be back!

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OT
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner
Beef tongue, shrimp,fish taco
All three dishes were excellent
Saul our server was fantastic

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