The Spread Sono

4.6
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49 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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A bar/restaurant in the heart of historic South Norwalk, CT with a rustic industrial feel and local energetic vibe.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
SUNDAY – THURSDAY BAR 4:30pm – 1am KITCHEN 5pm – 10pm FRIDAY & SATURDAY BAR 4:30pm – 2am KITCHEN 5pm – 11pm SUNDAY BRUNCH BAR & KITCHEN 11am – 4pm
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Phone number
(203) 939-1111
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Baez
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Catering
We would be honored to cater your wedding, party, corporate event, anniversary, bar mitzvah, etc. No event is too large or too small. We have catered parties for less than 10 and as many as several hundred.
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Parking details
Street and lot parking
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Entertainment
Live DJ, Thursday 10:00 pm - close Live DJ, Fri & Sat 11:00 pm - close Live Music, Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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DM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for a late Mothers Day Brunch, so no great surprise if the restaurant had a few issues. Sure enough, the tables were not turned in time for the 1pm crowd. This was not unexpected. What WAS unexpected was having them tell us they did not know about some details of our reservation because they have stopped using OpenTable.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Mother’s Day brunch. Good food. Very busy and loud.

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Spread is a nice place for a casual dinner. Service is outstanding and the food is quite good, although it didn't blow me away. We'll definitely go back.

LM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited SoNo for the first time in years and was pleasantly surprised by The Spread. The choices for brunch was wide and they also included some "dinner" options as well in case you dined later in the day on a Sunday. The food was beautifully plated. I had the bottomless Mimosas which were delicious and poured/refilled without my asking. They did not offer the bottomless on the other champagne drinks which was disappointing. My suggestion would be to offer them but just charge a little more as I know the passion fruit would be more of an upcharge. Other than that, I recommend this place 100%.

JL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I want to especially thank our hostess Nicole who helped us with parking and made sure we were enjoying our meal and coming over a few times to check on us. Can’t wait to come back with friends.

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & service. A little loud.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch. Really enjoy the selections, food, atmosphere and the staff!

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I always enjoy dining at the Spread. The service is always Great!

k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is great. However it can get very busy for brunch so service may take longer than normal.

DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a late night (900) dinner post movie. It was a Friday night so the bar was busy so kind of loud. But the hostess offered to sit us toward the back so it was fine. We had excellent food- I had the scallops and my wife eggplant lasagna. We also shared grilled corn off the cob.. We would come back.

D
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant experience! Service was terrific, food was well presented and delicious. They asked us to move our table slightly to accommodate another party - it was no big deal at all - but they brought a lagniappe anyway. Can't wait to return!

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined at Spread on a relatively busy Saturday night (it was Presidents Day weekend so not quite as crowded as usual). We were seated immediately when we arrived for our reservation. Our server was attentive, knew the menu thoroughly and was extremely nice. All items from the kitchen were delicious- from the complimentary cornbread to each salad, starter and main course. My personal favorite was the ricotta gnocchi. One small suggestion is to offer a French rosé by the glass, not just a rosé from New Zealand. Thanks, Spread for a delightful evening and delicious meal!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the small plates. Delicious Brussel sprouts!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed it very much!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Net a friend to catch up, we made it just in time for happy hour specials. Large portions and excellent food. Very friendly staff, even offered happy hour with 10 minutes left

OT
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had an amazing meal.
Chicken under a brick
Lamb burger
Fish special
Pate
Brussel sprouts
Service on point, great wines by the glass

TB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Loved our waitress and the food was great! It always is.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very loud atmosphere on a Saturday night after 730. Definitely a happening spot.

MG
Toledo
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spread Sono is a fabulous restaurant. My husband and I just wanted a light meal and we were so happy to find this Gem!!!! We had the Brussel Sprouts - amazing! Tongue - yes, Tongue....tried it and SO INCREDIBLE! Mussels - so delish with a Thai flavor! The warm cornbread was tasty and the wine was beautiful! We were greeted so warmly and treated like gold. We highly recommend Spread Sono and We will definitely be back!

SM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great service and delicious food!

OT
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on December 12, 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.

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

TC
New York Area
4 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.

D
New York Area
10 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!

A
New York Area
54 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!

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

Great food. Excellent service. Chico was amazing waiter.

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!

A
New York Area
104 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.

P
New York Area
50 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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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!👍

I
New York Area
11 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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

JC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 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!

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.

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 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.

G
New York Area
30 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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