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The Wheel is a progressive American restaurant.  - The Wheel, Stamford, CT

The Wheel

4.5
4.5
464 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Wheel focuses on American cuisine brimming with locally sourced ingredients in an industrial chic, waterfront setting.

Drawing on fresh ingredients from over 40 local farmers, fishermen and purveyors, the restaurant features the best of what’s in season with an ever-changing menu plus produce grown and harvested right from The Village’s rooftop garden. At the center of its open kitchen lies a hearth oven used to roast meats, fish and vegetables, as well as to bake Neapolitan-style pizzas.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (475) 270-1300

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Adjacent to the restaurant, the private dining room offers an intimate atmosphere with views of the open kitchen. <br /><br />For large scale celebrations, charity galas and corporate events, look to the The Studio, The Village’s multi-functional event space. The outdoor patio along the water can be utilized to further enhance the footprint.

  • Private party facilities

    The Wheel's industrial-chic, waterfront setting, locally-inspired cocktails and cuisine, and renowned hospitality are raising the bar for private events in Stamford, CT. An expansive bar and open kitchen energize semi-private gatherings in The Wheel’s dining room.

  • Neighborhood

    Stamford

  • Cross street

    Canal Street

  • Parking details

    Our restaurant entrance is located at the southwest corner of The Village building. When heading south on Canal Street towards Ludlow Street, please follow the signage into the parking lot. The restaurant entrance faces the parking lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cisco Party Bus at the Village

    $1,000.00 per person

    Aug 12 - Aug 28, 2022
    Grab 10 of your friends, and head to The Village, to experience The Cisco Party Bus. Enjoy 2 hours of “Open Cisco'' including continuous service of Cisco Draft Beers & Food, plus 2 Cisco Cocktail Growlers, during your own private party on Cisco's all new decked-out party bus! The Cisco Party Bus Rental Includes: 2 hours of "Open Cisco", Cisco Food and Beer, plus 2 Cisco Cocktails Growlers, $1,000 (including taxes and fees) for up to 10 Guests. $250 deposit required at booking, $750 balance due at Restaurant. Menu Includes: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Smash Burgers, House-Made Focaccia Pizza, All Beef Hot Dogs, North Fork Potato Chips, Cisco Draft Beer, and Cisco Cocktails.

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What 464 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely surrounding. Tasty food!
  2. U

    Umurs

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has one of the best ambiences in the area. Food and drinks are very good. Service is decent. So I can’t really say anything negative. Enjoyed our time there once again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was so nice. Views are amazing. Food is incredible! New favorite in harbor pointe!! Will be back a million times
  4. c

    chowhound

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a great meal at the Wheel, as well as great service and cozy ambience! It's our favorite restaurant in Stamford these days!
  5. C

    Carolyn

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleased with the service and food. The atmosphere is great too. Something for everyone, bar, outdoor dining, tables and booths. The staff is very cheerful and friendly. Great drinks and every item we ordered was dell’s.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Requested outdoor seating not knowing there would be a limited amount of umbrella to shade us from the beating sun

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoThank you for your recent review of The Wheel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  7. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The service is a bit slow but overall is very nice
  8. WP

    WPips

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant set over the river. Loved the ambience and food. Service was outstanding. Great bar. Deserts could improve.

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoWPips, thank you for your recent review of The Wheel. We look forward to your next visit!

  9. FN

    FrankNOLA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday! Everything was excellent!! The staff took great care of us!

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoFrank, so happy to hear about your recent excellent experience at The Wheel! We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back in again soon.

  10. DH

    DavidH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere and enjoyed the whole experience. The only criticism I have is that when I came to the front door, they brought us to the patio and complained about the sun, I asked and waited and waited. I had to go back and see what’s going on and waited for about 20 minutes to seat us. Otherwise the food is spectacular.

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoDavidH - So happy to hear your food at The Wheel was spectacular! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  11. S

    Segagenesis

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Branzino was excellent! The swordfish dip was also very good and a lot came with the order so was well worth the price.
  12. D

    Dehh

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about The Wheel is exceptional. Ambiance, location, menu, food quality, service. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoDehh - Thank you for your exceptional review of The Wheel! We look forward to your next visit.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Almira our waitress was attentive, professional and engaging! The food is consistently high quality and always a great vibe!
  14. PG

    PaulyG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner on a Saturday night with Sage waiting on us deserves 5 stars! Food, drink and vibes were all spot on. Going for brunch next!!!

    The WheelResponded on August 4, 2022Wow PaulyG - We can't wait to welcome you back to The Wheel for brunch! Thank you for your recent review.

  15. KB

    KarenB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    What a beautiful place! Drinks were Awesome. Food was delicious. Portions were on the small side for the price but the ambiance made up for It. Lovely sweet server.

    The WheelResponded on August 1, 2022Karen - Thank you for your awesome review of The Wheel! We look forward to your next visit.

  16. LD

    LucieD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was nice, though we had to wait for our table even though we had a reservation. Then the food took forever and was just ok…. The restaurant was not full, so don’t know why our dinner took so long. Overall it was fine, but will not be running back anytime soon.

    The WheelResponded on August 1, 2022Lucie - Thank you for your honest review. We hope to see you again soon at The Wheel.

  17. AL

    AlisonL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Services was terrible. We waited over an hour for our food with very little concern from the staff. The ambiance is great and food is pretty good.
  18. J

    John

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    We had 5 people out of the 5 only one had a good meal. The waitress was lovely and knowledgable but we waitied 1 1/2 for our food to come out. After an 1 hour they offered a free drink...but we were just starved. It was 9:30 and still know food. When it did come out only 1 person liked their food. Nice looking place though. Waitress was lovely- it was a kitchen issue not the fault of the waitress.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food when we got it an hour later tasted good. Small serving on the Cauliflower Steak (shame considering the cost) plus it was cold. Never got one of the meatball apps we ordered (and probably paid for) and wish I just walked out. Was a birthday dinner so overall wasn’t and enjoyable evening. Seems very unorganized and short staffed.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Service was super slow in the beginning but got better as the night went on. Appetizers and desserts were great but the main courses were average.

    The WheelResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for your review! We look forward to your next visit to The Wheel.

  21. H

    Hank

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! Beautiful patio right on the river, which leads out into Long Island Sound. The rigatoni bolognese is my favorite dish here. Although I'm wary of getting Italian food at a non-Italian restaurant, this dish is far better than most I've had at Italian restaurants.

    The WheelResponded on August 1, 2022Hank - Thank you for your excellent review of The Wheel! We can't wait to welcome you back in again soon.

  22. DC

    DaljeetC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, 10/10 on Ambience. Food is excellent but can add more options.

    The WheelResponded on August 1, 2022Daljeet - Thank you for your review! We look forward to your next visit to The Wheel.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great staff. Brunch food was very good.

    The WheelResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for your recent review of The Wheel! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The Wheel has a great atmosphere. We sat at the bar for some drinks before our reservation. The bar was crazy busy and they seemed overwhelmed. We sat down and ordered and the waiter informed us the kitchen was backed up. Our appetizers cane out pretty fast. The salmon rice and tuna tartare were excellent. We both got the NY strip and it was pretty good. Overall you pay for the atmosphere and ambience but I’d definitely go back.

    The WheelResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at The Wheel. We look forward to your next visit.

  25. RK

    RaeK

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We finished all our appetizers before we got our first drink and when I finally got the mojito i ordered I had to send it back because it was awful (no mint at all) and I asked for gold rum and they did it with white
  27. MS

    MelanieS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and beautiful! Service superb. Cauliflower steak simply splendid!

    The WheelResponded on July 25, 2022Melanie - So happy to hear you loved our Cauliflower Steak! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Wheel again soon!

  28. AP

    AndyP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We didn’t like the band
  29. NW

    NancyW

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another outstanding visit to The Wheel. We sat on the patio and there was a cool breeze despite the high temperature. Very good service and we loved what we ordered. Grilled asparagus and mushroom pizza. There was live music and it provided a real benefit to an already lovely atmosphere.

    The WheelResponded on July 25, 2022Wow - Nancy, thank you for the wonderful review of The Wheel! We look forward to welcoming you back again this summer.

  30. C

    Crow

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love this place and frequent it often. Just need to improve getting the food to table hot as nobody likes cold food when ordering a hot dish. Service and atmosphere is top notch!

    The WheelResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to your next visit to The Wheel!

  31. l

    lindac

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and water front location! Cannot wait to return!

    The WheelResponded on July 20, 2022Lindac - Looking forward to your next visit to The Wheel - thank you for the great review!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Dinner for six women celebrating a special occasion. Service was terribly slow. Apps arrived before drinks and dinner took incredibly long. Asked for things multiple times that didn’t arrive.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrate our 3year anniversary at The Wheel. Food was amazing, place is so beautiful, staff nice and friendly. Will totally go back and recommend it to friends.

    The WheelResponded on July 20, 2022Please do recommend us to your friends - we look forward to welcoming you back in again soon to The Wheel!

  34. d

    donnaa

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on the water. Was beautiful! Food, service and drinks were fantastic. Will go again!

    The WheelResponded on July 20, 2022Donnaa - Thank you for the fantastic review of The Wheel! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside for date night on Wednesday evening and everything was exquisite. Gorgeous spot, superb food - and might I add, outstanding service from Chloe! A must try.

    The WheelResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for your wonderful review of The Wheel and we look forward to your next visit!

  36. ES

    ElliotS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue the food is wonderful they were able to accommodate our boat we will be back soon

    The WheelResponded on July 20, 2022ElliotS - Thanks for joining us at The Whee and we look forward to seeing you again this summer!

  37. r

    rgon

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Went for Sunday brunch and found poor service. We Had to wait 10 minutes for someone to come to our table and take the drinks order. Then 10 more minutes to take the food order. Slow and poor. We reserved patio seating 24 hours before find a full-under-the-sun table, no shade, and no solution offered/provided. The kitchen saved the day. The food was not wow but worth 4/5. The dessert was delicious. I guess they were having an understaffed day.
  38. B

    Beej1000

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our server Allie was nice and the tuna tartare appetizer was tasty. But we waited an hour for our entrees (both salads with either chicken or shrimp) and then called it quits. After 45 minutes we asked Allie to check on our salads - how long does salad take? - and she sent the manager over, who apologized and said the food would be out soon. After another fifteen minutes I went to the manager and told her to give us a check for whatever she thought we owed them. Did she comp us? No. Well, maybe one glass of wine. But good customer service would have been for her to say "Sorry we screwed up, your app and wine are on us, and please come back and give us another chance." As it is, they get a public bad review and two people that will never give them another try. Too bad - it is a beautiful spot.
  39. D

    Disappointed

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Space is great and sitting outside on the water is terrific. Unfortunately the food did not live up to expectations. I was excited to order the bronzino. The portion was small and both the taste and presentation was mediocre.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was great however the hostess refused to seat us outside even though there were half a dozen tables vacant when we sat down that they still had not sat by the time we left.

    The WheelResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We hope you can join us again this summer at The Wheel!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Wheel using the Order Online button.

The Wheel is rated 4.5 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Wheel

4 Star Point, Stamford, CT 06902

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Canal Street

  • Neighborhood

    Stamford

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Our restaurant entrance is located at the southwest corner of The Village building. When heading south on Canal Street towards Ludlow Street, please follow the signage into the parking lot. The restaurant entrance faces the parking lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (475) 270-1300

  • Catering

    Adjacent to the restaurant, the private dining room offers an intimate atmosphere with views of the open kitchen. <br /><br />For large scale celebrations, charity galas and corporate events, look to the The Studio, The Village’s multi-functional event space. The outdoor patio along the water can be utilized to further enhance the footprint.

  • Private party facilities

    The Wheel's industrial-chic, waterfront setting, locally-inspired cocktails and cuisine, and renowned hospitality are raising the bar for private events in Stamford, CT. An expansive bar and open kitchen energize semi-private gatherings in The Wheel’s dining room.

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