The Wheel

4.4
193 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Wheel is now open! 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.

Experiences

  • Igloo Dining

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Dine in style this cold season in The Wheel's outdoor Igloos! Warm up over specialty cocktails and Chef's seasonal food menu in a cozy setting with additions such as savory fondue and build your own s'mores. Round up your family and friends! Igloos are available exclusively for parties of 4-6 guests. We welcome children but ask that adults be present at all times. Pile in and get cozy! Each Igloo reservation is for a two-hour time slot. There's a $25 Igloo Dining Fee per guest; the fee will be added to your final check. All other food and beverage items will be charged based on consumption.
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vipculinarydelight
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great experience. Our server, TIA , was exceptional. Food was great. the jazz trio for Sunday brunch was a nice addition.

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JuliaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. From the second we walked in, the Manager greeted us and we were seated immediately. The place has such an amazing vibe, great energy. High Ceilings, lounge seating, very chic awesome lighting. Incredible accoustics, they locked it down. We could hear ambiance but didn't have to shout at each other. Our vocal chords thank you.
I always have and always will love an open kitchen, chefs on stage!
The table service and food was absolutely outstanding, The menu was 'oh my I can't choose' that's how many items looked incredible. I haven't had a restaurant experience like this since Pre pre pandemic. Chopped Salad - Yes Please!
Skirt Steak - I love you.
CAN I have some more S'mores?! Yes, s'mores, and better than you can make.
Wine list is tops (and we were with a wine importer who knows all)
Two tips for the house, small but important. I want you here forever!
Salad tongs or serving sized spoons for the chopped salad.
Smaller water glasses, + no carafe on table. Or larger tables - no one likes that idea.
(Was in high end service for a few years)
Do yourself a favor, treat yourself to h
The Wheel.

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TedS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and location with great atmosphere and food choices. The tuna tartare was great appetizer. I went with the lobster roll which was also very good. I highly recommend the Wheel for any occasion.

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JennyP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful space!

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JamesR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing the igloo dining is something everyone should try

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Unrully
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We just moved into the neighborhood and what a lovely surprise to find The Wheel. We went on Thanksgiving so we cannot fully review as it was a limited menu, but it is a lovely space, good food, great drinks and we will definitely go back to experience the full menu options.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving, so this may be different from a regular visit. The location is a bit off the beaten path but the building was nice. The music was not too obtrusive. The only real issue with the environment was that they didn't seem to know how to adjust the lights so they went off a few times and changed brightness often. The food was good quality but seasoned very plainly. The deserts were very good. The cocktails were simple (not too over the top) and good.

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BetseyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving at the Wheel. Fixed Price menu with traditional and alternative choices and 3 generous courses. Very pleasant experience.

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Sarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, cocktails, and service were great. would def recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night before Thanksgiving was my thanksgiving! It was the night all three of my children and my daughters boyfriend could be with. It meant everything to me! The Wheel is gorgeous and the food outstanding. The way we were treated from the time we arrived til we left was extraordinary! I am forever grateful! If you have not gone yet, GO!

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RObynD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first dinner at the Wheel. FOOD was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering we’re still in the midst of the pandemic, they managed to have a great wait staff, the food was delicious and exactly how I ordered it, loved the interior vibe and everyone was friendly and accommodating. Distancing was appropriate so we could dine without any concerns. Also, a great menu, something for everyone, fresh and inventive. It’s a great ‘find’, our first time there, will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible service … we will not return. I have never experienced service like this. No apology… we ordered fondue to start… it came with the burner not lit… it took 40 min for the waiter to fix it … I had to go look for him because he didn’t come back to the table….. we ordered drinks and they took forever to come. We ate in the igloo … so I think they just forgot about us. They also shouldn’t charge $25 per person for the igloo if they can not properly serve customers in it.

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vipNicoleC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and unique dishes!!
Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

food was decent, it’s a really lovely setting tho

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tedb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

lobster roll was worst I ever had. it was dry chewy, not moist tender. and served on tiny 6" hot dog roll with ends cut off to hide it. What are they thinking?

My friend had swordfish. It too was dry chewy tasteless, not eaten and not taken home.. It was sliced very thin and small too, more of a snack than a meal. What are they thinking?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Waited 60 mins to be seated after having a reservation….

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance and interior decor. Food was overall very good and tasty. My only recommendations are improved wine list in particular the California chardonnays. Also the skirt steak we had as entree although extremely tasty was not hot and on the cold side. Maybe a sauce like chimichurii on the side would have been nice too. Overall an excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Ambiance is great. Was a little annoyed that they tried to seat us between two tables when there was plenty of other seating available.

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vipShippanee
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there now a few times and everything is always first rate. IT's a fun atmosphere and a real shot in the arm for Stamford.

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AmyB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautifully appointed with very creative architecture. The ambiance was super friendly and warm. We sat in front of the kitchen and could see how immaculate it is. The tables are nicely spaced and that was comfortable since we are still in a pandemic. From the hostess, wait staff, bus "people" everyone was efficient and helpful.
The food was top quality and as I read locally sourced therefore "authentically farm to table" We ordered an appetizer and was brought a complimentary one as well- nice touch. The guacamole spread was great, the salmon crispy rice was good as well. All three of us had fish and it was fresh and cooked as requested. We ordered the brussels sprouts side dish which was delicious as well. We were all too full for dessert. I will certainly recommend and return perhaps on a week night when it is less crowded.

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SantiagoS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great food and service was great! :)

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vipRONALDN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service! An excellent addition here in Stamford.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful space and nice ambiance. Food was absolutely delish! We had brunch. Everything was great! I will definitely be back for drinks and dinner. Watt staff was very attentive.

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vipchowhound
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to The Wheel for dinner several times which never has always been excellent, but this was my 1st Jazz Brunch experience and it was great.... the food choices were plenty for brunch or lunch, and the Jazz ensemble was a really nice touch of background music... and I don't want to forget to mention a big thanks for the round of drinks, that was really nice and much appreciated!! It's such a simple uncostly (to the restaurant) gesture for a restaurant to do that you go to frequently to do every now and then! Now I'm ready to try your Happy Hour on a Wednesday or Thursday nite which I understand has music also... can't wait!!

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malkishua
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place .. only problem was the eggs were cold by the time it arrived to us

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Marke
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lively. I recommend the salmon sushi with crunchy rice.

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were disappointed with the overall experience. We ordered the swordfish and it was not good at all - there were spices used that were not on the menu. We sent it back for something else which we never have done at any restaurant before. We were still charged for both meals.

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the Greeter and Waitress to the food, it was a WONDERFUL experience. Will definitely return.

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AngeloA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to The Wheel on a second date for lunch. It was an excellent choice as the restaurant is very elegant and nice views of the water. Our waiter could not have been more pleasant and helpful and the food was excellent. I had the brioche French toast and my girlfriend had the steak and eggs. Both were excellent and I especially enjoyed the French toast. Without a doubt I would go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant had no tables available even though they accepted us on the waitlist. They also were not answering their phone so we went the and the head hostess was not accommodating. We will never go back.

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JOSIEF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food we're absolutely fabulous! First time for all eight of us and we were thoroughly impressed everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We were a party of two and we were placed next to a party of 15, needless to say it was toooooo loud. Not sure why couples are placed next to large parties. I felt the food was trying to be something it wasn’t. It took 20 min to get our first cocktail. Our food came out so fast I barely tasted my cocktail. The meatballs were cold and the sticky rice salmon was greasy. We asked the runner who brought us our food for some more water and he told us it wasn’t his job and to ask our waiter we told him we hadn’t seen our waiter since we ordered. So instead of getting us water he went looking for our waiter. We only had one cocktail because no one ever asked us if we needed anything else. We probably waited 30 minutes after we finished eating until our waiter finally showed up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new place in CT

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Friend
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like cauliflower you have to order the cauliflower steak. Just amazing!!!

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Fightclub
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, friendly service, and amazingly tasty food
Wanna go back anytime with friends and families.

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Maya
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere and service were great. Had live music but noise level was perfect and able to talk/hear everyone at our table.

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vipJenniferG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for brunch and was great. Live music was the cherry on top.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice spot, great service and solid food

The Wheel
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thanks for the stars!

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LynneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening great food terrific service

The server Will even remembered members of our party from a visit a month ago
One member was gluten free and food was perfect for her dietary needs

The Wheel
Responded on November 3, 2021

Lynne - It's always great to welcome guests back to The Wheel. We're glad you had a good time and hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

The Wheel is rated 4.4 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.