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

The Wheel

4.5
4.5
418 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • 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

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What 418 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Great for Brunch

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  1. N

    Nikkikay

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant on the water. The service was impeccable. I asked for a medium well steak…it was well-done. The meatballs were okay. Desert was okay. Service made up for the food being average. Prices are on the higher end, so keep that in mind.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Having music both inside live and outside piped is s bit much… why not mellow the same music in and out and not blasting.. service is slow and inattentive. Food was incorrectly brought out as entree was brought out with appetizer then served back as entree cold. Waiter accidentally spilled glass of mimosa all over me which can happen but I do think drink should have been on the house since by shorts and shoes were wet and sticky
  3. H

    Heather

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The hotness the was the worst part of our experience she was so rude
  4. SS

    SSGwch

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great new find! Whipped eggplant, tuna tartare were excellent as was the chicken, Caesar salad, rigatoni bolognese. Only shortcomings were the Wagu meatballs (mediocre flavor) and in terms of dessert: Chocolate sundae and strawberry shortcake were excellent. Pistachio cheesecake was unfortunate -- (tasted neither like pistachio nor cheesecake). Cocktails were good but small. Look forward to this venue again. Service was attentive and great.
  5. Z

    Zulu143

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I value the design and ambience almost as much as the food (its why I go out vs eating at home). The Wheel hits had on both counts. Spend a pleasant Saturday evening there with friends. Original plans were for us to dine al fresco but the weather forecast made the restaurant move their reservations indoors which was fine as the space is spacious and the design (a mix of mid centurymodern, industrial and tropical) is very interesting. Table had whipped eggplant and tuna tartare to start -both excellent. For next course Branzino, pork chop, salmon were all well crafted and tasty. The bad weather never materialized and the restaurant opened the patio and our party moved outside for dessert -which was also outstanding. Service throughout was good. Good time was had by all.
  6. LF

    LFamily

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was great until the coffee. Mussels and salmon rice cakes for apps were both superb. Service was personal and attentive. Not overbearing. Limited wine selection but nice variety of cocktails. Ordered coffee with dessert and sadly it was barely warm and served with skim milk. Always a shame to end a great meal with a lousy cup of coffee. When that is simple to get right. But overall highly recommend.
  7. GM

    GregM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Very cool atmosphere. Has the potential to be awesome. We waited almost an hour for our food and all of it came out cold. Service was below average. Would definitely give it another shot.
  8. R

    Rosemary

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, love the vibe. Craft cocktails delicious. I had the watermelon salad &amp; grilled steak ~ so good. Make your reservation in advance or expect a 2 hour wait on weekends for dinner. Already recommended it to few friends.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Our waiter worked very hard covering a ton of tables. We tipped him nicely. The food was mediocre and cold. Staff (excluding our server) was not interested. Not going back, and we have dined there on various occasions. Extremely disappointed.
  10. PS

    PatriciaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Food was fine. Period. Sound level-terrible. Service- poor-BUT it wasn’t the servers’ fault, he was the only person and had eight or nine tables. The first table was in the middle of cross currents between two open walls. Second table was under an AC unit. Physically uncomfortable throughout. We had three appetizers and a dessert. Our dinner took 2 hours and 51 minutes. Who has that much time???

    The WheelResponded 3 days agoHi Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience last night. I am sorry that your visit with us was less than satisfactory. We unfortunately had two staff have to leave in the middle of service due to family emergencies and an illness, so I hope you'll come back again to try again as we pride ourselves on providing top notch service.

  11. B

    Babs

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Patio seating a must on a beautiful summer evening. The food was good, not amazing. The hamburgers ordered rare and medium rare were terribly overcooked, and had to be sent back. Our server was new, yet he was attentive, knowledgable and did an excellent job. Worth a visit, especially in the summer.

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoBabs - thank you for your honest feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again to The Wheel this summer.

  12. BK

    BethK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Took my family for a family birthday celebration....everyone loved it! They were so helpful and accomodating to our group, which included 3 kids, and the servers were on top of everything. The only negative was that the food came out slowly....they only brought 2 plates at a time and we were 11, so anyone getting served first had cold food by the time the rest were served....
  13. a

    allens

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. Great staff. And attentive management

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoThank you for your fantastic review of The Wheel. We can't wait for your next visit!

  14. RG

    RobertG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    You had a two piece band that was a bit too loud. Had to move tables. Our waitress rocked! But burger was not cooked as asked. Medium came out well done.

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoRobert - So glad to hear you received excellent service at The Wheel! We look forward to your next visit.

  15. l

    latada

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great location, atmosphere, and service. Menu is a bit limited.

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoLatada - Thank you for your comments. We look forward to your next visit to The Wheel!

  16. CF

    ChristineF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Never felt rushed even though we had an early seating.

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoChristine - Thank you for your wonderful review of The Wheel! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  17. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tia, our server, did everything she could to make our visit perfect. Food couldn’t have been better. We each loved our choices and will return soon

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoNancy, thank you for your wonderful review of The Wheel! So happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to your next visit.

  18. JO

    JeffreyO

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    A little too loud

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoThank you for your honest feedback Jeffrey. We hope to see you again soon on a night when we do not offer live music.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Great location and ambience. Food OK. Service not good - very slow, missed an entree for one of our party which came 15 mts after everyone else’s. So they really need to improve service to make it a good experience.

    The WheelResponded 6 days agoThank you for your honest feedback. We hope to welcome you back to The Wheel again soon.

  20. MP

    MaryP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wheel offers consistently excellent food, drinks, and service. We love the location on the water and the convenient parking.

    The WheelResponded on June 24, 2022Mary - Thank you for your recent review of The Wheel. So glad to hear you consistently have an excellent experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a casual, first time brunch at The Wheel over Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoyed it so much that we came again for Father’s Day! The ambiance and open air summer breeze is wonderful. The food is very good. The live music is spot on. The staff is fantastic. It’s the perfect blend of casual and comfortable while still feeling a bit special. We have a toddler who has only been to a handful of restaurants due to the pandemic - felt good to spend time together in a space he enjoyed, too!
  22. JH

    JoeH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Father’s Day this past Sunday at The Wheel. It was our first visit and we were thoroughly impressed! The food, service and venue were amazing, making for a memorable celebration. We can’t wait for our next visit!

    The WheelResponded on June 24, 2022Joe - So happy to hear you could celebrate Father's Day with us at The Wheel. We look forward to your next visit.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around.

    The WheelResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for your recent review of The Wheel! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place! Love the interior art and boat view!! Excellent service and outstanding food. The waiter and kitchen went beyond to meet out needs with allergies etc. Will definitely return soon!

    The WheelResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for your recent review! We look forward to your next return visit to The Wheel.

  25. R

    Ronen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great food and cocktails. Awesome ambiance and also kid friendly

    The WheelResponded on June 24, 2022Ronen - So happy to hear you loved our food and cocktails at The Wheel! See you again soon.

  26. AD

    AngeliqueD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was excellent and we loved that we could take our boat directly to the restaurant! highly recommend
  27. M

    Murgie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We waited about an hour between receiving our appetizers and the main course. Waiter blamed himself but it seemed more likely the kitchen was backed up. Food was nice.

    The WheelResponded on June 24, 2022Margie - Thank you for your honest review. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Wheel soon.

  28. y

    yumtum

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food inside beautifully designed space. Warm, attentive service. Music is cranked up, clubby atmosphere, sometimes hard to talk - but if this is your jam, go for it, a great dining experience:D
  29. AH

    AnnaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    we went to the Wheel with my husband for Sunday brunch/lunch. Made a reservation prior. The overall ambiance of the place is very energetic, it was packed and there was live music on Sunday afternoon. We got seated right away, but the spot was just meh, pretty much right by the entrance with a/c literally blasting directly on my head. The place is on the pricier side, don't get me wrong if the food is worthy - I'm all for pricy/fancy places. Not in this case. I had an avocado toast with no add-ons. It's $18, only one piece with probably half or quarter avocado and one egg on a top, pretty pathetic, wasn't even good. For drink, I got a boozy tea and haven't realized- no one mentioned either, it was just from the can and got poured in a water glass. Anyway, I doubted we will be back. Maybe for an after-dinner drink. My husband named the place "fake fancy".

    The WheelResponded on June 24, 2022Anna - Thank you for your honest review. We hope to see you again soon for an after-dinner drink.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great evening, thank you
  31. C

    Carey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We watched our hamburger sit under the heating lamp for over 15 minutes, pork and fish dishes were undercooked, one steak was served cold. Second steak and salmon were very good. One drink was watered down (way too much tonic) and our waiter disappeared for long bouts. The staff and management were made aware of the situation, but failed to address it. Not quite ready for primetime. Maybe over the summer, with practice, service will improve.
  32. f

    firsttimewheel

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Many dishes overcooked. Meal took long time to come to table.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a date or dinner with friends and family.
  34. PW

    PhilipW

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great! The Wheel is a great addition to Stamford
  35. TS

    TedS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went for a business dinner on a Thursday evening. Restaurant was half-full and while server was attentive, overall service was on the slow side. Starting with the tuna tartare and oysters and both were delicious. For main meal I had the rigatoni, which were excellent and my colleague had the salmon and he said it was fantastic.
  36. CH

    CarolH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, I am limited to what I can eat, never have a problem picking a terrific meal.

    The WheelResponded on June 7, 2022Carol - Thank you for your recent review of The Wheel. So happy to hear your meal was terrific! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  37. CS

    ChristopherS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great first visit, Katie, the hostess, was friendly and made sure we got a great table! Joshua, our server, was very kind and efficient. Please share our praise to both of them. Loved the team working together to make our experience great. Many team members removed plates and delivered food. More upscale than I thought the place would be. Keep up the great work, will be back soon!

    The WheelResponded on June 7, 2022Christopher - Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit to The Wheel. We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon!

  38. N

    Nfun7

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful indoor/outdoor design and huge patio right on the water. Food was fantastic and staff was very friendly and attentive. I've recommended this place to multiple friends already. I'm definitely going back.

    The WheelResponded on June 7, 2022Nfun7 - Thank you for your fantastic review of The Wheel! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay was great!
  40. KS

    KarlaS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, really beautiful place. Food was great, the term on meat was not right however everything was tasty.

    The WheelResponded on May 31, 2022Karla - Thank you for your recent review of The Wheel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

FAQs

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

The Wheel is rated 4.5 stars by 418 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 6 times today

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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