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South Bay - Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

South Bay - Fairfield

3.6
3.6
43 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
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South Bay Fairfield (formally 55 Wine Bar & Wood Grille) is the creation of the Siguenza family, owners of JS Restaurant Group.

Our concept was designed to bring to Fairfield a place where people could find the ideal meeting place where everyone feels welcome and leaves feeling satisfied. Enjoy delicious Modern American cuisine with a Mediterranean flare, ample options for seafood and homemade pasta dishes, small plates and shares, a generous selection of fine, affordable wines, as well as a full bar. We are committed to serving delightfully satisfying, savory dishes paired with wines that complement the palate. South Bay Fairfield is the ultimate dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 955-1178

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfield, Connecticut

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KT

    KarenT

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got the price fixe menu for Restaurant week. The portions were so generous, eggplant parmigiana and calamari frittata for appetizers, delicious! Salmon with a beet vinaigrette was amazing and spicy pork chop. Perfection and some cheesecake for dessert, Warm and inviting, nice music, excellent service
  2. JK

    JaneK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Asked for “house” wine and was brought one that cost $17.00/glass. Not what I was expecting.
  3. ST

    SuzanneT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal. The crispy artichokes were outstanding.
  4. e

    elliottz

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visiting this restaurant since the name change. We were delighted with the new menu items, as well as seeing many previous favorites. Everything was delicious! We had a table on the patio and it was delightful, comfortable, relaxed and very pleasant! The service was friendly, professional, attentive (without being oppressive), and very efficient. We had a wide variety of different dishes....small plates, salads, entrees, fish, meat and pasta. Every dish was excellent and everyone really enjoyed their meals! In all, I can highly recommend South Bay! We will be back!
  5. JC

    JenniferC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Artichokes and creme brulee were our favorites. Check out their speciality cocktails and food specials. Great service.
  6. a

    anonymous

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    We were a party of 6. Two of us ordered the halibut and independently we each took one bite and put our forks down. It was extremely fishy tasting; not fresh at all. We did not send it back but when they collected our plates we told them. Without asking it was graciously removed from our bill. I would have rather had fresh fish. Ordered a tequila & soda and got straight tequila/no soda 🤷‍♀️. Have been here before and it has been much better. Will come back for drinks but not so sure about dinner.
  7. C

    Chester

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Don't wait, dine here, The food is great, never fear The apps are wack The desserts sublime Don't wait, drop a dime
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John was a great server!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Service took a while for requests but other than that it was a good experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the filet minion and a cinnamon highball, both very good!
  11. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is always great and service. Great menu, great place
  12. t

    tlathury

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyable for a nice New Year’s Eve dinner friendly staff good food nice atmosphere
  13. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service is always very good here. great menu of food and drinks. Staff is very pleasant
  14. MH

    MandyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great service although they were very busy as it was one of the last days of restaurant week.
  15. GM

    GrahamM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was not good at all, and the food was mediocre, at best. The only good part was the 50% of wine…..
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was an anniversary meal and the restaurant didn’t acknowledged. The music was very loud. And please do to touch my martini u til I am done.
  17. AS

    AmayaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in Fairfield.. great food, great atmosphere and great staff
  18. C

    Charlie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We recently dined here and I’m sorry to say it was a really poor experience. -Service was incredibly slow (it took 45 mins to bring our drink orders of wine & scotch?) despite plenty of servers and bartenders visibly working that night. -Food was equally as disappointing. We ordered a Margherita pizza to start and I swear it was just a frozen cheese pizza out of a box from CVS. There was no mozzarella or basil, just plain cheese. It was soggy and unappetizing. Only upside I’d say is the ambiance. Lots of families, however we ended up chatting with tables on either side of us who were equally as appalled with their experience. We were there on what was clearly a busy night which I am sure drove these issues. Safe to say we won’t be returning.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Bland food Iffy service Loud band so couldn’t talk
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Made a reservation for inside. At first, they told us we had to sit outside. That got figured out. Drinks were slow to come and when served, were incomplete. Food was average and unimaginative. The best thing was the Brussel Sprout Salad. Not accommodating for a request of half a glass of wine when all of the other restaurants in the area provide them. Will not return. Lots of much better options in the area to choose from and these guys should know better. BTW, I never leave review comments but wanted to express our dissatisfaction.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service exceeded expectations. Craft drinks were impressive.
  22. PB

    PhilB

    New York Area

    189 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Yet another good meal at 55. Their seafood papperdelle and scallops with risotto cakes dishes are simply delicious. They also have a nice wine list with amazing discounts on their slower days.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The salad we had was decent. We sat in the bar and it was really loud and packed with people. We waited for our entrees for an hour and a half and finally had to ask them bring us our bill. We asked them To remove the charges for the entrees and they did. I would Not recommend this restaurant unless You are interested in a happening bar scene.
  24. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    162 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We usually love it here but the food didn't taste too good on this night. We are regular customers and usually very happy here. The hanger steak did not have much taste and the sauce was not good- used to have chimchurri sauce which is great. ALso gren beans did not have much taste
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Fairfield U and never went once as a student. Finally went, and I realized I missed out a ton by not going here when I was in school.
  26. LA

    LisaA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tables are socially distanced or have plexiglass dividers. Felt very safe. Service and food were top notch as usual.
  27. LM

    LizM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was very slow. They were short staffed. It was 15 minutes before we were even spoken to after being seated. If we went back when they were properly staffed I know it would be a totally different experience.
  28. a

    adhok

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Took an hour to get appetizer, no water, and main meal was inedible. Understaffed, overextended and very disappointing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and awesome food!
  30. C

    Champs1

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The three steaks were cooked well done as well as the hamburger. 4 out of the 6 meals were not good. The side dish of Brussels sprouts lacked any flavor.. My husband’s cocktail of the Sicilian Manhattan was a 2oz pour with a big block of ice. There is definitely room for improvement. It would be a shame that this is the best they can do. I would like to think it was an off night.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back! The food was amazing. It’s a beautiful setting the staff is wonderful! Paulo was our waiter he was excellent!!! Thank you!
  32. MS

    MarkS

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. The food is fresh and creative.
  33. KT

    KevinT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This dinner was the conclusion of our Valentine's Day celebration, which ended up to be a good choice. We were first seated near the bar, but asked to be moved upstairs. There are three levels and if you are looking for romance/intimacy, make sure to be seated on one of the top two levels. Our server was GREAT. He was funny, engaging and helpful.
  34. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Overall we enjoyed our dinner. The appetizer was hands down the best thing we ate all night, but the entrees were a little lacking in flavor. The wine list was fantastic, and for that alone we will be back.
  35. OS

    OStaple

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience, excellent staff, food was good, but just needed a bit more salt as a matter of preference.
  36. NB

    NicoleB

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great - safely set up with COVID clear plastic 'walls'. We are felt very safe. The food and service were excellent. We will be going back.
  37. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is always very good, very fresh and tasty, great service
  38. AO

    AlanO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round. Would highly recommend for both good food and drinks
  39. RH

    RandyH

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great find and very convenient! We will definitely go back.
  40. G

    Guest

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We walked in right in time for our reservation and was told the restaurant was closed. There was no one in the place but staff. Once we told them we had a reservation, the server talked to the kitchen and they still sat us. We promised we would be fast but the server assured us they were supposed to stay open until 9:30 and to take our time. Besides for being the only ones in the place, the staff did not make us feel rushed at all. This was an extremely pleasant experience especially since the entire staff was counting on an early night. The food was pretty good but the attitude of the staff, especially the female bartender that served us, is the reason I would definitely return and suggest the restaurant to friends!

FAQs

South Bay - Fairfield offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 955-1178.

South Bay - Fairfield is rated 3.6 stars by 43 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 4 times today
Google Map for South Bay - Fairfield

55 Miller St, Fairfield, CT 06824

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfield, Connecticut

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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