Sign of the Whale

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91 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Sign of the Whale is set to open in August of 2014, at the brand new waterfront development - Harbor Point in Stamford, CT. Sign of the Whale is a 10,000 square foot venue with a one of kind 5,000 square foot roof top beer garden overlooking the Long Island Sound. The restaurant will be open daily for lunch and dinner and boast a vibrant nightlife with DJs Thursday through Saturday.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

i have a problem with this place almost every time i go new years day promo was very misleading or i just read it wrong.they had very little info on the food and drink. it said $22.00 which i thought was for the brunch but no that was just for bottomless mimosas,we left.
i should have known though any place that charges $19 for a long island iced tea is not a place for me airports don`t even charge that much.
when i`ve had dinner there i enjoyed it the food is good but i can`t have a drink their prices are ridiculous

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PJ
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for brunch with some girlfriends this last Sunday - got there at 12noon so place was still mostly empty - didn't expect place to be more of a sports bar, ambience a bit lacking - Our round corner booth was very comfortable. I loved the steak and eggs entree and my friend loved the breakfast pizza. One friend commented that it was hard to eat her English muffin breakfast sandwich bc when picked up half the sandwich it essentially fell apart/all items in sandwich fell out - they need to re-think how they build the sandwich so it stays together. Coffee was strong (which I prefer) and great tasting. Our waitress was on the ball with coffee and water refills.

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it ! Had fun , food was very good ! The service was excellent will definetly go back .

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PB
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Amazingly good food for it essentially being a bar. Their burger on an English muffin was remarkably good and should never be taken off the menu :)

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We stopped in for dinner before we headed to our Paint and Sip event, which was in walking distance from the restaurant so we didn’t have to move our car. The waiter was great and we didn’t feel rushed as we had some catching up to do.

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GC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Need to try it again when the rooftop is open... Downstairs is OK, a bit dark / cold. The small plates and the cocktails were delicious!

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CA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and great food. 1 of my new favorite spots

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WR
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It is an excellent venue. But it gets extremely noisy past 8:30.

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EO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! The bartender/ server was amazing. My only issue was the portion size and price. The amount of food that was given was not worth the price. Drinks were great. Very clean and nice environment. I would definitely visit again

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RF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We met friends for brunch Sunday around 1pm, and sat in a booth. The noise level from the music was so loud, we had to scream (for 2 hours) just to hear across the table. So, if you want to talk, or just have more of a relaxing atmosphere - this is definitely not for you. Also, this is an under 30 crowd, that's who they cater to, and that's who goes, so if this isn't your thing, find someplace else. The service was slow, and not very friendly. Our order was mostly correct, but not completely. It's no wonder, since the waitress probably couldn't hear us. When a breakfast pizza came out without the egg cooked into it, they brought the same pizza back 5 minutes later (cold) - with pieces of egg thrown on the top - they couldn't be bothered to make it right. If your're 25 and want to be surrounded by 25 year olds who don't care about service, quality, or value, and just want to mingle - great place. Everyone else - not for you.

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good. Service was very very slow. Did not honor request to sit outside. Not accommodating or valued our meal.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but menu is limited. Service was slow and it was not a busy time. Nice atmosphere and good location. Prices were good.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I met here for drinks and some comfort food. We shared a 40 oz cocktail called the Watermelon Wash. It had a fruity taste and the showing of the drink was phenomal - when he poured it in the cup at the table smoke rose creating a one of a kind experience. The area is nicely located and the staff is incredibly friendly. We will definitely be returning.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

REALLY FUN ROOFTOP SPOT. GOOD FOOD. GOOD VIBE. HIGH ENERGY.

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A
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Ok food and service. Nice location

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Waitress brought the check without asking if we wanted dessert or after dinner drinks. Rooftop nice nut sun pointing in some members of out parties eyes. The umbrellas they put up didn’t help. Can’t see the water with all the construction. View and sun not the restaurants fault. Will try again but not for a corporate dinner.

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TB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This place is awful. The food is horrible and the service was even worse. Only thing redeeming about it is that cocktail menu. My margarita was delicious.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food and service was okay, but I could have done without the loud dance music at brunch. Didn't really fit the time of day. Plus the noise level made conversation difficult.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good but pricey for what they served. Did not come come with a salad nor was bread served.

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had a very nice time with 2 other couples. Seems like a very young crowd. Music a little too loud. We asked if they could lower it and they did. Food matched well with price.

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M
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very accommodating.

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R
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Best roof top bar in the Stamford area. Great cocktail menu. Food just ok but you can not beat the view firm the roof. You must check it out this summer. Enjoy!

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was great, but the menu and the atmosphere have some disconnect. Seems it's hard to decide if it is a sports bar, or an eclectic eatery, We were seated near the entry and a large crowd that came in to be seated were left crowding our table. That was very disappointing. Service was not great at all. Would likely not go back on a weekend evening. Maybe lunch just for the good food, but only if I was in the area. Would not make plans to go there again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

All the food was great! Host and waiters are slow and inattentive!

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e
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Took my Dad there for Father's Day brunch. He's 83, and Mom's 82, and I was afraid it would be too loud, but it was great! Delicious food with something for everyone on the menu, great prices, and lots of space. Upbeat vibe.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was of good quality, especially the small plates, but service was inconsistent and on weekends you better be done with your meal by 9:30pm, because the place turns into a night club.

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect evening. Thanks :)

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Tyler was awesome! He made the experience much more worth it.

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L
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really fun pace to chill indoors or outdoors on the rooftop. The menu is delicious and well priced. The drinks are fun and plentiful. Tons of TVs to watch sports on a game night. Cool ambiance lighting and DJ later in the evenings. Parking was easily accessible and FREE. Waitstaff is courteous and accommodating.

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Just wish the Moscow Mule would be served in a copper mug.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mutual birthdays

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SE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went with friends for dinner to check out a new place on Stamford Waterfront. A happening area with lots of people and a nice rooftop bar. Huge tables will accommodate large groups--the booths can seat 6-8 people. The lively loud bar-scene crowd makes dinner conversation a bit harder- but also adds to the vibe of a fun place. The Food was very tasty with a nice, sophisticated presentation. The chowder soup tasted like a fine lobster bisque- highly recommend. Scallops were perfectly cooked and the appetizer size (2 really large were served with broccoli (instead of green beans) were perfect! Thks to the chef for the change!) Seafood paella was spot on as well. Really tasty---(one rec: add a bit more rice!)
Overall, we will be back and recommend others try it as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Order took a long time I was ok with that it was St.Pattys weekend so it was a little busy or short staffed .Food was not all that great fries cold burger wasn't worth the price mac&cheese ok but the Brussels sprouts tasted burnt don't think we will be going back in the future

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k
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to watch a basketball game!

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CF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Not the best place for a relaxing Sunday brunch. Definitely more of a lunch or dinner restaurant. Very good service.

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Good for a young bar crowd. Not very busy still slow service, bad pizza, loud constant back beat, calamari very good. Over priced. We won't be back

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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our party of 4 enjoyed the calamari and buccatini bolognese the most.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good, service was mediocre, there was only one waiter for the section and it took a little long. Played good music, there was a birthday party that night however the music was kind of loud for those not part of the party. Overall good experience, will return when the weather is nicer to get the rooftop experience.

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AM
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

7 pm on a Friday night. For a certain age group this restaurant is great. However, when we walked in, greeted by a very young hostess and energetic disco beat, we felt like we were walking into the past - circa 70's. The extremely loud beat never stopped and we watched countless young singles walk past our table.

If you are over 50 (or maybe even 40) I would think twice about having a relaxing seafood dinner here.

All that said, the food was surprisingly good (baked oysters were great), and the service (Asher) was very accommodating. They looked the other way when confronted with gray hair! lol

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible and it wasn't even that crowded. Went to celebrate my best friends bachelorette party and arrived for dinner (8:30 pm reservation for 6 people). Didn't get greeted at our table until 30 minutes of sitting there. Once our food finally arrived, we couldn't find our server for silverware and napkins that were missing from the table. When the server came back to ask how everything was we asked for more water and waited 15 minutes before he came back and we had to remind him. Then he disappeared and we had to grab a manager to get our check to leave. Food wasn't amazing and service was so poor, I would never go back again.

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