Sign of the Whale

4.2
384 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are taking INDOOR reservations - rooftop and outdoor seating is currently FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE for walk-in tables. We are accepting reservations of up to 4 guests via OpenTable, please call us (203.883.8282) or email (events@signofthewhalect.com) for reservations of 5 or more. Tables have a 90 minute max.

Check in downstairs with host. PLEASE WEAR A MASK unless you are eating/drinking at your table and maintain 6ft social distancing.

Sign of the Whale is one of Harbor Point’s most dynamic spaces. We proudly boast Stamford’s first rooftop- complete with lounge space and comfortable seating, an elevated dining room and a lively bar scene. We are a place where you can sit back with friends eating well-crafted food, sipping on playful cocktails, and listening to great m

Experiences

  • Igloo Experience

    $50.00 per person

    Nov 11, 2021 - Apr 17, 2022

    Harbor Point's Sign of the Whale, has brought back our rooftop igloo experience. Each one is designed for a unique experience no matter which igloo you choose. They include lounge-style seating decked out with soft coverings and pillows. There’s a rug underfoot, tables and a space heater to keep everyone warm. Maximum capacity is 8 guests, NO EXCEPTIONS. Each reservation is for a 2 hour timeslot. 20% gratuity will be added to the tab. NO BOOKING FEE/CHARGE. Children are welcome, adults must be present. Minimum spend of $50 per person required. (to be met through food and drink) 24hr cancellation policy. $50 Charge for no show or same day cancellations!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 384 people are saying
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RandiL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

While the food was great- the cocktails & ambiance left something to be desired. We chose the outdoor “igloo experience” for a party of 8. Being well warned on the website that we only had a 2 1/2 hr window to dine, we were prompt for our 6:15pm reservation. We waited 10 min to be seated in our igloo-and cozy as it was it was not conducive to eating for a party of 8. For a minimum of $50 per person, being served cocktails that cost $15+ in plastic cups was outrageous. The servers were accommodating but it was freezing and watching them run food in t-shirts was bananas. Let them wear decent weather-appropriate clothing. In short…the igloos are a fun idea but NOT worth the minimum charge.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Igloo seating was a lot of fun.

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BobL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid option. Good food, excellent service, usually hopping around the weekends.

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Nickd
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had an early brunch reservation and whe we arrived as scheduled , they had trouble figuring out where to seat us… in an empty restaurant! We finally sat at the bar where we were were greeted by strong smell of ammonia, as they were still doing their opening wipe down. Servers and hostesses were overwhelmed by first seating, but manager was more interested in having his own meal than in helping to get things running on an even keel. Food fell short because of lack of attention to details: a dish with two sunny side up eggs was served with a broken yolk, another dish had a generous drizzle of jalapeño crema, not mentioned on the menu, which made it to hot to enjoy and one of the cocktails ordered came without a key ingredient. Nice staff, good menu ideas, but very poor execution.

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BrianL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Great if you are with a crowd and want a very energetic and fun bar atmosphere. Dinner for four, too loud and obtrusive for a conversation which has me rate it as average for atmosphere.

Food is just okay and only compliments your drinks from the bar. Kitchen delays are long and that is a consistent theme in the three times I have been there.

Had a great attentive waitress, her name was Kim, and I would give her 5 stars.

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Edgegirls
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Good place to celebrate with friends, nice ambience and good drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the brussels sprout appetizer in the Farro bowl and both were delicious. It was the night before Halloween, and the atmosphere was festive. The service was excellent. Our waitress was super nice,Friendly patient and professional.

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SandraG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Paul. I would recommend! Food was good.

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vipSamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Way too loud for brunch. Couldn’t even hear my friends talk. No need for a DJ at that time, save it for later at night.

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KaleeshaA
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far my favorite place to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner. Like always I had a great experience. Thank you !!!

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KaleeshaA
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff was friendly however I had to keep asking for my waiter.

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vipPps2010
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks and service - would definitely visit again.

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KaleeshaA
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great vibe . This is my 4th time going !!

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KaleeshaA
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Vibe was good. Definitely will go back again.

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CamilleR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambience and Environment was great. Our server was awesome!

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KD123
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average restaurant. I guess if you go with a group of friends and hang out at the rooftop it would be worth it. Inside was just dull.

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chez26
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very disappointing!!
Very Noisy sports bar
No handicapped facilities
Outdoor seating upstairs but no elevator in restaurant
Parking lot had no available elevator
Very slow service
Average food
Football games but no baseball

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lizzy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

ordered food and drink, get drinks then they told us they can't cook food because of a health inspection being done. Wait an hour still no food and they charged us for the beers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awsomme

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ALISSIAL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When I made a reservation on open table I requested for a dessert with happy one year anniversary on it but didn't receive it.

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Kuku
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The host was amazing in getting us a table. The ratio of servers to guests was not balanced. We ordered our starters but never got the server back to take our main or refill our drinks. We had to hunt down someone to get our bill and just get out. Rooftop was crowded. Overall we didn’t like our experience!

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TMB11
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice Restaurant. Almost impossible to get a table on the balcony. They should really consider taking reservations for the upper level as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Outstanding food! Wonderful time

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MarleneA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view from the rooftop area! Great environment to enjoy a nice and delicious dinner outdoors!

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JJPx
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good menu options with different types of cuisines

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spomp67
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

great spot for dinner, drinks & dancing!!!

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DarleneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Music was too too loud. Had to get a table outside

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Emma
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was terrible, they questioned me thinking my ID was fake twice and it was my 23rd birthday. Been here so many times before and never had a problem until now

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DeniseP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Found it to be very $$for what it was. 3 drinks , 1 Ap and 3 dinners( pizza’s) 154.00 … had to ask for place settings and empty plates were still on table after we paid the bill… defiantly paying for the rooftop deck… if you are looking for high end food, it is not here, probably a better place for just drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Upstairs outdoor seating is a must
Great service and fun atmosphere

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Zaira
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The server wasn’t attentive at all he only came to the take take the order and give us the check. The drinks were good, but not sure if I’ll be back because of the poor service.

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JaneB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was cold and terrible. Tasteless, description much better than actual food.

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NiaraJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Waited quite a bit of time before anyone came to acknowledge/offer water or drinks for the table. Staff seemed to be more focused in the rooftop that was full vs customers inside resulting in messed up orders. Food was pretty good, bathrooms could definitely be cleaner.

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KristieS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good place. Great location. Nice ambiance. Bit pricey but par for the course here. Had a $20 chicken caeser salad. It was good.

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HeatherQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and instantly fell in love with the vibes. The rooftop was so nice and the music was at a perfect level. Our server was great and explained certain things on the menu after knowing it was our first time. Food was amazingggg. Everything we ordered (it was 4 of us) was absolutely delicious. Definitely coming back soon!

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Sisi
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great staff. Waiter delivered my drink and asked if I wanted to record it before it was poured over dry ice (which was very courteous of him). He memorized our orders which was very impressive and cracked a few jokes. 10/10 experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were missing a lot of the stuff that we ordered that night so we had to compromise. It was too cold because the AC was blasting on is the entire time. Empanadas and the fried calamari were amazing!

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dwrubel
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

More of a bar than a restaurant. Large menu but huge bar. Not as seafood-focused as the name suggests. Food was ok, service was terrible. Having been a server and bartender in another life, I was compelled to tip, even though I didn’t want to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. My wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere and I got to watch a few games while we dined.

Our waitress was very attentive. Our appetizers arrived about 5 minutes after we ordered them.

Overall excellent experience!

We will be back!

FAQs

Sign of the Whale does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sign of the Whale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 883-8282.

Sign of the Whale is rated 4.2 stars by 384 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.