Sign of the Whale

4.3
307 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

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 307 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good and the drink choices were great. Ordered steak medium rare and was cook correctly but meat was tough (even using a steak knife). Location was great however, guests did not follow social distancing rules (and took photos near us while were dining without masks - staff seemed okay with this). Otherwise, it was a pleasant experience.

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CaitlinH
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We ordered items that never came and then we were charged for them. The server did take them off the bill after we asked, but service wasn't great. We ate outside and it started to sporadically rain and their staff was very unprepared - no umbrellas, a lot of chaos. Food was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Muscles were the worst I’ve had in Stamford- tasted like ketchup

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CrystalM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting and I was in awe Everything was so impressive. Staff was friendly food was delicious and the Dj was playing all my favorites! Definitely will be returning !

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This place was awesome! We came in on a Friday night. They had a DJ playing really fun music, a good mix of 2000s hits and current hits. It was loud, but the music was good so we didn’t mind. The drinks were amazing. So delicious and creative. Food, also amazing. My boyfriend and I got the meat platter for 2 and it didn’t disappoint!

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darvelm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food drinks service everything was exceptional would recommend to
Anybody

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GREAT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing! The food was so well prepared and tasty! Great portions! The music was THE BEST! Felt like a big party event! Loved that!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I really had fun and the ambiance and music was great. The food was not the best. Great for having drinks and hanging out with friends. Really great atmosphere I had fun.

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Madison
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great music! Perfect summer roof top for day drinking!

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vanessaM
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice the place. The brunch it’s very nice with your friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was cold on the rooftop, they had several heaters available but were all apparently broken. We were freezing and our food never came. We opted to get our food to go because they wouldn’t swap out our tables for one inside the restaurant, even after waiting nearly an hour for a table. They said there weren’t any available. When we left around 10:30, there were plenty of tables available within eye shot view. We just wanted to eat our food. So we spend over $50 each and couldn’t even sit and have our meal. They were generally disorganized and not accommodating at all. The calamari was super oily and not appetizing.

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RavinK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went there prior and had no issues. This time took awhile to order then when ordered never got water or what we asked for within 40 mins it was crazy. The waiters were to busy flirting rather then serving. Very disappointed

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vipDougC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Wanted this to be better - it was OK. Not great. Very good location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The staff seemed to be a bit unorganized, but the real issue was the drinks. $14 per mixed drink and they were by far the worst I have ever had.

I first had the “Strawbery Lemonaide: Juice Box” which was just served in a regular plastic cup. Very sweet, strawberries were old and gross, overall stale tasting. I then ordered the “Paloma” and asked for it to be spicy. I honestly could not even finish it. The club soda was flat and there was zero flavor. I essentially was drinking some vodka and stale water.

Food was delicious. The “Hangover Hash” was worth every penny. Again, not a terrible experience... except for the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! I went twice in the same wee

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately the food came out cold and was not address after we told the waiter. Also waiter was too busy with so many tables he really did not pay attention to us other than taking our order and bringing us the check. Not a good experience at all.

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StefanU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They gave me a ridiculously small table in front of the kitchen that had lettuce leftovers all over the place. Left immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and service was great as usual!

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WendyC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We usually love Sign of the Whale and have been going there for many years and even during the pandemic on the rooftop dining. This past Saturday the restaurant was very crowded and the service was terrible, that has never happened before! I think I will be waiting a while before visiting again! : (

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Taylor
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a local place near the water in my town and I’ve never had a bad meal here. I really like the roof top seating when you can get it. Really nice atmosphere and the service is top notch!

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JoeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the rooftop and the cocktails. Great atmosphere.

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lisat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Environment was super loud. Hard time talking and service was really slow. The Tower dessert was fun for a crowd celebrating

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Shainab
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party really enjoyed dinner, the staff was amazing and management was very accommodating!

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michaely
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the half a bird might be the best chicken i`ve ever had comes with veggies and potatoes.excellent dish i probably should try something else there but it`s so good.

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DP6890
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The drinks were watered down. Food was good. But that was the only thing. Will not be going back

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KathyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

All good and didn’t rate higher because felt uncomfortable with the amount of people that were in the restaurant

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vipamyr
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Just way too loud!! It was unbearable honestly. Some rowdy guys knocked over our lovely server who was carrying a drink. They didn’t apologize and the manager did nothing. Upsetting!!
Our server was so sweet and the food was delicious. We won’t be returning because it was just extremely loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great as usual

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my boyfriend birthday, we had a great time food was amazing. Love this place!!!!

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JordanP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food . The coconut shrimp was to die for ....had to order a second order . Music and vibe in general was great. I’ll be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Prompt, polite, attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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Nessa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! It came out in a timely fashion and was worth every penny. Our server and bartender, Danny, was especially exceptional. Perfect place for a get together or date night.

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KatieH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Brunch was great! Recommend the brunch platter. Service wasn’t the most attentive, but the place is busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They did a great job as people are starting to come back to in-house dining.

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DylanM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Barley touched both our meals, for the price we were highly disappointed.

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LatanyaQ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric and Emily were great at helping me make my girlfriends birthday amazing but they also helped her on the same day surprise me with an engagement ring yes, she proposed. Everything and everyone at this restaurant were amazing and when you go get a blue whale drink you'll love it.. I recommend sign of the whale to everyone.

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Shannon
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing for Sunday brunch. Live DJ playing great music and the atmosphere is energetic. I'll definitely be back!

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Santa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Music was great! Waiter was really nice. They ran out of a lot of food selections b/c the previous day was a holiday but the waitress guided us through the menu for alternatives.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation to eat here for Valentine’s Day the host didn’t really confirm our reservation just kinda placed us at table top. I read the reviews online and checked out the website before the place was marketed at a nice sit down restaurant by the water. But it was not the music was so loud! You wouldn’t be able to talk to your party and for a Valentine’s Day date it was just not the vibe we where going for. We walked in sat for 2 mins and then left. Don’t get me wrong I love a nice loud bar but not on Valentine’s Day. Don’t market as a classy restaurant if your more of a sports bar. The food could be great, but no food is worth enduring auditory torture to enjoy.

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 4.3 stars by 307 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.