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The Capital Grille - StamfordThe Capital Grille - Stamford
1496 reviews
Steakhouse | Stamford, Connecticut

You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille.

Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere. More

Columbus Park TrattoriaColumbus Park Trattoria
100 reviews
Italian | Stamford, Connecticut

Our menu begins with antipasti such as calamari fritti, caprino, mozzarella di bufala, or fresh figs with prosciutto. This might be followed by an entree of homemade cavatelli or ravioli, or one of the family's signature dishes of ossobuco or branzino alle erbe. Or you can choose from the chef's daily special featuring the freshest fish, meats and vegetables of the season. All of this will be served to you with gracious service by our professional staff. They are exceptionally knowledgeable about how to pair wines with specific dishes, or how to choose a liqueur to complement our outstanding desserts. Your waiter would be pleased to assist in making your meal at Columbus Park a truly memorable one.More

Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CTPrime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT
433 reviews
American | Stamford, Connecticut

Opened in the summer of 2016 Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar is almost a mirror image of it’s sister restaurant that resides across the Long Island Sound, Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar in Huntington, New York. The latest trends in cuisine and design come together at Prime to present the most insatiable and fashionable of diners with a first choice-dining destination whatever their mood. Under one roof, diverse menus combine classic favorites with modern twists to be savored in surroundings or equally balanced contrasts with a striking décor. A la cart selections include “primers,” raw bar favorites, mizu sushi, USDA prime steaks and chops, surf & turf and hand made desserts. We boast of a 750 label wine list with varietals, vintages and vineyards from all over the world.

In the warmer seasons enjoy one of our signature cocktails outside at our Cabana Bar, while overlooking the docks and mouth of the Rippowam River as it flows into the Long Island Sound.
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Fish Restaurant + BarFish Restaurant + Bar
465 reviews
Seafood | Stamford, Connecticut

Now Open!!More

Quattro PazziQuattro Pazzi
350 reviews
Italian | Stamford, Connecticut

Quattro Pazzi is known for its consistency in serving new world
Italian fare. Conveniently located in downtown Stamford, across from
the Avon Theater, guests can enjoy a casual dining experience in the
restaurant's spacious outdoor seating, or choose to delight in the
whimsical decor in our two level location.



Arthur Avenue breads, homemade pastas, and the freshest seafood, meats
and produce delivered daily from our local vendors. Try one of our
signature pasta dishes and you'll see why we were voted "Best Pasta" in Fairfield County.



Whether your relaxing with a glass of wine or Martini at one of our
intimate bars, having a dinner meeting in our private dining or banquet rooms or just enjoying our great food, our professional staff will ensure you have a wonderful experience at Quattro Pazzi of Stamford.More

Cask Republic - StamfordCask Republic - Stamford
258 reviews
American | Stamford, Connecticut

Cask Republic having opened in December of 2013 artfully fuses the familiarity of an American-style tavern with the authenticity of European taverns of yesteryear. A Communal Tavern, the concept is simple; exceptional food globally inspired, a world class beer program, extensive spirits and wines – all housed in an atmosphere befitting that of a sophisticated urban respite.

Don't miss sitting near one of the two cozy fireplaces located in the Tap Room and Fireside Room.

Chef Carl Carrion has designed a menu which elevates global tavern classics to a new level through his seasonal preparation of quality ingredients.
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Hudson SocialHudson Social
5 reviews
American | Stamford, Connecticut

Hudson Social menu showcase the best of local food, bringing the highest quality seasonal ingredients to the table.
Sophisticated crafted small plates, gourmet brick oven pizza knowledgeable service, vibrant atmosphere. The restaurant itself is sleek and modern with an inviting bar offering extensive wine list and creative cocktails and full menu.More

EOS Greek CuisineEOS Greek Cuisine
479 reviews
Greek | Stamford, Connecticut

Authentic Greek cuisine in a modern atmosphere. Family owned and operated we designed EOS to be an entire Greek experience for our customers. Our cuisine echoes our passion for the flavors and aromas we enjoy now and lovingly remember growing up. We use only the freshest ingredients, farm raised animals, locally grown produce, and highest quality of imported seafood. We feature a wide variety of available Greek wines as well as Domestic and International varieties. Undiminished freshness and simplicity is our goal, paired with a cool, relaxed atmosphere to provide an authentic Greek experience.More

Harlan SocialHarlan Social
559 reviews
Gastro Pub | Stamford, Connecticut

Critically acclaimed New York City chef Stephen Lewandowski opens his innovative new restaurant, Harlan Social. Based on the gastropub concept, Harlan Social will combine the convivial atmosphere of a traditional neighborhood pub with a menu of fresh, creative contemporary fare.

Chef Lewandowski"s cuisine will celebrate the regional food of America's Northeast with flavors from his travels around the world. Harlan Social is a place where guests can enjoy a refined culinary experience in a relaxed neighborhood meeting place.More

Flinders Lane - StamfordFlinders Lane - Stamford
83 reviews
International | Stamford, Connecticut

Flinders Lane is the essence of Modern Australian cuisine where cultures collide in the most delicious way. We take inspiration from the cuisines of nearby Southeast Asia and subtle influence from the food of British settlers mixed with that of Greek and Italian immigrants. A wide array of fresh seafood and a multitude of fruits and vegetables year round combined with the Australian attitude: No fussing, no over thinking, just bold, streamlined food made with the best ingredients available and a laser focus on flavor. This is the essence of Melbourne’s cultural heritage.More

Cotto Wine Bar RestaurantCotto Wine Bar Restaurant
322 reviews
Italian | Stamford, Connecticut

COTTO which in Italian means "Cooked" is the Ultimate Italian Food Experience! Located in Stamford CT, Cotto recreates the flavor, design and easygoing lifestyle of Italy through boldly flavored Italian entrees small dishes, pizza and wine bar. A wide list of world wine will seduce your palate and complete some of the most amazing dishes never brought before in the US.
Happy Hour Hours: Monday-Friday 4:30-7:00
Monday-Friday 4PM-7PM
OFFER: Half Price Beer, Cocktails, Glasses of Wine
3 Appetizers Sampler $15
SUNDAY: Half Price Bottles of Wine!!More

Riviera MayaRiviera Maya
1 review
Mexican | Stamford, Connecticut

Colorful, airy Mexican restaurant & bar serving a large menu of classic dishes & cocktails.More

Blackstones Steakhouse StamfordBlackstones Steakhouse Stamford
60 reviews
Steakhouse | Stamford, Connecticut

Now Open!

Only the best USDA prime beef is used and every cut is carefully dry-aged to provide the perfect concentration of taste, arriving at your table on a piping hot plate, sizzling with flavor. More

The Waters Edge at Giovanni'sThe Waters Edge at Giovanni's
246 reviews
Steakhouse | Stamford, Connecticut

A Serious Steak House... We marry the subtleties of Italian cuisine with the boldness of an American Steakhouse to create a dining experience unique in its balance and complexity.

Our award winning waterfront location is the perfect place for your celebration. No matter what the event, we understand that every detail needs to be perfect. Whether you’re here for an engagement party, a wedding, or a bar/bat mitzvah, our team will plan and execute with the care and professionalism only seasoned veterans can supply. We don’t just supply the space; we create the entire experience.More

Bedford HallBedford Hall
43 reviews
American | Stamford, Connecticut

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Chef-driven, American comfort food, extensive Wine & Beer selection More

Bar ZepoliBar Zepoli
31 reviews
Italian | Stamford, Connecticut

WELCOME TO BAR ZEPOLI

This is Bar Zepoli, an Italian-American restaurant and gathering place deeply rooted in Italian tradition, history, and contemporary American influences.


Located on “Little Summer Street” in downtown Stamford, CT, Bar Zepoli offers a multi-sensory experience from its multiple dining rooms, social bar scene, eclectic artwork, private wine room, wooden rafters, exposed brick walls, and Chef Antonio Greco’s seasonally inspired menu.


A curated wine list of global varietals, craft beer selections, creative cocktails, and premium spirits round out the beverage program.


Join us anytime throughout the day or night and take a break from the bustle of our wonderful city.
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NavaratnaNavaratna
39 reviews
Indian | Stamford, Connecticut

We specialize in the cuisine of North & South Indian vegetarian dishes, where cooks typically use rich spices and aromatic herbs to transform intricate conjurations of vegetables, lentils, and rice into tasty meals that are as fulfilling as they are filling. Masala Dosa, Idli, Vada and Sambar are the mainstays of a style of cooking with which all India, and now much of the rest of the world, has fallen in love with.More

Sign of the WhaleSign of the Whale
91 reviews
Contemporary American | Stamford, Connecticut

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.More

Kona Grill - StamfordKona Grill - Stamford
254 reviews
Contemporary American | Stamford, Connecticut

Welcome to Kona Grill at the Stamford Town Center. Enjoy your local paradise after a day of work or shopping. Fresh, wild caught fish is flown in daily to craft award-winning sushi, while contemporary American entrees are prepared from scratch in-house. Enjoy the best happy hour in Stamford Town Center on the beautiful, shaded patio. And don’t leave until you’ve tried one of the handcrafted cocktails, ice cold draft beer, or a glass of wine selected from the extensive drink menu. The restaurant’s diverse menu and contemporary ambience provide the perfect venue for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, birthday celebrations, business meetings, date night, or just any occasion really.
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Gaucho Stamford Argentinian SteakhouseGaucho Stamford Argentinian Steakhouse
65 reviews
Argentinian | Stamford, Connecticut

Enjoy the flavor of traditional Argentinean wood fired steaks in a chic-modern atmosphere. GAUCHO is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Stamford.More

Buffalo Wild Wings - Downtown StamfordBuffalo Wild Wings - Downtown Stamford
7 reviews
American | Stamford, Connecticut

Since 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings® (or B-Dubs® as our friends call us) has been the ultimate place to watch the game, have a cold beer and eat some great food. At Buffalo Wild Wings, you can always feel comfortable pulling some tables together with your friends and staying as long as you want.More

Brother Jimmy's BBQ- StamfordBrother Jimmy's BBQ- Stamford
17 reviews
American | Stamford, Connecticut

Combining North Carolina authentic BBQ, with some of the most classic Southern dishes, Brother Jimmy"s is bringing the South to the North. Come enjoy a cold beer or one of our specialty concoctions with some good food, and great friends. Whether it be a sports event, special event, or "just because"...we'll show you how its done in the South.More

Stamford Diners' Choice Winners

Stamford's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Columbus Park TrattoriaColumbus Park Trattoria
100 reviews
Italian | Stamford, Connecticut

Our menu begins with antipasti such as calamari fritti, caprino, mozzarella di bufala, or fresh figs with prosciutto. This might be followed by an entree of homemade cavatelli or ravioli, or one of the family's signature dishes of ossobuco or branzino alle erbe. Or you can choose from the chef's daily special featuring the freshest fish, meats and vegetables of the season. All of this will be served to you with gracious service by our professional staff. They are exceptionally knowledgeable about how to pair wines with specific dishes, or how to choose a liqueur to complement our outstanding desserts. Your waiter would be pleased to assist in making your meal at Columbus Park a truly memorable one.More

The Capital Grille - StamfordThe Capital Grille - Stamford
1496 reviews
Steakhouse | Stamford, Connecticut

You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille.

Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere. More

Fish Restaurant + BarFish Restaurant + Bar
465 reviews
Seafood | Stamford, Connecticut

Now Open!!More

Quattro PazziQuattro Pazzi
350 reviews
Italian | Stamford, Connecticut

Quattro Pazzi is known for its consistency in serving new world
Italian fare. Conveniently located in downtown Stamford, across from
the Avon Theater, guests can enjoy a casual dining experience in the
restaurant's spacious outdoor seating, or choose to delight in the
whimsical decor in our two level location.



Arthur Avenue breads, homemade pastas, and the freshest seafood, meats
and produce delivered daily from our local vendors. Try one of our
signature pasta dishes and you'll see why we were voted "Best Pasta" in Fairfield County.



Whether your relaxing with a glass of wine or Martini at one of our
intimate bars, having a dinner meeting in our private dining or banquet rooms or just enjoying our great food, our professional staff will ensure you have a wonderful experience at Quattro Pazzi of Stamford.More

Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CTPrime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT
433 reviews
American | Stamford, Connecticut

Opened in the summer of 2016 Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar is almost a mirror image of it’s sister restaurant that resides across the Long Island Sound, Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar in Huntington, New York. The latest trends in cuisine and design come together at Prime to present the most insatiable and fashionable of diners with a first choice-dining destination whatever their mood. Under one roof, diverse menus combine classic favorites with modern twists to be savored in surroundings or equally balanced contrasts with a striking décor. A la cart selections include “primers,” raw bar favorites, mizu sushi, USDA prime steaks and chops, surf & turf and hand made desserts. We boast of a 750 label wine list with varietals, vintages and vineyards from all over the world.

In the warmer seasons enjoy one of our signature cocktails outside at our Cabana Bar, while overlooking the docks and mouth of the Rippowam River as it flows into the Long Island Sound.
More

Cask Republic - StamfordCask Republic - Stamford
258 reviews
American | Stamford, Connecticut

Cask Republic having opened in December of 2013 artfully fuses the familiarity of an American-style tavern with the authenticity of European taverns of yesteryear. A Communal Tavern, the concept is simple; exceptional food globally inspired, a world class beer program, extensive spirits and wines – all housed in an atmosphere befitting that of a sophisticated urban respite.

Don't miss sitting near one of the two cozy fireplaces located in the Tap Room and Fireside Room.

Chef Carl Carrion has designed a menu which elevates global tavern classics to a new level through his seasonal preparation of quality ingredients.
More

EOS Greek CuisineEOS Greek Cuisine
479 reviews
Greek | Stamford, Connecticut

Authentic Greek cuisine in a modern atmosphere. Family owned and operated we designed EOS to be an entire Greek experience for our customers. Our cuisine echoes our passion for the flavors and aromas we enjoy now and lovingly remember growing up. We use only the freshest ingredients, farm raised animals, locally grown produce, and highest quality of imported seafood. We feature a wide variety of available Greek wines as well as Domestic and International varieties. Undiminished freshness and simplicity is our goal, paired with a cool, relaxed atmosphere to provide an authentic Greek experience.More

The Waters Edge at Giovanni'sThe Waters Edge at Giovanni's
246 reviews
Steakhouse | Stamford, Connecticut

A Serious Steak House... We marry the subtleties of Italian cuisine with the boldness of an American Steakhouse to create a dining experience unique in its balance and complexity.

Our award winning waterfront location is the perfect place for your celebration. No matter what the event, we understand that every detail needs to be perfect. Whether you’re here for an engagement party, a wedding, or a bar/bat mitzvah, our team will plan and execute with the care and professionalism only seasoned veterans can supply. We don’t just supply the space; we create the entire experience.More

Harlan SocialHarlan Social
559 reviews
Gastro Pub | Stamford, Connecticut

Critically acclaimed New York City chef Stephen Lewandowski opens his innovative new restaurant, Harlan Social. Based on the gastropub concept, Harlan Social will combine the convivial atmosphere of a traditional neighborhood pub with a menu of fresh, creative contemporary fare.

Chef Lewandowski"s cuisine will celebrate the regional food of America's Northeast with flavors from his travels around the world. Harlan Social is a place where guests can enjoy a refined culinary experience in a relaxed neighborhood meeting place.More

Blackstones Steakhouse StamfordBlackstones Steakhouse Stamford
60 reviews
Steakhouse | Stamford, Connecticut

Now Open!

Only the best USDA prime beef is used and every cut is carefully dry-aged to provide the perfect concentration of taste, arriving at your table on a piping hot plate, sizzling with flavor. More