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Harlan Social

121 Towne Street, Stamford, CT
+1 203-883-8000
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Ranked #39 of 388 restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Canal Street
Transit: By train: Stamford Metro-North By bus: CT Transit stop at Market & Canal Street
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41 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Stamford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was my second visit to Harlan Social. I decided to give it another try when friends chose it for a get together. (My first experience was pretty much the same.) The space is nice. The servers are very attentive. They have decent wine/beer/cocktail lists. The one thing that was pretty outstanding is the Rock Shrimp Tempura appetizer. The rest... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Everything we tried was really tasty with a very original presentation. the duck is amazing and the charcuterie really good even though I prefer thicker cuts. Wine selection is limited but we had a good experience with one of their lower end bottle (a Rioja). Place is nice but uses too much AC for my taste. Small outside sitting has... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Harlan's has a friendly, helpful staff. The Ahi Tuna Crudo and Braised Octopus Salad are excellent starters. The Grilled Duck Breast and Herb Roasted Chicken are recommnded. Overall a really nice local spot to relax and have an enjoyable non-rushed, meal.

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Riverside, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I personally like Harlan Social for lunch. It's a hip vibe with fun wine and cool service. The lunch menu has some of the the from the dinner menu (shrimp and grits) while also offering salads and sammys. Come hungry if you want the burger... it's HUGE.

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Media, PA
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

To be fair, this is a case where a half point would be very helpful and I would rate this a two and a half. Four of us had brunch last week and the restaurant was nearly empty. We liked the decor and atmosphere. We liked the philosophy and the menu. We were disappointed that the food and service were... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I recently moved to a brand new apartment nearby. Just so happens Harlan is located right next to the best grocery store in Stamford, a big Fairway. And I hadn't even realized it was there until a friend mentioned it. So I went...why not? You walk in and immediately feel you're in a very swanky New York City restaurant. Well... More

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trumbull, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

First negative - only two chicken perogies for an appetizer for $12.00. Second negative - bread basket ordered at the start of the meal and arrived when we were half way finished with our food. Third negative -$4.00 for a SMALL mug of coffee and an additional $4.00 for a refill. On principle alone I wouldn't return because I always... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Definitely one of the best meals I have ever had, and in a lovely atmosphere to boot. Our waiter was amazing and overall we had a great time. Will definitely be back!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As a recently transplanted New Yorker, and more importantly, the father of a chef, I take food pretty seriously, and I worried that my move to the "burbs" would mean having to settle for less than I was used to. But then I came upon Harlan Social in my new neighborhood. Excellent in every respect, the place is great for... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We just had just concluded a meal and were advised by waiter it was complimentary and picked up by owner. We thanked owner on way out and were then held up on sidewalk for payment. Seems we were mistaken for more important clients. We can afford the meal, but, why both er with the bush league antics and what some... More

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