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Aug 24, 2006 05:53 PM

Dragonfly Lounge - Stamford CT - How is it?

Has anyone tried the new Dragonfly Lounge in Stamford (formerly Playwrights)?? If so, is it worth the trip?

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  1. Well, it is still cute. Drinks are good. I have not eaten but the menu is small plates with interesting ideas (General Tsos calamari,grilled pizzas). I have heard the rock shrimp is great.

    1. I ate there right after they opened and it was pretty decent. We had a nice bottle of wine (though our waitress didn't know how to use a cork screw and the manager had to do it for her) for a resonable amount. We also had the sea bass skewers (very tasty and unique), the frites (came in a paper cone and were crispy) which were really tasty, and a cheese plate (which had a nice variety, but needed more bread/crackers). The decor and atmosphere is kind of dark and velvety, kimd of in an Ann Rice/Harry Potter kind of way, but you get used to it. We moved out of Stamford shortly after, so we haven't been back, but if we were still living there I bet we would have been back by now.

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      1. re: BronxBree

        THEY SKIMP BIG TIME ON PORTIONS...but it has great atmosphere and the food is worth at least one try

        1. re: mattczap

          The portions are small because they had a "small plates" concept without an accompanying "big plates" menu. This has changed in the last twp weeks, and they now have "big plates" available as a menu section:

          Big Plates

          Blackened Tilapia
          Tilapia/sweet potato purée/lime crème fraîche/onion straws/candied walnuts

          Pad Thai
          Rice noodles/pad thai sauce/peppers/squash/bean sprouts/snow peas/roasted peanuts

          Filet Mignon
          Black Angus 10 oz. filet mignon/carmelized shallot mashed potatoes/spinach gratin/bordelaise sauce

          Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna
          Ahi tuna/wasabi potato purée/baby bok choy/ponzu sauce

          Farm Raised Chicken
          Organic thigh & breast/spaetzle/wilted spinach/pan gravy

          Shrimp Fra Diavolo
          Shrimp/linguine/pepper flakes/green olives/cioppino sauce/marinara sauce

          1. re: rbailin

            Here is where I could find a menu...It was a bit hard to find!


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          1. Eaten there once, a while ago, when my DJ friend held an event there to help them out and had the lamb chops - it was great then and haven't been back for a long while.