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Jul 23, 2007 11:53 AM

Market - Stamford, CT

Does anyone know when this place is going to open?

Match's website says "Summer 2007". It looks like just in the last month they've finally started doing some work in there....

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  1. Stamford needs as much new blood as it can get. Hopefully this new spot will debut soon.

    1. Stamford has a health dept. that is really, really tough on new restaurants. They make it extremely hard to build, let alone open one. Also some building dept. issues there too. Hopefully these guys will be able to get going now.

      1. They don't have an exact date but they're hoping in about 2 weeks.

        1. I heard they are having a soft opening this Sunday. I got a sneak peek at the menu. Looks interesting. It's kind of all over the place, but if Matt Storch is behind it, it must be good.

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          1. re: Onoodles

            I tried to go for lunch on Saturday- I thought I had seen it open. The place was dark, but looks nice- simple tables, black floor, a little more stark than Match. The man inside ignored me as I peered in, and there were no hours listed on the door... I thought I was mistaken and maybe they hadn't officially opened yet. I started to walk off and the man stepped outside to do something. I asked when they opened. He said curtly, "Five." Anybody been?

          2. Market is open now. Sunday's NYTimes gave it a "very good" review:


            I'm eager to check it out!

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            1. re: TracyGeo

              Finally made it to Market last night. Atmosphere was nice, waitstaff personable and a decent wine list.

              Food was very good. But - these are NY prices, VERY VERY small portions, even by 'high end' NY standards. $40 entrees should not be plated in appetizer format.

              1. re: gunksny

                Whadja get? I found that a small-looking dish (duck) was actually pretty filling. The cannelloni and scallops looked a bit larger than the duck, so I was thinking they'd also be filling. I'm not TOO eager to go back and drop 100 bucks, so maybe I'll bring a bird-like-eating friend rather than a steak-eating husband.

                1. re: Stamford Talk

                  Went to Market with my fiance and another couple. The atmosphere was lively and the food was good. I will absolutely reccomend scallops and vermont duck. The calamari pasta and sea bass were both good. The place was busy but not a long wait. BUT WE WERE RUSHED IN AND OUT!!! When I told the waiter that we wanted to take out time and order appetizers and drinks he responded- "no you better not, you dont want to confuse the chef, he likes tables to order all at once." GIVE ME A BREAK! For this reason alone I would contemplate not returning...AND THE BREAD WAS ROCK SOLID (and we had two batches). I will give Market another chance though because it is a quality place to dine overall, everyone should at least check it out. Does not beat Telluride