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Aug 25, 2007 01:10 PM

Dinner with the In-Laws: Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, or?

Any recommendations for dinner in the Greenwich/Stamford/Norwalk (or Rye) area with both sets of in-laws? I'm looking for a 'nice' place for an evening out- but am hoping to find something that is not super pricey (entrees around $25 and under please- which seems to be hard to find around here). Napa, Telluride, Match, etc. sound wonderful but wouldn't work for this occasion.

Delicious food and a relatively quiet room conducive to conversation would be great. Suggestions appreciated-

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  1. if you like italian, columbus park, mona lisa (both in stamford) meet your price point. i like 'em both.

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    1. re: steve h.

      Thanks for the recommendations Steve- I am going to check them out.

    2. in addition to steve h.'s reco's you should consider Ocean 211. Very relaxed and laid back and "younger". Mona Lisa is a traditional old fashioned Italian place and if you are lookin for more "conservative" that';s a good choice as well.

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      1. re: jfood

        howdy jfood,
        ocean 211 is a great call but it's mighty pricey.

      2. Two quiet faorites that come to mind are Cafe Silvium (Stamford) and Harbour Lights (Norwalk)
        Silvium is Italian and doesn't look like much from the outside, but we have had mnay a delicious and leisurely dinner here
        Harbour lights is mostly seafood
        Dinner here is quiet in the summer when the doors/windows are open and the food is quite good!

        1. oops, Just looked at the menu at Harbour lights and it may be pricier than what you were looking for. Just to let you know, their portions are rather large by my standards and my mother and I often get our own apps and share a dinner with no problems!

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          1. re: SweetPea914

            hmmm... a great place to do dining with family is Piero's in Port Chester - small, great food and a great family place. Also, I love Nessa in Port Chester as well.

          2. Columbus Park is fantastic. You could also try Bennett's Steak & Fish - a little pricier, but nice, quiet atmosphere and great food.