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Sep 12, 2007 07:00 AM

Lower Fairfield County restaurant recommendations for person w/ walker?

My grandmother is in assisted living in Stamford and we like to take her out for lunch. She uses a walker and sometimes getting her from the car to her seat in the restaurant can take some patience and maneuvering. We have found a few good/accomodating places so far (i.e. Mediterraneo in Greenwich, Hope Pizza in Stamford, Beach House Cafe in Old Greenwich, the new place on Elm Street in New Canaan). Can you think of any more restaurants that would be worth a try?

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  1. How about Chez Jean Pierre, downtown Stamford. Right on the corner, easy access from car, and nicely open to the outside when the weather is good?

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    1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

      yeah, that's a good one. Another nearby that comes to mind is Siena on Summer street - easy car access, ground level, fairly open inside and I've generally liked the food. Midpriced italian, casual but nice in side.

      Most everything on Greenwich Ave in greenwich would be fine access wise. Though you generally don't get your money's worth there, I don't think. People on the board seem to really like Gaia though. I went once and thought it was pretty good, but quite pricey. Lunch may be better.

      Does your grandma have any particular food preferences (Italian, etc.)? If ambiance isn't your thing, I can't help but like the fish and chips at Royal Guard in Stamford. Very, very casual, non fancy place (on par with hope pizza). But if that's not a problem, they have good fish & chips (actually their chips are just OK, but their fish is very good).

      Ok, I don't think I could have offered three more dissimilar places, but that's what came to mind. Weird. Let us know what you choose.

      Siena Ristorante
      519 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901

      253 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

      Royal Guard Fish and Chips
      323 Shippan Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

    2. I know it's been a while, but I wanted to thank Chef and Adam for all of the nice suggestions. We never got to try them, but I didn't want you to think I was rude and ungrateful. Thank you so much!