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dolores Jan 30, 2008 05:26 AM

specifically near Stamford Office Wrecking, without a reservation, on a Saturday night? Any cuisine with the exception of sushi or Indian. *sigh* - hubby won't go there.

An impossible request?

TIA for all feedback.

  1. amanda3571 Jan 30, 2008 05:34 AM

    Are you guys willing to travel under the hwy and into downtown area? There's not too much going on by Stamford Wrecking....the first 2 that come to mind are Crab Shell & Paradise, which are both eh.
    Adamclyde may be able to weigh in more on the latin scene over there which I am not familiar with.

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      amanda3571 Jan 30, 2008 06:15 AM

      I think Ocean 211 would be hard to get into without a reservation. And be aware, it is pretty pricey as well. All of those restaurants I mentioned above are within a 2-3 block radius. If you're up for it, you could walk down Summer, turn right or *soft* left, and be able to pass by all those mentioned above and see what you're in the mood for.

      If I had to guess though, I imagine you'd be able to walk into Zinc, Dunn's, SBC, or Duo.

      It will really depend on what time you're in town, but I guess that's part of the reason you can't make a resvervation in the first place.
      :)

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        MasterofLightChick Jan 30, 2008 08:00 AM

        Amanda, please do tell about the Mexican place again since your post has been deleted.

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          amanda3571 Jan 30, 2008 08:01 AM

          Its a little teeny place on the left side of Summer just before you hit Ocean 211. I thought it was called Meira (?) - but I could be wrong.

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            Zobot Jan 30, 2008 03:16 PM

            Unless it's changed, Meera is an Indian restaurant, not Mexican.

            The only Mexican on Summer that I'm aware of is La Hacienda.

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              amanda3571 Jan 30, 2008 03:25 PM

              I'll have to drive by tomorrow and look. It's across the st from La Hacienda. It might not be there anymore, but I swore I saw it just the other day. It opened maybe 5 or 6 yrs ago. Perhaps Meera took over the space.

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                amanda3571 Jan 31, 2008 04:43 AM

                Zobot, you are correct. Meera is Indian. There used to be a good Mexican place in that same spot. Don't know when they closed. Too bad. Sorry for the bad info.

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                  MasterofLightChick Jan 31, 2008 05:03 AM

                  Oh, I'm still in search of a good Mexican in the area - somewhere to dine, kitschy would be good, and not just grab a quick taco in a no atmosphere kind of place.

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                    dolores Jan 31, 2008 05:09 AM

                    Thanks, everyone.

                    Since we should be ready for food at approx. 5:00pm (but can't commit to a reservation), we'll look into Zinc, Dunn's, SBC, and Duo.

                    1. re: dolores
                      amanda3571 Jan 31, 2008 05:16 AM

                      Dolores, I think you'll be fine to go anywhere at the time! Let us know where you ended up.

                    2. re: MasterofLightChick
                      Zobot Jan 31, 2008 08:10 PM

                      It's a bit of a drive from Stamford, but I think you might like Rancho Alegre in Georgetown. Good Mexican food served up with a roving band of guitar playing balladeers should provide all the kitsch a girl could want. ;-)

                      http://www.ranchoalegrerestaurant.com/

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                        dolores Feb 1, 2008 02:23 AM

                        Thanks, Zobot. I'll add that to the list.

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                          monty_clift Feb 1, 2008 05:59 AM

                          Eclisse is sort of close to Stamford Wrecking.

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                          Eclisse Restaurant of Stamford
                          700 Canal St Ste 5, Stamford, CT 06902

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                            dolores Feb 1, 2008 06:50 AM

                            Thanks, monty clift. I guess this will be the best choice, since hubby is not adventurous and liked Eclisse when they were in Rye.

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                              johnnymonstrous Apr 11, 2008 05:54 PM

                              Spazzio - Chicken Scarpiello or Parm - personal pizzas...

                              Fiesta Cove - Peruvian -Pollo saltado, chuletas, or lomo saltado - try the aji con pan y mantequilla!

                              Plateau or Ocha - try the chicken cocnut soup - at Ocha, chicken Pad Kee Maow...

                              I am VERY picky and these places are pretty good for several dishes....

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                          MasterofLightChick Feb 1, 2008 04:27 PM

                          Oh, I've been to Rancho Allegre! Yes, the decor is fun but the food fairly blah to me. Not interesting enough to get me back there, but maybe I should give it another try.

                          Oh, and as for Eclise - I do like that place. Definitely go with a hearty appetite!

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