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Need to try in Stamford??

We have lived in Stamford for a little over a year and now have to move. I want to make sure we try the best restaurants Stamford has to offer before we go. We have gone to a few:

Brasita
Telluride
SBC
Madonia
Margot’s
Capital Grill
Mitchell’s
Thai Chi
Aria
Capriccio
Republic Grill
Dragonfly

What are the places not to be missed before we move? Thanks!

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  1. We like EOS for greek food.

    1. Napa - located in the Courtyard by Marriott. Quality of the food is outstanding and really has no other comparison in Stamford. Pricey, but worth it.

      Emme of Capri - small Italian restaurant on Summer St. Decor/ambiance isn't as fancy as Aria, but I think the food is superior.

      Barcelona - newly opened on Summer St. One of my favorite restaurants for a night out with friends (also locations in SoNo and Greenwich)

      Eos - Greek restaurant on Summer St. We went a couple times after they first opened and had some mixed experiences, but have tried again recently and would strongly recommend.

      Columbus Park - another small Italian restaurant, on Main St, near Bobby V's. Used to be my favorite Italian until I discovered Emme.

      El Charrito Taco Truck - the love for this truck is widespread on this board (and well deserved!).

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      1. re: gillyweed

        Jfood would add Duo to this list

      2. Don't leave without trying Colony Gill. Best pizza in town, order the hot oil with sausage. Also would put Kotobuki above Duo for great sushi, and Brennan's for a unique neighborhood bar experience...great burgers, Guinness, and waffle fries.

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        Colony Grill
        172 Myrtle Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

        Brennan's Restaurant
        82 Iroquois Rd, Stamford, CT 06902

        Kotobuki Japanese Cuisine
        457 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901

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        1. re: CTburgerlover

          I tried colony grill for the first time last night. had the pizza with hot oil and sausage. the pie has an extremely thin almost cracker-like crust. i enjoyed it very much though frank pepe's is still my favorite.

        2. Some might laugh but Pellicci's (on Stillwater Avenue) is superb Italian food. One word of warning: don't go there if you can't stand kids in the restaurant. It's a "family" (yet somewhat upscale) place.

          The food is always delectable and the prices are very reasonable. Portions are huge.

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          1. re: shaogo

            I like Pellicci's...good Chicken & potatoes...

          2. Napa & Co. for sure. And if you like Italian then I would say Columbus Park, Siena, Mona Lisa. (If Mona Lisa has the squid ink risotto, don't pass it up!)

            1. Cafe Silvium in Shippan is a bit off the beaten track but has fantastic southern Italian food in a modest setting. A combination of traditional dishes and the more creative (mmm....wild boar chops and chick pea puree...). Most entrees under $20 too.

              Also, despite the ever-changing name, the large Indian restaurant across from Target (Dakshin? I can't keep track) has very good food but excellent palak paneer. You won't find better.

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              1. re: dcopeland

                The Indian currently goes by the name coromandel, sister to darien and sono locations.

                1. re: jfood

                  Is Margot's closed? I am new to the area and drove by and it looked like it was closed for good or remodeling?

                  1. re: Syphrite

                    Yes, unfortunately it closed a few weeks ago.