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beek31 Jun 23, 2009 01:40 PM

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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    debmom RE: beek31 Jun 23, 2009 01:59 PM

    We like EOS for greek food.

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      gillyweed RE: beek31 Jun 23, 2009 02:54 PM

      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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        jfood RE: gillyweed Jun 23, 2009 03:40 PM

        Jfood would add Duo to this list

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        CTburgerlover RE: beek31 Jun 24, 2009 04:30 AM

        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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          biga290 RE: CTburgerlover Jun 24, 2009 11:13 AM

          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. shaogo RE: beek31 Jun 24, 2009 11:26 AM

          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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            CTburgerlover RE: shaogo Jun 27, 2009 02:17 PM

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

          2. foleyd7 RE: beek31 Jun 26, 2009 07:11 PM

            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!)

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              dcopeland RE: beek31 Jul 1, 2009 07:05 AM

              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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                jfood RE: dcopeland Jul 1, 2009 07:20 AM

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

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                  Syphrite RE: jfood Jul 1, 2009 05:29 PM

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

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                    CTburgerlover RE: Syphrite Jul 1, 2009 05:48 PM

                    Yes, unfortunately it closed a few weeks ago.

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