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Need to try in Stamford??

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:

Capital Grill
Thai Chi
Republic Grill

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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      1. re: gillyweed
        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.

        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
          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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