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Jan 7, 2010 08:50 AM

Romantic near Stamford???

Looking for some place in/around Stamford that is romantic with good food and service, any thoughts?

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    1. re: foodiefoodster

      Thanks anything a tad more reasonable on price?? Not looking to take out a second mortgage to have a nice dinner

      1. re: bonacbub

        there are several nice spots if you are willing to go a bit outside of stamford. what type of food?

        1. re: LW1

          Romantic is a visceral concept, very hard to define. A dinner at the Homestead Inn is both special and memorable. It's also pricey.

          Dinner at Ferrante in Stamford (Summer Street) can be quite good. I haven't been there in six months but it's a cut above the rest of the restaurants in the downtown area. Ferrante, while not in the same league as Henkelmann's Homestead Inn, might be worth your attention. Ferrante is not inexpensive.

          1. re: steve h.

            I'm not a big fan of Ferrante, probably due to a disappointing vitello tonnata (cold veal in a creamy tuna sauce) I had there about a year ago. I was delighted to see it on the menu because it's rare to find and delicate to make. The veal was cold not cool, more grey than pink, and the tuna sauce a bit off.
            But the space is one of the nicest in Stamford, sophisticated, romantic, good acoustics and nice use of wood.. You could easily be in Florence. I also like the space at Aria.

            Last Thursday walked past Ferrante at lunchtime and not one table taken, I placed it on my endangered list, which is a shame because it looks so great and a beautiful bar.

            Another possibility is Jean Pierre on Bedford. Very Parisian, Intimate, charming, nice wine list, and classic cuisine. While the preperation doesn't match Henklemann, Bonne Nuit, or Jean-Louis, the tab won't break the bank.

            1. re: louuuuu

              I'm sorry to hear that about Ferrante. I've always enjoyed their house-made pastas as well as their killer (Colorado) lamb shank. Wine selection was always a cut above, too. They were pricey for the area. I wish them well.

              Jean Pierre is a decent destination: informal, cozy modest in price.


      La Bretagne on the Stamford/Old Greenwich border. I haven't been in a few years, but it was an excellent restaurant.