Restaurant Recs for Young Newlywed Couple - [Stamford, Ct]
As a wedding present I'm considering giving a gift certificate to a Stamford area restaurant. Please offer suggestions on what would be good within these parameters. The couple is in their early 20's, the groom is reported to be a good cook and he is Italian. I believe these folks are tuned into the trendy places in town, but don't know them well enough to know their preferences. I was hoping to get a white table cloth establishment that they ordinarily might not go to on their own. By that I mean I'm looking for something that might be for a special occasion rather than everyday fare. Alternatively a trendy new place with a good rep. that is popular with the younger crowd might be a good suggestion.
Napa & Co. In my opinion, best food in Stamford, and also a good scene (my husband and I are late 20's)
To jfood's point on price range, dinner for 2 with appetizer and dessert and a moderate bottle of wine is likely to run about $150. It can be less or much more (they have an impressive wine list), but I would say $150 is our average.
Another good "scene" at a lesser price point is Barcelona. Our typical dinner bill (with drinks) is in the $75 - $100 range there.
I'll 2nd the Napa & Co selection.
If you want Italian I would say Columbus Park Tratorria - - but I must confess that I haven't been there in at least 18 months - - but I believe they are still well regarded around the downtown Stamford area.