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SONO Sunday Lunch

Taking a day trip with my husband...looking for some good food, nothing too fancy not too expensive. Any suggestions?

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  1. Also, preferable in the Washington St. vicinity...

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    1. re: petuniafromhell

      Honestly I don't think you are going to find anything open for lunch on Sunday in Sono other than the Brewhouse near the Maritime Center. It's not fancy or expensive but it's pretty basic food...and on Sunday it might be a buffet brunch if I'm not mistaken.

      1. Burger bar & bistro. I've stopped there a couple of times on the way back to NY. Very solid burger, good service, definitely not fancy.

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        1. re: donovt

          I have had some horrible service at the Burger Bar. 2 weeks ago, I walked out after being assured that they could easily accommodate my request to be out in 40 minutes for a movie next door. After 15 minutes of "one sec" and watching new arrivals get drinks before anyone came to take our order, we left, and had a terrific quick meal at Jeff's Cuisine around the corner. On our way back to the theater, we spoke to friends who were also frustrated by the bad service.

          I would normally chalk this off to a one-off, bad day, but this was our first trip back in a year. We put them in the penalty box because they messed up our order so badly that after 45 minutes we paid for our beverages and left.

          I have never left another local restaurant in frustration, except for the 2 times at the Burger Bar.

          Try Jeff's Cuisine - it's not a light meal (Southern BBQ), but it is extremely tasty and Jeff goes out of his way to make everyone feel at home.

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          Jeff's Cuisine
          54 N Main St, Norwalk, CT 06854

          1. re: SteveSCT

            Wow, that's pretty awful. The complete opposite experience I've had. We've been there 3 times and had very friendly efficient service each time.

            1. re: SteveSCT

              I've been to Burger Bar at least 15 times and have always had great service. Love Jeff's as well.

          2. Where are you coming from/going too? Why must you eat in SONO? Why not a close neighboring town with better food?

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              1. re: petuniafromhell

                Are you willing to eat in Greenwivch, CT. , Much closer to NYC, & has many more lunch places to go. if yes.....let me know.

                1. re: temilove

                  Thanks but no..i'm basically dragging my husband on this trip...need to make things easy for him.

                  1. re: petuniafromhell

                    Greenwich is closer to NYC then SONO, This would be easier for him. You are not looking at your map, (GPS) really, check. But, if you insist on SONO, check out Match,
                    Red LULU'S, or go downtown near the drawbridge, ( a lovely walk on the weekend) & see what you like & grab a bite. If you don't want to do Greenwich, Darien is close to Norwalk with GREAT choices too!

            1. Strada 18 on Washington is very good, some moderately priced items on the menu. Burger Bar is a good call for something more casual, if it's nice you can sit outside. If you go make sure to get the Brie and truffle oil fries.

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              Strada 18
              122 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854

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              1. re: jenstella

                I'm not sure if it was this past Sunday you were interested in, but GingerMan on Washington Street is another option. Better food and atmosphere than Brewhouse and service than Burger Bar, based on my experiences. It also has one of the nicer outdoor spaces in the area (mainly because it is enclosed and not on the actual street) and if your husband is a beer drinker at all, probably the best selection in the area.