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Stamford bistro or nice casual near Bull's Head/Towne Center area

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looking for a pleasant spot to have a dinner, French, Italian, American, in the area near the Stamford Towne Center...A spot with good food, decent wine, and an atmosphere conducive to conversation.

Thanks in advance

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  1. As a head's-up, Bull's Head is almost 2 miles away from the Town Center.

    I don't know your price range, but take a look at Chez Jean-Pierre (www.chezjeanpierre.com), Columbus Park Trattoria (www.columbusparktrattoria.com), or Barcelona (www.barcelonawinebar.com/stamford.htm).

    I've heard Patrizia's (www.patriziasofstamford.com) is nice, but haven't been.

    This site has an extensive list of downtown Stamford restaurants (will open as PDF), color-coded by price-range. http://tinyurl.com/6s9dw4z No reviews, but it's a good place to start...

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    1. re: yngvai

      Good recs,tho Patrizia not in same league with Columbus Park. There's also Napa, which I still love, tho not as good as when Taibe was cooking there. OP didn't mention Indian, but places like Tawa and Coramandel also excellent,

      There are over 80 restaurants within three blocks of the Town Center so plenty of choices.

      1. re: yngvai

        Patrizia's is EMPTY every time I walk by it. Not just at 6AM either :-)

      2. ZAZA is at 122 broad st.right across from the mall.It's mostly small plates and pizza,both of which they do well.also large wine by the glass choice's