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Downtown Stamford has influx of new restaurants

There are 78 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Jan 15, 2009, titled Downtown Stamford has influx of new restaurants. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

Downtown Stamford needs one more sports bar complete with chicken wings, burgers, fries, ribs, big-screen TVs and the other usual accoutrements, a regional restaurateur said.

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Retired GPD

Garnerville, NY

#61 Jan 26, 2009
Lindy Urso wrote:
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Chuck's in Darien is a good "under 40 bucks" option
Always been hit or miss at Chucks...mostly hits though.
Tony E Neuman

Bethany, CT

#62 Jan 26, 2009
CtMC wrote:
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I just ate at Outback in Manhattan and enjoyed it. I wanted a steak but did not want to spend $40 or more dollars. The place was almost full and the meal was worth the price, unlike most chains I eat at. I personally think California Pizza Kitchen would be a better fit than UNO but to each their own. Too bad Sallys won't open a real pizza place in town.
$40+!?! Steaks at Outback where I moved to in Central Connecticut are between $20-$25. But that's Manhattan for you.

Went to the Royal Green Restaurant at the Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford with relatives in December. I had the prime rib which was excellent. Heard nothing but good comments from the others who were there.
Vox Pop

Bloomfield, CT

#63 Jan 27, 2009
anon wrote:
Remos on Bedford Street, another under 40$ option...and tasty!
Eugenio is an encyclopedia of interesting dishes.
CtMC

Boston, MA

#64 Jan 27, 2009
Tony E Neuman wrote:
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$40+!?! Steaks at Outback where I moved to in Central Connecticut are between $20-$25. But that's Manhattan for you.
Went to the Royal Green Restaurant at the Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford with relatives in December. I had the prime rib which was excellent. Heard nothing but good comments from the others who were there.
I said I did not want to pay $40 or more for a steak and that is why I went to outback. My filet with 2 sides was $25. I was at Delmonico's near Wall St. in NYC the other night for a burger where steaks run from $44-$90... wow! Out of my price range. The burger though at $15 was awesome and almost affordable!!!
Vox Pop

Bloomfield, CT

#65 Jan 27, 2009
Tony E Neuman wrote:
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$40+!?! Steaks at Outback where I moved to in Central Connecticut are between $20-$25. But that's Manhattan for you.
Went to the Royal Green Restaurant at the Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford with relatives in December. I had the prime rib which was excellent. Heard nothing but good comments from the others who were there.
Did Thanksgiving at Royal Green.
The food was well prepared and interesting.
However, the service was abominable, spotty, and inattentive. The bartender was "managing" that night, for reasons I'll never understand. He was trying, but the wait/bus staff just wasn't up to the job. Despite his best efforts they were disorganized.
But, since it was a "holiday" I'm going to give them another chane.
Vox Pop

Bloomfield, CT

#66 Jan 27, 2009
Retired GPD wrote:
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Always been hit or miss at Chucks...mostly hits though.
I'd say mostly misses. Not the best cuts, not well trimmed, and not generous. The salad bar is so skimpy and ill-kept they should just do away with it.

The most reasonable good steak is the sirloin at Mario's in Saugatuck. But I go there to boost my cholesterol with the plate-filling Porterhouse!
It's worth the price, and well under $40.
Retired GPD

Garnerville, NY

#67 Jan 27, 2009
CtMC wrote:
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I said I did not want to pay $40 or more for a steak and that is why I went to outback. My filet with 2 sides was $25. I was at Delmonico's near Wall St. in NYC the other night for a burger where steaks run from $44-$90... wow! Out of my price range. The burger though at $15 was awesome and almost affordable!!!
Try Delfrisco's I believe it's 1221 6th Ave. across the street from Radio City Music Hall. Best steakhouse in Manhattan! Been to Demonico's and all the others, Delfrisco's, I think is the best & their burgers are also awesome.
Retired GPD

Garnerville, NY

#68 Jan 27, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
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I'd say mostly misses. Not the best cuts, not well trimmed, and not generous. The salad bar is so skimpy and ill-kept they should just do away with it.
The most reasonable good steak is the sirloin at Mario's in Saugatuck. But I go there to boost my cholesterol with the plate-filling Porterhouse!
It's worth the price, and well under $40.
Another good choice. Chuck's is what it is, I agree, but I always get the filet and it's usually pretty good. By the way, The best steak house in this area is Blackstone on Main Ave. in Norwalk. New York City steaks but NY prices as well. Good for a special occasion and better than Morton's in my opinion.
Vox Pop

Bloomfield, CT

#69 Jan 27, 2009
Retired GPD wrote:
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Another good choice. Chuck's is what it is, I agree, but I always get the filet and it's usually pretty good. By the way, The best steak house in this area is Blackstone on Main Ave. in Norwalk. New York City steaks but NY prices as well. Good for a special occasion and better than Morton's in my opinion.
If I go to NY it's Peter Luger's.
Though there's a joint in Brooklyn, off the BQE, by Bay Lumber - Bamonte's - where you're fed like a king. And no one in the neighborhood will even breathe on your car.(Presumably a long-standing "service" of the house?)
Now you've got me thinking about a trip to Sheepshead Bay...
I just find Chuck's too steep for what hits the plate. And that salad bar, not only sparse and messy, but also not very user-friendly. Too many years of being spoiled by Loughran at Brock's, where someone was always tending that salad bar. Now that's a place I miss!
Retired GPD

Garnerville, NY

#70 Jan 27, 2009
I've been to Peter Luger's but I can't get past the , "what the H are you doing in here attitude".
Vox Pop

Bloomfield, CT

#71 Jan 27, 2009
Retired GPD wrote:
I've been to Peter Luger's but I can't get past the , "what the H are you doing in here attitude".
As a kid who used to swim in a once famous salt water indoor hotel pool in Brooklyn Heights, I can understand that. I am want of a new "introducer" there myself.

Try Bamonte's, just off Metropolitan Avenue.

And, of course, there's the depth charge of all breakfasts available at Junior's on Flatbush Avenue.
If you can walk easily when you leave, you haven't had enough.
former res

Norristown, PA

#72 Jan 27, 2009
If I go downtown to my special steak shop and buy the super thick rib eyes (Delmonicos) PRIME - nobody can grill it up any better than I can - just the way I like it - a high flame - medium rare. I still get steak out - but I don't get too excited - I'd rather get something I don't make at home. Don't get me wrong - I still like a nice slab of cow muscle from time to time.

Anyone ever been to one those "Brazilian steak houses" where the waiters are serving several kinds of meat at once? We did it once in NYC and it was kind of fun. Pretty decedent.(Easy on the sides - you need the room.)
agree

Morristown, NJ

#73 Jan 27, 2009
Retired GPD wrote:
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By the way, The best steak house in this area is Blackstone on Main Ave. in Norwalk. New York City steaks but NY prices as well. Good for a special occasion and better than Morton's in my opinion.
I second what you said about Blackstone. It's unfortunate that it's located in strip mall but don't judge. My experience was wonderful, the food, the ambiance, and the service was impeccable. I had just been to the Capital Grille for a promotion celebration and thought Blackstone's was better. Having said all that I still don't think you can beat Peter Lugars for the best steak around even though its a hassle to get there.

Lets hope all the new restaurants in Stamford do well and survive.
agree

Morristown, NJ

#74 Jan 27, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
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As a kid who used to swim in a once famous salt water indoor hotel pool in Brooklyn Heights, I can understand that. I am want of a new "introducer" there myself.

The old St. George Hotel...I remember it well and there's a great article looking back in the Brooklyn Heights Blog.
brooklynheightsblog.com
Vox Pop

Bloomfield, CT

#75 Jan 27, 2009
agree wrote:
<quoted text> brooklynheightsblog.com
Thank you. It was quite the place to go.
I understand it's been turned into an S-R-O now.
Too bad.
CtMC

Boston, MA

#76 Jan 28, 2009
agree wrote:
<quoted text> brooklynheightsblog.com
I know the building. Just renovated in the last 5 years I think. Not sure it is a hotel anymore. I lived on State Street for a few years.
Vox Pop

Bloomfield, CT

#77 Jan 28, 2009
CtMC wrote:
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I know the building. Just renovated in the last 5 years I think. Not sure it is a hotel anymore. I lived on State Street for a few years.
I'm still in touch with families my grandparents met on the lower East Side. Their children, who moved to Brooklyn, were friends of my father, who was a surveyor and engineer. After a day at their marine construction business, it was time for a dip in the pool. I never lived close to it, but did have a place on President Street between 7th and 8th for a while.
FERRIS AL TAYYEB

Paterson, NJ

#78 Oct 17, 2012
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