Stamford Summer Restaurant Week 2014

It’s time for Summer restaurant week in Stamford.

Check out the info &  participating restaurants below!

Leave a comment if you’re thinking of dining somewhere & want a recommendation…enjoy!

Stamford Summer Restaurant Weeks August 18 – September 1, 2014.

Yes, two weeks of special multi-course menus and dining deals!

This Summer over 30 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several different price options. The prices for lunch range from $10.14, $12.14 or $20.14 and dinner ranges from $15.14, $20.14 or $30.14. New this year: each participating restaurant will be mixing up its very own Signature Summer Cocktails to be featured during Restaurant Weeks.

Menus will be posted soon, so check back often!

View the list of participating restaurants below:

Restaurants Offering $10.14 Lunch And $15.14 Dinner:

Franklin Street Works Cafe* – RW Menu – 203-595-5211

Fuji Asian Restaurant* – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-967-8989

McFadden’s Stamford* – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-324-4448

Tomatillo Taco Joint* – RW Menus – 203-324-4777

Restaurants Offering $12.14 Lunch And $20.14 Dinner:

Azuca – RW Menus – 203-817-0189

Capriccio Café* – RW Menus – 203-356-9819

Castle Bar & Grill* – RW Menus – 203-357-9800

Fin II Japanese Restaurant* – RW Menus – 203-359-6688

Kotobuki – RW Menus – 203-359-4747

Lucky’s Classic Burger* – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-978-0268

Quattro Pazzi* – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-324-7000 – Make Reservations

Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza* – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-973-0077

Sam’s American Bistro – RW Menus – 203-977-1265

Tengda Asian Bistro – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-353-8005

Volta Gelateria Creperia* – RW Menus – 203-883-8841

Restaurants Offering $20.14 Lunch And $30.14 Dinner:

Aria – RW Menu Coming Soon –  203-324-2742 – Make Reservations

Bar Rosso* – RW Menus – 203-388-8640 – Make Reservations

Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar – RW Menus – 203-348-4800

The Capital Grille* – RW Menus – 203-967-0000 – Make Reservations

Cask Republic – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-348-2275 – Make Reservations

Columbus Park Trattoria* – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-967-9191

Cotto Wine Bar* – RW Menus – 203-914-1400 – Make Reservations

EOS Greek Cuisine* – RW Menus – 203-569-6250 – Make Reservations

F•I•S•H•* – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-724-9300 – Make Reservations

Gastro Bar – RW Menus – 203-817-0392

Hudson Grille* – RW Menu – 203-883-8600 – Make Reservations

Kona Grill* – RW Menus – 203-324-5700

Lola’s Mexican Kitchen – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-674-5652 – Make Reservations

Morton’s, The Steakhouse – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-324-3939 – Make Reservations

napa & co. – RW Menus – 203-353-3319 – Make Reservations

Patrizia’s of Stamford – RW Menus – 203-348-8000 – Make Reservations

The Fez  – RW Menu Coming Soon – 203-324-3391

Villa Italia – RW Menus – 203-348-7742

ZAZA Italian Gastrobar – RW Menus – 203-348-2300

* Participating in the Kids’ Fans program.

This year in partnership with Stamford Hospital, Stamford Tables will host KIDS’ FANS 5-2-1-0, a program designed to promote nutrition and fitness in Stamford. All children under 12 will be offered a healthy lunch for $6.96 and dinner for $9.95 at the above listed restaurants.

Dine out and receive an Avon Theatre Film Center Coupon to “Buy one General Admission Ticket and Get One Free” plus two Free Medium Popcorns! Promotion expires 9/30/14

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The Capital Grille (Restaurant Week – Lunch)

230 Tresser Blvd  Stamford, CT 06901 – (203) 967-0000

I’ve been to The Capital Grille numerous times for restaurant week in the past, but only for dinner (recommendations below).  I decided to go for lunch because I saw that they had a cheeseburger on the menu and I’m always up for trying a new burger!  For their lunch special, $20.13 gets you a salad, an entree, and a dessert.  Anyone who is familiar with Capital Grille’s prices knows that $20.13 is a steal for lunch.  See their Restaurant Week Menu HERE!

Capital Grille Signature Cheeseburger: A blend of Chopped Sirloin, Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Sweet Onion with Truffle Fries

Capital Grille Signature Cheeseburger: A blend of Chopped Sirloin, Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles & Sweet Onion with Parmesan Truffle Fries

While I do think that the cheeseburger was very good, it’s not the best I’ve had.  I think I expected it to be a bit different and maybe more original – but I suppose bacon, lettuce, and tomato appeals to most of the population.  Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the BLT combo, but it’s been better at other restaurants.  The meat was deliciously tender & seasoned and the truffle fries were AMAZING.  A good burger – but I would rather have had another dish.  I had their caesar salad & their chocolate ice cream as well – both were satisfying.  The WOW factor for me was the parmesan truffle fries – definitely the star of the meal.

I’ve been dying to try their Wagyu Cheeseburger, which is supposed to be phenomenal! I did not see it on the regular menu online or restaurant week menu and was a little disappointed.  Perhaps it’s a special? Or maybe they only offer it at specific locations? The Wagyu burger is served on a Brioche roll with Havarti cheese and a sunny side up egg & crispy onions.  Now THAT sounds like a burger!  Their signature burger is definitely worth a taste though!

If you’re going to the Capital Grille in Stamford for restaurant week (dinner), I absolutely recommend their Bone-In Dried Aged Sirloin & Filet Mignon for an entree.  Both are ridiculously good and I often have trouble deciding which one to choose.  I do enjoy their Creme Brulee for dessert as well.  I’ll be going back to CG for dinner next week so I’ll be updating this article with some pictures. Oh, and their Lobster Mac & Cheese is to die for – probably the best I’ve had 🙂

What do you recommend from The Capital Grille?

Capriccio Cafe – Stamford, CT

189 Bedford Street , Stamford CT

http://www.capriccio-cafe.com

Let me start by saying that whenever I go to Capriccio, I never have a bad meal.  Sometimes the service is lacking, but I usually don’t mind because I’m never in a rush & if I’m sitting outside I’m just enjoying the atmosphere.  Besides food, I recommend the White Peach Sangria if you like a sweet refreshing drink.  Below is a list of what I’ve ordered and enjoyed from Capriccio.

  • Grilled Vegetable Stack (Zucchine, eggplant, tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, pesto)
  • Zucchini Chips (Crispy zucchini chips with their own marinara sauce)
  • Burrata Speck & Tomato (Cream filled fresh mozzarella, smoked prosciutto, tomatoes)
  • Fried Calamari  (Lemon, parsley, garlic dipping sauce)
  • Calamari alla Griglia (Grilled calamari served over a bed of arugula with lemon & olive oil dressing)
  • Cesare Salad (Caesar salad with croutons and shaved parmigiano cheese)
  • Lorenzo Salad (Fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, roasted peppers, mixed greens)
  • Mia Salad (Sun-dried tomatoes, portobello mushrooms and grilled chicken sauteed in shallots, balsamic sauce served warm over mixed green)
  • Via Pola Panini (Grilled chicken, goat cheese, sun-dried tomato, portobello mushrooms)
  • Messina Sandwich (grilled chicken, smoked mozzarella, avocado and sundried tomato pesto
  • Maestro Pizza (tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, fresh tomato, fresh basil)
  • Margherita Pizza (tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil)
  • Rigatoni alla Vodka (pancetta, prosciutto di Parma, tomato-cream sauce with a splash of vodka)
  • Gelato (assorted flavors by Volta Gelateria )(chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, hazelnut, coffee, lemon, mixed berries sorbet)
Burrata Speck & Tomato - Capriccio Cafe Stamford, CT

Burrata Speck & Tomato @ Capriccio Cafe Stamford, CT

Mimosas @ Capriccio Cafe - Stamford, CT

Mimosas @ Capriccio Cafe – Stamford, CT