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Top 10 Restaurants in the Stamford, CT Area

Top 10 Restaurants in the Stamford, CT Area

Fine dining is one of the many enjoyable experiences life has to offer. Whether you’ve lived in Stamford all your life or you’re making a visit to the area, hitting up some of the area’s top-rated restaurants should be a priority on your to-do list. After all, you have to eat, so why not make it an experience you won’t forget?

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We’ve analyzed reviews from Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Open Table to gain insight into diners’ opinions, including both locals and area visitors. We’ve used this data to choose the top 10 restaurants in the Stamford, Connecticut area. Of course, there are many fine dining experiences to be had in the region, and many local restaurants are worthy of recognition. But if you’re looking to try something new or are visiting the area for the first time, we’ve identified 10 fabulous restaurants worth a visit. Note that we’ve listed our top 10 picks below in no particular order.

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1. Teff Restaurant
Average Rating: 4.75

Teff Restaurant

Teff Restaurant is a celebration of East African cuisine and culture, offering diners the opportunity to experience the culture of Eritrea and Ethiopia, two small countries in East Africa, by bringing the authentic flavors of the region to the beautiful Stamford, Connecticut area, where both residents and visitors alike will have an experience they’ll never forget.

2. Café Sylvium
Average Rating: 4.5

Cafe Syvium

Café Sylvium was opened in 2001 by brothers Nick and Vincenzo Petrafesa, who aimed to bring their passion for old world, Southern cooking to the Stamford area. Residents of Stamford for three decades, the Petrafesa brothers offer hearty and traditional Italian meals in a cozy, relaxing, yet elegant atmosphere.

3. Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza
Average Rating: 4.5

Remo's Brick Oven Pizza

Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza recreates the atmosphere of an authentic Italian pizzeria in the heart of Stamford. Visitors and residents to the Stamford area who enjoy old-world style pizza won’t regret a visit to Remo’s. Whether you’re in the mood for a simple slice of pizza or something more exquisite such as calamari or even a fresh salad, Remo’s offers a dining experience like no other.

4. Brasitas
Average Rating: 4.5


Brasitas now has several locations, but first originated in Stamford in 1999. One of the first Nuevo Latino restaurants in the area, Brasitas now has a second location in Norwalk. Voted one of the top Spanish restaurants in Connecticut for many years, both locations offer a Latin fusion cuisine coupled with Latin American traditions and values for an experience you won’t soon forget.

5. Trips Restaurant
Average Rating: 4.5

Trips Restaurant

Trips Restaurant is where good friends and good food come together in Stamford. Daily specials cooked to order if you prefer, an extensive wine list, and a well-stocked bar are just a few of the factors that create the ultimate in dining experiences. Casually elegant, Trips Restaurant is located just five minutes from downtown.

6. Six Thirteen
Average Rating: 4.5

Six Thirteen

A modern American bistro, Six Thirteen offers a variety of delicious burgers and hot dogs, chicken, and exquisite entrees like Chicken Schnitzel and Pargiot that are sure to have you coming back for more. A kids’ menu, tasty appetizers,  soups and salads round out the options for a great family experience.

7. Capital Grille
Average Rating: 4.25

Capital Grille

Fresh daily seafood, nationally acclaimed dry aged steaks, and an award-winning collection of more than 350 wines await you at Capital Grille, serving both lunch and dinner in Stamford and its other locations. For fine dining or group events, Capital Grille is one of the best.

8. Olio
Average Rating: 4.25


Chef/Owner Steve Costanzo and his business partner Moira Hyland bring over 36 years of experience to create an exceptional dining experience for residents and visitors in the Stamford area. A New American Neighborhood restaurant, Olio’s menu uses local ingredients and makes everything from scratch.

9. Columbus Park Trattoria
Average Rating: 4.25

Columbus Park Trattoria

Featuring both regional and national Italian dishes, Columbus Park Trattoria offers signature homemade pastas made right on the premises. Fresh fish, meats, and other delectable dishes await you at Columbus Park Trattoria.

10. Tabouli Grill
Average Rating: 4.25

Tabouli Grill

Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine is served daily at Tabouli Grill, made with wholesome, healthy ingredients to satisfy your taste buds without sacrificing your healthy diet. Just a short distance from downtown Stamford, Tabouli Grill is a convenient stop in your travels.

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