Located in downtown Stamford, and hidden in plain sight, Bar Q’s bi-level restaurant and expansive bar is an unexpected find. Bar Q is a barbeque melting pot of sorts – Nashville meets Kansas City, with a whole lot of mid-west hospitality and a touch of New Orleans soul. Utilizing wide plank wood from floor to ceiling, a cowhide clad wall, and photos of our bountiful farmland and the people that keep us moving forward, the space nourishes the American spirit. Pit-smoked barbeque, Southern favorites and down home cooking is in the form of appetizers and tasting plates, for noshing, sharing, or to build your perfect meal. The menu is complimented with creative southern cocktails, thirst quenching craft beers, including 26 on draught, and music that is live, dj spun, and pumped into this lively “Q” oasis.]]>
Our food is sourced from top quality purveyors featuring a high percentage of local and organic products. Our menu changes seasonally, offering a mix of new and signature dishes. All of our stocks, sauces, pastas, breads, pastries and ice creams are made from scratch on a daily basis.]]>
The newly constructed 6,000 square foot oasis has 300+ seats on two levels both inside
and out, featuring a spectacular private bar room with its own outdoor terrace on the
second floor with views of Long Island Sound. With a carefully curated roster of 24 craft
beers on draft showcasing hard to find alesfrom Dogfish Head, Captain Lawrence,
Curious Traveler and local Connecticut brewers Thomas Hooker, Half Full and Two
Roads, it promises to be a beer lover’s nirvana. The Beer Garden will also feature a
reserve list of large format bottled craft brews for the true connoisseur.
Harlan’s philosophy is to use the best local ingredients from the Northeast. The restaurant has a sustainable and market driven menu prepared with classical techniques. Some menu items will be available year round, while others will change seasonally to reflect the restaurant’s commitment to utilizing fresh local ingredients.
Some notable items on the menu include a domestic and international cheese and charcuterie selection, as well as dishes highlighted with a variety of fresh mozzarella that is prepared daily at the Chef’s action station. Patrons are encouraged to sit at the counter facing into the open kitchen to observe food preparation and cooking demonstrations.]]>
The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que began life in 1983 as a mobile concession stand using a 55-gallon drum cut in half. The idea was hatched by founder John Stage and his two partners at the Harley Rendezvous, a massive motorcycle gathering near Albany, N.Y. The three partners believed that bikers deserve a good plate of food and that the Dinosaur could provide it. For five years, the Dinosaur’s home was the road, where they served good bar-b-que at motorcycle shows, fairs, and festivals throughout the Northeast.
Burned out from life on the road, the Dinosaur settled in 1988 in downtown Syracuse, N.Y., as a quick-service lunch/dinner bar-b-que joint. In 1990, the restaurant tripled in size, adding a full bar, full service dining and live music. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opened in Rochester, N.Y. in 1998; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Harlem followed in 2004; Troy, N.Y., opened in November 2010; Newark, N.J., in May 2012; and Stamford, Conn., in December 2012.
Our bar-b-que is nationally acclaimed. Our food and sauces have won honors in publications such as Men’s Health and Eating Well magazines. We were named the country’s Number One BBQ on Good Morning America and have been featured on various Food Network and Travel Channel shows. Our spice rub and full line of specialty sauces are available throughout the country and in Europe and Japan. Our cookbook, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse, was voted as one of the best BBQ cookbooks in 2002 by the National Association of BBQ.
At Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, fresh, homemade, and high-quality aren’t just catchwords, they’re our foundation. Our commitment to food quality and genuine hospitality is unyielding and intense. We pride ourselves on our loyal guests, employees, and being a great place to have fun and while sampling some of the best bar-b-que in the country. Our menu is firmly rooted in the traditions of Southern bar-b-que, but there are other influences that shape our flavors and give our food its own distinctive character. That’s one of the secrets of great bar-b-que — staying committed to tradition, but finding your own stamp and signature.]]>