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In August of 2012, Chef Stephen Lewandowski brought his culinary expertise and creative vision out of New York and launched Harlan Social in the heart of a new development in Stamford's emerging South End. A combination of his son's name (Harlan) and the atmosphere he wanted to create (Social) it quickly rose into a mainstay for locals. Today he aims to capture a true SoNo vibe with Harlan Publick creating high quality, creative comfort food and a wide offering of beverages enjoyed in an urban setting.

Harlan Publick holds the same fundamentals: To provide the freshest local ingredients available, creative menus, high quality food, beverages and service, while delivering an experience unlike any other restaurant or bar in this vibrant and eclectic Norwalk neighborhood.


Stephen Lewandowski

Owner & Managing Partner

Stephen's experience reflects training in all aspects of the culinary world - corporate, conventional, fine dining, and off premise, to name a few. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he became the Sous Chef at Manhattan’s Abby restaurant. He continued to polish his craft at Gotham Bar & Grill and then at Fantino in the Ritz Carlton. Stephen stayed with Ritz Carlton for several years, cooking in various cities across the US. In 1999, he was named executive sous chef for the Peabody Orlando, where he oversaw all five restaurants for the 1000-room hotel. He joined Tribeca Grill in 2000 and was promoted to executive chef in 2003. Stephen has traveled throughout the world with Regent Seven Seas as a celebrated guest chef. His cooking and dining experience abroad influence his food at both Harlan Social and Harlan Publick.

Stephen participates in many charitable events, including Taste of the NFL and City Meals on Wheels. He is actively involved in AIWP’s Day of Taste, a discovery-based program that teaches 4th and 5th grade students how food weaves its way from farm-to-table.

Stephen has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Cooking Light, and Food and Wine. He has also made multiple media appearances, including the Food Network, CNN, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Fox News, Toni On! New York, Behind the Burner, In New York, WHERE Magazine, and Julie & Julia Promotions.

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