This was the website for Route 22 American Restaurant and Bar. The content is from the site's 2008 - 2009 archived pages.
The restaurant is now permanently closed.

Route 22 Restaurant & Bar
55 Old Route 22
Armonk, NY 10504

Route 22 Restaurant
1980 West Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Take a healthy helping of eclectic American cuisine, throw in a dash of nostalgia and you have the perfect recipe for Route 22 American Restaurant and Bar, a new restaurant designed to give patrons a sense of what Greenwich & Stamford were like in a different era. Located in Commerce Park and situated in the new Shop Rite shopping center, the 6,000 square foot restaurant's automotive décor and ambiance are reminiscent of the 1930's. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Lunch and dinner menus run the gamut from salads and burgers to grilled vegetables and award-winning BBQ. A signature dish is Danish baby back pork ribs served with Route 22's special barbeque sauce, baked beans & coleslaw. The overall feel of the restaurant is one of fun because the owners want families, business people, and large groups all to feel right at home in their Hollywood-style booths & spacious dining room.

Route 22’s has been honored by Fairfield County for 2006 “Best New Bar in CT”. There are drink specials daily & the best live rock-n-roll every Saturday night. Happy Hour is M-F from 4pm-7pm with ½ price select drinks & appetizers at the beautifully appointed wooden bar.

ESTABLISHMENT FACTS

Cuisine: American Fare

Atmosphere:  Casual/1930’s automotive

Dining Room Hours:  Mon-Th 11:00am-10pm (Late Menu until 11pm) Fri-Sa 11:00am-11pm (Late Menu until midnight) Sun 11am - 9pm  (Late Menu until 10pm)

Bar Hours: 11am - 1am daily

Meals Served:  Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour at  the bar, Late Night Menu

Payment Types: AX, Discover, MC, V, Corporate H/AC

Attire: Casual but neat

Parking:  Largest free parking lot in Stamford

Out-Door Seating:  Memorial Day – Labor Day

Coat Check: No

Smoking: On the patio

Closest ATM: 30 feet away

 

STARTERS
 
 
22 Spinach Dip ~ $8.99
A hot and creamy spinach dip served with crispy tortilla chips
Nostalgic Nachos ~ $8.99
Tortilla chips topped with a blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese, chili, tomatoes, jalapenos, scallions, salsa, sour cream and guacamole
Maryland Crab Cake ~ $10.99
Panko crusted, 100% lump crabmeat sautéed and served with Cajun sauce
Fried Calamari ~ $8.99
Served with marinara sauce and lemon
Steamed Shrimp & Veggie Dumplings ~ $8.49
Served with an Oriental dipping sauce
Chicken Wings (1 dozen) ~ $9.49
Your choice of Buffalo, BBQ or Teriyaki style. Served with bleu cheese dressing, carrots and celery sticks
Chicken Quesadilla ~ $7.99
Filled with a blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, tomatoes and jalapenos
With Steak or Shrimp - $9.99
Chicken & Lettuce Wrap ~ $9.99
Szechuan sauteed chicken with mushrooms, julienne carrots and Boston bibb lettuce
22 Combo Platter ~ $13.99
Mozzarella Sticks, Chicken Tenders, Potato Skins and Buffalo Wings. No substitutions, please
Sliders ~ $8.99
Four Mini Cheeseburgers or Pulled Pork Sandwiches with sautéed onions
Add Fries & Slaw for $1.00
Five Cheese Dip ~ $6.99
Our signature five cheese dipping sauce served with two 9" potato and scallion pancakes sliced for easy dipping
Chili Cheese Fries ~ $5.49
A heaping portion of crispy fries covered with our homemade chili, melted Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses
Potato Skins ~ $6.99
Four skins smothered with Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, chopped bacon and scallions

 

 

Experience the Nostalgia & Fun of Route 22 for...Corporate Events, Holiday Parties, Business Gatherings, Birthday Parties, Children's Events, Bar & Bat Mitzvah's, Sweet Sixteen's.

Relax. Take it easy. And put your next event in the hands of our meeting (and eating!) professionals at nearby Route 22 restaurant! Whether you’re planning an intimate business luncheon for 10…or charting an unforgettable party for 150, we can handle it in style!

Westchester’s first true “concept” restaurant welcomes you to a world of ‘30’s memorabilia, complete with a fully restored ‘31 Model A Ford. Meanwhile, our seasoned staff tends to your party’s every need…serving up mouthwatering American cuisine featuring everything from sizzling burgers and steaks to the finest seafood on the map!

Need a full sit-down dinner? Piece of cake. Want a cocktail reception? Easy as pie! Which reminds us - we even offer an exquisite array of tasty dessert dishes for every occasion imaginable.

With over 4,000 square feet of space, plus state-of-the-art A/V equipment, full catering capabilities, event planning, live entertainment and a full service bar - the best route to a great event starts here: at Route 22.

For more information, call 203-323-2229 and ask for Frank.

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Yelp Reviews from 2006-2011

 

B. Pred
8/14/2010
We had been visiting the grand parents and were bringing home a lovely antique rug they had given us. IT had been in the family for years and it showed its age. I thought we could find with a google search oriental rug cleaning Brooklyn when we got home and hopefully restore it to its former glory. Meanwhile the kids needed to eat so we stopped for some lunch thinking that the restaurant appeared to be kid friendly. I wasn't impressed to say the least, wished there had been something else close by, but it satisfied the kids. The good news, the company I found to clean and restore the gifted oriental rug was great. I couldn't believe my eyes when it was delivered to our brownstone. The rewoven areas were indistinguishable from the original, there was new fringe, it was beautifully cleaned, and even ScotchGuarded, I should be writing a review for Sunlight Fine Rug Care & Restoration instead of for Route 22 American Restaurant and Bar!

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X V. Manhattan, NY
5/21/2009
This place is as generic as it gets. Nothing, I mean nothing sets this place apart. Except for the fact that it's kind of overpriced (for what it is) - I can't really see what else is going for it. 
Got the steak sandwich (it's listed as a specialty). If that's the best they can do, I'm glad I didn't get the worst. I mean this place. The only reason they get one extra star is because of the fries - they were pretty good, but definitely won't be back to this place, as there is no reason to.

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Derek D Stamford, CT
8/11/2009
Owned by Post Road Entertainment. Don't bother.
Definitely not worth going all the way to the West Side for....you might as well go eat at Black Bear or Hula Hanks. At least those are right Downtown.
Tragic.

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Lauren H. Greenwich, CT
10/30/2010
Good diner food. Fast service. I had the shrimp wrap -- Seafood always takes good here. You can often find good beers on tap like Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, and Hoptical Illusion on tap.

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Tim T. Riverside, CT
1/22/2010
Only reason to go, is the "Kid-Friendliness". Booths and tables are big enough and far enough apart that your kids can go nuts without bothering anyone else. Most other patrons are families with kids, anyway. Our toddlers like the little cardboard cars they serve the kids specials in. Decor is basic TGIF/Appleby's stuff (big Americana signs, car stuff, etc). A couple of TV's play kid's DVD's like Cars, Kung Fu Panda, etc. Food is tolerable, but nothing to write home about. Stick to the basics - burger, steak sandwich, etc. A little pricy for the quality, but generally worth it (once in a while) if you factor in the kid-friendliness. If you don't have kids, you'll do better a mile or two away in downtown Stamford.

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Braden W. Cambridge, MA
6/27/2010
This place is TERRIBLE. I wish I could rate zero stars.

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Diana N.
4/25/2011
I am giving one star only because it has some cute gimmicks for kids, ie: paper cars as plates. The food is atroscious! I ordered a salad that tasted like a bagged salad. The spinach dip was microwaved, some spinach still a bit frozen. Overall awful!

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J K. Greenwich, CT
1/17/2009
While the food was good (not great), the service left everything to be desired.  After about 10 minutes of waiting the hostess finally showed her face, however, she failed to greet us and I had to ask her if maybe we could get a table.   When they finally sat us we began looking at the menu, and as soon as we got comfortable the manager came over and told us we couldn't sit at that table, but didn't suggest a place for us to sit (left it up to us).  The new table was dirty and pretty big for just too people.  Our appetizer came and we had to wait 5 minutes for someone to bring us utensils (at this point i was timing it).  Like i said the food was good, but not worth dealing with the service.  After we were done the manager came over to rush us out of there and take care of our check, he handed it off to someone and my credit card disappeared for a while.  Our waiter came back empty handed and asked me if i needed any change...so I explained to him that there is no change when paying with a credit card.

Anyways, long story short...this was the strangest experience i have ever had in a restaurant.  If you're looking to go out to eat or grab some drinks in Stamford  there are plenty of other places, i suggest you avoid this place no matter what.  If you must eat from here, get it to go.

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Zach S.  New York, NY
5/22/2006
Route 22 is a traditional American restaurant styled in old "automobile" style, with 50s decor.  The food consists of burgers, ribs, and the like.  The food is good, albeit a bit pricey.  Service is a bit of a problem though, with a dessert taking more than 15 minutes to serve.  Route 22 has decent food for slightly elivated prices and service that's not terrific.

 

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