Without a satisfying evening meal, people are less productive the following day and more likely to sleepwalk into neighbor’s pantries in search of sustenance. Rest easy with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of café fare, dinner, and drinks at The Sundance Café & Wine Bar in Stamford.
Known for freshly roasted java from around the globe, The Sundance Café & Wine Bar accents its bold coffees and espressos with selections from a dinner menu full of sandwiches, salads, and skillets. Paninis ($10.95) named for neighboring towns teach an appetizing lesson in digestive geography, as with the Darien and its combo of thinly sliced corned beef, Finlandia swiss cheese, and whole-grain mustard on extra-thick NYC rye. The philly-cheesesteak quesadilla smears roast beef with melted american cheese, a light horseradish sauce, then dunks the lot of them in sides of cherry-pepper mayo and homemade russian dipping sauce ($9.95). The grilled-tilapia-and-baby-shrimp skillet arrives doused in coconut-tomato sauce ($15.95). Add a sweet cap to a hearty meal with a warm caramel macchiato ($2.70 for a small) from the coffee bar or a refreshing Seaglass sauvignon blanc ($8/glass) off the wine list. Desserters can nosh on turtle cheesecake, a rich vanilla cheesecake coated in caramel sauce and sprinkled with peanuts ($6.95), while admiring the constellation Roboticus from one of the café’s outdoor perches.
Weekend warriors can also indulge in an end-of-week victory brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The breakfast and lunch menus provide plenty of tortilla-encased options, like the egg BLT wrap ($3.99) or the Philly cheesesteak quesadilla ($8.95).
The Sundance Café & Wine Bar
The Sundance Café & Wine Bar's kitchen teems with daily deliveries of crisp, fresh vegetables and natural meat ready for soaking in house marinades. Alongside cups of coffee sourced from around the globe, these ingredients create hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners of wraps, parfaits, and fondue. A vast salad bar plates custom greens alongside Spirit of Connecticut paninis, named after neighboring towns such as Milford, New Canaan, and Metropolis. Patrons relax in chairs emblazoned with the café's coffee cup logo as they dip bread and fruit into chocolate and cheese fondue and enjoy sips of fruity wine smoothies. Sundance also caters special breakfast and lunchtime meals, and hosts events such as live music and poetry readings beneath soft spotlights.