A Fast-Casual Restaurant in Stamford You've Got to Check Out
It's been over a month since I enjoyed a tasting at Roasted and I'm still thinking about it. A fast-casual eatery, Roasted is a family-owned from Bill and Kristin Hall (they also own and operate Melt Sandwich Shop in White Plains) renowned for their roasted meats and vegetables where customers can build their bowls from the bottom to the top.
Chef and owner Bill Hall explained that the bottom is the grain (bread, fries, mac-and-cheese), the middle is the protein (jerked chicken, BBQ tofu, seasoned vegetables, roasted salmon) and the top is the flavors (tomatoes, chipotle remoulade, applewood bacon, cheddar and crisp romaine, parmesan, croutons, caesar dressing), to name a few delicious options.
Some favorites we had the opportunity to try included sharable favorites like their creamy/rich mac and cheese, perfectly salted fries, and plumped-to-perfection quinoa. We also sampled a collection of their sandwiches and a bowl with quinoa, roasted vegetables, avocado, topped with the GOAT (slow roasted tomatoes, red onions, goat cheese, provolone, and pesto), which was beyond tasty. There are so many combinations to choose from that you can really try something new every time while also satisfying every craving. They also offer items for a variety of lifestyles whre you can find everything from gluten-free to vegan options to kid-friendly favorites. As a small eatery, everything was fresh and filled with flavor, which is attributed to Bill and his team who source the food locally and prepare it fresh everyday.
In addition to the delicious menu, there is a mini bar at Roasted where you can enjoy a glass of wine and local beer as well as their signature cocktails. And of course there was dessert! I was blown away by their homemade ice cream sandwiches, where just like their bowls, you can create your own with a cookie (chocolate chip, vanilla sugar, and oatmeal raisin), ice cream (homemade chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry), and topping (chocolate and white chocolate chips, and fudge and cake batter butter, icing, and sprinkles), to name a few mouth-watering options.
Opened around two years ago by husband-and-wife team Chef Bill and Kristin Hall, the duo has big plans for 2019 with waiter service for dinner on the top of their list as well as talks of themed game nights in the works. They also offer catering and offer delivery in the area, too.
Homemade, fresh and full of flavor, there really is something for everyone at Roasted.
Visit Roasted at 148 Bedford Street in Stamford.