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Mar 22, 2007 06:26 AM

Where to eat in Darien, CT?

Moving there soon...just wanted to get a good (up to date) idea of what the best options are in town etc.?

Have tried Chings Kitchen...wasn't blown away. Was ok. Nothing one bugbear...if a modern Asian type place is offering "szechuan" dishes on its menu then please make sure its actually "szechuan" style...I mean like you know can I get even the smallest hint of chili? Please, I'm not scared...go on...add some chili... 99.99% of "szechuan" dishes in "stylish" Asian joints are bland to the point of "why did I even bother ordering that..." That again was my experience with Chings...big *yawn*...

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  1. I only like one spot in Darien proper: Coromandel. Truly delicious Indian food.

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      1. I hear you on the szechuan deal... when was the last time a "szechuan" dish out here in the burbs actually had a szechuan peppercorn in it. I've never seen it. lame.

        Anyhow, I'm interested in this topic. After living in Stamford for the better part of 7 years, I just realized I don't think I've ever had dinner in Darien. Maybe that's saying something, or maybe I'm missing out?!

        I hope the culinary pinnacle of darien food isn't just Trader Joes and it's proximity to Stamford and Norwalk.

        I remember once someone saying they found good pizza in darien... I think it was near the corner of the post road and Old King's Highway?

        I did go to Post Corner Pizza once on a recommendation. It was ok, but nothing special. Very similar to Hope Pizza in Stamford. Greek influenced, I think.

        1. I also forgot to mention that Tenga should be opening soon in the goodwives shopping plaza. I have been to the greenwich branch and it is very good japanese fusion and sushi. Lets hope the Darien outpost is good!

          1. rory's on the post road has good burgers. the bar is eccentric/cozy/friendly. parking can be real tough.