by Valerie Schroth
Feb 21, 2013
01:16 PMTable Hopping
It's Restaurant Week in Darien
As one of the most affluent towns in Connecticut (and thus the whole nation), Darien has always been a rarefied, bastion of preppiness. But in recent years the town has shed its Stepford Wife-ian aura, and let its hair down a bit. The main drag (aka the Boston Post Road) is livelier than ever, with fun shops like Helen Ainson, Baubles and Olivette, and there’s a great array of interesting restaurants. If you haven’t gotten to any of the latter, this is your chance—12 are participating in the town’s Restaurant Week, Feb. 24 through March 1.
Participating restaurants—Darien Social, Sails, The Goose, Scena, Bodega, Rory’s, The Melting Pot, Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza, Estia’s American, Coromandel, Chuck’s Steak House and Jimmy’s Southside Tavern—will be offering special prix-fixe lunch (mid-range restaurants $10/high-end $20) and/or dinner ($15.13/$30.13) menus all week.
It’s great, you can get a deal on practically any food you’re in the mood for—tacos, Indian, red meat, pizza, cheese fondue and more. (Mmmmm, cheese fondue, how good would that taste on one of these cold, blustery days??) So whether this is your first foray or a return visit to an old favorite, what better time to make a trip to Darien?!It's Restaurant Week in Darien