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Darien Social
Darien Social

Darien Social Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://dariensocialct.com
  • Email: edelmonaco@dariensocialct.com
  • Phone: (203) 614-8183
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;

    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm;

    Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off site catering is avaiolable for parties large and small. Please contact the restaurant directly for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available for parties of 30 up to 350.
  • Private Party Contact: Eileen Del Monaco (General Manager) (203) 614-8183
  • Entertainment: Live music every Thursday night at 9 p.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Rd
  • Public Transit: Train station directly across from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking is available in the municipal lot directly behind the restaurant. Parking is also available across the street at the train station in the evenings.
A word from Darien Social
A neighborhood restaurant and bar: Just a great place to gather over great food and drink where you always know what to expect – and the unexpected only makes it better.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I went there for my birthday & we had really bad service ! The waiter was split between the front & the back sections. We waited forever to be asked our order after we got our drinks ASAP.Then no one brought us our food for a long time. When it the food was finally ready - it came out barely warm & wrong !The waiter didn't listen to the requests - the plates were mixed up & in the end he was mad at us because we didn't eat all of our cold food or ask to take it home. I've eaten there before & but i now say stay on the bar aside if you want attention !"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I had been to Darien Social once before, and had a lovely, quite evening with a friend in a smooth environment. So, imagine my surprise when we showed up for our reservation and were escorted to the back room (bar?), as the main room was playing host to some special event. But that was just where the fun started.... The highlights in no particular order: 1. 40 minute wait standing at the bar AFTER our reservation time. 2. 15 minutes after we sat down that it took a server to show up at our table. 3. "can we get some water?" 4. "that one time i sent my meal back for being undercooked + service so slow my party got to watch me inhale it." i was blessed to have been with a family in a good mood, which made it all humorous. #neveragain"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My second time to the restaurant. Wait staff is friendly and efficient. The special of the day was really a good deal and delicious. Normally would not have ordered a porter house steak but couldn't pass it up for the price. It is a fun spot."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food at Darien Social is pretty solid, although nothing to wow you. The portions are large and the service is very good. It is a reliable place for a casual meal."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We like to go to DS with a group of friends. It was quiet the night we were there (school vacation) so we anticipated great service and food. Service was great. A bunch of us ordered burgers. All were significantly undercooked. Ordered medium, received very rare. I personally don't ever send food back so ate what part of the burger was not cold. Will return but be sure to be specific about the burger in the future!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wait staff was not very attentive, messed uo our orders so some it didn't come out at the same time. Quality of the food was alright, nothing special."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed brunch here and there was a great variety and reasonable. Can't wait to go back for dinner!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Love this restaurant even though the food is not spectacular. Great atmosphere. Ask to sit in the bar area unless you want a private dining experience where the dining room would be more appropriate."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Food was very good, wait staff very patient, ambience was relaxing and conducive to conversation if sitting in the back room."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "A local favorite-- amazing food and drinks offered, never dissatisfied with anything I've ever ordered. Fun bar scene, great atmosphere, bar booths feel much more intimate than back room dining. Great beers on draft and decent drink lists as well. Have had a memorable experience every time visited."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My experience on New Year's Eve was entirely underwhelming. I could probably try it again on a regular night, but I doubt that I'd bother."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was not our first visit to Darien Social. We have usually had simple but consistently good food (burgers, fries, pizza, calamari, etc). This time the fish for the fish & chips was not as flaky and fresh tasting as usual. Everything else was satisfactory. It's a great place for families or groups and has two dining areas, a busier front room with the bar crowd, and a quiet back room more like a regular restaurant. We would go back."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We had a great meal and a good time overall. Service was great. Two servers were watching out for us throughout!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Service was slow. Our margaritas were served in water glasses. Food was nothing special."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Service, though very cordial, polite and helpful was pretty slow. it was about 50 min before the main dish arrived. Food was outstanding, place was nice but they need help on the floor."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "They did a great job of accommodating our special needs."
    Dined on 10/17/2013