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The Goose American Bistro and Bar
The Goose American Bistro and Bar

The Goose American Bistro and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegoosedarien.com
  • Email: gooserestaurant@gmail.com
  • Phone: (203) 656-2600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Piergiorgio Nanni
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room for up to 40 guests. Perfect for business meetings, wedding rehearsals, showers.

    Bar rentals for up to 90 Guests

    Full Restaurant rentals for up to 150 people
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Polidoro (203) 656-2600
  • Entertainment: The New Classic Eating and Drinking Destination in Darien, Ct. Located in the center of Darien steps away from the Darien Metro North station. The historic bar dates to the late 1800's and was reportedly owned by Augustus Bush of Anheuser-bush.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Center Street
  • Public Transit: We are across the street from Darien Metro North station, just 50 minutes from Grand Central Terminal.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are 2 and 3 hour parking spots in the Center Street South and North parking lots for lunch. For dinner, there is no time restriction.

    We have Valet on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Nights
A word from The Goose American Bistro and Bar
The New Classic Eating and Drinking Destination in Darien, Ct. Located in the center of Darien steps away from the Darien Metro North station. The historic bar dates to the late 1800's and was reportedly owned by Augustus Bush of Anheuser-bush.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a fantastic meal there on a rainy Monday. Vibrant bar scene of adults. Upscale surroundings in restaurant area. Our meal was excellent. Wouldn't have changed a thing. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Simple review here: Pros: -had a reservation and was seated quickly even though we were about 10 minutes late -menu was awesome -food is delicious Cons: -waitress knew NOTHING about wine and was rude. The featured wine was malbec, my gf asked "whats it like?". ..She responded "its like a malbec" -food is expensive- we had an app to share, a glass of wine each, 2 entrees, bill was $101 -prices being what they are you would expect food to be cooked perfectly, nope. Asked for my steak medium, it arrived well done (still good, but not what I wanted) -waited a solid 20-30 minutes between our app and our entrees"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We go here quite often for lunch, dinner or just a drink. They have a great bar that is always lively with TVs a fireplace and music on the weekends. There is a separate dining room that is comfortably arranged and the wait staff is always friendly. The menu offers a wide variety of options at many price points from interesting sandwiches in the $12 range to gourmet entrees in the $25 range. The food is consistently good and I would highly recommend for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "this was a disappointing sat night reservation for 7:30. we were seated promptly in the midst of a large party with about 10 screaming kids as well as about 5 tables of families surrounding us. we left the kids home with a sitter in order to have a nice sat date night out but it was so loud and uncomfortable for us that we decided to only have a drink and appetizers and then leave. drinks were overpriced (for what you got) and we ordered the mezze sampler with several dips. The dips were strange, too garlicky, odd cheese dip and an average roasted pepper dip. After eating that it sealed the deal that The Goose was not the place for us so we left to continue our dinner elsewhere. Why were so many families out on a sat night? odd!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went for lunch. The food was good, but the service was glacial. The kitchen could not turn out the food (and the restaurant was not full). It took 10 minutes to get a cup of cappuccino and another 9 minutes to get a dessert (scoops of gelato) brought out once it was ordered!!?? Unacceptable. To make matters worse, the server did not apologize for slow service when we asked why things were taking so long to be brought out."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great spot with something for everybody. Always enjoy the goat cheese salad, sesame crusted tuna and the flat bread pizzas!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "There were so many items on the menu that I want to try I will be back many more times ! Friendly service , everything we ordered was just delicious . The mussels in the lemon wine sauce was outstanding as were the lobster sliders. I had a burger for my main course as I always judge a place by their burgers and this would be in my top 5. It is not a quiet restaurant but we were able to carry on a conversation just fine and could not hear the couple next to us . All in all a fun place to go ."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I often get a burger at lunch there as they are typically the best I have had anywhere. This lunch it was overdone I am afraid."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Good service and excellent, upscale bar food. Is there a way to separate the children from adults Maybe a separate children's room?"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Very good dining experience. Two minor negatives were a) it is a little bit noisy b) a burger ordered well-done was cooked medium."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was my first time "back" to the Goose since it had been the Black Goose and I was looking forward to a tasty return. Dinner for 3 in the dining room. Pros: Beautiful room, friendly and attentive staff, extensive menu choices. Cons: incredibly salty food which totally overpowered the flavors of the dishes. Disappointing. Hopefully the chef will read this and pull back on the salting doses."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Always enjoy The Goose. Usually request a table in the bar so by definition and design, its 'energetic'. Great food, attentive service, and on this Friday a fantastic trio starting at 9:30. A fantastic gathering place with friends."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "French dip was tasty, the fries served cold, and given it was me and one other guy at the bar, service should have been a lot more attentive"
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "The goose has it all - a great menu with a chef who's not shy about shaking it up. A fabulous bar with very attentive bar tenders. Music on the weekend. On -premises owners who mingle with clients and keep things running well. A great mix of generations. A lively atmosphere. It's become a neighborhood favorite and our "go to". A true gem!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Since opening back up we have revisited the NeW Goose and have been pleased. Food has consistently been delicious if a little bit unispired. Service is great as well. What keeps me from going there more is bland character of dining room. The burger I had for lunch the other day was notably fabulous so I will be back for another."
    Dined on 10/9/2013