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Scena Wine Bar, Darien, CT

Scena Wine Bar

4.1
4.1
58 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Scena Wine Bar offers up Mediterranean fare in the downtown area of Darien. The family-owned restaurant opened in 2010 and has been pleasing customers in the area ever since. Scena Wine Bar has menus for bunch, lunch and dinner. Some of the popular options on the menu include the steamed clams, spicy salmon tartare, cider steamed mussels, ricotta gnocchi, fettuccini carbonara and grilled salmon corn succotash.

Scena Wine Bar also has a dessert menu including a cookie plate, tiramisu, apple pie and Nutella filled crepes. The restaurant has a wine menu with a number of different vintages of wine available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (203) 662-3226
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Darien
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 58 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fairfield

    Great for outdoor dining

58 Reviews
  1. NatalieS

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good, nice menu and good establishment to go to!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good! Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious!

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  3. Exothermic

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was surprisingly empty for a Friday night. Food was ok.

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  4. BethP

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Inside of meatballs were cold. Salads were overdressed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food very average and highly overpriced. Not authentic food at all.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This lovely, comfortable restaurant has a generous, very reasonably-priced 2-course price-fixed lunch. Have eaten it several times. Each dish delicious - hard to choose which to order. The eggplant Parmesan first course is truly special as are the chopped Brussels sprouts over crispy risotto cake. Today 3 of us shared those 2 along with perfectly and lightly fried calamari. Just as difficult to choose among the second courses. My 2 companions raved about the butternut squash ravioli. I enjoyed the chicken paillard. There is a nice wine list including a decent selection by the glass. Finally, this is a very easy restaurant to get to and park at. Hope it remains for many years to come.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Location, food was ok. Good service as well.

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  8. JosephC

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very good but even though it was a little empty I felt rushed.

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  9. EliseG

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local spot, super reliable kind staff! Wonderful wine list, out of this world Italian reds and Brussels sprout salad!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent food, mediocre and low energy service. Done

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  11. nycchic

    New York City

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Three of us had lunch. I received the wrong salad and my friend was served the wrong entree. My black bass was so overcooked the edges curled up. Scena’s atmosphere is tired. I would pass.

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  12. JillM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was so looking forward to my birthday lunch and unfortunately was disappointed. The food had no taste and our waiter no personality. He actually seemed annoyed.

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  13. lisas

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service, cozy ambiance, super fresh & yummy fish entrees

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  14. BruceM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I use too really enjoy going to Scena for dinner. Was always a good solid Italian meal. Not the case anymore. I think I am not the only one who feels this way, normally a pretty good crowd on the weekends but half empty this past Friday. Not to sound awful but an Italian restaurant with not a Italian in sight is pretty dubious to begin with. Something tells me it's under new ownership over the past few years. Something has definitely changed for the worst, unfortunate.

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  15. zman

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. A definite keeper. Good location and plenty of parking.

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  16. AidanW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the restaurant but they need more servers for faster and more attentive service.

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  17. MGoldStandard

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was exceptional and very helpful with my food allergy. Our meals and desserts were wonderful and delicious as usual. It is always consistently great all around!

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  18. Marge

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow and poor. Food was very average and chicken dish was awful.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was cordial and the food very good. They prepared a variation of one of the menu appetizers for us.

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  20. RobertC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Top notch service! Price you would expect for the quality!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. Always have a great experience here.

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  22. DebbieN

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant with excellent food and very attentive service!!

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  23. JenniferM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, friendly service, lovely and relaxed atmosphere.

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  24. Lymott

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    creative dish of lamb/cavatelli exceptional. Hanger steak flavor very good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a disaster. Server forgot to put our order in and didn’t seem to notice soup was taking for ever. Of the two meals one was very good and one disappointingly bland. Wine selections are surprisingly limited but the choices are good. Then desert was ordered and yet another inordinate delay. Our server was nowhere to be found. This could be a good place. The ambiance is nice, prices are reasonable, and one entre was quite good. But they really need to get their act together.

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  26. Rockitlive

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant - it’s one of our go-to’s! Excellent food - beautiful ambiance - good parking - great staff!

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  27. CindyH

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around

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  28. Charliem

    Greater Boston

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and had a great dinner. The menu had so many wants I gave to go back to try it all. Looked like they have a nice outdoor area.

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  29. LorraineH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the ricotta gnocchi bolognese for dinner. It was very good. There is no pasta in it, which was a surprise, but it was excellent. Everyone else enjoyed their meal.

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  30. JillD

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have never had a bad meal at Scena. And again, it did not disappoint. We had great food and service. It was a busy night, so it was quite loud, but that never bothers us. The ONLY issue was that we were there the night before new year's eve, so the staff was blowing up balloons for the next evening. There was ear piercing noise from the helium tank & they kept popping balloons by accident. It was just more noise on already loud night. That should have been done after all patrons had left the restaurant.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific meal. Great service. The best lobster bisque ever!

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  32. CT5193

    New York City

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice Sunday night meal with good friends. Offer a Sunday evening discount on a bottle of wine. Staff were friendly, service was prompt. Some dishes better than others, for example our branzino had clearly been frozen. Will definitely be back, i feel maybe the menu could be a bit smaller / fewer offerings.

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  33. Psch

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious food!

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  34. AmyL

    New York City

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The grilled artichokes and Brussels sprouts salad were delicious. But…The swordfish was over cooked and rubbery. The mashed potatoes were slimy. The apple crumble tasted of blue cheese which is scary. The tiramisu was limp. Not sure why so much of the food was not good. The service was very slow. The outdoor lights were way too bright.

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  35. GlenvilleAD

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was expensive and underwhelming. Would not go back unless if invited by someone else.

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  36. Stephanie

    New York City

    163 reviews

    4.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is excellent, service great. Prices go up every time we visit

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  37. skip

    Greater Boston

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience, delicious & large servings. Our server was great and attentive. I had the crispy artichoke salad to start, then I tried the Roasted chicken with mashed potatoes. The potatoes were so smooth & the chicken was delicious My husband order the crispy calamari & the veal chop Milanese, outstanding!

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  38. Keepitsimple

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional!!!!

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  39. Jeeeena

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As first time diners here, we were so happy to have found a new restaurant close to home. Our appetizers were fabulous and easily could be shared. The main courses were wonderfully prepared. The service was tops although the restaurant wasn’t crowded yet.

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  40. Ellen

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu with lots of inviting options … Great service … Every dish from appetizers to Desserts was beautifully presented, well prepared and delicious. We’ll definitely return.

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FAQs

Scena Wine Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Scena Wine Bar

1077 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Darien
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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