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The Goose American Bistro and Bar

4.1
4.1
275 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Opened in the spring of 2010, “The Goose” is a renewal of a classic American bistro and tavern offering fine dining, contemporary cuisine, warm hospitality and superb service. It has immediately become a popular gathering place in town reminiscent of its predecessor “The Black Goose Grille”.

Its current owners have meticulously restored the restaurant’s original bar and the open fireplace in the tavern which provide a warm and inviting focal point for get-togethers with groups, family and friends.

The two additional dining areas combine classic and contemporary design and accommodate dining groups for large and small events.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday — Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 656-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Piergiorgio Nanni

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Darien

  • Cross street

    Center Street

  • 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.<br /><br />We have Valet on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Nights

  • Public transit

    We are across the street from Darien Metro North station, just 50 minutes from Grand Central Terminal.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. V

    samV

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Valentines day
  2. JA

    JANT

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place for brunch. Food and service was very good. Great atmosphere.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food, drinks and atmosphere is always amazing at the Goose. Our Waitress however rarely came over to our table to check in. Other then that it was a great dinner!
  4. E

    Excellent

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very tasty!
  5. J

    Janski

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    food was not as usual but good enough the service was EXCELLENT !
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our family loves The Goose and has gone there for years. The only part I would complain about and it may just be a one-off type experience but I could help but feel rushed. Bus boy was quick to grab bread basket off table before entrees came out. We were on our second basket of bread and there was still some left. It was also similar with removing our entree dishes. I don’t judge based on my one off experience as I would just assume they were starting to get busy.
  7. E

    Excellent

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Two Friday’s in a row. Very good food!
  8. J

    Jlwr

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The bartender was waiting the entire bar and all of the bar tables. He was completely overwhelmed and it took us 25 minutes just to get a drink at the bar.
  9. p

    pauls

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    very nice dining experience good food drink and service
  10. JG

    JesseG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I asked for my steak medium and it came pour sliced,charred and cooked through.
  11. JA

    JamssA

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food preparation was no good- ravioli was overcooked, hamburger was just mediocre, nachos was delivered with jalepenos which was requested to be removed etc.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Food was not great and was overpriced
  13. F

    Francescs

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great service was excellent. Noise level got a little high.
  14. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    210 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A family dinner at the Goose is always a winner Something on the menu for everyone Great service and generous portions Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff You will be very satisfied
  15. SK

    SusanK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The bar was loud. We moved to dinning room.
  16. RO

    RoniO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are there once a week and thoroughly enjoy this restaurant.
  17. L

    Localfoodie

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We have dined here a number of times and the food is generally good. The small plates and salads are pricey, given it's Summer. The Salmon with quinoa, brussel sprouts and kale was good. Another person in our group had lobster sliders and while good, were quite small. Would reccommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Brunch outdoors, nice setting, good food, good service.
  19. AR

    AmyR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They must have been short staffed in the kitchen because dinner was slow to arrive. It was good but not great, which is not usual for them. I hope it was just an off night...
  20. SQ

    SuzzeeQ17

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Solid food. Extensive menu. Good vibe. Great service
  21. S

    Sandy

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice restaurant with well trained staff- We had 2 young kids with us and it was perfect!
  22. E

    Eibrod

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very pleasant ambiance but a very tired menu and mediocre food.
  23. G

    Goaliemom

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening and the food was very good & reasonable. Ken was our waiter and he was great.
  24. CG

    CdeG

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We appreciate the Goose’s atmosphere and food especially after a 12 hour day of driving. Very relaxed and cozy
  25. f

    flos

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    the waiter was exceptional. the food was good. crowded bar scene
  26. PC

    PatC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dining at The Goose. Food was great, drinks delicious (cosmos)! Service was very good. Have already recommeneddd it to friends. Thanks
  27. DF

    DanielF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My wife and I really liked the ambiance but I am sorry to say my Johnny cakes were pretty disappointing . They tasted like box mix pancakes, nothing special. And for the price that was not a winner. Maybe we would try the place again and order something else but first time eating there was disappointing.
  28. N

    Norwalkgal

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Cozy and inviting! Excellent wings, burgers and French dip. Nice warm bread to start too.
  29. KG

    KG06

    Naples

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very nice. Surprised. Have gone for years!!! Great.
  30. p

    pss2

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good, dependable food. Cozy. Lunch is quieter than dinner when early diners experience Moms with kids who are rowdy.
  31. CT

    CTFoodie

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Decent place for bar food and a cold beer, very nice decor. Good for a night out with friends, but not a date place or for a special night out.
  32. RO

    RoniO

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Hosted two events in 2018. Excellent service, food and ambiance.
  33. NM

    NatalieM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We go here almost every Saturday. Early. With the kids and it’s always a great experience and full of other families getting out early with the kids! I’m sure it’s great last 7p as well! :)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience. Family meal for wife’s birthday.
  35. L

    Lymott

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delightful evening with friends. Many families there as well. Fillet of sole was nice and lemony. The noise level was good so we were able to chat
  36. TD

    TheDoctorSaysTheyDangle

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale with an old school pub feel. Friendly and attentive staff. Fish and chips were excellent. Can't go wrong in my book.
  37. LB

    LisaB

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Goose is a great go-to local restaurant! We had the Steamed Mussels, Homemade Meatballs, Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi & Penne Gagliardi...everything was delicious! Service is always friendly & attentive.
  38. CC

    CathyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious!! Consistently a great meal.
  39. L

    Leslie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place for a burger or appetizer or full meal. Good price/value. Bar extremely noisy on Fri night but can go to back room and close the door
  40. j

    johnc

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great staff. Nice location.

FAQs

The Goose American Bistro and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 656-2600.

The Goose American Bistro and Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Center Street

  • Neighborhood

    Darien

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday — Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.<br /><br />We have Valet on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Nights

  • Public transit

    We are across the street from Darien Metro North station, just 50 minutes from Grand Central Terminal.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Piergiorgio Nanni

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 656-2600

  • 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

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