I found this place on the OpenTable app as I was riding shotgun with my boyfriend down the 95 after 9 PM on a Saturday. We took the very next exit and found The Goose quickly and easily, which is a plus when it can be hard to find a place still serving dinner at that time in CT.
My Honey, who adores French onion soup, pronounced theirs as one of the best he has ever had. I enjoyed my mushroom ravioli in cream sauce. We had a few other things that were also terrific.
We sat in the large dining room to the right of the entrance. Lovely decor and we appreciated the good service.
The noise level rating is high on this visit because we were one of two parties -- the other being a round table of six having a very good time. Fortunately, they were at the opposite side of the room. One woman in the mix had the peculiar talent for distinctive, high decibel laughter. My boyfriend took to imitating her in hopes of hinting to her friends that she might tone it down a bit. She didn't. I imagine that when the room is full, she wouldn't have been as noticeable. It didn't bother me as much because they were obviously having a good time and may not have a chance to get together often. Also my companion has excellent imitation skills, which can be entertaining. They left before we did, so we finally had the room all to ourselves.
We intend to visit again -- lots on the menu is tempting!
Service was slow nd inept. It took ages to get drinks and a bottle of wine. The waiter was hopeless. The food was slow to arrive and not terrific.
Avoid the place.
Very noisy during most recent visit and service slower than normal. Great food and good value.
Nice menu, good service, and friendly environment makes the goose a good choice. I like that you can choose to sit in bar or dining room
We were seated in the bar/fireplace room, and it seemed understaffed. Other than that, everything was great.
Our dinner at the Goose was once again exceptional! The prime rib special on Sat night is fabulous. The Mezze Platter is delish & great to share!! Kevin was very attentive & very friendly!
Food was good, service wasn't great
Main dining room needs redecorating but reliable food and good service.
The food's always great at the Goose and they have a great variety for different tastes and appetites!!
Sunday late brunch ,food and service was perfect
Best place in Darien!!!
A cozy place that's a bit pricey for what it is. The p,ace is a bit inconsistent but I enjoy the ambience and vibe. I'll be back.
Lovely warm ambiance. Food consistently good.
We've been going to the The Goose (formerly The Black Goose) for many years. It's been deteriorating since becoming The Goose but this was it. We're removing it from our list.
Third time here and always enjoy the atmosphere and food. Wait staff always friendly
I thought everything was great, except for the price for the size of my Black Russian. It was $12 in a small glass.
Was great to just sit at the bar, have a good beer and angood steak next to a roaring fire. Very chilled out.
Have dined at The Goose many times, but usually for dinner or lunch. Brunch was very disappointing. The food was sub par, including dried out ham, and our waiter appeared to be bothered when we asked to return an omelette that was prepared incorrectly.
Additionally, while the dining room had many open tables (pardon the pun), the hostess sat a father and 4 children, all under the age of 5, right next to us which made for a very noisy meal.
Four of us went to dinner Saturday night. The table was ready and very nice.
3 out of 4 dinners were fine, but 1 was inedible.
We gave it back and was surprised to see it on the bill.
After questioning the server it was removed.
The 2 couples split the bill and when I checked the next day my 1/2 and the total were on my card.
That got straightened out right away..
Order bar food and check your charge the next day...
Order the fish! Or the pork chops. This restaurant is now a family favorite. We look forward to the host's smiling face and the terrific wait staff. The fish is always super fresh and yummy -- there's usually a fish special and it's always been a good bet. The drinks are great and creative. They often have live music and there's always a buzz about this place. I note it's full even on Monday nights -- every night it seems. Note it's loud as heck at the Goose at dinner time. We often finish with cappuccino and either berries and cream or a chocolate bomb type dessert -- terrific!