Latest Health Inspection Reports for Darien Restaurants and Food-Serving Places

Health Department Inspection Ratings Restaurants 11-17-17
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Here are the most recently released inspection reports from the town Health Department for Darien restaurants and other food-serving establishments.

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Town Health Department ratings certificates are supposed to be displayed prominently, like this one at the Frosty Bear Cafe at Darien Library.

Of the 13 inspection reports were released Thursday from inspectors’ visits tht took place from July 26 to Aug. 8, six  resulted in “B” ratings and seven were rated “A.”

Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

Here’s an alphabetical list of the most recently released health inspection results (an explanation of how this list is put together is immediately below it):

—Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant — 54 Post Road — July 29Town Rating: A — State Score: 93

—Dunkin Donuts — Darien North rest stop, Interstate 95 — Aug. 5Town Rating: B — State Score: 92

—Mangia’s Deli — 72 Tokeneke Road — Aug. 2Town Rating: B — State Score: 91

—Maplewood Darien — 599 Post Road — Aug. 7Town Rating: B — State Score: 89

—Noroton Yacht Club — 23 Baywater Dr. — Aug. 2Town Rating: B — State Score: 90

—Roost Darien — 1950 Post Road — Aug. 5Town Rating: A — State Score: 96

—Sbarro Darien Northbound — Darien North rest stop, Interstate 95  — Aug. 5Town Rating: B — State Score: 87

—Sono Baking Company — 49 Tokeneke Road — Aug. 8Town Rating: A — State Score: 97

—Starbucks Coffee Shop — 815 Post Road — July 26Town Rating: A — State Score: 97

—Taco Bell — 22 Center St. — Darien North rest stop, Interstate 95 — Aug. 5Town Rating: A — State Score: 95

—Ten Twenty Post Oyster Bar and Bistro — 1020 Post Road — July 29Town Rating: B — State Score: 92

—Wee Burn Country Club — 22 Center St. — 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road — Aug. 3Town Rating: A — State Score: 93

—Wee Burn Country Club Satellite Kitchen — 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road — Aug. 3Town Rating: A — State Score: 94

Dates link to the food establishment’s inspection report referenced here (when available, sometimes it takes a while to get posted online), and Darien’s own A/B/C ratings link to a Web page showing several of the restaurant’s recent inspection ratings.

For restaurants and other food-serving establishments rated “C,” and for some others of interest to the public (like schools) additional information is given. When we provide that information here, then words within brackets (“[ ]”) have been added for clarity by; semicolons (“;”) separate individual comments by the inspectors. Each comment separated by semicolons is about a particular violation that triggers a deduction of one or more points from a perfect state score of 100.


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You can find the past several inspection ratings under the Darien ratings system for food-serving establishments along with copies of inspection reports, including state health code scores on this website.


How Darien’s Food-Serving Places Are Rated

Restaurants in town are rated under the Darien Health Department’s own A/B/C ratings system. Health inspectors also use the state health code regulations to score restaurants, with a perfect score set at 100, and demerits (of 1 to 4 points each) for various code violations.


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The Darien system takes into account problems that are ongoing, so a restaurant scoring higher than others on the state scale may actually get a lower score on the Darien scale.

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The “A”, “B” and “C” letter grades a restaurant gets in its last inspection will be prominent on these certificates, which must be posted where customers can see them, and you can use your phone and the “QR” code to the right of the letter grade to get to the department’s ratings website for more information.


Any establishment actually deemed unsafe can be closed by the town Health Department until violations are fixed. Town Health Director David Knauf says that has never happened in the time he’s been with the department.

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