Darien Restaurants’ Latest Health Inspection Ratings



Download PDF

Eight Darien food-serving establishments were inspected by the town Health Department from April 22 through April 27.

Seven eateries received “Good” ratings, one was rated “Fair,” and none got a “Poor” rating. More information on each, including links to the reports themselves, can be found at the bottom of this article.

How Darien’s restaurants are rated

Restaurants in town are rated under the Darien Health Department’s own Good/Fair/Poor 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.


Like this article? Like Darienite.com on Facebook 

Follow Darienite.com on Twitter.


Health Inspection Certificate

Health / Health

A Darien Health Department inspection certificate posted on Darien Doughnuts window, near the door.

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

You can find the past several inspection ratings under the Darien ratings system for food-serving establishments on this website, and now you can also find copies of inspection reports, including state health code scores in the same place.

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.

The most recent inspection results

In the list of health inspection results, below, information is listed by name, address, date of inspection, Darien rating, state score, inspector’s comments that led to the state rating and additional remarks on the inspection report. Dates link to the food establishment’s inspection report referenced here (when available, sometimes it takes a while to get posted online), and Darien ratings link to a Web page showing several of the restaurant’s recent inspection ratings.


See also:


For restaurants and other food-serving establishments rated “poor,” and for some others of interest to the public (like schools) additional information is given. When we provide that here, then information within brackets (“[ ]”) has been added for clarity by Darienite.com; semicolons like this (“;”) separate individual comments, each one with a particular violation that triggers a point deduction from that perfect state score of 100 points.

Here’s an alphabetical list of the most recently released results of Darien health inspections (keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of “Good” ratings may occasionally “Fair” or “Poor” inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong):

  • Abello’s Deli — 72 Tokeneke Road — April 27FAIR — 92
  • Center Street Public House — 22 Center St. —April 25GOOD — 94
  • The Cho Bop — 1015 Post Road — April 27GOOD — 100
  • Coromandel Cuisine of India — Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Hwy. N. — April 27GOOD — 93
  • Country Club of Darien, larger kitchen — 300 Mansfield Ave. — April 26GOOD — 95
  • Country Club of Darien, regular kitchen (“satellite kitchen”) — 300 Mansfield Ave. — April 26GOOD — 95
  • Green & Tonic — 1098 Post Road — April 25 — GOOD — 97 — (the online inspection pages for this business could not be found on the website)
  • Darien Pizza & Grill, at Darien Ice Rink — 55 Old Kings Hwy. N. — April 22 — GOOD — 92

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *