Ten Twenty Doesn’t Add Up…

I stand by my conviction that good restaurants in the state of Connecticut are few and far between.

We had a meeting with our new youthful, dedicated and motivated team at Merrill Lynch.

Hungry after discussing money, the bear market  and the possibility of living with our child if we make it to 100, we grabbed lunch at the attractive Ten Twenty Post restaurant  in  Darien.

Ten Twenty is part of the Pearl Group and I have enjoyed many meals at the Greenwich Elm Street Oyster House.

It was a perfect day to dine outside.

Ten Twenty showcases a large, attractive interior.

We kicked things off with truly delicious fresh oysters, including Quonset and Tatamagouche ($3 each) which we had never tried along with the tried and true Malpeque ($3.25). They were all sweet, plump and accompanied by the perfect toppings of horseradish, cocktail sauce and mignonette.

The joy ended there.

The Iceberg Wedge with lardons, tomatoes, croutons, creamy blue cheese dressing, chives, red onions and fried shallots was mediocre and not chilled and crispy. The dressing was overdone ($15).

We selected the Salmon BLT on black bread with avocado and remoulade. The salmon had a strong flavor, the bacon was not crispy and a dark rye bread did not cut it ($19).

The Fries saved the day.

Our server, Andressa, as well as the manager were lovely and Finnley enjoy the sandwich.

Do not despair, Ten Twenty is a great place to go for oysters and an adult beverage.

We left and headed to Trader Joe’s and continued our journey back to the city on the picturesque Merritt Parkway.

Food was not a priority on this road trip as we had a successful meeting, visited my parents and did a drive by at our swanky storage bin in Greenwich.

Ten Twenty Post 1020 Post Road Darien, Connecticut. Open daily 11:30am-9pm, Sunday 11am-8pm. Reservations on Yelp and by phone. Ample parking behind the restaurant.

One Comment

  1. Laurie Tcath Sterling says:

    My family hates driving Merritt and we have eaten at Greenwich Elm St Oyster House

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