Bistro Baldanza

4.6
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59 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Baldanza's share a passion for creating all natural, delicious meals for the discerning diner. Their dishes use fresh, organic ingredients from local farms and producers wherever possible.
When you enter either of our restaurants you are treated like an extended family member - that means nothing should be too much trouble. Everything is cooked fresh to order, so ingredients can be omitted. We are also more than happy to cater for people who are gluten free, vegetarian and vegan.
Our healthy menus are available for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.
With the fast pace of life we want to make it easier for you. That's why you can order any dish to go or request curbside pickup. The team deliver locally to businesses and private residences.
Throwing a party? No problem! Baldanza and Baldanza Bistro can arrange for a private chef to cook for you and they offer an extensive gourmet catering menu.
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F
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always fresh and clean and very healthy. Had a new dish today, quinoa hash with spinach mushrooms. Carrots and broccoli. And grilled chicken. You can have poached eggs instead too. Just phenomenal and I get so good after eating it. Power plates

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner and staff were all amazing, not to mention how great the food is. Definitely worth a try!

L
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there- this is a hidden neighborhood gem- definitely going back

d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great spot for lunch, food was creative and very good. Cozy restaurant and priced right for multiple visits.

p
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lunch is outstanding. Homemade soups and salad combinations are very simple and creative. One of my favorite places.

LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect with delicious homemade pasta!

AR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for lunch, the place was slow and yet we couldn’t get good service. Lunch took a long time to be served and even drink refills took forever. The food was alright, nothing special. Overall neither my wife nor I would go back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angela is an amazing waitress!

AW
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food was disappointing: tuna had no taste. The rest of the meal was just ok. The dessert never came. There was confusion with our bill. The net message was that this meal was a let down compared to the two previous times we ate in Bistro Baldanza.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice little gem in Darien. Great risotto with shrimp and veal Parmesan.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Angela is an angel

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LA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and our meals were really fabulous. I think it's one of the best restaurants in Darien.

AT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great food. Not noisy, so my 92-year-old father could easily chat with the family.

p
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What a find! Food was excellent. Can't wait to go back. Has Sat and Sun brunch. A little hard to find as it is not on Rt 1 but behind buildings with entrance from the parking lot. I recommend a reservation. It is very small and becoming popular.

LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and friendly staff with fantastic food!!

JG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good. Nice ambiance. Enjoyed our food a lot. Beet salad was exceptional, scallops really good. Definitely will return. Service was very attentive.

RH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing dinner with excellent service!

N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and delicious food.

RJ
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good. It was a bit pricier than I thought it would be for a Bistro. Service was very warm and friendly.

DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Due to the address being the same as another well known restaurant in Darien, the hostess was very helpful in directing me to their physical location. She told me to call her from the back parking lot and she would easily direct me. That great customer service continued once we arrived for dinner. The hostess / waitress could not have been more accommodating to us, as we told her it was our first time there. It was a small, quite dining room with candle light, dim lights, creating just the right ambiance. The food was prepared and presented well and had great flavors. I was equally impressed with the food, as I was w the service. I will definitely be back!

H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was there for lunch, ate outside, which was a bit noisy as it is in a parking lot, but the salad I had was sooooo good!!!!! The inside doesn’t have the best ambience but the food was so good and the choices fabulous...........can’t wait to go back.

JW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Understaffed, and disorganized service.

RH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night beautiful dinner. We had the grey sole special ad the halibut both amazing as usual!

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, plan to go back soon. Food was just wonderful and tasty.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've eater there several times. I've always been pleased with the food and the service.

H
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time to this local restaurant, great find. Menu had great variety of choices. Seems to be family owned. We will return.

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angela was our waitress and was so friendly and helpful. The red snapper, Bolognese and scallops were amazing. We will definitely be back!

RH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING AS ALWAYS! WE SHARED THE RAVIOLI- OMG! SPECIAL WINE NIGHT WAS GREAT!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great quality food and our server (on the back deck) was superior!!! The outside seating is nice but it is a bit too dark at night - they could add some lighting. Otherwise an outstanding experience.

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience and the food never disappoints. Hard to find a restaurant lately where the noise level was just right for conversation. We look forward to getting back soon!

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved! Fresh food, unique menu items (as well as classics) and a friendly staff

AW
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and creative food - excellent service - quiet setting outside

RH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baldanza continues to please- great burger and amazing gnocchi. Sarah did a lovely job.

MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great menu with lots of luncheon options. Good food and excellent service.
A nice local luncheon restaurant. I'm sure dinner is great as well - just haven't been there yet for dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great Father’s Day brunch. There was something on the menu for everyone at out table. It was delicious all around.

DD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food is consistently delicious! Owners are very friendly and personable.

RH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my stops in the morning is for an amazing croissant from Flour, Water, Salt Bread in Darien. When our Bread basket came out at Baldanza, what a nice surprise that they now serve their Sourdough Bread which is off the charts. Had the filet of sole and the wife had the salmon both were great!

FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best always!! Food and the staff are awesome!!

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My second visit was not nearly as good an experience as my first. The food and service were disappointing. After repeated requests for a bread basket refill and Parmesan cheese (which was desperately needed for two orders of very bland cauliflower steak) they both arrived with a slight attitude. The cauliflower steaks were asked to be “well done, extra crispy” and they were prepared the complete opposite... pale and soft. As mentioned above, the dish was under seasoned so I resorted to a few shakes of the table pepper. On the flip side, one guest enjoyed the burger and fries. Sadly, at these prices, I will likely not return.

Bistro Baldanza
Responded on 7 June 2019

Chloe, I spoke to the server who had your table and unfortunately his instructions was for the kitchen to do the cauliflower well done and it produced the opposite of what you may have been looking for. Well done vegetables in restaurants refers to slightly overcooking and will result in a soft texture- not what you wanted. Please come in again and ask for Sandy Baldanza and I will make sure its seared in a pan at high temperature and should produce the texture you are looking for.

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