Estia’s American In Darien… A Little Taste of Long Island In CT!

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Estia’s American, 1020 Post Road Darien www.estiasamerican.com

Today we visited Estia’s American, in Darien.  We wanted to try something special, because our friend Anne Marie was visiting from New York. So, we decided on Estia’s, which was originally in Long Island by the beaches in the Hamptons.  Anne Marie went to the original Estia’s and liked it.

Estia’s is very hip, they have a bar, cool art on the walls and lots of books, it has a very homey feeling.

And now about the food.  All four of us had different things. My dad, Anne Marie and I were happy with our choices… Mom liked hers… but just thought it was just “OK”, she had a California Omelet with just jack cheese and avocado…  which is very healthy but not very flavorful.  Now, Dad had the Red Flannel Hash which is chorizo, potato, peppers, onions topped with two scrambled eggs – I tried that and I LOVED it — it was spicy and really good.  Anne Marie and I both had the Short Stack — she had blueberry (she wanted banana, but they were out of them) and I had chocolate chip pancakes.  They were very tasty and fluffy. We both had a side of Bacon, which was crispy and HUGE – we really only needed to order one.

I spoke with Ell who is the bartender at Estias and asked her, “Where did the name Estia come from?”

She said, “The restaurant was started in the Hamptons in a town called Amagansett.  When this owner bought it he kept the name because people knew it.  I’m not sure where the original name came from but our owner says Estia stands for EST-ablished I-n A-magansett”.

I also asked her what her favorite item on the menu was for breakfast.  Ell likes the A’s Pop —  a breakfast bowl with chicken, Organic Red Quinoa, Egg Whites, Veggies and Avocado.

That sounds Healthy & Flavorful – maybe that’s what Mom should have next time!

The Sunday Diner Rating (out of 5)

FOOD  * * * * * (5) (For Dad, Anne Marie and Me)

* * * (3) (For Mom)

SERVICE  * * * * * *  (5)

LOOKS  * * * *  (5)

BATHROOM: * * * * *  (5)

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