"Coromandel has garnered enough accolades for anyone to appreciate its high-quality food -- it even won praise from State Rep. Terrie Wood -- but it has become an establishment that is inspirational beyond it’s culinary excellence. As the first restaurant in the area to offer organic Halal dishes and one of the few white-tablecloth Halal restaurants around, owner Jose Pullopilly (who is not Muslim) transitioned to offering Halal meats to better respect and care for his Muslim workers. Jose has intrinsically, and perhaps unwittingly, nurtured key halal and tayeeb values: being mindful of sourcing clean food with grace while having compassion and respect for his staff, customers, and community."
"Coromandel’s story is a worthy one, but the food is what keeps everyone coming back. The Sham Savera, their signature appetizer amusingly named evening and morning, is to die for and comes with a handful of homemade spinach and cheese dumplings served with tomato honey sauce. Do yourself a favor and get two because your friends will want yours. For the main, try the halibut version of the Hariyali Machli: green herb-marinated halibut grilled in a tandoor or alleppey, which are well seasoned, grilled, and worth the trip to Connecticut. Coromandel’s Darien location is my go-to Indian bistro anywhere."
Alcohol served on the premises.