Aux Delices in Greenwich Earns a “Diamond” in AAA Ratings

Aux Delices Foods at 3 West Elm Street in Greenwich. Photo: Leslie Yager

Aux Delices Foods at 3 West Elm Street in Greenwich. Photo: Leslie Yager

Aux Delices is one of 10 food-serving establishments in western Connecticut named by the American Automobile Association as one of the top establishments in its rating category, the AAA announced on Tuesday.

Aux Delices is considered a “one diamond” establishment, which is the AAA category for quick-serve places.

“This small market-style café appeals to guests looking for a quick yet gourmet and hearty bite to eat,” AAA said in its review. “Most meals are already prepared and displayed in glass cases. A long marble-topped communal table in the middle offers seating, as do outside café-style tables.”

The review noted that the Aux Delices menu comprises excellent made-from-scratch desserts, salads, sandwiches and some dinner items, such as chicken francaise, eggplant parmigiana and crab cakes. Beverages include many specialty teas, coffees, espressos and cappuccinos.

The restaurants in the “Best of” list are those that received the top ratings in their “diamond” category and that have received no negative comments from AAA members in the past year.

In addition to its 3 West Elm Street location in central Greenwich, that was reviewed by AAA, Aux Delices has a location at 1075 East Putnam Ave in Riverside, and a location in Darien, in Goodwives Shopping Center at 25 Old Kings Hwy South.

There are 59,000 AAA Diamond-rated establishments nationwide for travelers to visit and under a new AAA designation program called “The Best of . . ., “ 10 restaurants and one hotel in AAA Northeast’s western Connecticut territory of Litchfield, Fairfield, and New Haven counties have made the cut.

These 11 establishments are among one- two- and three-diamond rated facilities, which make up just 7 percent of AAA’s overall national program in which facilities are rated for their cleanliness, comfort, and hospitality.

Here are the facilities that have earned the “Best of . . .” label offering travelers more casual and affordable options “just as charming and memorable as their higher rated counterparts,” according to AAA:

  • Arethusa al Tavolo, Bantam
  • Marco Pizzeria, Branford
  • Expresso NEAT, Darien
  • Aux Delices Foods, Greenwich
  • Caseus Fromagerie Bistro, New Haven
  • Claire’s Corner Copia, New Haven
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven
  • Union League Café, New Haven
  • Bernard’s, Ridgefield
  • City Limits Diner, Stamford

To earn a diamond — whether it’s one or five — establishments must meet AAA’s rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. For more selections nationwide, visit AAA.com/123Diamonds.

AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 62 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.2 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.

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