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Fifty Coins in New Canaan

WendyBinCT | Mar 14, 200805:32 PM

Fifty Coins opened last night at 26 Locust Avenue in New Canaan, formerly the location of Savvy, and before that Mattie's. Ate there tonight with my DH, Chris, and our son. The guys enjoyed half-pound burgers, prepared perfectly medium rare as ordered, served with lettuce, tomato, blue cheese, bacon and a generous helping of fries. My salad -- seared scallops, mesclun, snow peas and cucumber -- was a disappointment. The three scallops were enormous, but tasteless, as was the side of ginger lime dressing, which our waitress was happy to replace with excellent balsamic vinaigrette. Chris was excited to find a variety of shakes on the menu -- "Yes! Burger, fries and a shake!" -- but found his small glass of chocolate shake anemic, essentially chocolate milk. Two additional caveats: this place does not take reservations, and during the early evening (6:15 - 7:15pm) when we were there, at least half of the guests were children, well-behaved but noisy. The fellow who greeted us at the door said he used to work at Chef Luis -- talk about culture shock! -- and recommended arriving at or after 8pm if you want a more adult experience.

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