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Taste of the City

938 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
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Ranked #68 of 146 Restaurants in Hamden
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 22, 2014
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English first
Bridgeport, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Talk of the town has shown a major improvement since new owners have taken over, restaurant has undergone major renovations and hired new staffing and improved their menu. Food has improved tremendously, however timeliness of food preparation needs improvement. Also bar tenders needs some improvement. Not very personable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I came here for happy hour with a group of girls. Our bags were searched at 6:30pm in the evening. Then we were told happy hour is $20 all you can eat and drink. We went to the "bar" area where we sat in front of a bartender who frowned and didn't want to serve. The band was too loud!!... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Had a farewell lunch for one of the board members and this place was recommended. I thought the food was good and a little different than the usual pub type food. I had shrimp and cheese grits which were quite good. BUT I was starving when I left. I can understand scrimping on the shrimp, but grits are cheap enough... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I celebrated my birthday here 2011 and it was the worst experience ever. I ordered appetizers for my guess which was served on store brought pans. Half of the items on the menu they didn't offer. I was told it will be a live band there which it wasnt, instead they play all sorts of music from a radio. The... More

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Bridgeport, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

While in Hamden with my daughter and her husband and a friend of mine, we were hungry and asked where we could get some good food. We were told to go to "Taste of the City." When we arrived, we were told they were not open because of a special private event taking place that evening. Of course we were... More

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