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Christopher Martins

860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-8835
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Ranked #52 of 495 restaurants in New Haven
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Southington, CT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to Christopher Martin's on a Monday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I was very impressed with the quality of the food and the attention to detail, i.e. linen tablecloths and napkins, candles, excellent warm bread, really good menu selections, exceptional tea selections after dinner. The balsamic salad dressing was the best I've tasted. Many of the meats,... More

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Shenzhen, China
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The service, superb. The food, delicious. The price, reasonable. Five people dining together and everyone's meal was perfect. We enjoyed a bottle of wine with dinner and the price was still reasonable.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

W had a great time celebrating my Mother in law's birthday at this farm to table restaurant. She said it was the best steak she had in years and they gave her a free dessert as well. The waiter was super nice and accommodating and they offer free valet parking on the weekend. The food is fresh, delicious, and the... More

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Cobleskill, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Went there on a Groupon and felt that we got a good deal. The goat cheese salad was terrific. Our server tried to talk us into switching either the entree or the included mesclum salad for something else but we resisted...should have gone for it, as there's only so much lettuce a person can eat. Entrees included the sirloin with... More

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Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I had not been to Christopher Martin in many years. Not sure why, but we had not. When Groupon offered a deal we took it and had dinner there last night. The food was good. Calamari was prepared very nicely and it was a most generous portion. I had the rack of lamb. The meat was excellent... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Its restaurant week in New Haven 3 course lunch for $18.00 dinner for $32.00 at 30 downtown restaurants. We whet to Christopher Martin's Monday lunch. Diane order the chicken Saltimbocca Chicken Breast layered with Prosciutto di Parma, Fresh Sage and Cato Corner Farm’s Cheese, over sautéed Baby Spinach with Mashed Potatoes. I had the Seared Sea Scallop over Linguini Sautéed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My friends and I came in for lunch and had a soup and salad. Our server took approximately 12 minutes to deliver our waters. Our French onion soups came 25 minutes later and completely lacked flavor, our salads came immediately after our soups. There was no spacing of our courses and while finally consuming our "appetizers," our meals were left... More

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New Haven, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong. Top shelf food in a 'home' type setting. Chicken sambuca off the charts for flavor and portions.

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Kensington, CT
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532 reviews 532 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On a dark and rainy Sunday evening we arrived at this restaurant only to discover all the street parking was filled so we opted to valet park. The restaurant was fairly busy early in the evening and the adjoining pub must have been filled with patrons celebrating someone's birthday because it was quite loud early on. We were met at... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This was our first time trying this restaurant, since we're new to the area. The interior has a pleasant enough atmosphere, nothing special. They first brought us some bread and oil: the bread was delicious, but the oil was not up to par, surely not extra virgin. We ordered both our meals with the house mesclun salad with balsamic dressing.... More

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