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Christopher Martins

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860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-8835
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11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tale of Two Restaurants

Christopher Martins 850 State St New Haven, Ct. Christopher Martins has been an iconic institution in New Haven Pub and Restaurant dining for over 30 years. Simply put it is a very unique combination of bar and restaurant. The bar scene is always active, crowded, chaotic, noisy and a great place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Realtor44
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Hamden, Connecticut
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christopher Martins 850 State St New Haven, Ct. Christopher Martins has been an iconic institution in New Haven Pub and Restaurant dining for over 30 years. Simply put it is a very unique combination of bar and restaurant. The bar scene is always active, crowded, chaotic, noisy and a great place to be. Everyone there is having a good time... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We go there when we have something special to celebrate and we don't want to go to one of the chains. The staff has always been attentive and can make good recommendations. Parking is seldom a problem vs. New Haven Centrum. Really good restaurant in our own backyard!

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Thank Moses B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Wine was good. Bread was nothing special, a little too hard and 'crusty'. Salad was just a plate full of lettuce, no veggies at all or nuts, croutons, etc. dressing was good! Our food was good. I got tortellini with tomatoes and chicken, big portions. Hubby got pasta with meat sauce and loved it. I got white Choc mousse and... More 

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Thank Sara P
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I understand the badly needed renovation is on the way. They also need a better air filtration system, because the air just hangs in the room. The food is always good. Tonight, the "generous" eight rib, rack of lamb was, indeed, generous and fabulous. Tuna was good.

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Thank differentname
Hamden Ct
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We went here for dinner and had the calamari and scallops and the crab cakes and butternut squash ravioli...all appetizers but plenty of food for 2. The food and preparation were excellent, hats off to the chef! Top notch cooking! Service was a might bit slow....could have been better. Otherwise would have gotten 5 stars. Also prices are very reasonable.

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Thank RBlack230
Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Crab cakes and French onion soup were very good appetizers. Our entrees included a generous rack of lamb chops and sesame crusted tuna cooked to perfection that were accompanied by ample servings of salad and vegetables. Servers were very attentive.

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Thank recylemama
West Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a great neighborhood bar. Very friendly staff and surprisingly tasty food. Great bartenders and fair priced drinks.

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Thank Kamil P
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have eaten here several times and the food has always been great. The beef ribs are excellent. So are the drinks!

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Thank sar1580
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We have been to this restaurant twice. The first time was during restaurant week. We made a reservation but when we got there they didn't have a table for us so they jammed us into the pub area. It was loud and I quickly started getting a headache. I ordered the beef short ribs with polenta and the dish was... More 

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Thank Amber Jean R
Danbury, Connecticut
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

To be fair we can only rate the Pub menu as we were there after 3PM. We had A Reuber and CM Burger which came with soup or salad and fries. Black bean soup was delicious. Food was very good and service was excellent.Give it a try ifs you are near Yale New Heaven. We will have to go back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 776-8835

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?