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Taste Restaurant

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American, Fusion
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1995 Whitney Ave, North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 230-8801
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Description: Jason is the chef and he has a wonderful talent for combining flavors using...
Jason is the chef and he has a wonderful talent for combining flavors using the freshest incredients. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff is very helpful. Some of our favorite dishes include the chop salad, the scallops, lamb with bucatini (sp?) pasta, and more.
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxing and Tasty

Taste is a go-to spot. It is comfortable and classy. Great for catching up with friends and having a healthy and delicious meal. Anna takes good care of us each visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
CathGo20
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Taste is a go-to spot. It is comfortable and classy. Great for catching up with friends and having a healthy and delicious meal. Anna takes good care of us each visit!

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Thank CathGo20
Hamden, Connecticut
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Taste 1995 Whitney Ave. North Haven Ct Stopped in for lunch and loved it. The décor is clean, understated and very attractive. It’s a small cozy dining room yet you don’t feel crowded. They have reoriented the bar to a place that makes sense. The menu changes frequently so it’s never boring. Our group ordered a variety of entrees so... More 

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Thank Realtor44
Cheshire, Connecticut
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Taste is pretty good, limited menu, and for what you get, it's expensive, Location and service is good. May try it again.. Not one of our favorite restaurant

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1 Thank tangoshoes
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is incredible, though I usually go here for lunch. The outside area is open when it's warm and they allow cigar smoking outside which I love. The drinks are pretty awesome too. Just prepared to spend a little money.

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1 Thank Vinod T
miami beach, florida
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

reviewed this place before.......the attitudes in the restaurant were awful -well they must have listened as met friends there as was a midway point and definitely changed for the better. friendly (different) bartender this time and friendly staff....keep it up ....already went back again.....still friendly and good food......keep up the changes............

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1 Thank lovetheparkcentral
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

First time here with family before a concert & we had great drinks, appetizers & entrées. My Hangar steak was cooked perfectly at medium rare over smashed potatoes. I ate every bite. My niece had the braised short ribs which were so tender and flavorful. The other two entrées were scallops which were cooked perfectly but it was a small... More 

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Thank Kat M
Hamden, Connecticut
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I had the calamari salad and short ribs and both were excellent. The presentation and the taste were wonderful. The restaurant is small but nicely decorated with wine bar theme. The staff is very friendly and made the dinner an enjoyable evening.

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1 Thank JMann30
New Haven, Connecticut
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have only been to Taste for lunch, but I was happy with the food both times. The lunch menu is varied with sandwiches, salads, and a variety of entrees. There seems to be something for everyone on the menu. This is a good place for business lunches, as it's relatively quiet. I frequently recommend this location for working lunches.

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Thank Laura_BP_10
CT
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We left the restaurant Taste feeling this is truly a labor of love for owner, Jason and his staff. We had a delicious meal there Saturday night with some friends and it was just a great experience. From the great flavor, to the presentation to the terrific service by 'Meg', we know we will be back again soon! Call ahead... More 

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Thank PhotoMan16
miami beach, florida
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

went one night, female bartender spent the entire time talking to a "regular" at the end of the bar...so did the owner. went another night and the male bartender was phenomenal - funny entertaining and spoke to everyone.... advice - call first and see who is working...and chef...spread the love around

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1995 Whitney Ave, North Haven, CT 06473
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  North Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 230-8801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

Jason is the chef and he has a wonderful talent for combining flavors using the freshest incredients. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff is very helpful. Some of our favorite dishes include the chop salad, the scallops, lamb with bucatini (sp?) pasta, and more.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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