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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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4:00 pm - 3:00 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: Reservations
Description: Jason is the chef and he has a wonderful talent for combining flavors...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't miss the calamari salad

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
JMann30
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Hamden, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hamden, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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miami beach, florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Cobleskill, New York
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194 reviews 194 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We hadn't been there in many years, and were pleased with both the new décor and the menu. Our server was very friendly and helpful, explaining things carefully and being most sensitive to food allergy issues. The goat cheese pepas we shared for a starter were delicious, the cod was absolutely fantastic, and the hangar steak was cooked to perfection.... More 

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Canberra
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Just spent the evening with friends at Taste and have to say that after reading their menu on line I had high expectations. I was not let down. Our waiter was welcoming and gave us excellent service. We started our meal with Chop Salads with breaded fried shimp for two of us and Peppas stuffed with goats cheese for the... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Taste is always a good choice for an informal and reliably good meal. Their menu is relatively short, but offers sufficient variety to suit any palate. The atmosphere is relaxed, QUIET, and comfortable; the servers and the owner are very friendly, efficient, and accommodating. You can always count on a good meal. Every time my wife and I eat there,... More 

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Wallingford, CT
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282 reviews 282 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were looking for a new place where we could sit outside. Taste advertised an outdoor patio so we decided to give it a try. It was a Monday night so it wasn't too crowded. We arrived early so were offerred the Happy Hour menu in addition to the regular menu. Beer $3, Wine $5. Some yummy reasonably priced appetizers.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Three of us ate at Taste this evening, my second visit. The food was very nicely prepared, fresh and good quality. It's not cheap but the service is leisurely and nobody turfs you out if you choose to linger after your dinner.

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North Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

After moving in the neighborhood,I was excited to find a nice resturant that served nice meals with a real chef at the helm. My first visit was very nice. A little pricey,but I love great food so a couple extra bucks to treat myself makes me feel good.. I sat at the bar and the bartender was very attentive at... More 

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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 0 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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