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Carmen Anthony Steakhouse - Waterbury

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496 Chase Ave, Waterbury, CT 06704-1904 (Kenneth Circle)
203-757-3040
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: It all started here… our first fine-dining restaurant, opened in May of...
It all started here… our first fine-dining restaurant, opened in May of 1996. At Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of Waterbury, we've built our reputation for excellence on our thick Angus steaks, fresh-daily seafood and Maine lobsters up to 5 pounds, our premier wine list, friendly sociable bar, and superb service. According to Connecticut Magazine's Readers' Choice Restaurant Poll, we have become New Haven County's first choice for excellent dining. Year after year, all Carmen Anthony wine lists are awarded the prestigious “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator Magazine. The readers of Connecticut Magazine declare among their numerous awards, “Connecticut’s Best Clam Chowder,” and “Connecticut’s Best Crab Cake.”Our tastefully decorated Dunhill Room is available to your group of up to 40 guests when you prefer to enjoy our fine dining and service in privacy. Your group may order from our complete menu, or you may call upon our Chef to personalize an event just for you.A popular feature of all Carmen Anthony Restaurants are our private wine lockers made available to discerning patrons. Fine dining at Carmen Anthony Steakhouse is made complete by outstanding coffee and espresso service, our luscious house-made desserts, and our full selection of Grappa, Scotch, Bourbon and Cognac.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding

The meal was excellent, staff excellent, atmosphere very good. Had a great time, gave a very good rating since it was quite expensive. Doubtful that I will find a better meal, but based upon the costs this will be a treat (infrequent visits). If the total bill was 30% lower, this would be an ideal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Don W
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East Haven, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wolcott, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing special about the food. I could get a better meal for half the price elsewhere. $30, $40, $50 dollars for a steak. Really!!! You can get just as good if not better steak at Texas Roadhouse

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East Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The meal was excellent, staff excellent, atmosphere very good. Had a great time, gave a very good rating since it was quite expensive. Doubtful that I will find a better meal, but based upon the costs this will be a treat (infrequent visits). If the total bill was 30% lower, this would be an ideal place for exceptional dinners. You... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We recently went to Carmen Anthony's for dinner. We ordered one Porterhouse steak dinner and one stuffed shrimp dinner. The stuffed shrimp was delicious, although the garlic mashed potatoes that came with it were so full of garlic that they were inedible. The $44.95 steak dinner was horrible. It was salty, tough and sinewy. It was almost impossible to cut,... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was treated to a dinner here on my birthday and everything was sssoooo overpriced & ala carte, that I coulndn't even enjoy my meal, knowing how overpriced the food was. Every part of the meal was charged separately, potato, veg, etc... Could you enjoy a $10 baked potato? Disgusting fees. I'll never go back.

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Watertown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I stopped in tonight for the first time in a couple of years. I was greeted by the same bartender - that says something. Craig is friendly and enjoys getting to know his customers. The service was great. The restaurant has a great Happy Hour with martini specials and some $6 appetizers. I had the pomegranate martini (well actually 2)... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was more than let down with this dining experience. For a steakhouse with prices all exceeding $30 with out salads or sides, you would think their steaks would be divine. All of our steaks were chewy, stringy, cooked not quite right and just disappointing. My caeser salad was dripping with dressing and the asparagus was stringy and just warm.... More 

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a business dinner at CA right before an all night film shoot. We were rushing the staff and the kitchen. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. She moved our order through quickly. Everything was well prepared and very good. We had steaks (filets) , fish, and several sides. One pasta. All were first rate. Desserts looked excellent... More 

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CT
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we had supper there we were placed in the bar which was fine, but the service and the cost of the food was crazy.. we ate prime rib , very average nothing special. a baked potato and salad was al carte. to the tune of 10$ a potato really??? no alcohol and our meal was almost 100 dollars. waitress was... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food is phenominal.Place is semi romantic. Recommend surf and turf. The owner really cares about your dining experience.

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Washington, DC
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500 reviews 500 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
2,453 helpful votes 2,453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Was looking for a decent seafood restaurant in Waterbury and there wasn't much to choose from so I decided to try this place-even though it is a steakhouse-and I wasn't disappointed. Not only was the food outstanding but the presentation was just as impressive. Whitney, our server, was also an extreme pleasure to work with as she was attentive and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 496 Chase Ave, Waterbury, CT 06704-1904
    (Kenneth Circle)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 203-757-3040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

It all started here… our first fine-dining restaurant, opened in May of 1996. At Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of Waterbury, we've built our reputation for excellence on our thick Angus steaks, fresh-daily seafood and Maine lobsters up to 5 pounds, our premier wine list, friendly sociable bar, and superb service. According to Connecticut Magazine's Readers' Choice Restaurant Poll, we have become New Haven County's first choice for excellent dining. Year after year, all Carmen Anthony wine lists are awarded the prestigious “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator Magazine. The readers of Connecticut Magazine declare among their numerous awards, “Connecticut’s Best Clam Chowder,” and “Connecticut’s Best Crab Cake.”Our tastefully decorated Dunhill Room is available to your group of up to 40 guests when you prefer to enjoy our fine dining and service in privacy. Your group may order from our complete menu, or you may call upon our Chef to personalize an event just for you.A popular feature of all Carmen Anthony Restaurants are our private wine lockers made available to discerning patrons. Fine dining at Carmen Anthony Steakhouse is made complete by outstanding coffee and espresso service, our luscious house-made desserts, and our full selection of Grappa, Scotch, Bourbon and Cognac.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?