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Park Central Tavern

1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919
+1 203-287-8887
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a eat in bar area and a dining room. I prefer the bar area where there is more activity but the dining room has a nice atmosphere. Restaurant is always very clean. Decor is also very nice. We went to a function...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Coldest day of the year, less the 5 miles from The Floyd Little Athletic facility on the way back to the Merritt, we found this gem. Food, service, bar, menu pure comfort food, but seriously gourmet. Loved the short rib grilled cheese. Truffle fries. Just...More

Thank marcbell
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

My family has eaten at PCT many times. The food had been consistently well above average. Service was great. But, our last few visits have been below normal. Tonight, we realize that subpar is the new norm at PCT. I don’t think we are alone...More

Thank Robinlsparks
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Whenever we are in Hamden and fail to make reservations during a busy QU week-end, we always manage to get into Park Ventral Tavern. Food is always good and the service usually great. This last visit had us changing times and numbers multiple times and...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed May 16, 2017

I've eaten here on several occasions, and I've loved each visit. It's not near home for me, but it's close to my in-laws. Food is memorably enjoyable, and the service is very good. I've had the burger, the fish, the fried chicken sandwich and the...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Using the criteria applied to the very top restaurants in the world, this is not a four diamond, five star establishment. But among restaurants aspiring to be tops in the totally relaxing tavern with a long polished bar, a separate dining room and an eclectic...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Service was very good. Helpful but not intrusive waiter. Lunch menu was interesting. I went there today with several friends. Our orders were varied but everyone was pleased. They ordered a scallop dish, tuna, papardelle pasta with bolognese sauce, barbecue beef and a chicken wrap....More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Bottomless mimosas or sangria and delicious food...my brunch fix was satisfied! What was supposed to be a quick catch up session with a friends ended up being a few hours long and not once did we feel rushed to leave. The staff was attentive and...More

Thank bean173
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I went to Park Central several times as recent as a week ago. On January 20th I was taken there with my family and friends. Everything we ordered was perfection. All of us enjoyed what we ordered. The service was exceptional.. It was a celebration...More

Thank judith m
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Park Central Tavern has the potential to be a wonderful place to eat and drink- the bar is very pretty. However, the problem is twofold, the food...it's terrible and the bar staff. Recently went there on three separate occasions, once as a couple, once with...More

Thank dpfeiff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919
    (Park and Central Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: bus: from new haven proper or the green, the northbound j-line from church st/whitney from cheshire, the southbound j-line on whitney ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-287-8887
  • E-mail
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