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Rainbow Gardens Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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117 Broad St, Milford, CT 06460-4726
(203) 878-2500
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Milford, Connecticut
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heather and Lori arranged a post-funeral lunch reception for our family with minimal notice and maximum care. They were flexible with an unknown head count, an unclear timeframe, and some conflicting direction from different family members. The food was great, the setting warm (they closed the interior restaurant for us, and then fit overflow on the porch), and all this... More 

Thank LisaEight
Milford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice menu. My wife had Tomato & Mozzarella with Basil as appetizer. I had Shrimp Civeche. They were both excellent! The highlight of our dinner for both of us was Shrimp & Scallops on Linguini as entree. Must say it was really delicious. Had a light smokey flavor & cooked to perfection. Portion is not huge, just right! Hope... More 

Thank hsarwar
New Haven, Connecticut
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290 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has slipped. The waitstaff is competent and the tables on the porch are pleasant, but it's tomato season and the tomatoes are rock hard tasteless supermarket fare. Eggplant in a sandwich was mostly greasy breadcrumbs. Bacon and cheese make most salads really calorie-filled. Need fresher, quality ingredients.

Thank BJaneH
Trumbull, Connecticut
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and so is the service. The bar is ok. We've ordered a bunch of Bloody Mary's and they've seem to get not as flavorful after the first round. But overall, great place!!!

Thank Alon S
Level Contributor
47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Chicken salad sandwich with sweet potato fries were great! Sat outside with friends and listened to music playing on Milford green was a perfect lunch atmosphere with friends to catch up with. They both had the same sandwich and the portion was so large they took 1/2 sandwich home. Definitely recommend for lunch

Thank Firefly731
West Haven, Connecticut
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Went today for lunch with a friend. We both had the Raspberry Chicken Explosion Salad. It was amazing.....Grilled chicken, mesclun greens, apples, grapes, strawberries, oranges, dried cranberries, kiwi, with a raspberry vinaigrette, blue cheese crumbles and toasted sliced almonds.

Thank laura c
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I found this restaurant a couple years ago and I can't stop coming back. Always check out their menu of specials, so many delicious options. I've never tried anything here that I didnt absolutely love. I am obsessed with their chicken salad and freshly baked breads. If I could eat here every day, I would!

Thank Nicole C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We were looking for a place that had a good number of choices for our diverse eaters. Rainbow Gardens advertises that they serve "comfort food" and that's what it felt like to me. The restaurant is nicely decorated with antiques and vintage pictures, but not so many it feels like a museum. Our server answered all our questions and took... More 

1 Thank Julianne P
Milford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Was told by so many to try this place, I was admittedly disappointed but that was probably my own doing. They competed on Chopped and was excited to taste their food it was just average in my opinion. The outside tables are a nice option.

Thank MEM153
Orange, CT
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155 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

I wrote a review in 2012 when I did not like Rainbow Gardens. I have since been back a number of times and always enjoy myself. I particularly like the round bar area with its big windows overlooking the Green. The porch, too, is a great choice if the weather is nice. I particularly like their lobster and shrimp rolls,... More 

Thank RebeccaRyanOrange

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Broad St, Milford, CT 06460-4726
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Milford
  • Phone Number: (203) 878-2500

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