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Union League Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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RAW BAR
each 3.25
Selection of oysters
each 1.75
Littleneck clams
each 3.75
Jumbo Shrimp
10.75
House smoked salmon
dill cream, blini
18.75
1/2 Steamed lobster
1/2 oz 49
1 oz 98
French Ossetra caviar
blini
21
DEGUSTATION
A mix of 3 oysters, 3 clams and 2 jumbo shrimp
41
PLATEAU DU MAREYEUR
A seafood medley of 6 clams, 6 oysters, 4 jumbo shrimp
79
PLATEAU ROYAL
The ultimate mix of seafood delicacies including ½ lobster, 8 oysters, peekytoe crab salad, 8 littleneck clams, 4 shrimps and 6 mussels
APPETIZERS
17.75
FOIE GRAS
Duck foie gras and smoked duck terrine, mango chutney, mâche salad
13.5
POULPE GRILLÉ
Grilled Spanish octopus, chickpeas, micro arugula, Romesco sauce
14
ESCARGOTS
Baked escargot with garlic, parsley, tomato concassée and croutons
14.75
CONFIT DE CANARD
Boneless duck leg confit, crispy potato galette, Granny Smith apple and walnuts, watercress salad
13.75
MOULES AU BLEU
Steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, white wine, creamy caramelized shallots and blue cheese sauce, fresh celery
17.75
SAINT-JACQUES
Seared New England sea scallops, pine nut and roasted pepper crust, fava bean purée, spring onion, citrus sauce vierge
13.75
RAVIOLES EN CONSOMMÉ
Winter vegetable soup, fresh herb and Comté cheese raviolini, brunoise of carrot, leek and celeriac, parsley pesto
SALADS
12.75
SALADE D'ÉPINARD ET ROQUEFORT
Baby spinach salad, smoked bacon, honey roasted pears, savory nougatine of pecan and Roquefort cheese
13.5
SALADE D'ASPERGES
Organic Dutch white and local green asparagus, mâche salad, soft boiled quail eggs, truffle vinaigrette, freshly shaved summer truffle
9.75
SALADE VERTE AUX HERBES
Salad of mixed greens, fresh herb vinaigrette
MAIN COURSES
38.75
HOMARD PRINTANIER
Nova Scotia lobster, house made swiss chard and ricotta sacchetti, glazed heirloom radishes, light lobster bisque
35.75
FLÉTAN EN CROÛTE D'HERBES
Herb-crusted halibut, fresh peas, bacon lardons, baby gem lettuce and spring garlic
31
OMBLE CHEVALIER À L'OSEILLE
Seared Icelandic Arctic Char, fingerling potatoes, fresh garbanzo beans, sautéed spinach, sorrel sabayon
26.75
RISOTTO DE FARRO
Farro "risotto", ramp pesto, sautéed green and white asparagus, toasted hazelnut, freshly shaved summer truffle (vegan preparation available)
23.75
GNOCCHI PRINTANIER
House made pea and ricotta gnocchi, sugar snap peas, fresh fava bean, sautéed local mushrooms, fines herbes and parmesan emulsion
42
ENTRECÔTE AU POIVRE VERT
Pan-seared 12oz Black Angus New York steak, watercress salad, Yukon gold potato Pont Neuf, green peppercorn sauce
36.75
CANARD À LA RHUBARBE
Seared rhubarb and ginger crusted Rohan duck breast, white asparagus, sugar snap peas, rhubarb compote, duck jus
37.75
FILET D'AGNEAU GRILLÉ
Marinated and grilled lamb loin, glazed young turnips and baby carrots, sautéed spring onions, natural lamb jus
SIDE GARNISHES
7.75 SUPPLEMENT
French green beans
Sautéed Brussel sprouts and bacon lardons
Fricassée of local mushrooms
with side aioli 0.75
French fries
Glazed fresh peas and lettuce, bacon lardons
Sautéed fingerling potatoes with fines herbes
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
French, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice graduation lunch at Union cafe. Nice space. Dark woods. Club like. Busy at lunch on Friday. Very Professional service and waiters. Ordered 2 plates of oysters ( $3.50 each , so $21 for 6!! Yikes ) drinks run about $12-15 dollars, as do glasses...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank gourmandCT
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice words. It really means a lot to me and to everyone on our team. Thank you again for your kind comments and patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon. Congratulations on the graduate!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor here is elegant and the food is delicious. I have been here for graduations, birthdays, and retirements. It is a wonderful treat!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lauraaltshul130
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, It is always nice to get fan mail, particularly when it is as positive as your experience was. It really means a lot to me and to everyone on our staff. Thank you again for your kind comments and patronage. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner on the night of Yale graduation when they had a fixed menu. At $125/person (with only 1 bottle of wine for 6 people) I am sure that we could have eaten better elsewhere but possibly on other nights prices might be...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Adam C
Union L, General Manager at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adam, Thank you for your feedback; we did offer a price fix menu for the day of Yale's Commencement to ensure shorter wait time during dinner. Union League Café certainly has competitive pricing in New Haven and look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Union League overlooks Yale, and is where they give you a “free” lunch when they want to be nice to you. Suit and tie, very professional, exceptional food and service. Politically correct, using as much local produce as possible. If you are in the Yale...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank albertw505
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in an attractive, historical building, expect french classics done to perfection. From their yummy duck confit to their flavorful steamed mussels, it was sublime. Staff was attentive and efficient. I felt like I experiencing Paris without the jet lag (!)More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank AdventureDiva
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Adventure Diva, We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely for someone to tell us. The Duck Confit dish has been on our menu for 25 years! We look...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful birthday dinner. Every single thing that comes from this kitchen a gourmet delight. Lobster, pate, drinks. Everything is top quality and delicious. The service is exceptional. The only challenge is parking in New Haven.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank valpasnau
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Valpasnau, Happy Birthday and thank you for celebrating with Union League Café !

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been celebrating Special Events at the Union League Cafe for a decade and, this year, we added Mothers Day to the list. The location, Roger Sherman's former mansion, the service, best in Connecticut and the food, by far the best French Cuisine in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank cerrba
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cerrba, Thank you again for your kind comments and patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Union League for our 1st anniversary. We were not disappointed. The service at this restaurant is exemplary. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and even chose a very chocolate dessert for us! The food was delicious as...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Robert T
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Robert T, It is always nice to get fan mail, particularly when it is as positive as your experience was. We look forward to seeing you next anniversary.

Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

High prices, small portions, so so food. Steak is the best thing on the menu. Fancy if that’s what you’re looking for.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank David L
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear David L, Thank you for bringing this to our attention; we will certainly review the portion sizes for the future.

Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Perfect dinner, excellent food and service... we enjoyed the grilled octopus app, escargots...entree- grilled lamb and side dish of mushrooms .... just perfect and waitress was great 👍... will be back again soon

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JJFlash7
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JJFlash7, Thank you kindly for sharing your experience. We look forward to serving you in the future.

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Carolyn R
December 7, 2017|
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Response from misskat_rina87 | Reviewed this property |
There's a there's a parking lot right behind Union League on Crown Street next to Geronimo when you're going up crown you go just passed college and across the street from the parking lot is bar restaurant. Union League can... More
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Joseph O
May 9, 2017|
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Response from CTVacationers | Reviewed this property |
On street parking is available out front and there is a pay lot behind it.
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March 14, 2017|
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Response from giaabruzzi | Reviewed this property |
they do have a prix fixe menu I believe.
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