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Christopher Martins

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860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-8835
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here once during New Haven Restaurant Week with my fiancé. We had fried calamari and lobster bisque as appetizers. For entrees, he had shrimp with pasta and I had the Shepard's pie. Appetizers were good. I enjoyed the Shepard's pie although it did need a little bit more salt/seasonings. My fiance's entree was very bland. The dessert (a... More 

Thank MsMoses84
New Haven, Connecticut
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262 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was just fair....I had a Ceasar salad with grilled chicken - the salad had a few croutons a sprinkling of dried cheese, and nothing else- no dressing? The waiter seemed annoyed when I asked for some dressing and brought a small container that had a few tsblespoons of some thick "dressing".. And had no flavor...and the grilled chicken was... More 

Thank JJFlash7
Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Everyone kept raving about this place, so I went to check it out. In my opinion, the food does not reflect the price. I felt like I was paying way too much for average food. I ordered the scallops and crabcakes. The scallops were underseasoned, and the crabcakes were way too salty. I will not be coming back again.

Thank ktmw985
Shelton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The restaurant calls for business casual but the food and atmosphere doesn't fit that. People are very nice. However when the bottle of wine was served they did not open it and pour it for us to taste. The steak was raw when it should have been medium so i returned it and when I got it back it was... More 

Thank Figment-05
Hamden, Connecticut
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195 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Christopher Martins 850 State St New Haven, Ct. Christopher Martins has been an iconic institution in New Haven Pub and Restaurant dining for over 30 years. Simply put it is a very unique combination of bar and restaurant. The bar scene is always active, crowded, chaotic, noisy and a great place to be. Everyone there is having a good time... More 

Thank Realtor44
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We go there when we have something special to celebrate and we don't want to go to one of the chains. The staff has always been attentive and can make good recommendations. Parking is seldom a problem vs. New Haven Centrum. Really good restaurant in our own backyard!

Thank Moses B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Wine was good. Bread was nothing special, a little too hard and 'crusty'. Salad was just a plate full of lettuce, no veggies at all or nuts, croutons, etc. dressing was good! Our food was good. I got tortellini with tomatoes and chicken, big portions. Hubby got pasta with meat sauce and loved it. I got white Choc mousse and... More 

Thank Sara P
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I understand the badly needed renovation is on the way. They also need a better air filtration system, because the air just hangs in the room. The food is always good. Tonight, the "generous" eight rib, rack of lamb was, indeed, generous and fabulous. Tuna was good.

Thank differentname
Hamden Ct
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We went here for dinner and had the calamari and scallops and the crab cakes and butternut squash ravioli...all appetizers but plenty of food for 2. The food and preparation were excellent, hats off to the chef! Top notch cooking! Service was a might bit slow....could have been better. Otherwise would have gotten 5 stars. Also prices are very reasonable.

Thank RBlack230
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Crab cakes and French onion soup were very good appetizers. Our entrees included a generous rack of lamb chops and sesame crusted tuna cooked to perfection that were accompanied by ample servings of salad and vegetables. Servers were very attentive.

Thank recylemama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 776-8835

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