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Christopher Martins

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
+1 203-776-8835
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bar area is alive ..sandwiches are good...dining room and dinners are just ok.....lots better places to go for real dinners that are less costly

Thank aonestone
Chicago, Illinois
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3,150 reviews
2,462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christopher Martin's is one of the first businesses that paved the way for the revitalization of New Haven's Upper State Street area. It has been a neighborhood staple for 30 years. Four of us went to Christopher Martins for dinner. We ate on the restaurant side and found it to have a nice ambiance. We arrived at a slower time,... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
New York
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401 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

I often stop by this neighborhood when traveling on 91. This was my first visit here. It's a classic neighborhood bar with very good food. We enjoyed burgers, soups, salads... all tasted fine and decent-sized portions. Nice welcome and friendly waiter.

1 Thank skgbos
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

I wanted to mark a great visit to New Haven with a three-course lunch at Christopher Martin's at the start of the city's Restaurant Week. The appetizer came, followed by the stuffed pork chop and a pear tart. It would have been a memorable meal, if it wasn't for the little worm that peaked out of a few wilted stems... More 

1 Thank meyung
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The restaurant is very small, warm and cozy. The service, food and ambiance is excellent. There's a Pub next door that is part of the restaurant and it's always busy, however, none of the noise is heard in the restaurant.

Thank Rontcpa
North Branford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Christopher Martin's was once known for setting standards....not so much with our last experience. This review is getting two stars only because our meals were delicious, portions were perfect, and waiter tried to be attentive, making sure water glasses were full, bringing bread, condiments, etc. Went for lunch with 6 friends from work. Service was very slow. Server was very... More 

2 Thank CTbowlingmom
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Over the years we have visited periodically and they have always been consistent in what they present. I had the sea bass which was cooked perfectly with a side carb and veggies. The steak offering was small but good. A solid performer around for years. A sprucing up of the interior would add to the overall ambiance.

Thank Robinmerry39
east haven, ct
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

First let's start by saying there were only 4 tables occupied including ours. Initial contact was good, but once our drinks arrived, our waiter seemed to disappear. No other staff were visible either to address service. Appetizers finally arrive, they were good but nothing over the top worth going back for. Next course was the salad---- must have been the... More 

Thank catnjoe
Madison, Connecticut
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Ordered Groupon, went to dinner and they said it was fixed instead of the $92.00 i signed up for. Make sure you ask before you go, they give you 2 glasses of wine (niether of us drink for $20.00) 1 app for $12.00 (had scallops that were cut in half) and 2 entrees $30.00 each. I just want to order... More 

1 Thank Rod H
Trussville, Alabama
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

I'll admit it doesn't look inviting at first, but the food is very good. I ordered the tuna, which was delicious. Everyone in our group was happy with their food and our server was great and attentive.

Thank Toby F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
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 06511-3925
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-8835

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