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Christopher Martins

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860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
+1 203-776-8835
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“rack of lamb” (8 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“crab cakes” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We were there with 5 women for a ladies night out. We had a Groupon. One in our party has a comment on EVERY ingredient down to what type of oil is used. Amazing. Our waitress was particularly pleasant about the experience and she gets...More

Thank imkdun
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting Christopher Martins for dinner. Picked up the Groupon which is a great value. Tried some excellent wine. Meal was very good- I ordered the rack of lamb and my fiancé ordered the beef short rib. Both were cooked well. Would have been...More

Thank MikeI283BL
Reviewed May 22, 2017

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
Reviewed May 1, 2017

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...More

1  Thank Allen21096
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
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,...More

1  Thank meyung
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
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....More

3  Thank CTbowlingmom
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....More

Thank Robinmerry39
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...More

Thank catnjoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar
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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