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Taste Restaurant

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1995 Whitney Ave, North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 230-8801
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Open now
All hours
Mon 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Prospect, Connecticut
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Sorry to say this restaurant is no longer in business. They had a great, eclectic menu for lunch. Showed up last week, only to find the sign on the door thanking the customers for 11 years. :-(

1 Thank BRosaJr
Hamden, Connecticut
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Taste is a very nice quiet dinner spot with a small bar area. I have had everything on the menu at least once and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. Outstanding service.

1 Thank Steve B
Hamden, Connecticut
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My wife and I had Valentine's Day dinner here. It was probably the 10th time we have eaten there. A wide variety of appetizers and entrees. Good wine list. Service is usually very good.

1 Thank mike l
West Hartford, Connecticut
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Taste is a go-to spot. It is comfortable and classy. Great for catching up with friends and having a healthy and delicious meal. Anna takes good care of us each visit!

1 Thank CathGo20
Hamden, Connecticut
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195 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Taste 1995 Whitney Ave. North Haven Ct Stopped in for lunch and loved it. The décor is clean, understated and very attractive. It’s a small cozy dining room yet you don’t feel crowded. They have reoriented the bar to a place that makes sense. The menu changes frequently so it’s never boring. Our group ordered a variety of entrees so... More 

Thank Realtor44
Cheshire, Connecticut
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Taste is pretty good, limited menu, and for what you get, it's expensive, Location and service is good. May try it again.. Not one of our favorite restaurant

1 Thank tangoshoes
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is incredible, though I usually go here for lunch. The outside area is open when it's warm and they allow cigar smoking outside which I love. The drinks are pretty awesome too. Just prepared to spend a little money.

1 Thank Vinod T
miami beach, florida
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

reviewed this place before.......the attitudes in the restaurant were awful -well they must have listened as met friends there as was a midway point and definitely changed for the better. friendly (different) bartender this time and friendly staff....keep it up ....already went back again.....still friendly and good food......keep up the changes............

1 Thank lovetheparkcentral
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

First time here with family before a concert & we had great drinks, appetizers & entrées. My Hangar steak was cooked perfectly at medium rare over smashed potatoes. I ate every bite. My niece had the braised short ribs which were so tender and flavorful. The other two entrées were scallops which were cooked perfectly but it was a small... More 

Thank Kat M
Hamden, Connecticut
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I had the calamari salad and short ribs and both were excellent. The presentation and the taste were wonderful. The restaurant is small but nicely decorated with wine bar theme. The staff is very friendly and made the dinner an enjoyable evening.

1 Thank JMann30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1995 Whitney Ave, North Haven, CT 06473
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  North Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 230-8801
Jason is the chef and he has a wonderful talent for combining flavors using the freshest incredients. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff is very helpful. Some of our favorite dishes include the chop salad, the scallops, lamb with bucatini (sp?) pasta, and more.

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