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“Great food, great service, great evening!”
Review of Home Restaurant

Home Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 144 Restaurants in Branford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hamden, Connecticut
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4 reviews
“Great food, great service, great evening!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This was our first time to HOME since it opened a few months ago. What a great (and "home-y") ambience. Our waitress Meredith was lovely. Our food selection of corn chowder, spinach salad, and two variations of mac and cheese was delicious. And, the local beer (Hooker) was very good. Jared, the owner, made rounds from table to table, and pleasantly engaged the guests. Price was just right. We plan to visit again with family and friends!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Donna D
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Connecicut
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Must Try!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

"HOME" is the new name. In Branford center for nice stroll and easy parking on the street or behind the restaurant. The food is out of this world! The new head chief and owner are young, have great experience, and have done a great job transitioning this restaurant to a place you must try. After one visit you will become a regular. The new design and seating inside is like home. Leather chairs and a living room atmosphere in the front, high top tables near the bar. If you prefer more traditional dinning the back room has been redesigned as well and a great place for dinner with friends, family, entertaining or having a party. The chiefs tuna tartar is the best I have ever eaten. I love when it is a special! The burgers and salad selections are wonderful. We have eaten all the lighter side selections on the menu. I guess if you order them all it is not so light! Really good. Nice beer and wine selection. Friendly staff and great food will make you a regular too. Try sitting at the bar and enjoy the fun and great conversation.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Faith D
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tulsa
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Food allergies friendly, and nice, too!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

These people are very food allergy friendly, and it was a true relief to find them! The chef/owner came out to our table 3 times to answer questions and then to check on my meal. I was thrilled to be able to eat somewhere and not get sick. Food was very good, very home-y, place was very clean. I would definately go back.

Visited July 2012
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Thank andiTulsa
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New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lives up to the name HOME”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

In a town that can have brutal restaurant turn around, it lends itself to ever changing new places to try, but not become too attached to. Hopefully this will not be the case for Home, as I don't think I could say good-bye to the delicious specialty drink menu and homemade meatballs! At Home the food is where the heart is! The idea of having a casual living room setting for seating as well as a dining room is very clever, as I said when I first encountered it a few weeks ago, "Everyone wants to eat comfort food in a lounge chair!" The only snag in this plan is that if you want to eat in the "living room" some appetizers and drinks woulds be better suited as opposed to a full meal. (No one likes to feel like a glutton and have to pull up an extra table for your meal!) Have yet to dine in the dining room, but excited to try the other dishes I was coveting on the menu!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Annie S
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CT
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent, delicious, unusual food!!!!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

The couple we were with knew the owner and cook at Home. My husband and I prefer to patronize non chain restaurants. The cook and owner are right on the money. Service was the best and the restaurant decor was classy contemporary. Now... most importantly....the food! The menu is not expansive but the dishes are very interesting and tasty. I order a spinach salad that came with sauteed walnuts, friend panko encrusted goat cheese and roasted beets. YUM YUM! My entree had creamed spinach with Israeli couscous on the bottom, grilled swordfish in the middle, and a jicima and carrot slaw on top. Absolutely love the taste and textures. This dish couldn't have been made any better. Service was the best. Kuddo's to the cheff and owner.Home is a very well managed restaurant.

  • Visited July 2012
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