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“Great food and presentation”

Park Central Tavern
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Ranked #15 of 163 Restaurants in Hamden
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Park and Central Avenues
Transit: bus: from new haven proper or the green, the northbound j-line from church st/whitney from cheshire, the southbound j-line on whitney ave.
Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food and presentation”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I stopped here for dinner after a concert and I was starving. I ordered the duck and a side salad. The duck was served over lentils, mushrooms and fava beans. It was an excellent combination. Everything we seasoned perfectly. I was impressed by the salad because they separated the red onions from the rest of the salad (almost deconstruced in a way) which was brilliant since red onions can be quite strong. I hope to stop by again and try some of their other food. So for now, I give it 4 stars.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in so many ways”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been here quite a few times this year and have always had a great experience. We like it so much we've brought friends here and our parents here. The space is so versatile. They have a great bar area, a more formal dining room and a great outdoor dining area. The building itself is beautifully built and I even find the bathrooms impressive. Not to mention the food is excellent!! They have great appetizers, entrees and dessert. The beer and wine list is a great selection. The waitstaff is very friendly and approachable. It's an all around great experience that works perfect for a last minute dinner during the week or a nice dinner on the weekend. I highly recommend it.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent for business or pleasure”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have been on a number of occasions. First time was in 2012 with friends when visiting family in the area. Since then have been back a number of times, both with family / friends, as well as with business associates. Hosted a business dinner this past June. Exquisite food, top notch service. Getting people out of Manhattan for a dinner can be tough. Months later I'm still hearing rave reviews from those who went. Casual atmosphere with 5-star food and phenomenal service makes for a great business dinner, or a great time with family and friends. Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Christian B
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New Haven, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
355 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very welcoming place with good food”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We love every room at this nice restaurant. It feels warm, welcoming, relaxing and friendly. Perfect for enjoying a good meal. Service was stellar. Wine by the glass was reasonably priced. The duck was tasty, juicy, a bit too sweet, it still one of the best in the area. Very good onion soup. Gigantic dessert (keep some space for that). A bit pricey for the area, but certainly one of the best.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank pieroinusa
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West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful meal on Mother's Day. It is a great family restaurant with a variety of selections for children. The portobello artichoke vegie selection was out of this world!

  • Visited May 2013
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