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“The best in New Haven and CT.”
Review of Union League Cafe

Union League Cafe
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Ranked #4 of 558 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $40
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: College Street
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The best in New Haven and CT.”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Not only is Union League Cafe the best restaurant in New Haven, it is the best restaurant in Connecticut. The staff is great, both attentive and knowledgable but the food is superb, both beautifully presented and delicious. And Jean Michel selects great, reasonably priced wines for the global wine list. The dinning room is beautiful and always tegu right place for any occasion.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Chevy Chase, MD
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here. The service was excellent, and the omelet was quite good, but not memorable. Prices were off putting for what we got.

Visited December 2013
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Connecticut
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We choose Union League for special events. Tonight my husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary. The food is always excellent and the service is wonderful. We let our waiter pick the wine to go with my lobster and my husband's beef tenderloin. Not an easy task. But we were both thrilled, You can't go wrong.

  • Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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225 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Best restaurant that's not pizza in New Haven”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We generally don't like any of the restaurants in New Haven other than the pizza which is amazing. The exception is the Union League Cafe which serves very good French food and is reasonably priced at lunchtime. The service is uneven, sometimes great and not so good other times and periodically there's a real miss on the menu, but, for the most part, this quite reliable.

  • Visited April 2013
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Hamden, Connecticut
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82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Glad I made a return visit and was joined by a packed crowd”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Went here during New Haven Restaurant week with a friend and we were amazed how it still draws so many new and old customers. Was impressed how well the staff is trained to please
and took the time to explain the many options on their unique menu. We wound up sitting at the bar and sharing some great input that prompted us to pick the perfect choices. Love the warm atmosphere here and how quickly we were served. Of course, this elegant evening was not not cheap but really worth every penny- and dollar! Even their portion sizes are perfect. If you asked me what I would recommend, I honestly would say everything. Ideal if you are trying to impress someone!

  • Visited November 2013
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