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Undoubtedly one of the neighborhood's favorite ice-cream parlors, Ashley's Ice Cream is one of the must-visit joints on every tourist's list. Since its inception, this ice-cream parlor has been known for its unique flavors, which has only increased in number over the years. Bring out your inner child with its range of specialties, including the Red White and Blueberry, Nutella Chip, Lemon Pie and Bittersweet Chocolate ice-creams. Apart from its ice-creams, the cakes, frozen yogurt, juices and smoothies are also worth a try.
Situated on Yale University's New Haven campus, Union League Cafe allows guests to savor classic French cuisine in an elegant and vibrant space that bears the resemblance of a 19th-century brasserie. The perfect setting for a romantic evening, the restaurant's vintage-themed interiors feature elaborate chandeliers, premium fabrics, sleek hardwood floors, and a traditional fireplace which lends the entire dining hall a majestic aura. The menu is well-structured and includes all-time favorites like the Crevettes Et Calamar, Canard Au Poivre, and the Lotte Au Vin Rouge. The cafe is also well-known for its desserts; especially the exquisite Creme Brulee Catalane.
This long-lived Mecca for Yale students and other fans of fresh vegetarian specialties has been a perennial "Best of New Haven" winner for its soups, salads and sandwiches, and its desserts and pastries are renowned around campus. There is always a long wait at lunchtime, so get there early and order fast; the place is packed. Convenient to the shopping area of Chapel Street, to the New Haven green, and to the Yale campus.
The first thing you will notice after entering the wide doors with door pulls in the shape of a "Z," is the very cool, chic interior, where minimalist and sleek go hand in hand. Located just a few steps from the Chapel Street shopping area and the financial district, Zinc boasts a view of the New Haven Green from the zinc-plated community table, serving limited edition wine and a fresh-market, fusion-inspired menu. Live jazz is played on Saturday nights.