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.
Though the bar is called Ordinary, it is anything but. This elegant and popular bar is imbued with an elegant atmosphere and features carved, polished wood walls, tables and seats, and leather banquettes. In addition to the craft beer and cocktail selection, they serve up a menu of light meals and sophisticated snacks like cheese plates, Giardiniera, cookies, and cupcakes. If you're looking for a classy night with drinks and good company, look no further than Ordinary.
Head to the Bar if you are looking forward to a lively evening in New Haven. Located in dowtown, this place is known for serving some of the best pizzas in town along with an impressive beverage menu to accompany you for the night. Choose from the variety of pizza bases and toppings to suit your taste or opt for the popular favorites, everything on their menu is sure to entice your palate. The delectable dishes are followed by an impressive list of beverages and cocktails that have been loved by all. Besides, the Bar hosts several DJ parties and live music gigs which makes it the ultimate nightlife spot to visit when in New Haven.
The name says it all. Burgers and beers. Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers is a craft beer heaven, with 20 beers on tap, not to mention the fully stocked bar. From the kitchen, take your pick of any of the juicy specialty burgers with amazing flavor combinations. Or you could even create your own. The kids menu makes Prime 16 a perfect place for everyone to get something they like.
Established way back in 1934, Rudy's has been a popular place for a bite and a pint ever since. Rudy's features a long, impressive list of craft beers on tap and in bottles. Make sure you get an order of the frites, and try as many of their different dipping sauces as you can manage. In addition to the signature frites, they also serve up burgers, salads, wraps and flatbreads. Rudy's happy hour is a great time to sample some delicious brews with friends.
OK, so it's not in the most popular section of New Haven, on a corner off on its own. But despite appearances, this is an outstanding spot for hearing live bands and performers. During the week it showcases a diverse selection of music and talent, and on the weekends you can listen to well known bands or outstanding jazz and blues players jam.
Boru's Bar & Grill, located on West Main Street, is known for its 2 dollar beers during happy hours. They also have a wide variety of beers on tap including IPAs, stouts and lagers. The kitchen serves up delicious bar snacks like mac and cheese, burgers, chicken wings and so on.
The history of this restaurant goes back to the 1920s , when it was established. However, due to damages it was shut down and reopened in 1991 after it was brought back to its former glory. The restaurant, embellished in wooden furnishing and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling that cover the place in its warm glow, will take you back to the early 20th Century. The menu features a classic Italian fare of pasta, risottos, salads, seafood and poultry dishes. Seafood lovers can gorge on some fresh catch at the raw bar. Dinner is served form Monday through Saturday from 5:30p.
Hana Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar brings to Waterbury fish delights from the land of cherry blossoms: Japan. The menu features a plethora of options in fish preparations: sushi, sashimi and hibachi. Guests can dine at the sushi bar or sit around a hibachi chef and watch him marvel you with his knife skills. Those who would like a change from the raw meal can go for some cooked dishes: tempura, harumaki (spring rolls), yakitori (barbecued chicken), gyoza (dumplings) or tatsuta age (deep fried meat).
Regaling patrons with as many as 13 tap beers, Shebeen Brewing Company is a bustling brewery bathed in warm and friendly hues. Inventive concoctions are served here, and the brewery also offers tours for those interested in exploring the action which unfolds behind the scenes.