Biagio's Osteria is a simplistic restaurant serving mouthwatering Italian cuisine. A brainchild of the owner and chef Biagio Barone, this restaurant brings to Connecticut, the unpopular delectable fares from across Italy. You can choose from the light meals of antipasti, panini, insalate and salads or enjoy an appetizing meal of Shrimp Belgio or Pollo Margherita. Do try out the chef's special Scallopine Biagio, which blends together chicken, herbs and homemade sauce. The ambiance here, though rustic, is a perfect amalgamation of the words elegant and cozy.
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.
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. The elegant and popular bar is overflowing with atmosphere, with carved, polished wood walls, tables and benches and pops of color coming from the red 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, charcuterie, cookies and chocolate. If you're looking for a classy night with drinks and good company, look no further than Ordinary.
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.
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.
Housed inside the U.S. Baird Building, the Two Roads Brewing Company is is known for its year-round beer line-up that includes Ol' Factory Pils, Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout and the Honeyspot Road White IPA, among several others. The brewery conducts weekend tours for interested parties on a first-come, first-serve basis. For those who are more eager to sample the brewed goods can do so in their bustling tasting room, open Tuesdays through Sundays. There is also a beer garden where you can gulp down your favorite beer. If you're feeling peckish, bring your own food, or perhaps one of the local food trucks can help you out.
If you hate venues that make the front row go deaf just so that the back row can hear, you need to visit Acoustic Cafe in Connecticut. Well-planned acoustics are just the tip of the iceberg. They have an expanded and elevated stage, top-of-the-line equipment for their sound engineers and the latest lighting system. It's not just professionals who get to enjoy the acoustics. They have an open mike on Tuesdays for amateurs who want to take the stage.
Sweet Basil is a awesome eatery that lets you dine in, take away or delivers food to your doorstep. This restaurant serves some delicious Asian Fusion food that will make you want to order everything that is on the menu. The dishes served here are fresh, wholesome and beautifully plated. The Sushi served here has a tasteful glow stick that is hidden under some rice noodles with an orchid that makes it look pleasing. They also have a great selection of drinks and cocktails along with a happy hours menu.
Bridgeport's Black Rock Yacht & Athletic Club, popular as B.R.Y.A.C Restaurant & Raw Bar, serves as a city landmark since the year 2012. With a nautical-theme inspired by Mike Andre's voyages across Block Island and Key West, this raw bar by the day and live music venue by the night serves up succulent seafood preparations and enthralls music lovers with some well-curated live gigs. Savory pastas, flavorsome burgers, steaks and coastal fare delights make up its inviting menu, while noted solo musicians and troupes grace its stage as the night progresses. In the past, B.R.Y.A.C has been address to riveting acts by celebrated guitarist Buddy Cage and rock ensemble Blues Traveler's lead vocalist John Popper.