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Moving to New Haven - where should I eat?

gso May 7, 2007 12:43 PM

I would love to have some recommendations on places to eat. And maybe where to avoid. Thanks!

  1. Anonimo May 12, 2007 12:07 PM

    Union League Cafe, Chapel Street, excellent French-inspired cuisine. (upper-end)
    Glenwood Drive-in, Whitney Ave north of Dixwell, Hamden. (lower end)
    Cafe Istanbul, Crown Street near College St.-delicious Turkish food. (moderate)
    Zaroka, (forgot address, a street running north from Crown; tasty Indian food. (Moderate)
    Seoul Korean Restaurant, Crown Street, good Korean food, eccentric service, but tolerable. (Moderate)
    Pizza: Pepe's, The Spot, Modern.

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      js288uk May 17, 2007 11:03 AM

      I moved away from New Haven last year and I still miss Modern's pizza, esp the clam pie and the sausage/bacon. Go for an early dinner then the wait is less, but it is really worth it. Also great cold or reheated the next day. Sally's was also good but Modern was more to my taste. ALso closer to my house. However, if you go to Sally's then you get to have lovely cannolis next door.

    2. Honey Bee May 8, 2007 07:22 AM

      I too was once a Southerner living in New Haven.
      Things and places you will enjoy:
      great Italian food
      Roomba
      Bentara
      pizza
      Ibiza
      Gourmet Heaven

      Things you will miss (or at least I did):
      Chic-fil-a
      Good BBQ

      Things you will find funny:
      chicken wings are served almost everywhere (even McDonald's)
      people eat ice cream when it is freezing outside
      Dunkin' Donuts on almost every corner

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        gso May 10, 2007 07:02 AM

        Thanks everyone! I am on my way tomorrow for the week-end and will tell you where we went!

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          rbailin May 10, 2007 12:28 PM

          For a taste of backhome, try Sandra's Place on lower Whitney Ave.

          http://www.sandrasplace.com

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            gso May 11, 2007 07:20 AM

            Now I feel I can go knowing that I have a lifeline to food from back home! Thank you for this link. I feel my stomach rumbling for lunch already.

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        veghead04 May 8, 2007 05:37 AM

        Ivy Noodle
        Akasaka

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          OrganicLife May 8, 2007 04:59 AM

          Roomba- kind of snobby, but great food and raw bar
          Bentara- fancy malasian
          Miyas- great sushi
          Educated Burger- New Haven staple
          Koffee- great local coffee shop
          Rudy's- local watering hole
          Clark's- old fashioned place for chix fingers and milshakes
          Zinc- upscale trendy dining
          500 Blake Street- Special Ocassion dining
          Modern, Sally's, Pepe's- pizza
          Mamouns- falafel and turkish coffee

          Just a few...I haven't lived in New Haven for about 8 years but those are the places I remember

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            frankbooth May 7, 2007 08:32 PM

            Sally's, Pepe's, Modern, Louis Lunch, Naples, Clark's Dairy, Koffee (near foundry music school), Libby's, Tony and Lucille's (calzone). enjoy- fb

            p.s. SALLY'S!!!

            1. Cheese Boy May 7, 2007 07:53 PM

              Here's one burger joint and three pizza shops you should visit ...

              1) ... http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=402

              2) ... http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=318

              3) ... http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=599

              4) ... http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overv...

              Some will disagree, but I'd like to add Educated Burgher Inc to the list. 53 Broadway, New Haven, CT (203) 777-9198. Great grilled burgers. I love their hot relish and their little fixin's bar. Give them a try so you can formulate your own opinion.

              1. onefineleo May 7, 2007 04:53 PM

                Where are you moving from? (it helps, a bit, to know what you are used to).

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                  gso May 8, 2007 06:59 AM

                  moving from the south! will I survive??

                2. Sra. Swanky May 7, 2007 04:51 PM

                  Louis' Lunch is a neighborhood favorite. Really great burgers.

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