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Restaurant in New Haven for lunch near Yale Physicians Building on Howard Avenue

saltyqueen Jul 28, 2009 07:54 AM

Can anyone recommend a couple of really good lunch places near the Yale Physicians Building at 800 Howard Avenue? I'd prefer to avoid Asian food, but I'm open to all suggestions.

Thank you very much!!

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    juicemann2 RE: saltyqueen Jul 28, 2009 08:32 AM

    L'Oricos 806 State Street Italian, has beautiful outdoor dining

    Soul de Cuba 283 crown st

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      FoodieJim RE: saltyqueen Jul 28, 2009 08:35 AM

      The area immediately around Howard Ave is a bit dicey. Nothing "nice" around there and lots of hospital workers stick to the cafeteria or lunch carts. Your best bet for a nice lunch restaurant is about 4 or so blocks away on College Street called Pacifico. Lunch served Tu-Fr only. Dinner 7 days a week. http://www.pacificorestaurants.com/ho...

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        mmalmad RE: saltyqueen Jul 28, 2009 08:36 AM

        You will have to walk 6-8 blocks or so, but on Orange St you have Royal Palace very good Chinese, Thali excellent Indian, and then a block or so more Bentara Malaysian. There is also a Japanese place on the corner, while I have never eaten there it has gotten good reviews.

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          bagelman01 RE: mmalmad Jul 28, 2009 12:11 PM

          Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Japanese............WHY?
          The OP said she wishes to avoid Asian..............................................

          Lots of Good Italian in New Haven, nothing close to 800 Howard.

          Take the shuttle from the hospital to the green and have a world of choice.

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          FoodieJim RE: saltyqueen Jul 28, 2009 08:39 AM

          Folks. Let's try to be true to the OP. L'Orico is by no means near Howard Ave. Heck, if you use Howard Ave as the center point and want to draw a circle broad enough to capture L'Orico, you might as well name every restaurant in New Haven.

          As for the other post, the OP wants to avoid Asian food and all you suggest is....Asian food.

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            mmalmad RE: FoodieJim Jul 28, 2009 08:55 AM

            Sorry my dyslexia kicked in, I read it as prefer Asian! my bad.
            OK so never mind those recommendations, Pacifico is very good, next door to that is Istanbul Cafe, Bar (try the white clam pizza) Barcelona is another block down Crown on Temple, where you have a number of places but then you are getting into longer walks and on street parking is next to impossible

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              zoe p. RE: mmalmad Jul 28, 2009 09:41 AM

              mmalmad, that was kind of funny.

              A recent thread has some good recs - mixed in with a lot of Asian recs - in the hospital neighborhood. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/639101

              I also like Istanbul Cafe, on Crown, a bit down from Bar and Geronimo's.

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              zoe p. RE: FoodieJim Jul 28, 2009 01:30 PM

              L'Orico. Perfect for a 3 hour lunch!

              In the spirit of FoodieJim, Istanbul Cafe isn't my all time favorite New Haven destination. It's a compromise of lunch, location and non-Asian cuisine . . .

            3. cheereeo RE: saltyqueen Aug 4, 2009 01:04 PM

              Prime 16 on Temple Street. www.prime16.com
              for the best burgers and homemade chips you will ever eat. Sorry it is not walking distance from YPB, via bike or shuttle OK.
              Search boards for specific reviews on it.
              And some of the food carts near YPB are incredible; ask the interns and residents!

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                GoodFoodie RE: saltyqueen Aug 4, 2009 07:34 PM

                If I were you, I'd walk to toward the main entrance of Yale New Haven hospital where you will find a variety of food carts. Visit one of the delicious carts (though I do warn that most sell ethinic food - might be a issue especially if you don't want Asian) - get your food and sit on the lawn in front of Harkness Dorm or at one of the picnic tables. Great fun especially on a nice, sunny day.

                For a sit down restaurant - go a short distance into the heart of New Haven. Many selections such as Bespoke, Union League Cafe, Scoozi, Zinc, Prime 16, Bar. Caseus is a bit further at Whitney and Trumbull - worth the travel though, terrific food! If you want casual, visit Atticus Cafe, Book Trader. Enjoy! There's lots of good eating in New Haven - no nice sit-down venue around the hospital or physician's building though but you only have to go a few blocks.

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