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Best New Haven restaurant

mlhollander Nov 30, 2009 05:27 PM

Looking for a great gourmet meal ...french or something interesting

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  1. DonShirer RE: mlhollander Nov 30, 2009 06:21 PM

    Well, Union League Cafe has always been the touchstone of gallic food in New Haven. If you are willing to consider other cuisines, Ibiza, Zinc and L'Orcio are certainly worth a mention. And not too far away, Le Petit Cafe in Branford has a highly rated French menu and a devoted following. And a half-hour to the east, Cafe Routier in Westbrook has a three-part menu (one section of which is usually French or continental).

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      meatzaaa RE: DonShirer Feb 13, 2010 12:49 PM

      What Shirer said. He seems to know his stuff. I've added him to my reading list.
      You said interesting. Foster's with their wild game and creative menus would qualify. I've been there before and was wowed.
      Barcelona is also pretty cool/unique.

    2. EastRocker RE: mlhollander Dec 1, 2009 12:24 PM

      Union League Cafe is you best bet for french, excellent food, great service, old school classy.

      Ibiza is spanish, also very good.
      and for interesting, it would be hard to beat Thali, great high-end indian food with lots of regional specialties that you don't find on typical indian menus in the US.

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        foodieandy RE: mlhollander Feb 13, 2010 04:46 AM

        Routier in Westbrook.
        L&E in Chester

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          acervoni RE: foodieandy Feb 13, 2010 05:43 AM

          Just went to Ibiza last night and it was one of the best meals ever! The service was top notch too. I had the salmon with mushrooms, potatoes, bacon, and a creamy sauce that was soooo good I almost licked the plate!

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            newhavener07 RE: foodieandy Feb 15, 2010 10:26 AM

            Er, Westbrook and Chester are FAR from New Haven, a long haul on 95. You might as well go to New York.

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