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Philly Folks Spending Christmas in Milford -- Where can we eat the day after? (Will Drive For Good Food)

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isadorasmama Dec 20, 2010 07:46 AM

My In Laws are going to watch our kids on the Sunday after Christmas. We're from the Philly area so aren't all that familiar with what's new and fun in Milford/New Haven/Fairfield County. I had done some sleuthing on these boards and my first choice was Fosters, only I now see that there's quite a shake-up going on there now and I'm afraid that might affect the food/service. Second thought was Ibiza but they're not open on Sundays.

I've also read some good reviews of Barcelona...

We're into all kinds of food. Chefs that use local ingredients would be a bonus. We're drinkers (I like cocktails, husband prefers craft beer, but he'll drink spirits, too) so if it's a BYO a bar recommendation would be great in addition to a restaurant.

The last time we were in town we went to 116 Crown. Great cocktails, decent food. We'd like to try something different...

We don't get to go out alone too often, so this is a big deal. Keep that in mind when advising. ;)

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116 Crown
116 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06510

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    Ima Foodie RE: isadorasmama Dec 20, 2010 08:19 AM

    one of my favorites is Ola on the Post Road in Orange - top notch latin food and killer drinks (classic mojito being my usual choice)

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      GatorMan RE: Ima Foodie Dec 20, 2010 04:14 PM

      I second that!
      Ola's is great!
      And only minutes away!

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        cheereeo RE: Ima Foodie Dec 21, 2010 11:11 AM

        I triple that!

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        shoes RE: isadorasmama Dec 20, 2010 09:24 AM

        Barcelona is very good - it's a sexy atmosphere too where you can linger over some small plate foods and drinks.

        Zinc uses a lot of locally sourced foods. It's one of my favorites in New Haven, but some people are vocal critics, so it might be more of a gamble for you.

        For BYOB, Nini's Bistro is your best bet. It's a prix fixe menu, eclectic with some local ingredients and a frequently changed menu. It's also rather leisurely and more of a romantic atmosphere.

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          isadorasmama RE: shoes Dec 21, 2010 05:50 AM

          These sound great.
          Off to read Zinc and Nini's Bistro reviews...

          ETA: Both are closed Sundays :(

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          kwhitehead RE: isadorasmama Dec 20, 2010 11:19 AM

          Bistro Basque on River Street in Milford.

          http://www.bistrobasqueusa.com/

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          River Street Restaurant
          109 River St, Milford, CT 06460

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            lsnhc RE: kwhitehead Dec 21, 2010 01:02 PM

            A hearty second for Bistro Basque. Unfailingly delicious food and very accommodating service.

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