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New Haven Help! If you had a chef friend coming in from out of town...where would you go?

somnambulista Jun 18, 2011 04:07 PM

Serious New Haven foodaphiles:
If you had a friend who was an accomplished chef coming into town, what restaurant would you take them to?
It doesn't have to be pricey or high concept, although it can be, but it needs to be QUALITY food.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  1. somnambulista Jun 18, 2011 04:13 PM

    ...and please don't suggest pizza.

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      ratbuddy Jun 18, 2011 04:23 PM

      As much as I detest their spurious "original hamburger" claim, I think it's a place that everyone should visit at least once: Louis' Lunch. Probably has a higher chance of impressing him/her than any fine dining nonsense you might find.

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      Louis' Lunch
      263 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06511

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        otisman Jun 18, 2011 04:40 PM

        If you are willing to take a short drive, Le Petit Cafe in Branford would be a great selection.

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        Le Petit Cafe
        225 Montowese St Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405

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          awm922 Jun 18, 2011 06:43 PM

          I believe that Adrianna's on Grand does some of the best seafood dishes in New Haven. Tough area, but great food.

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