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Union League Cafe

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1032 Chapel St, Ste A, New Haven, CT 06510-2443 (College Street)
+1 203-562-4299
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience here. It is pricey and a bit formal - best for special occasions. But the service is impecable and the ambiance is quiet and civilized. The food is consistently delicious.

Thank Zaxweiser
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the forced prix fixe ($89 per person, three courses, tip added later for a total of about $107 before drinks, extras etc per person), to the disdainful, mechanical but competent service, to the uninspired and young wine list (but with a wide range of prices) and watery, poorly mixed bar drinks, this may be the best place in New... More 

Thank feinschmeckerpartout
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200 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate in a private dining room but got to talk through the main restaurant and experience the ambience. Food was excellent - the halibut really gently cooked. Staff were amazing!

1 Thank Stephen A
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the Union League Café on several occasions, and have always had a wonderful experience. The food is never less than superb, and the service - although impeccable - never stuffy. It remains a special occasion place for us, as it is relatively pricey, but well worth it.

Thank Rachel J
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply perfect, I go to many restaurants on a weekly basis due to my work and this one has an easy 5 stars. This place in this historic building, right next to Yale, has top of the range service, quality food extremely well cook, best seafood ever too. Excellent wine list, hardly anything mainstream. I highly recommend this place.

1 Thank pierreh244
Porto Ercole, Italy
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this high end french restaurant again to give it another chance after a disappointing experience a year ago. The location of Union League is amazing - a Victorian style room with stained glass windows. Ambiance is top notch. Unfortunately the food is mixed and the service poor. Our mussel appetizers were excellent while my wife's salmon looked... More 

Thank Mark U
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner here and the review say it all. The food is excellent, service was outstanding - especially for New Haven. It is about the best you can get outside of major cities like New York and Boston. Expensive, but worth it compared to the many "nice restaurants" in the area that charge nearly as much and... More 

Thank BigGsfo
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

In the past we have been very critical of the quality of service of at Union League but our dinner last night was extraordinary. We had Sherwin as our primary waiter and he was exceptional. While we have always thought the quality of food here was great, the poor service has always left us hesitant to come back more regularly.... More 

1 Thank CTVacationers
New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food is impeccable, and the specials can be inspired. The vegetables are cooked but crisp, the main dishes (a pasta for me, fish for my wife) were excellent. The sauces, gravies, salad dressings and other concoctions are delicate but flavorful, with lots of interesting combinations to tempt. The service is very attentive without being obsequious or snooty. They get... More 

Thank ericlars0n
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a very good restaurant. Really delicious food and an excellent wine list. The service is upscale, and though it can be very slow, probably about the best available in this college town, where there are few restaurants with a sense of style. It's expensive and there are certainly better values in town, but there's probably no where better... More 

Thank James B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 40
French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1032 Chapel St, Ste A, New Haven, CT 06510-2443
    (College Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-562-4299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?