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Union League Cafe

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French, Contemporary
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1032 Chapel St, Ste A, New Haven, CT 06510-2443 (College Street)
+1 203-562-4299
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great setting for special occasions; birthday, anniversary, promotion, celebration. The food is fantastic, the wine menu extensive. It's hard to find anything wrong with the Union League. The owner also has a small place in Madison, Bar Bouchee.

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Thank Tim K
Southport, CT
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397 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought an old friends son for lunch and found the food and ambiance as good as I remember it from my last visit. It holds sentimental value for me as I was brought to this restaurant at an interview where the company had a strong desire to have me join them. My starter of oysters was superb and approved by... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the food. Words cannot describe how delicious the food was. We had the escargot, the fois gras for appetizers, then the chicken and beef for main. Everything was cooked perfectly especially the beef. I asked for a medium rare and it was tender, juicy and the right amount of rare. The staff were so friendly and lovely - huge... More 

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Thank Michkups
Ellicott City, Maryland
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be one of the premier dining places in New Haven. The atmosphere is elegant, the service attentive and professional. The menu is extensive - something there for whatever your taste. I ordered lamb, my companion ordered fish. Both dishes arrived beautifully prepared. You can't go wrong dining here.

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Thank ChesapeakeSkipper
Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant with an extensive menu. The service is exquisite, the food delicious and beautifully presented. Great wine list too. A little bit of Europe in New Haven.

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Thank jnj182
Oxford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for the ultimate in food and service, this is the place. The food and service are outstanding!

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Thank dritschler
Durham, Connecticut
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. Helpful staff. Elegant atmosphere. Union League Cafe is in a league of its own. Ask for a table near the fireplace for a romantic evening.

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Thank lori l
New Haven, Connecticut
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a high end French restaurant. Very fine cuisine, Restaurant is neat with very professional Staff. Please visit this restaurant when in New Haven.

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Thank lwinstons
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Posh, sophisticated, dinning . Ambience is old world enchanting and so are their expertly trained staff, a par on their own. A place to relax and dine with ease and expectations that meet the menu's descriptions. My only suggestion is easy up on the white truffle oil. although it it is considered an aphrodia...(. to many...). it's not for all... More 

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Thank eliisawinkel
New Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I gave this 5 stars because what they do they do well. It is very traditional French. The space and decor is beautiful. That all being said I wish they were a bit more innovative with their menu and perhaps had more exciting specials. It's still good but set your expectations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Cuisine
French, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?