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Union League Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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
Closed now
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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We all ordered the prix fix lunch, the trout was delicate over the sautéed spinach, perfectly seasoned, and the short rib ravioli was cooked to perfection, every bite was a mouth full of deliciousness. Our server Sathiya made our "sisters day out" very enjoyable. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Sweetmothergoose
Southport, CT
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Calling Union League a cafe is a misnomer. From the welcoming fireplace, to the stained glass upper windows, onto the impeccable napery and European service, it is a destination restaurant. My curried lobster (tail and claws) over a fruited basmati rice was exceptional while two others chose a Peking Duck presentation never served in Hong Kong. Our fourth diner went... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant with a superb wine list and sophisticated menu. Reservations do seem appropriate as the evening we went it was full. Lovely staff that is attentive without being overbearing. Martinis were dry and they had the specialty Bourbon we like. While expensive, this is good value and perfect for special evenings.

Thank 2Bostonians2014
Hamden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Union League Café has been one of our favorite restaurants in New Haven for quite a while, and their Valentine's Day dinner was wonderful. There were three seatings and a prix fixe menu. We had an earlier seating and got stuck in traffic. Worried about missing our reservation, we called and were told with great calm that there was no... More 

Thank daphneburt56
Ansonia, CT
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207 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dining here for us was two-fold. We were going to see Carmina Burana being performed live at Woolsey Hall and we also had an early Valentine's Day. We had reservations for 5:30pm and were taken in on time. The space started to fill very quickly after that. We were greeted by our waiter and given some cheesy garlic puffs that... More 

Thank javaandjazz
New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have only had great food and great service in nearly 20 years! It is our special spot. The staff always treats everyone beautiful, and the food is even tastier than it looks - that says a lot because the plating is perfect. My daughter's wedding was held there, and the staff's treatment of two grandmothers in wheelchairs was seamless.

Thank cbkmurphy
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great, romantic spot to spend a Saturday night having dinner. Having been here before my wife was very pleased with her surprise early Valentine Dinner. True to form the Union League delivered a fantastic dinner of shellfish starter followed by an amazing foie gras terrine for myself, escargot for my wife. We paired our entrees of duck and filet with... More 

Thank giaabruzzi
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This appears to be a very nice restaurant and the service was okay. One of our chicken meals was not cooked properly and appeared raw. We told our waiter, who didn't say or do anything about it. The raw part was left uneaten. Really wish the manager would have stopped by to apologize. We will not be returning.

1 Thank Shawn R
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a business dinner and I'm positively surprised about the ambiance and the quality overall. Price is more on the upper level but still acceptable for what you get.

Thank MrKnety
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great, the decoration is impressive it feels historic and classy, very elegant. The food was wonderful, i'd come to this restaurat each time I come to CT.

1 Thank ChristianBourasseau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
French, Contemporary, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?