1845 Meriden Waterbury Road, Milldale, CT, US, 06467
- Phone: (860) 621-9181
- Fax: (860) 620-9557
Located in the heart of Yale's campus, this restaurant serves contemporary Italian cuisine. You can either spend the evening at the full bar, lounge or patio. Also, dinner is served till midnight from Monday to Saturday and the bar area is available for private parties and special events. If a casual dining experience is what you're looking for, you will certainly get it at La Piazza. Call for hours.
What do the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U-2, The Kinks and Bob Dylan have in common? They have all played at this legendary hot spot, along with almost every other road show. For almost 30 years, this place has been hopping (pun intended) with an incredible lineup of live music and a dance party that just won't quit. It has been voted nightclub of the year several times, so consider a trip to Toad's to partake in music history, not to mention a good time.
Since the curtain rose in 1968, some of the Yale School of Drama's most notorious alums, including John Turturro, Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Tony Shaloub and Frances McDormund (to drop a few names) have performed on the stage of the Cabaret, housed in the basement of a beautiful Gothic building on the Yale campus. There is always something exciting on stage and a good chance that someone involved in the production will be famous someday. As a bonus, it all comes with good food and drink.
Located within the The Study at Yale hotel, Heirloom offers a tantalizing cuisine from New England with a contemporary twist. Relish the roast chicken, duck breast, steak and dumplings made from locally sourced meat. Oyster lovers can feast at the Oyster bar. Those lodging within the hotel can gorge on the delectable dishes from the menu in the warmth of their cozy rooms. Heirloom begins serving its guests dinner from 5p everyday.
Whether you enter from the street level via elevator or from the terrace below, Scoozzi's will delight and surprise you. Despite its location in a post-modern concrete structure, the interior is warm and bright, with a funky vegetable mural in the main dining area. A grand dining area and a stylish wine bar, along with patio seating is on offer here. The menu starts with innovative salads and pizzettes and moves on to creative pastas, risottos and a variety of meats and seafood as the main dishes. Have a bite of Cozze Prince Edward Island Mussels in a lemon-garlic broth with Escarole and Sardinian Couscous or Paella Jumbo Gulf Shrimp with scallops, mussels, clams, chicken and house made Pork Sausage with peas, red peppers and saffron. There is a jazz brunch on Sundays, and great outdoor seating in warm weather for people watching.
When moseying along Chapel Street, stop into this popular student (but not exclusively) hangout. Here, it's a toss up between what's more fun; the excellent selection of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches, gourmet coffees and sweet pastries, or the titles that cover almost every subject known to publishing. Sunny seating makes this a cozy stop in any season, and a great place to peek into when downtown.
Thai Taste's, on the lower floor of the Hotel Duncan, is easy to access, even if you're not staying at the hotel. The Royal Thai government agrees that Thai Taste is one of the best Thai restaurants in the Tri-State area. Come on down and explore Thai favorites like chicken satay and various fried rice dishes or choose one of the more exotic offerings, like rabbit or frog. Vegetarian specialties, seafood and hot and spicy curries also grace the menu.
Are you in the mood for fantastic Thai food (try the famous Crispy Duck or Pad Thai) and people watching at the same time? Ask for seating in the atrium section of this popular Yale-area bistro, located across the street from the Yale Repertory Theatre. The crowd is diverse and chatty, the delicious servings are more than adequate, and the friendly staff is willing to pack it up to take home. No wonder New Haveners think Bangkok Gardens is the best Thai food in town. Check out the vegetarian offerings. Catering available.
Pizza was founded in New Haven, and the famous pizzerias still serve up the best around, but even with heavy duty competition from all the others, Est Est Est holds its own. So, try a slice here almost around the clock, and you won't be disappointed, especially if you order another Italian specialty with your pie. Enjoy outdoor seating in summer, as it's perfect place for people watching. They also offer free delivery, and catering is available.
The ambiance of this restaurant is peaceful, with orchid-colored walls adorned with plants, pink tablecloths covered with white paper, and oriental pictures. Patrons can choose the level of spice from three different star ratings and the ingredients are fresh. Specialties include Lime Chicken, Saigon Sound Pancake, Ginger Squid, and Vietnamese Special Salad.
The finest French food in New Haven can be found at this romantic dining spot; the service is attentive and you can enjoy classic cuisine seated at linen-appointed tables by a roaring fire. Housed in the historic Sherman building (named after the first city Mayor), the beautiful stained glass windows are reminiscent of Tiffany, and the dark, warm decor makes it a splendid place to eat, regardless of the occasion. Try Canard Roti, poires au vin (seared marinated duck breast with red wine and blackcurrant poached pears, braised chestnuts and celeriac.
This downstairs nook seems unimpressive at first, decorated with Pepto-Bismol pink walls and hand-painted stencils, but upon closer exam you see massive servings of breakfast burritos, burgers, grilled sandwiches, salads and sinful desserts being whisked around the room, crowded with students and business people. Order your meal at the counter, then the wait staff will serve it to you. You must bus your own table after you eat at this New Haven institution, and no tipping is necessary.m