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Bars & Cafes
Located at the intersection of Elm and Broadway Street, Au Bon Pain is a café cum bakery. This New Haven store is a part of a chain of restaurants opened all over America and is one of four in Connecticut alone. The bakery is indoors but the café is situated in an open air area with Wi-fi connectivity, rendering it an ideal hang-out. The menu includes a wide variety of cuisines from the ever-nutritious salads to the staple Italian pastas and of course an array of pastries, muffins and croissants. Takeaway options are also available but when the bakes are hot from the oven, why wait?
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.
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.
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 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 hot spot is perfect for watching the beautiful people and enjoying a light pub fare, the latest cocktail trend or a choice of steaks, pasta and seafood in the main dining area. The restaurant is located in the historic grand ballroom of the former Taft Hotel, next door to the Shubert Theatre. It's a great place to relax before or after a show. There is live music on occasion, and always an excellent wine list. There is another Hot Tomato's in Hartford, Connecticut.
This eatery lives up to its name, having stayed on the scene for 42 years, with the same owner, in the high-turnover restaurant business. Through all that time, it has offered the same cozy and intimate interior, with black-leather banquette seating, juke box, dim lighting and seasoned bartender. The hearty helpings of home-cooked meals haven't changed, either, nor has the friendly conversation. Convenient to the Shubert Theatre and the Green, The Anchor is a perfect getaway to a less hectic time and an old city tradition.
The first thing you will notice after entering the wide doors with door pulls in the shape of a "Z," is the very cool, chic interior, where minimalist and sleek go hand in hand. Located just a few steps from the Chapel Street shopping area and the financial district, Zinc boasts a view of the New Haven green from the zinc-plated "community table," serving limited edition wine and a fresh-market, fusion-inspired menu. Live jazz is played on Saturday nights.