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Taste of the City

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938 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514-4928
+1 203-691-8149
11:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 03:00
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Wolcott, Connecticut
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

I was not wowed at all here. The food was pretty good, just very limited menu. The bar is loud and they need a bit of work in the atmosphere. Hamden really could use some more nice up scale restaurants. So with just some minor tweaks they could be great.

Thank Martin N
Bridgeport, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Talk of the town has shown a major improvement since new owners have taken over, restaurant has undergone major renovations and hired new staffing and improved their menu. Food has improved tremendously, however timeliness of food preparation needs improvement. Also bar tenders needs some improvement. Not very personable.

1 Thank Cam2020
1 review
Reviewed 17 August 2013

I came here for happy hour with a group of girls. Our bags were searched at 6:30pm in the evening. Then we were told happy hour is $20 all you can eat and drink. We went to the "bar" area where we sat in front of a bartender who frowned and didn't want to serve. The band was too loud!!... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Had a farewell lunch for one of the board members and this place was recommended. I thought the food was good and a little different than the usual pub type food. I had shrimp and cheese grits which were quite good. BUT I was starving when I left. I can understand scrimping on the shrimp, but grits are cheap enough... More 

1 Thank alan c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2013

I celebrated my birthday here 2011 and it was the worst experience ever. I ordered appetizers for my guess which was served on store brought pans. Half of the items on the menu they didn't offer. I was told it will be a live band there which it wasnt, instead they play all sorts of music from a radio. The... More 

1 Thank Metsrus
Bridgeport, CT
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314 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2012

While in Hamden with my daughter and her husband and a friend of mine, we were hungry and asked where we could get some good food. We were told to go to "Taste of the City." When we arrived, we were told they were not open because of a special private event taking place that evening. Of course we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 938 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514-4928
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-691-8149

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