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Union League Cafe

1032 Chapel St, Ste A, New Haven, CT 06510-2443
+1 203-562-4299
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck confit” (17 reviews)
“profiteroles” (9 reviews)
“lobster dish” (5 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
All hours
French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1032 Chapel St, Ste A, New Haven, CT 06510-2443
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for the first time for an early valentines treat. My husband surprised me. The best part about the restaurant was the architecture/decor and a person who greeted us at the door Odelle, he was really good and made us feel welcome upon...More

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Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Your comments were most troubling but I want to unequivocally thank you for bringing this to my attention. Without your feedback we might have never known. We hope you try us again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although one could easily indulge on nothing but crispy Pizza and remarkable Soul Food in New Haven it was upon learning that Union League Café Chef Jean-Pierre Vuillermet had been named Maitres Cuisiniers de France that the decision was made to end an evening there,...More

Thank Michael U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located across from Yale University in the heart of New Haven’s entertainment district, Union League Cafe (formerly Robert Henry’s way back in the day) offers the charm of a Parisian brasserie. Attentive staff and service rule here. Of particular mention is their appetizer of Duck...More

Thank Adventure Diva
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Union League Cafe is an absolutely beautiful building. With the old-time original brick like brownstone, it feels like you're stepping into 1950's France. I recently went there for a Christmas party and it was a Prix fixed menu, the only reason for my 4 stars...More

Thank Robyn D
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Robyn, We have tried to capture the conviviality and old-world charm of a Parisian brasserie— less formal, more lively, unpressured but with impeccable attention to memorable food, wine, and service. Our Union League Café team is extremely grateful for someone to take the time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Brother and his wife were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary at the Union League Cafe. We had 45 people and the setting was his stork and beautiful and Internet. There’s a dance floor and we had a DJ. The service was impeccable and the...More

Thank AllisonCW
Union L, Director of Sales at Union League Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Allison, It is always nice to get fan mail, particularly when it is as positive as your experience was. We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time dining in our private rooms and it is extremely...More

Reviewed 25 December 2017

Went Christmas Eve for a family dinner. Ordered the sea bass. Was not too impressed. The food was not hot!! You would think with such a high class place the food would come to the table HOT! Because it was Christmas Eve and I was...More

2  Thank shayla216
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Union League Cafe continues to offer excellent, traditional fare in a warm, cozy, romantic albeit dated space. It has the feeling of the gentleman's club it likely was. Our table by the fire place in cushioned captain's chairs was a step back in time; one...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I must admit the location and menu is very intimidating BUT the staff was very nice. The food was beyond what I expected. Granted I went during restaurant week the food and price was great. I will go back again!

Thank Katrina L
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Only our second time dining here, but both times have been perfect!!! The food, service, wine list, beautiful dining room (with fireplace), easy to find, across from the Yale Campus, ... . We had 2 bottles of Ployez-Jacquemart (a rare find and one of the...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

As expected from reading reviews the food and service was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised however by the silver flatware which was beautifully maintained by the kitchen stewards. It is rare today to find silverware even in five star establishments as it is not so...More

1  Thank LDofCT
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Carolyn R
7 December 2017|
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Response from Katrina L | Reviewed this property |
There's a there's a parking lot right behind Union League on Crown Street next to Geronimo when you're going up crown you go just passed college and across the street from the parking lot is bar restaurant. Union League can... More
Joseph O
10 May 2017|
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Response from CTVacationers | Reviewed this property |
On street parking is available out front and there is a pay lot behind it.
jeffrey b
15 March 2017|
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Response from giaabruzzi | Reviewed this property |
they do have a prix fixe menu I believe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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