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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck confit” (15 reviews)
“profiteroles” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (16 reviews)
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French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1032 Chapel St, Ste A, New Haven, CT 06510-2443
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with good friends and had requested a quiet table. Had a lovely table on the left near the window as you enter the restaurant. Very comfortable and able to chat. The food was absolutely delicious as usual. We are never disappointed with appetizers, entrées...More

Thank JoliveB
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience here. It is pricey and a bit formal - best for special occasions. But the service is impecable and the ambiance is quiet and civilized. The food is consistently delicious.

Thank Zaxweiser
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the forced prix fixe ($89 per person, three courses, tip added later for a total of about $107 before drinks, extras etc per person), to the disdainful, mechanical but competent service, to the uninspired and young wine list (but with a wide range of...More

Thank feinschmeckerpartout
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate in a private dining room but got to talk through the main restaurant and experience the ambience. Food was excellent - the halibut really gently cooked. Staff were amazing!

1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Union League Café on several occasions, and have always had a wonderful experience. The food is never less than superb, and the service - although impeccable - never stuffy. It remains a special occasion place for us, as it is relatively...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Simply perfect, I go to many restaurants on a weekly basis due to my work and this one has an easy 5 stars. This place in this historic building, right next to Yale, has top of the range service, quality food extremely well cook, best...More

1  Thank pierreh244
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We went to this high end french restaurant again to give it another chance after a disappointing experience a year ago. The location of Union League is amazing - a Victorian style room with stained glass windows. Ambiance is top notch. Unfortunately the food is...More

Thank Mark U
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had a lovely dinner here and the review say it all. The food is excellent, service was outstanding - especially for New Haven. It is about the best you can get outside of major cities like New York and Boston. Expensive, but worth it...More

Thank BigGsfo
Reviewed 15 April 2017

In the past we have been very critical of the quality of service of at Union League but our dinner last night was extraordinary. We had Sherwin as our primary waiter and he was exceptional. While we have always thought the quality of food here...More

1  Thank CTVacationers
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food is impeccable, and the specials can be inspired. The vegetables are cooked but crisp, the main dishes (a pasta for me, fish for my wife) were excellent. The sauces, gravies, salad dressings and other concoctions are delicate but flavorful, with lots of interesting...More

Thank ericlars0n
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Joseph O
Where is the nearest parking?
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
is there a pre-theater special ? (for the yale theater)......and what is it?
15 March 2017|
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Response from giaabruzzi | Reviewed this property |
they do have a prix fixe menu I believe.
What is the dress code?
15 November 2015|
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Response from KristinaNewHaven | Reviewed this property |
Most people dress up a bit. Men in jackets /collared shirts and women in dress clothes however I did see a guy in jeans and a buttoned down shirt. I don't think they would throw you out based on your clothing choice:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail