new haven: food and music, recommended
Louis Lunch (for hamburgers)
where Hamburgers were invented. simple and good
one of the best pizzas ever
on temple and crown. a good place for tapas, wine and a conversation. a bit of Manhattan.
worth coming back to
tel: 203 848 3000
Bentara (Mayalaysian) www.benatara.com
good food. slow service. worth while
Miso (Japanese) www.misorestaurant.com
very nice, not exceptional. we will be coming back
Royal Palace (Chinese) www.ctmenusonline.com/royalpalace.htm
this place is a disappointment. can not figure it out. many people recommended. but it was ok at best. may not be worthwhile to go back to unless we are really curious to see why it is do highly recommended.
(32 Orange St.) stick to the chinese menu (Lion’s Head, Ants Climbing the Tree Noodles, Doe Meow, which is soy bean leaves).
203 776 6663
The Place an outdoor place for corn and lobster in Branford
891 Boston Post Rd.
Best italian in town
806 State St
New Haven, CT 06511
Café Nine, 250 State Street, at the corner of Crown.
Live music seven nights a week in a small, funky space. They bill themselves as “the musicians’ living room” with good reason. www.cafenine.com
Thali (Indian) www.thali.com/nh_loc.html
Skappo (Italian) www.skappo.com
Central Steakhouse (American) www.centralsteakhouse.com
Foster’s (eccentric American) www.fostersrestaurant.com
Nini’s Bistro (Italian, BYOB) www.ninisbistro.com
Sleeping Giant for a hike with ice afterwards at Wentworths on whitney
Firehouse 12: an exquisite combination live music venue/recording studio/bar created by a recent graduate of Yale (who lives upstairs). Great design, amazing acoustics, cool vibe. Bar open Wednesday-Saturday; live jazz series begins in mid-September every Friday evening, with sets at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm 45 Crown Street between Orange and State. www.fireshouse12.com
116 Crown: hip and friendly place (tell owners Danielle and John Ginnetti that I sent you), great design, cool d.j., open Tuesday – Sunday for drinks and light dining. www.116crown.com
Café Nine, 250 State Street, at the corner of Crown. Live music seven nights a week in a small, funky space. They bill themselves as “the musicians’ living room” with good reason. www.cafenine.com