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This downstairs nook seems unimpressive at first, decorated with Pepto-Bismol pink walls and hand-painted stencils, but upon closer exam you see massive servings of breakfast burritos, burgers, grilled sandwiches, salads and sinful desserts being whisked around the room, crowded with students and business people. Order your meal at the counter, then the wait staff will serve it to you. You must bus your own table after you eat at this New Haven institution, and no tipping is necessary.m
This long-lived Mecca for Yale students and other fans of fresh vegetarian specialties has been a perennial "Best of New Haven" winner for its soups, salads and sandwiches, and its desserts and pastries are renowned around campus. There is always a long wait at lunchtime, so get there early and order fast; the place is packed. Convenient to the shopping area of Chapel Street, to the New Haven green, and to the Yale campus.
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.
For those who would like delectable fare of seafood blended with vibrant Latin flavors, a stop at Pacifico is a must. Located in the heart of Downtown New Haven, the shades of blue that decorate the entrance as well as the interiors will cocoon you in an oceanic ambiance. Relish in dishes like crispy whole sea bass, lobster quesadillas or caramelized salmon. Complement your food with some of their CT magazine prize-winning Mojitos.
This converted garage turned hip bar, microbrewery and dance club has upscale recreation room written all over it. Cowhide couches, soft, beaten-up sofas and a pool table all suggest that you relax and hang out with friends for a few drinks and noshes. Grab the renowned, paper-thin brick oven pizza, or cool, contemporary dishes next door at the connected Brü Rm, where second story eating offers views of New Haven street life. Huge copper vats of beer is on display and live music, DJs, dancing and wild nights sprinkle the calendar.
Olives and Oil is all about old meets the new. Right from its funky vintage look with a cute graffiti to the elevated, shared peasant food from across Italy, this place is a great spot to wine and dine. Everything is prepared from scratch daily and the passion and love is evident in their dishes. The bar has 16 wines rotating on tap and wine flights that will delight wine lovers. Check out their cocktail list as well, the drinks are made only from Italian alcoholic beverages. Reservations are recommended.
This modern and trendy restaurant in Downtown New Haven serves up delicious Spanish tapas and an excellent wine list. Choose from a huge selection of hot and cold tapas like patatas bravas and grilled octopus as well as larger plates of paella or a mixed grill. Don't miss out on choosing the perfect wine pairing from their extensive list to round out the meal.
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.