Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven
2260 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 288-3831
Fax: (203) 281-6032
Bars & Cafes
Leon's is not a merely a business, but a family tradition that began in 1938. The food prepared blends together various herbs and sauces with high quality meat, seafood and poultry, creating a wonderful amalgamation of flavors. Do try out the chef's renowned dishes: Pork Tenderloin Calabrese Gypsy Chicken and Pane Cotto. Enjoy the delectable fares while seated in the cozy, amicable ambiance of the restaurant. Open seven days a week till late night, drop in at Leo's for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Unassuming from the outside but warm and inviting on the inside, J.P Dempsey's is a neighborhood favorite known for piling on the food. The kitchen, although amazingly small, whips up dozens of dishes and daily specials, from appetizers and sandwiches to steaks and pastas. Make sure you don't forget to throw your peanut shells on the floor; it's de rigueur here! When the weather is nice, there is a small patio out in front that serves as a great place to watch the neighborhood go by.
Oak Haven Table & Bar offers has a bright, clean and fresh ambiance. With plenty of natural light streaming through the white-washed window panes, it is a nice place for a casual weekend brunch or post work drink with friends. The menu features seasonal ingredients and aims to throw the spotlight on local produce. From small plates and snacks perfect for sharing over a drink to more substantial options, choose from dishes like the Pretzel Nugs, Blue Crab crab cakes, Harvest Salad, Meatballs with fresh mozzarella and Steak. Each dish is named after the main ingredient in a very minimalist fashion and the produce is clearly the star here. Craft cocktails and wines provide a refreshing accompaniment to each meal. Sample concoctions like the Orchards Bounty, Death in the Afternoon and Bon Vivant. For additional details, visit the restaurant.
Visitors can kick back and enjoy the live musical performances while exploring American and Creole cuisine. Jackee's also tends to draw an older crowd, which is great for networking, should you decide to drop by the bar. With good company and good live music, Jackee's is sure to make the experience relaxed, fun and homely.
In the shadow of East Rock, this 100-year-old eatery has a cozy bar with a lively atmosphere, which can be a little raucous at times. But it is where you meet up with friendly locals and chow down on the "best Buffalo wings" outside of Buffalo. Unpretentious but hearty victuals like sandwiches and burgers are served until late. The pub also has locations in Fairfield and Milford.
This pub opened its doors in 1997, was voted best new bar in New Haven in 1998, and still reigns as the best Irish bar around. Known for its Guinness on tap (perfect temperature, perfect pressure), the lack of a TV in the bar and a diverse crowd makes Anna's a crowd-pleasing Irish pub. Enjoy typical, hearty pub fare in the parlor, with specials ranging from Shepherd's Pie and lamb stew to a full Irish breakfast. The community seating and friendly decor help this pub remain a neighborhood favorite. Enjoy live music on occasion.
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven belongs to the Carmen Anthony Steakhouse & Fishhouse chain spread across different cities in Connecticut. This restaurant located in Downtown New Haven is the second steakhouse established by the group. This steakhouse takes pride in their steaks made of the delicious Angus beef, that have won the 'Best Steak' award by the Connecticut Magazine. Complement your meat with a delicious bourbon or cognac. The restaurant begins serving dinner daily after 4p.
What do the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U-2, The Kinks and Bob Dylan have in common? They have all played at this legendary hot spot, along with almost every other road show. For almost 30 years, this place has been hopping (pun intended) with an incredible lineup of live music and a dance party that just won't quit. It has been voted nightclub of the year several times, so consider a trip to Toad's to partake in music history, not to mention a good time.
This small shoreline chain of coffee shops founded in 1985 is a local favorite for rich coffees and teas served in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Willoughby's has a mission statement about its serious attitude toward coffee, and it has won numerous awards for the best coffee and as the best roasting company in the New Haven area. Mail order available on its Web site.
Step inside this minimalist, urbane coffee shop for a great early morning start or a late afternoon snack. Sit at one of the barstools at the window and watch the world go by as you enjoy a scone and a cup of tea. This café offers a wide variety of coffees, teas and cappuccino, and if you need a bite to eat, there is a menu of hearty sandwiches, salads and house-made soups along with muffins, scones and bagels.
Located in the heart of Yale's campus, Gryphon's Pub at the Graduate and Professional Student Club at Yale is a popular spot for people looking for cheap drinks and a good time. This campus pub is always presenting some kind of special or event, whether it be pub trivia, martini night or DJ dance party.
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.