Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven

Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carmenanthony.com/
  • Phone: 2037731444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm,
    DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Walid Gad
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our City Room seats up to 50 guests, our State Room holds up to 60 guests, and our Chef's Room has a capacity for up to 30 guests. You can reserve the State Room and Chef's Room for a large party that can hold up to 100 people. We have full audio and visual needs on premise.
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Scalabrino 2037731444x
  • Entertainment: You asked us to bring back the bar menu, and we listened! Now, back by popular demand, and better than ever, we give you the best bar menus in the state of CT! Available all day, every day, so it's always the perfect time to join us at the bar.

    Our new 6.6.6 Happy Hour ain't your grandma's happy hour. This one is meant for the "little devil" in all of us, with WICKED GOOD food and drink specials, Monday-Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm. Excited to try our devilish delights? Come join us today!
  • Special Events: Join us for our new 6.6.6 Happy Hour for the "little devil" in all of us, with WICKED GOOD food and drink specials, Monday-Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm.



    Sundays & Mondays are for wine lovers! Your favorite bottles of wine up to $150 are 50% off and any bottles over $150 are 25% off.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Audubon
  • Public Transit: We are within a 5 minute ride from Union Train Station in New Haven, CT. Go north on State Street for 9 blocks, we will be on the left at the corner of State Street and Audubon Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and Parking Garage. Valet parking is available Friday and Saturday nights.
A word from Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven
Our 3rd restaurant, and our 2nd steakhouse, has become one of New Haven's most popular restaurants. Conveniently located at 660 State Street at Audubon, off the State Street exit from I-91. We offer the state's best Prime Rib, thick Angus steaks and chops, fresh seafood, live Maine lobsters up to five pounds, and an award winning wine list. Occupying the first floor of the prestigious One Audubon Building, the handsome bar looks out at this newly renovated business neighborhood through a floor-to-ceiling concave window. Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven offers outstanding coffee and espresso service, our luscious homemade desserts, and a full selection of Grappa, Scotch, Bourbon and Cognac. Year after year, all Carmen Anthony wine lists are awarded the prestigious "Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator Magazine.
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Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)notable wine list (22)fit for foodies (16)romantic (16)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (3)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Superb as always
    SirEatsALot
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The staff is excellent, the filet mignon is delicious, and wine bottles are 1/2 off Sunday and Monday. Don't forget to leave room for dessert--I recommend the deep fried cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Underwhelmed
    MeatLover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A very nice piece of meat -- great steak cooked perfectly. Beyond that, however, I was underwhelmed. The meat was adorned with some soggy fried (battered) onions, which were unnecessary and detracted from the steak. The place was more dated (ala 1970's) than I expected, and casual. Overall, good but not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was an off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We go here pretty often for special occasions and we will continue to do so. Unfortunately, this last experience was nothing like all the others. Part of this was not their fault. The table next to us was so loud and obnoxious and talking about all the other patrons. It was really distracting and made me self conscious. They were very rude to the waiter as well. I just feel like something should have been said. The Mac and cheese and mushrooms were amazing, however, the prime rib was not what it usually is. It was very tough and just not as flavorful and it was cold. It was more like a hunk of roast beef. The service was a little slow but it was due to the demanding table next to us. They were under staffed for a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor acoustics
    Goodfooddesired
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    You are immediately overwhelmed by the noise level as soon as you are seated. Everyone seems to be talking loudly in order to be heard. Even our waiter screamed the specials at us, acknowledging that it was hard to hear. It was extremely frustrating to have a conversation. We actually thought about leaving, but we were using a gift card and didn't want it to go to waste. The waiter left the unused wine glasses at each place setting, which left no room the bread dish or sides with the main course. This resulting in a water glass getting knocked over! We ordered our filet steaks medium and they arrived raw and had to be sent back. The best thing about the meal was the company! We will never return to Carmen Anthony's in new haven.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Food, Terrible Service
    UnhappyRegular
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was good, but the service was non-existent. The waitress forgot our salads, which were included with the entrees. When you charge $38 for a steak and $8 for a baked potato and the dinner comes with a salad, you probably shouldn't forget to serve it... The waitress never came back to the table, so she didn't even know this occurred. We asked the guy who delivered the steaks and he stated he would look into it, but no one returned. My girlfriend wanted her steak cooked a little more, but again, when no one came back to ask "how is your dinner?" this never happened. The restaurant didn't even make an effort to compensate us for the missing salads, like offering a free cordial or even an apology. And they weren't even that busy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish tales
    DrLarryVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A steak restaurant where the seafood excels! Add a lobster tail, in season, to a steak for a great land and sea experience. My NY Strip was a little tough and the seafood stuffing is heavy on the bread and light on the seafood. Because it's summer an Yale is out, the place is very quiet at this time of year...perfect to have your wait staff (and the chef's) undivided attention! Desserts are made in house by their pastry chef. The flourless chocolate torte is devine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As promised
    Shortstop62
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I heard lots of excellent things and the restaurant delivered as promised. Food was outstanding. Service was on top of their game. Steak was one of the most tender I have ever had. Love the way they serve their wine as well. A lot of little things that made them stand out as a top notch restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great anniversary spot
    mikeymike
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Took my girlfriend out for our one year anniversary and had a great time with amazing food with exceptional service. Only issue was the party of 2 seated next to us in a pretty much empty restaurant that talked at a very annoying noise level. Other then that great place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server
    teddie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    we could not understand the food server because she talked to fast and did not enunciate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Sully
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Overall a great experience, one you would anticipate at such a well known restaurant. We went on a late Sunday night for our anniversary and our waitress was great, very nice and courteous. I will say she was stretched way too thin being the only waitress working the dining room. As always the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    Cathy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Celebrating another family birthday where the staff welcomes you and makes you feel special. Apps are great and a cut of steak for every pallet. Cooked to perfection. Staff friendly and very attentive. Worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best filet mignon
    TRdiningout
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The best filet mignon and the best service. a wonderful evening and great food and wine!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Expensive to Be Just "Good"
    Coolgirlleelee
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Service was mostly good. I had filet w/ lobster topping & crab legs for $69.99. Server didn't include prices when announcing the specials, so we had to keep asking. I actually had to spitt the lobster topping. Most of it was the red, rubbery part of the claw, and tasted like a mouthful of oily ocean water. The filet was delicious. The King crab legs were tasty. The "melted butter" was a combo of butter and oil, which I didn't like. My husband steak w/ crab on top, which was great, except the crab on top was tossed with the same gross sauce as my lobster. When I told the waitress about the topping, she simply walked away without question or offer to do anything about it. Delish Key lime pie. Good, but NOT good enough for the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Lloyd270
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    As usual the service was impeccable. We were greeted by the manager and seated immediately at table 1, our favorite table. A few minutes later our waitress arrived with 2 glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. We purposely made reservations for a Sunday evening when wine was half-priced for bottles less that $150.00. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and we were not rushed to finish. We spent the better part of 2 hours enjoying our meal with the service very attentive, but not over bearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse needs to improve steaks
    out2lunch
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We've been to CAs many times in the past and had good experiences. Unfortunately this time was an exception. One of our party ordered the New York strip special, medium. It arrived very rare. When it was sent back, it returned no where near medium, still rare, not very warm and with an odd grayish tint. In fact, it didn't even look like it touched the grill. Microwaved? The rest of our food was very good but for a restaurant to have 'steakhouse' in the name, the steaks should be consistently outstanding. Noise level was very high, mostly due to the rambunctious table next to us which is not the fault of the restaurant. On the plus side, our server was outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • grad celebration
    foodiebird
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    the waiters were very attentive and gave us great tips on the appetizer choices for a big table
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Donna
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Carmen Anthony Steakhouse was a pleasant surprise. As a party of 10, celebrating graduations, the place was very comfortable. We enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and terrific service. Couldn't have asked for anything more! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Atmosphere Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch after our daughter's graduation in town. The experience, the food and the wine were all fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Luncheon
    bearhillboxford
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Everything was perfect. Reservation was accurate, seated immediately, server attentive but not overbearing - food was incredible. Limited menu made it a little less than perfect as we had all read the menu online, however, every single plate was clean - no complaints. Our server brought complementary champagne for our table -- the table was a comfortable booth so everyone could spread out. Each dinner was cooked perfectly and delicious. Overall a perfect experience and I would go out of my way to go there if in the area again. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Service and Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My family had a really lovely dinner at Carmen Anthony's the night before graduation. The food was delicious - we opted for lobster, steak and the salmon. The lobster was definitely worth it. But, above all the service was incredible. We had a very funny, attentive waitress who went above and beyond to ensure our dining experience was as good as it could possibly be. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    CTvisitor
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went to the steakhouse for my nephew's graduation. They gave us a nice table, with graduation specific menus. Our server was great, and the food was good. Overall a very nice experience, would recommend it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fav!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Carmen Anthony's is always a favorite for my husband and I. We know we are going to get a great meal when we come here and on our last visit, we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fine service
    SoxFanatic
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    On a slow Wednesday night Christina gave us ample attention but not too much. She never hovered over us and we did not feel at all pressured to order quickly or to leave quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Mother's Day Gift
    Nikki223
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Steak was perfect! Appetizers perfect and my in-law devoured her stuffed shrimp. Three of us shared the chocolate bread pudding which was huge and a perfect ending to a great meal in a great setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too stuffy!
    JohnnyO
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I mean this in a good way! The food was wonderful and they had plenty for the kids.. Even though I wouldn't consider this a place to bring kids, but we needed dinner and it was the only reservations available.. How lucky we were to find it! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Time!
    LoveFood13
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Took my boyfriend there for his birthday and we had an amazing time! The food was phenomenal (great tasting and great portions). The service was great and the drinks were delicious!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 643 reviews are from the Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven reviews archive.
  • Here to Stay
    Love4Food
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I must say every time I dine in this restaurant, I can honestly say I'm never disappointed. Thank you and I promise my dining experience at Carmen Anthony's is "Here to Stay".
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steaks
    RBarnes
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our first time of dining here and was recommended by friends. The bread was very hot and served with butter. The caesar salad was prepared with just the right amount of dressing. We had the New York Strip prepared medium rare and the steak was juicy ,tender and very flavorful. The service was excellent. We will definitely return for another great dining experience. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter lunch
    Luvfood
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It took over 15 minutes before a waitress approached our table for our drink orders, no excuse because we were one of the first couples to enter the restaurant. The baked stuffed shrimp had way too much stuffing and was too moist & over-powering - why not a shrimp cocktail instead? The crab cake, salad dressing, Mac n cheese, desserts, prime rib, ham was delicious......would like gravy for the mashed potatoes. Include one free beverage with dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner for a first date
    XJDX
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    After reading the reviews for Carmen Anthony's I decided to give them a try. I found the complimentary valet quite valuable, especially in an area where parking can be limited at times. The food was excellent. We ordered a NY Strip and the Prime Rib. Both dishes were great portion sizes and the quality of the food was outstanding. We also enjoyed the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. The Piano Player was a great addition as well to the evening. I would highly recommend and plan to visit many more times.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Drew210
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food, highly recommend for those who love a good steak cooked perfectly. A good place for special occasions with great food and friendly service. However be prepared to pay for it roughly $60 a person.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    CPH1
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I was disappointed by the quality of service and food at Carmen Anthony. The live piano musician was awesome. I took a date to this venue, we were seated in the middle of the restaurant, next to a loud group, they did not offer us a booth, although I had made reservations. My server was not exactly hospitable and I ordered Prime Rib. The Prime Rib was juicy, but was not well seasoned. The chopped salad was not what I was expecting. The Long Island Iced Tea was just terrible, they actually charged us for the Sparkling Water, didn't find this out until I got the bill. This place is high price and elegant; I expected the service/food to be 5 Star, but not this time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated food, poor service
    mbelle064
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The service was inattentive and the food was blah. I would not recommend this steakhouse.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Abundant AND high quality fare
    HAROLD
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Our server Adrienne was not only efficient but she was friendly and personable as well. Carmen took time to stop by our table and inquire how we felt about our experience so far. A casual mention of our anniversary brought out a complementary glass of champagne for my "Bride" and myself. Parking was a chore but the rest of the night out celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary was excellent at Carmen Anthony's. Kudos to Carmen and his fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Worth It
    Ctgirl
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I was told this is the best steak house in New Haven, and while it was decent, okay at best, I've definitely had higher quality food, service and ambiance for less (and keep in mind this was during restaurant week so prices were much lower) so I can't recommend it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak house in New Haven
    JS333333
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Restaurant Week - probably not the best time to see them at their finest, but a significant discount to the normal price. Their salad with balsamic dressing was quite tasty, although by the bottom it seemed a bit salty. My wife complained that the dressing was too thick, but I liked it. They also served wonderful bread, which seemed to have a brushed-on salt glaze. Combined with their soft, whipped butter it was a new experience for me. The "signature sliced filet"was very good, as was the prime rib. I especially liked the sauteed mushrooms and onions with the filet. My wife planned for a spoonful of creme brulee but ate the whole thing, I was very fond of the chocolate torte. Good for the price, but too expensive for me otherwise.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect lunch experience
    tom33344
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    My wife and I went here for the first time the other day for lunch. I had the sliced filet, and it was cooked perfectly and very delicious. Veggies were great, and mashed potatoes were super creamy. Excellent service. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Malibubeach69
    Malibubeach69
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Carmen Anthony's is always consistently good. The wine list is excellent and the wait staff is always knowledgeable about wine pairings. The dinner specials are excellent- both in terms food quality and pricing- a true value from a high end steak house.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale dining
    Merlina
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My whole experience was a total perfection. The food, the waitstaff and the ambience was excellent, I would absolutely be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joe
    Vacationers
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great company, great food, great drinks, and what a fantastic server, you go Anthony!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.