ROÌA Restaurant

ROÌA Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://roiarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2032007045x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Avi Szapiro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 261 College St
  • Public Transit: Union Station and State Street Station on the Metro-North line are just blocks away
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and the Crown Street Parking Garage are available at your convenience.
A word from ROÌA Restaurant
ROÌA Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown New Haven next to the Shubert Theater and adjacent to Yale University campus. ROÌA is housed in what was originally the grand restaurant of the historic Taft Hotel built in 1912. The charm and grandeur of this architectural gem have been restored to create a setting where you can enjoy great food and great company. Featuring local and seasonal ingredients prepared in the French and Italian traditions, ROÌA is an elegant choice for any dining occasion.
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ROÌA Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)special occasion (17)romantic (13)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (10)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fantastic experience!
    Larry
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Enjoyed our Sunday dinner immensely at Roia. Professional service, beautiful wine and exciting dishes. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fussbudgetVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Pasta and fish were very good, esp liked melted leeks with Arctic char. Nice celeriac soup. Pancetta was limp and yet so tough as to be unchewable, and pretty tasteless. I was expecting a crisp texture and far more flavor. Thank you for taking the pancetta off the final bill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expertise on a plate
    Born2Dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chef Avi presents his expertise and creative abilities that we haven't witnessed in quite a while. Those who truly enjoy dining on well prepared food will love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    patfitz
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the imaginative cocktails to the excellent entrees to the delicous deserts it was fabulous. The staff was extremely helpful pointing out how the entrees are prepared to steering us to the best of the best, all things considered, Roia has now rocketed to one of our famous places for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite
    panagisvVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Roia has been around for about a year now. I liked it from the very beginning, but it's slowly becoming my favorite restaurant in New Haven, a well-known foodie town! Everything on the menu is delicious. Their fish of the day is (clearly) different every time and every single time I've had it, it's spectacular! The wine list is great and the staff are extremely nice, polite and knowledgeable. The chef/owner Avi is also very nice and friendly, as well as excellent in what he does! The space, the former gala room of the Taft Hotel, is truly gorgeous, with beautiful detail seen everywhere. I keep going back and keep loving it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    PTmom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Creative food, attentive service; overall, a very enjoyable experience. Even though they were not crowded, the noise level was high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great dining experience!
    AVKH
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Roia, with excellent food and great service. We were truly wowed by every dish, each one better than the last. The menu was an interesting and eclectic mix with options for all tastes, including vegetarians. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but flawed
    CulinaryCurt
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had found this place, based on some other reviews I was hopeful... Open and spacious, the place is nice, but not what I would consider "cozy". They had my reservation and seated us quickly (they weren't very busy). The trouble was our waitress. Just not trained very well. We asked about a couple Ketel One cocktails with stuffed blue-cheese olives. The waitress didn't know if they had Ketel One. She then wandered off to find out... after seeing her wander around, fold some napkins and such, she came back and asked "if we were ready". We asked about the drinks again, she wandered away again and came back saying they didn't have Ketel One and had to then leave again to find out what other options they had. The night went on like this. Sigh.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been to this restaurant numerous times and always have a delicious meal. The ingredients used are of outstanding quality. The space is beautiful and the staff friendly. Waitstaff can be a little slow but other than that it's hard to find a flaw with the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was beautiful!
    SharVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went to Roia on a quiet August night with my parents. We had a great meal! The resturant was lovely and the service was delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef is lovely, food is amazing.
    Cdelouise
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went on a slow Sunday. Chef Avi came and chatted with us. We are always looking for special restaurants that serve excellent food in a beautiful atmosphere. ROIA fits the bill. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb food and service near Yale
    NorthwesternMom
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This location has been a restaurant before but never this good. From the 'Amuse bouche' all the way through the dessert the food was fresh and light and enhanced the flavors of the ingredients. We particularly loved the appetizer with mozzarella and a fresh green pea and mint garnish and the heirloom tomatoes and green beans with eggplant or grilled scallops. Several delicious vegetarian options. We were a small group of colleagues and the ambiance was very friendly and the service was excellent. There was a large group being served in a side room that looked great for meetings or parties. The open space could possibly get noisy but not excessively. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent expierence
    razimm
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food, good service and a wonderful setting. The room is wonderfully restored and provides a nice dining experience. The food is outstanding using only farm fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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