Union League Cafe
Dinner out with a friendWe have been to The Union League several times. They always make some interesting and delicious additions to the menu. The food is always perfect. The service is top notch even at busy times. Our waiter was knowledgeable and he was always close by if we needed anything. The wine list is always a winner.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy lunchCrab salad, mussels and especially the stripped bass were delicious!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, as alwaysService was attentive. The crab appetizer is a favorite and it did not disappoint. The quail was amazing. The chocolate mousse was delicious, and I particularly enjoyed the cheese selection. We eat here several times a year and always enjoy it. The staff always works to make the experience special even when they are busy. The food is always great.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMalways greatSeasonal food with creative but not show off presentation.
Wonderful service from door to table.
Wish that we lived closer to new haven!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service,great food (SteakGreat service,great food (Steak and Soft shell crab.) They do know how to prepare and presentation is what you'd expect from a fine french restaurant. Waiter was the best in years.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Union League is an excellentThe Union League is an excellent restaurant in downtown New Haven, near the Yale campus. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Would recommend this restaurant for adults looking for a special dining experience.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFINE DINING IN DOWNTOWN NEWFINE DINING IN DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN. Union League Cafe offers fine dining in a club-like atmosphere in downtown New Haven adjacent to the campus of Yale University. Our meal was delicious except for a salmon main course that was slightly dried out. Desserts are excellent, including several tempting chocolate delicacies. Our server was most attentive, although new on the job and unfamiliar with some of the menu offerings. I would recommend the Union League, particularly for groups and special occasions. In addition to the restored main dining room, there are a club room with bar and several private party rooms.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Class ExpierenceThe restaurant lived up to its billing. Service is friendly, and timely but not rushed. The manager came to the table to personally ask about our experience. The rest of the staff was polite and gracious. I ordered a sirloin, and it was the best cut of beef I have enjoyed in months. It was served hot, which is a particular fetish of mine, and cooked perfectly. The spinach salad, with its bacon, honey roasted pears and candied pecans was superb. We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday, and the ambiance was ideal. Overall it was a very memorable experience5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, bad serviceThe food was delicious, but we had a bad service experience. Our server was rude and impatient and clearly wanted us in and out as soon as possible. We were there for lunch, and everything we tried was amazing. I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu. Drinks were $15 on average, excluding wine, which was pricier (cheapest beer was $7 though), entrees around $25, appetizers and desserts were $15 each (for lunch).5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgnocchi cloudsJean Pierre has outdone himself with the gnocchi and spring vegetables ~ ambrosia. This restaurant continues to delight and never disappoints!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. The food was fantastic and our server, Andrew, could not have been more nice or helpful. Would definitely recommend.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is delicious, theThe food is delicious, the staff is amazing and the atmosphere is wonderful! This is my favorite restaurant in New Haven which I frequent for special occassions, but also for girls' lunch and business meetings. I cannot speak highly of the food quality and staff appreciation! Definitely five stars from me!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFive Star FoodEverything was beyond delicious. I cannot recommend the restaurant more to anyone. I was with my 14 year old daughter and the waiter did bring our main course WAY too quickly after the starters. I let him know and he brought me a lovely glass of wine on the house to complement the cheese course. I will go back next time we are in New Haven.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, beautifully servedThe prices are high, but the food is delicious. The service is professional and attentive. A wonderful place for special occasion.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingMy girlfriend and I decided to come to The Union League Cafe instead of our senior prom. We were ecstatic with the choice we made of coming here. The food was simply nothing less than perfection. Everything was absolutely flavorful and cooked perfectly. The service was highly professional and they did a fantastic job serving. Over all this was an amazing dining experience and plan to come back for my next special occasion.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite spot in New HavenOur favorite spot in New Haven for fine French cuisine, served with professionalism but not stuffiness in lovely space across from Yale College's "old campus."5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMtreatyourselfLunch at Union League Cafe is a real treat and self-indulgence. It is pricey but wonderful. The risotto primavera was delicious with fresh vegetables and creamy risotto. The service is outstanding.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUnsurpassed!Best dining experience of my life! The food was exquisite, the service impeccable, and the ambiance rich with history. I couldn't have chosen a richer environment to show off New Haven to my out-of-town famIly. When I made the reservation online, I asked for a special table for three and mentioned that my family was driving from Maryland for the weekend. We were delighted to be seated by the window across from a gorgeous Yale University building. We fully enjoyed the dining experience and stayed for two hours at our spot as the sun set. I'll long remember the evening at Union League Cafe!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Waiter wasFood was great. Waiter was aggressive at trying to sell us the most expensive bottle of wine to a fault and very obvious about it too, which I didn't appreciate at all. I'd go back and would recommend but beware of the hard-sell and hold your ground!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRemember to make a reservationRemember to make a reservation before you go!
This place is a top favourite.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTable assignmentVery good food and excellent service. We were assigned a table but saw an empty one by the window (which we had requested by email) and asked to be moved to it. They obliged but we did not understand why they had not taken us to it originally.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMoving from New Haven soonMoving from New Haven soon and had to visit the renowned Union League. We didn't really know what to expect, but in this instance the experience lived up to the hype. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to it's billing andLived up to it's billing and then some. Will absolutely go back every chance that we get.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIn the Yale vicinity it matchesIn the Yale vicinity it matches its reputation. The food and service as well as upbeat ambiance make for an exciting and wonderful evening. The wine list is excellent. It has remained superb over the years.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently and excellentConsistently and excellent venue for a fine dinner.
Very courteous and warm welcome, excellent waitstaff, and great food.
A good value for the money. Highly recommended.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLiterally the best red wineLiterally the best red wine I've ever had. Amazing service. The quality of the food was impeccable, but the dining experience was not at all stuffy. One of my favorite nights in recent memory.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent all around. FoodExcellent all around. Food quite special and beautifully presented. Only complaint was that the salmon the two men in our party ordered was not done medium rare but instead very well done. Should not be cooked that anyway by a very upscale restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything my husband andEverything my husband and I ate was delicious. We were dining before a play and the waiter was so attentive and mindful to get us out right on time.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, lively atmosphere,Wonderful food, lively atmosphere, in a beautiful setting. Duck confit appetizer was filling and thoughtfully made. A very enjoyable lunch.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, terrificExcellent service, terrific food, special attention to detail. This is a very elegant place to dine. It's expensive, but well worth it! Highly recommended.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, the risottoOutstanding food, the risotto is divine. Fine wines by the glass, outrageous desserts.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHistoric site for a wonderful meal!At noon on Wednesday, we were led through the nearly empty room to a corner by the stained glass windows, where we gazed across Chapel to daffodils and flowering plum trees. As lunch progressed, the volume picked up and the room filled completely; but over the four hours we lingered talking, our conversation was never overwhelmed. The waitstaff was attentive yet patient with our slow pace. We started with bowls of creamy potato sorrel soup, the essence of Spring. Top-notch, mostly French, wine list. We had appetizers instead of entrees: crab cake topped with cress, and octopus with chick peas. Fresh homemade bread. Our waitperson recommended two delectable cheeses. Fabulous dessert and coffee. Altogether lovely, perfect, and memorable.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food in new haven. AbsolutelyBest food in new haven. Absolutely amazing and worth all the pennies.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMUnion League Is Our New Fave!The service was impeccable and the food was fabulous. It was our first visit and were so happy we chose this restaurant as the place to celebrate our anniversary. Everything about our experience was wonderful and we look forward to going back!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought this was a greatI thought this was a great restaurant, and it's a beautiful decor and building.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first visit to Union LeagueMy first visit to Union League Cafe (several years ago) was a disappointment, but I decided to give it another try anyway and I was pleasantly surprised at how much better it was, and that was all due to our server. I will return.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationWe will definitely return for another celebration. Out daughter's birthday dinner was awesome. The fois gras was deliciously silky and the duck was devine. My daughter and my husband were delighted with their choice of the chocolate souffle.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRanks among the best restaurantsRanks among the best restaurants in the greater New Haven area. Highly recommended.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here, I lookedFirst time here, I looked for a special place to celebrate a birthday. Union League Cafe fit the bill, delicious food, great waiter, wonderful ambience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy only disappointment wereMy only disappointment were the servings of vegetable that were MINISCULE. You needed a magnifying glass to see what was there. Yes I know that that is the style but this was extreme like they had run short. it seemed all I was eating was a plate of meat -very good meat but once the pairing of veg ran out it was lacking. We had a relatively early reservation too.
Vegetarian choices were somewhat repetitive between its and second course in that they used the same veggies . Ie: pea soup peas in risotto.
Dessert s excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA place to return to often!Lovely as always! Thanks for not being too "kid-friendly". There has to be somewhere where adults can eat undisturbed!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!This was by far one of the best dining experiences that I've had to date. The food was phenomenal and perfectly portioned, the wine choices immense and the service exceeded my expectations. Our server asked us at the beginning of our dining experience if it was a special occasion, and it was, and ended our dining experience by surprising my companion with truffles to celebrate her birthday. I will definitely go back next time I have a special date to celebrate.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxed EleganceService was amazing and the food was great! It is not stuffy and pretentious but elegant and relaxed. We brought our 10 year old and the chef accommodated his food request without hesitation. I would highly recommend3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommended as the "Best PlaceRecommended as the "Best Place in New Haven"...which sounds like faint praise, indeed. But this is a first-class joint. Charming surroundings, professional service, though menu lacks innovation. That's okay....but watch out for "Duck Confit" starter: skinless below a potato crust. WHY?3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMUnion League - great night of foodAlways a great dining experience - all four of us had a different meal - all impeccably prepared and delicious. Our server Brian was extremely helpful - knows the menu - the wine list - friendly and gracoius - and actually checked in with us with apologies when table wasn't quite ready - didn't mind as our wait at the bar was very enjoyable. We really need to go to ULC more!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent foodConsistently excellent food and service. Never been disappointed.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMas always a perfect meal--everythinas always a perfect meal--everything perfectly done--food., service, greeting, timing and attention3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMParis, New Haven.Just the thing to rekindle romance (@24+ years). Even at lunch. My lunch was great, but my wife hit it out of the park with her menu choices. Maine Peekytoe Crab Appetizer in a cucumber avocado gazpacho was spring in a bowl. Or so we thought, until they delivered the most perfect dish or risotto ever. Primavera. A pastel green, rife with English peas, asparagus, a lemon confit, cheese, and pea tendrils. Spring on a plate. We were made to feel special, but comfortable. Who could want for more? Love.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEven at lunch, sophisticated,Even at lunch, sophisticated, serene ambiance. Light-filled dining room backdropped with classic club architectural features makes for a just plain pleasant experience. Waitstaff was professional and attentive without being intrusive or chatty. I've been here before and I'm looking forward to going again.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMUnion League Cafe - Exceptional!I ordered the Homard Printanier and my date ordered the Bar Aux Amandes; as well as a cheese appetizer made with sheep's milk.. Both dishes and the appetizer were phenomenal. The service was impeccable.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM