US Restaurant & Lounge
US Restaurant & Lounge
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US Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.usrestaurantct.com/
  • Phone: 860-788-6544
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Garfield Trout
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Great private room with capacity of 49, 30 seated. Private Bar, restroom, and audio and visual capabilities
  • Private Party Contact: Kendra 8607886544
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz, Live R&B Musicians

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot that is free after 5:30PM EST behind our building.
A word from US Restaurant & Lounge
‘Us’ represents a symbiotic meld between black American heritage and West Indian culture expressed through ambiance, sound and fine cuisine. Our meals are centered on a narrative—we gather with purpose and express the joys, the sorrows and the love that brings ‘Us’ together.
Our menu will be culturally affixed to both black American and West Indian cuisine exclusively. As the largest and only fine dining restaurant in the state focused on these food groups, ambiance plays an integral role in the creation of ‘Us’. With intended seating on the main floor designed for families, with the walls draped with historic pieces that allow your mind to abscond.
‘Us’ is a reassertion, a reaffirmation and a reincarnation of some of the most sacred moments that individuals share with one another, it’s a place that moves people from you and them and transforms them into ‘Us”.
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US Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Excellent!
    NuShooz
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    My date was more than impressed with the service and ambiance of the restaurant. The food was delicious and we stayed for almost 2hours after only intending to get drinks and appetizers. Dinner and dessert were fantastic. We both had a great time and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newbie mistakes
    CaribbeanSoulFoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    This restaurant has GREAT POTENTIAL. The staff were super sweet and attentive and the restaurant itself had a cool vibe/nice location. We went for brunch. Lighting was low especially by the food and there were no labels so getting food was a guessing game. I was excited to try the red velvet waffles and fried chicken. Waffles were ok and chicken was dry. Most food was minimally seasoned and/or dry and the kitchen staff brought out luke warm water for tea twice. Everyone was really accommodating and nice but food could use some SOUL! Rookie mistakes (like no plates at buffet, no spoons with coffe and tea, no labels/lighting for food & inexperienced cooks) hopefully will be worked out soon because this place can be great. Rooting for ya!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Under-appreciated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great food. Glad we went in. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    luvfinewine
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Very excited to try this place heard great things about the food. I will say the food is VERY good, but the service my party received was so poor I doubt I would return or recommend to a friend. The staff was polite, but completely clueless. We waited 15 minutes once seated to even be acknowledged, never mind have a drink order taken. We received our meals separately. When we asked for containers for left overs, he said ok be back in a little while, we had to stop another waitress to bring them. He finally returned with two tiny containers when we were already done. The only competent employee on staff seemed to be the bartender. Good food but this staff needs to pull their act together, or they will be out of business before they know it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Jazz and Soul Food Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Awesome time on saturday night, this was our first time there. Food was amazing, service was really good. Our waiter did a great job and was really attentive. We wanted to wait a while after they opened for the smoke to clear and for them to work the kinks out and they surely did. Middletown needs this restaurant to stay open and thrive. I will keep this place in my praryers, what a great place with great energy. Stay blessed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were disappointed with
    foodadventuer4
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    We were disappointed with our dining experience. We went on a Tuesday night, and were not able to get many selections on the menu. As this was our first experience at a Jamaican Soul Food restaurant, we were eager to try the Curried Goat, Oxtails, Jambalaya, all were not available. There was no fresh mint for the Mojito, and the biscuits, and cornbread were cold and hard. The waiter was excellent, even though he had to keep telling us that they didn't have what we wanted. The best part of the meal was the Key Lime pie, which was excellent. It would be better if they either offered a limited menu on Tuesdays, or not be open that day.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible
    Stephk
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    I intended to enjoy a relaxing Sunday brunch. Unfortunately the experience was the complete opposite considering that the food was ice cold, the service was horrible, and the bartender was completely unable to make a mimosa. Safe to say that I will never return and never recommend the place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Soul Food meets West Indies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    This upscale restaurant is a nice concept of Soul and West Indian food but a few enhancements will certainly put this restaurant on the map. The owners restored this historic building which enhances the overall ambience of the restaurant. The live music was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my experience
    Itravelforgoodfood
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    I have dined at US Restaurant 4 different times since this past mothers day. My first visit was great (food and service). Unfortuanately it took a dive from there with the service. The worse for me was my most recent visit on Saturday the 22nd. Im not too sure if my server was new to the field but my friends and I were very unsatisfied. It took atleast over an half four to 45mins for us to receive our main course w/o our sides and about 30mins to receive our drinks. We finally received our side dishes towards the end of our meal and had to end up taking it to go. To top things off she couldnt manage to split our bill 3ways by each person instead she decides to divide the entire bill by 3 umm yea..who does that??
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unpleaseant surprise
    Sassy
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    I had been wanting to go to the US resturaunt and lounge for a while and i finally was able to go. I can honestly say i was disapointed :-( i had the oxtails and the rice and my boyfriend had the chicken and waffles we were both unimpressed. We had also ordered a side of macaroni and cheese and it was looked like it had been sitting out and it had no flavor to it. The oxtails i had expect more flavor but overall I was unimpressed. What really topped its off was the waiter who had no knowledge of anything on the menu and when I asked if their banana pudding came with vanilla wafers he said he believes it did. When i recieved my order their were not waffers they were ritz crackers!!! I will not be going back it's average overpriced food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give it a try...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We picked a busy day to try US - Father's Day and they were only offering brunch. They were busier than they had anticipated and service was spotty at best. There were no utensils to take bread and pastries with, the buffet had no note cards or signs to tell you what was in the various chaffing dishes, and they were out of some of the big sellers we were anxious to try. Some of the food was outstanding tho - the jambalaya, the red velvet waffles. The decor is lovely and we will definitely go back to try items that sound wonderful on their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Fare in Middletown
    RLCIII
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    I located this restaurant via a random web search for restaurants in Middletown, CT. This was indeed a pleasant surprise, especially for one who appreciates the diverse cuisine within the African-American community that defies stereotypical categorization as "soul food." By the way, the background music's genre diversity mirrors that of the food. While the exterior facade is somewhat understated, the interior is elegant. Wait staff was very patient and courteous, and the restaurant patrons eagerly consumed the brunch buffet items. One interesting surprise was the broad selection of pastries that apparently are made in-house, and exceeded expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Father's Day Brunch.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Went for Father's Day Brunch. Food was disappointing and service was terrible. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs time to develop
    RogerT
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    US Restaurant & Lounge had just been reviewed in Hartford Magazine and it had some lingering effects. I think they did not handle the good press as well as they should have. They seemed to be understaffed and they ran out of some key menu items.It took a while to get another round of drinks so I went to the bar myself. I don't mind doing this so it's not really a complaint. The timing of the food delivery was not good.There were six of us there and the apps came out at least 8 minutes apart. The main meal was a good 10 minutes apart. Overall, though, we had a great time there. The food was very good, the music was excellent and the vibe was very fun. They did us a favor on the bill that we did not ask for so that made up for some negatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Great Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We were in over the weekend with a group of 6 in total. The food was awesome, the music was great and our waitress was very attentive. This was the first time for 4 of the 6 that were there and they fell in love. Keep up the good work, we look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Food was amazing. Service was excellent. We came in on a Wednesday night it was moderately busy, there was great music playing and a nice scene at the bar. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    KMC2
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Had an opportunity to have Sunday Brunch!! It was wonderful I had a great time with my friends. The food was awesome. Red velvet waffles are the bomb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cool place to eat in middletown, ct
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    a friend recommended this place to us. it was awesome. we all loved it. the food and service was great. good find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Mommyjeans
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I love the service! From the minute you walk into the door there is person ready to accommodate you and your party. Personable staff which goes a long way in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extensive menu featuring a
    pamela
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Extensive menu featuring a blend of caribbean and soul food. Offers unique selection of dishes that will not be found anywhere else. Delicious blends of food styles freshly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm so torn...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    I thought the food was great! It was unique and I really enjoyed everthing I ordered. However, the service was so bad, it eventually became funny to me and my husband. We ordered both appetizers and entrees which came out at the same time- the waiter didn't know to put in the orders separate. There was not enough room on the table for all the food so we had to use another nearby table to store it until we were ready to eat it. When asked about certain dishes on the menu, the waiter couldn't answer our questions. We asked for our check and got it 30 minutes later. We were able to laugh it off, but most people couldn't. I loved the food so I hope to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great southern food, complimented
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Great southern food, complimented with friendly service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top 3 Restaurant in Middletown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Top 3 restaurant in Middletown. This is my second time to Us, the first time was 3/29/13 when Melanie Fiona was at the restaurant. The service was night and day. Of course on 3/29/13 over 300 people were at the restaurant and it happened to be 8 days I think after the restaurant opened so we cut them some slack. This time the service was too notch, Alicia and Miranada helped our table they were awesome. The cocktails were spectacular. The food was to die for, it takes about 25 min for your entree to arrive but that's b/c none of there meats are frozen, everything is prepared fresh and to order. The food and rum selection was awesome and it didn't hurt that Donny Hathaway was playing. Truly top 3 restaurant in Middletown. Great job 'Us''!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience. Will return.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    We(2 couples) were thrilled to discover Us. It was refreshing to have a new restaurant in town offering more than pizza or pasta. The Jamaican/Southern cooking influences really gave us so many choices, we took a long time to select our entrees. Absolutley try the Arancia appetizer -- an island interpretation of the Italian rice ball. We will come back very soon, and meanwhile, I will put this on the list for group networking events. They have 2 bars and a private dining room to reserve. It's got it all. And the owners are gracious and professional and committed to its success. Liked the staff, too!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was terrible. Very
    foodie718
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The food was terrible. Very bland and I was very unhappy. The appetizers were pretty good, but the entrees that my friends and I ordered were terrible . However, the waiter was great and rife restaurant is beautiful. I hope they can get it together and fix the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers were cold and fried
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Appetizers were cold and fried chicken was a dried out chicken breast that wasn't even breaded. Ridiculously overpriced. Will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It appeared there were not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    It appeared there were not enough wait staff. After an hour no one took our order. My date had to get up and get our drinks from the bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soul Food Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Food was a amazing. Ambiance was perfect. Service was great. Menu very cool, cross between soul food and West Indian cuisine, brilliant idea. Large portions of food make the value spot on. Great music being played throughout dinner. All around great experience, very well done
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Everything was excellent. We were given a tour when we arrived and the hostess was very sweet. The restaurant is simply beautiful and our food was out of this world. We shared the Salmon Wellington, Chicken & Red Velvet Waffles. Our plates were left empty. No crumbs. No nothing. We will definitely be back. Thanks for coming to Middletown. We certainly needed something just for US. God Bless...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet