121 Restaurant and Bar - Oxford

4.1
257 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
121 Restaurant has been serving the Oxford and the larger western New Haven community since 2007. The use of organic and sustainable products guarantees our dishes represent the freshest quality available.

Patrons can often view small jets taking off and landing as the large open space faces Oxford airport’s runway and taxi-ways. The restaurant’s modern ”airport themed” décor contrasted against its “American favorites” cuisine, will have the most reserved diner soaring to new heights.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 262-0121
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tim Quartuccio
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Private party contact
Charlene: (203) 262-0121
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Christian Street
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 257 People Are Saying
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4.3
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

121 never disappoints! I wish I could try everything on the menu, it all sounds so good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The short rib dinner was absolutely delicious. Our waitress, Best service we have ever had. We will definitely be back.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy a meal at 121 Restaurant. Especially like the lobster roll! Service is always top notch!

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have been at 121 several time before. I had the lobster roll today and was disappointed. With the Brioche roll there was too much bread for the amount of lobster filling. The filling was somewhat dry also. It is a 45 minute drive for me to get here and I will be re evaluating whether it is worth the time commitment to eat here again.

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X
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Highly disappointed with the new menu. Struggled to find just a nice item that was not a burger yet that was ordinary.
I had the short ribs w polenta for $28. The polenta had no flavor and was not smooth and had lumps. That’s not worth $28. For that price I expect high quality on a dish like that.
I loved that place and I hope they get this under control. Will try again in a couple months.

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to 121 on several occasions - lunch, dinner, special events. The menu never disappoints, the service is outstanding, and the prices are reasonable!!

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A
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All is very nice, but the portion of fish relative to the price was really not worth it...

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NB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Maybe I’m just a snob, but a friend recommended restaurant to me and said how great it was. I honestly couldn’t careless about view of planes taking off and sucking in fumes from jets. I was underwhelmed by food and cocktail selections. Our server was AMAZING!!! Hence the 4 stars. Definitely will not be returning.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here often, and always love it

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was very mediocre. Burgers were dry, jambalaya was watery, steak was unevenly cooked. Service was lacking and took over an hour to get main courses. Great view of the airport, probably a fun bar scene, don't go for the food though. Long hike for very blah flavors.

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

12:30 arrived for 12:30 reservation.
1:05 placed order.
2:10 order was served. Over an hour wait for burgers, pizza, grilled cheese. Bread was brought to table as we were finishing. Not a good experience with 4 starving children.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Unique location and overall great atmosphere. Food is good too.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary dinner. Our table was ready, the view was breathtaking, and the service was great. The portion in the steak was incredibly small, but the pasta was big enough for 2! Other than the small portion for what we paid, it was great!

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made a bad choice in short rib appetizer. There were a lot of chips, some cheese and about 1/4 cup of short rib. Unusual for 121. I didn’t like the white sangria either. I love 121 and next week will go back to my favorite, their burger.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, food and wine! Worth the drive for us!

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It was an early dinner so we understand not a lot of staff was there for the dinner shift. Mussels appetizer was good husband asked for bread for the broth. None was cooked yet. Rolls are frozen par cooked. Took a while to get some by then the broth was cold. Truffle Arancini also good. Salmon club also served on a par cooked frozen roll. Never seen a club served on a roll before let alone a par cooked frozen one. If I had known that I would have never ordered it. Fish tacos were good but cod was soft-most fish taco are crispy. Menu descriptions are too minimal you will assume a lot. Apple crepe was the best part of the meal. Please ditch the parcooked rolls.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time as always at 121. Great food good drinks great atmosphere

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IM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MY HUSBAND AND I WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. We had the spicy bbq wings for appetizer. Thier alcohol drinks were great you can actually taste the achohol lol

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DD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch with family couple who had never dined at 121. They plan on attending with there older autistic son who would love to see the planes, if they are flying. Know that they will plan a visit soon and will, again, find everything delicious and enjoyable.

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BC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific dinner at the 121 Restaurant. We sat by the window as the sun was setting, so pretty. Everyone enjoyed their appetizers, truffle arancini, caesar salad and mussels. The bread and whipped butter brought to the table was also very good. Our entrees were amazing and cooked perfectly. Thank you 121!

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AP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Wait staff was excellent but the kitchen is very slow which effects the service.

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K
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything at 121 was excellent. We received great service and we enjoyed the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The rib eye special was fine, but the braised short ribs were phenomenal!

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c
New England
94 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for a small birthday celebration. We ordered calamari for the table, small portion but it was good. We had burgers, the rolled chicken dish and the cod and everyone enjoyed their meal. For desert we had ice cream (large portion), apple crepe and a chocolate dessert. All were good but the crepe was a little burnt in places which lent an unpleasant taste to some of the dish. Service was good and fun seeing the planes take off.

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We went here for father's day. I had been once before. If you reserve in advance, it is worth it just to watch the planes take off. I asked for a window seat on openttable and got it! My kids loved the planes. The menu is very good and offeres lots of options and the place is clean. Service was friendly but very very slow, especially for the initial drink order. My cocktail (godfather) was very good although I wish they used real cherries. The appetizer was small and not priced accordingly. We had calamari and it was unseasoned. My husband had a burger that was overcooked despite his order. My kids macaroni was dry and bland. My lobster roll was ok but lacked butter. I dont' think there was any on it at all. The potatoe soup was ok but bland. Fruit bowl was all melon. So basically it is a cool place to go but the food is very lacking. I heard other tables complaining too about the food being bland. I went about 7 months ago and had a burger that was cooked better but service was also slow.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love 121, however, I finally had something disappointing...the calimari. Didn't like the coating and despite us going at noon, they tasted like they were fried in "yesterday's" oil. Everything else was great, as usual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

As a server there are certain things that just must be done
...clear empty glasses when you drop new drinks....such an annoying thing to me. Throughout the night our server and buser walked by our table and ignored empty drinks and dirty utensils I kept stacking at the end of the table. Other staff walked by looking ip and not at tables to see if all was clear. If i had any part of training or managing...tjis wouldn't have happened....shame because its a great spot. Not so sure we will go back.

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LP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drink, and atmosphere!!! Seeing the planes land as you dine is such a fun experience!! Highly recommend the Half Mile burger, the lobster roll, and the fun cocktails!! A gem in Oxford!!!

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CN
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing location, great atmosphere, excellent food, friendly waitress.

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d
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to 121 many times and has never let me down as far as the food or the service. This was my first time reserving a table through open table; I had put a note in the note section "prefer a table on the deck" and the hostess noted that they do not take reservations on the deck. We were able to get a table on the deck as a couple was leaving but the deck is very busy on a nice day/night as people like myself like to watch the planes take off and land. As a side note, the plane activity generally isn't heavy nor loud.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had flown in from SCH, IFR, cruising today @7000msl with the 85 PA28 B/G Dakota
A bit bumpy though, Happy to arrive at OXC restaurant and enjoyed a great lunch.
Would highly recommend this destination to other pilots for there $200 dollar hamburgers,
Great views of the cost and Long Island from the air.

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BB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this hometown restaurant!

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at 121! The fresh meat lobster roll with melted butter, served with seasoned fries and cole slaw, is delicious! An added bonus would be the possibility of planes taking off and landing! A great place for either lunch or dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is still my go to place to meet friends for lunch or dinner and/or an adult beverage. I decided to substitute the Brussels sprouts w/ truffle oil for my usual truffle fries. When they came, they didn't seem to be up to 121's usual excellence and the server noticed I hadn't eaten them and asked if I didn't like them. I hated to say it but I think they could have cooked longer. Well, with the check, she brought me a container of the Brussels sprouts, now thoroughly roasted and seasoned with the flavor of truffle oil, which I LOVE!!!! Wow! Excuse the pun but, this place reaches new highs every time I try something new. (It's at an airport, for those who haven't had the pleasure of eating there yet. ) I give this restaurant 5 stars, without reservation, and my personal rating measurement is 5 Forks!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Awful service

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Grandson’s birthday dinner.

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to meet friends and have drinks and dinner. Staff is very friendly and gives excellent service. Just wish they has specials during the week, not just on the weekends.

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Our waiter was very good and the food was quite good. We will surely be back!

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