121 Restaurant and Bar - Oxford

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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.
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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The view and the food were great. The drinks were good too. We marked “Birthday” on the Open Table reservation and no one even asked...so we did our own celebration. The waitress was awesome. But it did take a long time for the food to come out- Braised short ribs and pumpkin ravioli. I would go back- for sure but it wouldn’t be my 1st choice.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

every thing was spot on great service , good food , wonderful sunset , friendly and clean staff. Just a little noisy even though I know it is a family restaurant.

SE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall, we were fine with the experience. We had wanted to sit by a window so our kiddo could watch the planes--but apparently those seats are reserved several weeks in advance according to the hostess. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The wait for food almost ruined the experience though--there was quite a wait for appetizers to come out (we weren't in a rush, but we did have a hungry toddler), and then there was almost an hour between appetizers and our entrees! All the tables around us were having similar issues. Thankfully when the food did come, it was decent.

f
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been flying in to this restaurant for years. This visit was my first time back in quite a while. Food was excellent and as usual the staff was friendly. Always a great meal.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Alicia as our waitress and she was very attentive and friendly. We saw one private jet which was great. The weather wasn’t the best so I would think on a good day you would see more planes. My seasonal martini, the Fig ‘n plum was delicious! We will definitely be back to try more delicious creations!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service every time, and watching the planes take off and land is a great bonus!

HE
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is always great. We flew in from MA for dinner. Food was exceptional and the service was outstanding! Highly recommend.

M
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

What a beautiful place to have dinner. Staff was friendly and helpful. My girlfriend loved her braised short rib - tender and delicious. She replaced the polenta with mashed potatoes and it was no problem. I had the Maine lobster roll on brioche. A bit sweet for my taste but the appetizer of arugula salad was great. Definitely worth a try!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful!

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love this restaurant and its view of the runway. The food was great, however, it took forever for our food to come out this time around. One hour to be exact after we put our order in. The waitress also provided us with the wrong info about the plant based meat. We asked what kind it was and she told us it is the “Beyond Burger” which we preferred. However, what was served to us was the “Impossible Burger”. It even said so on our check. We didn’t have a chance to tell her that since she never come around and ask if everything was ok. Will we come back? Yes. But probably not on the day that we are tight on time.

NF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Live band was perfect and the seating by the window was great for date night as we watched the planes land.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual, decent beer and wine selection, service was excellent, just wish they had a larger selection of burgers on the menu.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very good and helpful. The food was creative and delicious.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great food. I'm looking forward to going back.

AP
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice night to sit on the Patio. The service was good. Menu item descriptions were a bit unclear. Did not expect he light fare fried chicken selection to be a sandwich. Otherwise food was good pleasant evening.

YR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it to my family and friends and will go there again.

US
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with a view of an active airport. Food was tasty and service on point.

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation, and we were seated promptly. We requested to sit outside and pre-warned it was a bit windy. The waitress was nice and attentive. I had the seared Tuna dish with fennel. The dish was prepared a perfect medium rare with some cucumber type salad. The meal was incredibly small for the price and not worth the cost. The Tuna Tower app was also disappointing and bland. We also.ordered the salmon dish which was also cooked perfectly and served with asparagus and substituted Brussels sprouts that were over crisped almost burned which luckily we like. The Butterfinger cheesecake and lava cake were delicious. I will be back for a different meal as this is the first time I've been disappointed here and the service was still.great.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. The setting is unique. The staff very friendly. The service superb. Great food choices. Drinks were great. Meals delicious. So good we couldn’t pass on dessert. We were even treated to several planes departing and landing. Great place for family dinners with young children and even adults who want to be a kid again. Whole experience was awesome. Plan to be back again.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and nice ambiance. Not a large menu but diverse so there's something for everyone.

AJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was pretty tricky to find, but well worth it once you arrived. The views of the planes taking off and landing at sunset were a fantastic back drop to a yummy meal.

JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service our consistently excellent. We have been to 121 several times and it’s always consistently excellent. I had the monkfish with curry sauce on Sunday and it was delicious. I hope it ends up on the menu permanently.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service - our waiter was very personable, knew menu inside and out, and even helped us with after dinner recommendations on a place to go. Food was great, and restaurant completely unique and fun place to dine and watch planes at dusk

EA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice place to grab a casual meal. Small menu but interesting.

RE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The mussels were the best I have ever had. They had s crisp clean buttery flavor with just the right amount of garlic. The tuna tartar was fresh with just enough Wasabis and cucumber. The hangar steak was flavorful slightly tough in places. The mashed potato’s were watery and had a slight old taste to them. The meal all in all was very enjoyable.
Thank you, see you soon

GK
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food. Sat next to the runway to watch the planes take off and land.

PM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Chicken sandwich wasn't cooked. It came out raw after a longer than usual wait for food arrival.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Great waitress. Drinks were good. Food was not as good as our first time here, and noticeably so. Came about 10 months ago. Enjoyed salmon, portion was smaller than I recall. Husband had an oddly cooked filet mignon, for what it should’ve been considered. Love this place and do hope to return, just may choose different entrees.

VD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

It was my son's 18th birthday. He saved up his appetite all day for his favorite "Mile High" burger.
We made reservations well in advance for the occasion in hopes of getting a window seat.

Once we arrived we were told we would have to wait for a table. Just one minute later, a couple who arrived after us was seated alone at a table for four at the only available window table... When we dared to question this, we were pretty much blown off. After a 15 minute wait, we got a table next to the drafty outdoor patio exit with the AC vent also blowing directly at us on a 55 degree evening.

We received our drinks and appetizer in a timely fashion. That's when things ceased to happen.

After an hour of waiting, and the birthday boy's stomach grumbling, we inquired as to the whereabouts of our meals, since both tables to the left and right of us had already been served, had eaten, and were preparing to leave. The waitress apologized and said they were very busy and offered us a round of drinks in apology.

After ANOTHER 30 minute wait our food arrived. COLD. The burgers were barely even warm, considerably smaller than the bun and what they once were, and the truffle fries were cold, soggy and limp. The manager inquired if our food was to our satisfaction and we told her the truth. She said she would "adjust" our bill. She deducted $11 off of our bill...

If they set out to persuade us to never return to their establishment ever again, they certainly succeeded. Thanks to social media, however, it may well be a decision they will regret.
We are saddened that Restaurant 121 does NOT have the quality of food and service it once had.
They completely ruined my son's 18th birthday meal.

AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here often alway great. Friendly staff, beautiful view, delicious food. Great cocktails.

NY
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual.

TT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to 121 Restaurant and definitely not my last. I love the location and watching the small planes takeoff and land. There were a variety options for everyone on the menu and it was very reasonably priced. Everyone in my party loved their food. The service was also wonderful. Our waitress was excellent. She was just all-around kind and sweet towards us. When there’s good service at a restaurant, I feel that’s what makes a good meal.

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Awful food, annoying server, loud party on top of our table

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We like going to 121 because it’s close by however I was disappointed with my meal. I had a salmon club sandwich. There was a fishy smell which indicates to me that the salmon was not fresh. Was this a leftover piece of salmon? I’ve had their salmon entree which is always very good.

JD
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I flew in with my father for lunch and we loved it! If you are a pilot looking for a cool place to have a fly in meal on the field I recommend 121. Also, it has an amazing view of the runway. Lots of jets coming in and out! Very clean and nice atmosphere at 121.

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The staff is wonderful. We had hoped for a table by the window. At first none were available, but the hostess made it happen. The only reason it’s not a “5” is that my short ribs were somewhat dry.

NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and view. Very accommodating service and friendly.

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

121 never disappoints!

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c
New England
111 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We ordered for our entrees margarita pizza, salmon and a special with cod. The cod and pizza were fine but the salmon was burnt and for the price there was hardly any food on the plate. The dinner was inedible and unappealing looking so we sent it back. We used to love this restaurant but last time here were served rolls still partly frozen in the center so this was it. The waitress was great though.

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