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121 Restaurant and Bar - Oxford

4.2
221 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date

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About

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
Durand Liguori
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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 221 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awful service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Grandson’s birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

This is a great place to have dinner, the staff was great and for food was good. I did find an hair in my meal but the server took care of it like a pro... I would go back...

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Probably should have gone to bar area for date night

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine's Day and the service was pleasant but the delivery from the kitchen was a problem. There were five of us and we all received our dinners up to 5 minutes apart. The food was good, we had the bolognaise, mac and cheese, salmon and another pasta. We all ordered desert but the brownie Sunday didn't come as ordered. Fun restaurant especially for kids in daylight when the planes take off and land.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One of our favorite places...we are never disappointed. Quality of food is fantastic and fresh?

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Too expensive and small portions. Everything is a la carte. No salad or soup with dinner entree, have to pay separately for each. Not impressed.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I’ve never been disappointed!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food (bacon wrapped meatloaf, good soups, excellent burgers) all with a cool atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great lobster roll and fries, with an interesting view, watching the planes arrive and depart. Something different to do.

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2.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Hambuger was overcooked. Lousy waitress. Ignored our table. A huge disappointment. Danielle was our server and took forever to bring ketchup even though we ordered Fry's . Never asked how food was so l was unable to let her know that my burger was overcooked.Dropped off ketchup and we didnt see her again until she wanted to give us the bill even though I requested more hot water for my tea. We drove almost an hour to try the place after seeing it on the television. We love driving to new locale's for good food.This was not worth it

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Dissapointed that on open table I explained it was my wife's birthday that was completely ignored during our visit. I asked the hostess when leaving if they recognize open table requests such as a birthday celebrations, and they said they do but nothing was noted during our dinner and she did not ask us what happened

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was fast, the food was great, overall experience was incredible.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I had the cheese steak sandwich. It was, without a doubt, the best steak sandwich I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Food and server were GREAT but the food took a long time to come from the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Had a great gluten free anniversary dinner. Food was delicious! Worth the 35 minute drive. Will go again with the kids during the day so they can watch the planes!

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was hot and tasted fresh. Good, quick service.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

I have brought friends and family 3 times with the past 3 weeks. A great place to relax and enjoy your friends and family while eating great foods.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

It was very busy that evening and the service reflected that.
However, the staff were polite and professional and did not let the back up in the kitchen or bar effect them.
I will continue to recommend 121 and look forward to returning there myself.

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Love the food, but service is slow. No bread was brought to our table. No specials given. We ordered a main course and it took forever. Used to be better than that.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

A great get together spot whether being with family and friends. Great portions and attentive staff!

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

We had an excellent experience here for my mom's 80th birthday. The food was excellent and so was the service. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

A great restaurant to gather with either friends or family for either lunch or dinner. Attentive staff that makes helpful suggestions concerning foods and drinks. Great ambience as you can watch small planes land and take-off as you dine!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

We dined al fresco on the deck and enjoyed a great sunset. The food and service was very good.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Have been to 121 many times and once again it didn't disappoint. The food and service were very good somewhat noisy, as compared to my other visits. Still would recommend without concern. Nice distraction of planes landing ata local airport

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Nice place, good food.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

121 is always fantastic! Great food and service for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

We took our NH son and grandsons, ages 14 and 18, on Sunday, especially for lobster rolls. The food was delicious. Watching small planes and one jet take off and land was fascinating.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

very pleasant experience with delicious food and excellent service........

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Thank you. We came for lunch on Wednesday and for dinner on Thursday and will surely be back again soon.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

One of our favorite spots. Location is difficult to find if not familiar with the area. The views at the airport are fantastic at sunset. Visited for Fathers Day this time. Was slightly noisier than normal most likely due to the higher amount of young children. Service was a little less than what we have previously experienced also most like due to the volume of diners at a prime dinner time. Would recommend for a great food and dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

121 is always excellent. My wife and I go periodically, and the food and service never disappoints.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day lunch. Very loud inside Dining Room so we moved immediately to the lovely terrace. Cloth napkins and a nice venue. Had a app of yummy chicken wings, we had the jumbalaya special which was filled with chicken, mussels etc. I had a large burger, which was tasteless on a burger that tasted like it had burnt grill marks. We will give it another try.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Very good food and wood-fired pizza. Many choices on wine and beer.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

I took my nephew here and he loves airplanes. It was a great place .. food was excellent. Great to bring kids.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day is never the best time to go to any restaurant, but despite 121 being filled to capacity this past Sunday, the service was quite satisfactory and the food was great. I had the grilled salmon, fingerling potatoes and haricot verts, and the salmon was cooked to perfection and brought to the table hot, something that rarely happens at most restaurants even when they aren't being slammed with orders. Great job on a super busy day!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Great atmosphere, make reservations extra early if you want a window seat to watch the planes. It can be a little tough for kids, no changing tables in the restrooms so parents be aware you need to be prepared just in case.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Overall perfect day ,we had our mom out for lunch after a lengthy hospital stay an being wheelchair bound we thought it would have been a problem ,but,your staff stepped right in to accommodate and made us feel welcome .no problems whatsoever ,we thank you for that it was her day an you all made it thst way. Thank you. K. Bragg

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