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Best American Restaurants in Hamden


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A photo of Haven Beer Co. - Hamden restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Hamden
Booked 23 times today
Welcome to Haven Beer Company- more than just a brewery. We have our own brews, plus guest beers, a full bar with craft cocktails, wine, and a menu of great food made in-house. Come in for lunch, dinner, or a beer. Great for large groups or smaller get together - Everyone is welcome!
A photo of Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Hartford
Buffalo Wild Wings in North Haven is a prime example of excellent American cuisine. The restaurant is highly praised by its patrons for its exceptional food and service. As reflected in the reviews, diners specifically appreciate the amazing food and the superb attention to service details. One reviewer commended the great atmosphere, food, and service, highlighting the diligence of their server who was constantly checking in to ensure a pleasant dining experience. These positive reviews underscore the restaurant's commitment to providing an authentic and high-quality American dining experience.
A photo of Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • New Haven
Booked 25 times today
The Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar has received rave reviews for its top-notch Steakhouse cuisine. As quoted from reviews, it is referred to as better than Mohegan's steakhouse, and "hands-down" the favorite steakhouse of many patrons. A variety of their dishes have been commended for being "outstanding" and "full of flavor", including their steaks, which are lauded for their quality. Many also praised the restaurant's service, describing it as "impeccable" and "excellent". Other lauded dishes include the macaroni and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, and octopus. To top it off, their service has been labelled as "fast and attentive", leading patrons to label Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar the best dining experience.
A photo of ZINC New Haven restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • New Haven
Booked 8 times today
ZINC New Haven is praised as possibly the best restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut and is celebrated for offering top-notch contemporary American cuisine. Many reviews laud ZINC as the best New American restaurant in CT, with its unique and delightful blend of Asian fusion flavors. The restaurant is known for providing a wonderful ambiance, great wait staff, and excellent food. Exceptional service quality even on busy days like Valentines Day has been highlighted in the reviews. The restaurant's creativity in fusing Asian elements into American favorites is also greatly appreciated. Furthermore, the restaurant's excellent customer service, from reservation to the end of the meal, has been repeatedly acknowledged. The quality of food is constantly praised, with dishes described as flavorful, delicious, and served in perfect portions. Decidedly, ZINC is a highly recommended destination for lovers of contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant - New Haven restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • New Haven
Booked 7 times today
Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant in New Haven is regarded as an embodiment of fine American cuisine. Patrons commend the array of "incredible food" on offer, with particular praise for dishes such as the croquettes, grilled calamari, and charred octopus. This gastronomic delight is further amplified by the "great service and atmosphere" that the restaurant strives to foster. Many guests find the setting "perfect" for dinner in New Haven, specifically recommending it for its "approachable, yet elegant" ambiance. The establishment has been acknowledged as "one of my all time favorite restaurants" and has earned a reputation for providing a "wonderful overall experience". Its "unique and delicious" food and drink have led to countless stellar reviews, solidifying Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant as a premier American dining destination.
A photo of South Bay restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • New Haven
Booked 11 times today
South Bay is a highly recommended Mediterranean restaurant situated right in the heart of downtown New Haven. Its prime location, within walking distance from Yale's old campus, caters to a wide range of palates offering a mix of seafood, red meats, and salads as well as tapas for those looking to savor smaller plates. Patrons rave about the "excellent food and service", particularly the pan-seared scallops and grilled salmon. "South Bay remains one of my 'to go to' restaurants" says one reviewer, lauding its inventive kitchen, reasonable prices, and selection of wines. The beautiful atmosphere, superb service, and live music provide an added touch to the overall dining experience.
A photo of Ordinary - New Haven restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • New Haven
Booked 4 times today
The Ordinary restaurant in New Haven is consistently praised for its exceptional service and delectable comfort food. Its ambiance, often described as the perfect blend of calmness, coolness, and sophistication, enhances its customers' dining experience. The food is frequently applauded as "moan worthy", "delicious", and "on point" with a particular shining review of their beer cheese as the best thing on the menu. Despite its limited menu, it's distinctive and unique presentation of dishes makes them stand out. Ordinary has gained a reputation as a welcoming haven, offering an elevated dining experience with a strong focus on comfort cuisine.
A photo of Heirloom - New Haven restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • New Haven
Booked 11 times today
Heirloom, located in New Haven, is a top-notch destination for Contemporary American cuisine. According to numerous reviews, the restaurant's food is consistently excellent, ranging from pasta dishes to bison steak. A standout for many customers is the wide variety of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients used in their meals. The outstanding cocktail options also receive special mentions. The atmosphere is appreciated for its modern, comfortable ambiance, and large windows that reflect back downtown New Haven. The servers are described as attentive, friendly, professional, and willing to make thoughtful recommendations. Despite occasional delays, guests repeatedly express their intentions to return, underscoring the overall satisfaction with their dining experiences at Heirloom.
A photo of Elm City Social restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • New Haven
Booked 7 times today
Elm City Social, situated in the heart of New Haven, boasts an exceptional reputation among its patrons for its fantastic American cuisine. Reviewers consistently rave about its great food, service, and unique cocktails. Diners find the menu creative and fun, with variety in standard-sized entrees and shareable plates. The restaurant excels in crafting innovative dishes such as the bean cakes, baked brie, the Elm City Burger, and the Chicken and Waffles with blueberry jam. The excellent dishes, matched with the wide selection of imaginative, top-notch cocktails, make every dining experience enjoyable. Repeat customers appreciate the waitstaff's attentiveness, making this restaurant a favorite go-to spot.
A photo of The Library Wine Bar & Bistro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • New Haven
Booked 16 times today
The Library Wine Bar & Bistro is renowned not only for its unique ambiance, but also for its exceptional American cuisine. The authenticity of its food offering is frequently lauded by satisfied customers, who rave about the "delicious" food and "outstanding" service. The restaurant receives high praise for its brunch, with the omelette chef earning specific commendation. Patrons speak highly of the "stellar service", and the "friendly and attentive" staff. The charming location and "lovely ambiance" are additional highlights for visitors, making every dining experience at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro a memorable one.
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