The food was delicious and the service was perfect.
It's a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, friendly accommodating staff and great food. This restaurant is our go-to for the specials of the day and a great burger.
Had a great night out for Valentine’s Day. Food came out very quickly, but it was very hard to get water or another soda when it wasn’t that busy. Cheese plate was very underwhelming, so I highly recommend not getting it.
Went for Valentines Day... special menu was excellent to choose from. Slightly pricey but service and ambience makes for a great evening
Poor service overall and food was good, but nothing exceptional .
This wonderful neighborhood restaurant is great fun...lovely vibe...good food, well priced and excellent service. Nice overall experience and easy place to keep coming back to.
Food was good. Service was good. Nice atmosphere to meet and chat with friends.
My family has eaten at PCT many times. The food had been consistently well above average. Service was great. But, our last few visits have been below normal. Tonight, we realize that subpar is the new norm at PCT. I don’t think we are alone in that opinion.
The restaurant was not busy on a Saturday night.
Our food tonight was unacceptable. But, finding someone to discuss it with was impossible. When the food was served, I balked at my chicken sandwich having a pool of basically buffalo sauce (not aioli spread on a bun) drowning it. I started scraping off some of it when our server walked up. When I complained, Gabrielle, our server, shrugged her shoulders and said that’s how it is served, then walked away. That’s basically the last we saw of her. No one ever did a check back to ask how our food was until it was time for plates to be cleared (and that was by the bus person).
My sandwich was the little issue tonight. My daughter’s calamari (her main course) was rubbery and had no lemon served with it. My husband and I thought she was being picky, until we tried it. The dish was awful. But, we couldn’t get anyone’s attention to complain until the bus boy asked to clear dishes. We sent 3/4 back and told him it was not his fault, but it was terrible. Again, no response.
We tried to find a manager (on a Saturday night you would expect a check-in at some point). Again, no luck.
When the check came, we were charged in full for the entire meal.
Until I hear they have improved I would recommend not frequenting this locale. Frankly, we get better service at Friday's: the food is about the same, and it's much more inexpensive (with tip our meal was over $80 tonight).
Save yourself the frustration and disappointment. Find a different restaurant.
Awesome lunch! Short Rib Grilled Cheese may have been best sandwich of my life! Philly Cheese fans take notice!!!!!
We went for New Year's Eve and had a lovely dinner. The southern beets were outstanding. We also liked how there were wine choices with each entree item on the menu.
A few friends got together for dinner. I had been here before so thought my friends would like it.
The service was great, the dining room did not feel crowded and the decor was very rich. The food was wonderful and my friends thanked me for finding such a great restaurant for our get together
I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was excellent and service was very good. The restaurant has a parking lot in the back which is always a plus. Besides a wine list, beer list, the cocktails were different but good. We had the shrimp and grits and short ribs for dinner both were awesome, for apps we had the tuna and brussels sprouts that were out of this world.
Great service and food. Our waiter Derrick was awesome. Bring back chocolate chip cookies for dessert
Such great food and not crowded at all, the server named Abby is so much fun and provided excellent service all night. My family was pleasantly surprised. Forget Elis, we're coming here.
Had a great meal and excellent service. Little noisy but the ball game was on and people cheering plus the entertainment. I would expect that. Lots of people there for a Wednesday night!
Met my daughter for dinner and we had a very nice evening. I had a salad with crab cake which was delicious followed by The flourless chocolate cake. Service was wonderful and the ambience of the restaurant was lovely.
I always like this restaurant but this time I would say that the food was not as good as it usually is. I had the Eggs Benedict with crabmeat and the eggs were overcooked, there was too little Hollandaise sauce, and the hash browns were not cooked properly. Normally the restaurant's food is better than this. On the other hand, two other people with me liked their food.
I do applaud the restaurant for an unusual menu!
We were in a lovely room but a large group was making so much noise (too many Mimosas!) that we had to leave. I don't blame the restaurant for this but it did not contribute to the experience.
Very good evening out with my grandparents. Still my favorite spot in the area.
Presentation nice. Food was so bland. Won't be back.
Delicious brunch with extremely pleasant service. PCT benedict was fabulous . Very relaxing and enjoyable brunch.
It was an amazing date night. I had been here with my parents here a couple of times before and had good experiences, but I wanted to really impress this girl I had just started dating. We started with some oysters which we enjoyed very much. For entrees, I had a special which was this beautiful NY Strip with brussel sprouts and cheesy bread. As someone who doesn't like brussel sprouts, I ate every one. My girl had the salmon, and she loved it as well. Great ambiance and probably my favorite place in the area. Great for Quinnipiac and Yale students to have date nights in the area to get off campus for awhile.
Really poor service, and the food was not up to our expectations. We've been many times, but brunch is not something we will do again.
This restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem! I have dined here several times and it is always consistent in it's service and quality of its dishes.
Excellent menu with something for everyone. The Jambalaya was superb, deliciously spicy but not to the extent of obscuring other flavors. And the Filet Mignon was like butter with a cooked spinach that was very flavorful and tender (I generally do not like cooked spinach and often find it a bit tough to chew). I will order it again. The service was superb. Server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive but not hovering. A real gentleman who obviously likes his job and the restaurant and when asked, was able to give us some information about what the current owner did to make it into such a beautiful place. We have been to Park Central three times and have sat in the dining room each time. The decor is tasteful: wood paneling, a cork floor that is both sound dampening and very comfortable to walk on. Vaulted ceiling is sensational! We will return again...and again.
Sunday Brunch menu was great. We sat outside and it was beautiful . Our server was attentive and friendly. The choices were many and there was specials available as well.
Celebrating my engagement!
Food last night was one of the best meals I've had. Fried green tomato appetizer was outstanding. Duck ready w curry was perfect. Service was quick and polite. Always an awesome selection of beers on tap. Definitely a favorite spot.
Pleasant environment but poor service and poor food. Stay in the bar and drinks only.
On our way back home, my husband and I were trying to decide where to go. Used OpenTable to find a restaurant in our path and chose Park Central. Food was outstanding, very friendly and attentive service. Would definitely go back.
We chose the tasting menu with wine paring and the chef did a magnificent job with very creative dishes. The wines chosen were appropriate and good quality.
Not to complain but the quantity of wines was more than we are used to and much went unconsumed because of the need to drive. But all in all a very creative chef.
Good food and a pleasant experience
Perfect last minute stop for family group of 7.
All were very satisfied.
Brought my family here for the first time on father's day for brunch. Service was good. The food was fresh. The menu selections were creative. Will return to experience the regular menu soon!
Brunch selection was outstanding. All a happy with our food. The drinks had a lot to be desired. The Bloody Mary didn't taste like fresh mix and the mimosa was watered down. Not our first time eating brunch, never had an issue in the past.
A very pleasant brunch outside on the patio. Food was excellent; service was a bit lacking ( long times without seeing our waitperson, had to ask for and then wait a while for coffee refill. But overall a really lovely brunch.
We've been coming to New Haven for years to attend the Jazz Series at the Lyman Center and we like to try different restaurants for dinner. This is our favorite yet! We appreciated the comfortable seating in the small but tastefully decorated dining room. The food was superb, starting with crispy Brussels sprouts. Oysters were tasty but way too small. Beer and wine choices were good and varied. The short ribs were wonderfully tender and were complimented perfectly by cheese grits and spinach. My wife loved the crusted salmon just as much. Service was friendly and prompt. Prices were about right. We will certainly return.
IT's Back!!!!! The best neighborhood restaurant. We took my sister who is visiting from Florida and consideres herself a foodie, was blown away by every single app and dinner. Here's the menu, for apps, there always great meatballs with ricotta and the best fresh tomato sauce, I'm Italian, I know great sauce, plus the Brussel sprouts, crispy and flavored with crisp bacon and a sweet and sour magic...perfect,... the best tuna tartare ever, I was dining at a very expensive restaurant Monday, and their tuna tartare was overly sweetened and expensive...no comparison. We also shared the Knudi, a delicate ricotta gnocchi, with pieces of a delicious ham, fresh peas shaved Padano cheese and topped with perfectly cooked fried egg...A MUST, after all that, we all had burgers, and for burger people, they were exceptional, mine was medium rare, and that's hard to get anywhere, chefs seem to undercook or most often overcook. Served with crispy fries, you could also have salad, but why bother counting calories after that feast!!!! and once again, finish off with the Beigets and chocolate sauce....just perfect
The main course was very good; the duck was tender and flavorful. The arugula salad was drowning in too much dressing.
Graduation lunch was phenomenal! They were packed so things took a little longer than normal but the food was sooooo worth the wait, and the staff was so friendly and accommodating!
Such a memorable brunch!
We had an amazing brunch. Everything was fresh and delicious. We started with Avocado Toast. My husband had the crab cake Eggs Benedict, which he loved. I had the traditional Eggs Benedict. The eggs were cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. Our server was wonderful and was helpful in offering menu selection ideas. Highly recommend bringing friends and family when you are in Hamden. Perfect for a celebration brunch for all of you local college parents. A definite A+++.