High George at the Blake Hotel

4.4
196 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Guidelines:
1hr 30min table limit for parties of 2
2hr table limit for parties of 3 or more
Parties of 8 or more please call to reserve

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 196 people are saying
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I’ve been going to High George for a couple years and love it! Great location and ambiance. The staff at High George are phenomenal! They are always professional, courteous and accommodating. The food used to be interesting now it is fir lack of better wire “terrible”. I understand this is bar food, but paying $18 got 8 almonds with paprika (terrible) six olives ( only thing that was edible) and a few tasteless potato chips? Highly disappointing. The worst was the choice of “seafood” . We got cockles. They come in a tin, were salty and oily, inedible. Also FYI none of the choices were “date” food . Anchovies?

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JennieW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

High George was awesome. As a person that eats at different restaurants, I liked the ambience and the atmosphere. Food is a little pricey. The salmon was really really good and the Brussel sprouts to die for. Butter nut squash soup as well. I wish they had mashed potatoes! They don't :) I would definitely come back.

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Jason
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Not advertised that they aren’t serving food anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Came down to New Haven was staying at The Blake- was redirected from bar upstairs to downstairs bar/restaurant- much more what we needed- bar upstairs had just bar snacks no food!
They were very accommodating!

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NancyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

When it is busy it can be loud in there. Steak was a little tough but the tomato soup is out of this world.

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EduardoM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for a nice date downtown. The ambiance is nice and the drinks are good. The service was very attentive and the food was delicious too. It's hard to get a reservation for sunset time so plan in advance

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Bella
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the aesthic! The setting was perfect for date night or a girls night out. I wish I was there for sunset. I had a delicious dish of salmon.

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S123
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s not really outside seating—they had the retractable roof partway open, but then closed it halfway through our meal. This was pretty frustrating because the reservation on Opentable said “outside” and I called to confirm that with the restaurant, which said, “It’s all outside seating.”

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vipmitchell
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time and it was terrific. Great staff, incredible drinks and the space is such a plus for New Haven!!! The spicy tomato soup with grilled cheese crotons, the chicken liver pate, tuna tartare was delicious, then the pan roasted chicken was reminiscent of salt and pepper shrimp in the best Chinese restaurant. Also the smashed burgers was a hit...leave room for the gelato!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the dining experience was amazing and the food was fantastic! only issue was trying to contact the restaurant because no one would answer the phone for 2 days! but eating there made up for it!

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SamP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The cauliflower entree was good but the portion is too small. I almost never finish a meal but I felt like I needed to order more food after finishing it. I would recommend getting an appetizer if you are dead set on getting the cauliflower for your main meal. That being said, the food was very good & I’d be interested in trying more. The service definitely could have been more attentive, but the ambiance of the place was very nice.

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CinthiaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and gorgeous cozy little spot on the roof. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was not really outdoor dining as many of windows were closed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so nice ! Food was delicious ! Music was great !!!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful roof top dining

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the rooftop dining experience at High George! The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly and attentive. This is a very cool spot and a must try for new haven locals and visitors!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks were outstanding! Food was very good. It is a small place, so it can get a little loud, especially late in the night as the drinks get flowing. The sunset wasn’t great on the day my wife and I were there, but you can see how it could be beautiful. Overall, a nice spot for a date night or a night cap.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff were very kind. The outdoor terrace was perfect on a summer evening - no bugs and perfect temperature.

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Sara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Limited menus and no specials. Food was good, not outstanding and very overpriced. The location is beautiful. We were there on a 90 degree evening. I wish they had some shades, no way to get out of the sun. It was also a huge turn off that you had to give a credit card to make reservations and they charge you if you cancel late or no show. Also annoying that you get email confirmation request day prior and then they call you day of to confirm. You’d think it was Spago!!

SG
SusanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was marvelous in every way! LOVED the menu. The vibe was perfect for our annual girls night birthday celebration

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Momop
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food didn’t come out all at the same time. We had two people that needed to wait another 15 mins for their meals while everyone else waited to eat their own meals. So their food was cold by the time everyone had their plates. But overall it was a beautiful place and very friendly staff. Things happen! I would definitely come back :)

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CharlesG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, nice sunset, a bit noisy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was my daughter’s birthday- no one acknowledged
The food is way overpriced and no one was crazy about their entrees.

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FoodieGuy
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love to come here. That said, the menu keeps gerri g smaller and smaller, probably a reflection of the time in which we live. Food is delicious, drinks are perfect and the ambience is unmatched.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! This was my fourth time visiting High George and they never disappoint! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Rude staff - when original reservation was made on open table, we were not prompted to have to purchase an entree or two appetizers. Was told upon arrival that this was the case, even tho if this was meant to be a cocktail spot. Seated us in a very sub-par location and took >30 minutes to get first drink. Rooftop is beautiful and view is best in area. Drinks are weak and food is average at best. Ambience>food/drink

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RobertG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food service and atmosphere, great location. Good value for the price. When the sun is out it is way too strong on the half of the diner facing out with no blinds. A bit hot as well although fans move the air well

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great!

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Shawna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and the ambiance superb. The sunset was gorgeous.

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RR58
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu was much improved from previous visits. Delicious, adequate portions. Only critique is that customers would benefit from some kind of shade from the afternoon sun - which was wonderful and blinding at the same time. Some kind of see-through shades that would at least mute the direct sun that happens right at the critical happy hour time would be a great improvement. Otherwise, great experience.

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Snooty
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Just enough lighting. Music level was perfect background. I was able to talk at a soft volume and everyone could hear each other. Friendly staff and excellent service. Food was impressive, yet it’s time for a new menu. The dessert (triple chocolate cake) was clearly commercial bought. It was ok, but would have preferred something more custom. Nonetheless, will return and recommend.

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Bean
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wish the menu had more options but what I had was delicious

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vipPampell
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Everyone was so friendly and we were seated quickly! The food was all good and the signature cocktails were amazing as well! We will definitely be back!

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vipPhilly
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Love, love the smoked turkey drummettes! Our waiter was beyond superb. This was my second visit and the menu seemed pared down a bit. Understandable given the times and pandemic. The only issue is the sun beating us up. This happened the first time as well. Not sure how to address this issue. Still, I would probably return.

FAQs

High George at the Blake Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 390-5352.

High George at the Blake Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.