High George at the Blake Hotel

4.6
155 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Guidelines:
Each guest is required to order an entrée
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
$25/person no show fee

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 155 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MeganV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High George was absolutely amazing. We stayed in the hotel so it was super convenient and the food was AMAZING!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service and drinks. Menu is limited

KP
vipKimP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with beautiful rooftop views. I had the chicken, which was absolutely delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Gorgeous place horrible drink and food menu. Probably the worst options in a restaurant I’ve been told. Best option was a rigatoni bolognese that wasn’t better the chef Boyardee. This would be the perfect spot if they actually had a menu, literally throw the whole menu away.

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YuliyaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food1service1ambience4

For the price I’d rather grab a sandwich in a local grocery store.

RK
RachelK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a special occasion! The food and cocktails are delicious. The environment is very fun!

JB
JBH44
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and particularly good service. We weren’t rushed and it was overall a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My partners and I enjoyed everything about it.

JS
vipJoeS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dishes, keep the lamb and chicken ... Service was still a little new and was just ok

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a special meal!!

AM
AlM611
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food were very good. We came on a rainy evening and sat outdoor under a glass enclosure that had a drip leak near our table hitting our arm. Ambience could have been a bit better, but overall very good.

AE
AmandaE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, delicious drinks & food, wonderful service. Will definitely come back.

KW
KimW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance and food. The short ribs were fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

LW
LisaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most beautiful experience from beginning to end. We were greeted and seated at the perfect high top at the open window. The constant breeze and sunset were perfect. My daughter and I shared our entrees of chicken and salmon and enjoyed it very much. We will come again!

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CarlosP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, very attentive and professional. The food was delicious. I recommend this restaurant for a nice date night.

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vipPamela
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Lovely location on the top of the hotel BUT too sunny even at 6 PM--no shades on the upper windows. I spent much of the meal shading my eyes during dinner to talk to the person across the table.
When I was seated (waiting for the rest of my party to get there) the waitress did not explain the Q code in the middle of the table that was the menu. After I ordered my drink, I asked for a paper copy of the menu and was first told to use my phone. I had to insist on a paper menu.
Our hamburgers were too well done (and I understand they are smash burgers) although the fries were delicious.
When we pulled into the driveway to valet parking, we were told that there was no valet parking for diners--only for guests staying. Perhaps the sign at the beginning of the driveway might have noted that.
All in all, I would not hurry back to High George.

AL
AbigailL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining at High George was wonderful! The staff is friendly and accommodating and provided great dinner recommendations. The food was fantastic - highly recommend the short ribs and the burger. The atmosphere is also great - even on a night with poor weather and the window flaps down, the lush plants and lighting were beautiful. Great place for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly this is the only rooftop in New Haven and it's terrible. There is no view and the drinks sucked.

Worst of all, the service is extremely snobby and rude. I made a reservation on opentable for my last weekend at Yale. My plan was to go for after dinner drinks and dessert. After I told the server that, the attitude completely changed.

We ordered two drinks and panna cotta. The panna cotta was gelatinous and disgusting so we didn't want to get more desserts.

However, I was willing to spend more money on some fancy drinks. The waiter kicked us out without even asking if we wanted another drink. That is unbelievably rude. Didn't stay more than 40 minutes and glad I didn't.

I think they were just mad that we didn't order any food. Has anyone ever heard of after dinner drinks? Usually that's how a lot of rooftops gain business, by keeping customers drinking expensive cocktails.

Any rooftop in NYC would let customers stay and order more drinks for way better views. High George needs to get off of its high horse and provide better customer service.

RJ
vipRJR10
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food has dropped a notch in quality and we were disappointed after looking forward to a great meal. Ambience is Excellent and hoping that they improve quality of food. The rigatoni bolognese actually tasted like it came out of a can, mushroom toast was pretty good and shrimp appetizer was good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! So impressed with the service, food (the striped bass was delightful) and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!

JS
JemS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good and the staff was very friendly and helpful as well as accommodating. My whole party had a good time. We just had a few guests get lost when they followed the address on the reservation. It took them to a residential area 15 minutes away. They eventually found their way but something to look at by the restaurant.

AI
AliceI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating with an overnight stay at the beautiful Blake Hotel and dinner at High George. Everything we ordered, all gluten free, was delicious and beautifully presented! Service was excellent. Recommend the short ribs, black sea bass and roasted heirloom carrot appetizer!

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RachelK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! The cocktails were DELICIOUS. Food was just as good if not better. The service was great and we loved the vibe. I just wish we could’ve stayed longer than 90 min! 😂 We’ll be back!

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Chat
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was the amazing place for having dinner, drinking, hanging out with friends

KH
KatelynnH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at high George! Great service and wonderful food! The view and ambience was spectacular!!

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karen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent! First time going and getting in from the hotel was not intuitive or very clear. Someone from the restaurant should stand downstairs or they should post signs. Since the restaurant is outside, they should have had an option to lower a shade so the sun doesn’t set directly in your eyes. It was hard to see! But the food and service was great. Awesome environment to hang out. A bit loud, since it is outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to dine in New Haven. Great ambiance and decor. Excellent service and good food. No complaints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good, drinks very good. Downside is it was super hot and they had tarps covering the view and the windows closed. So it was super hot and there was no breeze. Most annoying, its a rooftop bar but there is no view. Basically a really hot version of any good restaurant in New Haven. Drinks and apps were on point though and service was good as well.

We got kicked out promptly at the 1:30hr limit.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

This experience was not quite what we were expecting. Fist of all, I rec'd a phone call a few hours before our reservation from someone form the restaurant. She had a set of rules for us to follow including the statement that everyone on the reservation must order an entree. After many years of dining out, this is the first time this has happened. Not quite sure what the rationale behind that was. Kind of offputting though.

When we arrive at the rooftop we discovered a) that it was enclosed and b) that it was very very hot up there. There was no city view due to the fact that the windows were covered. There was also very little airflow making the experience a but challenging.

The food was fine but not quite up to to the price point that was charged. The salmon was quite good but the side of farro with vegetables was so salty it could not be eaten.

The crispy chicken was fine but, again, not quite worthy of the price. One piece was very fatty/gristly and could not be eaten.

Drinks were delicious and well prepared but nit sure we'll be back.

SM
vipSabrinaM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A friend and I were reconnecting after some time apart. We had a lovely dinner! The spring crudités was delicious. I had the stripped bass which was perfect. The cocktails were deliciously crafted!

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SallyW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the salmon, the atmosphere and service!

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Cooo
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambience and service; good food; fun drinks!

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vipLiam
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Prix fixe menu was pretty good, but not amazing. Drinks were kinda disappointing for the price. But still overall a great experience with awesome view and ambience, and really good service!

LH
LizaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!
Not too many appetizer selections would have liked to see more!

SL
SusanL
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the prettiest venues in New Haven, both in the restaurant itself and the fabulous View over the city. The table configuration is good both from a safety perspective and pleasantness. Food menu is limited but everything we had was very good, drinks delicious as well. Staff pleasant and helpful

WV
WandaV
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, however I would of loved to see more choices on the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Too loud, everything else was great

CT
CTDiner3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had since the last time I ate there six months ago. The food is phenomenal.

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JOSEM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, food was not expensive and the view was phenomenal.

DT
DenaT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great drinks - attentive staff. Loved the decor etc. Will definitely be back!

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 4.6 stars by 155 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.