Ordinary - New Haven

4.9
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
New Haven's Oldest Bar, located in the heart of the Historic Downtown Area. Comfort Food paired with Craft Cocktails. Due to COVID Regulations we are operating limited schedule open Thursday - Saturday 4:00 - 11:00.

Take a look at our menu at https://ordinarynewhaven.com/menus/

We hope to see you soon!

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
What 32 people are saying
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4.9
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4.9
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WendyB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is small and cozy but not crowded. Our waiter was fantastic and gave great drink suggestions and knew a lot about anything we asked him. Very friendly and helpful! The food was amazing! Small menu but each item was well thought out and everything we got was delicious! Roasted potatoes and cheese and meat board app and the Reuben and burger entries were all so good!!

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MirandaR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bar in New Haven! I love the Twin Peaks theme they have right now. Even without the amazing atmosphere, art, and service, they have the best drinks in the city.

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SusannahD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. As a non-drinker, I am always jealous of their creative cocktails. However, they were able to make me the most amazing mocktail.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to Tim and Ben for the excellent service

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Riss
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting drinks! All mixers, are homemade, with a creative twist.

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Amber
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twin peaks theme is amazing and will run through the summer. The manager is a sweetheart, and the servers are all really friendly and attentive. The kitchen closes at 10 pm, but their food is excellent. Get yourself breakfast for dinner and a damn fine cup of coffee.

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Lesley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best drinks in town and tasty snacks. Love the Twin Peaks pop up going on this summer.

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service, and vibe. The sliders and hot dog are especially killer.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. Didn’t catch his name though.

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EdWaz
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails excellent and fun! Food unbelievable (the burger is just WOW!)
Our service was exceptional!
We cannot wait to return....

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HeribertoL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, the best bar and bartenders in Connecticut. No questions about that. Knowledgeable and welcoming staff, in addition to their recommendations for cocktails, is amazing. Definitely coming back.

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Kurads
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dramatic cocktails that actually taste good!! Beautiful old school bar with modern technical skill. Go go go 🤎

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HalO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, cocktails, and small bites - a recipe for a wonderful evening!

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DinaF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did let myself or boyfriend go in. Tried calling their phone no answer. When at restaurant explained to them we were traveling from out of state they were Very dismissive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cute ambiance! It’s so fun to walk in and when they take you back it’s so romantic and cute! Food was really good! Try to beer cheese and drinks are all pretty specialty and strong!

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jesterjace
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and ambiance. We enjoyed trying a bit of everything from the drink menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food and cocktails are very good... Ambiance is cool. I am writing this review though in regards to the chicken skewers. $8 and you get ONE small chicken (thigh meat) skewer, which is absurd. Tasty, but not about price gauging. It should come with two. The food menu could use a few more items as well as the beers they offer. Otherwise I’m a fan of Ordinary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience while at Ordinary. Food and drinks are delicious and staff is amazing. Love the atmosphere, warm and inviting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular cocktails and warm atmosphere, a real gem!

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vipKristenC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Ordinary was excellent as always. Great food, unique cocktails and relaxed atmosphere.

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Susanne
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Their cocktails are outstanding! Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.

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MaraLeaVai
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys know what they are doing. Experts in craft cocktails and delicious food, they have created a fun and unique atmosphere for their guests. Last year I enjoyed taking part in a few of their virtual paring events and had so much fun. I was thrilled to spend a short but worth while visit sipping on The Vapors and finally inhaling a Doodle Burger. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipW0123
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

More Doodle Sauce!!

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Cherokee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordinary is the perfect place for an intimate night cap. The service was prompt, the drinks were exceptional and the ambiance was relaxing.

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JoseV
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed but they did not state that it was closed anywhere on their site or even on Google or here. Very disappointing!

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AllyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and excellent service~ Very cozy inside, too. Perfect spot for a romantic date or to meet up with friends.

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MaryBMumps
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our visit was excellent-food, drinks, service, Covid precautions. We shared the cheese and meat plate, I had the black bean burger and my BF had the Doodle burger. As always, the cocktails were top of the line. The remodeled interior looks great, socially distanced and added Covid precautions without killing the atmosphere. We'll be back.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the changes they made to accommodate for Covid. So glad to be back and feel totally safe. I’ve been craving those cocktails!

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mangiacomida
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails and superb atmosphere. Best bar in New Haven.

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Panda
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A staple in New Haven for residents and visitors. Back after some time away during the pandemic with a new feel, new vibe and elevated concept and service. Ordinary is a place you do not want to miss for date night or just a few cocktails in an elegant and quiet atmosphere. Safety precautions and cleanliness protocols were above and beyond. Very impressed. Will be back again and again. Probably will be back so often they will be tired of seeing me, will update review if that happens.

FAQs

Ordinary - New Haven offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 907-0238.

Ordinary - New Haven is rated 4.9 stars by 32 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.