South Bay

4.4
117 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
In early 2019, the Siguenza Family welcomed the newest additions to the JS Restaurant Group with the openings of South Bay New Haven and South Bay Greenwich. These are the eighth and ninth restaurants for the Siguenzas as they continue to share their creativity, energy, and passion to provide an exquisitely warm and welcoming dining experience in the communities they serve.

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 117 people are saying
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DanN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor setting is very vibrant and enjoyable. There is the unfortunate rumble of hotrods/motorcycles and loud car music on occasion but that comes with the on street dining. The service, food and staff were very good. Whether you are a couple, or a group you will find the experience very enjoyable. It was important for them to make you feel good and that is a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal during Restaurant week. Lots of choices, quick and courteous service, delicious food that’s perfectly seasoned.

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Sierra
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I was absolutely impressed by their professional service.

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MelissaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased we tried this spot. Service was OUTSTANDING! From the hostess, to the server, to the manager stopping over to say hello and check in with us, OUTSTANDING! We can’t wait to return again. High end food with a casual vibe. We had apps, main and dessert. Wine and cocktails and ended with espressos. A+!

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LauraB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a very nice experience. The food was much better than I expected. I would definitely return.

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michaelk
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at South Bay. Went during restaurant week. Food was delicious. We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Great outdoor seating. Food was excellent. Cocktails are refreshing. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was incredibly slow, inattentive. Brought out the wrong drinks. Food was ok

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ChristopheZ
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic value for high quality food

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Tiffany
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside environment is great, and the utilization is not quite high even during the restaurant week which is great during the pandemic

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LindaFromNewHaven
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside on a chilly October night, made comfortable by the propane heaters. The menu is extensive and varied. My red snapper was excellent - the side of asparagus less so and not worth $7.00. The wine list is interesting and a little pricey. Service was attentive. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff needs to be trained.

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LMJCT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a girls night to celebrate a friends birthday. The have unforeseen and outdoor dining, food was delicious and our server was lovely. Menu has many diverse and unique offerings. I am craving the roast duck breast over butternut squash with blueberry compote tapa. This was my second time here BTW and won’t be my last. Highly recommend. You do not need a special occasion to go here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Overall the restaurant is fine/good except for the service we had on a Saturday night. After being seated it took over 10 minutes to get menus and water. After we got water and ordered our food. Our food came, it just took really long. That might be okay if we had our server check on us once awhile. They dropped our apps, no follow up, dinner, no follow up. We had to wait over 15 minutes to ask for the bill and eventually asked the hostess to help. After getting the bill it took an additional 10 minutes to process payment and get it back. I believe our servers got distracted by a group of college girls at another table so ours along with at least another couple who also asked the hostess for our bill, we're neglected.

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CrystalB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. It took quite a while for us to get our dinner, but we didn’t even care after it finally came because it was one of the best meals we’d had. Being from Boston, we were beyond impressed. It was unexpected. We landed there randomly, using Open Table. The wine list was superb also. Great location, too.

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vipMelissaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Other than the hostess having no idea what she was doing (and openly admitted to the fact), it was a very good dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Great food, service and value. A consistent favorite in New Haven.

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LaurenG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I went for dinner a few weeks ago and it was amazing, nothing but good things to say. Good service, great food & drinks! Cute outdoor seating area. I also went for happy hour and it was OK. They have good deals but you can tell they cut corners at happy hour. Would recommend for dinner though.

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AmyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was ok, it could have been better. We ordered the shrimp cocktail and it came out warm. Server took it off the bill, but still could have been avoided.

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vipChisportsgirl
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My second time dining and it did not disappoint
Great drinks great food

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vipJeff
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was delighted to finally return to South Bay, and especially glad that, since the last time I dined there, the restaurant had joined OpenTable. The fixed price lunch is an amazing "deal." Terrific choices and the food is beautifully executed. I'll certainly return again and again! (Amazing Brussel Sprout and Risotto appetizer; and a perfect grilled salmon!)

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DoreenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great variety on the menu, love the vibe, awesome service, never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ordered a huge assortment of delicious appetizers and entrees. The food came out fresh, warm, and prompt. The indoor atmosphere was very nice as well and the staff were attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Very good tapas selection. Great for outdoor dining.

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SuzanneT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous menu with some very unusual dishes and very tasty too. The service was very good and wait staff very efficient and friendly. This was my first time here and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a FANTASTIC meal! Biggest issue is that we couldn’t try the whole menu in one sitting! Will definitely be back :)

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BernardL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy outdoor seating. Considering how difficult it is to find staff these days, they did a good job.

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BobB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good . It is a very enjoyable place

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TheWarthog
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The waiter needs training, and neglected us for most of the meal. He forgot our water and some of our order, and was impatient. The busboy was nice and worked hard.

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TSTS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My $12 cocktail tasted like mouthwash. They were willing to revise it for me, thank God, and it became drinkable. Sausage cavatelli was gross, I would’ve rather had Easy Mac and a hot dog. Unbelievable pricing for below average food and drinks. Countless other restaurants in New Haven offering products of much higher value for much lower cost.

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Meggie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot for brunch!! Best spot for people watching and just hanging out with friends as well. Good wine list and great cocktail list! I highly recommend the eggplant stack.

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Met27
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We are outside on college street. The show was on with harleys and muscle cars making a lot of racket. The good was good. We enjoyed ourselves.

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vipPorcospino
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped here for dinner with my son. Restaurant is on a busy block of restaurants on College Street a block south of Yale old campus . It has outdoor and indoor seating.
FOOD: Mediterranean with good selection of seafood and salads while still offering red meats. A tapas menu is also offered for diners who wish to sample small plates. Grilled salmon with greens and favs beans was excellent and braised short ribs were very tender. Portions are on the large side. Grilled octopus tapas was excellent.
SERVICE: despite it being very busy, our server was attentive and very prompt. Definitely superior service.

OVERALL: Food is very good with many healthier options (lots of vegetables and seafood options) but with enough options to probably please most people.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We made a reservation and visited while visiting the area. The decor was cute, and we are outside. It was a Friday night, and it was very busy.

The reason it missed the mark is 3-fold:
1. After we were seated, the waitstaff gave us a few moments and immediately asked for our order, would not leave and definitely rushed our order. Then it was a good 20 min before we received the food or any drinks. It was an odd pacing, and weird to feel pressured to order immediately.

2. The food was very - meh. From pastas to salads to calamari- all dishes were below average. Especially given the price.

3. For some reason, the music was so loud that it was very hard to have a conversation. There were 4 of us, and the people across could not hear.

Cute vibe, and appreciate hard working staff, but would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was great. Both the tapas and the main course. However the desert could be better. And some desert was in available even though it was on a menu.

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AAM1
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice setting with outdoor seating.
Food presentation was beautiful. The meats were cooked well and well seasoned. Some of the sides like Israeli couscous and quinoa were little more bland by themself but were delicious together

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and portions

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Waitress was not present and brought courses at the wrong time. Food was great, but subpar service detracted from the overall experience.

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LMJCT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a group of 12 with time constraints. Our server was so kind and made sure we had the best experience. Good was delicious. Everyone had something different. Would definitely come back. Cocktails made just right..not too sweet and wine was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. The service was very good and the menu is quite nice. Go for the oysters to get rolling.

FAQs

South Bay offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (475) 241-3996.

South Bay is rated 4.4 stars by 117 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.