Temple Grill

2.9
18 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

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The Temple Grill in New Haven, Connecticut serves patrons a delicious variety of signature sandwiches, as well as a build-your-own pasta menu and a selection of appetizers, while they enjoy a glass of wine in the relaxed atmosphere. The simple menu is filled with high-quality ingredients that elevate salads and sandwiches to something that borders on gourmet, and guests can also choose from a sampling of entrees such as grilled teriyaki chicken skewers or the Temple Grill’s signature seafood pie.

Customization is king at Temple Grill. Diners receive a salad card upon arrival, which they can use to create their own salad from the long list of ingredients and toppings. Build your own sandwich or pasta dish, and enjoy a variety of gluten-free options as well.

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2.9based on recent ratings
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2.6
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2.6
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2.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGoodview
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was terrible. The food was okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The staff were so preoccupied with their cell phones that we had to ask for water, silverware, napkins, and missing items several times. I don’t think I’ve seen a lazier staff in my entire life. Food was semi decent, but I would never go back bc of service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed, after receiving reservation confirmation twice (had to switch times, well before the half-hour grace period requested). No notice sent or posted on the restaurant itself. Phone number not working, either.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very upsetting that I made a reservation for 11am via Open table to park the cars (plural) - walk to Temple Grill - to see a sign that says they don’t open till 11:30am. We then left our cars had to google another place that hard brunch on a Saturday and walk 5 blocks so we didn’t have to find and pay for parking again - VERY DISAPPOINTED!! You would think that someone from Temple Grill would have seen our reservation prior to the opening time and contacted me.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town to show my nephew UNH and wanted somewhere quick to eat. This place has fantastic food, and great drinks. Nothing was expensive or overpriced and the portions were perfect sized for lunch. I had the fish and chips (half size), my wife had the meatloaf (half size) and my nephew had the Ravioli. My wife said it was some of the best meatloaf she has ever had and my nephew could not stop raving about the ravioli. This place is a win and if given the opportunity I will revisit. Parking was somewhat of a challenge. We ended up under the hotel across the street.

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AllieK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had the worst dining experience of my life here, especially during Covid. We were at the restaurant for an hour and a half and only got 2 apps. First of all, one of the apps we wanted was not available (which is fine), but secondly the 2 fried apps we got took 45 minutes to come out and the waitress never came back to apologize for the delay, refresh our drinks, even ask if we wanted to order entrees. When the apps were finally ready the waitress delivered them to our table without her mask on and quite literally threw them down and ran without saying a word or acknowledging the service/delay/unavailable item we wanted. We had to flag down a different waitress, who wasn't wearing her mask properly, to get us plates, silverware, and to finally refresh our drinks. The apps themselves, buffalo chicken egg rolls and fried mozzarella, were lukewarm and fine, definitely not worth the 45 minutes. They tasted like they came out of the freezer section of the grocery store. We then sat with empty plates and empty drinks in front of us for 25 minutes while we tried to flag down our waitress then any waitress to get our check so we can finally leave. The entire time we were watching 4 other waitresses walking around and standing at the bar with their masks off or below their nose while there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant at 6pm on a Saturday night. Even with flagging them none of the waitresses acknowledged us and our waitress never came to ask how things were and if we needed anything. After finally paying, the front door was locked as we were trying to leave (at 6pm on a Saturday???) so we then, for the last time, flag down a waitress without her mask on in order to let us out of this nightmare dining experience. I tried to call the restaurant the following few days in hopes to speak to a manager about our experience but the phone rang and rang and the answering machine wasn't set up so I was never able to speak anyone.

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TeganW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Too many people crammed in one dining area.

Not enough plexiglass.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Margaritas hit you slowly.

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RickO
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice, clean place, friendly service, good food, good prices.......I will recommend to my friends.

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Jianna
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I had to ask twice for napkins and the food was chewy.

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vipMamaMonkey
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service. They also make great drinks. The calamari is amazing add hot peppers for sure. Salads are very generous. All the food is very good and very generous portions.

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LynneM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I had a wonderful meal using the SALAD CARD at this restaurant. Great selection of greens, add ons, dressings. Service was attentive and efficient. Music was nice too. Highly recommment. Parking in New Haven is an issue - we parked at the Omni Hotel across the street which was $6.40 per hour. Pretty steep for parking. But the meal was great and offset our gripe about parking cost.

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CindySView
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Cute place- really good burgers. Small with tight seating.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I used to like Temple for the build your own salad. They now charge you .25 per vegetable and the other additions were a little excessive as well. For what would be an $11-$13 salad anywhere else was almost $20.

They also charge you to add lettuce and tomato to a burger.

I don't like when restaurants nickel and dime.

Also, the quality wasn't there for the price.

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vipTHFC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brought my teenage son and daughter here for lunch. The place has a nice casual feel and the waitress was very attentive. The veggie burger was delicious! My son made his own pulled pork and sautéed onion sandwich. He finished every bite! Best fries I’ve had in a long time.

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MinnyH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Temple Grill during the New Haven restaurant week. GREAT food, excellent service. Will recommend to friends and come back again in the future.

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vipGabrielleM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went for restaurant week. Got a new server who messed a few things up and the stuffing in the lobster was too much and too sweet. Better on a average day with a average menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had dinner before a show. Extremely loud to the point we could not have a conversation. Food was average.

FAQs

Temple Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Temple Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 773-1111.

Temple Grill is rated 2.9 stars by 18 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.