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South Bay

4.4
4.4
240 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.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (475) 241-3996

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Cross street

    Chapel & Crown Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking & Public Lots.South Bay Mediterranean Kitchen validates parking after 4PM on Crown Street Garage.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 240 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connecticut

    Mediterranean

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the bartender even made me a drink that was not on the menu.
  2. AG

    AllisonG

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went there for my birthday dinner. We got the Surf and Turf and the Paella. They were both absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back again. The other meals and tapas around us looked and smelled amazing.
  3. MK

    MarisaK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Waitress was wonderful -- attentive, friendly and thoughtful. The rest of the restaurant staff was also very efficient and pleasant.
  4. KP

    KathyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was atrocious, we had to move because it started to rain and server never completed are order, we had to remind him. He also never asked if everything was okay, nor came back to ask if we wanted anything else to drink and the food was just okay. We waited 20 minutes before we had to get up and ask for the check. Would have been easy to dine and dash. Awful
  5. s

    shnh

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place for a working lunch. Prices are a little high but food is tasty and nicely presented. Outdoor seating a plus.
  6. CT

    CTChar

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good but not memorable. Regardless, I enjoyed it. My two fellow diners were very pleased with their dishes. I didn't feel that the Mediterranean influence in the menu was measurable. I was expecting some Middle Eastern/Northern Africa dishes. Also, unfortunately, our table was near a speaker in the ceiling so, at times, it was a little noisy for conversation purposes. The staff was very courteous and pleasant. I would visit SouthBay again and try other entrees.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio
  8. T

    Teacher1

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar for dinner and the bartender made delicious drinks as well as was attentive. The food was outstanding! We both ate the hanger steak which was cooked to perfection and the truffle mashed potatoes were heavenly.
  9. WS

    WStork

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service and the outdoor dining on College Street was fun. The salads, beet carpaccio in particular, were excellent. Very fresh greens, well and flavorfully dressed. The duck breast entree was done just right, and the flavors blended beautifully. Alas, the paella was over cooked, as if it had been too long under the broiler at the finish. The result was dry and relatively flavorless, despite a good selection of seafood.
  10. DM

    DonnaM

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was good. We all had the 2 course prix fixe brunch, which offers a lot of variety at a good price. Like nearly all restaurants these days, I think they are understaffed which led to some service delays and forgotten items. It was all good in the end, and I would go again.
  11. CR

    ChristinaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Our server was lovely and very accommodating. When we told her we wanted to take our time she gave us lots of space but was still attentive. My food was good, the steak tartare and sea scallops. My husband ordered the lamb lollipops and the duck entree…both over cooked by A LOT. He should have sent both back but is the type of person that feels bad doing so so he ate them but it was shocking that the chefs would overcook both those dishes by such measure. As he put it “the duck was murdered twice”.
  12. MT

    MimiT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time!!! We’ll definitely be back!
  13. CP

    ColinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed lunch outside South Bay earlier this week and had a wonderful experience. Sitting in the shade under an umbrella, my colleague and I enjoyed selections from the Prix-Fixe menu where I thoroughly enjoyed a sizeable Meditteranean salad and perfectly proportioned Pappardelle Bolognese. My friend had the Brussel Sprout salad and Chicken Milanese. Both plates were tasty and filling. Service was attentive the pricing was reasonable. Highly recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Appetizers were tasty. Main course my group ordered were acceptable except Hanger steak. Hanger steak was not well prepared - meat was very tough. Desserts were tasty. Very poor service. While the food was brought quickly, the server did not show up after this for an hour. The room had flies and small bugs on the wall. The room inside did not have proper air conditioning. Overall average experience and do not recommend this restaurant.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely terrific. Food was great service on par and can’t wait to go back again.
  16. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was very nice and accommodating. Made certain we were on time for 8:00 show At Shubert Food was very good. Nice balance of flavors. Portions were spot on
  17. JL

    JLWatl

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Friendly service and we ordered fish and pasta. Mussels were pretty good for appetizer.
  18. JW

    JudgeWhalley

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was terrific. The dishes were interesting and perfectly cooked and delicious (halibut, scallops and crispy goat cheese salad were particularly good)
  19. JE

    JaneE

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had Father's Day dinner. Service was great. Tables are very close together. Fortunately, no one was seated right next to us. My son-in-law had the hanger steak. Unfortunately, it was cooked well not medium rare. We sent it back without issue. The scallops are very very good. I would also recommend the Brussels sprouts! They were amazing!
  20. C

    Chelesa

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and unique menu. Would recommend to anyone visiting New Haven.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, delicious food, friendly staff.
  22. S

    Suzette

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    South Bay is so convenient to the Shubert. I enjoy going there. The Scallop Tapas plate was great. Dessert was an Orange Flan topped with blue powder. Could have used more flavor. They had two kids playing guitar that was just right!! That said, I would go back.
  23. H

    Holly

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Decent food. Music and noise level was loud. Servers were friendly, but could be more attentive.
  24. d

    docmarcia

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate outside, they have a good amount of outdoor space. We love the food- fried artichokes, branzino with arugula, scallops with risotto cakes were all well-presented and delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great place!
  26. GP

    GeorgeP

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable dinner. This restaurant has a wide ranging menu - from Tapas to full entrees. Food is always very good. We especially enjoyed the calamari, eggplant burrata and the Risotto fritters. From past experience, i also recommend the Charcuterie Good selection of wines by the glass and the bottle. Attentive service.
  27. PO

    PamelaO

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food at reasonable prices. The wait staff was great too.
  28. JD

    JulieD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was very good but a bit pricey. We were seated outside on the street (blocked off for seating) so there was quite a bit of road noise. Parking was a nightmare. Service was good, however a bit slow. We will likely go back but perhaps reserve a table inside instead.
  29. CS

    CarolS

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 4 shared tapas and paella, plus a couple desserts. It was all delicious, the service excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Thank you for a wonderful evening celebrating our son's graduation.
  30. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The food was OK. The hostess was very good. We were ignored by our terrible server who spent most of his time hanging around a table that appear to be friends of him. One of us ordered a 2nd glass of wine to come with dinner. 40 minutes later when we were done eating they started to bring the glass of wine which we refused as we were done eating our 2 hour long dinner. Most of the evening our server did not pay attention to us. We will NOT be going back to this restaurant again. To top it off I just got an email from them this morning saying they cancelled our reservation as we did not show up. We did hand in a copy of our reservation when we arrived there. Gee, maybe they would like to return the $113.00 that we spent back to us since they say we were not there???
  31. D

    Derek

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I’m not mad at South Bay, just a bit disappointed. I’ve heard good things from here and i must have just caught the kitchen at a bad time/off night. I ordered the Filet Mignon, medium. It came out, blue, raw, cool to the touch in the center. I have never sent back a meal in my life so i was reluctant to in this case but it was quite literally inedible so i had to. When it came back, it was clear that it was just not a new cut, but the same cut just pieces together with even more sauce poured over it. To top it off was the fact it was still rare. Ended up not touching it at all and just settling for the cocktail for dinner. My girlfriend got the red snapper and she thoroughly enjoyed it though so there were a few redeeming qualities on our visit. The drinks were pretty good, and our server was attentive and kind. He did not give me any problems with sending my dish back.
  32. DW

    DorothyW

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous! Service, food, ambience. It was all great!
  33. s

    shnh

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food just OK, particularly at these prices. Service slow and disorganized, though this may have been due to having everyone move inside due to sudden storm. Nice outdoor seating available, weather permitting.
  34. KF

    KimF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happened upon South Bay for cocktails and went back the very next day for Brunch! It was excellent! Warm & friendly people, outstanding food and just a great place to relax and enjoy a fun Sunday morning.
  35. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful interior, wonderful hostess, highly recommend
  36. MS

    MSSA

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and an exciting tapas menu. Would certainly return with friends.
  37. J

    Joseph

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for mother’s day. Was perfect for my 91 year old grandmother. We had a great meal and the staff were excellent. A lot of very high quality food for the price. Definitely worth the trip.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious … great setting
  39. AG

    AGoodTime

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The whole point of reservations is that they hold your table. Imagine showing up to a restaurant you made a reservation to and expecting to be serviced but are told immediately that there was a 10-15 minute wait for a table. It was mother's day! We understand the hugh demand but that's why you make reservation a week in advance as we dis. We showed up on time and were not treated kindly upon asking as to why our reservation was not held. We were met with eye rolling. I can not testify to the quality of the food (we left to another restaurant that immediately served us on the same street) but the attitude of the service staff was disrespectful. A disappointing restaurant.
  40. D

    Disappointed

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I wanted to love this restaurant... The decor and menu were very promising, however the delivery in quality of food and service fell extremely flat. Three of us at our table ordered the parfait, and even that lacked, one of us got a ton of granola no strawberry compote, one of us got a cup full of strawberry compote, no granola or yogurt, it was just all over the place from start to finish. No one at my table had a good meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for South Bay

228 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chapel & Crown Street

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking & Public Lots.South Bay Mediterranean Kitchen validates parking after 4PM on Crown Street Garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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