Union League Cafe

4.8
2187 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Reminiscent of a Paris brasserie it is where old world charm meets the new. Warm and welcoming to New Haven's cafe society, it is located across from Yale University old campus. The restaurant offers menu and ambiance in a casual elegant style. Always using the best ingredients of the moment, Union League Café's food combines French classical traditions with a more contemporary approach to flavors, textures and native ingredients. Local and organic fish, meats, cheeses, produce and rare specialty products from around the world help our chefs create our award-winning cuisine.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2187 people are saying
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4.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNelson
New England
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! Everything was perfect. Exceptional!
Thank you so much!

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vipAnnieo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Union League was wonderful. We had a fantastic evening, it started off with gracious host that set the tone for a magical evening: Great service and and excellent food, loved duck confit, vegetable casserole, pan seared hake, and of course soufflé du jour.
Best soufflé I’ve in New England!

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vipPhilly
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Exceptional service! The menu has changed just a little bit since we were last there. No matter, still great. My favs were the octopus and escargot!

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LadyMG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs tasting menu and wine pairing were amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible tasting menu for the price and phenomenal service throughout!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to The Union League many times but on this occasion it was my girlfriend’s first visit. The drinks and wine were impeccable as expected, but the food was outstanding. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and a bit pickier than I am. She devoured her fennel salad and battled herself to not eat all of the summer vegetables entree (so she could have leftovers for lunch, which she said were incredible days later). I had the veal with black truffle and house made gnocchi… I’ll be thinking about that meal for some time, it was thoughtfully prepared with just the right amount of everything. Let the staff pair you with a wine for the ultimate dining adventure. I’m already looking forward to my next trip to The Union League.

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kbisson24
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration for my son. It was wonderful and we were taken very good care of!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, beautiful dining room, and incredible food. The best French food I’ve had in the US!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambiance and food. Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that some of the staff were actually from France. Dinner was so great. We had the lobster cannelloni, oysters and creme brûlée for dessert. Definitely do not miss this restaurant.

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Davi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Desserts were worth every penny.

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JacquelineK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an absolutely lovely meal. My friend enjoyed the duck Confit and I was in Heaven enjoying the escargots Provencal Such wonderful balancing of flavors! The side salad of greens was very much like the salads I grew up with (my mother was from Paris). Presentation was really nice. Strawberry tart was really nice, but would have enjoyed tasting a bit more of the rhubarb.The waiter was very good and not pretentious at all. The Maitre D was efficient but very pretentious. Wines were very good also though pricey.

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Stacy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is so good!
The octopus was soft and great!!!!!

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Marilyn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and special wine. First visit but not the last.

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GJS4965
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25 th Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service reasonably priced

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EricT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Union League Cafe has always provided the utmost extraordinary dinning experience and they continue to thrive at their customer service, too. It’s my “happy place” and I would recommend anyone to Union League Cafe because of their exceptional culinary skills, their specialty in French food is divine, the atmosphere is inviting and warm, the team of professionals are always attentive and debonair to every request. I highly recommend Union League Cafe for any dinning occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Cuisine innovative and yet traditional; service spectacular; simply...Touche!

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

Chefs tasting menu was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, tasting men was well thought out and the wine pairing matched the courses well. Everything was outstanding.

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Luna0519
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!! Will definitely be back!!

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vipmitchell
81 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wonderful New Haven Restaurant has never been anything but terrific. The ambiance, food and service was perfect, as usual, and the perfect place to celebrate our 2nd Vaccine

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JandV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and enjoyable. Gourmet choices. They have an outstanding cocktail / drink and wine menu. It was great to dine with other people who were dressed well and who obviously also appreciated the menu. They had a few local items on the menu which was also great to see.

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vipJleibo
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service are consistently amazing. Guillaume is superb as front of house, and the other Guillaume the chef is creating excellent and creative food.

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

Great dood

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DedeS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection in a restaurant! Amazing food, attentive staff.

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RBC55
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally reliably delicious food beautifully presented in a lovely space with professional and pleasant but unobtrusive service. The Croque Monsieur sandwich is decadent and a standout, omelets are great and the chocolate souffle is out of this world. This restaurant is a treat to dine at again and again.

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OlgaS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great franchise cuisine in a nice historic building!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food with great service. Only one comment: the coffee needs to be stronger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing time. We felt completely safe and comfortable with Covid19 protocols. Our server was so kind and attentive. The food and wine were out of this world and perfectly timed. I would definitely go again.

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LW52
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It is always a treat to visit Union League. During these hard times we all must adapt. the wait staff are always pleasant and help full thought not always trained to understand not to reach across a guest to serve or clean up.

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vipIvymoose2
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful from start to finish. We both have the foie gras appetizer , lobster pasta and Paris Brest . The service was also great. We will be back.

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JMH2
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was 5 stars. Wonderful service, food and ambiance.

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vipJimN
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot been going there for years

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vipLeslieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was beautiful with effective heaters. The food was delicious, presentation outstanding and service wonderful. The wine list offered great variety with reasonable price range. Checked out indoor space and we thought it took all necessary adjustments to make it safe and felt comfortable going back and eating indoors.

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vipRalphC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was as perfect as can be service abeyance food desert wine

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vipBoblerm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food, service and ambiance.

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vipNewHavener
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, one of New Haven's best restaurants and that is high praise.

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ChrisB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised.

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wineismyfoodgroup
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the atmosphere, service and food are extraordinary; it never disappoints!
Ive found my home away from home!!

FAQs

Union League Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 562-4299.

Union League Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 2187 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.