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Union League Cafe

4.7
2145 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 562-4299
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jean Pierre Vuillermet
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Private party facilities
Whether planning a simple luncheon or an elaborate dinner, we look forward to taking personal care of every detail of your entertaining needs. Together these timeless entertaining spaces offer you and your guests a relaxed but elegant ambiance complimented by exquisite service & the refined cuisine.
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Private party contact
Robin Vuillermet: (877) 458-5447
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Catering
Please inquire for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
College Street
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Parking details
The parking lot may be entered from Crown Street. Additional parking may be found at the Schubert Theatre garage at the corner of College and Crown Streets, or in an additional parking garage found at the corner of Crown and High Street. These parking spaces are less than a block away from Union League Cafe and all three are within walking distance of the restaurant.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2145 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DEMW (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Fabulous drinks and wine list.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We celebrated Renee's 60th birthday at ULC. As usual the staff was superbly accommodating and professional. The food and drinks are second to none in New Haven, and I should say the entire state of CT. The ambience is lovely! We have always enjoyed our experience at Union League and would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a top notch dining experience. Tutti Bravi to the entire staff!

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner at Union League is always outstanding ... food, service, atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

A quiet tuesday night near the fireplace was the occasion of our 50th anniversary of meeting in New Haven. We wanted a special, memorable meal with impeccable, warm service, and found just what we'd hoped. Wild boar osso bucco with scrumptious polenta and duck a l'orange--dishes we can't get where we live.

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Luvfood (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

First came to UL in 2013 and continue to visit. Food is always amazing but we also love Dennis who we will request every time. Recently we brought 2 friends for a birthday and they loved it as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Salmon and scallop dish was amazing. Also there is a gluten free chocolate dessert that was just perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

This was a colleague’s work anniversary. The anniversary chocolates you provided were a wonderful surprise. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

As always an incredible experience!

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PDennin (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Took clients to a holiday lunch. Excellent service, very good food & good for conversation. I hate loud restaurants - this was perfect

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance and was a nice compliment that the waiter knew the history of the location and the story behind the unique painted window scenes.

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John (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great job, once again, folks. We have not been there for New Year's Eve for a few years, and was glad to see that Union League still is at the top of the list for special occasions. It was a little loud, as we were two tables over from the band. But the food and service more than overcame that inconvenience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Phenomenal meal as always. Great service. Pairings made this NYE Dinner one to remember.

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Peter (Mobile)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The "Frenchness" of the ambience and service was a pleasant surprise to the European visitors after the intial delight at the menu. Generally outstanding except for being rather noisy in the main dining room. Very attentive wait staff. Super wine list.

First time visitors will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is simply wonderful as is the service. Despite how elegant the restaurant is, the staff is very conscientious to never make you feel out of place, if you are not terribly knowledgeable. I highly recommend the pate en croute!

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Stevo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

As usual a great experience

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Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Such civility. It is just outstanding in every way. The food, servcie and atmosphere - it just delivers on all counts.

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Lynne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Always fabulous ambiance!! The Union League is a landmark restaurant in New Haven not to be missed.

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Catherine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, very attentive service. Can't say it was the best meal I've had out, however it's a special and lovely place. Will return

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Firstclass (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

This is one of the finest fine dinning restaurants in the heart of New Haven next to Yale.
Owners and service is excellent and numerous French and other options to enjoy.
Lovely atmosphere and terrific for special occasions like anniversaries and holidays as well as business lunch or dinner..

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vipLovegoodfood (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent spot. Service was perfect, tables amply spaced to have a private conversation but close enough to feel like a bistro/cafe. Lovely and lively room. Food was very good - could have been seasoned just a touch more but otherwise delicious. Definitely will return.

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