Quality Inn East Haven - New Haven
30 Frontage Road
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: (203) 469-5321
Fax: (203) 469-2544
Bars & Cafes
A popular local favorite, Bobby V's has been something of a Stamford institution for over 30 years. A sports lovers paradise, every nook, cranny and surface is covered in sports memorabilia from baseballs, caps, cards, trophies and more. A lively, casual setting, this sports bar is a great place to stop by to catch an NFL game, have a couple of cold beers and tuck into their famous buffalo wings, chicken 'rollie' fingers and sliders. If you're in the mood for something healthier, you'll even find a nice selection of soups and salads. Casual, lively and friendly; Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe is a nice place to relax with friends and catch up on the latest sports events.
This is heaven for any sports waging fan! Enjoy a state-of-the-art simulcast theater where you can watch and wager on the best thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing and jai-alai on four high resolution movie-sized screens. Races from all around the country are viewable from screens to personal television sets in the balcony restaurant and clubhouse. If you need a break, relax at the bar located in the center of the complex, where a 2,800-gallon aquarium filled with exotic sharks entertains. Admission is restricted to age 18 and over.
Enjoy the pleasant flavors from the Mediterranean at The Greek Olive. Along with delectable Greek specials and Italian delights, you can also gorge on their local dishes like burgers, subs, sandwiches, wraps and hotdogs with a Mediterranean flair. Dig in to their salads made of fresh vegetables and tender meat mixed with tantalizing sauces. To get a taste of their best preparations, choose from their daily specials.
Located amongst other fine Italian restaurants and pizzerias in New Haven's "Little Italy", Abate's boasts the proud slogan of being the president's favorite restaurant- assuming it is either Bill Clinton or George W. Bush- both alumni of nearby Yale University. Classic Italian in a friendly, warm atmosphere, Abate's serves up every kind of Italian soup, appetizer, salad and pizza to whet your whistle. Or try a more substantial chicken, pork, veal or beef meal. The choices are endless, the menu complete.
Oak Haven Table & Bar offers has a bright, clean and fresh ambiance. With plenty of natural light streaming through the white-washed window panes, it is a nice place for a casual weekend brunch or post work drink with friends. The menu features seasonal ingredients and aims to throw the spotlight on local produce. From small plates and snacks perfect for sharing over a drink to more substantial options, choose from dishes like the Pretzel Nugs, Blue Crab crab cakes, Harvest Salad, Meatballs with fresh mozzarella and Steak. Each dish is named after the main ingredient in a very minimalist fashion and the produce is clearly the star here. Craft cocktails and wines provide a refreshing accompaniment to each meal. Sample concoctions like the Orchards Bounty, Death in the Afternoon and Bon Vivant. For additional details, visit the restaurant.
Unassuming from the outside but warm and inviting on the inside, J.P Dempsey's is a neighborhood favorite known for piling on the food. The kitchen, although amazingly small, whips up dozens of dishes and daily specials, from appetizers and sandwiches to steaks and pastas. Make sure you don't forget to throw your peanut shells on the floor; it's de rigueur here! When the weather is nice, there is a small patio out in front that serves as a great place to watch the neighborhood go by.
OK, so it's not in the most popular section of New Haven, on a corner off on its own. But despite appearances, this is an outstanding spot for hearing live bands and performers. During the week it showcases a diverse selection of music and talent, and on the weekends you can listen to well known bands or outstanding jazz and blues players jam.
Visitors can kick back and enjoy the live musical performances while exploring American and Creole cuisine. Jackee's also tends to draw an older crowd, which is great for networking, should you decide to drop by the bar. With good company and good live music, Jackee's is sure to make the experience relaxed, fun and homely.
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven belongs to the Carmen Anthony Steakhouse & Fishhouse chain spread across different cities in Connecticut. This restaurant located in Downtown New Haven is the second steakhouse established by the group. This steakhouse takes pride in their steaks made of the delicious Angus beef, that have won the 'Best Steak' award by the Connecticut Magazine. Complement your meat with a delicious bourbon or cognac. The restaurant begins serving dinner daily after 4p.
Step inside this minimalist, urbane coffee shop for a great early morning start or a late afternoon snack. Sit at one of the barstools at the window and watch the world go by as you enjoy a scone and a cup of tea. This café offers a wide variety of coffees, teas and cappuccino, and if you need a bite to eat, there is a menu of hearty sandwiches, salads and house-made soups along with muffins, scones and bagels.
116 Crown is a hip bar located in Downtown New Haven that serves a wide variety of alcoholic beverages and tasty snacks to accompany those drinks. Most come here for the ambiance and extensive wine list and spirits, but you can also count on an elegant mixture of treats to munch on. Popular menu items include mussels, burgers, grilled cheese, pasta and individually-sized pizzas. To go with that special glass of red, you can also opt for a charcuterie and cheese plate.
This small shoreline chain of coffee shops founded in 1985 is a local favorite for rich coffees and teas served in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Willoughby's has a mission statement about its serious attitude toward coffee, and it has won numerous awards for the best coffee and as the best roasting company in the New Haven area. Mail order available on its Web site.