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Union League Cafe captures the conviviality and old-world charm of a Parisian brasserie— less formal, more lively, unpressured but with impeccable attention to memorable food, wine, and service.  Our cuisine and service is a product of passion and exacting standards—and it guides our team every day.  

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Hours and Directions

Address:

1032 CHAPEL ST
NEW HAVEN, CT 06510

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5 – 9:30 PM
Friday  11:30AM – 2:30 PM, 5 – 10:00 PM
Saturday 5 – 10:00 PM
Sunday  CLOSED

Bar Menu:

Monday – Friday  2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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Menu Features

APPETIZERS

marbrÉ de foie gras

Duck foie gras and smoked duck terrine, fig chutney, mâche salad

poulpe grillÉ

Grilled Spanish octopus, chickpeas, micro arugula, Romesco sauce

escargots persillade

Baked escargot with garlic, parsley, tomato concassée and croutons

CONFIT DE CANARD

Boneless duck leg confit, crispy potato galette, Granny Smith apple and walnuts, watercress salad

MOULES SAFRANÉES

Steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, white wine, shallot, garlic, Dijon mustard and saffron

SAINT-JACQUES

Seared New England wild sea scallops, citrus braised endive, orange-honey butter

CREVETTES A L’INDIENNE

Seared fresh Gulf of Florida shrimps, mango, papaya, red pepper and green apple brunoise, coconut curry sauce

SALADE D’ÉPINARD ET ROQUEFORT

Baby spinach salad, smoked bacon, honey roasted pears, savory nougatine of pecan and Roquefort cheese

MAIN COURSES

HOMARD AUX CHANTERELLES

Nova Scotia lobster, butternut squash, Rainbow swiss chard, sautéed Chanterelles, light lobster bisque

SAUMON AU RAIFORT

Pan seared Faroe Island salmon, sunchoke purée, bok choy, kohlrabi, horseradish emulsion

BAR EN BOUILLABAISSE

Wild black bass filet, saffron potatoes, squid and mussels, rouille broth

PAËLLA DE LÉGUMES

Carnaroli rice, piquillo pepper, fennel, carrots, turnips, tomato confit, roasted pepper sauce

GNOCCHI AUX CHAMPIGNONS

House made sage gnocchi, seasonal mushrooms, pumpkin puree, roasted chestnuts, brussel sprout leaves, parmesan emulsion

FILET GRILLÉ AU VIN ROUGE

Grilled grass-fed 8oz beef tenderloin, celery ‘remoulade’, roasted celeriac, cippolini onions, Roquefort and red wine sauce

CANARD AU POIVRE

Pan seared Rohan duck breast, caramelized endives and black mission figs, rutabaga puree, Szechuan pepper and honey glaze

CARRÉ D’AGNEAU A LA BROCHE

Spit roasted lamb rack, Niçoise olive tapenade, artichokes, fresh goat cheese tortellini, natural lamb jus

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Unforgettable Events

Weddings

Union League Cafe offers unforgettable settings for wedding showers, ceremonies, and receptions.  Select the second-floor private rooms or take-over the Restaurant or Club Room.  From customized menus and wine pairings to wedding cakes and florals, our private events team can help accommodate your budget and theme, and look forward to taking personal care of every aspect of your special event.  

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Personal or Business

Private Events

Union League Cafe welcomes simple luncheons, elaborate dinners or important business meetings to our private second story space.  A private elevator provides your guests access to timeless entertaining spaces with elegant yet relaxed ambiance.  The Restaurant and Club Room can also be available.   Complemented by exacting service and award-winning cuisine, your next private occasion can be both memorable and effortless.

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Heart and Soul

Our Team

Executive Chef/Owner Jean-Pierre Vuillermet and General Manager/Sommelier (and lifelong friend) Jean-Michel Gammariello lead a dedicated and talented team who create and deliver the kind of food and service that continues to garner accolades and awards for Union League Cafe.  Their passion is what keeps us timeless; their expertise keeps us authentic.  For almost 25 years, they are also what keeps us going.

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GIFT CARDS

You can purchase a Gift Card online using your credit card, debit card or your PayPal account. All orders will be processed through PayPal by Union League Cafe and will be mailed out the following business day. Mail the Gift Card to yourself or directly to the recipient by filling in the appropriate address in the “Ship To” section. Personalize it by adding a message in the “Gift Message” section. Gift Cards will be mailed USPS first class. A $5.00 processing and mailing fee applies to all Gift Cards.

If you have any questions about your Gift Card order or would prefer to order a Gift Card over the phone, please call us at 203-562-4299 and we will be happy to assist you.


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