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

Terrasse (Outdoor Dining):

Monday – Friday  11:30 AM – close, Saturday 5-9:30 PM

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Menu Features

APPETIZERS

ESCARGOTS

Baked escargot with garlic, parsley, tomato concassée and croutons

FOIE GRAS

Duck foie gras and smoked duck terrine, Bishop’s Orchard peach chutney, mâche salad

CONFIT DE CANARD

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

MOULES À LA PROVENÇALE

Steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, white wine, fresh oregano, niçoise olives, tomato confit, extra virgin olive oil

SAINT-JACQUES

Seared New England sea scallops, kohlrabi remoulade, salty finger, pickled lemon vinaigrette

POULPE GRILLÉ

Grilled Spanish octopus, sesame and chickpeas hummus, micro arugula, confit cherry tomatoes, watermelon radish salad

SALADE DE TOMATE ET PASTÈQUE

Organic heirloom tomatoes, whipped sheep ricotta, watermelon, vincotto reduction

SALADE D’ÉPINARD ET ROQUEFORT

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

MAIN COURSES

HOMARD SAFRANÉ

Nova Scotia lobster, house-made angel hair pasta, sugar snap peas, sautéed local shiitake, bay scallops, saffron lobster bisque

SAUMON GRILLÉ, CONCOMBRE ET MENTHE

Grilled organic Faroe Island salmon, citrus tabbouleh, fennel salad, cucumber, mint and yoghurt sauce

BAR EN CROÛTE D’OLIVE

Niçoise olives and fines herbes crusted striped bass, fricassée of corn, summer squash and zucchini, lemon thyme beurre blanc

BOUILLABAISSE DE LÉGUMES

Vegetable “bouillabaisse”, onion and Mediterranean spice compote, fennel, saffron fingerling potatoes, roasted red pepper, cherry tomato, rouille crouton

CAPPELLETTI AUX AUBERGINES

House-made fried eggplant cappelletti, sautéed zucchini, pesto, toasted pine nut, tomato confit, zucchini cream

ENTRECÔTE AU POIVRE VERT

Pan-seared 12 oz. black Angus New York steak, watercress salad, Yukon gold potato Pont-Neuf, green peppercorn sauce

CANARD À LA RHUBARBE

Seared rhubarb and ginger crusted Rohan duck breast, white asparagus, sugar snap peas, rhubarb compote, duck jus

FILET D’AGNEAU RÔTI

Pan-roasted lamb loin, local swiss chard gratin, sautéed runner bean, heirloom radishes, green olive 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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