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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

Clubroom Bar:

Monday – Friday  2:30 PM –5:00 PM

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Menu Features

APPETIZERS

ESCARGOTS

Baked escargot with garlic, parsley, tomato concassée and croutons

TORCHON DE FOIE GRAS

Alpine mulled wine infused duck foie gras, quince chutney, mâche salad

CONFIT DE CANARD

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

MOULES DIJONNAISES

Steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, white wine, creamy Dijon mustard sauce

SAINT-JACQUES À LA TRUFFE NOIRE

Seared New England sea scallops, sunchoke mousseline, sautéed celeriac, freshly shaved winter black truffles

POULPE GRILLÉ

Grilled Spanish octopus, potato “Lyonnaise”, scallion, parsley oil and pancetta crisp

SALADE D’HIVER

Frisée salad, Brussel sprouts shavings, egg mimosa, Parmesan crisp, truffle vinaigrette

SALADE D’ÉPINARD ET ROQUEFORT

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

MAIN COURSES

HOMARD AU VIN JAUNE

Nova Scotia lobster, roasted chestnut, sautéed domestic chanterelle, spaghetti squash, Jura wine lobster bisque

TRUITE DE MER

Pan-seared Scottish sea trout, sautéed baby bok choy, cauliflower florets, pickeled trout roe, le mon verbena hollandaise sauce

RISOTTO DE FARRO

Farro “risotto”, freshly shaved Burgundy truffles, roasted celery root purée, Ossau Iraty cheese, chive pesto, celeriac and truffle cream

GNOCCHI À LA RICOTTA

House-made ricotta gnocchi, roasted Brussels sprouts, sautéed Oregon black trumpet and local mushroom, fines herbes émulsion

TOURNEDOS ROSSINI

6 oz grass-fed beef tenderloin, seared foie gras, Yukon gold potato “darphin,” winter black truffle, perigourdine sauce

CANARD À L’ORANGE

Pan seared Rohan duck breast, braised endive, caramelized quince purée, roasted gold beet, orange duck jus

AGNEAU À LA BROCHE

Spit-roasted lamb rack, sunchoke mousseline, goat cheese caramelle pasta, swiss chard, 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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