Dining

On-Campus Dining

Yale Dining will offer special celebratory meals during Commencement weekend, including brunch in Commons Dining Hall at the Schwarzman Center on Sunday and lunch in each residential college following diploma ceremonies on Monday.

Menus and ticket purchase information are available on the Yale Hospitality website. Please click on “Parents” at the top of the page and select “Commencement” from the dropdown menu. For further questions, contact Yale Dining at 203-432-0420.

Graduating students and their families from both Yale College and all graduate and professional schools are welcome to make reservations and purchase tickets. Yale College graduating seniors are entitled to a complimentary Sunday brunch and Monday lunch; no tickets are necessary for graduating seniors.

Please note: Advanced orders through the Yale Hospitality website are encouraged, particularly for Sunday’s brunch. Advance orders close at 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Please order as early as possible as there is limited seating available, especially for the Sunday Baccalaureate seatings. A $2.50 per person surcharge will apply for tickets purchased at the door.

Off-Campus Dining

New Haven is home to great restaurants and local eateries—and was recently named one of the top foodie cities in the country! While pizza and hamburgers are some of the traditional favorites, the Elm City is also known for fantastic food trucks, ethnic cuisine, and some of the best ice cream in the state! Links to many of these spots are below. View the most up-to-date dining info for the New Haven area. 

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American

Box 63
203-821-7772
338 Elm Street

Café George
300 George Street
Breakfast and lunch only; catering
Hearty homemade meals in transformed cafeteria space
203-777-1414

Christopher Martin’s
860 State Street
203-776-8835

Chap’s Grille
1174 Chapel Street
203-562-3966

Good Nature Market
15 Broadway
44 Whitney Avenue
Open 24 hrs. Fresh soups, salads, sandwiches and more
203-787-4533

Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant
1104 Chapel Street
203-777-2500

Heirloom (at The Study Hotel)
1157 Chapel Street
Modern American cuisine
203-503-3919

J&B Deli
1146 Chapel Street
Hot and cold sandwiches, salads and more
203-773-0709

John Davenport’s
155 Temple Street
203-974-6858

J.P. Dempsey’s
974 State Street
203-624-5991

Louis’ Lunch Est. 1895
261-263 Crown Street
Late hours
Birthplace of the hamburger sandwich
203-562-5507

Moe’s Southwest Grill
46 Whitney Avenue
Wraps and burritos
203-776-6637

The Pantry
2 Mechanic Street
203-787-0392

Prime 16
172 Temple Street
203-782-1616

Queen Zuri New Orleans Delicacies
230 College Street
Beignets, po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya and desserts
203-553-6652

Shell and Bones
100 South Water Street
203-787-3466

Shake Shack
986 Chapel Street
203-747-8483

Sidebar/Twilight Lounge
259 Orange Street
203-624-7333

Temple Grill
152 Temple Street
203-773-1111

Zinc
964 Chapel Street
Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday; Dinner Saturday; late hours Friday and Saturday
Market-inspired, modern American menu
203-624-0507

Bakery

Donut Crazy
290 York Street
203-745-4149

Four Flours Baking Company
1203 Chapel Street
203-397-3687

Katalina’s Bakery and Cupcakes
74 Whitney Avenue
203-891-7998

Chinese

Blessings II Go
898 State Street
203-624-2462

Chao Restaurant & Wine Cafe
77 Whitney Avenue
203-745-3021

China King
942 Chapel Street
Late hours
203-776-8807

Great Wall
67 Whitney Avenue
203-777-8886

House of Chao
898 Whalley Avenue
203-389-6624

Ivy Wok
316 Elm Street
Late hours
Authentic Chinese noodle restaurant
203-562-9933

Junzi Kitchen
21 Broadway
Made-to-order bings and noodles
475-441-7836

Main Garden
376 Elm Street
203-777-3747

Royal Palace  
32 Orange Street
Open 7 days for lunch and dinner; late hours
Traditional Cantonese and Szechuan; take-out; parking
203-776-6663

Taste of China
954 Chapel Street
203-745-5872

Coffee and...

Atticus Bookstore Café
1082 Chapel Street
Breakfast, lunch, dinner; open until midnight daily
203-776-4040

B-Natural Café
1044 Chapel Street (in Sherman’s Alley)
Coffee, fresh juice, salads, wraps, breakfast
203-773-1144

Blue State Coffee
84 Wall Street
276 York Street
320 Congress Avenue
Organic, fair-trade certified premium coffees
203-764-2632

Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery
1 Whitney Avenue
Breakfast, lunch
Bagels, sandwiches, coffee
203-773-3199

Book Trader Café
1140 Chapel Street
Gourmet sandwiches, soups; used books
203-787-6147

Café Java
59 Elm Street
Breakfast and lunch only
European coffee bar; panini sandwiches
203-624-1275

Dunkin Donuts
54 Whitney Avenue
203-789-0380
930 Chapel Street
203-752-0299

Koffee on Audubon
104 Audubon Street
Late hours; entertainment
203-562-5454

Maison Mathis
304 Elm Street
Coffee, Belgian waffles, salads, soups and sandwiches
203-752-7997

Starbucks
1070 Chapel Street
896 Chapel Street
203-624-3361

Tropical Smoothie Cafe
15 Dixwell Avenue
203-691-5428

Vivi’s Bubble Tea
940 Chapel Street
203-745-4241

Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea
258 Church Street
194 York Street
203-777-7400

Eritrean & Ethiopian

Lalibela
176 Temple Street
Buffet lunch, dinner, late hours, vegetarian
Authentic Ethiopian food and wines served at moseb tables
203-789-1232

French

Caseus
93 Whitney Avenue
Fromagerie and bistro
203-624-3373

Nini’s Bistro
40 Orange Street
Prix fixe, BYOB; catering
A melange of cuisines
203-562-6464

ROÌA Restaurant
261 College Street
203-200-7045

Union League Café
1032 Chapel Street
203-562-4299

Ice Cream and Candy

Arethusa Farm Dairy
1020 Chapel Street
860-361-6600

Ashley’s Ice Cream
280 York Street
Late hours
203-776-7744

CandiTopia
1022 Chapel Street
Chocolates, jelly beans, gummy candies, lollipops, and more
203-498-0330

Froyo World 
46 High Street
203-777-4040

Insomnia Cookies
1143 Chapel Street
Late Night Delivery
203-772-7822

Indian

House of Naan
65 Howe Street
203-562-6226

Sitar Restaurant
45 Grove Street
203-777-3234

Tandoor Indian Restaurant
1226 Chapel Street
Lunch buffet, late hours
203-776-6620

Thali
4 Orange Street
203-777-1177

Thali Too
65 Broadway
Vegetarian
230-776-1600

Tikkaway
135 Orange Street
203-562-1299

Zaroka
148 York Street
Lunch buffet, late hours
203-776-8644

Italian

Adrianna’s Restaurant
771 Grand Avenue
203-865-6474

Basta Trattoria
1006 Chapel Street
Lunch and dinner
Organic and sustainable ingredients, locally sourced
203-772-1715

Consiglio’s
165 Wooster Street
203-865-4489

Fornarelli’s
99 Orange Street
203-745-5677

L’Oricio
806 State Street
203-777-6670

Olives and Oil
124 Temple Street
203-891-5870

ROÌA Restaurant
261 College Street
203-200-7045

Skappo
59 Crown Street
203-773-1394

Tarry Lodge
278 Park Street
203-672-0765

Tre Scalini
100 Wooster Street
203-777-3373

Japanese

Akasaka Japanese
1450 Whalley Avenue
203-387-4898

Anaya Sushi
1150 Chapel Street
203-891-6716

Kumo
7 Elm Street
203-562-6688

Miso Japanese Restaurant
15 Orange Street
Late hours, outdoor patio
203-848-6472

Miya’s Sushi
68 Howe Street
New Haven’s oldest Japanese restaurant
203-777-9760

Sushi on Chapel
1022 Chapel Street, #4
203-776-4200

Sushi Mizu
47 Whalley Avenue
203-777-9888

Korean

Seoul Restaurant
343 Crown Street
Lunch, dinner
Authentic Korean and Japanese cuisine; table BBQs
203-497-9634

Kosher

Slifka Center for Jewish Life Kosher Kitchen
80 Wall Street
Lunch, dinner
Call ahead for Shabbat
203-432-1134

Claire’s Corner Copia
1000 Chapel Street
See also “Vegetarian”
203-562-3888

Laotian

Pho Ketkeo
21 Temple Street
203-745-5480

Mexican

Chipotle
900 Chapel Street
203-785-0799

c.o.jones
969 State Street
Late hours
203-773-3344

El Amigo Felix
8 Whalley Avenue
203-785-8200

Fresh Taco
39 Elm Street
203-777-3068

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill
271 Crown Street
203-777-7700

La Cocinita
177 Park Street
203-772-1020

Moe’s Southwest Grill
46 Whitney Avenue
Tex-Mexican
203-776-6637

Oaxaca Kitchen
228 College Street
203-859-5774

Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill
51 Broadway
203-891-6999

Tomatillo
320 Elm Street
203-782-6000

Viva Zapata
161 Park Street
203-562-2499

Middle Eastern

Aladdin Crown Pizza
260 Crown Street
Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine; many vegetarian options
203-773-3772

Chap’s Grille
1174 Chapel Street
Falafel, wraps, subs, soup, salad
203-562-3966

The Halal Guys
906 Chapel Street
203-691-5166

Istanbul Café
245 Crown Street
Kebabs, seafood
203-787-3881

Kasbah Garden Café
105 Howe Street
203-777-5053

Mamoun’s Falafel Restaurant  
85 Howe Street
Open 365 days a year, 11 am to 3 am.
Authentic Middle Eastern foods
203-562-8444

Pitaziki
170 Temple Street
203-773-5000

Sesame Falafel
1217 Chapel Street
203-498-8001

New Orleans

Queen Zuri New Orleans Delicacies
230 College Street
Beignets, po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya and desserts
203-553-6652

Nuevo Latino

Pacifico
220 College Street
Seafood, tapas
203-772-4002

Soul de Cuba
283 Crown Street
203-498-2822

Rubamba
25 High Street
203-773-0032

Pizza

Ah-Beetz
182 Temple Street
203-745-5370

Alpha Delta Pizza
371 Elm Street
Late hours; delivery
Gyros, souvlaki, pasta
203-787-3333

Brick Oven Pizza
122 Howe Street
203-777-4444

Bru Rm@Bar (BAR)
254 Crown Street
Late hours, entertainment
203-495-1111

Da Legna
858 State Street
203-495-9999

Est, Est, Est Pizza
1176 Chapel Street
Dining in or free delivery
203-777-2059

Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria
157 Wooster Street
New Haven’s original brick oven pizza
203-865-5762

Kitchen ZINC
966 Chapel Street
203-772-3002

Modern Apizza
874 State Street
203-776-5306

Pizza Haven
34 Howe Street
Pizza, salads, subs, free delivery
203-772-2070

Pizza House
89 Howe Street
Pizza, subs, salads
203-865-3345

Planet Apizza
996 State Stree
203-624-5558

Sally’s Apizza
237 Wooster Street
Pepe’s famed rival
203-624-5271

Town Pizza
25 Whitney Avenue
Lunch, dinner, late hours
Neapolitan pizza
203-865-6065

Wall Street Pizza (formerly Naples)
90 Wall Street
203-776-9021

Yorkside Pizza and Restaurant
288 York Street
Lunch, dinner, late hours
Pizza, pasta, saladsv 203-787-7471

Pub Fare

116 Crown
116 Crown Street
203-777-3116

Anna Liffey’s
17 Whitney Avenue
Lunch, dinner, late hours, entertainment
Popular Irish pub
203-773-1776

Prime 16
172 Temple Street
203-782-1616

Rudy’s Bar & Grill
1227 Chapel Street
203-865-1242

Soul Food

Southern Hospitality Soul Food
427 Whalley Avenue
203-785-1575

Spanish

Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar
155 Temple Street, in Omni Hotel
203-848-3000

Olea
39 High Street
203-780-8925

Thai

Jeera Thai
216 Crown Street
203-562-5856

Pad Thai Restaurant
1170 Chapel Street
Vietnamese, Thai and Lao cuisines
203-562-0322

Pho & Spice
76 Orange Street
203-823-9746

Pho Ketkeo
21 Temple Street
203-745-5480

Rice Pot Thai
1027 State Street, #1
203-772-6679

Thai Taste
1151 Chapel Street
203-776-9802

The Thai Restaurant
1451 Whalley Avenue
203-389-1280

Turkish

Istanbul Café
245 Crown Street
Kebabs, seafood
203-787-3881

Vegetarian

Claire’s Corner Copia
1000 Chapel Street
Nationally acclaimed, award-winning vegetarian; since 1975
203-562-3888

The Juice Box
1092 Chapel Street
Fresh pressed juice bar with vegetarian grab-and-go food options
203-562-0068

Thali Too
65 Broadway
203-776-1600

Vietnamese

Pho & Spice
76 Orange Street
203-823-9746

York Street Noodle
166 York Street
203-776-9675