Tweed New Haven Regional Airport Served by US Airways.
Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford), from which I-91 leads straight to New Haven, is a much larger airport with flights to cities throughout the Eastern half of the United States and Canada. It is about an hour away by car. CT Limo offers shuttle service to New Haven.
LaGuardia Airport is a major airport in NYC. It has flights to cities throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. It is about 1 1/2 hours away by car. CT Limo offers airport shuttle service to New Haven, or you can take the bus to Harlem – 125th St Station in New York and then take a Metro North train to New Haven Union Station.
John F. Kennedy International Airport, in Queens, NYC, is a major international airport. CT Limo offers airport shuttle service to New Haven, or you can take the subway to Grand Central Terminal in New York and then a Metro North train to New Haven Union Station.
Newark Liberty International Airport, in northern New Jersey, is also a major international airport. Take the Amtrak train that goes straight to New Haven Union Station, or a Metro North train from Grand Central Terminal (take the NJ Transit to Penn Station, and then the subway to Grand Central). CT Limo also offers airport shuttle service from Newark, but it is considerably more expensive.
Metro North Railroad provides service between New Haven, New York and intermediate points.
Amtrak provides direct service from Virginia to Boston and intermediate points (including all major cities on the Northeast Corridor). Amtrak also provides direct service between St. Albans, Vt. and New Haven and intermediate points (including to and from Springfield, Mass. and Hartford, Conn.)
From New Haven Union Station take a cab to your final destination. There is a cab stand right in front of the main entrance. (Union Station isn’t located in the best of neighborhoods, so walking to downtown, especially at night, is not necessarily a great idea.)
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New Haven has a surprising variety of very good yet affordable restaurants. The following is a small selection of places one might visit for an enjoyable lunch or dinner:
York Street Noodle House 166 York St. A decent Chinese noodle house with inexpensive but tasty dishes. The service can be less than perfect.
Miya’s Sushi 68 Howe St. Amazing sushi that tends to be a little bit on the unconventional side. The menu offers a huge selection of dishes including a variety of vegetarian and vegan offerings.
Tandoor 1226 Chapel St. Located in an amazing old silver diner car, Tandoor has a great Indian buffet lunch.
Zaroka 148 York St. Some of the best Indian food in town. Their Paneer dishes are very good and, if you don’t mind a little spice the chili chicken is great.
Thali Too 65 Broadway. Thali Too specializes exclusively in vegetarian Indian cuisine. Tasty food at very reasonable prices.
Bentara 76 Orange St. With tasty dishes ranging from vegetarian to a steak and portabella combo, Bentara is a wonderful Malaysian restaurant with a great wine list and a delightful atmosphere.
Istanbul Cafe 245 Crown St. A low-key Turkish restaurant, this is a great place to go with a group so that you can share dishes. The food isn’t too expensive, and the atmosphere is cozy.
Lalibela 176 Temple St. New Haven’s Ethiopian restaurant. All dishes are served with a tasty sourdough flatbread by friendly servers. Very affordable lunch buffet.
Rubamba 25 High St. A very small restaurant that specializes in very affordable Latin American food and makes delicious Arepas.
Soul de Cuba 283 Crown St. Soul de Cuba has reasonably priced tasty Cuban food with a cozy, relaxing atmosphere.
Kitchen Zinc 966 Chapel St., (Temple Plaza, behind Zinc). Kitchen Zinc specializes in creative combinations, a night-time happy hour, and dessert pizzas. Nice atmosphere, outdoor seating, and some of the least greasy, most flavorful pizza in town.
BAR 254 Crown St. BAR’s mashed potato and bacon pizza is an experience not to be missed, but if you’re into a more conventional pizza experience, they offer delicious normal varieties as well. BAR has a nice dining room and microbrews on tap.
Prime 16 Tap House & Burgers 172 Temple St. Prime 16 offers the classic burger with a twist. The meat is organic, and they also have a huge selection of beers – over 40 craft brews in the bottle and over 20 on tap. Be warned: it gets busy. Half price beers and appetizers during happy hour.
Caseus 93 Whitney Ave. Caseus has a small but well-stocked cheese shop at the front, an intimate restaurant in the back, and great patio in the warmer months. Amazing dishes involving large quantities of cheese, but also good fish dishes and specials. Oh, and the poutine.
Coffee & Drinks
Coffee & Tea
Claire’s Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St. Claire’s Corner Copia has been a New Haven institution since 1975, and with good reason. Famous for exclusively organic food and delicious cakes mounded high with homemade buttercream frosting.
Woodland Coffee & Tea Company 1044 Chapel St. Small but rarely crowded coffee shop hidden away in a little side street off Chapel. Great tea selection.
Atticus Bookstore and Cafe 1082 Chapel St. Great brownies, and great bargain books. The coffee is better elsewhere.
Greenwell Organic Tea & Coffee 44 Crown St. Delicious organic and fairly traded coffee. Sadly a little out of the way.
Firehouse 12 45 Crown St. An old, converted fire-house, this bar has a trendy, modern feel, and also features jazz on weekend nights. Thursday nights they have cheap beer specials.
The Owl Shop 268 College St. The only place to smoke indoors in New Haven, the Owl Shop offers a large selection of tobacco products. Humidors line the walls and the friendly staff is eager to please. An expansive menu of excellent cocktails, whisky, wine and beer also makes it an appealing spot for nonsmokers who don’t mind the haze.
116 Crown 116 Crown St. A stylish bar with an excellent cocktail selection.
Cask Republic 179 Crown St. An American tavern with 53 rotating taps and 80+ bottles, Cask is a great place to enjoy specialty beers for happy hour, with dinner, or later in the evening.