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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.5
$75
An outstanding, high-priced steakhouse that follows a well-tested formula—but follows it well

In keeping with the chain restaurant theme, the building that houses Carmen Anthony—not far from downtown but on a lonely stretch of State Street—is strictly office-park material. But looks can be deceiving, especially in the restaurant business. Inside, the design is careful and understated; globe lamps, which might be left too bright in less able hands, are dimmed enough to turn into friendly orbs, removing the blemishes from your date’s face. Such elaborate place settings, uncontained, might be stuffy, but… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.5
$20
Holding strong as one of the Big Four pizzas, with none of the attitude of the other three

This favorite is located right in a neighborhood that’s heavy with grad students, which partly explains its perennial popularity. The other part is the reliably great pies.

If each of the Big Four pizza restaurants has its own thing that it does extremely well, Modern’s thing has to be its blistered crust and red sauce combination. The crust isn’t quite as thin as its rivals’ on Wooster Street, but some might prefer it this way: it’s more like American-style brick-oven pizza at… [More]