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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
7.4
7.5
$45
Milford’s grande dame is back, a bit better, and more informal and lunchy

Jeffrey’s shut down briefly in 2005 to reinvent itself as more informal and approachable. The new version places more of an emphasis on lunches and bistro-style dishes. Still in its white house on a nondescript stretch of Milford, the restaurant has always been traditional to the core; it’s an elegant space with a nice view of marshland, and a gracious outdoor patio.

Still, the décor looks trapped in 1991, with its imperial white columns and hazy corporate art. Even the silverware… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
9.1
7.0
$20
The gold standard for pizza is going chain—get it while it’s still good

Frank Pepe, one of the two most famous pizzerias in New Haven and among the best known in all New England, is chaining it up. Branches in Fairfield and Manchester are already open, and branches in (wince) Yonkers, and (double wince) Mohegan Sun casino are on the way. Although we wish them the best, it’s hard not to feel a bit slighted by this news, like finding out from your brilliant humanities-scholar son that he’s decided to pursue a career… [More]