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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
8.4
10
$25
Sit on tree stumps and enjoy great grilled seafood in the open air

Every year, this friendly outdoor cookout garden gets a little bit more expensive, and every year it’s encroached upon further by Route 1 development (there’s a new Starbucks next door, and a Wal-Mart across the street). But tree-stump perfection hasn’t changed a bit. This is still our favorite summer seafood in New Haven County. You eat at rustic picnic tables, sitting on tree stumps, under lights that are strung up overhead. It’s an absolute dream.

Don’t dress too nicely; every dish… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.0
$15
Some of the city’s best Indian—and vegetarian—at these prices? We must be dreaming

When we think of Swagat, it calls to mind a line from A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” Not only does this fierce little contender serve some of the best-value Indian food in the area—underselling the downtown competition by a couple bucks—it’s also some of the very best.

Although standard northern Indian dishes like samosas and lamb curry are unremarkable here, the real deal is the authentic south Indian cuisine that you will find almost nowhere else… [More]