Hamilton Park

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$30 and under
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American
A NEW ENGLAND BISTRO
Hamilton Park serves hearty, locally sourced American fare. Think hand-rolled pasta and charcuterie cured in-house. Our open kitchen and lively dining area that flow seamlessly into the lobby space of the beautiful Blake Hotel.
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CT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice, modern ambiance restaurant in a trendy hotel downtown New Haven. Food choices were intriguing and lots to choose from. Started with the beans and pork belly appetizer that was very delicious and pleasing. We had the salmon and steak frites entrees that were both delicious and cooked to our liking. Service was very attentive with others assisting when needed. It was our first time here and we’ll definitely be back again. Btw, the bar in the lobby was also a great place to start off with a cocktail.

W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I thought the drinks were way overpriced, when ended up tarnishing the experience, but the overall meal was very very good. Plus, a manager-type kept whipping glasses away, but didn't think to ask if anyone wanted another. Loved the Fois Gras. Clearly someone knows how to use sauces and condiments to enhance the central focus of the dish. Space was lovely and well designed, tables were nice and far apart. The meal was unrushed and therefore very pleasant since we were a group trying to catch up after not seeing each other for awhile. They could probably use some sound deadening panels suspended from the ceiling or something, it was very difficult to hear across the table.

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was prepared well. The menu choices were fairly ordinary. Service was absolutely terrible. Our waiter totally ignored us and everytime we needed something we had to try to flag someone down. We were very disappointed and will likely not go back

LW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner here with my out of town parents. This is a great place for a nice occasion- birthday, hosting friends or family from out of town, date night, etc. The food and the service were great, and we enjoyed an after dinner drink at the roof top bar which was lovely. It was a just a tad bit loud when the restaurant got busy but I will definitely be back!

JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Hamilton Park on Saturday night for dinner. Smoked Bluefish dip and Corn dogs for starters, amazing. Mustard dipping sauce made with apple butter? Yes please! My wife had the Crab melt and I had the Ribeye. Both were very good, steak cooked to perfection. Ended the meal with the Pistachio Ice Cream cake, perfection. Thanks for making our dinner special.

m
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and drinks with old friends. Rooftop bar afterwards was also amazing. Hard to believe you’re in New Haven!

F
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, delicate balance of spices, excellent service and sophisticated ambiance. Appetizers were good, had foie gras and pork belly. Had the lamb and the duck entrees, both excellent. Deserts were disappointing, I do like them not overly sugary, but they did not taste fresh. Overall great addition to new haven restaurants.

MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

With reservation I would. It’s not a warm or inviting space rather dark, somber. Table clothes are a much needed feature to soften the hard edges.
The wine selection and quality was quite good. the specialty drink a rum collins was superb.
Hangar steak nicely cut and done but the bernaise sauce was unremarkable. My foie gras was interesting yet paired with a burnt disc of a melba type toast that did not work. I was given two other substitutes neither of which were right. This starter was comped without my asking, a complement to the staff and management for noticing.
Menu itself has little imagination and overall for all the excitement surrounding Hamilton Park I was underwhelmed across the board.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and the service was amazing!

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent. We had the clam chowder with tapioca custard and the fois gras which were both outstanding. We shared a pork Milanese was crispy and was served with buerre blanc and capers, as well as a frisee salad with lardon. Overall the dishes are really beautifully prepared and have complex flavors. Great food in a beautiful space.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The brunch music is lovely but does not need to be micked.

M
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food came quickly and everything was so flavourful and full of thought and care. Definitely my favourite spot in New Haven.

JP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to go to the "Jazz Brunch" after having drinks at the High George last week. Brunch did NOT disappoint! The Kimchi Pork Belly was amazing especially complemented with their signature brunch cocktails. Service was prompt and informative and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. One comment is that vallet parking was $12 and needs to be paid at the front desk, a little much for a relaxing brunch but well worth it given our wonderful experience. We WILL be returning!

IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is terrific and has nice small portions. A few more salad choices or small plate choices would be terrific - for those of us looking for small plates, low calorie and high protein options. The restaurant is getting busier and noisier, and I found it because I was looking for a QUIET place to take groups or guests (I'm at Yale). I'd suggest not sitting anywhere near the bar, and letting your waiter or waitress know that you wish to have prompt service (we waited a long time after the main meal to get the check..and a long time to get our order taken).

GG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was delightful. The decor etc... was tasteful and pleasing to the eye. The service was spectacular. However, the menu was very limited. I understand that is de rigeur but could use a bit more variety to reflect the diversity of New England cuisine

MB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A new shining star in New Haven. The whole package!! Just a little noisy. Check out the roof bar. It will blow you away!!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very positive experience. The server Stacy was very attentive and the manager check on us twice. The appetizers were perfect. Salmon entrees were plated well and cook to proper temperature. The deserts were sublime. Can’t wait to return,

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent new venue for Tyler Anderson off the lobby of The Blake Hotel in downtown New Haven. The scene is upbeat and energetic, yet comfortable. The service was friendly and efficient. The dishes that I had, clam chowder and a lobster pasta, were excellent. I would have to order something a bit more ambitious before considering the food to be "outstanding." The list of wines by the glass provided ample opportunity to find an appropriate and excellent accompaniment to the meal. We plan to return soon.

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

For being in such a nice hotel, the food was definitely not worth the price point. It wasn't bad, but I wasn't thrilled either.

CT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my more memorable dining experiences downtown New Haven yet!

WR
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

This was my first experience at the Blake. I'm responsible for signing Yale University contracts and wanted to check it out. The valet parking was awkward, although the valet & front desk staff were very pleasant. The hostess sat us in the back near the kitchen (extremely distracting) and a large party...despite it not being a busy time and there were plenty of other options on where to be seated. Although three different servers came out...it took quite a while to get coffee...and the young woman who brought the coffee asked if I wanted milk...I asked if she had 1/2 & 1/2 or creamer...she said she didn't know but would check. She came back with whole milk but neglected to say whether it was cream or milk...I could tell it wasn't cream.

The menu was not extensive at all...My husband had lobster pasta and some type of smoked fish dip (came out well after the rest of the food was served...despite asking for everything at once)...however, the waiter did take the dip off the bill. I ordered lemon, ricotta, blueberry pancakes and two fried eggs over medium...the pancakes I didn't really enjoy...strange combination of flavors and my eggs were over cooked.

I do hope the feedback from your customers is put to use in developing a better experience for the customers, but I do not see myself coming again for breakfast/lunch/brunch.

Overall, the staff was nice, but I would not recommend the Sunday Jazz Brunch.

MS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special evening! We had the best experience at Hamilton Park and will be returning and recommending to friends.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Food, ambience and service!! Can’t wait to go back!

EC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Can't beat the food. Four of us shared the charcuterie platter for an appetizer. Very good! Two of us had the cod on a bed of fennel and bacon, or maybe it was pancetta. Delicious. My wife had the hanger steak - she said it was very good. Desserts were fine, more than enough for two.
Service was lacking a bit. They were very nice and seemed to be trying their best - everyone, the valet, hostess, wait staff. I got the feeling they didn't have much experience at their particular jobs. Not a big deal to me. I'll give them a pass since the food was very good. Perhaps they should add a few more items to the menu.
The atmosphere was impressive, as was the hotel - nice new building. I'll be back once they work out the kinks. I hear the place has only been open a short time.

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had heard about it and went to check it out. The menu is varied and has a good selection but no overwhelming.

M
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding we highly recommend.

LE
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a lovely setting. Contemporary American, with nice touches like artisan charcuterie and cheeses. Desserts could be better, though, nothing special and a notch below other similar class restaurants in New Haven.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious but the portions were way too small for the price.

SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We waited for someone to acknowledge us or at least give us a menu or water for about 20 minutes. The food was average, and a bit pricey. I liked the atmosphere. I will return but only for the bar.