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Christopher Martins

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
+1 203-776-8835
11:30 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 12:00
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New York
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397 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I often stop by this neighborhood when traveling on 91. This was my first visit here. It's a classic neighborhood bar with very good food. We enjoyed burgers, soups, salads... all tasted fine and decent-sized portions. Nice welcome and friendly waiter.

Thank skgbos
Level Contributor
45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I wanted to mark a great visit to New Haven with a three-course lunch at Christopher Martin's at the start of the city's Restaurant Week. The appetizer came, followed by the stuffed pork chop and a pear tart. It would have been a memorable meal, if it wasn't for the little worm that peaked out of a few wilted stems... More 

1 Thank meyung
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The restaurant is very small, warm and cozy. The service, food and ambiance is excellent. There's a Pub next door that is part of the restaurant and it's always busy, however, none of the noise is heard in the restaurant.

Thank Rontcpa
North Branford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Christopher Martin's was once known for setting standards....not so much with our last experience. This review is getting two stars only because our meals were delicious, portions were perfect, and waiter tried to be attentive, making sure water glasses were full, bringing bread, condiments, etc. Went for lunch with 6 friends from work. Service was very slow. Server was very... More 

1 Thank CTbowlingmom
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Over the years we have visited periodically and they have always been consistent in what they present. I had the sea bass which was cooked perfectly with a side carb and veggies. The steak offering was small but good. A solid performer around for years. A sprucing up of the interior would add to the overall ambiance.

Thank Robinmerry39
east haven, ct
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

First let's start by saying there were only 4 tables occupied including ours. Initial contact was good, but once our drinks arrived, our waiter seemed to disappear. No other staff were visible either to address service. Appetizers finally arrive, they were good but nothing over the top worth going back for. Next course was the salad---- must have been the... More 

Thank catnjoe
Madison, Connecticut
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Ordered Groupon, went to dinner and they said it was fixed instead of the $92.00 i signed up for. Make sure you ask before you go, they give you 2 glasses of wine (niether of us drink for $20.00) 1 app for $12.00 (had scallops that were cut in half) and 2 entrees $30.00 each. I just want to order... More 

1 Thank Rod H
Trussville, Alabama
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I'll admit it doesn't look inviting at first, but the food is very good. I ordered the tuna, which was delicious. Everyone in our group was happy with their food and our server was great and attentive.

Thank Toby F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We've really enjoyed our dinners here. You can hear each other talk, always a plus, and more and more rare. Sweet folks who don't mind adjusting the menu for kids.

Thank Elizabeth B
Falmouth, Mass.
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We came here on a Thursday night because there was a line out the door at nearby Modern Apizza. The menu here is broader and healthier. We were seated in the back and had a nice quiet spot to eat and talk. There were five of us in our party. We will be back!

Thank AllisonST

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 860 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-8835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?