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Park Central Tavern

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1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919 (Park and Central Avenues)
+1 203-287-8887
11:30 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Tue 16:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Suffield, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Using the criteria applied to the very top restaurants in the world, this is not a four diamond, five star establishment. But among restaurants aspiring to be tops in the totally relaxing tavern with a long polished bar, a separate dining room and an eclectic menu prepared by a chef who is both an excellent purveyor of traditional food as... More 

Thank Dave H
Hamden, Connecticut
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very good. Helpful but not intrusive waiter. Lunch menu was interesting. I went there today with several friends. Our orders were varied but everyone was pleased. They ordered a scallop dish, tuna, papardelle pasta with bolognese sauce, barbecue beef and a chicken wrap. The dessert menu also looked delicious but we only ordered the baignettes with chocolate sauce.... More 

Thank Joyce C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bottomless mimosas or sangria and delicious food...my brunch fix was satisfied! What was supposed to be a quick catch up session with a friends ended up being a few hours long and not once did we feel rushed to leave. The staff was attentive and ready to refill out glasses even after the bill was paid. I will absolutely be... More 

Thank bean173
Hamden, Connecticut
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Park Central several times as recent as a week ago. On January 20th I was taken there with my family and friends. Everything we ordered was perfection. All of us enjoyed what we ordered. The service was exceptional.. It was a celebration of my birthday and I cannot think of another restaurant I would have enjoyed more.... More 

Thank judith m
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Park Central Tavern has the potential to be a wonderful place to eat and drink- the bar is very pretty. However, the problem is twofold, the food...it's terrible and the bar staff. Recently went there on three separate occasions, once as a couple, once with family, and the last time, with friends. Unless you're a personal friend of the bartender... More 

Thank dpfeiff
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is in my first time back to Park Central due to small servings in the past. I was very impressed with the new menu and cannot wait to go back. I have to say the fried calamari was one of the best I have ever had, it was so lightly fried and fresh.

Thank MrJeff S
East Fishkill, New York
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225 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was our first visit to Park Central Tavern, and we look forward to returning. We were celebrating two birthdays, and this restaurant seemed an appropriate venue. By the meal's end, everyone at the table was a member of the "Clean Plate Club". The Eggs Benedict were beautifully and perfectly prepared. The menu boasts of locally sourced ingredients, and I've... More 

Thank Sundancekid330
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724 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I had shrimp and grits which was one of the best I have had almost. It was amazing My wife's burger was terrific and done perfectly. Service was good. Always a nice restaurant from the Tim it was built

Thank steverA8718SU
Chicago, IL
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254 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were driving through the area and thought his place looked good ... and it was ! We both had seafood meals that were excellent. Pleasant setting, good service and a big parking lot. Obviously popular with the locals which is always a good sign.

Thank outoford
Ansonia, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The atmosphere at Park Central is wonderful, warm and inviting.. just don't eat there. I was at a small event (under 30). Rubber chicken would have been an improvement over the chicken I had there last night. People who had the pasta received an appetizer size portion and I did not even see the vegetarian dish. I hope regular diners... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919
    (Park and Central Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: bus: from new haven proper or the green, the northbound j-line from church st/whitney from cheshire, the southbound j-line on whitney ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-287-8887

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?