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Park Central Tavern

1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919
+1 203-287-8887
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Whenever we are in Hamden and fail to make reservations during a busy QU week-end, we always manage to get into Park Ventral Tavern. Food is always good and the service usually great. This last visit had us changing times and numbers multiple times and...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I've eaten here on several occasions, and I've loved each visit. It's not near home for me, but it's close to my in-laws. Food is memorably enjoyable, and the service is very good. I've had the burger, the fish, the fried chicken sandwich and the...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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....More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Thank bean173
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank judith m
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank dpfeiff
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...More

Thank MrJeff S
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...More

Thank Sundancekid330
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

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Peter W
11 October 2017|
Response from Jeffrey S | Reviewed this property |
Parking right at the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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