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Anchor - CLOSED

272 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
+1 203-865-1512
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
16 Mar 2017
“Okay bar but pretty dark”
25 Nov 2016
“A must do experience!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
272 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We came here on a Friday night and the place was eerily empty. We sat down at a nice table but thought the atmosphere was just too dark/dimly lit to enjoy. The menu was also not the best -- too few options and lacked some...More

Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We wandered into Anchor Spa a little apprehensively - 3 women entering a bar with just a few guys - but I am so glad we did. We had a wonderful time. We learned that: - It had been named America's Best Bar in 2014...More

Thank Mia M
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The anchor has reopened and the drink selections are great, and very creative. They also have a small limited menu for food.

Thank Jleibo
Reviewed 23 January 2015

A nostalgic old New Haven "LANDMARK" now OUT OF BUSINESS. There are many stories about the place from being a "Mob Hangout" to Celebrities starring at the world famous Shubert Theater and staying at the equally famous Hotel Taft, both across the street, dropping in...More

Thank DevLen33113
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I've been to the Anchor in the past and had a pleasant experience. The decor is a throwback to old fashioned eateries (in a good way). There are banquettes on either side, the place is dimly lit, and music is playing. The waiter came to...More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Aargh matey, not everything needs to be modern and shiny, there's character and history inside this charming and authentic saloon. Love the booths and the jukebox plays nothing but the best. Go before it gets fancy!

Thank rr1042
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Nothing awesome about the food. cheap place to grab a beer if you need a break from Owl Shop, but if you're looking for a burger or sandwich, pretty much their menu, there are plenty of other places in New Haven to grab one.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 3 November 2011

The bar is such a relaxed and easy place to be. Stick with the basics; put money in the excellent jukebox; stay the whole night. I've heard extraordinarily mixed things about the food, but I experienced a few fantastic nights of great music, good conversation...More

Thank sethleger
Reviewed 5 July 2011

We arrived in New Haven after a long drive in traffic.. we planned on eating at Louis' Lunch, but when we heard an hour's wait, we decided on looking elsewhere. This particualr part of town seemed to be teeming with all kinds of restaurants. After...More

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-865-1512
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