Cook Duck Sliders, chicken Belgian waffles and Nicoise Salad in #ABiteToEat with Elm City Social in New Haven, Connecticut
How did you get started?
We got started when Co Owners Matt Bailey and Chef John Brennan found the location, and fell in love with the New Haven scene. They met me later in search of someone who could execute their vision and we got right to work, from a complete concept and menu makeover to aesthetic renovation. We haven't looked back since and have now opened our second restaurant concept in New Haven called Olives and Oil.
Where are you located?
We are located on 266 College Street right across the street from the Shubert Theater and a few doors down from the newly constructed College Street Music Hall!
What are your specialities?
Our mantra has always been to specialize in craft and entertainment. Whether it is from our extensive craft cocktail list to our spin on traditional American cultural dishes, we put our hearts into creating food and drink from fresh ingredients and with a new flare to promote interaction between guests and staff.
Always be on the lookout for our Chicken and Waffles, Lobster Doughnuts, and Baked Brie.
On the drink side, our
What's your personal favorite thing on the menu?
My personal favorites have always been the Steak and Fries and the Jerk Chicken Tacos.
What's on the stereo?
Guests will always enjoy an ode to the 20's with a prohibition feel throughout the bar but with a new age flare. Imagine your favorites hits of today, jazzed up with the sound of the 20's. Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox has provided this vibe and 9 times out of 10 guests can always count on this lively musical atmosphere.
Where else should we visit in your area?
If you're ever in the area you'll also want to visit our sister restaurant, Olives and Oil right around the corner on 124 Temple Street!
Other community heavy hitters we happen to thoroughly enjoy are Ordinary on Chapel Street and The Owl Shop Cigar Lounge (literally right next door)
Do you host any special events?
We host special events all the time!! Whether it is our themed dinners we do at least three times a year or our community nonprofit support nights we make it a part of our mission to keep the events and party going with the community.
In the past we have done a 5 course Great Gatsby themed dinner with cocktail pairings, all true and relevant to the book itself. It was a great experience that allowed guests to combine modern entertainment with the great literature of the past.
We've also done themed dinners based on the movie Pulp Fiction and James Bond. If you haven't had the chance to enjoying one of these themed dinner ticketed events, don't worry!! follow us on social media and stay in the loop for the next one!
Among others, we have prided ourselves on having special nights where we raise awareness and money for local nonprofits, giving away 10% of the sales on these certain nights to the chosen group. In the past we have worked with Camp Kesem, the Yale Hunger Homelessness Action Project, the New Haven Animal Shelter, City Seed and more!
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