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Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Yale Center for British Art

Reopened in 2016 after extensive restoration, this fabulous gallery was architect Louis Kahn’s last commission and is the setting for the largest collection of British art outside the UK. Spanning three centuries fr…
Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Yale University Art Gallery

This outstanding museum was architect Louis Kahn's first commission and houses the oldest university art collection in the country, including Vincent van Gogh's The Night Café and European masterpieces by Frans Hals…
Top Choice University in New Haven

Yale University

Each year, thousands of high-school students make pilgrimages to Yale, nursing dreams of attending the country's third-oldest university, which boasts such notable alums as Noah Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, a…
Top Choice Modern American in New Haven

ZINC

Whenever possible, this trendy bistro's ingredients hail from local organic sources, but the chef draws inspiration from all over, notably Asia and the Southwest. There's a constantly changing 'market menu,' but for…
Top Choice Bistro in New Haven

Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro

With a boutique cheese counter piled with locally sourced labels and a concept menu devoted to le grand fromage, Caseus has hit upon a winning combination. After all, what's not to like about a perfectly executed ma…
Top Choice American in New Haven

The Pantry

The secret is already out about New Haven's ah-mazing little breakfast-lunch joint. You'll most likely have to line up then rub shoulders with a bunch of hungry students (who'd probably rather we kept this one to ou…
Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Shore Line Trolley Museum

For a unique take on East Haven's shoreline, take a ride on this open-sided antique trolley – the oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the country – along 3 miles of track that takes you from River S…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in New Haven

Ordinary

Ordinary is anything but. It's tall, dark and handsome, ineffably stylish and a treat for the senses. Its patrons often also fall into at least one of these categories. They come for cheese boards, charcuterie and c…
Library in New Haven

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Built in 1963, this extraordinary piece of architecture is the largest building in the world designed for the preservation of rare manuscripts. The windowless cube has walls of Danby marble which subdue the effects …
Winery in New Haven

Bishop's Orchards Winery

Bishop's Orchards Winery has been serving shoreline communities with fresh produce since 1871. Much more than just a winery, Bishop's is also a pick-your-own farm, where berries, peaches, pears, apples and pumpkins …