Ordinary - New Haven
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Overall, really nice aesthetics. I went a few times before the pandemic and had delicious drinks and great service.
However, Went for a friends birthday last night and the server was condescending and rude while claiming that the bar did not have the ingredients for a drink (rum, lime, sugar). Instead of just saying that they weren’t making anything off menu (which is of course understandable), he chose to lie and then be nasty when questioned.
I’m not sure if he was having a bad day, or is used to people talking down to him, but that is not an excuse to treat pujan customers poorly based on whatever assumptions he was making.
Additionally, once we got our ordered drinks, they did not taste great. I’m not sure if they lost the bartenders they used to have, but I was overall very disappointed.
The only redeeming factor was the person who appeared to be a manager/host. They were very kind and accommodating.
Best bar in New Haven. Hands down.
This hidden little place is truly a treat. Delicious hamburgers and appetizers with fancy cocktails.
Unique experience. Hidden gem.
Love going here. Food is good and so are the custom drinks.
Good from the Happy Hour menu was all delicious. Drinks were excellent and our waiter was funny and nice!
Great place. Excellent Covid protocols. Staff was fabulous
Ordinary is a world-class bar in a one-of-a-kind historic setting. The cocktails, snacks, service and patrons put this place on every list of what a bar should be. An actual speakeasy, you have to ring a doorbell to enter, which opens a bookshelf in the front which is a small cocktail history museum. Themes, specials and surprises await making Ordinary everything but ordinary!
Ordinary is a wonderful place. The staff is talented and friendly. It’s a very comfortable place.
Fantastic place, memorable experience. The staff was welcoming and attentive, the drinks original and food excellent. Would visit again!
Great drinks and atmosphere. A bit noisy, but a lot of fun
I had a great time at Ordinary. My table was ready exactly on time for mh reservation. The staff was incredible. The ambience, decoration, and theme was great. And the cocktails were excellent.
Ordinary is THE swanky New Haven bar. Its speak-easy vibe and incredible, incredible cocktails make it my favorite place to take dates, friends, or colleagues (for an elegant cocktail or as a place we can chat while sipping), but it's honestly the staff that make it exceptional. They all know their stuff and are super cool. Food-wise, I've only ever ordered the grilled cheese but it's amazing. Definitely snag a reservation here!
Fun place!!! We will be back!
The vibe and the staff like no other!
The interior was beautiful and both food and drink were fantastic. Ben was so great. So so attentive and friendly. He made an already great experience all the more enjoyable.
The restaurant is small and cozy but not crowded. Our waiter was fantastic and gave great drink suggestions and knew a lot about anything we asked him. Very friendly and helpful! The food was amazing! Small menu but each item was well thought out and everything we got was delicious! Roasted potatoes and cheese and meat board app and the Reuben and burger entries were all so good!!
The best bar in New Haven! I love the Twin Peaks theme they have right now. Even without the amazing atmosphere, art, and service, they have the best drinks in the city.
Wonderful place. As a non-drinker, I am always jealous of their creative cocktails. However, they were able to make me the most amazing mocktail.
Hats off to Tim and Ben for the excellent service
Interesting drinks! All mixers, are homemade, with a creative twist.
Twin peaks theme is amazing and will run through the summer. The manager is a sweetheart, and the servers are all really friendly and attentive. The kitchen closes at 10 pm, but their food is excellent. Get yourself breakfast for dinner and a damn fine cup of coffee.
Best drinks in town and tasty snacks. Love the Twin Peaks pop up going on this summer.
Great food, drinks, service, and vibe. The sliders and hot dog are especially killer.
Our waiter was amazing. Didn’t catch his name though.
Cocktails excellent and fun! Food unbelievable (the burger is just WOW!)
Our service was exceptional!
We cannot wait to return....
Honestly, the best bar and bartenders in Connecticut. No questions about that. Knowledgeable and welcoming staff, in addition to their recommendations for cocktails, is amazing. Definitely coming back.
Dramatic cocktails that actually taste good!! Beautiful old school bar with modern technical skill. Go go go 🤎
Great atmosphere, cocktails, and small bites - a recipe for a wonderful evening!
Did let myself or boyfriend go in. Tried calling their phone no answer. When at restaurant explained to them we were traveling from out of state they were Very dismissive.
Amazing service, delicious food!!!
What a cute ambiance! It’s so fun to walk in and when they take you back it’s so romantic and cute! Food was really good! Try to beer cheese and drinks are all pretty specialty and strong!
Amazing cocktails and ambiance. We enjoyed trying a bit of everything from the drink menu.
Food and cocktails are very good... Ambiance is cool. I am writing this review though in regards to the chicken skewers. $8 and you get ONE small chicken (thigh meat) skewer, which is absurd. Tasty, but not about price gauging. It should come with two. The food menu could use a few more items as well as the beers they offer. Otherwise I’m a fan of Ordinary!
Always an amazing experience while at Ordinary. Food and drinks are delicious and staff is amazing. Love the atmosphere, warm and inviting
Spectacular cocktails and warm atmosphere, a real gem!
Our visit to Ordinary was excellent as always. Great food, unique cocktails and relaxed atmosphere.
Their cocktails are outstanding! Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.
These guys know what they are doing. Experts in craft cocktails and delicious food, they have created a fun and unique atmosphere for their guests. Last year I enjoyed taking part in a few of their virtual paring events and had so much fun. I was thrilled to spend a short but worth while visit sipping on The Vapors and finally inhaling a Doodle Burger. Can’t wait to go back.
Always amazing, never disappoints
More Doodle Sauce!!
Ordinary - New Haven offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 907-0238.
Ordinary - New Haven is rated 4.9 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.