Ordinary - New Haven

4.9
46 reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
New Haven's Oldest Bar, located in the heart of the Historic Downtown Area. Comfort Food paired with Craft Cocktails. Due to COVID Regulations we are operating limited schedule open Thursday - Saturday 4:00 - 11:00.

Take a look at our menu at https://ordinarynewhaven.com/menus/

We hope to see you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 46 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipEsstee
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best bar in New Haven. Hands down.

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vipPamelaO
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This hidden little place is truly a treat. Delicious hamburgers and appetizers with fancy cocktails.

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vipLauren
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique experience. Hidden gem.

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Curtis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going here. Food is good and so are the custom drinks.

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MorganB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good from the Happy Hour menu was all delicious. Drinks were excellent and our waiter was funny and nice!

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vippadric
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Excellent Covid protocols. Staff was fabulous

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LiveToEat
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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JaimeA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordinary is a wonderful place. The staff is talented and friendly. It’s a very comfortable place.

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rosewoodtreestump
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place, memorable experience. The staff was welcoming and attentive, the drinks original and food excellent. Would visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great drinks and atmosphere. A bit noisy, but a lot of fun

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Derick
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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Foodie17
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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LisaD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun place!!! We will be back!
The vibe and the staff like no other!

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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WendyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

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MirandaR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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SusannahD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hats off to Tim and Ben for the excellent service

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Riss
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting drinks! All mixers, are homemade, with a creative twist.

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Amber
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Lesley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best drinks in town and tasty snacks. Love the Twin Peaks pop up going on this summer.

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks, service, and vibe. The sliders and hot dog are especially killer.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. Didn’t catch his name though.

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EdWaz
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails excellent and fun! Food unbelievable (the burger is just WOW!)
Our service was exceptional!
We cannot wait to return....

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HeribertoL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Kurads
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dramatic cocktails that actually taste good!! Beautiful old school bar with modern technical skill. Go go go 🤎

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HalO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, cocktails, and small bites - a recipe for a wonderful evening!

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DinaF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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jesterjace
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and ambiance. We enjoyed trying a bit of everything from the drink menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing experience while at Ordinary. Food and drinks are delicious and staff is amazing. Love the atmosphere, warm and inviting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular cocktails and warm atmosphere, a real gem!

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vipKristenC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our visit to Ordinary was excellent as always. Great food, unique cocktails and relaxed atmosphere.

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Susanne
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Their cocktails are outstanding! Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.

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MaraLeaVai
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipW0123
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing, never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

More Doodle Sauce!!

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Cherokee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordinary is the perfect place for an intimate night cap. The service was prompt, the drinks were exceptional and the ambiance was relaxing.

FAQs

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 46 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.