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Crown Street, New Haven Architecture + Mini Food Tour

Crown Street in New Haven is located in the downtown area of one of the most famous places in Connecticut. We just talked about the Yale University Museum in this post. Let’s explore some of the architecture this thriving city has to offer. Today we’re exploring Crown Street.


We are focusing on the section between Church Street and Park Street. This area is chock full of great restaurants. It’s also an excellent spot to explore the New Haven architecture.


Looking at the architecture I’m reminded of Montreal and also New York City. Brownstones are located all along Crown street. A lot of the buildings have been converted into restaurants. Now let’s explore some of the restaurants.


Geronimo Tequila bar and Southwest Grill (below) is a great choice for dinner. Of course it’s located in a beautiful building. I didn’t visit there on my last visit but I have been to both the New Haven and Fairfield locations. They have great Yuka fries and a nice relaxed atmosphere to eat with friends.


This night was all about Bar. I had come here a few times years ago with friends but was always turned away because they were booked solid. The food was really good. It is a great casual spot for pizza and drinks. I had the famous mashed potato and bacon pizza. Side note: there is an offshoot of this restaurant in Bridgeport called Brewport. Rumor has it that a former Bar owner went off on their own and created Brewport. My picture looks a little messy but it was good. I promise.

End your night with Insomnia Cookies. It’s located on 240-242 College Street, which is one of the cross streets. (It’s also a 4-minute walk from the Yale University Art Gallery) Enjoy lots of unique cookie flavors as well as ice cream. This night I chose a vegan cookie with sprinkles (below, left).

Milkcraft ice cream is also down the street. They make their ice cream using liquid nitrogen. It’s a great show to watch them make the ice cream. I didn’t pick any up at this location. So I’m going to insert a photo from their Fairfield location (top, right). 

What did you think of Crown Street? We’ll be exploring more local Connecticut spots soon. Are you there any specific areas you want to visit with me? Let me know in the comments.

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