Elm City Social evokes the spirit of the 1920s, bringing back to life the craftwork of cocktails that has been lost until now. In the kitchen, Chef John Brennan draws you in with seasonally inspired menus that can only be described as “comfort food with a flavorful twist.”
People love our style; we were even named one of the Best New Restaurants by Connecticut Magazine. We’re located inside the historic building that once housed Kasey’s Restaurant in the early 1900’s. By the corner of Chapel and College Streets, we’re situated across the street from the famed Shubert Theater and just off the New Haven Green.
OUR LATEST MENUS
Looking for Chef John Brennan? Check the kitchen, of course. He’s the creative visionary behind Elm City Social in New Haven, and everything he cooks for you is fresh, unique, and made from scratch.
Recently featured in Connecticut Magazine’s 40 under 40, Chef John is constantly cooking up new recipes that are infused with a seasonal flair and meant to share. He’s also a big movie buff; you will often find him creating one-time-only events with menus inspired by some of his favorite classic movies.
Stop in to Elm City Social today to see Chef John’s latest creations.
Don’t have time to eat-in? Don’t worry.
You can now order all your Elm City Social favorites for delivery or take-out.
MAKE A RESERVATION
It’s been said that we take fun seriously. And we do. Just ask the rubber duckies floating atop our signature drink. Are you ready to join us for delicious meals made to share and artisanal cocktails served just the way you like them?
Make a reservation today.
NEWS & EVENTS
WHAT NEW HAVEN HAS TO SAY
"The drinks here are outstanding! Had a rooftop party here of 60 people and it could not have gone better! The staff was unbelievable and the food and drinks were awesome! Such a great time and social place. Exactly what I envisioned for our get together. Thank you!"
-Lacee, via Facebook
“I love Elm City Social; it’s a gem in New Haven. The service is always very friendly; food and drink come very quietly and dishes are always cleared. The drinks are so freaking creative-the rubber ducky and now the fall sangria are my two favorites. Elm City Social just has this awesome vibe-I love sitting back, eating and drinking great dishes and cocktails and having a good conversation.”
-Jennifer, via Facebook
“The food is consistently good and tasty. I came here for restaurant week a while back and had a yummy salmon burger. In more recent visits I’ve tried the mac n cheese and the tuna tacos. The tuna tacos were awesome – spicy tuna tartare in tiny little tacos made of fried eggroll wrappers, placed on a bed of spicy cabbage slaw and then drizzled in even more spicy mayo. I’m a bit of a spicy tuna addict when it comes to sushi, so this dish was absolute perfection to me. I’m craving it now thinking about it.”