Orangeside Luncheonette's owner, Tony Poleshek Jr., crafts an extensive menu of midday fare fresh daily. Diners can customize three-egg omelets (starting at $4) with a variety of cheeses, vegetables, and meats such as sausage, pastrami, gyro, and hamburger. Fit teeth around a rotating roster of signature square donuts, geometrically designed to hold up layers of frosting and contain exact portions of jelly calculated with an abacus. The chicken-souvlaki sandwich surrounds seasoned chicken, onion, and tzatziki sauce with a pita ($6), and the grilled-chicken sandwich swishes a cape of honey mustard and melted cheese ($7.25). Diners may also search for horoscopes spelled out in the breaded crumbs of clam strips with fries and coleslaw ($6.50). Orangeside Luncheonette's staff crafts each meal quickly, for in-shop eating or on-the-go morsels.
Cuisine Type: Farm to Table Tapas
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Diver Scallops with market vegtebles
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Tell us a little about your restaurant.
Oak Haven Table & Bar tapas style gastropub that specializes in beer, wine, and bourbon. It is nestled in historic grotto neighborhood of New Haven. A cafe that opens as a trendy gastropub and transforms into a vibrant bar at night. As our name suggests, we are a fusion cafe that sells delicious wines, craft beers, and spirits that complement a farm to table food menu. We support local farms, vineyards, micro breweries, and distributors whenever possible, and want to be a sanctuary for the cultured consumer. You walk in and see the warming wood accents, rustic Edison fixtures, the abstract furniture, that all seamlessly flows together to create a Feng Shui ambiance that makes everyone inside feel comfy.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our mission is to sell fresh and unique food and drinks. Our product must meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and seasonality while combining both modern-creative and classical styles of cooking. Oak Haven Table & Bar always keeps its concept fresh, exciting, and on the cutting edge of the hospitality industry. Lastly, we give back to the New Haven community to improve the quality of life of everyone in our neighborhood.
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