Executive Chef, John Brennan is the culinary genius behind the fun, eclectic menu at Elm City Social Kitchen & Cocktails. Chef Brennan, who was recently recognized in Connecticut Magazine’s 40 under 40 explores seasonal offerings using quality choice ingredients to create made from scratch dishes. The gastropub serves New American bar bites and creative cocktails promoting the social element of dining by featuring small plates meant to be communally shared.
At the Bar
Alexandra Reed, who prefers the title, Bar Chef specializes in finding the perfect drink to satisfy your thirst from classic favorites to artisanal cocktails. Using hand selected ingredients to craft signature drinks like the Rubber Ducky and the Minute Man.
Try the Rubber Ducky the adult version of the bath time favorite, Citra Hop infused Gin, Basil, Grapefruit, Lemon and Sparkling Water topped with a stylized rubber ducky. Get ducky on your next visit to the Elm City.
Let the Minute Man transport you to a tropical retreat without having to leave New Haven. Paradise is just a sip a way made with Kaffir Lime Leaf and Lemongrass infused Absolut Elyx, Coconut, Pineapple, Lime , Demerara, and Tiki Bitters.
Enjoy the weather and views of the city on the only rooftop tiki bar in Connecticut featuring an exclusive cocktail and frozen drink menu.
From the Kitchen
Little Cheeseburgers house blend chuck and brisket, sharp cheddar, smoked aioli, red onion jam, served on toasted brioche with hand cut French fries. The well-seasoned, flavorful meat is fresh and never frozen. The Little Cheeseburgers promise a big taste in a small package.
Duck Sliders confit, brie, red onion marmalade, toasted brioche, arugula, demi-glace served with hand cut French fries. The moist, tender duck is perfectly complemented by the brie and red onion marmalade.
Baked Brie a warm creamy melted center inside a flaky crisp pastry baked golden brown. This sweet and savory selection is simply known as “The Queen of Cheeses” for its irresistible taste and texture. The Baked Brie is served with red onion marmalade, rum caramel, candied pecans, grilled baguette, smoked grapes and Granny Smith apple slices.
Jerk Chicken Tacos flour tortilla, spicy cabbage slaw, pulled jerk chicken, spicy aioli. This plate has a winning combination of flavors for those looking for a little spice in their life.
Mac ‘N’ Cheese combines cavatapi, a creamy five-cheese blend, topped with crispy breadcrumbs. This ooey gooey cheesy bowl of deliciousness brings you closer to heaven with every forkful. The generous portion is actually a side.
Satisfy your seafood fix with this protein rich spicy crab and bean dish. The Louisiana Crab Cakes are made with lump crab meat, Cajun clover honey remoulade, frisee, corn and lima bean succotash.
Elm City Social is conveniently located on College Street across from the Shubert Theater just steps away from the New Haven Green. In August, Elm City Social celebrated its two year anniversary. Come see what all the buzz is about.
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