Where to Eat: Oak Haven Table and Bar

I often feel fortunate to live so close to New Haven, because there are a seemingly endless amount of amazing restaurants to dine at! The other week I had an opportunity to visit Oak Haven Table & Bar on State Street.

Since the days are getting shorter and I wanted to take advantage of any amount of daylight, I went shortly after dinner service started at 5 p.m. (which also means getting to take advantage of happy hour!) and had the restaurant completely to myself for at least the first hour. Another perk of being an early bird was not worrying about taking over several tables to take photos.

Oak Haven's menu is setup so that you can eat your way through it, with most dishes designed with sharing in mind. Thankfully I brought my mom along so that we'd get to try several things!

Whenever presented with a cocktail list, I usually just scan it for whatever drink has gin in it, and go from there. My cocktail not only was gin based, but also served in a teacup. It was a blend of gin, sweet vermouth, Lillet Rouge, birch liqueur and whiskey aged bitters - strong and very tasty!

For the food, we started out with the vegetable tempura, then tried the fried chicken bao, which was so tasty, and finally the braised beef short ribs with spaetzle and mushrooms, and the duck leg with mango jasmine rice. While everything was delicious, the short rib dish was a true standout. The meat was so tender, the mushrooms and spaetzle incredibly flavorful.

By the time we finished the place was packed, and under different circumstances I could have easily seen myself lingering over a cheeseboard and a second cocktail, though I'll just have to keep that in mind for a future visit.

If you find yourself in the neighborhood and want to stop into Oak Haven for a drink or a bite, mention SiggPay and you'll get 10% off your bill!

Thanks to Oak Haven Table and Bar for offering me the chance to stop in and check them out! I was given this opportunity through SiggPay, my views and opinions are my own.

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  1. I never drink gin, but I feel like I could change my mind about that stance for a cocktail served in a teacup. How cute! I feel like I remember seeing your visit to Oak Haven Table and Bar on stories... and actually clicking on thier page to see more, because even though I am nowhere near New Haven, everything looked so tempting! I love anything that comes with spaetzle - for the briefest time, we had an amazing but tiny German restaurant in Winnipeg that served it with everything, and everything it came with, along with the spaetzle itself, was to die for. Since then, I order it whenever I see it on a restaurant menu. It's not even 8 am, but the idea of it served short ribs practically has my mouth watering :)

  2. this leopard print poncho is EVERYTHING! You look fabulous.


  3. Oh yum! This restaurant looks amazing! I absolutely love your outfit too. Those jeans and your poncho are so cute!

  4. Such a cute look1 I love the cape!
    And the food looks very tasty!! If only I didn't hate having to worry about parking in New Haven, hha

  5. I am a gin fan too! And that place looks really cute; is it on Chapel? I miss s few New Haven restaurants that I used to frequent to this day.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Oh that blanket poncho is superb my friend.
    The food looks really good, there are things there i would eat right now if i could.

  7. Looks like such a great place! I am a sucker for a good restaurant.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. How cute to have a cocktail in a teacup! I love your leopard poncho! It's gorgeous!

  9. The food looks so great, and it sounds like such a lovely place to visit! :)

    I have to say though, your leopard print cape is stunning and it's such a standout it kinds takes all the attention away from the food, haha! It's so pretty on you, what a great piece for cooler weather!

    Hope that you have a lovely weekend ahead of you! Busy day for me today, but hopefully will get to relax tomorrow! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  10. The food looks really good, and I love your leopard print poncho!

  11. WOW WHAT AN AMAZING RESTAURANT. The food and drinks sound amazing! And I love your outfit. A couple of years ago I wore almost an identical outfit. I need to find my leopard poncho that looks like yours. Also, such chic pumps and bag!

    Welcome by and linkup with me this Thursday and every week for the Moda Linkup. =) Have a Fab, Fab Weekend!


  12. In LOVE with this leopard print poncho. I've actually been looking for one, and this one is pretty much perfect. It really looks beyond cozy too!



  13. Oak Haven Table sounds like a great place to stop by. I love your styling, it's so chic and pretty. Great way to wear leopard print...Simply perfect for autumn. Lovely bag as well.

  14. You look so cozy and comfy and so is food. Idea fall pictures and trendy animal print usage. Bravo!

  15. I love that poncho! I have it too! One of my favorites!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  16. Everything looks delicious, and how fun you almost had the restaurant to yourself! I'm loving your poncho!

  17. This all looks so delish!! I love that cute leopard poncho!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  18. Ooh the food looks so yummy! How fun to have the restaurant to yourself so you could take pictures--you got some good ones! I love your leopard wrap too, especially with the color of your top, it's such a pretty combo.

  19. What a charming place. Also, your leopard poncho is sooo lovely. Looks so comfy and cozy.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com