Wedding Questions

Rehersal Dinner

Posted in New Haven, CT, USA
Emptyprofileicon Sarah Schroer New Haven, CT, USA

I am having about 25 members , 30 at the most for a rehersal dinner. I would like to have a nice, waterfront resturant. I am having trouble though because I am not familiar in the area, and need some great suggestions! Thanks!

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Emptyprofileicon Kay Purdue and Justin Harris Meadows Sza New Haven, CT, USA

Two places will come to mind to any New Haven-ite: Sage, and Leon's. Both are just okay generally American food dining fare.

If you are willing to go a little farther afield but still in the area, I've never eaten on the water in either place, but Milford and Branford are both good nearby areas to explore.


Emptyprofileicon Christine Hussey


Thank you for writing to The Inn at Longshore to ask about your rehearsal dinner. There is Splash Restaurant in Westport, CT, which is lovely and located on the water in Westport, which is about 25 minutes from New Haven. Another lovely idea, perhaps would be to have the rehearsal dinner prepared for you on a small chartered boat - which would be quite unique and lovely for you.

Splash's telephone number is (203) 341-4666.

Congratulations on your engagement and good luck to you!

Christine Hussey
The Inn at Longshore


Emptyprofileicon Sheli and Graham New Haven, CT, USA

Unfortunately I haven't heard such great things about Leon's and I'm not sure about other waterfront restaurants. We had our rehearsal dinner at Fosters on Orange. The owner, Dave Foster, is wonderful to work with and the food is fantastic. They have a private room you can use. We had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend them if you are not tied to the waterfront.


Emptyprofileicon Karen and Glenn New Haven, CT, USA


Dave Foster recently left Foster's as far as I know.

I've been to Sage for brunch and it was nice. is more casual but on the water. Friends went to brunch there and liked it.


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