"Jean Pierre Vuillermet, the 36-year-old owner and head chef, said he has tried to make the restaurant and the new menu of French food different from its predecessor. The new light pink paint and a large but simple chandelier in the middle of the main dining room have brightened the restaurant, which was formerly known for its serious ambiance and expensive prices. A small, lighted box with a menu should be in place outside the restaurant's front door by tonight, he said, and a small neon sigh is already aglow on Chapel Street."
"A painting of a pheasant hangs above the coat closet. The molded ceiling, large glass windows and red-veined marble exemplify traditional refinement. Even the structure of the Union League Cafe reinforces the aura of tradition that defines the New Haven landmark. Carved above the fireplace is an inscription reading, 'This club house stands on the… Continue reading ‘Tradition’ lives on at Union League, by Rachel Engler
"The prices may have been slashed in half, but the new Union League Café, which replaces New Haven's former Robert Henry's restaurant on Chapel street, has lost none of its pomp, splendor and old boy mystique. Admittedly my dinner companions and I, misled by the word café, might have arrived a little under-dressed. When we… Continue reading Union League Café Serves Up Elegant Fare, by Rebecca Howland