Sunday, July 25, 2010

7/25/10-J.P. Dempsey's, New Haven, CT

The summer for Tom and I, thus far, has been filled with repeat visits of some of our favorite places which has really been great! Today we decided to take a drive to look for something new for lunch. What is up with every place in New Haven being closed for lunch? I digress.

An old coworker of mine had suggested that the next time I was in New Haven to check out JP Dempsey's and I'm glad we did. Tom and I love places like this--kind of a dark rustic feel, great bar area and peanuts all over the place! Tom had the reuben sandwich with curly fries, which he commented was one of the better reuben sandwiches he's had. I had one of their newer menu items, the Vermont chicken wrap--chicken, cheddar cheese, green apples, bacon and onions--it was decent, but next time I'll ask for it without the onions because they completely overwhelmed the rest of the ingredients. I've had a similar dish elsewhere and it had a touch of maple syrup for that Vermont feel--I could see that working with this wrap, minus the onions!

In all, we had a nice lunch. Our waitress was very pleasant, prices were decent and our food came out piping hot and plentiful! By the looks of the place, it's probably packed on the weekends and a great place to hang out with your friends and we'd love to hang out here too!