CloverEats: Caseus in New Haven
Of the places in New Haven that have been recommended to us, Caseus was the hardest for us to get to; they aren’t open for dinner on Mondays or Tuesdays and are closed Sundays. Furthermore, they are a pretty small space and fill up quickly; we were told the wait would be 40 minutes for two of us. Fortunately, we were able to snag a table on the patio, which other patrons passed up given the cool winter evening. There were big space heaters and blankets, and we ordered hot cider, so it wasn’t too bad in terms of weather. I’m sure the patio is fantastic in the summertime.
We went with classics – Fred got the burger (“painted hills grass-fed beef, brioche bun, red onion, frites aioli, house pickles, sharp cheddar”) and I got the Mac and Cheese (“raclette, gouda, comte, cheddar, provolone, bread crumbs”) with pulled pork. Our waitress proclaimed that their burger was the best burger in town, which I was hesitant to believe until I took one delicious, tender, juicy, savory bite. Amazing! I do have to say my Mac and Cheese wasn’t as good as I was hoping, especialy at a whopping $24. I’ll try the grilled cheese next time or just go for a burger, especially since I was chomping away at Fred’s the whole time. We got the Pot de Creme for dinner, which was a sweet, satisfying way to top off the meal.