A Weekend In: New Haven

 

FRIDAY 

6 p.m. Check into the STUDY AT YALE, a new on-campus hotel featuring leather reading chairs and marble baths. Doubles from $229, 1157 Chapel St., 203-503-3900, studyhotels.com

8 p.m. The hottest debut eatery in town is a twofer: Fusion-chic BESPOKE is on the first floor, Latin-inspired SABOR occupies the second. The South Beach vibe actually works, as does the spicy pork tenderloin. 266 College St., 203-562-4644, bespokenewhaven.com

10 p.m. The reconfigured OWL SHOP, a throwback cigar bar, is a good stop before the aptly named BAR, the hip spot for microbrews and live music. For clandestine late-night cool, duck into the new IVY LOUNGE, a three-level speakeasy. 268 College St., 203-624-3250, owlshopcigars.com; 254 Crown St., 203-495-8924, barnightclub.com; 956 Chapel St., 203-562-5566, ivynewhaven.com

SATURDAY 

10 a.m. The YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART boasts the largest grouping of U.K. art outside Old Blighty itself. 1080 Chapel St., 203-432-2800, yale.edu/ycba

2 p.m. On Chapel Street, standout women’s clothiers CLARE JONES and IDIOM and home shop MÉTAPHORE are worth spending sprees. 1130 Chapel St., 203-777-8900; 1014 Chapel St., 203-782-2280, idiomboutique.com; 46 High St., 203-772-1935, metaphore-eurostyle.com

6 p.m. The UNION LEAGUE CAFÉ lures Francophiles with pretheater duck-leg confit and escargot risotto dinners. 1032 Chapel St., 203-562-4299, unionleaguecafe.com.  

8 p.m. The place to catch a rising star is the YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA, alma mater of Meryl Streep and local son Paul Giamatti. 1120 Chapel St., 203-432-1234, drama.yale.edu

SUNDAY 

2 p.m. Despite the recent culinary hoopla, the city’s best food remains thin-crust brick-oven pizza. SALLY’S was Frank Sinatra’s favorite, but its evening-only hours make rival PEPE’S the primo spot for lunch. 237 Wooster St., 203-624-5271, sallysapizza.net; 157 Wooster St., 203-865-5762, pepespizzeria.com.