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Home Restaurant, Branford Ct


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Home Restaurant, Branford Ct

linguist | | Nov 3, 2012 06:54 PM

Last night, eating out while waiting for our power to be restored after the storm, my wife and I went. To "Home" in Branford, descendant of Foe. We were quite happy with our food: a bowl of excellent (not perfect, but very good) fries and a plate of asparagus and broccoli battered and fried (not really tempura, as claimed on the menu, but good in their way), followed by a goat cheese and mushroom lasagna that my wife liked quite a bit (after it was sent back to the oven for a warmup) and what I think is the best swordfish dish I've had.
The menu offers small plates, full dishes, a range of burgers (which looked good on other people's plates) and sandwiches, plus several variations on man 'n cheese. Something for most people.
We ate in the back room, where the tables are organized and set in the conventional way, though the noise level can get high. The front room has been reorganized as a set of casual chair groupings: not obviously the right way to serve a serious dinner, but people seem to like it.
Full bar and reasonable if not very extensive wine list.
I get the impression there's a lot of care that goes into the food here. The owner (who did the rounds of the tables) seemed genuinely to want to know what was working and what wasn't.
I rather liked Foe in its original location, and for a while after they moved, but it began to go downhill. Home is a very good replacement.
I'm surprised not to find comments on this place here, since they've been open for a while, although shoreline+New Haven CT has been pretty dead on CH lately. Maybe I've just missed it.