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Accolades

 
‘’Very Good’’

At Shell & Bones, a Sleek Space and a Dazzling View
— The New York Times
Top 100 Al Fresco Restaurants in American
— OpenTable
The Most Romantic Restaurant in Connecticut
— Food and Wine
Best Restaurant Overall
Best Bar & Grill, Best Outdoor Dining
Best Restaurant with a Water View
Best Seafood
Best American or Continental
Best Place for Brunch
Best Happy Hour
— CTNOW BEST OF NEW HAVEN READER'S POLL 2018
“the superfresh seafood (such as black garlic cod as thick as filet mignon) crowding the surf and turf menu, Shell & Bones is a place where playful plating and exotic flavor twists will have you conflicted about whether to gaze at your meal or the sunset views.”
— Best of CT Editor's 2018 Choice Award
Voting us among the best:

Best New Restaurant
Best Seafood
Best Outdoor Dining
Best Water View
Best Appetizers
Best Romantic Restaurant
Best Ambiance or Decor
— CTNOW 2017
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“The kitchen at Shell & Bones is turning out refined interpretations of many American favorites while pushing the limits in other areas.”
— CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE
“Shell & Bones has to be included in discussions of New Haven’s best restaurants.”
— HARTFORD COURANT
Best New Restaurant
Best Seafood Restaurant
Best Steakhouse
Best Brunch
— CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE EDITOR'S CHOICE