It was with great sadness that we announced in early October that the licensed Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Long Wharf Family Restaurant would have to close our doors on Oct 18th.
For 8 years we proudly served the New Haven area. We were grateful for the opportunity it gave us to meet & serve many new loyal customers. You are all now part of the "Fish Tale Family" that began in 1979.
The decision to close our New Haven operation was a very difficult one. Unfortunately, COVID 19 had greatly changed the restaurant environment. We worked very hard for the past 8 months to try and keep the business going. We ultimately realized that the effects of the virus won't soon go away, and "have rippled through our community in ways that deeply affected the Long Wharf business". We also faced an expiring lease, both of which has made the closing a difficult, but necessary choice.
We are excited, because unlike many restaurant closures, this will feel more like a consolidation. Both of the 2 original Fish Tales, the Madison Drive-In Restaurant and the Westbrook Family Restaurant remain open year-round. Our Long Wharf customers can look forward to still enjoying the very best fresh seafood at these Shoreline locations. All Gift cards purchased at the New Haven restaurant will be accepted at the Westbrook and Madison restaurants.
The people of New Haven welcomed us with open arms, and for that we will be forever grateful. We are thrilled that the two original Lenny & Joe's will be there for you! The Long Wharf staff, customers, our suppliers and the great city of New Haven have our sincere thanks.
Thanks to the hundreds who came in since our announcement to say "Hi and Goodbye" before we closed on the 18th and enjoyed our award-winning seafood!
Thanks & we hope to SEA you in Westbrook or Madison,
Victor, Brian and the New Haven Team
Lenny and Joe
Thanks for 8 Great Years!
The New Haven Restaurant closed on October 18th!