Dining at The Goodwin is its own destination – enjoy world-class French-American cuisine, together with a classic downtown bar that attracts people from all professional and social circles.
Harlan Brasserie is operated by Forstone Restaurant Group and led by managing partner Stephen Lewandowski, founder of the highly successful Harlan Social and Publick concepts in Southwestern Connecticut, and widely known for his previous work as Executive Chef at Tribeca Grill and Nobu, along with Citi Field’s Acela Club.
The restaurant is home to Executive Chef Chris Bateman who brings with him over 20 years of experience, including serving as the Executive Chef of the Jumeriah Creekside Hotel and Emirates Towers in Dubai, along with Jumeriah Essex House in New York City. Prior to that, Chef Bateman served as Chef de Cuisine at Four Seasons Resorts in Maui and Kona. His menu fuses new American cuisine with traditional French classics, combining fresh seafood and shellfish with prime steaks and chops. All of this is set in a modern brasserie with eclectic finishes where guests can enjoy expertly prepared cuisine with a wide selection of sommelier-picked wines and craft cocktails.
Side Bar is an eatery and lounge that offers a wide range of classic, creative and seasonal cocktails designed by Beverage Director and Sommelier Chris Messina, who brings with him a diverse culinary background spanning numerous restaurants, including New York City’s Jean-George, Tribeca Grill and Acela Club.
Set at the corner of Asylum and Haynes Street, guests can gather in a chic but social atmosphere and enjoy their drinks with a select menu that includes snacks and small plates built for sharing, fresh shellfish from the raw bar, and a variety of salads and sandwiches, including the award-winning Harlan Burger.
Social gatherings, business meetings, milestone celebrations – holding your special event in one of the truly unique rooms at The Goodwin ensures a sensational and memorable time. In classic Goodwin form, our staff will go out of its way to deliver a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Unlike anything you would find at a traditional venue, the spaces within The Goodwin are one-of-a-kind. Decorated and appointed with character and flair, you will notice unique touches like wood-style flooring, decorative panel molding, and a contrasting black and white motif. All coming together to create an enjoyable and memorable experience.
The Goodwin provides the ideal setting for any corporate event in the heart of downtown. Choose from our impressive boardrooms, flexible 3 suites, or expansive Capital Ballroom to make your next event more sensational. To that end, you can expect full audio/video capabilities for any Goodwin space you choose.
Weddings & Social Events
Events of every conceivable sort can be enjoyed here at The Goodwin. Social gatherings, weddings, milestone celebrations – holding your special event in one of our truly unique rooms with exquisite catering from our partners at Harlan Brasserie will be sure to impress guests and have them talking about your special event for years to come