Mayor John M. Picard, center, cuts the ribbon with Geno’s Steakhouse owner Gene Arganese, second from right, and manager Giuseppe Cinque, second from left, on Wednesday, April 24, to mark the opening of the city’s latest dining hot spot at 1003 Boston Post Road, the former site of Chuck’s Steakhouse and, most recently, Chops Steak & Fish Grill. Holding the ribbon with Picard are Chamber of Commerce member Philip Grande Sr. and city Planning and Development Commissioner Meredith L. Allen. Behind them, from left, are Councilwoman Nancy R. Rossi, D-7; Nancy Guman, branch manager of Webster Bank and co-chairwoman of the West Haven Business Association; City Clerk Deborah Collins; Councilmen Brent Watt, D-5, and William X. Conlon, D-2; and several chamber members, including Executive Director Adonia Dontfraid, who organized the event.
The steakhouse boasts a charbroil grill — a signature holdover from Chuck’s — in the heart of its cozy, newly refurbished and decorated dining room and a fireplace in the barroom, which is lined with old oaken floors and walls and is accentuated by oldfangled brickwork.
The restaurant features a salad bar — a concept Chuck’s introduced to the state years ago — and specializes in U.S. Prime steaks and dry-aged selections, as well as lobster, salmon, shrimp and other seafood dishes.
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, the eatery offers a Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)