Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:39 AM
Any great Italian? Thanks.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 06:59 PM
If you're looking for more traditional Italian, I would try Carbone's on Franklin Ave on the south end.
Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:15 AM
Posted 22 July 2005 - 08:04 AM
Bricco serves delicious wood-grilled food and pizzas, and you shouldn't have too much of a wait at that hour.
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:57 AM
There was a band playing on Friday night in the bar at midnight - man, that was scary!!
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:24 PM
for lunch you have to try on 20 in the hartford steam boiler building. $32 prix fix menu. best restaurant in the city. ask for chef noel jones.
Here's the link for On Twenty
My boss had a 17 course tasting menu there and said it was one of the best meals of her life. Only lunch though, no dinner.
Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:46 AM
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:21 PM
I just wrote about Hartford's dining scene for US Airways magazine, and I lived in Hartford for a good 10 years. For dinner, I'd suggest Firebox (www.fireboxrestaurant.com). Excellent wine selection, consistently good reviews on the food, and an interesting space. I also like that they buy from local farms, although this time of year ....
I've been to Firebox 3 times and was disappointed every time. This is a restaurant I really WANT to be good. I love the idea of fresh, local sources and I like the space, but the food underwhelms every time. Friends of ours who have also tried the restaurant repeatedly have had a similar experience. It's certainly not bad, but not great either.
Max Downtown, on the other hand, serves up consistently fabulous meals (not cheap but not much more than Firebox.) We dine there about every 6 weeks or so and it's always great.
Trumbull Kitchen is as good as ever for eclectic, very reasonably priced food.
Steer clear of DISH, which looks shiny and has a groovy menu but the kitchen takes way too many shortcuts (microwaved bread, frozen lobster, etc) and way too many things are "deconstructed." It's fun for drinks and snacks, but not for a serious dinner.
West Hartford center has some of the most consistently good dining in Bricco, Max's Oyster house and Grants. All three rarely miss the mark.
2 Hopewell in South Glastonbury is the newest real winner (in the old Main and Hopewell space) in the Hartford area, a clean, elegant restaurant upstairs and a bistro-like pub downstairs with the full upstairs menu plus pub fare. It's owned by the same brothers who own a small, all natural butcher shop in Glastonbury center. The food is excellent, all natural, lots of local products, and great service. There's live music downstairs on the weekends too.
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