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Hot Tomato's

1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
860-249-5100
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Ranked #51 of 402 Restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Asylum Street
Description: Welcome to the New Hot Tomato's! The newly renovated, casual restaurant features and open kitchen, multiple dining areas, an old world wine cellar, and charming outdoor stone patio. The bar is a lively part of the restaurant where guests may enjoy specialized cocktails, exceptional wine or choose to have a full meal. Our extensive wine cellar offers wines from regions all over the world, making it easy to pair a glass or bottle with your meal. We strive to give excellent service at all times and will set the pace of your dining to your needs. Trying to catch the next train out of Hartford or grabbing a quick business lunch? Just tell us and we will speed it up to accommodate you. We are located in the heart of Hartford, CT adjacent to the historic landmark, Union Station, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. We look forward to your visit. Buon appetito!
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English first
Manchester, Connecticut
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I do have to say our stay didn't start out well. My wife and I made reservations and when we got there, there were no tables available to multiple Christmas parties going on, but they rebounded impeccably. They scrambled to get us a nice, quiet table, apologized to us and we were seated within 10 minutes, and they also bought... More 

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Simsbury, CT
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We dined here on a Saturday night, and found this to be a great place to meet with friends and have a great meal. We requested a quiet table, and were glad to be seated in the back section which is away from the kind of noisy front bar/dining area. Great waitress, excellent food. Lobster mac and cheese and the... More 

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

We’re happy you chose us to spend your Saturday night with! Can’t go wrong with ordering our Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, it’s a constant favorite here at Hot Tomato’s. Glad to hear that everyone enjoyed their dishes and the service. We hope to see you and your friends in here again soon, and next time we’ll be sure to add... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I like Hot Tomato's always have. The local and decor leaves me a little cold. I liked it better twenty years ago when it was a hole in the wall. The food is good, even kind of interesting for an italian place.

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North Haven, CT
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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were able to get back to Hot Tomato's for lunch last weekend. I am sorry that we did. My friend had the eggplant tower and she said it was not very good. I had the chop salad and it was the size of a side salad, without much in it. Very disappointed that it is not as good as... More 

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

We take customer feedback very seriously here at Hot Tomato’s and appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. Our Eggplant Caprese tower is made with the fresh tomatoes, eggplant, and mozzarella cheese, and we are disappointed to hear that it did not meet our usual high standards. We will be sure to share your feedback with... More 

Prospect, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my husband for our anniversary. We had avoided the place for years because they had changed the menu and removed some of our favorite items but noticed they had been added back so we tried it again. Overall the food was good but the service was just ok and i got the vibe that... More 

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

We always welcome feedback from our guests in order to continuously improve and better our team. It is disappointing to hear that your service was not up to par during your recent visit. We value high quality service and work hard to make sure our guests are well taken care of each and every visit. We will certainly take your... More 

Hartford
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food was quite good, as was the wine list. That being said, it didn't quite come together. It was noisy. It was drafty. It's not that easy to park. And the prices are a little high. No one in our party ate more than half of what was on the plate. There is just too much food, in an... More 

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Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I ordered takeout online from the Homewood Suites which is about a block away. The food and service was impeccable. Good size portions at a fair price.

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Newington, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hot Tomato's used to be a family favorite for a reasonably priced very good meal in downtown Hartford. The garlic bread was to die for! We ventured back recently on a Saturday night. My husband and I arrived a few minutes early. We had a 5:30 reservation and when we arrived the dining area in which we were seated had... More 

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

We apologize if we fell short of providing an enjoyable experience during your visit on Saturday. We strive to provide only the best service and highest quality food each night. All of our dishes are prepared to order with only the freshest ingredients, and it is disappointing to hear when plates don’t meet that expectation. Thank you for your feedback,... More 

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great selection of pasta dishes. Even some of the other entrees were served over angel hair. In town for the marathon and they had a great special for runners, Half off pasta dishes. Elegant casual, cool chandeliers. Friendly staff and great food!

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Middletown, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was welcomed by the hostess who showed us to the room for canvas art class. This was a business gathering so I was among a group consisting of 35 people. We did art on canvas while eating snacks and drinks. After art, we had a buffet style dinner consisting of chicken, beef with mushrooms, salad and potatoes. Dessert with... More 

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we’re always happy to host fun events like paint nights. Glad to see that you enjoyed the buffet dinner as well! We’ll be sure to share your kind words with the Hot Tomato’s team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Hot Tomato's

Address: 1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
Phone Number: 860-249-5100
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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