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The Half Door

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270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
860-232-7827
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Food & View

This restaurant has wonderful food and I loved all the flowers outside. We ate on the patio so had a view of the street along with their outdoor decor. The food was delicious. We had the fish & chips and the Irish Nachos. The portions are huge. The waitstaff was great. They were fast and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has wonderful food and I loved all the flowers outside. We ate on the patio so had a view of the street along with their outdoor decor. The food was delicious. We had the fish & chips and the Irish Nachos. The portions are huge. The waitstaff was great. They were fast and attentive. This was a wonderful... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Traveling through and needed a lunch place. Used TA and chose this. Nice atmosphere, good food and not too far off 84. Burger was excellent!!

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Los Angeles, CA
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Staff members at both the Mark Twain House and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House recommended The Half Door for lunch, and we're glad they did! It was within easy walking distance of the houses, and had a great Irish pub atmosphere. The service was cordial, and the food was fresh, locally sourced, and beautifully presented. My husband had the steak... More 

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CROMWELL
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went to the Half Door for the 1st time to see a musical group that was performing. It's a small place, but there seemed to be enough booths and tables available when we were there. We ordered the steak and cheese mini sandwiches off of the appetizer menu. We were surprised when the server brought us 5 mini sandwiches... More 

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Driven by this place thousands of time and never dreamed of going in. Finally went last Sunday and was thrilled -- food was great, beer was great, crowd was great. Terrific atmosphere, there will be many return trips.

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Middletown
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We took a lunch break at the Half Door, and had the appetizers. The deep fried Reuben rolls were awesome. The wings were great and perfectly seasoned, and the cobblestones hit the spot. They have a nice selection of beer to suit any taste.this is a great place to have lunch or dinner, the service was great and the the... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I went for brunch with 3 others. We ordered the cobblestone (5 mini steak burgers - they were terrific!), the bird's nest with shaved steak (steak was great but the dish itself was only so-so), the Big Mick burger (it was terrific!), and the Benedict with an additional side of corned beef hash (very good!). I think the extra side... More 

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Connecticut
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We attended an event at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, and then walked over to the Half Door. They have a nice assortment of beers. Service was prompt. There were lots of people around but we found a comfortable booth. I had a salmon dish that was excellent. Everyone in our party was happy.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is an okay bar, but nothing special. Decent selection. Nothing to really make it stand out, but I have a lot of friends who are very fond of this place.

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Monson, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Half Door in Hartford, CT last St. Patty's Day. This place is astounding! Music and atmosphere are great! Service was very good considering it being a full house. The menu was limited due to the holiday, however it was a great place and I have wanted to return and try some of their specialties. I didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-232-7827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?