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The Half Door

270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3136
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Ranked #10 of 403 Restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A stone throw from the Mark Twain/ Beecher Stowe house it is a nice place to have food/drink after the visit. The staff was very friendly, the service was quick, the food was delicious. They have a terrace but it can get a bit noisy as it is on street front. We had the brunch menu (cobblestone were a big... More

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Tyumen, Russia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Delicious food. Fabulous draft beer. Nice, calm place. Friendly and helpful staff. Varied menu. Stylish atmosphere. Pretty cheap.

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Newington, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great little spot on the West end of Hartford. The "Cobblestones" are yummy little Philadelphia steak and cheeses with a touch of barbecue sauce on sourdough rolls. Wonderful. My husband enjoyed their eggs Benedict. Wonderful adaptation of bananas foster served with Jamieson's and vanilla ice cream. Just wonderful. Great selection of beers, cocktails etc.

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Paris, France
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172 reviews 172 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Irish-style pub with quality organic burgers. We went here for lunch before visiting the Mark Twain house, which is around the corner. The neighborhood seems poor and ethnic, which makes it surprising to have this type of restaurant located here. I guess the locals go to the Subway next door. Good place for lunch / brunch. Beware of the size... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Making out with a beautiful woman and drinking scotch at the Half Door. Years had and would continue to go by and we'd see each other a every once in awhile as it was our style; but when I realized that nothing would ever become of us, I felt something fragile inside my soul snap like a twig. That night... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great beers on tap and good burgers. Really do you need a whole lot more than than? OK, parking would be nice, but sometimes you have to hoof it a block or two to get something worthwhile.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

After many years of driving through Hartford we decided to stop and check out some of the attractions. We wanted a nice spot for lunch close to the mark twain house and this was a great pick. Friendly spot, good food, reasonable prices and lots of beer on tap.

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Thomaston, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite local bar. Absolutely the best selection of beer from around the world. Taps change regularly and demonstrate a sophisticated taste for a broad spectrum of international suds. Freshest pint of Guinness in Hartford. Great clam chowder. I've never been there at night but I'm told it is a very popular spot..

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Hartford, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I love going to the Half Door for their game nights, or just for drinks. There's a nice little patio for smokers. My problem is the one time I ordered food, the fish and chips, it was way way too salty. The side order of fries does come with some sort of curry sauce which is good. Go for beers,... More

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Boston, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Picked this place as a central point for meeting Boston and NYC friends and it was a great choice. They have an awesome selection of beer but what really sold me was their amazing food. How many bars do you know with a good drink list AND an amazing menu? I had the chicken pot pie and it was to... More

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