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Firebox Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Contemporary
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539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402 (Capitol Avenue)
Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
860-246-1222
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great, casual meal in bar area

I was by myself on business trip and the bar area with the bar and 10 tables in a large, open, high ceiling space was exactly what I was looking for. Couldn't even decide what to order because everything sounded so good. Went with meatball and roasted beet salad apps and they were delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
dabuddy
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Boston, MA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, MA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was by myself on business trip and the bar area with the bar and 10 tables in a large, open, high ceiling space was exactly what I was looking for. Couldn't even decide what to order because everything sounded so good. Went with meatball and roasted beet salad apps and they were delicious. Cucumber thyme cocktail made with vodka... More 

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Connecticut, USA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I have been going to the Firebox for about four years, and have always enjoyed it. We had incredible Braised Short Ribs, Salmon, and cast iron duck meals the other night! But this review is not just about the great food. About a month ago we had a nice dinner there, but started to feel weird later... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been to the Firebox with friends, dates, and with a group. I consistently have enjoyed their inventive food.

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, great food. A little on the expensive side but worth it, especially for that special night out.

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Love this place. Food was tasty, fresh and inventive. Liked the option of having a nice bottle of wine, but buying it by the oz. Like the decor - high ceilings and space.

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Avon, CT
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our group of 4 loved this fairly large, but atmospheric restaurant not far from the Capital in Hartford. Starters included the beet salad, organic greens, potato soup and oysters. The salads were a little heavy on the greens and light on other ingredients but our appetizers were otherwise flawless. The braised short ribs accompanied by a fantastic red wine au... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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308 reviews 308 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was our third trip to Firebox over the past few years. We don't live in Hartford, but occasionally have the opportunity to visit. And almost everything was wonderful! Four of us had drinks, which were nearly perfect, though one stickler wanted her martini olives to have pimientos. Entrees were great, truly delicious on a cold winter night. And the... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Consistanly fresh, local and delicious. I come here often and am always satisfied with quality of ingridients, amazing flavors and beautiful presentation. Highly reccomend.

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We were excited to try Firebox based on reviews but found the food to really be just average especially based on price point. $14 for an average scotch on rocks for a half full glass. Potato soup that had no flavor at all. Somewhat limited menu. Thankfully we did taste of Hartford selections - would never pay prices off that... More 

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CT
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have been wanting to try Firebox. We received a gift card for Christmas so decided to check it out. We arrived early for our reservation so first enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. Great cocktail menu. We tried the bloody mary and the margarita. Both were very good and not your typical cocktail. They make it uniquely Firefox. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402
    (Capitol Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-246-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am

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