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Firebox Restaurant

539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402
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Ranked #3 of 401 restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capitol Avenue
Transit: Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
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132 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Firebox is my #1 choice whenever near Hartford. They have always provided for a great dining experience, with great food, atmosphere and staff. This trip I had a wonderful corn chowder followed by a duck breast. How can you not have a Long Island duck breast when the locally sourced farm is on Long Island? They did a great job... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a treat, we had an excellent "Farm To Table Meal" at Firebox. Very hip but homey type atmosphere. Appetizers were a fresh native greens salad and another salad which comprised a plentiful offering of all heirloom tomatoes - Outstanding!! Entrees consisted of a roast pork with locally-sourced vegetables and a similar dish with a full chicken breast. Both were... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ended our Taste of Hartford exploration with a visit to the Firebox restaurant at 539 Broad Street, Hartford. We had not been here in several years and were delighted with the switch to a "locavore" menu featuring local meats and produce. Our entrees include a fresh and flavorful kale salad, a duck and pork terrine, salmon with local vegetables... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This restaurant features fresh, mostly locally-grown food - some from its own garden. The menu is limited to what's in season/available, but extensive enough that you'll find something to your taste. The service was very good for a busy Saturday evening. Good thing that we made reservations as the restaurant was filled. The atmosphere reflects its history as an old... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Here's a spot in a changing neighborhood that offers a great place for friends to gather for good food and fun. The staff is extremely helpful inside and out, making you feel comfy from the very first moment. The food is fresh and they are really trying to provide the farm to table fresh experience to those who eat here.... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Everything here is special. I love the menu and the creativity with seasonal local produce. We are never disappointed when we come here for dinner. We were here for Taste of Hartford menu on a Thursday. A little slow but the food and service was wonderful. Everything on the plate is so perfectly presented and seasoned. We cleaned our plates!... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Firebox is our staple "go-to" restaurant. I pretty much love everything about this place. From the look/feel of the interior, the drinks, the music, waitstaff and of course lets not forget about the good. Of course the farm to table concept is important to us. The creativity, flavors and different dishes are consistently delectable. And more than the restaurant, we... More

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Los Angeles, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wanted to like this restaurant, especially after reading all of the reviews but I have to say that I was underwhelmed. The food was fine, but I thought the menu was limited when I was there and I found the service to be seriously lacking. We were a larger party (8) but that shouldn't have been an excuse for... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent and original food in an old Forge setting. A do gooder restaurant investing in their community. At least three large rooms. Some Sunday nights are Blue Grass (looked like fun but loud) in the first room; we sat in the back and it was not intrusive at all. Prices are on the high end, but if you choose carefully,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Worked in Hartford for many years and this was always a great choice for a classy team lunch. Have not been back for 5 years until today and the quality and consistency remains at a high level. I had the Atlantic Char for lunch - cooked perfectly. My guest went traditional with a high end grilled cheese (2 cheeses). Nice... More

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