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Firebox Restaurant

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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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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 7
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  • 3
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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
A delightful Hartford find

A desire to see the Wadsworth Atheneum took me to Hartford over the Memorial Day weekend. The fine Firebox reviews here convinced me to book - it was a smart decision. The cooking is innovative and the farm-fresh ingredients add to the appeal. The English pea risotto is a particular treat. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Earl A
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A desire to see the Wadsworth Atheneum took me to Hartford over the Memorial Day weekend. The fine Firebox reviews here convinced me to book - it was a smart decision. The cooking is innovative and the farm-fresh ingredients add to the appeal. The English pea risotto is a particular treat. The spacious dining room is appropriately dark and comfortable... More 

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Arlington, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a meal here. We focused on the smaller plates -- more than tapas -- a little less than an entree. One or two plates is enough. The food itself was absolutely delicious. Most of what we had including the bone marrow, a seasonal stuffed squash blossom special, the house fries and meat balls were all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While traveling through Connecticut, we were looking for a nice meal and were pleased to find this wonderful farm to table restaurant. We shared the duck with spinach and cauliflower and the salmon with pea risotto. Great subtle flavors cooked perfectly. Our server, Raechel was attentive and professional and got us on our way expeditiously. We will come back when... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Waitress got my order wrong twice. Never apologized. On the third time she asked "do you just want to order something else?" I said "no, I'm done" she rolled her eyes and walked away. Generally staff is not attentive. Only ok place to sit is by the bar. That way you avoid the wait staff and just deal with the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been here numerous times, but somehow I've forgotten to review it! This is a great restaurant. Wonderful food, excellent service - just a great experience all round.

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When trying to decide where to dine after the show "Kinky Boots"- which was fabulous and super entertaining, it was a toss up between the Agave Grill and Firebox Restaurant. The Firebox turnout to be the best choice by far, from the ambiance to the suttle décor. We were a party of 3 women, we started with cocktails and wine... More 

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Cape Town via New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

What keeps the firebox burning? Excellent service; consistently flavorful food; and relaxed tasteful environment. A must go for foodies and folks who appreciate an experience! One of my top 10 places to eat in the New England area!

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W. Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My daughter loves Firebox. She has always had great food here, so we went with her. We stated with drinks, three martini type, at $10-11 each. We ordered one salad split for two, one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert. The salad was fine but pricey. The mussel appetizer was excellent. The pork entree was very salty, perhaps too much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were traveling from Philly to RI having left late afternoon. On our way, we found the Firebox for dinner. Tired and a little cranky from traffic, Kris H., our server, immediately made us feel welcome and happy. She recommended special cocktails, with and without alcohol, and assisted with our other selections. I had the mussels as... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nice place for brunch or so we five all agreed. Great dishes, lovely alcohol and overall great service. Need to get back as it has been five months since we went.

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Additional Information about Firebox Restaurant

Address: 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402
Phone Number: 860-246-1222
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?