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Firebox Restaurant

539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402
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Ranked #3 of 404 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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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English first
Bristol, ct
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Locally sourced food, well prepared is the organizing principle here. The appetizer choices were very good with an excellent cheese plate and tasty corn chowder with a bit of pancetta crumbled in. The house margarita was delicious and a little spicy; my rye manhattan was well balanced. The wine selection is excellent; the house cabernet sauvignon was rich. The lavender... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Tonight was our first visit to Firebox, but it will not be our last. We loved the atmosphere - the exposed brick, high ceilings, interesting artwork - as well as the knowledgeable, pleasant wait staff, and our meals were excellent! Service was prompt, though we never felt rushed. They accommodated our severe and less severe food allergies without batting an... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I love to come here with my girlfriends after a day at the office. This place is cool, the atmosphere is laid back but trendy! The appetizers are to die for! Everything is so fresh. The Potato leek soup is my faveeeee. I will definitely be back! Drink specials are always well thought out and always help get me thru... More

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While traveling to college, my daughter and I were looking for a restaurant with fresh, contemporary food, similar to that which we can get in our hometown of San Francisco. We found that at Firebox. While reading about the restaurant, I was almost turned off by the emphasis on farm to table, thinking it was something other than just fresh,... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
84 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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