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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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Monday
Closed
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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
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
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Unique features

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
JoAnne B
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Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
Contributor
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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
Senior Reviewer
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
2 reviews
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
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 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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Danbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lovely bar, nice dining room including booths and tables. The Firebox prides itself on the use of local ingredients and they know how to talk it up, too. Try the cheese plate appetizer and pork entree if you are so inclined. Nice wine list. I've been to The Firebox for lunch and dinner, and both were terrific. Crazy parking lot... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband, friends and I went for dinner New Year's Eve and we were greatly disappointed. I would classify my husband and I as Foodies. We love good food and my husband is a wonderful cook. I ordered a medium rare steak and it came raw and charred on the outside. I complained and the waiter apologized and sent it... 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?