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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 2013
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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87% Recommend
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Westfield, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Four of went to dinner there last Friday night and all of us very much enjoyed our food. The calamari appetizer was really good. The striped bass which was an extra on the chefs menu this evening was cooked to perfection. One of us had the sun choke entree and two others had the pork. All items were very enjoyable.... More

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Litchfield, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Dined at Firebox for the first time for a pre-theater dinner, and it was a wonderful experience. The restaurant is located a couple of blocks from the state capitol. The menu is just the right size -- a great selection of interesting dishes, not too overwhelming. Food was uniformly excellent -- fresh ingredients, expertly prepared. The bacon used as an... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our daughters gave my wife and I a gift card to Firebox for our anniversary. Truthfully, we hadn't really heard of it and had to mapquest it to figure out where it was. If you didn't know, you'd think you were lost. But once inside, wow. Wonderful service, menu, wine, atmosphere - just all around a great experience. We were... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Finally, a really great upscale great brunch experience in Hartford. I was there for 2 hours on Sunday and was the most interesting, delicious, and relaxing brunch I have ever had in Hartford. Why doesn't Hartford have a brunch culture? I almost forgot how great brunch can be.

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Buffalo, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Was in Hartford for business and used Trip Advisor to pick out some good restaurants in the Hartford Area. I was VERY impressed with the food - especially the calamari. The smores dessert was excellent as well. This restaurant did not disappoint.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I was in Hartford in a business trip and know nothing about the town, so I chose the Firebox based on an interesting menu and good reviews. I was not disappointed. It is in some kind of repurposed industrial building (I think), and was well designed. They have a regular menu and a "tavern menu" with some items that are... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I've eaten at Firebox several times, and it's the best restaurant I've been to in Hartford or West Hartford. The style is basically nouveau American, with a heavy farm-to-table slant. On recent visits I've had the squash soup, chickpea gnocchi, organic green salad, and black pearl salmon. The soup and gnocchi were good. The salad was very good, though a... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I ate here while visiting Hartford at a conference. The food was excellent. I had the butternut squash soup, scallops, and bread pudding. Everything was delicious, well portioned (not too much), and beautifully presented. I would eat here all the time if I lived in the area.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I was impressed with Firebox! It was my first visit and I enjoyed a delicious meal that was beautifully and simply presented. The mussels were excellent, with a hint of ale and smokiness . The generous portion was enough to share, with wonderful bread for dipping all that great broth. My husband enjoyed 6 bluepoint oysters, a Connecticut favorite. My... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We arrived at the firebox restaurant and were immediately seated in a lovely corner seat. There was plenty of room between tables and yet we felt tucked away. It was the start of a lovely meal. We shared the muscles, brussel sprouts, and the charcuterie for starters. All were wonderful. My duck was cooked to perfection. The two way pork... More

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