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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Slow Start but a Great Finish

We were a party of 5 and chose to sit at the high-top in the bar rather than the dining room. It initially took a while to be greeted, probably because the bartender was also the waietr for the bar tables. Once she finally came over, she was great going-forward. We had appetizers: mussels and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
JabberPenguin
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West Hartford, CT USA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Hartford, CT USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 5 and chose to sit at the high-top in the bar rather than the dining room. It initially took a while to be greeted, probably because the bartender was also the waietr for the bar tables. Once she finally came over, she was great going-forward. We had appetizers: mussels and the tavern fries. Delicious. For... More 

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Buenos Aires
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Nice restaurant in downtown Hartford. Had dinner at the bar. Food tasted very good; the service was friendly. I would go back again if in Hartford.

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was by myself on business trip and the bar area with the bar and 10 tables in a large, open, high ceiling space was exactly what I was looking for. Couldn't even decide what to order because everything sounded so good. Went with meatball and roasted beet salad apps and they were delicious. Cucumber thyme cocktail made with vodka... More 

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Connecticut, USA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I have been going to the Firebox for about four years, and have always enjoyed it. We had incredible Braised Short Ribs, Salmon, and cast iron duck meals the other night! But this review is not just about the great food. About a month ago we had a nice dinner there, but started to feel weird later... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
341 reviews 341 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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?