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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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5:30 pm - 2:00 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, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    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
A Dining Treat

The setting is interesting with exposed brick walls and beams. The servers are all well-trained, courteous and friendly, but not overly friendly. Drinks, appetizers, main course all arrived wit perfect timing. Nothing was rushed or late in arriving. Menu was varied, and food excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
lewis r
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hartford
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
hartford
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The setting is interesting with exposed brick walls and beams. The servers are all well-trained, courteous and friendly, but not overly friendly. Drinks, appetizers, main course all arrived wit perfect timing. Nothing was rushed or late in arriving. Menu was varied, and food excellent.

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Long Island
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ate dinner here for my daughters birthday celebration and despite the restaurant being one third full we were seated right next to the fire place. Of the three appetizers the corn soup was delicious almost too sweet, the mussels were shared and a bit of a disappointment, the pea risotto was very dry. My wife ordered the duck, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was such an awesome place. The food, the service, the environment was perfect. Everything was great! 5 stars for this place.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The unlikely location of this always bankable Hartford restaurant means you won't be passing by on your way home. Think twice: the original wooded high-ceiling of this former blacksmith forge lends an ideal and appropriate warmth for this farm-to-fork type menu. Incredibly fresh and local ingredients are nicely combined without being inauthentically forced. Service is attentive without being fawning. Menu... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food certainly was different and interesting! One of the reviews complained about the chefs turning the kitchen into a play ground: there might be some of that going on. :-) Yes, you put a lot of things together which don't usually go together, but do their tastes really blend? Still, the food was of very high quality, with local... More 

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West Hartford
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Hartford. The food is imaginative, sourced locally when possible. They have dining in 3 different settings, the more formal in the back, the bar area, and outdoor.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I went to Firebox for lunch and it was my first visit. They have a nice patio and the inside is really nice and spacious as well. I had the burger which was very good and tasted fresh. My friend had the salmon cakes which she said were excellent. The menu changes seasonally to what is in season. I would... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I went on Friday night before a Bill Maher show at the Bushnell. 4 of us got the Restaurant Week menu - and we all thought our different courses were delicious. Our server was incredibly friendly and positive. The noise level was low at first, then it built as the evening wore on. The food was so good I brought... More 

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Canton, Connecticut, United States
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Restaurant Week in Hartford, Friday 7/31/15. Basically a very enjoyable evening out, our server Chris was right on, great suggestions, pleasant, efficient, along with the support team, all great! We enjoyed the TOH menu. The execution was very good, and the presentation right on. Keep the bread away, there is a meal in itself with a great bowl of soup... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?