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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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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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, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Tasty food, service could use improvement

When you decide to go to a restaurant such as this, you expect not only top notch food, but top notch service as well. Our experience fell short when it came to our waiter (the bussers were great). We had to ask him at every point for the specials of the evening and when we did it seemed to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Laurel M
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you decide to go to a restaurant such as this, you expect not only top notch food, but top notch service as well. Our experience fell short when it came to our waiter (the bussers were great). We had to ask him at every point for the specials of the evening and when we did it seemed to be... More 

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Thank Laurel M
Enfield, CT
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Firebox before the Springsteen show at the XL Center and had reservations for 5:30PM. There wasn't a big crowd so we were seated right away. I was going to go with the shortrib but opted for the Burger off the Tavern Menu (you can order off both). The burger was very good, and better than Plan B... More 

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Thank Str8frwd
Farmington, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

in any other location the line would be out the door, or there would be a month long wait for reservations a wonderful culinary experience with great staff and a overall great at atmmosphere

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Thank peter a
New Britain, Connecticut
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137 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food and great service! Everybody is welcomed to a great atmosphere with smiles! Great place to take the family for lunch!

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Thank TheVoiceofCT
East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Firebox Restaurant is conveniently located from the Hartford Capital buildings serving lunch and dinner weekdays. All food is farm fresh to table. The menu is limited and above average in cost. Parking is a bit limited but valet parking is advertised. Food is excellent with decent portions. Service is quick.

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Thank josephbK8896UN
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is awesome and staff are very friendly. Love that they do not rush you and allow you to enjoy your meal.

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Thank CT_PBW
Middle Haddam, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I’ve eaten at Firebox 3-4x over the past few years and my husband and I returned for Taste of Hartford this weekend. We were eating early in order to make an event so the restaurant was not crowded. Again we were impressed with the imaginative entrees, comfortable and pleasant space and excellent service. We were told before ordering that the... More 

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Thank Mary Jane W
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious. Salmon Cakes had delightful sauce that contrasted with the curry sauce for the couscous that came with it. It's a light portion of food, so keep that in mind. The Chicken salad sandwich was delicious and combined the flavors of the fresh chicken with greens, red onion and bacon delightfully. Not a place for a quick... More 

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Thank jodip8
Tokyo, Japan
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great dinner at Firebox last night. Beautiful spacious atmosphere with great artwork, outstanding service, and well-prepared food. The menu diversity was great from vegetarian offerings to fish to filling meat and chicken dishes. The food was well-presented and served piping hot. Our waitress was professional, knowledgeable, polite and friendly. One of the best restaurants in Hartford.

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Thank Gregory D
Boston
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for brunch. Lots of interesting choices. The brussell sprouts are amazing. Also some simple things are done perfectly like the yogurt parfait. Reservations are a good idea as the place can get packed.

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?