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Firebox Restaurant

539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402
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Ranked #3 of 402 restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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128 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Here's a spot in a changing neighborhood that offers a great place for friends to gather for good food and fun. The staff is extremely helpful inside and out, making you feel comfy from the very first moment. The food is fresh and they are really trying to provide the farm to table fresh experience to those who eat here.... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Everything here is special. I love the menu and the creativity with seasonal local produce. We are never disappointed when we come here for dinner. We were here for Taste of Hartford menu on a Thursday. A little slow but the food and service was wonderful. Everything on the plate is so perfectly presented and seasoned. We cleaned our plates!... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Firebox is our staple "go-to" restaurant. I pretty much love everything about this place. From the look/feel of the interior, the drinks, the music, waitstaff and of course lets not forget about the good. Of course the farm to table concept is important to us. The creativity, flavors and different dishes are consistently delectable. And more than the restaurant, we... More

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Los Angeles, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wanted to like this restaurant, especially after reading all of the reviews but I have to say that I was underwhelmed. The food was fine, but I thought the menu was limited when I was there and I found the service to be seriously lacking. We were a larger party (8) but that shouldn't have been an excuse for... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent and original food in an old Forge setting. A do gooder restaurant investing in their community. At least three large rooms. Some Sunday nights are Blue Grass (looked like fun but loud) in the first room; we sat in the back and it was not intrusive at all. Prices are on the high end, but if you choose carefully,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Worked in Hartford for many years and this was always a great choice for a classy team lunch. Have not been back for 5 years until today and the quality and consistency remains at a high level. I had the Atlantic Char for lunch - cooked perfectly. My guest went traditional with a high end grilled cheese (2 cheeses). Nice... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

In a two week tour of southern New England this was probably the best meal we had. It was our anniversary and we wanted somewhere special and we weren't disappointed. A varied and original menu, excellent food,locally sourced, very friendly and helpful staff - and they're non-profit, putting money back into the community. Thoroughly recommend Firebox!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The menu items are always high quality, the servers are well educated and very accommodating. Restaurant can accommodate intimate and large groups.

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Kirkland, Washington
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197 reviews 197 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Fantastic staff, and every piece place in front of us was unique, fresh, and the best. Setting is superb with brick walls and having a neighborhood feel. Wine Cellar was excellent with many choices. Everything here is done with passion.

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New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is easy to write. Two of us had dinner, just 4 items as good as they could have been. The spring soup was a clear chicken broth, reduced to an intensity that approached beef. Vegetables floating in the broth were crispy fresh and pefect, al dente texture. Appetizer aglinotti filled with goat cheese were surrounded by a herb infused... More

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