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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 - 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, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 51
    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
Multiple visits

We have been here numerous times, but somehow I've forgotten to review it! This is a great restaurant. Wonderful food, excellent service - just a great experience all round.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Kathie P
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Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been here numerous times, but somehow I've forgotten to review it! This is a great restaurant. Wonderful food, excellent service - just a great experience all round.

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When trying to decide where to dine after the show "Kinky Boots"- which was fabulous and super entertaining, it was a toss up between the Agave Grill and Firebox Restaurant. The Firebox turnout to be the best choice by far, from the ambiance to the suttle décor. We were a party of 3 women, we started with cocktails and wine... More 

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Cape Town via New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What keeps the firebox burning? Excellent service; consistently flavorful food; and relaxed tasteful environment. A must go for foodies and folks who appreciate an experience! One of my top 10 places to eat in the New England area!

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W. Hartford, CT
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter loves Firebox. She has always had great food here, so we went with her. We stated with drinks, three martini type, at $10-11 each. We ordered one salad split for two, one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert. The salad was fine but pricey. The mussel appetizer was excellent. The pork entree was very salty, perhaps too much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I were traveling from Philly to RI having left late afternoon. On our way, we found the Firebox for dinner. Tired and a little cranky from traffic, Kris H., our server, immediately made us feel welcome and happy. She recommended special cocktails, with and without alcohol, and assisted with our other selections. I had the mussels as... More 

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nice place for brunch or so we five all agreed. Great dishes, lovely alcohol and overall great service. Need to get back as it has been five months since we went.

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Cape Cod, MA
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We ate at Firebox Restaurant last month. I lived in Hartford for 17 years and, at the time I left, the Billings Forge project where Firebox is located was underway. The neighborhood the restaurant is located in is not so great so take a cab or drive (they have valet parking for a $5 fee). We were given a wonderful... More 

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West Hartford, CT USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Additional Information about Firebox Restaurant

Address: 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402
Phone Number: 860-246-1222
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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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, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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?