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City Steam Brewery

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942 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-1214
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was delicious, I had the fish tacos, which can be deep fried or grilled. They were huge! My daughter had steak, which was a little under done, but they re-heated and it was fine. My husband had pulled pork and he really enjoyed it. The star of the show was the ginger chicken wings as an appetizer. Definitely recommend.... More 

Thank suehal798
Rockwall, Texas
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182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is pub style that seems to have a solid local following. The food and service are good.

Thank ERL972
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friends invited us for the weekend and one of our favorite was this brewery. So many kinds of beer for sale my husband was on cloud 9. Nice food to go with too. Giant pretzels were so good. Would pop in here if anywhere close by.

Thank reeds957
Middletown, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been drinking City Steam beer since it's creation, but have not been to the brewery cafe until now. It was very easy to find from the directions on their website. There is a pay parking lot across the street which makes access very easy. There is a small but colorful canopy over the front door. Upon entering the front... More 

1 Thank hungry0ne2016
Carver, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had a great lunch at City Steam. Surprised by the gorgeous interior as we stuffed ourselves with fish tacos, quesadilla and that giant pretzel. Loved the dark Oatmeal Stout beer.

1 Thank LeannCarver
Kingsland, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the drinks are great, the staff is great, the prices and servings are good, the only thing keeping this from a 5 star is that the food is lacking something. It is good but just not on par with the 5 star places.

Thank Adam C
houston, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food BUT the service was too slow. Wouldn't return. It was quick to be seated and order. Then we waited for what seemed and may have actually been an hour before food was delivered. Pleasant staff.

Thank Larry S
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lively atmospher, good food, with a nice selection of beer and drinks. Staff was friendly and very informative. I would definitely return when in Hartford.

Thank Kevin N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling alone and wanted a casual place to go by myself. Good casual atmosphere. Good local choice of beer. My burger was ver good. My dessert special was excellent. Service was good. No on site parking, so I had to park in a nearby garage which cost me $7. Other than that, it was a good downtown place for casual... More 

Thank Floridagator
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by on drive through Hartford due to our predisposed to visit brewpubs. Though only open since the late 70's, furnishings and ambience is much older and gives a warm, comfortable feeling. Service was superb, Hannah was attentive and memorized our orders and got it right. Food was pub fare, good quantities and very tasty, done as we asked. Unique... More 

Thank bowmandon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Gluten Free, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 942 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 18605251600
Hartford, CT Restaurant with the Finest Handcrafted Beer, Live Comedy and Upscale Casual Cuisine in an Historic Setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?