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1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490 (Asylum Street)
860-249-5100
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a bit expensive but it was a nice portion of food for money i had filet mignon it was only 32 dollars nice size also different days of week they had different entertainment one night was meringe next jazz band its suts across street from bushenell park very nice clean park area well patroled try youll like... More 

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Thank zrck
Ellington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to Hot Tomato's to celebrate a birthday. Most of the meals were wonderful. We had the calamari, the chicken franchise, and a tuna dinner. The tuna was a disappointment for the my husband. The waitress (Shelley) assured us that the tuna was sushi grade and would be lightly seared. Wrong on both counts. We let it go;... More 

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Thank lifesgood83
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, they have Real Guinness Stout on draught! Not the Americanized Guinness "Draught" beer. Brent got the Calamari to the bar so fast it was still sizzling! Awesome! many new craft beers and ales arriving weekly. Pasta Pillows were wonderful!

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Thank Carl M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

On a Tuesday night the place was not busy at all and the waitress just took our order, brought our meals and beverages and then " here is the check". What about another drink, maybe coffee or desert? Food was ok, however the poor service was inexcusable.

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Thank Al H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Great Jazz with outside seating. The Calamari was perfect.Their Napoleon Vegetable tower was unbelievable, fresh and delicious. They have a "Vegetarian" section on their very extensive menu. Craft beer selection was top notch!

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Thank Carl M
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for Monday night jazz—we'll be enjoying the smooth sounds every Monday for the rest of the summer! We'll pass the compliments along to the chef—we pride ourselves on serving fresh and delicious dishes! More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We asked to have our seat changed due to cold air blowing on us and person who sat us was not happy with our request. Our server was excellent, but, the food was nothing like it used to be! We started with calamari and it was so small of a portion with only 2 pieces of pepper in it, very... More 

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Thank Carol Z
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

Hi Carol, thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted to hear your server was excellent, we’ll pass the compliment along! We strive to make each guest happy and don’t like to hear that you were less than pleased with your visit. Our kitchen is currently in the process of training new staff. Please give the restaurant a call and ask... More 

Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

A group of 11 colleagues and I recently had dinner here. We made a reservation for a Monday evening at 6 PM. We walked in and were seated right on time, which was great. There were several smaller tables pulled together to seat all of us. It would have been nice to be in a separate, private area with a... More 

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Thank EmeraldEyes03
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

We hate to hear you didn’t love your experience with us, but we appreciated the chance to apologize in person and take drinks off of your tab. Monday nights are Jazz Night at Hot Tomato’s, we tend to draw a large crowd, as it’s well known in the area—on this particular Monday we also hosted a Paint Night event. Private... More 

West Hartford, CT
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten there many times over the years and it was always good enough to go back. Not so any more. While the place was not particularly busy it took a very long time to be acknowledged by the waiter and much longer to get a drink. We started with the cheese garlic bread. The garlic was not fully cooked... More 

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Thank Richard J
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for passing along your feedback. We don't like hearing that you didn't enjoy your dinner and we will be sure to share your experience with our kitchen team so we can continue to strive towards perfection. Hope you’ll change your mind and give us another shot to knock your socks off! More 

Connecticut
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The food is tasty and the times I've been there, the waitstaff has been very friendly. And, it's always a must have at Hot Tomatoes, but the cheesy garlic bread is heaven to your taste buds.

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Thank JKulas99
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! Our Cheesy Garlic Bread is always a hit! We will be sure to pass your kind words along to our team. Mother's Day is coming up—check out our brunch specials, they'll make any Mom happy! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I went Hot Tomato's last night for a party and had such a great time. The food was season to perfection! The service was timely and the drinks was done right

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Thank Bran T
Justine K, Guest Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

Hi Bran! We're happy to hear you had a great time! Join us for Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4-7pm and grab a half-priced drink! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
    (Asylum Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-249-5100
Description
Welcome to the New Hot Tomato's!

The newly renovated, casual restaurant features and open kitchen, multiple dining areas, an old world wine cellar, and charming outdoor stone patio. The bar is a lively part of the restaurant where guests may enjoy specialized cocktails, exceptional wine or choose to have a full meal. Our extensive wine cellar offers wines from regions all over the world, making it easy to pair a glass or bottle with your meal.

We strive to give excellent service at all times and will set the pace of your dining to your needs. Trying to catch the next train out of Hartford or grabbing a quick business lunch? Just tell us and we will speed it up to accommodate you.

We are located in the heart of Hartford, CT adjacent to the historic landmark, Union Station, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

We look forward to your visit. Buon appetito!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?