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Firebox Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402 (Capitol Avenue)
+1 860-246-1222
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
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is delicious and fresh and well prepared. The servings are appropriately sized. Don't expect huge servings. The service is very good and friendly. We started with the hummus plate and sweet beet bread. My husband had salmon eggs benny. I had the flannel hash. Only issue is I would have liked a piece of toast with my hash.... More 

Thank Allilluu
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't just listen to my review of this place, Google it to find the concept of what it's all about. Farm to table restaurant so food is pricier, but the dishes are unique. Staff is all people who were homeless/disadvantaged but on the rebound- so they won't look like your typical waitstaff at high end restaurants....but they try hard and... More 

1 Thank Skysoldier4life
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends at Firebox. It was my first time. Digged the cool, casual urban decor. Dinner was yummy. I also like that they work with local farms. This fact keeps their menu fresh and interesting on a seasonal basis. In addition to really good food you'll enjoy their bar. They have creative mixed drinks and a... More 

Thank Aaliyah M
Hartford, Connecticut
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Best Brussel sprouts I've ever had! Nice and crispy and served in a little skillet! Great flavor . I went with a group of 7. Everyone was pleased with their dinners! Everything was delicious. The service, waiters and busboys were friendly and quick with service . But the hostess, or floor manager, whatever her position...was so rude! They had set... More 

Thank Laura S
Farmington, Connecticut
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486 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Firebox has a menu that varies with the seasons and the availability of local farm fresh produce. The food preparation is creative and flavorful. We recently enjoyed the salmon and rib eye entrees with Brussel sprouts and butternut salad.

Thank Chris F
Coventry, CT
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Firebox is a wonderful and romantic farm to table place. Terrific! Always!! Some unique items that are seasonal and fresh.

Thank GoatgirlCT
Pennington, New Jersey
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363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Was here for dinner at this edge of downtown restaurant located in near the State capitol building in a renovated forge that offers a farm-to-table New American menu. For my meal I had a Scottish Salmon served with Black pearl lentils and a cilantro sauce reduction. For the drink I had a 12 oz beer from Frangingham. Total cost was... More 

Thank KidLove
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were in Hartford for a wedding and decided to treat ourselves to a nice brunch. It was perfect. Great place with delicious food, huge windows, lots of light and friendly staff. Food was fresh and surprisingly filling. The coffee was high quality and free refills. We also liked the restaurant's mission, investment and connection with the local community.

1 Thank emilyctorres
Cheshire, Connecticut
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on Wed. night before going to The Bushnell. I've got to cut to the chase and just say, their food is quite good, but both courses that I had were not served hot, they were warm. I got the butternut squash soup for my appetizer and it was warm. I realize it can't... More 

Thank JMar0616
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had a nice dinner. I really liked that we could get organic chicken, and it was delicious. I had a glass of the muscato it was nice and sweet and I really enjoyed it. My husband had the duck and he didn't love it, but I am not a fan of duck and never like it anywhere. The place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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: +1 860-246-1222

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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?