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Firebox Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402 (Capitol Avenue)
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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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food and atmosphere was fantastic. Menu had something for everyone. Service was helpful and friendly but not very consistent. Brought the wrong drink and small-plate after initial order. Restaurant ran out of bread. Other than those two minor things, great spot. Awesome flavors. Salmon, Duck and Chicken were all cooked perfectly and would recommend all three. Looking forward to next... More 

Thank ACreigh1
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While there are not a lot of selections on the menu, there is something for everyone! Everything was so fresh! I had the special grilled eggplant and sweet potato purée to start, wonderful! My husband had the kale salad, it was good, but there are other nice choices. Waitress was excellent. Only downside was the food seem to take a... More 

Thank GlobeBiker141
Hanover, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firebox has a wonderful brunch menu selection. We had the kielbasa which came with grits and the egg sandwich with chicken sausage along with a side of brussel sprouts. The food is locally sourced so that's probably why the greens and everything else was so delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed eating outside in the sunshine.

Thank kathym552015
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the brunch at Firebox. We had a group for brunch a few weeks ago. Great booze brunch cocktails -lots to choose from. Food was excellent, fresh and unique. We each had a brunch entree and shared a few sides- I had the quiche was was a truly great choice- tried the french toast-- a winner- also tried the hummus,... More 

Thank travelsalot45
Bedford, Texas
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a really fantastic dinner. Kicked it off with roasted Brussels sprouts!! I mean... Really amazing! Followed them with a beautifully cooked black pearl salmon. Lovely setting inside or outside.

Thank Linda-On-the-Road
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

because I was very disappointed with this restaurant. Had heard good reports and took an opportunity to try it. The place was not busy and I cannot remember exactly what I ordered but it was terrible. I am a foodie who was raised to eat anything as well as clean my plate so it is very difficult to disappoint me.... More 

Thank Beverly M
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

A changing menu, locally sourced food, good service. Well worth the trip. Bar at front is nicely done.

Thank Lyle W
Bristol conneccticut, USA
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

The what's up doc specialty cocktail, with rum and fresh carrot juice, was easily the best drink I have ever had. Pan roasted duck was seared and cooked perfectly, and what an amazing atmosphere.

Thank Shean L
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I have now had the best caesar salad of my life. The specialty drinks were wonderful. The bread was delicious. And the dessert was incredible. Im ruined for life for other restaurants. Thank you firebox. We will return. Dont let the poor neighborhood fool you. This place knows what good food is!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Diane C
New York
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Restaurant: Our first time here. Note- the restaurant uses local growers for as much of their menu as they can. Go to the website and check it out. Quite a nice history and they are part of the neighborhood revival effort going on in that part of Hartford. We were seated on the covered patio. Drinks:I ordered a morning freshener,... 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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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: 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?