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Firebox Restaurant

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$$$$
American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402 (Capitol Avenue)
860-246-1222
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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
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New York
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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543 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is trying to revitalize the neighborhood, that being said it's not in the greatest neighborhood. We had no problems with it whatsoever. The food was good and so is the service. We would've liked a few more small plates on the menu but it wasn't a turn off for us. We were running late with our reservations and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Delicious unique dishes. We had two kids and two adults and there weren't kid friendly options so we ordered three meals and shared them family style. It was quite good and the kids found enough to eat. I like that it challenged them to try new foods!

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Thank Marika K
Melbourne, Florida
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been here a few times over the years and the chefs reach to create quality dishes and sometimes reach it. I had a pork belly entree that just done poorly and was near inedible, and other times had fish dishes that were among the best I've ever had.

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Thank Kparfl
Manchester Center, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Firebox restaurant is 5 stars for many reasons. First of all the restaurant is in an old brick building which gives it a really cool vibe and atmosphere. The staff is professional and knowledgeable. The food is fabulous. I had the duck and my boyfriend had the steak. We also shared a cheese plate appetizer. Everything was cooked perfectly,... More 

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Thank Patricia R
Cancun, Mexico
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Always love firebox for its fresh, local and delicious food. Menu constantly changes and chef is consistently innovative with ingredients, flavors and plating. Always letting the freshness and quality speak for itself. My favorite restaurant in Hartford by far. An absolute treat every time!

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Thank brian D
Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Loved the decor, but the food was the best part. Decent wine list. Nice bar upfront. Say valet parking which costs $6. Nice portions and nice local menu selection.

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Thank Floridagator
Locust Grove, Virginia
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised with the firebox restaurant. The Tuesday that we visited for lunch was very quiet with few customers service was excellent. She had the turkey sandwich and I had to duck comfy salad. Both were excellent and served perfectly. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the area.

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Thank Randyclements
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

restaurant is about 7 min walk from state capitol. was a forge, now repurposed, and the facility is airy, very comfortable, good light. staff totally friendly and professional. had brunch, steak + eggs, potato dish with a cheese sauce, warm kale/duck salad, fried/roasted brussels sprouts. all cooked perfectly. delicious. definitely worth a visit. of note. the restaurant has community involvement... More 

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We did not expect to find such a great restaurant in downtown Hartford. The menu was varied and so fresh. We loved the selection of farm to table options, as well as the great bar menu. The service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Meals
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, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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?