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“Imaginative cuisine”

The Spicy Green Bean
Ranked #8 of 88 Restaurants in Glastonbury
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Our creative menu is sure to excite your palate. We pride ourselves on our seasonally changing menu selections we refer to as “Kooky Konkoctions”, or, of course you can always create your own. We cater all types of occasions from elaborate full service special events, weddings, parties, corporate meetings, private dinner, backyard picnics to simple delivery drop-offs and everything in between.The Spicy Green Bean, more than anything else, is about great taste and quality food. Variety comes in a close second. You'll be able to return again and again and have something great and different, every time.Our bakery selections are baked fresh daily so each day the selections vary - Stop in and see what we have or call in advance to place a special order. Each day we usually have a varied selection of fresh baked cookies, cupcakes, brownies, bars, cakes, and homemade ice creams!!
South Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Imaginative cuisine”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is the greatest little restaurant around. There is a wide choice of dishes, well-prepared and presented. The combinations are inspired.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Jill G
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hi Jill,
Thank you so much for the Fantastic review we really appreciate it!! We really hope to see you soon
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Can't wait to eat their food again”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I do a lot if catered lunches for my job, and I am thrilled that someone turned me on to this place! The samdwiches are excellent, and a great change from your ordinary deli offerings. People also loved the pickles and green beans. The eggplant was a huge hit , too.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank chessie333
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Rock on Melissa, Thank you sooo much we really appreciate the praise!!!! Were trying to keep you guys interested in fun food so hopefully were Wowing you!!! Please come in soon..Kath
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Vernon, Connecticut
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We saw The Spicy Green Bean on a friend's Facebook page. We're always looking for different restaurants so I wrote it down and the note has been on my desk for a few months. On Friday (August 2), we were looking for a place to have lunch and decided to finally go to this restaurant. It doesn't look like much from the outside and there's not much parking but the food was great and definitely worth the trip. I had the chicken salad with bacon and cranberries and my husband had the kielbasa and sauerkraut sandwich. Both were excellent. The service was good as well. We'll definitely go back again in the future. It's not a place I'd take my kids because the menu choices weren't up their alley but it was definitely a quirky yet delicious choice for lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Rita C
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spicygreenbean, Manager at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Hi Rita C! Thank you so much for finally coming in and checking us out! We love to see new faces and hope to see you again soon!
We do have a kids menu and can always make anything they want!

Kathy
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Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unique atmosphere, and very good food...”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The food sells it's self. I would recommend the veggie burger to anyone! The service, on the other hand... Not that great. They are nice enough, just not to great with "checking in". I have since gone back and will go back again, because yes the food is THAT good.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank KDreamBear
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Hi KDreamBear!

Thanks for the awesome review of our food! I am constantly working on the service and hopefully we will be better at that soon!

Kathy
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Jacksonville, Florida
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Funky, quirky and charming”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

One might expect to find a place like this in New Haven, Cambridge or Ann Arbor instead of Hartford. The atmosphere, decor and menu are funky, quirky and eclectic rather than elegant or even hip. The food is pricey, but the portions are large, and the food is well-prepared. The place is small and crowded, and the HVAC system was obviously unprepared for temperatures in the mid-90's. it's definitely worth a visit if you are in the Glastonbury area.

Visited July 2013
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Thank sjgatl
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Hi sjgatl and thank you for the awesome review of us! We appreciate the kind words and hope you will be back if you are ever in the area!

Kathy
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