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“Good food, good overall experience.”
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Hook & Ladder
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 5, 2013

My family tried this for the first time and enjoyed it. If I had younger children, they probably would have appreciated the firehouse decor. The food was good - seemed a pretty typical menu of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, fries, onion rings, etc. They had their own barbecue items, but I didn't try them out. The service was good. They seemed a little frazzled that night - not sure if they had a staff shortage - but they were attentive and generally prompt (it took awhile for the hostess to seat us). The ample free parking in the back wasn't the easiest to find, but that was a real plus for downtown Hartford.
It is very close to the Bushnell, and I think we will try this again when we are seeing a show.

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Thank KDAA
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Saw a deal on livingsocial so decided to give this place a try.

Thanks to a tip I saw on Yelp we looked for the parking lot around the back. If it wasn't for the tip we would've missed the lot. There was lots of parking in the back which was great.

We entered the restaurant and it was pretty nice. Lots of exposed brick. Looked clean and decorated with lots of fire house memorabilia.

The waitress came over quickly and offered us our choice of seats in the bar area vs. restaurant. We chose a booth in the restaurant.

We ordered fried pickles as an appetizer with the pulled pork Nachoes and Black and blur burger as entrees. The pickles were verryyyy greasy. The burger was good, but came with Gorgonzola instead of blue cheese as it said in the menu. The Nachoes were very good! Nice and Cheesy and the pulled pork was tasty with a hint of sweetness.

Our server kept checking on us which was a plus.

All in all a decent meal.

Thank NY2theWorld
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Meet our daughter and granddaughter there after an event in Hartford. Plenty of free parking in back of establishment and were given perfect directions when we called for reservation. Nachos with chili had some bite and a good start. Two of us ordered a full rack of St. Louis ribs which were uneven in quality. A few were partially burned, a few were not tender but more were very good. The House Cheeseburger and child's Mac and Cheese were rated as excellent. Also the Mac and Cheese sides made great leftovers. Six beers on tap. Three pedestrian choices and three excellent craft beers. Service was super and prices were reasonable. Child menu includes chocolate milk and ice cream which met with approval from our granddaughter. Would have given the food a 3.5, but not an option. Upgraded to 4 as everything else was a 4 or higher.

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Thank Bernie O
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Had a great meal and great service - I had the chilli appetizer -and the Boston Jake Steak and cheese both were exceptional. For me the chilli was just the right amount of hot,
My wife asked if she could have one of the chicken sandwichs as a wrap - and they were very accomadating.
The waitress checked back to see if out meals were okay - of if we needed anything.
Overall it was a good experience

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Thank uconnfan80
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Went there for lunch. Had a tasty grilled veggie wrap with sweet potato fries. Wish there was variety in wrap choices, esp since I'm a vegetarian. Limited... SEVERELY limited fare for vegetarians, but a carnivore's delight for others. We were charged for a side of honey mustard sauce. .kinda petty. Ample free parking. Nice outing.

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Thank sportzgrly68
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