Unfamiliar with the resaurants in Hartford (we were visiting my UCONN daughter from NJ and went to the old trusty Tripadvisor site. Of course after reading the reviews of Salute, we had to give it a try, even though we were requesting an 8:30 Saturday night reservation for 6 and that at only a few hours earlier.
Although crowded and "active" (I wouldnt recommend this for a romantic evening), we were seated promptly at our reserved time. It only got better. As we were barely opening our menus, along came the one owner, Jim, to chat. He really knows how to make you feel at home and was spotted working the room the entire night. He even gave my daughter a little travelling gift to share with her roommates etc. We shared 3 appetizers as well as their delicious garlic bread (dont miss it). All our entrees, beverage selections and desserts were second to none and very fairly priced.
We will be back!