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“The best eating experience Hartford has to offer!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Firebox Restaurant

Firebox Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 431 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capitol Avenue
Transit: Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
Westwood, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The best eating experience Hartford has to offer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

One of the more memorable meals this year. Whole a bluegrass band entertained out front in the bar area, we ate in the surprisingly quiet back room. A perfect corn chowder was followed by 2 excellent entrees and a too-die-for sorbet dessert. Although I say the entrees were excellent, the scallops had a bit of seaside grit in them... Still excellent... But not quite the best. We were immediately credited the dinner... Totally unnecessary, but a true reflection of a top notch venue. I can't wait to get back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Decadent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Most incredible meal ever! Everything prepared is fresh, local and organic. It is Farm to Table restaurant and you can tell the difference in the quality of the food. The chef and wait staff take pride in what they serve. This restaurant is small and reservations are highly suggested if not required. Quaint and romantic.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Krislyn23
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Hartford, CT
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, a little expensive but worth it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Good food, great garlic bread and appetizers. Good entrees and ambiance at the bar. Nothing different but very good overall.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 502GT
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Canton, Connecticut
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent Entrees - mediocre dessert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Our daughter expressed a desire to eat at the Firebox, so we took her there for her 22nd birthday dinner this weekend. It was certainly an enjoyable evening - the appetizers and entrees were very good. The service was good, although it was slow at time, but it gave us time to digest the food between courses. The S'mores dessert, however, left a lot to be desired. It was very tiny, the cake was dry and the scoop of ice cream was almost non-existent. The marshmallow was good, but it was certainly not worth the $10 price tag! The prices are spendy, but it is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Esther H
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Connecticut
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good food, very expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was my second trip to this restaurant, the first being in November 2011. The ingredients are fresh, the menu interesting and unusual. My salad was nothing to write home about..being a simple salad with organic mixed lettuces, a few super thin slices of radish, a bit of tomato, a bit of cheese and a vinaigrette dressing. My husbands spring vegetable soup was nothing more than simple broth with lots of fresh peas, bits of cauliflower and carrots. My main course of beef was fork tender and my husbands organic chicken perfectly cooked. There was plenty to eat and being full, we did not have dessert. I would not run back to this restaurant as we felt it was very expensive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank aedrbf
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