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Review of Firebox Restaurant

Firebox Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 447 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capitol Avenue
Transit: Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
Reviewed November 9, 2013

I was impressed with Firebox! It was my first visit and I enjoyed a delicious meal that was beautifully and simply presented. The mussels were excellent, with a hint of ale and smokiness . The generous portion was enough to share, with wonderful bread for dipping all that great broth. My husband enjoyed 6 bluepoint oysters, a Connecticut favorite. My entree choice was short ribs of beef in a nice Cabernet sauce. They were tender, tasty, and fairly lean, considering the cut of meat, and also boneless. My husband enjoyed the duck breast served over cassoulet , drizzled with mole sauce. All the food flavors came through-nothing was "over-done" or or over spiced, or over the top in presentation, which I appreciate, especially in a farm to table place like this. Very nice.

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Thank Anne K
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We arrived at the firebox restaurant and were immediately seated in a lovely corner seat. There was plenty of room between tables and yet we felt tucked away. It was the start of a lovely meal. We shared the muscles, brussel sprouts, and the charcuterie for starters. All were wonderful. My duck was cooked to perfection. The two way pork was a bit bland, but still good. The chicken dish was also good. Our one vegiterian asked the chef to surprise her and the result was excellent. All in all, a wonderful meal with good food and excellent service. We will be back.

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Thank pghprof
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Firebox is a great farm to table restaurant experience. The menu has many options, all sourced fresh from local farms. Food quality was outstanding, and unique. Firebox offered a nice wine list, and a good selection of specialty drinks. Service was great. A bit expensive, but well worth it. I will definitely go back.

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Thank marky01095
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Any time that I travel to CT for work or visiting friends, I must eat at the Firebox Restaurant. Wether it's drinks and appetizers at the bar or a three course meal - your taste buds will be blown away. Due to it being a farm to table restaurant, the menu changes to whatever foods are in season. If you a person that likes to eat the same boring meals at the chain restaurant, then Firebox is not the restaurant for you.

If I had to pick a favorite dish to review, it would have to be the pan seared scallops. The scallops are by far the most delicious and perfectly cooked!!

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Thank Kim M
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

An excellent find in Hartford. The atmosphere captures the old firehouse,and the menu selections are wonderful. This is a place to go with friends so you can sample around on the dishes. Also, a reasonable wine selection.

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Thank Robin F
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