Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Hartford

ON20

On the 20th floor of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co, contemporary ON20 serves an elegant fusion menu with peerless views of the city. An ever-evolving menu with dishes like lemongrass-scented …
Top Choice Modern American in Hartford

Trumbull Kitchen

TK's smart-yet-casual fine-dining atmosphere awaits, with excellent service and a wonderfully executed, truly diverse menu making it a great alternative to some of Hartford's classier joints. Drop in for a cocktail …
American in Hartford

Max Downtown

With its swinging tunes, 'pre-Prohibition' cocktails and retro-luxe look – a piano lounge with a long, curved wooden bar, massive wrought-iron chandeliers and leather-upholstered chairs in the white-tablecloth dinin…
Barbecue in Hartford

Bear's Smokehouse

Locals love this wood-smoked Kansas-style BBQ famed for brisket, baby back ribs and pulled pork. Vegetarians might want to head elsewhere, although there are some kick-ass sides: collards, broccoli salad and macaron…
Barbecue in Hartford

Black-Eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues

This booze, blues and BBQ palace drags in local and national acts and dishes out good 'ole fashioned Southern cooking, like fried green tomatoes, po' boys and chicken 'n waffles. There's regular live blues, rock and…
Italian in Hartford

Salute

Charming service is the hallmark of this urban gem, which offers a contemporary take on Italian flavors. Regulars rave about the cheesy garlic bread, but other offerings are a tad more sophisticated. The pleasant pa…
Cafe in Hartford

Kitchen at Billings Forge

Providing training and employment opportunities for the Billings Forge/Hartford community, this bright, forward-thinking cafe works with local farmers to source fresh seasonal produce in addition to what is grown in…
Cafe in Hartford

Tisane Euro Asian Cafe

This odd – and locally loved – coffeehouse-cum-restaurant-cum-bar somehow manages to morph from one beast to another throughout its long business day. In the mornings, it serves strong espressos and fresh pastries; …
Vegan in Hartford

Fire and Spice

Just outside of the downtown core, Hartford has one notable restaurant catering to non-meat eaters, lovers of vegetables and those with food intolerances. Raw foods and salads compliment a variety of spicy and not-s…
Diner in Hartford

Quaker Diner

Get in early and squeeze into a slightly uncomfortable cyan-colored booth for a taste of real old-school Americana at this ancient cafe that has hardly changed in decades. Undoubtedly Hartford's most authentic and g…