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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Seafood headlines the eclectic menu at this casual, industrial-chic eatery with a lively bar scene. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great place for drinks and food. Their Moscow Mule is great, as well as, Bolognese Pasta.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful Southern cuisine, frequent live music, free music on Thursdays Jazz, blues, soul, R&B, etc”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Greenway always puts a smile on our faces with their healthy, lighter meal choices. They make fresh salads, cold pressed juice, paninis, sandwiches and wraps daily and they come in very delicious flavors. There is also a fully stocked green market and grocery store where vegans, vegetarians, GF, soy free and anyone with any kind of dietary restrictions or preference can find something filling. It is about a 15 minute walk from Buckingham”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Located on Front Street in downtown Hartford, Nixs Hartford is spacious, opulent, and lively. Nixs is the place in Hartford to visit for after-work cocktails or to hang out with friends for a fun-filled evening, as they have a great DJ playing most days. Everything revolves around their enormous bar and comfortable lounge booths. The restaurant specializes in small plates of local specialties, which in Hartford means superb fresh oysters, crabs, shrimp, and lobsters. Chef Al Soto knows exactly what to do with these excellent seafood options, and with his skilled touch and a few unexpected ingredients and combinations, he manages to produce delightful surprises. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Vegetarians, beware: Bear’s Smokehouse is an unapologetic carnivores’ heaven. The meat is delicately smoked in hickory and other fragrant woods, rubbed to perfection, and barbecued until it is charred on the outside and pink on the inside and falls off the bone. Chef Jamie “The Bear” McDonald has perfected his own sauces and rubs, and he chooses everything from the wood to the meat cuts very carefully. You can find all kinds of meat on the menu, from briskets, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and sausages, along with a whole range of sides. The ambiance fits the feast – the restaurant is located in a converted garage and has a counter service and a sink.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Live piano music Friday and Saturdays upscale restaurant with prime cuts & seafood, extensive wine list, cocktails for expense account crowd. - ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Dish Bar & Grill is located in the heart of downtown Hartford in the former Sage-Allen Department Store. Serving upscale interpretations of classic comfort foods and a large bar featuring innovative cocktails, there is truly something for everyone”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you know Hartford or know anyone from Hartford, then you KNOW the Russian Lady is the place to be every night starting on a Thursday. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“the food is delicious and if you tell the manager, Jimmy Cosgrove, you are staying at Kay and Suranto's house, you will get a 20% discount. Best time to go is after 1 for lunch and before 6 for dinner. It can get very crowded.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
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“On20 is an elegant, upscale restaurant that provides you with a spectacular view of the river below the 20th floor of One State Street. Perfect for serious business lunches or romantic candle-lit dinners, the restaurant features subtle décor that enhaces the spectacular food their young French-trained Executive Chef Jeffery Lizotte creates using locally sourced ingredients he gets daily from his network of farmers and food producers. The menu is innovative and colorful and at times brave – his chowder comes with creamy fennel, panchetta crumble, orange, and dill oil. In Connecticut, it takes youth to shake the traditions to this extent. Lunch Prix Fixe is an affordable option for business. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“This is a great place to have a drink and enjoy some great tasting Jamaican food in a nice atmosphere. The restaurant also boasts a top shelf bar and a nice lounge. It turns into a really "hot" nightclub spot after 11 when the DJ sets up and takes things up a notch. Definitely recommend!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Really tasty Indian food. They do lunch specials and they make mango lassi!”
  • 1 local recommends