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Food and restaurants in Hartford

Top restaurants

Café
“Coffee shop by day morphs into a lounge serving Asian-fusion fare & caffeinated cocktails at night.”
  • 11 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great place for drinks and food. Their Moscow Mule is great, as well as, Bolognese Pasta.”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Seafood headlines the eclectic menu at this casual, industrial-chic eatery with a lively bar scene. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Firebox takes their farm-to-table philosophy seriously. They work with a large number of local farms and food producers, shaping their menu around what is available seasonally and grown locally. Add to that the expert skills and fruitful imagination of Chef Ed Jones, and the results are delightful small plates bursting with flavors. The restaurant is warm and inviting with exposed brick walls and original beams on the ceiling. Their policy of working with local talent extends to the local artists who have the opportunity to show their art on the restaurant’s walls. Firebox’s brunch has received rave reviews, and you will see why after you try their eggs Benedict. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful Southern cuisine, frequent live music, free music on Thursdays Jazz, blues, soul, R&B, etc”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“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.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There's a reason this place is voted best of Hartford breakfast year after year! Very reasonable prices. Quick service (if you find a seat). Don't miss french toast or pancakes! Only two min walk away”
  • 6 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Coffee shop by day morphs into a lounge serving Asian-fusion fare & caffeinated cocktails at night.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“One of the top local coffee spots. Tell them Monica Jorge (jorj) sent you! A great spot to meet other locals, get work done, or just hangout with good coffee and pastries. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Donut Shop
Café
“Coffeehouse featuring espresso drinks & pastries in a low-key space decorated with local art. A cute little coffee and tea shop in downtown Hartford. They have light bites and excellent beverages. The atmosphere is really clean and bright, very well decorated it feels almost like a comfy living room. Great coffee spot to hang out.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“a must visit and have a coffee beverage, great location and a business with a cause.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“This place is awesome! Very chic and comfortable. Good food. Good drinks. Wonderful visuals and service. Great drinks and a cozy place to spend your day with a lot of menu options. Has wifi, lots of places to sit and work. A great addition to the Hartford scene!”
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“Worth the drive into Hartford. A family favorite for many years. Mozzicato's has the best selection of Italian pastries, breads, pizza , both wedding and birthday cakes. The adjacent cafés vibe is like stepping back in time. The cappuccino is the best this side of Italy!”
  • 1 local recommends
Donut Shop
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Local fast food restaurants are: Subway, Domino's pizza, NY Pizza Casa Mia , Piolin (Peruvian food ) The place to Be Many local restaurants in the Franklin Ave area. Pharmacies: Cvs Pharmacy Local Groceries stores: Price Rite & Stop & Shop Local Hospital : Hartford Hospital Local Banks are: TD Bank & Santander Bank ”
  • 1 local recommends