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Dish Bar & Grill
Dish Bar & Grill
  • Address:
    900 Main Street
    Hartford, CT 06103
    Hartford / West Hartford
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Dish Bar & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dishbarandgrill.com
  • Email: dkeller@dishbarandgrill.com
  • Phone: (860) 249-3474
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: William Carbone
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Service Catering Available
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact restaurant for details and availability
  • Private Party Contact: Lynne Russell (860) 906-7611
  • Entertainment: All Music in Bar Area
    **Never a Cover**
    Thursday and Saturday 9pm-12am

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pratt Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
    Wednesday - Saturday Starting at 5 pm
    Surface Lots & Garages Near By
A word from Dish Bar & Grill
An award winning restaurant serving exceptional food. Dish Bar & Grill has quickly become known for its inventive American cuisine, chic interior and exceptional service staff. Enjoy a private dinner for two, drinks at our expansive bar or just stop by for a sweet at our dessert bar. With choices for everyone, we're sure you'll leave happy.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience on a beautiful evening. The service was very friendly and attentive. Our food was very good and we were able to make our theater event which was only two blocks from the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our waiter was certainly nice enough but forgot two items, one app and one side with dinner. By the time we saw him again to ask about each, it was too late as our group of four had moved on to the next course so we cancelled each item. Though he tried to make amends appropriately with free dessert, the misses still were a factor in our enjoyment of the evening and did not need to be. Unfortunate, but we would give the service another chance. Overall the food was good. Atmosphere was very nice and the bar service was very good with nice choices, just wish we could have felt better about the service. R"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We told the waiter that we were going to a show, so needed to be out the door by a set time. He nodded and indicated that timing wouldn't be a problem. It was. The last straw: We ordered coffee with 25 minutes left, and he said he would bring it right out. It arrived with 5 minutes to go and we refused it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We came for an early dinner on a Saturday. It was very quiet and so we basically had the waiter Stephen all to ourselves.He was very polite and knowledgeable about the menu. The seating was immediate and our seats were very comfortable. The atmosphere was pleasant with quiet music playing in the background. My husband loved the rustic ambience. The food was pretty good. The Mac n Cheese was exceptional.We both wish that we did not opt to share. The Salmon was a bit over done, still enjoyed it. My husband had the Rib eye that he enjoyed as well. The kale was a bit under cook. We had the mango ice tea that tasted better once it sat for a while. The price points were great given that we didn't have to go into NEW York City to have a good meal."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We ate here before seeing the Hartford Symphony and were very pleased. The food was great. Service great and Ashly was very friendly- even a candle in the dessert for my husband's birthday. We have recommended it to several friends in the past few days."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The menu is varied and different. It is unusual to want EVERYTHING on the menu but it all sounded delicious !"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Celebrated with family a special occasion here. The food was great, service was excellent. It was a very busy night, but we treated like we were the only ones there. I liked that we weren't crammed in and could all hear each other."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Dined here pre-theater with a friend ( and got a 20% discount off one entree). Our server was friendly, efficient, and unobtrusive. Our meals were excellent - salmon, cooked to perfection, served over Thai rice noodles with a light peanut sauce and baby vegetables and an a la carte Ahi tuna. We shared the kale and butternut squash mac and cheese....an interesting and delicious combination. While the dessert menu was appealing, we opted for cappuccino, served hot and frothy. Ask to be seated away from the lively bar to be able to enjoy a quiet conversation!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "On this particular day there were several large parties in the dining room for lunch. I had made a reservation for 3 of us and it took well over an hour to get our food. It was obvious that there were too many people in the restaurant at once and the chefs and servers were slammed. Management should look at their reservations and not allow walk-ins if it is going to affect service. I would hope to be able to get food at lunchtime within an hour. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "4:30 Sunday dinner. Price fixe for two. Excellent starters, Calamari and the warm salad. Excellent desserts, carrot cake and creme brûlée. Entree's were just OK, hanger steak, stuffed shrimp. High level of service. Meet at the bar for drinks and apps, I'm in. Dinner? Maybe... worth a 2nd shot."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Dish was a comfortable restaurant with excellent service but on the pricey side. They do give you a 20% discount if you have attended or will attend a Hartford event and have valet parking. Their homemade potato chip appetizer was very good. My husband had the sea bass which was very tasty but a small portion, and I had the veal schnitzel which was more breading than veal. Any sides are a la carte. The desserts were very different than other restaurants. I had the popcorn caramel sundae, which was excellent and unlike anything I have ever had, and my husband had the black bottom banana pudding, which was also very good. I would definitely go back again, however, I wish you got more for the price, but all and all, a very delightful evening."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Group lunch served in a timely manner by attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was not our first trip to Dish Restaurant and will definitely not be our last. We took advantage of the $50 date night where you can actually order off the menu versus having a separate, limited menu. I love this restaurant, its central location, the ambience and the food. We also found out that they have free valet parking (not sure if this is just Friday evenings or every evening). I definitely recommend it for anyone who is looking for a restaurant in Hartford."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a great meal prior to a show at the Bushnell Theatre. Fresh oysters and mignonette were nice (6 for $16). Hot salads with kale, Brussels sprouts, lardons, etc. were delicious. Veal schnitzel was very good. Sea bass was wonderful with a great presentation. Pasta bolognese was filling with an excellent sauce. Guinness was fresh and blackberry Mojito was wonderful . Our server was very attentive and entertaining."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Always has great service and consistently great food."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was good enough; location is excellent. But they don't give bread unless you ask; and by the time you realize this, it is often late. Plus it is just reheated frozen rolls. This is chintzy for a restaurant of supposedly good class."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had to ask for bread for the table which was delivered after our main course was presented. I believe the waiter should have offered bread for the table, rather than having us ask for it."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is the perfect spot to eat prior or post theater going. The food is outstanding and the service prompt and proffesional."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We are frequent diners at Dish and it never fails to delight. Our service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We will look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Having made reservations ahead of time I was surprised to find we were placed by the wait station/register and by a very large group of people. The service was okay, though we were never asked how our food was. The pot roast was fine. The baked stuffed shrimp was awful and overcooked. This was my second time at Dish, I have no need to go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a large group of 21 and the service was wonderful and the management very accommodating for our group. They catered to our every need. The food..........exceptional."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dish dished up great meals and there was a great buy for the weekend-the food was very good , especially the lobster newberg- sauce was outstanding"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Dish Bar and Grill accommodated my party of 20 on very short notice, and we thoroughly enjoyed the excellent menu, especially the appetizers and salads. Lots of one-of-a-kind dishes are on the menu. The ambiance was very soothing and classy, and the wine menu was very extensive."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Dish was a real discovery for me. I had seen it when driving by but for some reason, I thought it was an Asian restaurant which didn't really appeal to me. I went because I had tickets to Hartford Stage and they promote a 20% discount at Dish. First, discovering that there was free valet parking was huge. I was impressed with the interior look of the restaurant - really beautiful and calming. When I got the menu, I was surprised and pleased that it was not Thai or Japanese as I had thought, but interesting preparations of fish, meat, and chicken. I got the pot roast and it was excellent. The creme brulee was delicious. It's a bit on the pricey side but if you can swing it, Dish is an excellent choice for dining in downtown Hartford."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food is consistently great and service wonderful down to the valet that parks my car"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We always enjoy dish but this last experience was one of the best times we've had at dish! Food was great, Lindsay is a sweetheart and very knowledgeable of both food and wine list. Be back sooner then later."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Dinner at Dish was like the icing on the cake. After seeing a wonderfully staged and performed play, to have access to a creative menu prepared to perfection made our foray into Hartford a special event. I have already shared the information with several other friends."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I would highly recommend the prix fixe menu option, this allows you to get a starter, entree and desert for a very reasonable price. It really makes for a lovely evening with your significant other with a variety of delicious food and intimate ambience. Highly recommend this Hartford gem!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The moment we walked in the door we enjoyed our experience at Dish. The staff was friendly, the atmosphere warm and eclectic, the waiter was knowledge and helpful with suggestions and the food was delicious. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our second time together at Dish. It was my girlfriends birthday,(last time it was mine). The same 3 words I used in my last review, "over and beyond"!! Dish is a very favorite of mine! The waiter, Peter, was outstanding. He made my girlfriends birthday a memorable event. The food was great and fresh. Loved it! Thanks Peter and the rest of the awesome staff!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Outstanding experience with outstanding service and food. Would highly Reccomend"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Recommend this place for a great night out."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Highly recommend the hangar steak, best steak ive had in months... Blackberry mojito was spot on. An all-around nice place to eat for that special occasion"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went to Dish Bar & Grill last Friday, Feb 14, 2014 with my GF for the Valentines Day. The ambience, the food, service, was all Excellent. We did not go for $95 / person Valentine special and opted for Alacarte menu instead. We had Caesar salad, Roasted Tomato soup, Filet Mignon, Ribeye Steak, and Some desserts, all beautifully prepared and served. I drank ice tea all night and my GF had couple of cocktails. The total bill was $116, which I found to be pretty reasonable for the quality of the service and the occasion. In total, I give the experience five star, and my only complain is that there was no live music and that it was somewhat dark in the restaurant (couldn't even take a good photo). Will come again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The staff was wonderful at Dish! From the hostess, water boy, to the server, they were all very friendly and helpful. From suggestions to accommodating special food requests, everyone was there to make our dining experience the best it could be and I appreciate that a lot. I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have eaten at Dish quite a few times and the food is always great. We had the prime rib special and it was perfect. The service was excellent as well. My only regret is that I did not get the popcorn ice cream for dessert. I'll have to return soon. Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Made reservations for 5:45, told waiter we had plans and we left at 7:00 with our food that had just brought to us."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Service was spotty, although the waiters were polite and engaging when they did come by. Three entrees on the menu were unavailable; one of them permanently. Neither server told us until after we ordered two of the three. FWIW, the restaurant did its best to make things up to us, by providing free desserts to all of us. Two of three entrees and one of three desserts were disappointing, in terms of texture, flavor, and/or appearance. The stuffed shrimp, in particular, was especially unappetizing. Over time, Dish has been a favorite of ours. But at their prices, they should provide more or less flawless food and service. They fell short, and it will probably be some time before I, for none, given Dish another shot."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Great wine options, food was great. Well prepared, lots of options. Service was fantastic, wish I go back again today..."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We made a reservation online and late when we arrived we were expected and seated right away, no confusion no problem. The staff was attentive, friendly, and helpful if you asked for something it was brought promptly. We needed to use a powered wheel chair and everyone was helpful with this, guest included, we never really wanted for anything our needs and wants were all met by a very capable staff. The food was good, the dry aged steak was served exactly as ordered, some things we liked some we didn't that was just a matter of taste no reflection on the kitchen staff which seems to have handle on their job. Overall a very nice experience, I will go back again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014