Dish Bar & Grill
Dish Bar & Grill

Dish Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dishbarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (860) 249-3474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: William Carbone
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Service Catering Available
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact restaurant for details and availability
  • Private Party Contact: Lynne Russell (860) 906-7611x
  • Special Events: Sunday Brunch

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.
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Dish Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)special occasion (30)good for groups (26)great for lunch (20)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)notable wine list (7)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • jz11VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The "pig" chop and tomato pie were excellent as was the shrimp and grits. Not much of a vibe and service could be better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    majann
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I have been to Dish on several occasions and have never had a bad meal yet! The food is creatively prepared and the ingredients blend nicely. The wait staff are personable and provide just the right amount of "attention". Never feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Brunch
    John
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went for brunch on Sunday afternoon. Very quiet and intimate for conversation. We thought the food was excellent. Nice selection of food; the calamari is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place is amazing, everything about it is superb. It is a beautiful restaurant, comfortable. The food is absolutely incredible and it is served with perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Close to the Convention Center
    AnnualVisit
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A nice restaurant that is close to the Convention Center. A good choice if you're in downtown Hartford
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with dear friends at Dish. The placement of our table was perfect, dinner delicious and the service was excellent. Gary took excellent care of us and we closed the evening with a wonderful surprise of champagne toast from the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and theater
    Cathy56
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This restaurant is a must before or after one of Hartfords theatrical shows. Great food ,prompt service,and lots of ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KarenLinder
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We've had very good experiences and meals at DISH. The only thing I would not recommend is the fried lobster (because really, why?)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We love going to Dish. The service is always wonderful and the food is always excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner!
    Primal4Life
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Four of us thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Dish, and we will return for more delicious meals! Two of us in the group have food allergies and the staff made every effort to ensure that one diner's meals were 100% nut free, while the other diner (me) was able to eat Paleo and avoid the gluten, grains, soy and canola which are big triggers for my autoimmune issues. I felt fine and totally appreciate the efforts made, along with the high quality Farm to Table foods that they offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner and service
    CTVisitor
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Always have a great meal. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Both Food & Service Get A+
    zeldasayre
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were in Hartford as part of our Connecticut vacation and chanced upon Dish. I wish all our "chances" turned out as great as this one. What made the excellent food even better was the highly personable, very professional, absolutely outstanding server, Michael Carlin. We had discussed how desperately many restaurants need to give training to their wait staff and then we came here. Michael doesn't need training - he should be the trainer. The Tomato Pie & Ribeye were outstanding. Served with perfect timing, too. It was so good we went back for lunch the next day which was also terrific. If we hadn't been leaving the area, we might very well have gone back for dinner, too. You just can't miss with DISH!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location and food
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This was our first time and we had a very nice dinner. Our cocktails (Hendricks gin, st Germain, peaches & basil) were great though not enough basil . Our appetizers (calamari & shrimp/grits) were both quite good as were our entrees (trio of tuna and lobster schnitzel). I must say that the schnitzel did not have much of a lobster flavor and gets lost in the sauteeing process unfortunately thoug the presentation was great. We shared a dessert (de-constructed chocolate cream pie) and it was excellent. Laoso had a very good cappuccino. I liked the way the Farm to Table concept was well presented on the menu by listing which farms/vendors the different products came from. We'll return next time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just right
    Foxer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A very pleasant date night with my wife. We were seated at a cozy corner table with our server showing us the right amount of attention and our dishes served with the right timing. Enjoyed our swordfish special and the rigatoni bolognese. Don't miss the just made chocolate chip cookies for desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is Key!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our good experience was made great by our server, Michael. Cordial, knowledgeable & "in tune" with his guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food very good- service was not
    JJill
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a concert to attend at 7:30 which our waiter knew about. At 7:15 we could not find him anywhere and went to the reservation desk to pay. He then showed up next to us. We were late for the show. The food was very good and the waiter did substitute an excellent grenache for the chenin blanc we ordered that they were out of for the same cost. So, I would go again to see if the night we went was a fluke. The concert for Tom Petty was sold out so maybe they were a little crazy that night?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always fantastic
    happygirl68
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Once again I dined at Dish, and once again i was totally pleased. The service was wonderful and attentive. The waiter answered all questions regarding food and wine. The food was wonderful. Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Dish is a great place to go to lunch with people from work. They have a nice selection of meals to suit every taste. If you do not mind being unhealthy, highly recommend starting with teh fried green beans and homemade chips!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Dinner
    Love2cook
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. Our server was outstanding - a very nice experience overall. I have to say I was surprised that I received a call the following week as a mistake was made on our bill that they found, corrected it and placed a call to me. It was above and beyond and much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast and Fantastic!
    Jewel817VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Two friends and I went to lunch at Dish. The service was great and the food was wonderful. They had some new items on the menu that we all want to go back and try! We only have an hour for lunch, and we were able to sit at the end and talk for a few minutes - we didn't need to rush. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gigi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am a total foodie that loves healthy, delicious and interesting food along with a hip atmosphere. I loved my salmon dish along with the farm to table selections of locally grown vegetables and fruit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniv dinner
    SueS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Anniv dinner - great food, different and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety!
    Bland
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Haven't been here for a long time but it still draws! Nice variety of dishes, deliciously served. My only dislike is it's industrial decor, which feels a bit cold to me. Sorella, their sister restaurant across the street, much more inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really best for Comfort Food
    jclieberVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We expected more from the menu and certainly more from the service. We told the waiter at the very beginning we had a show to go to. We did not get out until 7:40; ten minutes later than we had asked to leave. And the restaurant was SLOW. We had to send our pork back because while it was cooked right and tasty, it was lukewarm.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple fresh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious flavors are brought out of simple, farm fresh food. We love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to Lunch
    Jewel817VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My co-worker and I had lunch here on a Friday. Only having an hour for lunch, I was hoping for quick service. We had a server we hadn't had before and he was fantastic! We will definitely do this again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Organized a group dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The staff was helpful and attentive. Food was good. They made it easy to work with. I would use again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC LUNCH
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We went here to celebrate my birthday (a little belated), but our waitress was absolutely wonderful and even went out of her way, after listening to me brag about the delicious cookies they have there, to put candles in two and bring them over. The food here is always absolutely delicious! I would always recommend DISH as one of my favorite restaurants downtown!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Donnalee
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This is my "go to" restaurant in Hartford. It's in a convenient location, I like the ambience and the service is always very good. The food is usually very good. However, the grilled chicken on my salad during this visit was dry and rather difficult to cut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • babygirl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant is consistently Excellent in all respects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night out in Hartford
    Pattypool50
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Being from the "burbs", we usually don't venture in the Big City for dinner. We make an exception twice a year to try new restaurants during The Taste of Hartford. Dish did not disappoint. Our waiter was excellent,when asked about the menu he knew it well,and made many helpful recommendations,all which by the way were delicious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be fooled by valet parking
    Walt
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Over hyped with an over salted menu. Place was nearly empty on a Friday night which didn't justify the long wait between courses. Didn't get the decor, which seemed indecisively chic and hic - the sports page hanging over the urinal was awesome .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    luveatingout
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I booked a reservation here that included a note about my wife's birthday and despite arriving early and deciding to eat in the bar area and forgetting to notify the hostess, the staff still brought out a birthday dessert which surprised my wife as she never saw me make any communication with the staff regarding this. Its good to know that the staff reviews and honors these special requests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SteddieEddie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I found the dining experience at Dish very good. I happened to go there for lunch on a gorgeous day and was delighted to find Dish has outdoor dining available. The service was good and the food was also very good. I didn't get a chance to try their fried brussel sprouts but will definitely plan to go back soon to experience this treat. Overall I'd say check out Dish. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 799 reviews are from the Dish Bar & Grill reviews archive.
  • Wonderful Find in Hartford!
    HoustonGirl
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our group was in town for a conference and we booked a reservation based on their location and the menu. We were delighted with this restaurant and couldn't believe they weren't packed on a Friday night! However, that allowed our waiter to give us his undivided attention and he was wonderful! There were 8 of us and while I can't remember what everyone ordered, I had the duck breast and it melted in my mouth! Our table ordered the mac and cheese, the brussel sprouts with bacon and oysters on the half shell. Everything was wonderful! We ordered several desserts for sharing and the one that stands out in my mind was the creme brulee -truly one of the best I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dish is inconsistent
    Drbiff
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great service but the food was nothing special. The salad was rather skimpy but the rest of the appetizers were great. The hangar steak was rather tasteless and tough. It should be off the menu. The ahi tuna tuna was good and tasty but was rather chewy in some places. Ambiance is good. Not sure I would return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in Hartford
    Rosencrantz
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We are subscribers to Hartford Stage and like to go to the restaurants that offer discounts to theatre goers. Dish is the best so far and is just around the block from the theatre. They offer 20% off entrees so we did not do the prix fixe, which was fine because we ran out of time for dessert. (Next time...) The shrimp and grits appetizer was the hit of the night. The charcuterie board was clever and mostly locally sourced. The duck great was fine and cooked to perfection. It was on a bed of fried rice and duck confit. The scallops were great too. The kitchen was slow but we made the curtain. Local beers, challenging wine list, knowledgeable server, smart decor and lighting - we'll be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best veggies
    veggienut
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food in Dish is wonderful. The have the best veggie sides, don't miss the Brussels sprouts and the mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for pre theater meal
    MelO
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Very good restaurant with friendly and professional service a block away from Hartford Stage. We had the steak frites. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient
    Justsaying1
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great spot in Hartford downtown; close to the theater.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.