Dish Bar & Grill
Dish Bar & Grill

Dish Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dishbarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (860) 249-3474
  • 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
85 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)special occasion (44)good for groups (35)romantic (26)neighborhood gem (21)great for lunch (18)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • good food, nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Two of us had bolognese and the strip steak, plus one side and one appetizer. I had the potato chip app as a side for the steak. They were good, but greasy. The steak was excellent. It was tender and had a perfect crust and was a perfect rare. My bolognese loving daughter said it was one of her favorite bologneses. The side, brussel sprouts, were delicious. Nice, industiral-ish decor. Service was fine, though the waiter seemed to think he was a better waiter than he was. He forgot the wine, and brought it late, after I asked someone else for it, and he had no comment or apology.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • johnny1323
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The services was fair at best, but the steack was awful, overcooked and over seasoned. Covered in salt
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for a quiet dinner
    blovelandsennett
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We enjoyed salads, steak and scallops prior to a stage performance. Wine was good, and dessert (hot apple crisp and ice cream) were lovely. Very good espresso. The milieu is fairly quiet. Very clean and fresh look. Nice spot for a quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, with the right table
    nut4golf
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I booked a table for two to celebrate our 33rd anniversary - asked for a romantic table in my reservation. The first table we were shown to was right on the aisle, close to the entrance and right next to bar / service area! My wife asked for another table, which was further back in the restaurant but my chair was apparently right in the runway into the room as multiple servers and patrons seemed to want to bump into the back of it all night long… Including a waitress dragging two chairs into the room?!? Seating challenges aside, the food was quite good and the service adequate (getting our initial drinks took a while). Everything is a la carte and aims for farm to table. Atmosphere was nice, and on a Sat night wasn't overly noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant - Good Food
    Nancy1553
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First time visit to Dish. Reservations for 6:30, arrived 15 minutes early and were seated at our table in the back of the restaurant. We waited about 20 minutes before my husband flagged down someone from the wait staff to see if anyone was waiting on our table. He came back a few minutes later saying there was a mix-up so he would be our waiter. Super nice waiter - I think his name was Keith. From then on, service was great. We had calamari and duck confit nachos, 2 people had mixed green salads and for dinner short ribs, pork chop and I had Maine Diver Scallops. Dessert was creme brulee and something chocolate. It was good but didn't leaving us thinking "I can't wait to come back!"
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner before Hartford Stage
    BeerSnob27
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a really great dinner here. Decent cocktail/beer/wine list, the house bread with boursin cheese baked in is a MUST, our entrées were perfectly prepared and delicious. My only complaint was the "shrimp and grits" appetizer, 3 shrimp, tasteless grits, and overpriced. Service was also excellent. Will absolutely come here again before a show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a party of 8 and it was a great experience. The waiter was friendly and knowledgable and gave great descriptions of everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deserves more recognition
    travelwithcousins
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    After a bit of a slow start, the service was prompt and efficient. Our meals were excellent and nicely presented. This restaurant deserves more recognition than it seems to get.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    AnnieH
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful as he knew wine list well. Food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat & Run
    appit2
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Caesar salad, Shrimp & grits app were very good, however the chicken & dumpling dish was not. The chicken was tough & the dumpling was bland. The service was very good and the staff is friendly. Will visit again, before going to the theater, just won't order chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was just ok. Too pricey. When you have to pay for rolls thats pretty bad. The risotto was under cooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PERFECTION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This restaurant is perfect in every way. Beautiful decor, extraordinary food every time and Fabulous service. Every time I am eaten there, it has been sheer perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is a favorite
    BenThere2
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Best place in Hartford for dinner before an event or thearter. They are quick without making you feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive service, great food
    WendyVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We always go to Dish before the Hartford Stage performance. The hostess noticed that we hadn't given our order and asked if we were going to the theater. When she learned that we were, she took our order herself and made sure everything was going well. The food is always beautifully prepared, the desserts interesting and creative. We highly recommend Dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hank
    hank
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This was our first time. Expensive entrees to begin with and when you consider you have to purchase sides to have some veggies then it's overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night dinner
    SueS
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was really good, appetizer of the charcuterie Board always great, just needs more crostini...dinner main courses all great including my Steak Frites. Service by Ashley was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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