Dish Bar & Grill
Dish and a half!Dish was an excellent choice for our special occasion meal, pre-theater. Service was attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Portions were generous and delicious. I always look for use of local and seasonal ingredients and some were listed on the menu and used. Only criticism is that the wine list should include at least 3 CT wines; there are some very good ones, a white, red, and dessert should be available. If you are farm to table, offer local wine. Server made every effort to get us out in time for the theater, which was appreciated. An extra complementary sparking wine was provided to acknowledge our special occasion. Very thoughtful and classy. One of the best meals we have had in Hartford, a must try!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great findIn preparation for my stay in Hartford, I booked this restaurant based on recommendation from a colleague. She described it as comfort food. Yes the food made me feel good but it was way too elegant to be merely called "comfort food." I loved the farm to table premise combined with the presentation, great service and attractive ambience. My companion had the lemon cod , wedge salad and fruit crisp and I had the mixed green salad, stuffed shrimp and candy bar dessert. All was delicious and fresh. I was so impressed.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant experiencegreat service, friendly waiter and good food. Truly enjoyed the cocktail sauce served with the shrimp and the fillet mignon.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. MyThe food was very good. My friends & I went with the prefix meal which turned out to be a good deal.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely for CouplesWe went to DISH for light fare before the theater; it was quiet and charming.
The food was delicious and not too heavy. We enjoyed dessert which we usually
skip because we are too full. Service is attentive but not intrusive. We saw several
couples at DISH in the theater afterward, so the secret is out!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at DishWe recently had our second evening out at Dish and it was just as good as our first visit there several months ago. Free valet parking, well made cocktails, great wine list and the food is fabulous. Try the tuna trio, you will love it . Not normally dessert eaters, we were enjoying our stay so much that we order a variety of them and shared among the 4 of us. Delicious! This may be our favorite place to eat. And we drive some distance to get into Hartford.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a business lunch.Good for a business lunch. Fast, unobtrusive service.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDELISHGreat food. Great wines.
Just an amazing meal.
Always helpful with special table requests and shifting schedules. Will always call this a fave.
Only recommendation would be to change up the menu once in a while5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways impressed with Dish!We had a "going away" dinner for a friend moving out of state at Dish. I worked with the event planner to reserve a large table for 14 people, in the front of the restaurant, in a section we had all to ourselves, which was perfect. We ordered off the regular menu, which always provides for a variety of creative food items. Of course, the chips with the farmhouse cheddar sauce were a popular item, as well as the yummy garlic bread. I tried the heirloom tomato pie, which actually looked like a slice of pie - talk about creative, and delicious, filled with tomatoes and fresh ricotta. Others had stuffed shrimp, cavatelli, and chicken parm, all of which received great reviews. Delicious drinks too - what a great time!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Birthday YetI went to Dish for my 30th Birthday Dinner with my parents. The food was outstanding! The waiter was very attentive and was always checking in us to make sure we had everything we needed. We were so full we didn't want dessert but the Monday manager Annie brought over the deconstructed chocolate pie with 2 candles because she knew it was my birthday. What service! The whole night was wonderful and it wouldn't have been the same if we went anywhere else.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved it!We were looking forward to an evening alone at a special restaurant. The free valet parking was perfect, since it was raining. The staff- friendly and extremely good at their jobs. My husband had the trio of tuna, which was outstanding. I had lamb which couldn't have been better. It is expensive, everything is extra, including bread. We chose the DISH bread, and it was really good! The desserts were really extra-special, and not too big; even you think you're full, you have to get one! The atmosphere was great, modern but comfortable. There was a band playing in the bar area, but it was not too loud, it added to the ambiance. We will definitely go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out in HartfordI went out for dinner with my parents and grandparents after UConn graduation and was happy to find this chic, delicious slice of Manhattan in downtown Hartford. Their mixture of steakhouse classics and more creative dishes left everyone happy. We thought the kettle chips and cheese sauce were overrated, but the tangy twist on a wedge salad with Russian dressing and radishes was fantastic, and they happily split a "kitchen sink" salad for my grandparents to share. Meat was cooked perfectly, and my mom was over the moon about her three-course lobster prix fixe. Cocktails were a highlight: my girlfriend loved her martini, made with house-infused olive-and-jalapeno vodka. Simpler desserts were best, like the coconut red velvet cake.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodValet parking was very convenient. The food was excellent. Highly recommend the pork belly tacos-yum!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner here withHad a great dinner here with my husband. The only down side was that we tried sitting outside but the. Noise from Hartford traffic was just too much to be able to enjoy dinner. We moved inside for dinner and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious (as usual). We had thge special black cod and the special chicken and lamb stew; both were delicious. The service was perfect.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEat here!Excellent food and service. Interesting menu choices.A great overall dining experience!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff is everythingHelpful and at tentative waiter who made helpful food recommendations4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fine...The waiterThe food was fine...The waiter forgot to bring oil for the bread when asked. In fact, he forgot to bring bread and needed us to ask for it. The bread was just fair.
The ambiance was lovely..4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGroup of 7 of us came in forGroup of 7 of us came in for Administrative Professionals Day. Delightful meal, food and drink were FANTASTIC. Only "negative" was the comments/attitude of the server towards the women in our party. When taking orders, he started with one of the men, who in turn, suggested he start with the ladies in our party. To which the server replied "Oh first they want equal pay, equal rights, and now they want first service?" After that, he referred to the women at the table as "the troublemakers". It made everyone at the table extremely uncomfortable.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable dining spotWe went per-theatre. Luckily we made a reservation because by 6:15 the place was full! We had pork belly tacos to start, followed by the sort rib and duck entrees. Creme brûlée for dessert. Everything was served hot from the kitchen and delicious. We will definitely return.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and veryGreat food, service and very convenient to the Hartford Stage for dinner and a show. Nice drink specials.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time atWe had a wonderful time at Dish for my birthday celebration. We attend church across the street and had been eyeing the restaurant for some time. The restaurant is classy, the food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. We can't wait to return and have already recommended to friends.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI wasn't able to attend theI wasn't able to attend the dinner, although my friends went. So the information above is for a dinner I had there a couple of weeks ago.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwine specials send it over the top1/2 price wine bottles makes this place amazing. The food is deliscious and service fantastic. I go here for dinner before a hartford stage show monthly,its great every time. Its great for a date but the lively friendly and open atmosphere, I wouldn't call it romantic.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a corporate dinnerThis was a corporate dinner for 9 people and the little alcove we were seated in was perfect. Food and service were very good4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great foodThe food is consistently excellent. Prime Rib on Saturday night is great. The biggest and juciest shrimp cocktail i have every eaten.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location for pre theatreGreat location for pre theatre events. Food was very well prepared and service attentive.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHad made up my mind what iHad made up my mind what i wanted for lunch b4 i got to the restaurant but was disappointed to find out they did not have the lobster roll (lobster had not been delivered that day). :o(3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat menu, delicious food,great menu, delicious food, excellent service. try the chowder!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat site for a fun, ecectic lunchThere were 10 ouf us for lunch. The server was dynamic, energetic and very informative. The food was interesting and flavorful.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here often andWe have been here often and it is always a treat. This time we brought family and they too were impressed with food and service. Great location for pre theatre dinners. We were also celebrating a specail occasion that the reatuarant helped us celebrate.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat food (We practicallyGreat food (We practically licked our plates)! Great service (Our waiter was efficient, knowledgeable, and attentive without being annoying)! A welcoming vibe from everyone! And open on Sunday for those of us who actually do venture into the city on a Sunday for theater or other events. What more can you ask for?4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMthe dish on Dish!One of my all time favorites in Hartford for a great dinner. The food is to die for and very unique. Not the same old-same old that all the other stablishments serve. Interesting new dishes or staples with a new twist. Superb and unique drinks. 5 star service every time. I recommend it to everyone!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM