great concept...great foodOnly there for lunch this time but had great salad and bread. All ingredients were fresh and well matched.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is pretty good...butFood is pretty good...but pricey for the variety and quality offered. Menu not that exciting.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSweetThe food was very good. It was my 1st time here on a 1st date and I had no complaints at all.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a find!Excellent dining experience - with heart! This Farm to Table restaurant is an excellent example of how it can be done! Interesting menu - something for everyone and done with creativity and flair. Vegetable accompaniments were outstanding. Atmosphere was warm and friendly. Great for special occasions.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Fire Box never disappoints.The Fire Box never disappoints. A real gem for the City of Hartford.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. We arrivedGreat service. We arrived 30 minutes past our reservation when they were closing the kitchen and I told them we were late because of a long-running ceremony and they were more than compliant in seating us. Beer selection was excellent and the food was rather delicious. Even the vegetarian option was amazing. The only qualm I have is that the meat dishes provided little meat yet had plenty of vegetable filler.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTailored to fitWe celebrated our daughters graduation at the Firebox. We were not in a hurry, but the staff immediately asked us if we were attending a performance or just enjoying a night out so they could gauge the speed of their service. The decor was sophisticated and rustic at the same time, and the food was very good. Thanks wait staff for your excellent service!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, always delicious.Great place, always delicious. Get the charcuterie to start.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we hoped for..As I hoped, the menu was quirky and creative and the food was absolutely delicious. Service was quick and unobtrusive; prices were on target.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ExperienceEclectic menu, interesting ambiance, great service and great food. A pre concert gem when attending the Bushnell...5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding fine dining, as always!Firebox is that restaurant for that special occasion--and for that casual, drop-in energetic music and drink. Two separate rooms distance diners who wish a more moderate to quiet atmosphere from patrons visiting and dining in the bar area (and any musical group playing for the afternoon or evening). Food at Firebox consistently is outstanding, as is the service. Plating is beautiful and diners know that this restaurant is truly a "gem."5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great dining experienceWe have always had an amazing experience at Firebox. Amazing food without pretension.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirebox was a great find andFirebox was a great find and beyond my expectations. We were in town from Montreal for a wedding and it was our first time in Hartford. Firebox definitely ranks up there with the best that Montreal has to offer. All the courses from start to finish were prepared with fresh ingredients, creative and well balanced throughout. Nice selection of cocktails and brews to start and a good wine list. Well done Firebox.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food. Great atmosphere.Fabulous food. Great atmosphere. Outstanding bar service. A little pricey for the portion size but it's farm to table and that's expensive--but worth it.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and wine list.Great service and wine list. Interesting, fresh and varied menu. Loved it!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery, cool but sophisticatedVery, cool but sophisticated restaurant in Hartford. Great food, ambience, and artwork. Very enjoyable.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Hartford OasisA real oasis in Hartford. Top notch food, competent service, casual but lovely ambiance. It was our second time there, proving that the first, a year ago, wasn't a fluke. Our kid is going to be attending Trinity so I guess it won't be our last time either!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRun, don't walk!The food here is so fantastic. Never a bad meal. Always great service and we can actually hear each other speak. The chic pea gnocchi is unmatched! The S'mores dessert is beyond good.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Restaurant! AwesomeAmazing Restaurant! Awesome food! Great service! Definitely will visit again!!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI will be backservice was great, noise level was as expected for an open floor layout and the food was exceptional. Highly recommended and " I will be Back"..thank you for providing what was expected.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Firbox. After ourWe love Firbox. After our visit to Hartford, we spent the weekend dining at the top restaurants in Manhattan, none of which was a good as Firebox.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA new favoriteOur second time here was much less crowded and busy as the first visit, but even on the first visit we were not rushed and given time to enjoy our evening and the amazing food. Servers are attentive without being overly present, pleasant and knowledgeable about the food.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchWe had brunch on Sunday at the Firebox. The food was excellent as well as the drink specials. Our out of town guests enjoyed the experience and ambiance.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMStarted with oysters thatStarted with oysters that were outstanding (but pricey) and my wife had a lovely salad. The wine was outstanding, but at $13 a glass, pricey. Had the organic chicken, nice, but a little too salty and the peas in it were on the hard side. Coffee was good, but not hot enough and the apple crisp was only average.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is everythingThis restaurant is everything you want it to be: great staff, perfect food, inventive and healthy. ( well, maybe not the delicious fries). I would go there at the drop of a hat. And I haven't mentioned the invisible training that is going on. Great intentions; deserved success.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and deliciousExcellent service and delicious food! Fresh clean ingredients, line caught fish. That's the kind of food I want to eat when I go out. Farmers egg First Course was yummy , Chickpea Gnocchi outstanding and side Brussels Sprouts perfect, just to name a few. Will definitely will be going back soon!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time in Hartford CT.First time in Hartford CT. Very impressed by this restaurant. There were three of us, each enjoyed our meals very much.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA little of this, a little of that.Love the new selections of small plates and sides. Farmer's egg! grilled calamari! Brussels sprouts! Mix and mat h and all expertly prepared and fresh.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely LunchDeliciously fresh with many good choices both hot and cold. Inexpensive, fun, great service whether you want to be leisurly or fast-paced. Easy to get a reservation.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall it was a good experience.Overall it was a good experience. Now that it's off my bucket list I likely will not return. The ambiance, physical structure, decor, etc is very cool and unique. The old foundry restored is a great space for a restuarant and they did a great job. The food was very good, though the portions were quite small. My party of six also felt the prices were through the roof. For six people we shared three appetizers. Each had our own dinner. We also shared three deserts. We only ordered 11 mixed drinks and beers - no wine or bottles and the tab was nearly $500.00 without tip. Overall experience was for the moeny spent we could have dined elsewhere and saved $200.00.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFarm to table gem in the cityGreat farm to table concept right in the city! Wonderful, creative cuisine as well.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Firebox severalI have been to Firebox several times it always delivers a great meal....4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMToo exspensive, location wasToo exspensive, location was not the best. Rough neiborhood. Parking was hard to find.
Food was good but too pricy.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome fresh local food servedawesome fresh local food served beautifully by caring people...a home run on all aspects of this lovely restaurant4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Lunch near CapitolInteresting historic building and great food. Will return when back in Hartford.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAfternoon DelightA terrific restaurant and one we regret not trying until our daughter is about to graduate from Trinity College. It's nestled in the heart of a gritty neighborhood, just down the street from Trinity College. The neighborhood is a busy one for locals and people not used to that kind of scene may be put off by the location, but just go... it's a fabulous place. Our family of four had Sunday brunch and everything was beautifully presented. The ingredients are fresh and the combination of flavors exceptional. We had the Eggs Benny, Waffles and the Burger, all cooked to perfection. Why did we wait so long to try this place?!?!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was out third visit toThis was out third visit to Firebox, and it did not disappoint. The food is excellent, the service gracious and prompt and the atmosphere quite charming.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, presentationVery good food, presentation and service - I recommend it. The wait service was really outstanding. The place is located in a marginal to crummy neighborhood. The valet parking and monitoring of cars therefore is a necessity. The happy hour in the bar area had an eclectic group of folks including some kids; perhaps some neighborhood families taking advantage of the lower price appetizer menu??? This creates a bit of confusion re. the target audience and the what the owners are trying to accomplish. Is this an effort to help revive a neighborhood, are you targeting an upscale professional crowd or are you hoping to draw families from the neighborhood? The mix was a bit confusing and affects the ambience of the place.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and I really enjoyedMy family and I really enjoyed our experience at firebox ! The food was great and the service could not have been better ! I will go out of my way to get back there ! Thank you Richard Migliore3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down BEST DINING EXPERIENCEHands down the BEST DINING EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD! The duck was superb, best french fries I've ever tasted, presentation was a work of art, and the service was incredible! I have all ready recommended The Firebox to just about everyone I know as well as quite a few clients. Kudos to the Firebox and staff for a FANTASTIC dining experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNothing to complain about :-)First time and very good experience! Tried some food we never would have and liked it. Nothing to complain about :-) Made a reservation right before not knowing where we even wanted to eat.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit and the experienceOur second visit and the experience was just as good as the first. Good, tasty food and generous martinis, pleasing ambience. But the wait staff deserve special mention: so helpful and cheerful, they go out of their way to ensure that your dining experience is relaxed and enjoyable; outstanding!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLAMBWhile I cannot deny the quality of the food served nor the industrial charm of 'factory turned restaurant' decor, but, since dining there for the first time this past Friday, I can't decide if Firebox had been so hyped by others that my expectations were too high or or if it was the fact that we had an early reservation (5:30) and were seated so far away from the heartbeat of what was happening that it felt like we'd been banished to another country and I came away disappointed.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedGreat food, cool atmosphere. The waitress and staff were accommodating to special meal requests. Service was attentive.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining ExperienceService was a little slow. Twice we had to ask other support staff to get the attention of our waitress. Once to return and replace a port (which the restaurant gladly did) and the other to correct an error in the bill (which was also taken care of with an apology). Other than those two instances the service was great. Generally I wish that our waitress had paid a little more attention, but perhaps she was busy as the restaurant filled quickly on this Tuesday night. The food was excellent. We had the duck and pork chop. The duck was the most tender and moist duck I have ever tasted and the pork chop was quite good as well. I am eager to return to this gastronomic gem on Broad Street in Hartford.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunch, drinks andExcellent brunch, drinks and service on this Sunday Visit.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM