Grant's Restaurant and Bar

Grant's Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.billygrant.com/
  • Phone: 8602361930x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday Brunch 10am -3pm Dinner 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Billy Grant
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: BG Catering is a blend of the flavors and styles of both Grant's Restaurant and Restaurant Bricco. BG Catering can create the perfect menu for you and your guests. Whether you are looking to pick up your menu selections for your gathering of 25 people or more, or have it fully prepared and served by our staff for your celebration of 40 people or larger, BG Catering could be perfect for you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LaSalle Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Various lots located through the center as well as metered parking on the street.
A word from Grant's Restaurant and Bar
Chef Owner Billy Grant composes Grant's menu daily, specializing in fresh seafood and quality steaks. Our food style is seasonal American-Mediterranean with flavors of Italy and France. Our refined menu, award winning desserts and popular lounge makes Grants a great restaurant choice for your gathering with colleagues, friends, and relatives.
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Grant's Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (55)special occasion (42)neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (35)great for lunch (26)good for groups (24)vibrant bar scene (24)great for brunch (20)hot spot (20)romantic (15)notable wine list (14)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Always good upscale bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Have been to grants many times. Pricey so often go for special occasions. Went for Taste of Suburbs menu. Our party had appetizers of butternut squash soup, tomato & feta salad. The accompanied rolls were 'the best we ever had' - buttery with sea salt. Entrees of chicken Milanese had good crunchy texture, vegetable risotto with scallops was delicious and the filet mignon was perfectly cooked. Lemon pound cake was both sweet and tart and made for a nice dessert. The food is always simple but very well prepared and presented. Portions are ample but not excessive. Although food is billed as American, ambience and food Feels like an upscale Paris bistro in west Hartford. Always good
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, reservations for two
    Gunslinger
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Had important business meeting lunch.....just two of us. Grant's is one of few(maybe only) of nicer places in W. Hartford that woul accept reservation for only two. I had shrimp and grits and other person had chef salad with salmon. Both were great. Service was attentive. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to honor my reservation
    OhioFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Let's start by saying, "I LOVE Grant's!!" I am a very recent foodie transplant from Ohio and have already been to Grant's several times because it is consistently exceptional. Sadly, I encountered my first negative. I made a reservation specifically for the patio, but wasn't told until I got there that they do not honor patio reservations. Bad form Grant's! Do not make your guests with reservations loiter at the front door because of an unknown policy. Wasn't a good way to start my visit with out-of-town guests. Wait at the bar you say...enjoy a drink?...not on a Friday night - they were 3 deep at the bar; couldn't get the attention of a bartender if my hair was on fire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always a great place to meet up with friends.. Food and service Great!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Foodisgrand
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Been going here for years, never disappointed. Steaks cooked to perfection, great selection of beers on tap + a very good wine list. A cozy experience for couples, excellent group seating as well. Brunch is phenomenal. My go-to restaurant in WeHa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • high quality, varied menu
    coffee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Grant's is a high-end restaurant with very creative dishes (for the foodie in us) but also had some less complicated dishes for people who are looking for more straightforward presentation (namely our picky 14-year-old). The atmosphere is just right---not imposing (for families) but definitely "special"-feeling. It was a great choice for we parents and our teenagers; however, much younger children were there too. Great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    SeanC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants. Good steak and seafood. Always something on the menu that I will enjoy, whether it's fish, steak, or something a little different.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just fair this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We've been going to Grants for years for special occasions. Last night, the experience was just fair, rather than the typical excellent. The entrees were not as good as in the past and the service was sub par. However, the appetizers and desserts were very good. It was not worth the high pricing.
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  • Disappointed
    eosccVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our party of four arrive at Grant's at 5pm and were promptly seated. When our server came to us he announced that the advertised lobster special desert from ice cream sundae. A few minutes later he returned to tell us that they had run out of lobsters. This was at 5:45 PM. How do you advertise a special and then not have two of the three dinner items? The food that we ordered was good, but our server appeared to be underwhelming. This is the second time that I have felt disappointed with my experience at Grant's. I will probably not go for a third try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but Expected Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Bread and corn chowder yum....lobster watery and over cooked. The sundae was delicious...Staff was helpful and service very good. One lobster was replaced and the new one was better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience all-around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went there on a Saturday night an dined outside. The food was great, the service was very good. We weren't rushed. Price was very good for the meal. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AnavVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything was good but not great. As one can expect some things were very good others not close.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always a great meal and excellent service!! I love the greek salad and adding salmon as the entree. The wait staff are always helpful and attentive. The atmosphere is pleasant and I love the restaurant decor since it was renovated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • danny4
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and service our waitress Jessica was phenomenal A well-managed restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food
    btblhb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the ambiance- good music, service was great grilled oyster and crab cakes were very good however the ny strip was charred, I guess the cook wanted ensure that it was well done, well it was DONE mac & cheese was dry but tasty great key lime cheese cake and chocolate lava cake!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable experience
    plhall27
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our party of three sat in a wonderfully roomy booth and enjoyed delicious food! The food choices were plenteous; the service from beginning to end was just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TrixieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The bartender on duty the night we were there was so busy! But he was terrific! Then we sat down outside for dinner and had a wonderful meal! Can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Luv2EatOut
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The service is very good. There is a variety of options to suit most people. Food is visually appealing and tastes just as good. It was, however, disappointing that at 12noon the waiter told us they were out of an entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dinner!
    businesstravelor
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Entertained clients, quiet, comfortable, excellent service, excellent food. Best scallops that I have ever had served over sweet corn and polenta. I highly recommend Grants. I have never filled out a review on a restaurant before. I had to do it for Grants. Using Open Table made my job of entertaining clients very easy. After making reservations I was able to easily forward them to my clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luv2eatgourmet
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had the three course lobster special that they were offering that evening and every course was exceptionally good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Stellar
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From the service to the food this place is 5 stars hands down. They gave us complementary glasses of champagne for our anniversary and dessert. Wait staff was attentive and very friendly. Food melted in your mouth and was worth every penny. Kudos to Managment and higher.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointing
    Eskimo67
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've never had a bad meal or bad experience while dining at Grant's. It's a little on the pricey-side but worth every dime for the great tasting food and the bistro-style atmosphere. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HuskyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Grant's food is always good but the service has slipped since I was last there. The outside dining area needs upgarding as the slope makes some tables uncomfortable
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    KCal
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Although strange because it was practically empty, we had a very nice dinner at Grant's. Service was perfect, food was excellent. Drinks were interesting and good. Ambiance was also interesting. Very comfortable-seating and temperature.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winning experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food and service were excellent! Visiting family new to the area but saw the menu which reminded us of one of our go to Boston favorites, Eastern Standard, near Fenway Park. One of our party ordered the nightly special which was prime rib...she was favorably impressed ....meat prepared perfectly ! Burgers for others and pan seared salmon was moist and delicious. Tomato Burrata Salad was Devine! Sure to return as this place has superb quality and service was extraordinary!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was mediocre and it seems to be going downhill. Worse yet is the transition from a high-end restaurant to a nightclub catering to college kids. I don't expect to go to a classy restaurant and then have waitstaff seat a thug with a tight tank top and boxers hanging out because the pants are riding the hips. Suffice it to say that our experience went from bad to miserable. Management needs to re-think its menu and really determine whether it wants to be a boisterous college bar or a classy restaurant. The only saving grace was our server. I'm giving up on this place.
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  • Sunday Brunch
    fantastic
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    During the summer, we look for Sunday brunches with outdoor dining and, having been to Grant's for dinner on Father's Day, decided to try their interesting menu. We were not disappointed. Upon arriving, our request for outdoors was mentioned and we were seated immediately. The service was efficient, the food excellent (the menu supposedly changes weekly). We were servede promptly - when the food was ready and hot and were allowed to linger over coffee. The noise level would have been moderate except for a party of six that were viositing but it was not unpleasant. We'd go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Neighboyhood outdoor dining
    glazedonutVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We always enjoy the ding experience at Grants. Food is very good and nice outdoor seating experience. Mussels are always good, I had the Halibut, beautiful presentation, a tiny bit bland and a bit dry, but ok.. My husband had the pork chop, which was wonderful and I had a fabulous coconut cream pie for dessert that was out of this world!! Overall, nice area restaurant to dine!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    Anne
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Grant's is consistently good. I noticed a new menu, which was very nice, and kept some of the best dishes (Idaho trout). I was less impressed with the new wines though. Good service as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, meh drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    loved the food but was very disappointed in the dirty martini - too much vermouth and not shaken/emulsified. a standard drink shouldn't be hard to master...
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  • Wonderful Father's Day Brunch
    Roey
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have been to Grants several times, but never for brunch. We brought dad there for Father's Day brunch, all 6 of us loved our food and great cocktails too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gami
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    As usual the trout was exceptional. The pork chop was humongous and the scallops were demolished in a flash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food & Good Seat!
    OhioFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I enjoyed the patio seating during the West Hartford Celebration. The food was delicious...even my picky teen was impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First visit-won't be the last!
    husky
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great selection of appetizers to start with. Try the scallops and the trout - superb! Be sure to save room for the homemade ice cream! Attentive and friendly staff. Glad we discovered this great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 908 reviews are from the Grant's Restaurant and Bar reviews archive.
  • Very good
    pdl9
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went for post-graduation Sunday lunch/brunch. Took a little while to be greeted after seating but after that service was attentive. Food was very good, and reasonable, especially for West Hartford. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • High price ok food and too loud!
    Funwithfood
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went for bday and hadn't been in 10 years. Love bricco's in Glastonbury. Very disappointed. Bar scene was so hopping we couldn't hear each other at our own table. If you come for dinner make sure you sit in back. Food was good but not great. Very buttery and salty but tasty because of that. Service was not high end but the price sure was. I would come back for the bar scene only on a Friday or Saturday night. They stuck a candle in a piece of cake that they charged us for my husbands birthday. On a $200 tab they could have done better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Impressed
    CTJohnVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've thought Grant's has slipped from it's "top of the area" status after its opening, but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food this time. We had seared tuna, short ribs, and shared a kale salad (trendy!) All were very tasty, and I'd recommend them. Bring your big wallet, you'll need it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Great Service!
    goodfood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food is outstanding and the service and very professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Mothers Day Brunch
    WHDiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a great Mother's Day brunch. The food was delicious and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu options
    Khrystyna
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Really good restaurant with a nice decor. Wine was really good as well. One of downsides is limited menu for vegetarians. I did found some options from side dishes and salad, but I really want to see more variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.