Market Grille
Market Grille

Market Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://marketgrillct.com/
  • Phone: 8606441011
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Pearce
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Market Grille has two unique private dining rooms that can accommodate parties from 15 to 25 guests. These locations are available anytime and can be set-up to host any type of event; from cocktail parties to seminars.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda 8606441011

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Market Grille
Market Grille is a casual restaurant highlighting the best domestic American products and cuisine. The extensive menu features a variety of small plates, burgers, and entrees that offer a modern twist on traditional, comfort cuisine. All of the ingredients and products utilized are locally-sourced and domestically-grown. The full bar features a large selection of American spirits including artisan vodkas, small batch bourbons, craft whiskeys, and house-made infusions. The bar also features over 30 wines by the glass and a broad selection of local, craft brews including 12 on draft. The atmosphere is a welcoming blend of modern elements and traditional American comfort. There is a large bar and outdoor patio that both feature an incredible view of the Hartford skyline and Farmington Valley. Join us to see what happens when casual, comfort goes gourmet.
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Market Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (75)scenic view (65)good for groups (52)special occasion (47)fit for foodies (45)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (29)vibrant bar scene (27)hot spot (24)romantic (23)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (11)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • A miss this time
    Crissy1125VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I love MG, however this visit was simply a let down. I did contact management directly, hopefully they do right by such a wrong occasion. It was restaurant week but unless I asked for a menu, it would not have been provided, not sure if they were trying to deter customers away from that choice. We received our appetizers in a timely manner, but our entrees took over 1 hour to arrive. We watched table after table around us get their food. My hubs ordered the mushroom pasta dish, one of his favorites, but it was dry, tasteless and had about 1 mushroom total. We let our waitress know of our disappointment, not her fault. The least that could have been done was for that dish to get comped, but it was not. MG missed the mark!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We called ahead to say we would be 15 mins late. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and told it would be a couple of minutes.We were soon seated and had menus to peruse. We gave our drink and dinner order at the same time. The first course arrived before the drinks. The food was great. The restaurant was very busy. Our server kept up the pace. All was served in a timely fashion.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    JohnDVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went Friday night because it was restaurant week and they had a special three course dinner. As usual the food was great. Restaurant week can be quite loud ifyou want something quieter go any other week. The food is what brings you here. I cannot wait for the next restaurant week the special menus are always inventive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Market Grille - Manchester CT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I've been to Market Grille several times before so I already knew of the food quality and atmosphere , Being Ct food week I was glad I made a reservation . We were seated right away and our waitress came over soon after . We selected our dinners from the CT Food week menu and for the most part were satisfied . The Homemade meatballs could have had a bit more flavor and the Duck Risotto skimped a bit on the duck . Dessert was delicious ..bananas foster & chocolate layer cake . I'm sure we'll be back .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bland and unremarkable
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    typical mass production setting and menu. food was actually pretty good overall, but waiter was frustrated comedian who screwed up our order at least 3X. unmemorable and mediocre experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband and I have been to the Market Grill Several times. Our recent visit was to meet some out of state friends. They absolutely loved this restaurant too. I am a health fanatic, so I love the freshness of the food, and the fact that they allow for food substitues to meet dietary restrictions (within reason, of course) and the presentation of the food, the wait-staff, everthing is "spectacular".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall decent
    Vodo
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was ok, drinks good, staff polite and professional
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance, Meh Food
    md999
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    While the Market Grille has a great and inviting ambiance with tremendous service, the food is rather average. Vegetarians in particular with be disappointed with the offerings (we don't always just want to eat mac-and-cheese, guys) or lack thereof. I would like to love this restaurant, I sadly just can't until they can't expand their menu and improve upon existing offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first visit - it was ok
    mysterydiners
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We reserved a table for 2 at 6:15 on a Sunday, and while there were a lot of tables and comfy booths that were free when we arrived, they stuck us in a little corner at a tiny table next to a very industrial, bright wine rack. The waitress (although very sweet and nice!) was not trained on the menu. For example, she left the word "andouille" off of her description for the risotto of the day because she couldn't pronounce it. Our food was OK - the clam chowder was bland, as was the pork loin. We expected much better for what they cost. The sauteed clams & mussels were good. The risotto of the day was tasty. The $23.95 complete dinner option was a good value, I was happy with that. We were not offered coffee or after dinner drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    bradh
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The restaurant was pretty busy. We were sat around 7:15 for a 7:00 reservation. The decor was nice and varied. The tables were a bit crowded. The server was excellent. He was attentive and funny, but not over the top. The food tasted great and was cooked as requested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine
    PartyOfFour
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was good. Waitress was friendly but a little off. She didn't tell us about any specials or the soup of the day, though we overhead the server at a nearby table do this.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not too shabby
    JustBeingHonest
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Me and my girlfriend went and had made a reservation for 7:45pm on a friday night. It was busy but we were able to get a table at 7! Our waitress was new, but did a great job. The menu is pricey but for a good reason, the food is amazing. And it's all American which is a plus. Only downside: our appatizer. We got the baked potato dip or whatever, which is vermont cheese and bacon and brocoli melted in a little bowl. And i mean little. For a 10 dollar app, we barely got our moneys worth. With a handful of chips, 4 apple slices, and a few potato wedges, it was more of a high end lunchable then an app. Still would recomend to a friend, just not that app.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great!
    CTgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We come about once a month, and always get great service and a fantastic meal. We were I a bit of a hurry so we each ordered an appetizer as a meal, and it did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a lovely time. We ate outside. Food was excellent and the outside dining experience was nice. The swordfish and salmon dishes were excellent. Also, my husband had the key lime pie which was better than any we have had down south! Food is really good but for the price of the dinners, you really don't get a whole lot. My husband and I are not big eaters, so we are quite satisfied, but I would think most people would expect more food for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    CTfamily
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very nice outdoor space, great spot for a sunset dinner or drinks. Menu is very good, food is about about average, but not quite to the level of the above-average prices. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2014 taste of suburbs
    SDiC
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Enjoyed our meal, excellent choices on the menu. Everything we ordered was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cposk
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Overall great night great food, felt a little rushed with the food, between appetizers and dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday for Dad
    MamaSaysShop
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We recently enjoyed a party of seven dinner at the Market Grille. The service was attentive but not overly fussy. The drinks were great. Excellent beer selection and innovative cocktail menu. We ordered both a LA care and from the pre-fixe menu. Everything was just as described, cooked perfectly and delicious. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Express Dinner
    Luv2dine21
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We chose Market Grill for our date night after many friends had recommended it. The food was ok. It must have been pre cooked since it came out so fast. Our entrees were out while we were eating out appetizers. The waitress dropped our check off while we were still eating dessert. Never came back to ask if there was anything else she could get us. Three courses in 45-50 minutes. I called the manager the next day and all she could say was you were the only table that was served quickly. Obviously not a seasoned manager and she didn't care about us coming back. Never once apologized or said come back and visit us again. Not a place we will visit again. Very disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taste of the Suburbs
    countrygirl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were a party of 4 taking advantage of the special Taste of the Suburbs menu. Everything was excellent! The heirloom tomato tart was delicious, the red snapper cooked to perfection! My husband's steak was "one of the best" he's ever had. Beware if you're ordering soft drinks as there are no free refills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • underwhelmed
    ruralfoodfinatic
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have long been fans of other restaurants in this group (Mill on the River, Abigails, etc.) and were expecting a new scene of equal caliber. We were disappointed on all levels. Wait staff was inattentive, décor was reminiscent of a Sheraton, food appeared to be microwaved and lacking a cohesive flavor profile, all the $12 cocktails were mostly sour mix and simple syrup, steak was very undercooked and returned minutes later well done (microwave again?). We would suggest trying one of the other options in this group. We will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    JMP7
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of the best dinners I've had in some time. Great atmosphere and tremendous service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    Hols10VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I am on a special diet and they were very accomodating. Food is good - not exceptional. Good for a weeknight dinner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I made a reservation and even wrote in the special instructions that we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and we would like a nice table for two on the deck. When we arrived the attitude of the host was not what I had experienced before. They sat us outside on the parking level with a view of the cars and the construction of the building next door. I made a comment and the host turned and walked away. If we ever go back, for anything special I guess I will have go to the restaurant to make the reservation and have to verbally instruct them of what I want. Service and food was wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Mike
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Been there a bunch of times and have always enjoyed the food. I always get something different and it's always good. Highly recommended.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local summer specials
    HLuck
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Locally grown and caught summer specials like line caught Chatham MA cod are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good when traveling
    Dependable66VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We usually time our trips to New England so as to include a dinner at the Market Grille on our way. OpenTable makes waiting for a table nonexistent. Love it. Menu is big enough to satisfy, but not too big as to scare me that I would think it was a glorified diner. I had a burger...real basic, but it was good. They also had a few healthy choices. Very good all around. We'll be back on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was slow, food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It took a long time to see any waiter for even our drink order. Water glasses were dirty, so we waited an extended period of time before the server decided to give us water in wine glasses. The server had to come back to verify our orders a couple of times. He was friendly, but seemed flustered and did not know the menu well. We ordered a drink with dinner that didn't come out until after the meal was complete. It seemed like they were understaffed and ill-prepared for the Saturday evening rush. However, the food was excellent, and the specialty drinks were delightful. We particularly enjoyed the Ahi tuna appetizer, the southwest style salmon entree, and for drinks the Bacon Bloody Mary and Blackberry Mojito.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Visit to Market Grille
    ParrotHeadBabe
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was excellent - I had the tuna tartar appetizer & stuffed cod for dinner - both were flavorful and well prepared. My husband had the risotto balls as an appetizer & the everything tuna for dinner and was as equally as pleased as I was. We have dined here before & will again due to the amazing food! The ambiance of the restaurant is a bit upscale & appropriate for "date night" but you can still expect to see children there so keep that in mind. Our waitress Theresa left a little to be desired with her serving skills. I ordered a white wine & received red & I had to point this error out to her - she was juggling a large party seated next to us but we still felt a little neglected compared to the service the party was receiving.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    mcihcehrayell
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had 2 delicious meals - both specials. Stuffed Chatham cod and swordfish, both extremely good. Also, I had the corn chowder which was so good I had to eat every drop. The Blue Point oysters were exceptional...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining in Manchester!
    eastcoastgirl19
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Market Grille is an excellent choice in the Manchester-South Windsor area! It's in a bit of a weird location on the property of the mall and soon to be in the shadows of a Dave and Buster's, but the food is amazing, the outdoor patio is excellent in the summer, and overall just a great choice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Met a friend for a special occasion. Great menu, lots of specials, extensive and excellent wine list.Food and service were great, would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    TrevVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The menu sounding really enticing, which is why I chose it for lunch for my daughter's birthday (she's 24). The bean and escarole soup was the best item ordered. All of the sandwiches were just okay, certainly nothing to write home about. If the kitchen executed to the way the menu read it would have been a home run, instead it was a single. On a more positive note, the atmosphere was very nice, good outside dining. I'd give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you !
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    On a trip thru Connecticut I happened upon this restaurant through Opentable. The craft martini was special. The seared scallops with mushroom and tomato risotto was very good. The staff staff was very accommodative to my dietary restrictions, cooking the risotto with olive oil rather than butter. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, it was good experience
    Isaiah
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Need to add simple kids menu since it is not a fine dining place..... customers with kids find it frustrating if there is nothing for kids to choose from.... kids will enjoy simple menu they can draw from as they wait for their food.... Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turn down the music
    CaschuVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I really, really want to like this place. The food was really good, the service was good. Now if they could only pick music that was more appropriate for a high-end dinner, rather than a bar. We had a lovely table outside, but scratchy, distorted, raucous music played through our entire dinner. Not relaxing, not on par with the level of food and expense. Pick some tamer music and TURN IT DOWN.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Delicious food and drinks, great scenic view for outdoor dining, the staff was great and helpful with our 2 month old - my ONLY complaint is that I had put in a reservation for 7:30 PM earlier in the day and requested outdoor seating, and when we arrived, we were told it would be about a half hour wait for outside seating. In the past, it wouldn't bother me to wait, but my friends are new parents and are on a tighter schedule with an infant, and waiting around with a cumbersome carrier with a smaller social window between feedings was unnecessary. We still had a great time and enjoyed our meal and service, but perhaps this type of issue could be noted. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent...poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The hostess took pleasure in informing us that the reservations we made on open table were not accepted for the patio. So we waited 45 minutes for a table. After informing the waitress that both my children have Celiac disease she assured me their meals would be gluten free and the salad arrived covered in croutons! The atmosphere and view were amazing but the staff completely incompetent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    nkj64
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A great find, wonderful dinner choices and expertly prepared and served. I will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Lufo
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Have eaten there many times for lunch, alway enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.