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Market Grille
Market Grille

Market Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://marketgrillct.com/
  • Phone: (860) 644-1011
  • 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, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • 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 (860) 644-1011

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "A great find, wonderful dinner choices and expertly prepared and served. I will return!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Have eaten there many times for lunch, alway enjoy it."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a great meal and a great time. The view of the fireworks over the CT River were an added bonus!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our first time here. The restaurant advertised Riverfest fireworks viewing with outdoor dining. What a joke. You could barely see them over the tree tops. I didn't like my table ( the entrance lights comprised of at least 4- 8' long flourescent lights glaring at me, my back to the fireworks). Zero ambience! I asked if the table could be changed. I was told NO, the tables were reserved. I HAD a reservation. The place was busy so the service was not on spot to say the least. Food was just ok, not hot. We probably will try again, but not right away. I will say the service at the bar and bartenders were great. After dropping almost $250 for the night, I left feeling very underwhelmed and disappointed. Guess I expected too much."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went to Market Grille after receiving an email about watching the Hartford fireworks from the restaurant. The claim strip are our favorite and the claim chowder is the best as well. I tried the scallops and risotto this time and it was mouth watering. Server suggested an apple dessert for the 4 of us. It was delicious as well. We all agreed this is a great place to come celebrate anything. The fireworks were ok. The food was memorable.!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My spouse and I had the 4th of July special, I had the Lobster bake which was outstanding, she had the clam roll which she found rubbery and not up the to the market grille standard, she was disappointed."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food is always excellent, service is professional and friendly, and views are outstanding; what more can you want?"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Have dined here many times and have always been very pleased. Saturday, June 28 was a disappointment. I had a strip steak that was very tough and inedible. One salad was served without dressing. Waitress very nice, but perhaps she had too many tables to serve to give us better service. Will hope for better next visit."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great spot for families or date night! Awesome servers, food is fantastic, cool vibe, good drinks, totally doesn't feel like you're next to the mall. Kid friendly (high chairs available), but not overrun with kids either. Have been a few times and this did not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Keep returning for the good service, great food and food options - lots of gluten free for those who truly need it, great drinks - although sodas and iced tea should be free refills, something they don't readily tell you. The refill issue is my one pet peeve but not enough to keep from not returning."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Many great gluten free options. Always easy to find something great to eat."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Went to celebrate a birthday with intention of sitting outside because of their beautiful outside dining area, but decided to sit inside last minute. We were not disappointed. We tend to take a while before ordering because we visit. The waiter was very patient and did not interrupt us until we were ready to order. We received our meals and they were very good. We decided to order a dessert to share and I hesitantly ordered an espresso after the waiter said they were good. He was not wrong , the espresso was good. It's really hard to find a good cup of espresso out. We sat and enjoyed the dessert and coffees without getting the feeling that they wanted us out. Overall we were very pleased and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was good quality but the portion size and lack of substantial sides was disappointing. For the price the meal needs to be more complete"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent wine/drink menu and food options vary diverse. Everyone's meal was very good and reasonable for the price. They have an outside dining area that overlooks the surrounding area....nice at dusk."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food is great but the best part is the beautiful outdoor patio. Well layed out and a great view."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wonderful view, great menu, a big selection of gluten free, great service and outside seating to make it even better. I will DEFINATELY go again."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great patio with awesome sunset views. They have heaters and a fire place on the patio. Food is very good and good selection. Wine list could use an update. More wines by the glass would be nice. Prices for a 9oz glass of wine were a little steep."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner however the portions are on the smaller side. The food presentation was excellent, but I would rather have nicer portions then an excellent presentation. They had many gluten free items to choose from and that was nice. I found them a little pricey for the portions that they gave."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have dined there several times and will continue to."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a great visit to the Market Grille to celebrate a 30th bday. Service was great, as usual, and they were very accommodating to our needs (we brought cupcakes & balloons). Part of the group had never been before and were very impressed and would return for sure."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Market Grille is one of my favorite restaurants! Always a great meal and their pre-fix dinner specials cannot be beat."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We attended a wine tasting dinner. We sat outside with fantastic views, not too cold (heaters on the patio). The food was fabulous and the wine pairings were excellent! I would highly recommend the Market Grille for your next dining adventure"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "So much was appealing on the menu, it was hard to choose what to order. The Imperial Chilean Sea Bass was one excellent -- perfect texture and delicious, savory mixture of flavors. Both the jasmine rice and vegetables (zucchini and squash) were cooked to perfection. So often, I find vegetables to be overcooked; these were firm but tender. The Filet Mignon was excellent and well-seasoned. Garlic mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. Our gin and tonics were a little weak, but we then switched to the raspberry collins and they were excellent! Our service was excellent, and the server was both knowledgable and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return to try more dishes."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "crowded (for some reason), mediocre over-seasoned food with no imagination, and servers who seem overworked & bored. why & how these placed exist so often in the Hartford area I'll never know. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Ate dinner on May 10 and it was very busy. Mussel apetizer was best in Hatford area; tuna tartar made in advance not as good as it should have been, avocado was ugly color, flavor overall was lacking. Nice variety to menu. Its a place we continue to enjoy though."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A surprise and great all american sourced restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • " They accomedated are request to be seated outside without a problem. The service was quite quick considering how many other parties were there. The food was absoulutly delicious! Everyone in our group got something different, from breakfast to salads to steaks and we were all ohhing and ahhing over how wonderful our food was, and sharing tastes. Our waitress, Erica, was attentive, from having the overhead heater turned off to keeping the water glasses filled, without being pesky. The Maket Grille is a beautiful restrauant with a great view and delicious food. I cannot wait to go back with my husband for a drink outside by the fire while the sun sets."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "First off, personable and helpful staff with an answer or suggestion for any inquiry. (They turned me on to Breckinridge vodka, a real find!). Tasty apps (the fried calamari with artichokes and peppers rocks!) and interesting entree selection have us returning on a fairly regular basis. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We made a reservation online, which was very convenient. The food and seating was excellent! No complaints from all six diners! Had a wonderful time, didn't feel rushed. Waitress was very accomadating. Would definitely choose Market Grille for future get togethers!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We ate in the bar area from 5:00 to 7:00pm so we could drink mint juleps, watch the Kentucky Derby and enjoy a good meal. Everything was great-- one of the most enjoyable experiences we've had at Market Grille. The crab cake, the risotto balls, the ahi, the chicken and the filet mignon were all delicious and nicely presented. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very refreshing food, I started with clam chowder it was Awesome, the salad choice were hard to pick from all sound good. The view was amazing an outdoor sitting was cool with the fire"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Service was great. We had o e of the best servers we ever had. Everything was great."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The Market Grill is really growing on us. Good food,ambience and they even had cognac available."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Was so disappointed to learn (upon ordering) that the ham dinner was not available. Very disappointing on Easter! It was only5pm! Luckily there was something else on the menu that was acceptable. Also, We sat in their back dining room area and the sun was so strong coming through the windows. It was uncomfortably hot. They did not have any type of blinds or shades on the windows. Despite these 2 issues the food was very good. Love the decor. Will return. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "great food for resonable prices, and the place is just beautiful!!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My daugher is a student at UConn and couldn't come home for Easter weekend so my husband, myself and our adult son came to CT to celebrate Easter with her there. I chose Market Grille for Easter Brunch online. We had never been and had no referral but we found the menu offered a diverse selection, the food was fabulous and the service was great. Atmosphere is upscale but comfortable. Overall a great experience and I'm sure we'll be back as we have 3 more years of visiting the UConn area for holidays and special occassions. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "After a number of good reviews I was looking forward to this restaurant. Unfortunately I left quite disappointed. They have quite a limited drink menu and once everyone had finally settled on a drink the waitress then returned to say they were out of certain drink components. Dinner was okay; I didn't bring home my leftovers. Service was slow. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014