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
101 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (66)scenic view (55)good for groups (42)fit for foodies (40)special occasion (38)neighborhood gem (29)great for lunch (29)romantic (26)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (22)notable wine list (15)great for brunch (14)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Birthday for Dad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Express Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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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  • Taste of the Suburbs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    Hols10
    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
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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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    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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time had by all
    SWRegular
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great meal and a great time. The view of the fireworks over the CT River were an added bonus!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fireworks? Really?
    SpoiledVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food. great ambiance .
    suchy66
    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.!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 4th Meal
    Trubba
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant
    Alan103
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food is always excellent, service is professional and friendly, and views are outstanding; what more can you want?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to usual standards this time
    sushifansVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Market Grille
    foodiellama
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Incredible View & Atmosphere
    NickRN
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gluten free menu
    Great
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Many great gluten free options. Always easy to find something great to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time there and still a winner
    Marie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little pricey
    DineOutside
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
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    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raklyn
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food is great but the best part is the beautiful outdoor patio. Well layed out and a great view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Many gluten free options.
    Great
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    Leighannep
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service great/average for food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have dined there several times and will continue to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.