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ON20
ON20
  • Address:
    400 Columbus Blvd
    Hartford, CT 06103
    Neighborhood:
    Hartford / West Hartford
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: $31 to $50

ON20 Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ontwenty.com
  • Phone: (860) 722-5161
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Happy Hour: Wednesday - Friday: 4pm - 7pm; Dinner: Thursday and Friday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Jeffrey Lizotte
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Kindly contact our Event coordinator Michele Cormier for all your catering needs and inquiries.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Michele Cormier at michele_cormier@hsb.com or 860-722-5292

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Str. & Columbus Blvd
  • Public Transit: Corner of Main Str. & Columbus Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The One State Str. garage entrance is located at 400 Columbus Blvd. Parking costs approx $7 per car.
A word from ON20
ON20 maintains a singular mission: to offer guests the finest culinary and service experience. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Jeffrey Lizotte, ON20 is known for innovative and progressive cuisine, and flawless service. It is one of OpenTable's Top Ten Restaurants for outstanding service, Zagat's top-rated restaurant in Connecticut, and named one of the 100 best scenic-view restaurants in the United States in OpenTable's Diner's Choice Awards.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
Diner Reviews
  • "I enjoy On20 for special meals and special occasions. This time was my brother's birthday. Because he has never experienced a multi-course meal selected by the chef and wines selected by the wine steward, we had a lot of fun and he is still talking about what a great meal he had that evening! I was designated driver, so we should have ordered only one wine service; my brother "had to" drink both his wine and my wine after I had tasted it! It is important to plan between two and three hours for a meal. There is an a la carte menu also for those who do not want to splurge on the chef's choice."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Due to a large event in the main dining room, we sat in the smaller room for the very first time. Although different, the view was very good and we got to sit at the window which doesn't happen in the large room when we are just a party of two. Initially the service suffered greatly due to the large event going on. We were not given menus until we had sat for over 25 minutes, nor was a drink offered until at least 15 minutes had passed. Our wait staff kept changing, but our final young waitress was all that we've come to expect at ON20. And as always, the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Upon arrival we were greeted and promptly seated. The hostess told us the server would be with us shortly. A significant amount of time passed and no one came to the table to take a drink order or with menus. If another table had not sent us a glass of champagne who knows how long this would have gone one. Another wait, a waitress arrived with menus and told us she would be taking care of us, she never came back, another did. When the entree was served no wine poured or no one returned to check in with us. We stopped a manager and asked him to pour wine. Food quality overall was very good. I was informed I had the last of the passion fruit sorbet, while the flavor was excellent consistency very icy. Plenty of staff, not efficient."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We spent out first anniversary there before attending cirque du soleil. The food was incredibly well prepared. The service was outstanding. They really make you feel special and we have eaten at nearly all the fine dining locations in Hartford county. The Bar area was very nice as well. If you like places that pay attention to detail then this is the place to dine. Can't say enough good things about our expwriew. We actually considered just enjoying our evening there rather then seeing cirque du soleil but snapped out of it and will be coming back with guest."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "After reading the reviews I was excited to try this place. We went to ON20 for dinner on a Friday night for my boyfriend's birthday. Yes, the views are nice but not worth the price. The food did not live up to expectations and the service was average. Definitely has more of a corporate feel. Would recommend for business functions. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Excellent food no doubt, but presented in a very corporate setting that needs to be made more intimate somehow. You get the impression that they could close up on a Friday and run a bunch of Steelcase cubicles in by Monday and have another insurance company in business there. The service is a bit too in secure (everyone constantly asks how everything is). It is a shame the environment does not live up to the food, if it did, this could be the best restaurant in town."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Dining at the level of On20 brings with it a lot of expectations. While you "know" the food will be wonderful at this level what makes or breaks the experience is the service. This was our first "evening' dinner. We've eaten there six times before and love the amazing attention that Marwan and Michael always provided. Tonight the service was not as crisp. We were never asked if we wanted cocktails at any time. My wife had noted in her reservation and the hostess mentioned that this was our anniversary dinner but after we were seated, no mention was ever made of it. Timing was poor;cocktail was finally served & seconds later our first course came out. The staff just needs to work on maintaining the allure of On20's impeccable service. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "On20 is the perfect fine dining experience:it has it all: wonderful food, beautiful surroundings, great service and a stellar view from the 20th floor over Hartford. We started at the classy bar with incredible hand-crafted cocktails that we thoroughly enjoyed. We had the 10 course tasting menu to celebrate a milestone birthday. Each course was perfectly presented and was a bite or two, what a tasting menu should be. The wine list is also a real treat. We've already scheduled a return visit. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Perfect Again! ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have celebrated both my wife's and my birthdays there and the staff made us very welcome and treated us to a birthday dessert. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary here with an outstanding dinner. Being recently retired and having spent some time years ago in the food and beverage industry, (Bay area, wine country, Lake Tahoe and Reno) my expectations were high. ON20 did not disappoint! Applause to Executive Chef Jeffery and his crew for his creativeness with the dishes and to Matrie'D Michael for his long standing guidance on the front of the house. This is a special place, no, more than special, awesome, an adventure into what you think a high-end restaurant serving creative food should be. It's way beyond that. The class of Hartford,... no, Connecticut... no, well... New England. Yes. Enjoy! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "It is always such a wonderful experience to be welcomed back to ON20. The food is always wonderful, the service impeccable and the view outstanding."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner at On20, as we always do. We had not visited in some time, so it was particularly special. The menu was creative and delicious, and the service was top notch. This is what fine dining should be."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I heard about this place because I heard that a old bartender friend of mine worked there. I did some research and the place was great start to finish, our waiter was Mike and he was amazing. Grilled octopus, Pork belly, duck breast, crab app, dessert, drinks were very good. One of the best Old fashion I have had. The place could be packed but you don't sit near everyone like every other restaurant on earth. so you can still have a private conversation. This may be my regular haunt on monday and I have to say the prices are a great deal for what you get, I would put this against some top places in NYC."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "What a fantastic restaurant. The view is spectacular and the service impeccable. The food was an absolute standout - not an overly tasty sensation, but this actually was the highlight as the richness which typically accompanies such beautiful food was absent, rather subtle and diverse flavours throughout. All well cooked it had my wife and I feeling the best you could after such a dining experience. A must do if you are in Hartford."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Special surprise birthday dinner for my husband - couldn't have gone better! Th e staff was friendly & attentive. Food was interesting and beautifully presented. Wine list needs updating but found a nice wine to enjoy. We had a large party so we couldn't be near a window, but had a lovely view anyway. We will return with smaller group and plan to enjoy the entire evening sipping wine and watching the lights."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "What a surprise to find a superb restaurant in Hartford on a recent trip. First, the 20th floor view is spectacular. I would characterize the overall vibe as quiet elegance which is reflected in both the food and service. This is a high end foodie place where you can expect to receive an amuse bouche, intermezzo and sweet finale. Secondly, the food was creative, beautifully presented and interesting... probably a meal that you will talk about for a while. Third, everything was delicious and fun to eat. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "For special occasions or for those that just want an incredible dining experience, On20 is not to be missed. While it is certainly at the higher end of the price range, it is not any more expensive than some of Hartford's other fine dining options, such as Max Downtown, but the food and service just do not compare to any other restaurant. There is a reason that they continue to win the Zagat award for service. Check out the Octopus starter, and rest assured you will have a fabulous evening!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Wait staff was outstanding and very accommodating. Lovely views of downtown Hartford. The staff answered questions about both the meal and the wines. Food had a wonderful flavor, but I had ordered pork and my piece was very fatty. The typical "French restaurant" dishes were not offered, like escargot or creme brulee/ chocolate mousse. It looks like they offered a nice cheese and wine flight, but we didn't realize it until dessert time. The meals were priced fairly, but the wines were very expensive. Nice for special occasions, but be expected to spend at least $200 for 2."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Friendly professional,ultra-efficient staff. Unique flavors and dishes.Great view of the Hartford area. Dinner for two w/a glass of wine,appetizer,entree,dessert & cofee was about $130 before tip.Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised and extremely satisfied with the the waitstaff, culinary treats and atmosphere. What a hidden treasure and a delightful lunchtime experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Creative menu very well presented. Spaces and views made it so nice to not be sitting as close to other diners. Pacing of service very pleasant. It also looked like a great place to grab a quiet drink - the sophisticated bar was well populated."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was exquisite. A delicious tagliatelle dish and delightful black bass. The crab appetizer was very tasty and the octopus was tender and flavorful. The staff was attentive to our every need and took great care to inquire about and confirm any food allergies. The dishes were presented beautifully and with a detailed description of how it was prepared and all the ingredients included. The view of the city and river were spectacular and the ambience was quiet and romantic. A great place to celebrate my wife's birthday."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was outstanding with small twists (such as a carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream rather than frosting) that made the meal as interesting as it was delicious."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Simply the best in CT, and pound for pound anywhere in the world."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed the eight course tasting menu and it was exceptional. The service was perfect."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was a second visit to ON20 and another memorable dining experience. There is no confusion in crafting the dishes. Everything blends or contrasts perfectly with bite, crunch, texture and taste. This is a creative and artful chef that delivers taste with a fine eye for ingredients and presentation coupled with attentive service for truly superb dinning. On20 delivers what others in the Hartford area aspire to attempt. Mostly highly recommended for a special and most memorable dinning occasion."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "My wife's CT Farm Fresh Express company has been delivering locally grown produce, meat, and cheese to this one-of-a-kind restaurant for some time so we were anxious to experience the creative cuisine of Chef Jeffery and staff. We were not disappointed. From the elegant place settings, white glove service, views, and decor to the most incredible combinations of flavors in each and every course. For instance we began with a Parmesan custard with Meyer lemon wedge and a pumpernickel crouton. C'mon...who else is coming up with these types of creations? So don't miss the inventive and carefully presented food by these masters of fine food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Service and atmosphere was above average the location was outstanding. The food left a little to be desired. The portions were small but that was to be expected. I would go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Service was slow. Drinks took forever, despite servers that were plentiful and no one was at the bar. Servers interrupted table conversation no less than 3 times. Had the tasting menu, was, at best, mediocre. At least there was an included top on a party of 4! Wouldn't go again. Not worth it given all your other choices in the greater Hartford area..."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I expected more from the ratings. We were looking for excellent french food and ended up with OK. My date's fish dish (skate) was very good. Mine was so-so (bass). Service was fair, but again not very friendly personable. There's a better place in Manchester, but I will not name it here, as it would be inappropriate."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is not a restaurant you want to pass up. We had a delightful and delectable experience. Let's talk about the ambiance - it has a beautiful view of the Hartford skyline. The tables are not close to each other which is very nice (we have been to many a fine dining restaurant where they squeeze you in and you don't have any privacy). Now, let's talk about the food - we had the chef's tasting menu. It was out of this world! Several courses of small plates which provided the opportunity to try many different things from the menu (and yes, this included dessert too.) Soooo good! A big thumbs up for ON20."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our evening started with us having to wait 45 minutes for our table. It was incredibly annoying because there was never so much as a drink on the house and or snack or anything to hold us over. We actually had somewhere to be later so the rest of the night was very rushed. I really enjoyed the food though, but I do believe it used to be better. I had the crab and duck both of which were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant just because the food is good for Hartford, but they really need to work on tier service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed a 9 coarse tasting for a belated Valentines day lunch. The meal was well thought out and thoroughly enjoyed."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The views and food were great. The service was outstanding. Good for a romantic evening out, and just a special occasion type deal . Go see Mike"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "One again, we had a fantastic dinner at On20. The superb service is matched by inventive, delicious food that is beautifully presented. We opted for the tasting menu, and it was a real treat -- 9 courses, all just small enough to delight and excite without being overly heavy. This is our go-to place for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Fourth visit to ON20. We brought friends who were first timers and they were thrilled with everything about the restaurant. As always the food and service were superlative, however, we found it a little loud compared to prior visits. The place was full so it's probably the price to be paid for success."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I couldn't resist On20 for lunch when I saw they were participating in Taste of Hartford. As always, everything was amazing. I had the chowder, duck confit hash, and the citrus dessert. My husband had the salmon tartar, tagiatelle, and the carrot cake dessert. We also shared a cheese course, which I would highly recommend. The service was attentive without being obtrusive and the ambience was lovely, you can't beer the views at On20. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Connecticut."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Have been several times but recently went with three friends, two of whom had never been and they are still raving about the experience even the tour of the kitchen. They want this to be a monthly destination. Service impeccable, food along with being delicious , the presentation was beautiful. This lovely staff misses nothing and makes you feel that you are the only ones they have to care for."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "One of the very best meals my husband and I have ever had in CT. Two dishes had flavor combinations/preparations that were revelatory. Very good service, very attentive but not suffocating. Very pretty, but quiet, atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/30/2014