Trumbull Kitchen
Trumbull Kitchen

Trumbull Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trumbullkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 8604937417
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Chris Torla
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private loft dining area seats 20-25 guests comfortably with a maximum capacity of 30.  Larger parties may reserve other sections of the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Derleth 8604937417

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Trumbull Kitchen offers valet parking after 5:00pm Monday - Saturday.
A word from Trumbull Kitchen
If you look under the Max Restaurant Group's dictionary under hip, you'll find a picture of Trumbull Kitchen. Fashioned by owner Richard Rosenthal and Executive Chef and partner Chris Torla; Trumbull Kitchen has a unique sophistication that is contemporary, cool, and inventive.
Chef Torla has created a globally eclectic menu that emphasizes intense flavors and satisfying textures. Progressive cross-cultural dishes offer variations of familiar foods around the world. The menu features a collection of tasters and tapas as well as larger entrees that are meant to tantalize a discriminating palate as well as simply deliver some great comfort food. Located in one of Hartford's premier locations, Trumbull Kitchen introduces new excitement in both menu and atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFusion / Eclectic
Trumbull Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)good for groups (45)vibrant bar scene (38)great for lunch (34)great for outdoor dining (31)special occasion (30)hot spot (29)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (23)notable wine list (13)late-night find (11)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday with friends and had a wonderful time. The waitress was helpful and came when we needed her but left us when we were needing privacy. Other staff were helpful as well if we needed them. The food was delicious! We were confused by the asterisks so almost didn't order anything that we really wanted. The waitress stepped in and reassured us. Great meal, and very nice and quiet. I have hearing problems and had not problem. Thanks you,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    THis was my first time at the Trumbull Kitchen, it was very good, service was great. I would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I have been here twice now and had the rock shrimp and sweet potato fritters both times and I cannot believe how tasty and amazing they are. The creme brûlée is out of this world and the whole restaurant is beautiful and I. Any wait to go back. However, we did get followed and asked for money on our way back to the parking garage...I know it's Hartford, but I still want to feel safe walking to my car after a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    sbner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is outstanding. Presentation is beautiful! Waitstaff is friendly and they are attentive. Absolutely delicious dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    KLF1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were late to a show at the Xfinity Theater, and the staff was very pleasant and made sure our order came quickly so we could make the show on time. The food was of excellent quality and well-prepared. We appreciated the staff's consideration for our situation. We would certainly return to this quality restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderfully eclectic
    arjmom56
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Trumbull Kitchen. The menu selections were very unusual, so we did not know what to expect. The Cajun chicken corn chowder was outstanding. It was very flavorful with just a little kick. The pressed chick was absolutely delicious. Tender, juicy chicken and lots of it! Our server, Stephanie was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Dannyc
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was good but service went above and beyond. We wanted filets, which weren't on the menu, and they went to a sister restaurant to get them for us. Thank you Trumbull kitchen.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • above and beyond
    allfoodconsidered
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We arrived expecting the "Taste of Hartford" special prix fixe menu based on what was probably erroneous information on the Taste website (I did think it strange that the event would end on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday). The restaurant graciously gave us the same deal anyway and since they didn't have the desserts from the "Taste of Hartford" menu left, let us pick any desserts off the regular menu at no charge. Everything we ate was outstanding. The clam appetizer and scallops with sticky rice entree both had unique flavors that worked really well. I've been to this restaurant several times over the years and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taste of Hartford
    KarenG
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good meal offerings. We had the scallops and they were to die for! Delicious lemon creme de pot. Peach dessert special was overwhelmed by all the dry granola.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was not happy with the restaurant for a few reasons. I asked that the reservation be increased from 4 - 6 and they said it was not possible. During the entire meal there were two small tables which could have been added to ours to make room for 6. The restaurant was not crowded at all. The two appetizers we tried - the watermelon salad and clams were uninspired. My scallops were good. The lemon dessert was good but the peaches with goat cheese and granola had too much granola - too dry, needed ice cream desparately. No interest in returning.
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  • Challenging dinner
    USDickinsonVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was well-done and they had a special restaurant week menu with great options...ordered drinks and waited 10 mins, then server came to order meals and we then got apps before our drinks! Then the food came flying out (we ordered 4 of the same dishes and one other different one) and it was like "are you ready for dessert?" Server came by several times to ask if all was ok, etc. and we did point out that the drinks were not there twice before they came.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TrumbullKitchen
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Lunch Menu for Taste of Hartford is a great idea. The offerings are wonderful and we appreciated the lunch hour timing. Trumbull Kitchen has terrific, creative chefs!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trumbull kitchen
    blackbird
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went for restaurant week-menu was good-we had a bit of everything . My favorite was the scallops-they were done perfectly. Watermelon salad was good as was the corn chowder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aer1985
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my second time at Trumbull Kitchen, and I haven't had a disappointing meal here yet. Service was prompt, and our waiter was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Portions and flavors were just right (not too heavy or too light). Love it here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly disappointed.
    RNErikaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    TK has always been in my top 3 fave places to meet with colleagues and friends. I have only had dinners at TK so I cannot review lunches. After numerous visits, I have to sadly say, what happend? Picking at little plates and having a few cocktails has always been phenomenal. I will say that my last visit there, Friday, was so sadly disappointing. The drinks were great, but the food was very mundane, flavorless, with poor presentation. After the last few visits seeming to increase in disappointment, I think my last visit was just that. I loved this place!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Besc1849
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our first time at Trumbull Kitchen. We took advantage of Taste of Hartford menu. Food choices were delicious from my green tea mojito to the cherry cobbler. I had the watermelon salad as my app and the chicken dish for my entree. Everyone in our group was very happy with their choices. We chose to dine outside so I can't comment on the inside atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great for Taste of Hartford
    SammiD
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was excellent and the servers were great. I did go for dinner at 6pm and it was very noisy in the bar area due to the happy hour. I'd recommend going later in the evening but it was still a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible prefix
    BigJillie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is the 2nd time I've done the prefix menu at TK and it is the 2nd time it sucked. The main course was the only yummy part, but it still looked blah upon presentation. The clam app was awful (2 measley clams) and the dessert was not desirable - super dry cobbler. It's easy to see that these dishes together were only worth, or not even worth the $25 prefix price. I would avoid the prefixes there from now on, based on my experiences.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Spot
    Musicgal2
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Love the menu options, food was very good & service was great! Will definitely go back.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Hearsch
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Enjoyable for a birthday celebration with the family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Terrific food and great staff!
    PCW1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very much enjoyed Trumbull Kitchen. Our dinners were very good. We didn't get anything terribly upscale (delicious meatloaf and chicken sandwich) but it was perfectly prepared and tasty. Our waitress Whitney was fabulous. We ended up back at the bar after a show and really enjoyed our relaxing time there, enjoying some wine and the spinach and artichoke dip. Fun and attentive bar staff. We will go back in a heartbeat when we're in town again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Ryan
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We went on a Wednesday night around 8pm and it was not too busy for dinner. Service was great but kind of slow, but the food was very good. They have interesting and different menu items which won't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-show dinner
    KD21
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Had drinks and appetizers with two others before an event at the XL Center. Despite the place being busy, the staff was on top of our food and drinks. Can't really think of any negatives from the experience. Everything was very good. If I have to nitpick, they don't serve enough lettuce with the Asian Lettuce Cups appetizer. The Rock Shrimp Sweet Potato fritters were excellent. Overall, another positive experience at TK.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Angelash
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food at Trumbull kitchen is consistently wonderful and our last visit was no exception. We started with some of the featured summer cocktails. The cucumber Collins tasted like summer in a glass. I Had the short ribs which were tender and tasty. My dining companion had the mahi mahi. She indicated the fish was good but the sides were fabulous. The fish was served with a lima bean succotash and a pea purée which were terrific. My only complaint was that the wait service was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EARLY SUN DINNER
    joelock
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    MY WIFE AND I HAD AN EARLY DINNER THE SANGRIA WAS GREAT SO WAS THE FILLET TIPS APP AND THE CHIX WRAPS AS WELL
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    JFishVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday; she wanted to go somewhere with good share-able appetizers. We were not disappointed by anything! We shared 4 appetizers: (Special) Asian Beef & Veg Soup - brothy and delicious Bacon Fondue w/ Potato wedges - this was basically a dip your own baked potato...very delicious Royal Thai Chicken Wings - perfectly spicy and nice and crisp Crispy Rock Oysters - perfectly fried oyster, perfectly crisp pork belly - yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shared plates
    Cathy56
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    It's a must at Trimble kitchen to order multiple apps and commence in sharing of plates. Every taste is better than the last. Not to be missed. A great spot after the theater or an event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our meal was delicious, nice choices. Above that, the service was outstanding. Our server was helpful and attentive, restaurant staff were always available to make sure that nothing was lacking. Although we dine out frequently, it has been too long since we've seen this level of service. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Dinner was wonderful! Waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food, very friendly and did not rush us at all. Ambience was fun and sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never A Disapointment
    Jenn
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Came here with coworkers for lunch. Good came out quick, our service was perfection, our food was nothing short of delicious. Definitely try the chicken tacos, superfood salad and the filet mignon with taters. We even had our valet parking comped! This is my preferred dining destination in downtown Hartford.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch Outside
    kjrmtb
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I went out to lunch with my sisters, and we had a very nice time. I had the Super Food Salad with shrimp added on, and it was very good. A well balanced dish with the shrimp cooked nicely. My sisters enjoyed their meals as well. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pug613
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went after a show at the XL Center. Convenient as its right across the street. Waiter was very organized, well-mannered and quick. Drinks were great. Reommend the Painkiller and Tropical Sangria. Food was very tasteful and seasoned well. Salmon, tuna, and scallops were cooked per our requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    deanvm33
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Took my wife here after a show in Downtown Hartford. The beer selections is very good and the food was amazing. Could not have had a better dinner.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trumbull Kitchen dinner
    10pitches
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent food. Sounded good on the menu - looked when when served - tasted even better. We had salmon, steak, fries.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent food, wine and staff. Parking too high though should stamp tickets for total amount not just $2 off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience!
    DonDon
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great shrimp special, lettuce wraps always great and another good time!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • munchkin
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I brought my daughter here for dinner before a show at the Bushnell. I was disappointed that I had made a reservation weeks before and my table was crowded in between very roudy women who were drinking too much. I asked to have a piece of cake brought over for my daughters birthday but after asking twice I gave up!! I even emailed before hand as a reminder. Our waiter seemed to disappear alot, and he was running around like the place was packed, and it wasn't. I finally asked my daughter if she would like desert and a coffee but because our waiter never returned after he dropped off our desert menu, it got too late and we had to hurry to make the 7:30 show.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Didn't care..
    Nick
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Didn't care for the food at all menu for food was smaller then the wine menu, people were nice helpful but just for my stand point I didn't care for it over all. Not something I would jump for joy again just trying something new
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • great place!
    enjoytheyum
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We reserved a table for 12; everything was done to accommadate us (we had 4 small boys 5 and under with us). The seafood pad thai had more seafood in it than I'd ever seen before! The freshly-made limeade was delicious. The salad outstanding! If I were to be critical about anything, it would be that the children's hamburgers were too big for them and too well done on the outside. They couldn't get past the charred areas on the burger - too hard for them to chew. The greeter was friendly and attentive. Our servers were all amazing!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing SPECIAL
    Pursuitofexcellence
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were given a list of specials for lunch. After the group discussed the specials that we believed really wet our appetite, we were told that the special that most of the table wanted was unavailable. A second debate occurred as to the remaining specials and menu items. A second special was chosen. A second rejection. After making a complaint with the manager, the second special selection mysteriously appeared. The other option - a Turkey Burger - was poor. Don't sit at the back of the restaurant, they will sweat you out like in San Antonio.
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