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Trumbull Kitchen
Trumbull Kitchen

Trumbull Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trumbullkitchen.com
  • Phone: (860) 493-7417
  • 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: Fusion / Eclectic, American
  • 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 (860) 493-7417

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFusion / Eclectic
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyable for a birthday celebration with the family."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Dinner was wonderful! Waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food, very friendly and did not rush us at all. Ambience was fun and sophisticated."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food. Sounded good on the menu - looked when when served - tasted even better. We had salmon, steak, fries."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food, wine and staff. Parking too high though should stamp tickets for total amount not just $2 off."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great shrimp special, lettuce wraps always great and another good time!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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! "
    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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times but this last experience was sub-par. Waitress seemed hurried/impatient. Coffee arrived cold. Salad ordered with dressing on-the-side arrived with dressing. Waitress made excuse and said it was light anyways. Dinner ordered with spinach substituted for fries, arrived with fries. Meat was ordered medium rare but was medium. One of our diners was a new-comer to this establishment and I can't say I think she will want to return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I was surprised that with reservations, the 4 people in my group were sat upstairs with a very loud party. It was dark and had no atmosphere. Our waitress was in a rush, and seemed unhappy to be there. She removed plates that were not finished without asking. The manager came by and was nice but we didn't know it was going to be a bust after he came by. I picked this place for the fun atmosphere and it had none. The food was not as good as it was before but it was still good...and the waitress ruined the mood. We drove 45 minutes and it was overall fair. The party was loud and rude, not fun like downstairs. I think if the waitress had been more pleasant and upbeat it would have made the difference. No one even greeted us coming or going."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food is constantly good, the menu is eclectic and tasty. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Was a little packed , but able to make reservation . Apps were great . Lunch took a little while but was excellent Hanger steak was cooked perfectly "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Staff was not nice, not rude just uninterested in serving us. Food was only okay. The place looks cool though."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Four of us dined together to celebrate a special birthday. The service by Roger was terrific - he was very accommodating. The food was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We sat outside and had the spinach artichoke dip, sushi, and salmon. All were delicious and our waitress was a bubbly delight. Can't wait to return. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The server was very responsive to our comment that we needed to be at the theater in an hour, very solicitous. Eclectic menu, something for everyone. Appetizers are generous enough to be 'small plates'. Only request would be more selections of wine-by-the-glass."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed in this amazing establishment. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I had the steak tacos and they were delicious. The portion-size was generous. There's always something new to try as the menu selections change often."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I hadn't been there in several years, as my dining spots tend to be either W. Hartford, Glastonbury or New Haven, so I was quite happy when my group chose this spot. The food was good and moderately priced (although $26 for chicken w/lemon sauce and seasonal veggies is a bit over priced). However the service was lacking. One of my dining partners was served not once, but different times a meal that she did not order, which made for awkward timing for the rest of the party. The server instead of being reasonably apologetic was more annoyed, probably rightfully so. However, without asking they did comp that portion of her meal and she was able to order something else. So points for that. Would go back, but probably just for drinks."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Service was average. My wife had the salmon and I had the pad Thai. Salmon was dry and pad Thai had too many competing flavors w the scallops and shrimp not very fresh (frozen). Likely would not revisit. Sorry Max, this location received a D."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent service and very good food even if the menu is somewhat limited. Consistently very good."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Both the service and the food was excellent. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the interesting menu. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food is very good quality & well prepared, and the wait staff is attentive. However, we waited over 30 minutes for our meal. Our entrees were not complex, and were right off the regular menu - broiled salmon & seafodd pad thai - so we chalked it up to a backed up kitchen. The noise level is also a bit high, with the music turned up fairly loud, so everyone talks even louder to be heard. This is a spot better suited for groups than a romantic dinner - that is, at least during busy weekend dinner time."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I went to TK on Saturday night for our 3 visit in the past few months and had another great experience. Service, as always, was terrific. The only thing we could say we were a llittle bit disappointed in this time was the bread basket. The pieces of italian bread in it were cut into bite size pieces and there was only that and the usual naan=type cracker/bread, but with a deliciously flavored cream cheese, but that was the only "bad" thing. So I'd consider it another great experience!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A favorite from way back...food was very good but could have used more spices on the shrimp cobb salad. Very tasty carrot and ginger soup. Great place to go before the theatre."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It is a nice atmosphere and great place to meet friends for a drink, but the food is always just so-so. Service is always friendly. There are better places downtown."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I have been here many times and I am never dissapointed - food is always great, drinks yummy and the waiter was friendly, courteous and very knowledgable!!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had dinner here before going to the Hartford Theater and we informed our waiter that we had to be out by theater start time. He was superb. He told us what he could serve quickly and did so. The food we had was really good. One small exception was the salmon could have been a little more done but the sushi my wife had was super and she loved it. The desserts were to die for, just excellent. The beer/wine selections were great. We have been there several times before, all before the theater, and definitely plan to return. We have recommended it to many friends who have also gone and were impressed."
    Dined on 4/25/2014