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Max DowntownMax Downtown
2966 reviews
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Steak | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Max downtown, is one of our favorite restaurants in the Hartford area , we seldom sit in dining room , tonight we did and was wonderful, but if you sit in bar area ( Scottie the bartender is amazing) More

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The Capital Grille - HartfordThe Capital Grille - Hartford
1164 reviews
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Steakhouse | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Our food and drinks were fantastic but I have to say that our waiter Josh far surpassed any server we've encountered! We ordered his drink and dinner suggestions and were not disappointed. He certainly knew the menu and explained differences between the way the meats/steaks were prepared. Josh was extremely accommodating but did not rush us at all. We were celebrating a birthday and thanks to the wonderful food, atmosphere and our waiter, the evening was a memorable experience. We will be back. More

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Max's Oyster BarMax's Oyster Bar
2553 reviews
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Seafood | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service - our server was Debbie. Delicious food. Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. More

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Firebox RestaurantFirebox Restaurant
2263 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

You changed the time of the reservation at the last minute. I appreciated that. Great customer service. More

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Bricco Restaurant - West HartfordBricco Restaurant - West Hartford
423 reviews
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Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

We went to celebrate our 47th Anniversary and although we did note that on our reservation it was not acknowledged. Just a Happy Anniversary from the host would have been nice. It was a busy night but the service was excellent and the food delicious and beautifully presented. We had the Arancini appetizer and we enjoyed the Day Boat Scallops and the Pasta Bolognese. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - HartfordRuth's Chris Steak House - Hartford
750 reviews
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Steakhouse | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

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Carbone's RistoranteCarbone's Ristorante
646 reviews
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Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

As always Carbone's doesn't disappoint. This is the place to go in Greater Hartford for fine Italian dining. Scott, our waiter, took good care of us and made us feel like special guests! Looking forward to our next visit. More

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Peppercorns GrillPeppercorns Grill
1433 reviews
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Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

It was excellent in every way. We were especially impressed how special we were treated because we had a birthday. And at the end we did not order dessert so they sent out a treat from the kitchen. Very attentive and thoughtful. Super staff! More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - West HartfordFleming's Steakhouse - West Hartford
939 reviews
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Steak | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

I went to Fleming's for the Restaurant Week menu. However I also got an item off of the "Chef Headley's table" menu which was the Duck Tostadas. The combination was very interesting & well worth it. The restaurant menu was great. I would definitely go back again. More

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ON20ON20
685 reviews
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Contemporary American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Outstanding service and quality. The most attentive staff with utmost courtesy and absolute knowledge of their menu. My wife and I believe this is finest Restaurant in the area. More

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Ideal TavernIdeal Tavern
298 reviews
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Contemporary American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Service was great, great wine selection. Authentic cocktails and a clean and fun establishment. Plenty of parking nearby. The burrata salad is delicious, though I do feel the portions of the various ingredients are a bit small (with the exception of the burrata). The crispy chicken I added was very good. The grits are usually fantastic and there was no exception this evening according to my friend who had and enjoyed the red snapper. My boyfriend got the Ideal House Salad, which he loves, with grilled chicken and extra white balsamic dressing. It changes seasonally. The popcorn cauliflower leaves something to be desired. Melissa, the manager, is the best part of visiting; we will miss seeing here there when she leaves! More

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Artisan - West HartfordArtisan - West Hartford
296 reviews
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Great atmosphere. Good food. Great drinks and service! More

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Texas de Brazil – HartfordTexas de Brazil – Hartford
153 reviews
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Steakhouse | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

This was our third visit here since this location opened. We are never disappointed. The service and food are both fantastic. More

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Grant's Restaurant and BarGrant's Restaurant and Bar
1551 reviews
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Sunday night date night was perfect, our waiter was excellent and attentive and the food amazing!! Even enjoyed an after dinner drink at the bar to wrap up our evening!! We’ll be returning 🥰 More

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Division WestDivision West
251 reviews
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Great food. More

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Trumbull KitchenTrumbull Kitchen
2193 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Great food. Music selections 👎🏼. Some euro disco funk music that simply should not be a part of any meal. More

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Pond House CafePond House Cafe
2125 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

The Ahi Tuna was outstanding, as was the kale salad. Our waitress was so nice and accommodating. We were there for a pre-theater dinner. Lovely presentation and atmosphere. More

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Black-Eyed Sally'sBlack-Eyed Sally's
574 reviews
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Southern | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

This is the kinda friendly music first place every town needs. Food is decent but service, atmosphere, and quality live music is the reason to go there. Thanks, BES for being that place in Hartford! More

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Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West HartfordRizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford
1258 reviews
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Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

I informed the restaurant before I arrived that it was my wife and I's 7 year anniversary. As soon as we walked in the host greeted us with "Happy Anniversary"! Great start! It was slightly disappointing that the servers did not have any idea it was our anniversary. I feel had they known and offered a dessert or something to celebrate would have made a huge difference. We left thinking "It was ok and we might go back". We spent over $100 for the two of us and a nice gesture of acknowledgement of our anniversary from our servers or a manager could have made a huge difference and we would at that point certainly be returning to spend another $100 plus referrals. It was good though and we might come back at some point. More

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SorellaSorella
531 reviews
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Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

delicious food; friendly staff. Loved the autumn salad. More

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Union KitchenUnion Kitchen
11 reviews
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

The service and food were very good. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Generous portions for restaurant week menu. Great value. More

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Porron and PinaPorron and Pina
136 reviews
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Spanish | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Awesome place! Food, drinks, and service were top notch! More

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Dish Bar & GrillDish Bar & Grill
1282 reviews
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Contemporary American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Overall an excellent restaurant. I work nearby and had no idea for all these years what a fine establishment it is. The food was excellent and the service was attentful. They were also very thoughtful with our table placement. I will definitely return! More

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Vivo - HartfordVivo - Hartford
385 reviews
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Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Great food and great service. A great place to have New Year's Eve dinner. More

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Infinity Bistro - HartfordInfinity Bistro - Hartford
411 reviews
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

The Bistro is so convenient when going to a performance at Infinity Hall. You don't have to worry about getting out of a restaurant on time to get to a parking place and getting to the performance on time. We always either eat upstairs or at the Bistro when attending a concert. More

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BalosBalos
102 reviews
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Greek | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Went for West Hartford Restaurant week. We enjoyed Greek salad, zucchini fritters, moussaka, lamb. Dessert was changed to rice pudding, which was disappointing. We thought service was excellent, including the friendly manager who helped us choose our wine. Lovely restaurant with a Greek island ambiance. We are glad we tried this place at restaurant week because their regular menu is somewhat expensive. This is a new restaurant and we hope it does well More

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Buffalo Wild Wings - North HavenBuffalo Wild Wings - North Haven
3 reviews
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American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Buffalo Wild Wings does not actual take reservations, even though I was able to make reservations via Open Table, and, on the door, there is a sticker saying they accept Open Table. The receptionist/host was rude about. She was unwilling to join two tables together even though there were easily 15 tables of four open. We squeezed into a booth which worked out fine. The food was good and server friendly and helpful. More

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Chowder Pot IVChowder Pot IV
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Seafood | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

The Chowder Pot of Hartford is the destination for seafood lovers and people traveling from all over Connecticut as well as up and down the East Coast. For almost 20 years our customers have enjoyed award winning seafood, slow roasted prime rib and fresh Maine lobsters served by a friendly and professional staff. The Chowder Pot of Hartford has seating for 320 people in two nautically decorated dining rooms with accommodations for groups of up to 25 people. Our Captain's Lounge features a Raw Bar & Happy Hour, M-F 4:00 to 6:00 as well as full lunch and dinner menus served by our bar staff.

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Coyote Flaco - HartfordCoyote Flaco - Hartford
3 reviews
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Mexican | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Excellent Mexican Food. Each item specifically prepared - and very tasty More

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Hartford Diners' Choice Winners

Hartford 's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Capital Grille - HartfordThe Capital Grille - Hartford
1164 reviews
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Steakhouse | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Our food and drinks were fantastic but I have to say that our waiter Josh far surpassed any server we've encountered! We ordered his drink and dinner suggestions and were not disappointed. He certainly knew the menu and explained differences between the way the meats/steaks were prepared. Josh was extremely accommodating but did not rush us at all. We were celebrating a birthday and thanks to the wonderful food, atmosphere and our waiter, the evening was a memorable experience. We will be back. More

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Max DowntownMax Downtown
2966 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Max downtown, is one of our favorite restaurants in the Hartford area , we seldom sit in dining room , tonight we did and was wonderful, but if you sit in bar area ( Scottie the bartender is amazing) More

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Firebox RestaurantFirebox Restaurant
2263 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

You changed the time of the reservation at the last minute. I appreciated that. Great customer service. More

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Max's Oyster BarMax's Oyster Bar
2553 reviews
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Seafood | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service - our server was Debbie. Delicious food. Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - HartfordRuth's Chris Steak House - Hartford
750 reviews
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Steakhouse | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

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Carbone's RistoranteCarbone's Ristorante
646 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

As always Carbone's doesn't disappoint. This is the place to go in Greater Hartford for fine Italian dining. Scott, our waiter, took good care of us and made us feel like special guests! Looking forward to our next visit. More

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Bricco Restaurant - West HartfordBricco Restaurant - West Hartford
423 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

We went to celebrate our 47th Anniversary and although we did note that on our reservation it was not acknowledged. Just a Happy Anniversary from the host would have been nice. It was a busy night but the service was excellent and the food delicious and beautifully presented. We had the Arancini appetizer and we enjoyed the Day Boat Scallops and the Pasta Bolognese. More

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ON20ON20
685 reviews
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Contemporary American | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

Outstanding service and quality. The most attentive staff with utmost courtesy and absolute knowledge of their menu. My wife and I believe this is finest Restaurant in the area. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - West HartfordFleming's Steakhouse - West Hartford
939 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

I went to Fleming's for the Restaurant Week menu. However I also got an item off of the "Chef Headley's table" menu which was the Duck Tostadas. The combination was very interesting & well worth it. The restaurant menu was great. I would definitely go back again. More

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Texas de Brazil – HartfordTexas de Brazil – Hartford
153 reviews
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Steakhouse | Hartford / West Hartford, Connecticut

This was our third visit here since this location opened. We are never disappointed. The service and food are both fantastic. More

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