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Best American Restaurants in Hartford


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A photo of The Capital Grille - Hartford restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Hartford
Booked 67 times today
The Capital Grille in Hartford, Connecticut, is lauded amongst patrons for its exceptional Steakhouse cuisine and remarkable dining experience. Catering to a range of occasions, this restaurant ensures every meal is a celebration. Customers commend the restaurant for cooking their steaks flawlessly, with an amazing selection of entrees and wines. Diners appreciate the modern twists on steakhouse-style dishes, served alongside improved cocktails, contributing to an overall 'top-notch experience'. Compliments extend to the knowledgeable and attentive staff as well as the upscale, contemporary ambiance making it an ideal spot for a date or celebratory meal. The Capital Grille has successfuly positioned itself as potentially the best steakhouse in Hartford and an equivalent to any high-end steakhouse in flavor, service, and quality.
A photo of Max Downtown - Hartford restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Hartford
Booked 39 times today
Located right in downtown Hartford since 1996, Max Downtown continues to add to all that the city has to offer with its legendary service, food and drink selection. Max Downtown has won a number of awards including Connecticut Magazine's Best for Overall Excellence, Hartford Magazine's Best Power Lunch Spot, Best for Business Entertaining and Best Wine List; has been featured in the Hartford Courant's Great Steaks: The State's Sizzling Best and was rated "Don't Miss" by the New York Times.With a significant list of vintage and non-vintage wines stored in-house, Max Downtown is excited to additionally offer its stunning wine mezzanine as a focal point. Our selection is bound to have the perfect accompaniment for your occasion whether it’s by the glass or by the bottle.If spirits are more your style, Max Downtown's whiskey bar features a broad selection of international bourbons, ryes, scotches and whiskeys crafted across the globe, from Kentucky to Japan.
A photo of J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Glastonbury
Booked 71 times today
J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood in Glastonbury consistently delivers an exceptional dining experience, as cited by customers in numerous reviews. This steakhouse is highly recommended for its excellent quality of food, especially the perfectly cooked steaks, deemed as the best in Connecticut. Patrons have repeatedly praised the outstanding service, led by knowledgeable staff who ensure that customers' needs are met for an enjoyable dining experience. The intimate atmosphere of the restaurant is also a standout feature. Whether celebrating special occasions or just seeking a top-tier steak dinner, J. Gilbert’s is the go-to destination for many, providing great food and service that never disappoints.
A photo of Trumbull Kitchen - Hartford restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Hartford
Booked 17 times today
Contemporary, cool and inventive, it has been fashioned by legendary Connecticut restaurateur Richard Rosenthal and executive chef and partner, Chris Torla. Custom. Progressive cross-cultural dishes offer variations of familiar food from around the world. The menu features a collection of tasters, tapas, tequila as well as larger plates and entrées. A new focus on agave spirits has brought new excitement to the restaurant.
A photo of Max Oyster Bar - West Hartford Center restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • West Hartford
Booked 64 times today
Featuring modern renditions of classic American seafood, Max’s Oyster Bar menu has something for everyone. While seafood is the focal point, there are selections for even the most ardent landlubber. Ethnic influences are apparent throughout a menu filled with new interpretations on traditional fare. The raw bar offers an extensive variety of bi-coastal oysters and shellfish.In it’s freshman year, 1999, Max’s Oyster Bar was awarded “Best New Restaurant” by Connecticut Magazine. Since then it has won numerous Reader’s Choice Awards, including “Best Seafood Restaurant”. Zagat’s Survey has also given Max’s Oyster Bar an “extraordinary” rating.
A photo of Black-Eyed Sally's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Hartford
Booked 10 times today
Black-Eyed Sally's, located in the heart of Hartford, is a celebrated masterpiece of Southern cuisine. Authentic regional classics such as Shrimp and Grits are executed with perfection, evident in the flavorful seasoning and satisfying textures. The shrimp is sumptuously moist and charred to perfection, while the grits come with an unexpected, yet pleasant Parmesan twist, showcasing the restaurant's flair for innovative culinary explorations. Reviewers often emphasize the remarkable quality of dishes, with favorites including the St. Louis Ribs, Pulled Pork, and Cornbread. The establishment further enhances the dining experience with live blues music, transforming it into Hartford's premier blues venue. Despite the upscale twist to the traditionally 'working class' southern food, patrons affirm that the exceptional taste justifies the price point. The warm and welcoming ambiance, coupled with the unique decor featuring portraits of influential blues musicians, amplifies the restaurant's southern charm. However, there is a mention of understaffing during peak dining hours. Regardless, Black-Eyed Sally's remains a must-visit for those seeking a rich, soulful culinary journey in the South.
A photo of Artisan - West Hartford restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hartford
Booked 21 times today
Artisan, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, offers highly acclaimed American cuisine that patrons frequently praise for its quality and sophistication. Diners have described the atmosphere as stylish, comfortable, distinctively pleasing, and accommodating to different moods. From their exceptional service to the exquisite and uniquely American dishes, the entire dining experience at Artisan is consistently described as excellent. Many patrons have celebrated special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays at Artisan, and were thrilled with the personal touches offered by the restaurant. Reviewers have highly recommended Artisan, noting the delicious food, great ambiance, and attentive service. Some have even compared their perfect dining experience at Artisan to those at world-renowned establishments.
A photo of J Restaurant | Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hartford
Booked 2 times today
J Restaurant | Bar in Hartford is widely celebrated for its impressive American cuisine. Several reviews emphasize the consistency of its delicious meals and the outstanding service. The brilliant staff, including Ashley, Jordan, Brian, Kris, and a friendly server with a ponytail, are highlighted for their attentiveness and patience. Reviewers appreciate the uncrowded ambiance, with one quoting, "The food is well-priced with generous portions, and the ambiance can't be beat!" The restaurant's filet special, Mediterranean haddock, and Chicken Francais are among the meals earning high praise. Many customers have made J Restaurant | Bar their go-to spot over the years, enjoying the great atmosphere and diverse drink selections.
A photo of Gather55 - Hartford restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hartford
Booked 4 times today
Gather55 in Hartford, Connecticut is widely admired for its contemporary American cuisine, reflecting an enticing fusion of flavors and ingredients. As one review states, Gather55 offers a "great value" prix fixe menu with "enticing and diverse recipes" designed by renowned chefs. Among the mouth-watering dishes are a kale-lemon-parmesan salad, chicken vindaloo, and a dessert of warm oatmeal cookies served over a puree. The ambiance of the restaurant, situated in an old red brick factory building adorned with vibrant street art, complements the stellar food and service. Adding to this, Gather55 also supports a noble cause, with earnings contributing to Hands on Hartford, an organization working to combat food insecurity. Consistently earning five-star reviews, Gather55 has certainly made its mark in the Hartford dining scene.
A photo of Salt + Lime restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • West Hartford
Booked 15 times today
Located on Park Road, Salt + Lime Mexican Cantina aims to bring the best Mexicancomfort food and a wonderful bar atmosphere. We look forward to serving you!
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