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About Grant's Restaurant and Bar

Chef Owner Billy Grant composes Grant's menu daily, specializing in fresh seafood and quality steaks. Our food style is seasonal American-Mediterranean with flavors of Italy and France. Our refined menu, award winning desserts and popular lounge makes Grants a great restaurant choice for your gathering with colleagues, friends, and relatives.

977 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday- Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday- Wednesday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday Brunch 10:30am -2pm Dinner 4:00pm-9:00pm, Monday-Closed

Cross Street:
LaSalle Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 236-1930

Website:
http://www.billygrant.com/

Catering:
BG Catering is a blend of the flavors and styles of both Grant's Restaurant and Restaurant Bricco. BG Catering can create the perfect menu for you and your guests. Whether you are looking to pick up your menu selections for your gathering of 25 people or more, or have it fully prepared and served by our staff for your celebration of 40 people or larger, BG Catering could be perfect for you.

Parking Details:
Various lots located through the center as well as metered parking on the street.

Executive Chef:
Billy Grant

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Details
Sun 10:30AM - 11:00AM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Grant's Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

It's been awhile and enjoyed returning here. Seems to have improved its efficiency and the food was even better than before with a refreshed menu; so had a very pleasant experience with a business colleague. Good vibe but not loud. (not much traffic in bar at lunch time.) Reasonable portions at fair prices for the calamari and chicken caesar as well as the burger and fries. (Wish we coulda done cocktails too!) Looking forward to the next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service was great. Only down side was we were sat in the bar area right next to the door. Hostess refused to move us but it was a last minute reservation. Overall a great time. We will be back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was very good. Service was awesome.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed New Year's Eve dinner with two other couples at Grant's. Even though it was hectic night, the service was timely but not rushed, friendly but not intrusive. Everyone gave two thumbs up to their dinners, ranging from salmon to short ribs to a salad with grilled shrimp. Unfortunately, we didn't sample the desserts, since we had plans to return to one of our homes to ring in the New Year.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Grants never disappoints. My husband and I have been going here for years. Food is excellent. Service impeccable and ambiance is a perfect balance to satisfy a date, a group dinner or drinks and apps at the bar. Awesome drinks specials too! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed a fantastic meal on New Year’s Eve with my wife and daughter. We all enjoyed our early evening at Grant’s. Great service, atmosphere and ambiance. The coffee rub on my NY Strip was outstanding. The creme brulee was decadent. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her clam/corn chowder which could have been a meal unto itself. Both wife and daughter had the crab cakes which they deemed to be delicious. We will return to Grant’s.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was an awesome experience. The food was delicious, the ambiance relaxing and the staff outstanding. Our group will definitely be back. We were impressed with the phenomenal service. Thank you for an awesome birthday experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This place is great. The staff is excellent, and the food is always delicious and reasonably priced. Perfect for a family or get together with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great martinis

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

As always Grant's was an excellent place. The food is worth driving for, I had the lobster burger which was truly decadent. Not cheap, but worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were asked to move our seat, which was very private, cozy corner. Not such a great start, but the food was very good. The chicken was delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very nice time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Grant's serves consistently good food that is unique and fresh. Local ingredients with a seasonally changing menu. Service is always fast and professional. And, I love the clubby feel.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I've been coming to Grants since it opened and Billy was the chef. It seems that in the last few years the place has been on a downhill slide. I took a group of employees and clients there about 4 months ago, on a weeknight. We were a party of 10, service was slow, more than a couple meals came out wrong, mine didn't come out until everyone was done with theirs. Food was good from what my guests were willing to offer but mine and the client next to me were served cold mashed potatoes. I chalked this up as an off night for Grant's.

I came back with my wife and parents this past Sunday. Our food was unremarkable and the calamari appetizer was weak/small for the price. Service was very good.

The hallway near the restrooms and the restrooms themselves, need a good cleaning and a paint job.

Growing up in town and now in my 50's, I've seen a lot of restaurants come and go. Grant's was THE PLACE TO BE and the food was awesome and creative when they first opened and probably for a good 10 year's after. It's sad to see the downhill slide. If Carbone's opened up a place in The Center, everyone would have to step up their game or I'm afraid they wouldn't be around long. I hope there is a turning point for Grant's in sight, I would like to see them back on top of their game. Their are a lot of places competing for our dining $$$ and for me, I really need a dining experience to be a 4.5 - 5.0 in order for me to come back week after week or even monthly. We eat out fairly often but if I'm not excited about where we're going , I'd rather pick up a great pizza at Little City on the way home and stay in for the night.

Best Wishes For A Quick Turnaround!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, awesome ambience with a terrific staff. Grants delivered on all accounts, the crème brûlé is one of the best in the area.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The prime rib was delicious. I took my husband for his birthday and we enjoyed ourselves. The waitresses were very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our party arrived early for our reservation, but the restaurant was able to seat us even though they were nearly at capacity. We were seated near a very large group, which made us concerned about the service. But despite being busy, the wait staff was very efficient and attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding. I enjoyed the duck, which was prepared medium with a delicious vegetable medley. My wife had the salmon, which she requires to be well cooked. It was prepared exactly to her specifications, and the server waited while she tasted it. Our guests also thoroughly enjoyed there meals. Grant's continues it's long streak of excellence!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server, Jordan, was very attentive. We shared a number of small plates - they were excellent. Calamari was some of the tenderest we've had. Yummy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

everything was excellent except the oysters. they were the smallest i have ever had. u could fit two or three onto a teaspoon

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Enjoyed the food and service.. friendly staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Not up to it’s usual standard. The food was mediocre for Grants. I ordered the tofu which has always been outstanding and it just was ok, not tasty, not enough sauce, bland. The cabbage salad on the other hand was outstanding. My husband’s chicken dish wasn’t anything special, he only ate half of it. Grants is one of our favorites and we’ll be back but it just wasn’t a good night.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Usually very good but an oddly dissatisfactory experience. They made a mistake in the kitchen with one of our orders so it had to be remade. The delay wasn't so much of an issue but getting my lukewarm to cool salmon was. They took it back to warm but it was still pretty cool. At this point we had been there a while so I wasn't going to send it back yet again.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and i love Grants and have never been disappointed. The decor is unique and inviting, the staff is attentive, the food is high quality and prepared with care. they even sourced where the fish was from (Idaho Trout).

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good breakfast food. Well prepared. Our meals came hot and very tasty. Restaurant was quiet and it was easy to speak to other people at our table

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was not good. It was not even busy. Kudos to the host for trying to make up for waitress, just too much to make up for.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great menu and service. Out of real maple syrup real problem for 2 guests.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I went to Grants on a Saturday night and ate outside. We found the menu somewhat limited but overall the food was very good. Service was friendly and efficient and we would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Chicken Milanese was out of this world!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Came here while visiting our son at Trinity. Was underwhelmed. Meat was not cooked as ordered, and the waiter forgot our appetizer entirely. For the money, there is better available.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I love this place. I used to live in West Hartford and Grants was a regular favorite. I moved over 1,000 miles away, but try to have dinner here when I'm visiting. Consistently great service and always a wonderful meal. I had the sea scallops. They were perfect! Everything on the menu is delicious! You cannot go wrong.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was our wedding anniversary and the waiter was so unpleasant. He was quick to serve us and didn't explain any of the specials. He pretty much just threw our plates on the table. I had made a note on my reservation that it was a special occasion. We didn't even get a congratulations. Food was great as always but service was very disappointing.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Grants is always a great choice for a high quality meal and dining experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Grants is a wonderful restaurant . It was our first time there and we both said we would absolutely return. Fabulous food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Celebrating a birthday with family.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Eggs Benedict were delicious. Friendly service. Music was a little too loud for brunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great go to place. The chicken milanese was awsome.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Never disappoints. Strip steak excellent. Waiter the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fantastic food, great vibe and prices were surprisingly reasonable given the presentation

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Overpriced, overhyped, completely disappointed.

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