ON20

4.6
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796 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
ON20 maintains a singular mission: to offer guests the finest culinary and service experience.
ON20 is one of OpenTable's Top Ten Restaurants for outstanding service, Zagat's top-rated restaurant in Connecticut, and named one of the 100 best scenic-view restaurants in the United States in OpenTable's Diner's Choice Awards.


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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally had the place to ourselves on our 20th anniversary. Lovely service, beautiful ambiance, and outstanding food. Will absolutely come again for an evening dinner.

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Feelingspecial
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You feel special the moment you walk in and are treated with care. Unlike some places, on20 is not pretentious and stuffy. I asked many questions and my server was happy to explain. Not over crowded like some places, quite an intimate dining experience. Loved the complimentary amuse-bouche and mini desserts. Free parking validation--a real perk too! The cheese platter was the tastiest I have ever had. Best drinks in town thanks to the bartender, Jeff, who is also very nice and knowledgeable. This is a special place I can't wait to get back to.

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TaniL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot be more pleased with our dinner at ON20 The evening was magical. Perfect music, perfect food, perfect service, perfect dining experience.

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AmandaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very romantic setting and food was unbelievable. However, it is costly!

CA
vipCAPH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday celebration. The food and service were excellent.

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ArthurM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Given the fact that it was a holiday, the food was excellent. Four of the five courses were outstanding. The velouté course was a disappointment and lacked flavor. They also served an oyster amuse bouche that was outstanding. Service was uneven. It seemed that they didn’t have enough staff to make it seamless. All in all, we’ll definitely return.

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jaretJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere at ON20 on Valentine’s Day was fairly nice. The set menu had some nice options, but overall we didn’t feel we received our Moneys worth. It was a so-so experience but not worth what we paid.

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StephanyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu was superb and all of the staff gracious and attentive. A memorable evening. We hope to come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server (from cleveland LOL if you get her you won’t regret it), fire bartender s.o to Jeff for an amazing cocktail. Great food, amazing service. Definitely recommended!

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LennieB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in the restaurant. Great view, friendly service, great food.

JJ
JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a lovely evening out with friends or an intimate evening out with a loved one, On20 is a must! Have never been disappointed.

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Ctlawyer
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Our reservation was at 6:45 and we get like we were some of the youngest people in the place. The Bar is very good. We were very surprised that the menu was fixed. The website has a much broader menu.

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ElizabethI
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully prepared and plated and tasted delicious.

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AndrewG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This was our first time dining at On20. We made our reservation a month or so ago, not knowing that it was Restaurant Week. On20 did call us ahead of time to let us know this, and we opted to keep our reservation. We arrived on time for our 7 p.m. reservation. We were sat immediately. Our server was nowhere to be found. We weren't even able to place drink orders (through a different server) for 20+ minutes after sitting. The server (younger, long black hair glasses), was a ghost for nearly our entire meal.

She was slow in retrieving our drinks from the bar. She was gone even longer when we wanted to place food orders. We ordered a second drink after the first course, which she forgot at the bar. The bartender brought them to our table. My cocktail was warm which meant it had been sitting there for some time. She did not clear any plates or bus the table at all. We tried to order another drink just after our main course arrived. She took the order, but forgot to put it in. When she finally came back (after we were finishing our desserts), I asked her to cancel the order (she conceded she forgot it).

The food was also underwhelming. The veal was fatty and the flavors did not mesh well.

I expected much more from On20 given its reputation. I would have a very hard time returning and giving them another shot. I worked in the service industry for 10 years. Though I like the idea of a forced service charge for the staff, I can't help but wonder if it disincentives good service.

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RichK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First, the location is tremendous. ON20, being on the 20th floor provides a phenomenal view of Hartford. The presentation of the food was impeccable and the food itself was excellent. This is a must visit restaurant in Hartford. It is a great place for a couples out night.

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MaureenY
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 👍 food. Very original presentation. Service was excellent and views spectacular! Went there for restaurant week so menu was limited to that but still great choices ! Plus bottles of wine were half off ! Will be back for sure

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vipRickCIO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Usually this place is fabulous...all 5s....but this time partly due to the "Taste of Hartford" menu limitations, the food was sub-par. The veal especially, was very fatty, the pasta had an odd tasting spice, and the quail egg appetizer was mostly bread. Not up to normal standards.

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Raphael
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to On20 and again we were extremely happy with the food and level of service.

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vipPs1510
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food just OK; overall not up to usual standards. Steak was cooked perfectly, but served practically cold. Service ragged—twice we were brought dishes for other tables. They really need a reset.

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Retired
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gourmet food and excellent service. The view is beautiful complimenting the whole experience.

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Johnny
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food and service were excellent!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite place. Great service and great food.

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SBee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely would recommend this restaurant to a friend or family member. It was my birthday and my date suggested that we dine there. We had an amazing time. The food was unique to my previous dining experiences, so I didn't know what to expect. The food (starter/main course/dessert/champagne), live music, view, and visit from the chef were all very memorable. I left with all smiles!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was s great night out. Staff is very attentive and helpful. Food was out of this world ( did the chefs pairing menu). Cant wait to go back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We have long considered ON20 to be the best dining experience in Greater Hartford. Not so on Saturday night. The hosts seemed a little hyper, as did our waiter. Worst of all -- we were there (and they knew this) to celebrate my husband's birthday -- and had requested one of our favorite tables overlooking the river. My husband ordered the quail which arrived seriously undercooked. He asked our waiter to have it cooked more. Meanwhile, our friends and I had our dinners in front of us. We waited a few minutes, but when it seemed that my husband's entrée was not going to arrive anytime soon, we ate. It was close to 15 minutes before my husband's cooked entrée was served. By then, the rest of us had finished eating.

All in all, this made for a most disappointing evening [except for the lovely live piano-bass combo] - and further, the restaurant offered us nothing to compensate. The bill for just my husband and me alone was $266. We don't mind paying that kind of money when the dining experience has been top flight. This was anything but. I don't think any of this would have transpired when Jeff Lizotte was executive chef.

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Forza0912
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On20 was delicious and so accommodating with my dairy allergy. I told them once that I needed everything to be dairy free when I made the reservation with the host. When I got there they had already picked out the items I could have from the menu. And let me select from 3 options for the appetizer and meal. I loved the atmosphere. I mean really what you’re paying for is the gastronomic experience. The portions were like a Michelin star restaurant, super super tiny. The food was excellent but unfortunately I had to eat some bread to feel full when I left. Everything was displayed like a piece of art. The wait staff were incredible. But again, the portions were so tiny. Our bill was $450. For $450 I should not be leaving hungry. If I’m paying that much, I need to leave feeling full.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and romantic place to take your significant other.

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BarryC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly delicious meal. Most of the time tasting menus include very small plates, but these were big and we were stuffed by the end. Everything was prepared perfectly, and everything was delicious. And the wine pairing was spectacular.

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Dolysk
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful place for lunch. It was very quiet because we were the only ones there. Not sure how it would be with others. We had a great lunch but the menu is very limited. Overall it was a very good time

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Emmanuel
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, even better food, would definitely would go back

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KarenW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Delectable dinner. Superb service. And outstanding views. We shall return! Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, beautiful views and very pleasant ambience. Would recommend for any occasion!

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Cottontop
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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Kwame
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ON20 was more than I expected. The service was spot on. Little did I know they were in on my engagement surprise!! The food was delicious and presented beautifully!

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DebL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just loved it! We had a table at a window which had beautiful views of the Connecticut River and Hartford. We decided to have the Chef Tasting Menu which was probably the most we have ever spent on a dinner. Was it worth it - absolutely! There were 11 courses - each one was terrific! It took about three hours and I tried foods I would have never regularly tried. I have been raving about it ever since! How have I not been here before? Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was my boyfriend’s first time at ON20 and he is originally from Pittsburgh so the atmosphere and food was just the right thing to celebrate his birthday.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesse was amazing as always!

DL
DavidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went with chef's pairings of 9 courses and beverage pairings. Excellent tasting food, beautifully presented.

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