ON20

4.7
754 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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect!

OT
Monterrey
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place, food and service

SW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent but pricey. Would recommend to anyone as long as they have the expectations of paying.

CT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, great food, and exceptional service. Thanks for a great anniversary celebration!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and food superb.
The manager was very friendly and helpful. He even let us check out the view from the other dining areas.
We went on a Friday and bottles of wine were 1/2 price, an added bonus to a great dinner.

m
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views of course. Delicious food in nice, small portions. Excellent service. A wonderful place for a special evening!

DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding dining, Cindy is fantastic, and we'll miss Michael

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it. Impeccable atmosphere,service and food!! Our compliments to the chef! Will defiantly be returning.

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the quality of the food were absolutely outstanding. Truly a Hartford “hidden gem”.

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dramatic setting, exceptional views, elegant gourmet food, and excellent service.

W
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining 20 floors above the city of Hartford with a lovely view of the Connecticut River below as the lights of the city turn on is reason enough to dine here. Our server Marie was friendly & helpful. The food is delicious and prepared with care. We dined during the Taste of Hartford week and will certainly dine here again.

D
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hartford Restaurant special was a good way of trying different places and our experience at On20 the best !

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view-wonderful service-food was quite good although serving sizes were very meager.

MM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town and had a free night before planned activities started.
This place looked interesting and was near our hotel.
The young lady hostess was a treasure. So sweet and friendly. The wait staff was pleasant and adept.
The “restaurant week” tasting menu was delicious. It was a lovely meal, elegant, yet relaxing.

MB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was pathetic for a fine dining standard, 1 guy ran all around served at all the tables, no one asked if food came out good, in fact in 1.5 hours we were only served drinks, starter and main then were asked to wait until after fireworks, which was to start in 20 min. Rudest of all, someone called prior to our arrival to say we will have to leave by certain time as they are fully booked for fireworks and then later their service was so poor we ended up watching fireworks from there. They didn’t even give us a window seat, there were 2 vacant up until 20 min prior to fireworks. If they are charging everyone equally then why not give seats on first come basis. Overall I went there to celebrate my hubby bday but server was not courteous to even wish him happy bday after knowing. Forget about expecting a good dessert. Most fine dine restaurants the experience is different and they make you feel special. They had nothing to offer. They charged us 20% gratuity for a party of 2 for this pathetic service, also nowhere stated or told. Although Food was good, some art work there but their menu is very limited and portions are very small. They served us a regular menu where starter and main dish was $11 each but they charged us $75 at the end. Our server didn’t say anything regarding that at the start. Also included was a dessert buffet for which we had to wait almost an hour as fireworks was starting in 20 min and we had to self serve after that, who self serves in fine dining restaurant. The point is you can keep whatever price in the restaurant but your menu and service should be up to that level.

RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a superb experience! Certainly the best fine dining spot in the Hartford area, combined with excellent service and unparalleled views of the Hartford skyline and the Connecticut River. It's a destination worthy of not only special occasions, but lunch, dinner, and even happy hour!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and wonderful ambiance!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Lovely atmosphere, outstanding service (Christine), very, very good food and wonderful receptionist (Veronica). Truly enjoyed our dinner at ON20!

FF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall nice experience. Tasting menu was just that, a tasting. The number of courses were fine, but the quantity was very small for each tasting course.

D
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is very good, but I object to a restaurant adding a 20% service charge, which is not a gratuity, and not disclosing that in advance on the menu. The service charge does not go to the wait staff, so it is not a gratuity. I tipped the waiter. It is not customary in Hartford to add a service charge, and I felt as though I had been held up. If they want 20% more, then they should add 20% to their prices. I was very disappointed with this practice. It ruined an otherwise satisfactory experience. I will never eat there again.

BS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exemplary and matched by the service. I wish I could hire a couple Daniels!

CM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance. The experience was wonderful. Service outstanding. The Chef's Choice menu with wine pairing was outstanding. We will be repeat visitors but will probably order individual items from the excellent menu. The only confusion was that of the 20% "service charge". I had "assumed" from the small print at the bottom of the menu that it was a 20% gratuity, which is what my wife and I generally provide to the wait staff for great service. On20 needs to be specific on its menu with the 20% service charge and what it is (or is not). We ended up leaving an additional gratuity to the staff and I m not sure if I was "cheap" as it was an additional 10% over the total bill. The staff did an outstanding job and I really would like to know if they were adequately compensated for their excellent service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great venue and the service was superb!

MC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our overall experience could have been excellent if our waiter liked us or was having a better day.. We didn't let it ruin our night, and still tipped generously. All other staff, food, and table setting were so great!

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Compliments to Daniel and crew who make ON20 one of the finest dining experiences in Hartford, if not the finest dining experience in Hartford. Staff go that extra length for special festivities which is always appreciated.

SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff took such great care of us and the food was extremely fresh and flavorful. It was my daughter’s 15th birthday and they made a point of calling her by name all evening. The evening views of the city were beautiful too so all around a terrific experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Mother’s day

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for Mother’s day excellent menu and service. The view was stunning!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special place for a special occasion. I can’t say enough about the entire experience. We tried 4 of the 6 apps, entrees and desserts. So pretty much the majority of the menu for the evening. EVERYTHING and I truly mean everything, was phenomenal. The food, service, ambience was all over-the-top. Nothing pretentious. Our waiter explained each and everything item being served. Truly a special evening that will be long remembered. Oh, and the view is grand!

AA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate Mother's Day. The view was stunning, the atmosphere was calm and the service was perfect. The food was amazing, delightful and a treat to explore. Highly recommend to anyone celebrating a special occasion, or who just needs to treat themselves to a stunning meal which will leave you happy for days.

KH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice, but over rated. Portions are incredibly small for the price and the service is very slow. Not worth the hype.

CK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. The quality of the food and service is outstanding; best in Hartford. There is little to nothing around the area to compare to. Treat yourself to a trip to this place.

RB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We most likely won’t be visiting On20 again. The first time we went about 6/7 years ago, it was an amazing experience. If you had dietary needs/restrictions the chef would accommodate you with a custom menu and the food was amazing. Now the portions are smaller, the food is still good, but not to the caliber it was. It seems the chef is relying on rich sauces and attention grabbing ingredients to attract customers. The truffles on a risotto appetizer we were served tasted like cardboard. The wait staff member did not even attempt to get more information from someone about the beer selection, and simply parroted what she has been told, unable to answer the question we asked. We were stuck in a corner by the bar for the second visit in a row with a view of the highway. A very disappointing meal, skip On20 and save yourself $150. They also presumptuously included 15% gratuity on our bill. We did give feedback on the way out, and were given a gift card for our experience.

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Excellent service. Savory courses. It is highly recommended.

PD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived to a personalized anniversary card from the staff on our table. We had a delightful evening enjoying the chefs tasting menu and recommended wine pairing. The food was amazing! The staff was friendly and professional timing all the dishes dishes perfectly (9 courses) and clearing discreetly. The view of the river from our window side table during sunset hours was beautiful. Thank you for helping us to celebrate so elegantly.

D
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great experience. Great service. . Great views. Great food

k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6/5 - the best food we’ve ever eaten! We ordered the prefix menu which is 9 courses. We did not realize how long it would take and had to rush off but the staff was accommodating to helping us out the door. We will be back again to enjoy the full experience.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chefs tasting menu is an extraordinary experience.

LS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As first-time diners at ON20, we were blown away. Your first observation upon entering is the ambiance of the room and how crisp the decor is and let's not forget the view overlooking Hartford. You then pay attention to the level of service welcoming you and making you feel that you're the only diner there. Our server Strat and our host were fantastic. very attentive but not bothering you every 5 minutes. When it came to dinner, the menu looked amazing but we were very curious about the chef's tasting menu and the beverage pairings so we inquired and then ordered it. You get 7 courses and they perfectly pair a wine with each course. You are served a representation of the entire menu (Chefs Choice) you don't know what you will receive but it's from starters to desert. My personal favorites were the Rohan duck breast with seared foie gras and Arctic Char. The presentation was elegant and not overstated and the flavors were spectacular.
We highly recommend ON20 to anyone, its easy to get to, you have FREE covered parking with an elevator directly to the restaurant, what could be more convenient. The attention to detail, the high caliber of food and the amazing service makes this a dining experience you won't soon forget. FOUR STARS...Bon Appetite!

DB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, drink, and service. Honestly fantastic on all accounts.

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