ON20

4.5
668 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Happy Hour
Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(860) 722-5161
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jesse Powers
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Catering
Kindly contact our Event coordinator Dominique Bester for all your catering needs and inquiries.
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Cross street
State Str. & Columbus Blvd
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Parking details
The One State St. Garage entrance is located at 400 Columbus Blvd. Please note this is a secure garage.After 4:00PM gate will be lowered, please push help button and a parking slip with be printed. Thank you.
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Corner of Main Str. & Columbus Blvd.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

From intimate weddings to festive showers and anniversary parties, and even corporate holiday celebrations, award winning views, Chef Powers's exemplary cuisine, and widely lauded dedication to service makes ON20 the ultimate event venue.

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What 668 People Are Saying
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GC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Comfortable and calm decor. Very warm welcome from staff who put every effort in to make you feel relaxed. Lovely views of city. Ordered the Russian cavier which I thought was surprisingly small and overpriced for the size of it at 28 dollars Nicely presented though in a shell inside a bowl of seaweed. Main was monkfish and cauliflower. Delicious for the same price as starter. 3 choc dessert. Ice cream could have been more firm but otherwise good. All in all, I went for the experience and I got it. It was a pleasant evening on a solo trip from Ireland. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely marvelous food; every dish we ordered was unique and delicious! Well worth the price.
It was lovely to be in a restaurant where, while soft music played, we could hear each other converse.

Only two disappointments: first, two of the drinks were delivered in glasses that were too small - the liquid line was at the very top of the glass, resulting in spilled liquid even as the server placed it on the table.
Second, although the server was friendly and knowledgeable, she disappeared after our entrees were delivered. Long waits to order dessert and then for the check. Given that the dining room was not crowded, it was a particularly disappointing lapse of service.

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SV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!!!

Attention to details.

Wine and liquor on point.

Try the cheese

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A
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with a view of Hartford. Not for the light of pocket, except on special occasions.

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BR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service and the view was as great as the service. Unfortunately our meals were over cooked. The monk fish was dry and blah. Too bad because the service was first class.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The bartender can make a cocktail specifically for you using your flavor preferences. He did an excellent job. I would highly recommend him to friends.
The mature d’ was friendly and worked to make sure patrons’ needs were met.

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Bartender and drinks were great. Service and atmosphere were top notch. Food was expensive and very bland and small portions. Really disappointed.

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had a lovely time celebrating his birthday! We ate our beautifully prepared meals overlooking Hartford. Had such a wonderful time that we plan to bring our foodie friends soon.

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JN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was quite nice. Nice views, if you get a window table. The music was very appropriate for the environment. It made the place pleasant. The food was great. The only thing I did not like was the ~15% service charge imposed by the restaurant. I understand if more than 6 people like other places but we were only 2. I do not appreciate being dictated what to pay for gratuity masqueraded as service charge. I based that on service. To tell you the truth, I would have probably given them 20% tip for the nice place and service but again, don't like the dictating part. Then they ask for additional gratuity when you sign the receipt, really? But honestly, overall, it was very nice, though. If you are a man, I highly recommend taking you woman here. They will feel awesome and loved.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience! Great food, great view, great service! Cant wait to go back!

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V
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I thought the meal was excellent! Presentation was very well done. I thought the service, for the price, was a little lacking.

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VN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view. Delicious food. Amazing staff - so friendly and professional
Unaware there was a service charge for all that service but for a special occasion it was worth it.

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EW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view! Food was over cooked but flavorful. For the price, I have higher expectations for food quality.

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GC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant several times before and had a better experience. The menu was limited and the portions, particularly the entree were small. Service was terrible, waitress was inexperienced. Waited a long time for the food although the restaurant was not that busy. Was told when they confirmed the OT reservation that they'd do something for one of our parties birthday, but it didn't happen.

The food was delicious and the wine was good, but went home hungry.

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FL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Awful experience. Second time in the last couple months. The food was cold and the service dismal. Won't be back.

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FA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious however we each had an app, main course, bread & dessert and we left hungry. Portions were smaller than we remembered.

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CM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a special place and the view of the river is amazing. The service was wonderful. Food allergies, no problem. Can’t say enough wonderful things about what a gem it is.

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KO
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely top notch.
Attention to detail is unmatched.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, gourmet fare, and incredible views make this restaurant a bell-ringer for special occasions.

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LF
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time joining you all for dinner. The food was excellent, the service was great and we loved how intimate it all felt. The only feedback I would give was we were hoping for more privacy during our romantic evening out and we were checked on every couple of minutes throughout our whole time there, which wasn’t necessary. I know they meant well, but it was a little distracting. Otherwise everyone was friendly, welcoming and we’ll be back.

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RL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Poor quality food with inadequate portions. Menu too limited and not conducive to accomadating dietary restrictions. Over priced for what they are actually providing. Gourmet presentation with Mc Donald’s level meal. A for environment F for food. Service is very good but if you are not serving me quality well prepared tasty food with adequate portions I could care less about your view! So many amazing restaurants in the area definitely skip this one!

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this restaurant and went to celebrate a birthday with friends. We were looking forward to the tasting menu, but couldn’t have it as on e of friends has food allergies and it is only available if the whole table has it.There was a large private party which impacted service, but we still enjoyed the evening.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

One cannot beat the ambiance - spectacular views of the Connecticut River Valley and the city. The food is excellent and the service very pleasant and attentive.It is a special spot.

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DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose ON20 for an engagement surprise. I spoke to management and they took care of eveything. Gave them some ideas and the rest of the night was magical. The server was wonderful, and the food was spectacular. The dessert was the best part! I would definitely recommend for any occasion. Thank you ON20

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BT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, excellent service and a spectacular view.

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YE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I had been to ON20, and wanted to make sure I brought my girlfriend to a place unlike any other. The hospitality and the food were amazing. The view overlooked the river and the skyline, and the atmosphere was quiet enough to have a conversation while enjoying great music. The drinks were superb with an excellent menu for wine, cocktails, and beer.

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ER
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed everything. We ordered skate and hanger steak. Both were delicious. The service was perfect.

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JA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent price fixe during Hartford restaurant week. Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My fiancé and I went to On20 for dinner during Taste of Hartford. The experience left much to be desired. Unfortunately, we were seated far away from the windows so we did not benefit from the views. The ambience in the restaurant was nice with plush carpet, comfortable chairs, and clean and crisp tablecloth. It took a while for someone to serve us, but eventually someone came to the table and offered us water. Sometime later, another server came to take our drink order. (We were waiting for a while.) I ordered a glass of wine. My fiancé does not drink and inquired about the nonalcoholic drinks. Specifically my fiancé asked if the bar carried pear juice. The server simply stated, “no.” He did not offer any alternatives, which in our experience good wait staff tend to do. Upon further inquiry, our server unhelpfully stated that they just had soft drinks. He did not offer nonalcoholic cocktails or any other options. On20 markets itself as a fine dining restaurant. The taste of Hartford menu is a three course meal at a reduced cost. When it came time for us to order, our server was not helpful in answering questions about the menu. My fiancé ordered a clam pasta for his first course. He said that it was too “fishy.” I ordered the heirloom tomatoes, and was rather surprised when only a small fraction of my plate was covered with food. The dish itself was only mediocre. Main courses were slightly better but still not very good. My fiancé ordered one of the fish dishes, and again felt like it was too “fishy.“ I ordered the potato Gnocchi and it was okay, but the portion size was still pretty small. The desserts were overall pretty good. All in all, even with the reduced prices for the Taste of Hartford, we ended up spending nearly $100 for food that was mediocre, and service that was subpar. I could not imagine paying more for such small quantities of mediocre food. We likely will not be dining here again.

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DK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess was very accommodating. Service was superb. Did not rush us. Remembered it was a special occasion and brought out candle with dessert.

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BD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

excellent restaurant. Don't think we could afford dinning here unless we come during restaurant
week again.

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HP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My only criticism was portion size. I am not a big eater and usually have leftovers when I go out. Not the case this time and I was hungry later that evening. If I had gone in with a big appetite I would have been disappointed. They were more like tasting portions and the dessert was good but miniscule. Other than that the food, service and ambiance were great

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BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at On20 for the Taste of Hartford Summer 2018 was extraordinary. Everything we drank and ate was of the highest quality, elegantly presented, and prepared to perfection. My first course was a corn veloute. it was remarkable. The potato gnocchi entree was perfection. The gnocchi were the light pillows surrounded by tasty tomatoes and other vegetables prepared skillfully. My dessert was a delectable lemon tart. I can still taste its refreshing tartness on my tongue two days later. The ambiance was calm and elegant and the views were spectacular. Mike, the maitre d, was welcoming and checked on our satisfaction and comfort. On20 is beyond all doubt the very best restaurant in central Connecticut. if you love fine food, excellent beverages, and a quiet, refined dining atmosphere, then On20 is your destination.

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ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined during Hartford restaurant week and enjoyed all 3 courses. Food was phenomenal and the wine list was top notch. Wait staff was welcoming and service was prompt. Enjoyed the view of downtown Hartford and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Will definitely go back soon.

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. The view was to die for. The food was great.

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BP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined recently during CT Restaurant Week and chose from a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $30.18 per person. We were shown immediately to our table with no wait. Before dinner we each had a specialty cocktail, a Negroni (gin, Campari and sweet vermouth)—interesting and enjoyable, with the bitters more forward than the sweetness, accompanied by their warm homemade sourdough whole grain nutty bread. We each chose Tagliatelle Nero for the 1st course, which included squid ink tagliatelle, a half-dozen Manila clams in the shell, fermented chiles and garlic herb bread crumbs—wonderful combination of textures and savory flavors. For the 2nd course I chose Potato Gnocchi, which was light and flavorful, with finely diced zucchini, chopped Marconi almonds (like almonds on steroids), and tomato confit, excellent. My sweetheart had Sea Bream, a delicately flavored fish, with French-cut green beans and basil pistou. He found it a small portion, with an interesting blend of flavors, well-paired with a light Pinot noir/rose. For dessert I had the Summer Berry tart with pistachio sucree, yuzu curd and garden herbs—similar to a very light cheesecake, with every bite tasting different depending on which berry I had with the bite. He had the “Opera”—layered espresso cream, chocolate ganache and hazelnut dacquoise, kind of like a very grown-up Ferrero Roche cake—absolutely delicious. We ended our evening wandering (at their invitation) through On20’s then-vacant private rooms to enjoy various views of Hartford and the Conn. River by night. The server, maitre d’, ambiance a cut above the rest—we’ll definitely be back for another special evening out. Parking is simple in 1st floor garage, free with validation.

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GF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as a couple for lunch to celebrate my birthday. Mike is the consummate host. The service was impeccable. Awesome attention to detail. The food was luscious & artfully served. The Pinot Grigio was excellent. The decor is tasteful & has an elegant flair. The view of Hartford from the 20th floor is outstanding. We had a wonderful afternoon at a very reasonable price point. We can’t wait to go back and highly recommend On 20.

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FJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again On20 delivered on its promise of exceptional food, professional service and an all-around high level dining experience--the finest Hartford County has to offer.

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T
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu was extremely limited and they ran out of two dishes. Service was superb, but improvements/expansion of menu (and having menu items in stock) are necessary. There are too many other great restaurants in Hartford

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Unique dinning experience. Highly recommend this place

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