ON20

4.7
702 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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its been a while since we last had lunch at ON20 (guessing four years) and my husband and I had a very romantic afternoon. We both ordered the grand prix-fixe lunch and my dishes were absolutely delicious. The mussels and clams were smothered in this fantastic red sauce that I couldn't get enough of, the duck confit was absolutely cooked to perfection and the pear and blueberry dessert was the perfect ending to a perfect afternoon. This is by far the best restaurant I've been to this year. Also the champagne was divine, if you ever want a real glass of champagne you must come here and treat yourself!

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ON20 was absolutely amazing. I never knew I could get fine dining in Hartford. Parking directions are clear on their website. The host gave me a great first impression. The ambience is felt as soon as you’re guided to your table when you first walk in the dining area. The staff was amazing. My date and I wanted a table closer to the view and the staff was accommodating without hesitation. Ultimate class and sophistication. I would recommend to others but I kind of want to keep it my secret!

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CT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal with beautiful views, and reasonably priced for what you get.

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E
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. We ordered the nine course chefs menu and everything was just delicious. My only complaint was that they didn’t tell us that a 20% tip was already included in the bill. I almost gave then another 20% if I hadn’t noticed.

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London
56 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful spot in downtown Hartford -- picturesque vistas of the downtown, surrounding countryside and river, lovely interior decor and superlative service and attention. We happened to dine there while the Hartford Restaurant Week menu was still being offered and were blown away by the amazing $30 prix fixe three-course dinner. Lovely traditional French, prepared and presented well. We will happily return for their regular menu! Looks like a terrific start to a date night, too, if you wanted to swing by the bar on your way out. A super find within walking distance of Infinity Hall and other downtown venues.

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JE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exellent!
huge change compare to 2 years ago( my last visit).
definately my new favorite place now.
service and food are outstanding!

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GE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

There was a 20% surcharge (pre-tax) on the bill. The server could not tell us what it was for, just gave us speculations of what it could be.
In the end, we considerate it as tip.

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s
London
117 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, a very pleasant dining experience with good attention to customers. Went for restaurant week, and most of the food was very good. People should know the service charge is automatically added. I don’t think we were informed, but did notice it on the bill fortunately. Did not notice on bar bill, so service charge was overly generous for two items. It os bit expensive, but mostly worth it.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ON20 is definitely a fine dining experience. My friend and I love the elegant setting and excellent service as well as the delicious cuisine. The view over the Connecticut River is stunning - this is my favorite lunch venue in Hartford.

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J
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening very much. The maitre d' is exceptional, and the wait staff was very good. The view, of course, is beautiful. The food was good, although the prix fixe creme brulee was the size of a quarter. Maybe prix fine desserts are just always undersized.

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LY
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for resturant week. Service was excellent. Food was just mediocre. My short rib was dry. I wasn’t impressed with the dessert. I would go back to try out other dishes but I was underwhelmed with my experience this time.

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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very elegant setting. Fabulous service and attention to detail. Wonderful food.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, staff was very attentive. Beautiful view of Hartford. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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PH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been wanting to try this fine dining establishment for some time. My spouse gave me a gift certificate as a birthday gift a few months ago, and we finally got around to making a reservation. I did not realize, however, that they were only offering "taste of Hartford" menus. While it was a very good price, I was more interested in trying the regular tasting menu and wine pairing, which was not available. Nonetheless, I thought everything I tried was excellent and I hope to get back again to order the tasting menu or check out the full dinner menu.

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TD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was outstanding! The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Fantastic atmosphere!

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T
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were all surprised at the lack of food that costed so much. There was 5 bites worth. Ridiculous...

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G
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This is a very expensive restaurant and they give you very small portions and there was no real Wow affect for all the money you spend. The view was good.
Waiter was testy.

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S
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining in a spectacular setting with great views of the city. Very professional and attentive service. Linen tablecloths, crystal glassware and fine china. An upscale restaurant with all the bells and whistles. Menu is creative and the food is excellent. Prices to match.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were two couples at lunchtime. They have a set three course lunch for $35.00 which considering the quality and presentation of the food is good value.
Unfortunately one couple ordered a la carte, only two courses.
In reviewing the bill when I got home we were charged about $50.00 more than if we all had three courses. Any reputable restaurant would have alerted us to this and charged us the set menu price.
We were the only diners at lunch and the host spent too much time at our table.

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and quality.
The most attentive staff with utmost courtesy and absolute knowledge of their menu.

My wife and I believe this is finest Restaurant in the area.

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g
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly and polite. We had the 1st seating new year's eve tasting menu. The pace was perfect, the food was delicious. The portions were what you would expect on a tasting menu. The beef tenderloin course was slightly "un-warm", but not cold enough to send back, especially because it was cook to perfection and medium rare is a bit of a cold center.
I was not a super fan of the drink pairing, it was just not my taste and I only enjoyed 2 out 5. However, the last one they let me switch, so that made it 3 out of 5.
I would go back to experience other dishes.

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LB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Amazing!!!! We each did the Chefs menu and one was paired with wine and the other with beer! ON20 needs to market the beer pairing more!!! It was spot on and Jeff knows his beer.

The food and the service was excellent too!!!! We will be back indeed!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful, romantic restaurant with great views of the city. Food was excellent but portions were very small. They put on a “service charge “ to your bill that turns out to be a 20% gratuity on the entire check. Would have been clearer if they called it what it is...a gratuity. Other than that, we enjoyed it.

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EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was unquestionably delicious. But the pace of the tasting menu made it take well over 3.5 hrs. It was simply too long. And it was very difficult to get the waitstaff’s attention to express our dissatisfaction and request it go faster. All that and a generous gratuity was included for a party of only four. I’m writing this just so other diners will realize how long it takes.

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AD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not stuffy, but elegant and Mike and Cindy are so welcoming. Lunch and happy hour are a good value and the food is outstanding!

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j
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best views in Hartford. The staff was exceptionally attentive and pleasant. The food was creative and thoughtfully prepared. An excellent business lunch that was appreciated by my clients.

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Z
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was really nice.

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

WE went as a pre show dinner for Hamilton at the Bushnell. Very nice place open top of the Hartford Steam Boiler building. The maître d’ was great with giving us the insights on the history of the place. Our server was very pleasant and well informed on the entrees but was a bit slow out of the gate, had to flag someone down to ask for drinks after being seated for some time, others cleared our places and had to catch her to get our check.
The feed was very good with great appetizers and while just a handful of entrees, all seemed well prepared and great flavor.
We will go back.

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DW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my fiance's birthday we went to the nutcracker ballet and ended the night at ON20. From the begining the service and hospitality were outstanding the food and the views were to die for. Their bartender was on point and VERY knowledgeable especially with bourbons and scotch. The wait staff were amazing as well as the food. From appetizer to desert was fantastic especially the birthday finish, ON20 left no detail out. And we ended the night with some pics of the city and had a couple after dinner drinks at the bar and chatted with mike as the night came to a close, mike even went as far as to escort us at the end of the evening back downstairs, he made us feel like family. ON20 is a TOTAL hidden gem! And we are looking forward to going back soon.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences that we have had, well worth what you pay.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, the food, the ambience --- everything was outstanding and FAR exceeded expectations! Priced very reasonably considering what you get.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service. Best restaurant I’ve ever been to!

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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, excellent waitstaff, elegant surroundings, fabulous view!

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JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is simply the best restaurant for lunch in Hartford County. It is also the best restaurant for dinner, along with Millwrights.
There is no other restaurant that provides this wonderful view of the river and the Hartford skyline, there is no other restaurant with such spacing between tables and privacy, and there is no other restaurant with such quality service.

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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
21 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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