Conner's Kitchen + Bar - Fort Wayne

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Conner's Rooftop is walk in only and does not accept reservations! The rooftop is located on the 7th floor of the Hampton Inn on Jefferson Blvd.


Looking for a hangout-worthy spot with the best happy hour and weekend brunch in Downtown Fort Wayne? Conner’s Kitchen + Bar has you covered. Approachable, yet anything but average, we’re bringing with us elevated comfort food, craft beers and cocktails. Now Open!

Monday-Friday half priced appetizers from 4pm-7pm
Wednesday- 1/2 priced bottles of wine
Saturday and Sunday- Brunch from 7am-3pm

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us at Conner's Kitchen + Bar for Valentine's day! You and your special someone can enjoy two glasses of wine, an appetizer or dessert to share, and two of our made-from-scratch entrees for $70!

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We had reservations and were seated at a high top table near the bar. Unfortunately the table was also near the door and was quite cold. We waited 15 min for a server to even say hello. Waited another 20 min for our drink order to arrive. Both specialty versions of bar drinks were disappointing and seemed quite weak

After 75 min our food finally arrived. The crab hush puppies were quite good. Brussels sprouts were excellent. We shared the fried chicken entree which was pretty good as well. Overall food was great. Drinks were disappointing and despite empty tables the staff seemed overwhelmed and extremely inattentive and slow.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great fried chicken and cocktails and our server Teri was the perfect server. Attentive but not hovering. A good place to go for casual slightly upscale dining.

MH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit was great. Our server was extremely helpful, and the food was great. Won't hesitate to recommend.

TA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious at an excellent price! Our waitress, Terry, was perfect, knowledgeable, and efficient. Well done! We will definitely be back!

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

A party of 4 went for brunch, as we had never been. I was eager to try it! The ambience is very cute inside. I was hoping to love it. It fell flat on a few levels. There were only three tables when we arrived. I wondered why it was so empty on a weekend, now I know. Two of us ordered the pancakes & two ordered the burger. The burgers were fine/average. It took a long time for the food to come out, they weren’t even busy. The two orders of pancakes came out completely burnt on one side. Like black, charred. I could actually smell the burnt when they came out....... once we noticed we got our waiters attention. He profusely apologized (NOT his fault). He was a fantastic waiter & so super friendly & fun. That was my most positive feeling about our visit. Of course the waiter took off the pancakes from the bill. We sent them back and the two individuals chose not to reorder anything. The manager came by and gave a brief lackluster/bland 3 second apology ....... he could’ve went a little beyond...... maybe say he hopes we will give them another try etc....nothing. We won’t be giving them another try. I didn’t post a pic of the charred pancakes bc I’m not that mean.

KV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere and nachos were outstanding. waitress made the children feel at home by giving them all New Years Eve noise makers!

s
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am so proud of Fort Wayne to have a restaurant like Connor's Kitchen! It had great food, a cool vibe and awesome service! I am excited to come back the next time I am in town.

D
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience was wonderful. I had made Christmas Eve reservations for a party of eight which was scheduled for an hour prior to closing. There was a warm and inviting atmosphere with friendly staff. Everyone was happy with their meals and enjoyed the dining experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

3
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four in our party. Reserved in advance and requested a window table, were seated at a nice quiet corner table at the row of windows. Kristen was our server, she was very knowledgeable, prompt, and personable. The drinks and food were fresh, adequately seasoned and well prepared. Ordered two of the drink specials, cranberry margarita and Irish coffee. Tried the cornbread muffins with honey butter for the table. Yummmm!!! Just enough to whet the appetite.
As others have noted Mac and Cheese was excellent, filling, and a large portion. Green Goddess salad was crisp and fresh with a bright dressing and crushed pistachios was a nice compliment to the hot, crispy lump crab hush puppies that I ordered as an entree. Plenty to share with the table.
No time for dessert before the show. So happy to have options in Fort Wayne that offer great ambience, comfort foods with a unique twist and Big City food without the Big City prices.

MB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great location with good food. Service could be a bit more responsive on follow up...

JN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Great location. Cocktails were really good as well.

m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We had a wide range of ages, and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and wonderful.

JB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Conner's is our new Fort Wayne favorite restaurant, and we eat out a lot! Their attention to detail is impressive, food is excellent, and service is outstanding. The decor and ambiance is yet another high point. Conner's has upped the game in downtown Fort Wayne.

PM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was an excellent server, she was very helpful at selecting our entree’s and appetizers

MC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I seen others reviews as service being slow. I didn’t have that experience at all. Everything was wonderful. Our server Amber W was amazing. Food was good. Recommend fried chicken- so good. My blueberry lemon basil drink was fantastic. I would definitely go back.

RT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

2 hostess/host seemed confused by reservation. Essentially I was on my own. They were zero help. Final bartender was irritated by separate check request. Great cocktail.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt service, great server, good drinks! What else can you ask for!

Conner's Kitchen + Bar - Fort Wayne
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon. Courtney L. Sweet Assistant General Manager Conner's Kitchen + Bar

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TP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Beautiful new restaurant in a great location. The amount of time it takes to get served food needs to improve significantly.

Conner's Kitchen + Bar - Fort Wayne
Responded on December 13, 2019

Trish, Thank you for your kind words and valuable feedback. We will use this feedback to help us grow and coach our associates. We hope to see you again soon! Courtney L. Sweet Assistant General Manager Conner's Kitchen + Bar

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We still had not received our entrees an hour after ordering. Repeated questions to our server about the whereabouts of our food resulted in the food bill being comped, and gift certificates to apply later. While this was appreciated, we still had $150 bar bill and had to leave for our event feeling hungry. We just got home from our event and my husband is currently in the kitchen making dinner. Very disappointing experience.

TG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really cool downtown bar/restaurant. The atmosphere is top notch, they spent some serious money on this place, it is really nice! Our server was really nice and attentive, she didn't know a whole lot about the beer selections but it was fine. Food was good, maybe a little on the expensive side for a casual bar/restaurant vibe but maybe that keeps it a nice place with nice diners, not overly crowded.

LM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the drink options and the mahi!

m
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good with a nice variety! Drink specials make it nice! To be able to make reservations is a great option and the seating is especially inviting. Overall, it is clean, the service staff is friendly and attentive and the decor is comfortably modern with a hint of traditional!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Very average mid range chain hotel food, overpriced.

BR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Menu didn’t accurately describe ingredients of cocktail or salad, service was friendly but slow.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere would definitely recommend it

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overall good but had reservation for 6 and never got sat until around 6:25 after we reduced our party by 2 and left a few people to eat somewhere else. No Mgr offered apologies. They were very busy. Host did say he was sorry but didn’t have an answer and mgr just kept walking right by me and not saying anything.

NI
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connors is a fantastic restaurant with amazing food, great service, and pleasant atmosphere

DW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great! As for the food, we had the Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer, and they were excellent. For dinner, my wife had the salmon and loved every bite of it. I had the ribs and they were just so-so. The cole slaw that came with it tasted like it came from the grocery store. Wine selections were excellent. I would definitely go back but choose a different entrée the next time.

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lucky to come on a night with half price appetizers. The pulled pork nachos were fantastic along with the bar beverages. Service was good and the restaurant was very nice! Wings were overpriced and greasy.

R
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the great ambiance and the wonderful service at Conner’s.

I just love the filet mignon, it’s always cooked to perfection. However, I would prefer steamed vegetables instead of the starch options (fries or mashed potatoes).

Thank you!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The food was AMAZING but the service was awful! Our waitress could not remember what we ordered and would have to make multiple trips back to our table to ask us again. The only thing she got right was appetizers. Are your servers not aloud to write orders down?? We would love to go back for the food but will definitely request a different waitress!

FF
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar/restaurant in downtown Fort Wayne. Conveniently next-door to the embassy theater for a preshow dinner/drink outing. Bar staff couldn’t be friendlier, food was excellent. Great whiskey selection, as well. I will definitely be going back (again and again…).

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience, the staff was kind and professional. Food and drinks did not disappoint.

AJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Conner's! Our server was excellent! The food was very good; we had cornbread, the chili, fish tacos, tomato soup and brussel sprouts. Everything was good and the drinks were good, too! Great downtown restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very upscale but still $$ for the money.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The waitress was fabulous!

JC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service. Really a step up from what was in the location before.

S
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

They better figure out their customer service or there will be new place soon.

M
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great location, fun ambiance, trendy decor. We had Sunday brunch. Turkey Cobb Salad had a lovely presentation, and was fresh enough, but felt short on taste. It wasn’t bad, just not great (and I love yummy salads). It was ok. Breakfast was egg, sausage, potato. It was just ok, too. I’m sure we’ll be back to give the evening menu a try at some point. Service was on point and friendly.