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Firebox Restaurant

2051 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Firebox Restaurant, located in the historic Billings Forge, one block from the State Capitol, serves seasonal contemporary American cuisine, in a casually elegant setting. Guests enjoy the white-washed brick, impressive wine wall and handmade Amish farm tables of our back dining rooms. The spacious front bar area with it's exposed brick, wood beams and vaulted ceilings, houses a lively bar scene focusing on innovative cocktails and a varied wine selection.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm; Brunch: Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(860) 246-1222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bill Brooks
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Cross street
Capitol Avenue
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Parking details
We offer a private parking lot, with evening valet service.
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Public transit
Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
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Special events & promotions
We can accomodate private parties for lunch and dinner. Contact Jennifer Holcomb for details.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2051 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great place to build rapport over a business lunch-

vipPhilipM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great eclectic menu - and well executed food on every level. Really interesting cocktail menu. Bone Marrow is lightsout good. Salmon had perfectly crispy skin but perfectly medium inside. Fun atmosphere

Fabfood (London)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

What a wonderful place. The food is excellent. Our server was magic, she knew when we needed her, and stayed out of the way until we did. And the food - we had 3 diners with allergies, gluten and dairy, and they not only accommodated our diets, but the food was incredible!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Firebox never fails to deliver great food and service. Always accommodating, Chris our serve worked with the kitchen to make some small changes to firebox favorites to allow guest in our party enjoy the food despite their dietary restrictions! Thanks to Chris and the kitchen team.

DavidH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Firebox always provides great food in an inviting low key atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Who knew Hartford had such a happening food scene? Firebox was hands down one of the best meals I have ever had! We came to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday all the way from Boston because we were in town for an exhibit at the Wadsworth. We started with the oysters, cheese plate, and soup of the day, all of which were wonderful. I had the duck and my boyfriend had the lamb bolognese and both were PHENOMENAL. Their cocktails were also on point. We had the carrot cake for dessert and decided that we would make the drive back to eat there again in a heartbeat (and are planning to do so soon!).

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Brunch here was excellent! Firebox always has a good mix of standard and vegetarian fare. Their Eggs Benny (w/applewood bacon) were perfect and a new favorite of mine.

Make a reservation (but if the weather is bad you may be able to get in for brunch without one).

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The Firebox never ever disappoints. The food & drinks are amazing. The music & ambience was great.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We tried this restaurant because it was a farm to table and it had great reviews. The dishes were creative and delicious with a wide variety menu. Excellent!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

the food was very good. Our waitress was fabulous!

joes (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Over priced. 4 scallops for $32 that's insane. Service was lacking as well. I would return for brunch but that's it.

GlastonburyMax (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

These are some of the reasons we enjoy eating at the Firebox: delicious, locally sourced food, warm and cozy atmosphere, excellent service, and quiet enough to allow easy conversation.

SylviaL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was my second experience with Firebox and just as exceptional in every way like my first visit. Love the varied and changing menu filled with original culinary delights and twists on traditional features. The cocktail creations are as varied and creative as the food selections. Fresh local ingredients inspire mouthwatering flavors in everything they create. My husband and I invited our adult daughter and her boyfriend to enjoy Sunday brunch. All four of us had ordered different drinks and meals and everything was outstanding! I doubt they would serve anything less than perfect, but if they did they would bend over backwards to make things right. This business owner understands how to run a restaurant and that pleasing the customer is the only goal. I can't wait to return!

JaredC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I had a very pleasing brunch date with a friend during this most recent visit to Firebox. As in the past, the food, service and atmosphere were top rate. I had the flannel hash (a healthy take on corned beef hash), tasty cranberry orange zip beverage, delicious salted chocolate pudding, and a very satisfying espresso. I'd recommend Firebox for brunch, everyday dining (especially in the tavern section), and special occasions.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were seated promptly for our 6pm reservation. We told the waiter we had theater reservations for a 7:30 show. He assured us we would be out in plenty of time. We were not served our meals until 7pm. It was very disappointing. This is a restaurant that is used to pre-theater dining and it was not a pleasant experience. I will only return for lunch.