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About Firebox Restaurant
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.
Hartford, CT 06101
Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary American
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a private parking lot, with evening valet service.
Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We can accomodate private parties for lunch and dinner. Contact Jennifer Holcomb for details.
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Firebox Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Our drinks and meal were perfection! Wouldn't change a thing. Brussel sprouts were life-changing. The Salmon and scallop/tortellini special was amazing. The drinks, coffee and salted chocolate pudding absolutely delicious. My only gripe was the bill. With the tip it came to $250 for three people and there was no pre-Bushnell discount as I thought there would be.
Yelp has hit a home run once again! What a great place! We were a part of 4 for Sunday Brunch. Totally enjoyed the "bloody delicious" beverages and another one made with espresso and whisky - sorry don't remember the catchy name. The entrees were fantastic - pork cutlet egg sandwich, steak and eggs and something that looked like a breakfast burrito unconstructed! Delicious, interesting flavors, served piping hot! Oh, don't miss dessert - trio of ice creams- fig, amoretto and raspberry served with pretzel-brittle and a chocolate peanut butter thing that was heavenly. Great service, friendly staff and a wonderful ambiance. Next time we are in Hartford, we will be back. You will not be disappointed.
My wife and i have been to this restaurant many times, all of which were enjoyable and memorable. However, this time we ordered, among other things, two rib eye steaks @$36 ea. ( medium rare). They were terrible, in that they were dry, tasteless and tough. In retrospect i should have sent them back. We did mention this to the front end as we were leaving but i am not certain the message was delivered to the management or cook staff. I like this restaurant but with other competitor options it may be a long time before I return.
Our dinner was excellent. There were four us and we had steak, scallops, duck and salmon respectively. The service, unfortunately was quite poor and we had to wait a number of times and had to flag down help. I would go back though and hope for improved service.
No friendliness in service. We were not going to the theater. Waitress appeared rushed we were given the impression she was just doing her job. Food was very good. Pork Chop was excellent. Martini was excellent. A little too noisy but otherwise ambiance was nice.
This was our second time dining at Firebox. Both times we came on a Sunday for breakfast/lunch. We tried different items from the menu on both occasions. All the food we've had so far has been delicious.
It's a really fair price, too. We've eaten much less interesting food for much higher cost.
I have always liked Firebox a lot, but our experience there on this past Saturday night was way beyond my expectations, and I really think the place has taken itself to another level. I love the look and feel of the place. We were in the large dining room in the back -- a group of eight there to celebrate my adult daughter's birthday. We all ordered differently, and everyone was thrilled with the food. It was delicious, interesting, ethically and locally sourced -- and one of my personal measures -- piping hot when brought to the table! The service was also outstanding. So, a fantastic experience at a great restaurant.
Terrific restaurant. I would have given it 5 stars all the way around except that: 1) it was a little loud; granted, it was parents weekend and a Saturday night so it was understandable and, 2) the wine seemed a bit pricey but maybe that's just Connecticut.
The food, presentation and service were great. If offered, don't miss the bread pudding. Thanks.
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