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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.

539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Capitol Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 246-1222

Website:
http://www.fireboxrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We offer a private parking lot, with evening valet service.

Public Transit:
Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.

Executive Chef:
Bill Brooks

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (43)
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Creative Cuisine (39)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Healthy (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Organic (24)
Romantic (24)
Seasonal (24)
Bar Seating (24)
Business Meals (23)
Casual (22)
Authentic (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fun (11)
Vegan (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great Beer (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and I love that local farms are used!!! The service is fantastic as well. You can't miss with this restaurant!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Firebox is never a disappointment. Food is delicious, great service, really nice atmosphere. Also cozy and warm - which sometimes older brick buildings are not. Very comfortable all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Staff is superb! Everyone is truly attentive to your dining experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love this restaurant. Good service. Wonderful food. but I was disappointed in limited brunch menu on Sunday. Not sure I will go on a Sunday again.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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food3
ambience5
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The manager was attentive and delightful,
Service with a smile,
Food delicious, well presented.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups
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food5
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service4
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great service, all around 5 star restaurant. Can't wait to go back. The brussel sprouts are to die for. Mussels appetizer was also excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was a little chilly inside.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love the firebox. They have sustained their character and quality very well. Had tasty brunch most recently. Not complex dishes ( our chouce but delicious and well prepared.)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food2
ambience4
service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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food5
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service1
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Told Waitress we were going to Bushnell show-didn’t realize til I got home she didn’t take the 20% off bill—-I get she was busy

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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service3
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Très bonne dégustation et utilisation des ingrédients locaux!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Delicious food. Love in- season and locally sourced food. Did not disappoint!

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food5
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service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Just perfect! In fact eating elsewhere since has me yearning to go back - it is better than most!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fabulous dinner experience! Fresh locally sourced creative dishes, friendly and helpful service. Had a great time!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

As always an amazing meal and fantastic service!

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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome farm to table food provided by local farms. Creative & fantastic

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun, Organic, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food and service were excellent! They have a very creative menu. I will definately go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I always love the combination of good community outreach with excellent and creative cuisine. They are also really great at honoring and using locally sourced ingredients, though I doubt that my branzino was local....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was perfect here. We were incredibly impressed with the food, the drinks, and the staff. Homerun.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

the food was fantastic, especially those brussels sprouts! Love the mission of this place.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had a great time with our friends. Service could't have been more friendly and professional. Oysters outstanding! Best ever. Fabulous ribeye and brussels sprouts. Cocktails made to perfection. And great wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for a birthday brunch with my Trinity College daughter. Food was outstanding (farm to table), friendly staff, beautiful, relaxed decor and ample parking off street. Definitely going back when we visit our daughter in Hartford!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service and it wasn't noise . I would definitely recommend it and I hope to go back soo.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

FireBox is our go-to restaurant for special events or just a good drink and meal. Great locally sourced food and solid service. The reclaimed industrial building is aesthetically pleasing, but can get noisy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food. Needs more fish on menu. Service was excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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food4
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent service, creative and delicious menu choices, and a great ethos (working together with local charities).
This is a place I would go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Romantic
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value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always a great experience! Food and drink selection is awesome.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I loved this place, great setting and menu and wonderful staff. It was a touch too quiet, on a Tuesday, but I bet it's heaving at weekends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Farm to RTable is our kind of food. We had a wonderful server named Brie. The hostess was delightful as well. A menu to satisfy all palates.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

1st time amazing. 2nd visit food was tateless potatoes were still raw. Steak was chewey pasta dish tateless. On a positive note our server was a blast. Won't be going back. So sad

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Very, very impressed! The risotto and shank were to die for!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Ive always had great food and good service here. Different dishes made seasonally. Would recommend for those looking for fresh and original food.

Tags: Organic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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