The food and service was impeccable. The duck was cooked beautifully; the best I’ve ever had.
Dinng at Firehouse was my intro to Hartford's restaurant scene. Early dinning before Public Forum. Great food & service. Appreciate parking lot, too ...!
One of the best meals I have had in the state of CT. Everything was excellent from service to food. Restaurant is clean, warm and spacious.
Its's my "go to" restaurant whenever I'm working at the legislature. The food never disappoints - fresh, perfectly prepared, creative. This place is restorative!
LOVE this place - menu is creative; food is delicious. Love the ambiance, service was good,drinks were good - love the bacon salt on the bloody mary. Will go back again and again.
Great place for brunch. Food was excellent as was service. Great appetizers with cheese plate and hummus. All brunch mains were excellent. How can you go wrong with waffles and gelato? Drinks were excellent as were desserts.
Bonus in that it Seems like the majority of food is locally sourced.
Will definitely go back to try out their dinner offerings.
Our first, but not our last visit to Firebox. The Kale salad was tender, fresh, and nicely seasoned. I would pass on the marrow bone -- too salty. Server informed me that it is "brined" but the marrow should be featured, not overpowered with seasoning. The organic chicken and the salmon entre were both moist and tasty. Nicely presented. The service was attentive and accommodating . Very friendly but not intrusive. We passed on dessert. Will definitely return,
Outsatanding! Bre was both our bartender and server and she was exceptional!
Food was fantastic! Loved the Brussel sprouts! It was very loud in the dining room though. Hard to hear each other.
The entrees were very good. There was a problem with the mussels. They were soggy - like eating an oyster out of a mussel shell. Several shells not open. Maybe undercooked? Too bad because broth was good.
Great place to build rapport over a business lunch-
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
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!
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.
Firebox always provides great food in an inviting low key atmosphere.
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!).
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).
The Firebox never ever disappoints. The food & drinks are amazing. The music & ambience was great.
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!
the food was very good. Our waitress was fabulous!
Over priced. 4 scallops for $32 that's insane. Service was lacking as well. I would return for brunch but that's it.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Firebox never anything but amazing. Every experience I’ve had dining there has been incredible—both in terms of food and service. Last night’s dinner was the best I have ever had. In a packed restaurant with many of us dining before a Bushnell show, we had to wait a bit to be served. Management and our waitress responded impeccably, showing that this restaurant is one of a kind even with a full house.
The chef is one Firebox should never let go of. The Brussels sprouts were delicious, and were able to be ordered minus the walnuts due to a nut allergy. The main course was cooked perfectly, and the dessert was hands down the best I have ever had. Top it off with a great bottle of wine and this last visit goes down as my favorite of any dining experience I have ever had. Thank you Firebox!
Wonderful meal...food was exceptionally delicious. Will definitely return.
My husband and I enjoyed a date night here on February 4th, 2018 and ordered from the Taste of Hartford menu. The amazing flavors, aromas, textures and presentation were perfect. The carrot apple soup had layered flavors that sung together perfectly. The lamb bolognese with homemade pasta was one of the best lamb dishes I have ever had. And for dessert the extraordinary sticky toffee pudding with blood oranges was most satisfying! I also loved the drink called Adam & Eve: calvados, four roses bourbon, local apple cider, maple, lemon, cardamom bitters (I requested to leave out the bitters) and egg white. It was so wonderfully delicious, and not sweet but had a great balance of the flavors. I hinted to my husband that this place would make a wonderful choice for birthdays and anniversaries. Everything was served immediately after preparation at the perfect temperature. You cannot go wrong with dinner at the Firebox! My only complaint was that I wished my empty dishes would have been removed a bit sooner as I finished each course, but that was a totally minor complaint.
Very nice atmosphere, delicious food, highly recommended
First time dining here and absolutely loved it.
excellent food and service. valet parking. wonderful atmosphere. close to the bushnell theater
We are fans of Firebox. The bar is lively and the back dining room has probably the best ambiance in the area. The creative menu focuses on fresh local ingredients. The wine list is well curated.
Went to Firebox for Restaurant Week before a show at the Bushnell and had a great dining experience. The kale caesar salad was pretty good. The black pearl salmon was excellent and the bourbon mustard sauce was tremendous. The warm sticky toffee pudding desert was to die for. I recommend that highly. I thought our service was a little bit slow, but not bad. All in all it was a wonderful meal and I'd recommend it to anyone.
We had the 3-course Taste of Hartford pre-fixe menu and an excellent bottle of beaujolais blanc. All courses were delicious ... no weaknesses at all ... and the service was well-timed and spot-on. We look forward to our next visit to Firebox!
It was an anniversary dinner and they graciously provided two glasses of champagne on the house. This was a wonderful surprise and great touch.
We went in for Sunday Brunch. Came in at 1:30, their Brunch closes at 2:00, but they accommodated us and sat us on a nice table by the window.
The ambience is nice with exposed brick walls and an industrial decor. Food menu had good options but could be better. We tried the Shrimp and grits and eggs Benedict with Salmon. Food taste was good. Good selection of cocktails. Good for a casual meal with friends and family.
We had dinner recently and from the appetizers to the entree and the fabulous dessert it was perfect ! We had a great waiter and he met all of our expectations with service. We will definitely return for another occasion !
Jen the hostess made our whole experience wonderful and the food was absolutely amazing. My wife and I will definitely go back.
Taste of Hartford choice. Courses nicely spaced so you didn't feel rushed for the next customer.
Portion size perfect, full and not overstuffed. All the food was excellent. Did the wine pairing with each course for an additional cost, wines all were good, would have enjoyed an extra swallow or two with the appetizer and entree. Will definitely return.
A very disorganized restaurant. The food was just OK.. I support their farm to table efforts and the rehab of the old forge but the food needs to taste more cared about and more farm to table.. We had different waiters and even the hostess brought knives when the waitstaff forgot and couldnt be found..