J Restaurant | Bar
The changing seasons can't stop us from dining outdoors! Ring in the holiday season in one of our heated, roofless tents; heated gazebos; or in our heated boxcar- you'll feel like you're dining in Paris! Or grab your blanket and sit out by one of our Christmas trees, street lamps, and fire pits. At J, the cold never bothered us anyway!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Pesto, Spicy Aioli, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato
Penne Ala Vodka
Onions, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Light Cream Sauce
Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans, Quinoa, Feta, Lemon Vinaigrette
Fantastic! We can't stay away. Delicious food, outstanding service by Julia, and magnificent outdoor dining experience!
I found my dining experience at J Restaurant Bar to be very enjoyable. The food was excellent we sat outside on the patio and I found the atmosphere was vey pleasant. I also found the staff to be very helpful. I would definitely go to this restaurant again and would certainly recommend it to a friend.
Love this restaurant! Menu is great as it provides a wide variety of options!
We were seated right away, never rushed through ordering or dinner. Food was amazing and kudos for the mini cannoli! Perfect size when you want a dessert but the food was too good that you are stuffed!!! :)
Wonderful evening again! Morgan continues to improve as a server.
Great food - cooked just as we asked. Service was great even though it was busy. We’ll definitely be back.
Greek salad with the bourbon steak was amazing!! Glass of mango mojito 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
Went for my mothers birthday. I ordered the Bourbon sirloin, which came with asparagus and mashed potatoes. The sirloin and asparagus were cooked and seasoned beautifully but the mashed potatoes were a bit bland. I went with four other people all of whom had nothing negative to say about their food so I will definitely be back
The outdoor patio keeps getting better & better. Excellent food and service as always! J's is a gem!
Absolutely FANTASTIC food and service. Extraordinarily attentive
Great time as always!
Great good and service! Can’t wait to go back again!
Yesterday was my second time at this establishment and I enjoyed myself once again. The food is delicious & the staff is friendly. My first visit I had Sally as a server. Yesterday I had Frances as a server. Both servers were amazing!
I have always loved J’s for their great food and great at atmosphere! The outdoor covered and heated seating is a wonderful addition during covid. I felt very safe!
Great outdoor set up. Food and service was outstanding.
Every experience at J's is a winner! It's why we keep coming back! We had a delicious shrimp scampi and an amazing Penne a la vodka. As always, terrific service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Best outdoor dining experience around!
The food was good but our server was not attentive.
They’ve really tried to make it feel like you’re not sitting in a parking lot on a busy street and succeeded!! COVID changes were managed well! Food and service have always been good which is why we picked it to celebrate our anniversary...J’s never disappoints!
This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and drinks. The owner and staff are efficient, polite and responsive. They have done a great job creating safe spaces under gazebos or other options both inside and out.
We highly recommend. A Fantastic and Delicious Hartford Restaurant
Service was the best I've had in a while and I loved the outdoor seating. Will be back !
We sat in the back room and had it to ourselves, so that was great. Our wait staff was very pleasant and friendly. We had a great time. We were celebrating two graduations. Just wish they did something special for our graduates. Overall, good experience.
By far the worst service I have ever received. The manager was rude and did absolutely nothing to resolve the situation. Accused us it was our fault for not adding notes in the open table booking after I specifically did not request outside in the booking option. They expected us to sit outside in the rain. We could clearly see other covered tables about to leave and he told us there was nothing about to open up. We walked out. Don't make the mistake of booking here.
Simply put ... I am a returning satisfied diner and there’s a very good reason
Nice experience with my girlfriend treating my parents and siblings to dinner amongst this 2020-2021 madness. COVID-19 safety measures fully in place, outdoor dinning was nice. Gazebos added a sincere touch. Noise from the nearby hospital wasn’t the worst. The food was tasty (truffle fries on point) first plates left us stuffed, the entree wasn’t finished, but it did make excellent leftovers. Overall a great time. I shall return to try some other dishes. Thank-you for making a Monday night not your usual one.
Great place and fantastic people
Best cov'd set up around. Food and service is reliable and consistent. I will always support J restaurant because of their generosity to the community.
Our first time getting together in way over a year. We are all fully vaccinated, sat in a Gazebo which was lovely. It was a table for 6 and 3 of us so quite roomy and warm.
Service and food was phenomenal as were the drinks.
Once again, we're always blown away by the food and the specials.
Amazing variety and we all enjoyed so much! First time we brought family members with us. They were delighted with their meals and the ambience!
Outdoor seating was a mess, it was loud, food was cold. Will not be returning.
Shout out to J Restaurant Bar! When all three of us were finally fully vaccinated I figured it would be the perfect place for our first lunch out in over a year. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a beautiful private gazebo of our own. Awesome food, service and company
This was our first time at J Restaurant - we will definitely be back The food was great and the service was excellent. I appreciated the many outdoor dining options - tables, tents, etc.
We went for lunch on a weekday. Food was fresh, delicious and served within a very reasonable time after ordering. Service was quick and courteous. We sat outside and loved the atmosphere. They obviously put a lot of time and effort in creating options for outdoor dining. You can’t control sirens from the street as you are in a city and near a hospital, but they didn’t prevent us from having a good time. Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner!
We were told that we would have been the only table in that room. After we sat another big party arrived. That was very disappointing.
We were left without drinks for almost an hour, and an hour and a half before the food arrived.
One of us didn’t get the food. When they brought it, fortunately they took it out of the bill.
Very understaffed. And I guess that was the reason of the poor service.
I doubt we’ll be back.
Love that you can sit outside and enjoy a great meal.
This restaurant has done an amazing job with their outdoor dining space!
We sat in a gazebo, it was the first time we have dined out on a date since the pandemic started. We have someone at risk for COVID at home and we felt really comfortable upon arrival. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and recommended items on the menu. My husband and I enjoyed cocktails, shared an arugula salad with shaved parmesean cheese that was excellent and really fresh. I had the wild caught sea bass special served with sautéed spinach and my husband had the scallop special. Both were excellent. They were cooked perfectly. The scallops had a nice caramelized crust finish and were really well done. They were also wild caught which we really look for when dining out and we thought the food was well priced for the quality and what you receive. I really appreciate places that serve wild caught fish and seafood. We also enjoyed, tea, cappuccino, and the chocolate mousse. The chocolate mousse was decadent and reminded me of the Morton’s chocolate mousse. The menu had a huge selection and we are already planning a trip back in a week with our son. The staff was extremely friendly. This is an excellent gem right by Hartford Hospital.
We had a wonderful dining experience. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Our meals were delicious...exceeded my expectations!
If you get there early enough for your reservation and request a gazebo you can grab a private heated gazebo for no extra charge with the same menu! We've done it twice now and highly recommend. Awesome gazebos from Kloter Farm and they stay pretty warm. Wear layers because the temp changes a lot inside. If you don't get the box car or a private gazebo there is also plenty of outdoor seating enclosed in a tent with opening at the top I think and lots of fire pits if you don't feel comfortable sitting inside.
Food is incredible! Truly the best cannoli I have ever had and all their apps are great! Chicken parm, chicken francais, gyro, and penne vodka are all phenomenal and come in large portions. Wine and cocktails are all good too! Service is excellent - you really can't go wrong here!
Food was great, the waiter was great and have good recommendations!
J Restaurant | Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 527-7764.
J Restaurant | Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.