Trumbull Kitchen

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Fusion / Eclectic
If you look under the Max Restaurant Group's dictionary under hip, you'll find a picture of Trumbull Kitchen. Fashioned by owner Richard Rosenthal and Executive Chef and partner Chris Torla; Trumbull Kitchen has a unique sophistication that is contemporary, cool, and inventive.
Chef Torla has created a globally eclectic menu that emphasizes intense flavors and satisfying textures. Progressive cross-cultural dishes offer variations of familiar foods around the world. The menu features a collection of tasters and tapas as well as larger entrees that are meant to tantalize a discriminating palate as well as simply deliver some great comfort food. Located in one of Hartford's premier locations, Trumbull Kitchen introduces new excitement in both menu and atmosphere.
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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Our waitress was dismissive, unenthusiastic and generally uninterested in us. Food was fair. We will not return.

GH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner out with my wife. Love the Max restaurants. Our waitress was excellent as was the food. Highly recommend this gem in Hartford.

d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff helped me to get a celebratory Birthday dinner, very generous ; and the seafood (shrimp, salmon, halibut ) were all fresh and tasty. Our favorite place to go in Hartford !

J
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice menu with some interesting twists. Good for conversation. Nice vibe.

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was the fastest I've ever experienced. From the time of placing our order with the waiter to the food arriving at the table it was less than 10 minutes. Food was the best of any restaurant on our 10 day vacation trip to the area.

TF
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on TC for a great meal. They will make any accommodations for you. They have a gluten free menu! The bar area is active and loud...perfect for 30 somethings. The back tables are quiet, perfect for a date or business meeting. The food is outstanding. Need I say more?

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was slow so for lunch meeting was not ideal.

A
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for our girls night dinner before a concert. We shared a bunch of appetizers and the food was all spectacular. The restaurant was packed because of the show but service was still fairly quick considering. Would definitely come again!

S
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Menu limited. Service was slow. Food was forgetable. Drinks were small. They ran out of a beer I wanted.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday started great by going to Trumbull Kitchen for lunch! Amazing as always.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There were several mix ups on our order, but the manager and server were very professional and nice. I would go back.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

High priced food that really isn’t that great. First and last time I go there. Don’t waste your time.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. Excellent service. I particularly like the hanger steak. Others in our group got the salmon and the stone pie. Everyone enjoyed her meal.

K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The appetizers were good! We had dumplings, spinach/Artichoke dip and chicken lettuce wraps. The Scottish salmon was bland as well as the mashed potatoes. The potatoes need to be creamy and decadent. No amount of salt gave the potatoes flavor. The carrot cake waffle with homemade ice cream was very good! Our server, Mia, was excellent!

a
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took customers out for dinner and all 6 of us had amazing meals. The sauces were amazing. Great atmosphere!

NJ
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience from making reservations to eating meal. Waitress was friendly and attentive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Salute’s taste of Hartford food quality was so much better than Trumbull ‘s and price is one third lower. Why can’t Trumbull offers better food ?

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went to Trumbull Kitchen during the Taste of Hartford. The TOH menu only had 3 choices for the appetizer and entree. We both had the Japanese salad which was very good. Tuna was very fresh. My entree was halibut. This was terrific. My date had the steak. It was undercooked and had to be sent back to be cooked longer. We both had the cheesecake with Summer berries for dessert. This was very good. The overall experience was very good. The service at this restaurant is outstanding! The waitress Mary was great and the manager brought the steak to our table after it was cooked longer. He was very apologetic.

WT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst experience I've had in a while. the menu that was posted for Trumbull is NOT what the menu was when we go there!! and the manager was one of the rudest individuals I've ever come across!!!!
I will NEVER give them a penny of my money ever again!!!

NR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had visited TK once for A Taste of Hartford and the menu and the food and the surroundings were so fabulous we returned again (some of us ordered off the regular menu, too)! Truly great cocktails and a truly great "gem" in the center of Hartford. We will be back!

DS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The Taste of Hartford menu was not the same as when we went to Trumbull Kitchen. Disappointing.

MC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server. We went during the taste of Hartford and their menu had many options for all, steak, seafood and more. The desserts were also very good. Best part we went on half price wine night which was a good surprise.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinning experience! The food and service was top notch.

KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from apps (pork belly and steak with blue cheese fondue) thru main course and dessert was wonderful. About 40 minute drive for us, but well worth it. We'll be back!!

DS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already looking forward to going again! We were very impressed with the vegetarian options. We would love to see more of them at other Max properties.

FL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal during Taste be of Hartford. Great value for the meal served.

BD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. Gluten free ravioli was a nice touch!

t
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Lunch service was unusually slow today. Shouldn’t take 45 mins to get a wrap and a sandwich (with an app). Just a long lunch.

F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good food, from starters to the desert.

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good and the atmosphere is nice. I’ve eaten here a few times and I’m never disappointed.

TW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from valet parking to food to service was great my only problem was the group sitting behind us with the loud chatter

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful modern upscale restaurant. Amazing place to go for a drink and some appetizers. The quality of the food is superb and portion sizes were perfect. With an excellent atmosphere this restaurant is fantastic for anything from a few drinks after work to a romantic evening. The staff all were happy to be there Melissa the waitress was exceptional and made and already magnificent evening even better. I can't wait to return soon.

LW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic creative food and superior service!
The energy there is always on point!

m
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food. Have been here lots with adults. Wait staff was great with our kids. Wasn't expecting a kid's menu, but they have a very good one. Staff is also courteous about needing to get to a show. Now I will also happily return with kids!

A
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique food with good variety. I got haddock with fava bean purée and clam chowder. Beans could have used a little more flavor but overall a really nice dish. Steamed bun appetizer was excellent as were the drinks. Would definitely go again.

BK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were greeted right away and got a great seat. We ordered 1 round of drinks and an app, the lettuce wraps. Really underwhelming. Very little veggie and the tofu mix was way to saltly. Our food came about 2 minutes after our app, and the tables where small so we had to play some tetris to make it all work. We were never asked if we wanted more drinks even though those around where. $15 for a veggie burger and it comes with chips, seriously who gives chips anymore. The veggie Pad Tai was no good. We returned it and the manager was very nice about it says they make there's different there and the waiter should have mentioned that when we ordered. We wont be back.

MT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing really to write home about here. I came with high hopes after reading the reviews. We were put at a table in the back of the restaurant. I guess I hoped for at least a booth or maybe something where my view wasn’t the kitchen or the screen where the waitstaff enter their orders. The food was decent. Excellent fries. Al fresco dining is available. Bar bites are only available at the bar and several people had to relocate from our section upon realizing this. It disrupted the flow. Overall no real complaints but no necessarily a place I would return to. Kids menu was fantastic and I really appreciated the presentation of the meal.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Great service from Melissa and her trainee Maya. Will definitely be back!!

SM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Excellent drink menu. Would have preferred a little less noise but it wasn’t bad.

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