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.
We are not from the area and found this online because it was near the venue we were going to. Excellent food, we loved our server, the ambiance was great. A good buzz in the air but not too noise. Great value for great food!
We were greeted by several staff who were all friendly, welcoming & attentive. Service by Brett was perfect. The food was superb. TY so much for a great evening.
Without fail, every time I dine at the Trumbull Kitchen there are new menu items to sample that surpass my expectations. The service is always excellent!
Excellent service. The food was just ok. Nothing over the top. Especially for the price.
Would recommend Trumble Kitchen over Max
Great food. Old fashion favorites with a different flare.
Food and drinks were outstanding.
We have a great time. This is the 1st time in a long time that my husband who has celiac was able to have a drink and appetizer the main meal and a dessert. That never ever happens, so thank you very much.
Rhonda & Daryl DiMatteo
Hi Rhonda, Thank you so much for the great review. Happy to hear you had a great experience. We hope to see you back in soon!!! Thanks, David Trumbull Kitchen
If your downtown for a concert it’s a good spot but I wouldn’t go downtown just to go there..
One of the beat restaurants in Hartford!
We had a very nice table in the rear. It was much less noisy then up front where it was a busy happy hour. I had beet salad and hanger steak, the latter due to half portion option. It was good but not great. My husband liked his a tad better. Very lively happy hour going on in front of the restaurant but our corner table in rear was cozy and more quiet. Our waitress was excellent. We had theater tickets and she was mindful of that.
Great variety of food styles (small plates, salads, entrees) to make a great choice of meals, plus a variety of cuisines. Probably our best Hartford restaurant. Also food served quickly, good for going to a show afterward.
Pre-game outing with three friends. So glad we had reservation - table was ready. Friendly waitress. Prompt delivery of food and drinks.
Tasty dinners. Upbeat atmosphere and we could actually hear each other. Will repeat.
This food is to die for! So so good! We had a variety of dishes and each one was over the top good! The wait staff was wonderful too! Big shout outs to Melissa and Brendan! Truly knowledgeable, personable, warm people who made our experience even better than the outstanding food! Thank you Trumbull Kitchen for making our evening a night to remember!
I have always loved trumbull kitchen. The food was great as usually. We brought a couple with us that have never been before and they really liked it. It took awhile for the server to get our drink order, but once that happened the service pacing was really good.
One of my favorite spots in downtown Hartford, especially before seeing a show.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in CT. I love the food and the experimental items they offer in the tapas menu. It is a great place either for tapas and drinks or a full meal. You can expect the best flavor and quality.
Food was very good
Very unique dishes. The specials and regular menu items...tasty!
We had a lovely corner booth and a fantastic waiter. It had been a few years since we visited and the menu had changed but the food was still excellent. Great choices for either entrees or smaller plates. Salad was delightful. We weren't rushed to finish salad before entrees arrived. Great wine selection. Wish we had enough time for dessert!
Great restaurant as always.
Consistently good. Too may two person tables jammed in to left section. Lacks privacy...
We recently had a pleasant dining experience before a show at Theaterworks. My husband and I shared smoked beet salad, brussel sprouts, and artichoke pizza. The salad was interesting and delicious. The pizza was also very good...great crust and tasty toppings. The roasted brussel sprouts were unfortunately underdone. We enjoy them crispy, but these were hard. Our waiter was truly excellent--attentive, helpful, and respectful of our need to get to the theater.
Food was good and waitress was nice... However the pad Thai came out and the noodles were not cooked... Sent it back... So had to eat my food while my wife waited... We didn't complain however they didn't even give us a free round of drinks or anything... That's pretty bad especially since we didn't complain... They had an opportunity to make it right and didn't. Won't go back even though the food was great. What a shame.
Two person tables are right on top of one another.
Our servers were attentive, informative and polite. Our drinks and food were delivered promptly and with a smile.
Terrific food, service and atmosphere! Would definitely go again and recommend.
Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately the food was not great. We’ve been there several times but not recently and it seemed the quality of food went downhill. We mentioned the dislike of two entrees and while our waiter was very nice, nothing was done about the poor food. So we paid for two uneaten dishes.
I struggle to find safe places to eat gluten free, although it's getting better. My husband and I had an early dinner on a Friday night before a show. I requested a quiet table on the resie and we got exactly what we were looking for. They were generous enough to give me my own bountiful basket of GF pappadum and my own cheese spread and it felt great to know there'd be no cross contamination. Places that take that kind of care are beautifully aware of dietary restrictions and this kind of service makes me feel cared for and welcome. I had a very nice Chinatown cocktail that they switched up the vodka to Tito's to be safe - it was delicious! The poached pear salad was very very tasty. My husband got the Halibut special and raved over it. I got the GF Stone Pie, and it was lacking sadly, although I wasn't super hungry at that point. There are much better GF pizza crusts out there - this one was just soggy. The Creme Brulee was spot on though. The GF menu was decent but limited. I wish they had dishes from their main menu that they could prepare GF upon request - there were many dishes that could be converted, Overall we had a really lovely dinner, and we will be back as it's close to the theater we love to attend. I'll skip the Stone Pie though in the future.
Food and Service were great - just disappointed they could not add another person - 2 tables next to us went unused all evening
Great food but fewer vegan choices than prior menus which means I'll visit less often.
Thanks Very nice dinner
We had a great pre-theater meal and surprisingly got a half priced bottle of wine.
This used to be a reliable spot. The portions and presentation were always good. Most importantly the quality was unquestionable. Our party ordered wings, calamari, soup, lettuce wraps, and burgers.
1. Soup was filled with chunks of potatoes which seemed to be there only for volume effect to serve as little of the cauliflower soup as possible. The soup was tasty but after I removed the potatoes from the soup I had approx 10% of the capacity of the cup to drink from. Is akin to filling up soda cup with mostly ice to extend the syrup
2. Calamari is mostly jicama slaw with some type of sweet glaze ... almost inedible
3. Chicken for the lettuce wrap had an offensive foul smell. My wife didnt eat it after 3 bites
4. Wings... these used to be one of my favorite dishes. They were once a perfect combo of smoked well portioned wings but yesterday they looked like something the pizza chain serves as an afterthought menu item. They looked so unappetizing I didnt even taste one. More importantly after one bite my 17 year old who will eat anything declared them disgusting
4.burgers were ok and buns were fresh. However the fries were salty salty salty, not fresh and not edible.
As note this place on a Friday night would generally be packed but we made reservation at 7:30 PM with no problem.
We spent 100 dollars on our meal. I tipped the server out of pity as it wasnt his fault. Because we were still hungry we ordered a pizza after we left.
Service was excellent. The servers were very attentive. The food was not. Unfortunately we all chose the same dish, seafood pad Thai. The noodles were mushy, the snow peas were so old that they were impossible to chew without removing the strings and the seafood was sparse and not very good. I was disappointed because I had recommended this restaurant knowing that in general the Max group has fine food and service.
Please remove this dish from the menu if you don’t know how to prepare it. I understand that other dishes are good but we made the wrong choice.
Service was good, was there over lunch so it was timely. and food was delicious.
Delicious appetizers. Had several as my meal. Carrot cake waffle was amazing!
A well-rounded selection of menu items, including a "test kitchen" section of plates using seasonal ingredients. In addition to main courses, a nice amount of small plates, appetizers and small pizzas. A lot of fun go as a group, order a bunch of items and share.
We celebrated my birthday and were treated very kindly throughout the entire dinner, from our server, Roger. the manager, David ,and also Nyquoya (sp) another server who was attentive to us. Our entrees of short ribs and sirloin steak were prepared well and were very tasty. As it was my birthday and the staff knew about we were treated to some very decadent desserts! They served a delicious fruit crisp, a banana split and their creative s'mores . It is lovely to enjoy good food and to be treated so well.
Our waitress was dismissive, unenthusiastic and generally uninterested in us. Food was fair. We will not return.