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About Trumbull Kitchen

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.

150 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm;

Dinner: Monday- Friday - 5-11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Pearl Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 493-7417

Website:
http://www.trumbullkitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Trumbull Kitchen offers valet parking after 5:00pm Monday - Saturday.

Executive Chef:
Chris Torla

Private Party Facilities:
Our private loft dining area seats 20-25 guests comfortably with a maximum capacity of 30.  Larger parties may reserve other sections of the restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Dave Mascolo: (860) 493-7417

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Trumbull Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Fit for Foodies (27)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Bar Seating (23)
Business Meals (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Fun (19)
Casual (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Good for Groups (15)
People Watching (15)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (11)
Healthy (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Great Beer (10)
Romantic (10)
Tapas (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Live Sports (5)
Spicy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Food was very good - the Thai cauliflower was the stuff dreams are made of. But, what will bring me back is the customer service. Our burger was a bit under done and both the waitress and manager immediately offered us different options. Made the experience a positive one - happy to patronize such a customer focused business!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Was referred to Trumbull Kitchen from a local who sat next to me on the plane ride to Hartford. Absolutely lived up to the billing. Food was great and included a wide variety of options (the spice tuna roll was amazing!) that could be shared or individualized. Service was even better. Made some good recommendations and ensured we enjoyed our dining experience. Would recommend for lunch and dinner any day of the week!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

TK is a favorite of our office staff as it is close to our workplace. Tonight was moderately to lighter than normal crowd. We had a business dinner and they seated us at a table closest to the door and hostess station.
I️ was parking the car so arrived after our guests were seated. The restaurant was fairly empty in the back and in other locations. I️ would think logically those tables should be the last seated if no other are available. I️ was disappointed for our guests with the cold air coming in the door and the noise and traffic by the table. Give consideration to guests that are out for an enjoyable evening and don’t expect to be seated like an inexpensive chain restaurant. Frustrating!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Came here prior to a UConn game. Was seated quickly food came fast but food was just OK. It was only a burger but it had an overwhelming smoky grill taste and could not taste anything else. There was cheese and veggies on it, but couldn't taste them. My dining companion said the same thing. Not sure I'll be back - a bit pricy for a burger that we didn't enjoy.

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

I've been going to "Trumble Kitchen" for quite some time now and every visit has been special. The ambiance, food, and service has always been outstanding. It's great as a starter or closer for any evening. I enjoy it so much in fact, that I am a MAX VANTAGE card member. And seeing that they have so many other venues that "tickle my fancy", there's never any shortage of great places to dine out. Whenever someone ask me for any recommendations for a nice spot in the Hartford area to tantalize my pallet and satisfy my insides, Trumble Kitchen always comes first in mind.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server, Melissa, enabled me to select menu items that fit my dietary requirements. The kitchen staff must have been accommodating too, because everything was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A friend and I had dinner at Trunbull Kitchen before seeing a show at Hartford Stage on a Thursday evening. We each had the pea soup and pork loin entree. Both were excellent. The service was quick and attentive. We were not rushed at all and made it to the theatre with time to spare. It was an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As frequent visitors to Hartford's downtown tomb (weekend nights...), we were nervous to veer from our neighborhood favorite, Max's Downtown. Trumbull Kitchen came highly recommended, so we ventured in, only to find...a Max's-like ambiance with a more seafood-oriented menu! We felt healthy and satisfied with our Hartford fix. A gem well worth exploring, just as downtown Hartford is a gem well worth saving!

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The hostess was very nice and accommodating as we had inadvertently reserved a table for the wrong night. Once we ordered, however, it took over 1/2 hour to be served our salads . The food was mediocre at best. Won't be returning anytime soon.

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

noticed that they seated us 50-plus patrons in the back tables....kept the tables in the front open for the young beautiful people. hmmm....

Food was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The new menu was really good. Service is always hit or miss.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

You're almost guaranteed a great meal and experience. Consistently excellent. We go every time we have an event at XL. It can be crowded and a little crazy, but the food never disappoints. Great bar. Very lively. Diverse menu. Can't miss.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Spicy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A favorite place. I really appreciate being able to order "bistro " portions and half-size salads. Allows room for dessert!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Usually this restaurant is awesome. But on this night, they had large parties with children who were noisy and unruly. There was nowhere to sit us that was not adjacent to noisy children. Food was great, but staff was off (didn't get bread until entrees came out) and could not enjoy eating with all the distractions. Definitely an off night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Trumbull Kitchen is one of favorite downtown Hartford restaurants. Great variety of food and a fun atmosphere. Great cocktails too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Interesting lunch choices. Excellent service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went before a big concert at the xl center. Our reservations were for 6:15 and they turned people away but kept a table open for us. They were incredibly busy but got us in and out quickly so we could make the concert. The sangria was delicious, not too sweet and the burger was the best I've had in years. Service was friendly and efficient, we could not have been happier. Will be going again before any event in downtown Hartford.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Late to the game, but so glad we came. Hobbit Juice on tap. Shrimp and sweet potato fritters were insanely good. Stone pie with butternut squash, chick peas--so glad I didn't get pepperoni. Brother inhaled the pork shank. Great staff, environment, food and diverse selections. Will definitely be back for the Gluten-free options for my daughter.

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome night out !! Food was great and the value was even better ! We sat at bar waiting for our reservation and the bartender was so sweet , patient , and accommodating !! Then our waitress was hilarious !! Food was delicious and everything came out quickly and correctly !! It was the perfect balance of being efficient without feeling rushed !! Highly recommend it !!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was less than expected. Food was ok. Cobb Salad shrimp did not taste fresh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I like tk but this visit wasn't great, our first round of drinks took 25 minutes, our meals took a long time as well. People who say well after us we're done eating before our food came out. As always the food was fantastic though.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Extremely disappointing compared to past visits. Hostess unfriendly, waitress very rushed. Staff is stressed out. Appetizers were minuscule...dinner was ok. Didn’t stay for dessert and it was a birthday. Won’t be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Arrived 2 hrs before an 8 pm show and notified the waiter. Two of 4 meals were over cooked; 25 minutes prior to show time table had not been cleared for desert. Meals were appropriately comped by management but waitstaff clearly is overloaded. We’ve eaten here many times in the past and always were pleased.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Found Trumbull via TripAdvisor and based on the rating and reviews and preview of the menu opted to try. Overall this was a very good choice. Noise level is very loud, if you want a quiet intimate dinner this is not the place as you have to lean in and raise your voice to be heard over the din. Service was slower than expected given the ratings both from our server and from the kitchen. Bar drinks particularly slow and were not the least bit distinct for being a classic cocktail that every bartender should have down pat. Thankfully we were not in a hurry so could afford to sit and wait.

Food was for the most part excellent, get the duck as your starter, it is that good. Opt for the bread service with cream cheese spread as it is outstanding. Meal was very good but had some room for improvement as there was a bit of a fall off of flavors. Was it worth the trip? Yes and would eat here again and recommend it as a place downtown for dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Met a friend here for dinner - sat outside. Good food and service. Would recommend.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Trumball Kitchen. The food was delicious and the ambiance was warm and inviting. Service was a little slow, but it was busy, so we understood some of the delay.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Companion’ s only complaint was that server began removing dishes from some places while one person was still eating. Otherwise a good experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Have been coming here for 10 years. This was the WORST service in that time span. It was my husbands birthday too! I have had more attentive service at chick fil et. Took fooooooooorever for drinks or drinks that never came at all. Won't be going back.

Also, everything has dairy in it. No choices for a person with dairy allergies. Menu has not changed in years. Same old same old.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Eclectic menu, food was very good.
Service was a bit odd though -- we informed both the hostess and our waitress that we had theater reservations and needed to be out by 7:30, and both agreed that it was not issue.
But our dinner was very slow to arrive, even waiting more than 5 minutes for a missing entree for one of our guests. And then we couldn't get our server's attention to get the check.
At 7:40 we finally all stood up and started putting on our coats, when the server rushed over. We arrived at the theater just in time for the curtain.

An unfortunate ending to a great meal, but otherwise Trumbull Kitchen is a wonderful restaurant.

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

I took my wife there for our anniversary. She loved the food and atmosphere. The waitress even told my wife Happy Anniversary which surprised her and she liked it. They also gave us a nice seat. i'm not sure if it was because they knew it was our anniversary but we definitely did not feel crowded (It was packed the night we went). We will be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

First time there and had a great experience! Yum!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

4 of us ate her before a show at Hartford stage. Each of us ate different Entrees and each of us were very happy with our meal. We shared a delicious dessert and never stressed about making our show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

TK has a fairly modern feel and is part of the Max restaurant chains in the Hartford area. The food was very good. We had dumplings for an appetizer. I had the flounder special and my girlfriend had salmon over a pea puree. Both were excellent. The service was pretty slow to the point we had to ask the waitress when we could expect the food. The manager came over and apologized. The app came out shortly thereafter followed immediately by the entrees (per our request as we had a show to attend). The upside is they comped us the appetizer in consideration of the long delay

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Trumball Kitchen was a very nice dining experience. The wait staff was pleasant and helpful. The food was god and I enjoyed the variety on the menu. We had a table for two and the ambiance was nice and was neither too loud or too sedate. I'd definitely go again

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent service and the food was service. I definitely will recommend to family and friends

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

There are totally delicious gluten-free dishes. Our waitress understood exactly what we needed to know. Trumbull Kitchen has a delightful atmosphere. On a Friday night, we expected it to be crowded, but we were seated in a very comfortable spot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

TC has been my "go to" place for lunch for many years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service as always was top notch: waitress was friendly, efficient and made dining a pleasure. We enjoyed sitting outside on the sidewalk terrace on a late summer evening, lots of people watching , very relaxed. Food was delicious: haddock in a light sauce; spicy Pad Thai with shrimp. Grilled octopus for appetizer was tasty (just a bit tougher / chewier than it could have been.) And for being a Max Card member, I was offered my entree for free for my birthday! Great experience, we'll be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

TK does not disappoint. We enjoyed apps, cocktails and dinner. All fabulous.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The server was extremely slow in bringing us our waters.

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