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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Special Occasion (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Business Meals (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Casual (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fun (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
People Watching (12)
Romantic (10)
Tapas (10)
Authentic (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great Beer (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Very attentive staff, delicious food and decent value

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Convenient to all downtown hotels ... great food ... great atmosphere. We will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our server Roger was amazing! He gave great recommendations for food and took awesome care of us. The food was incredible and the full experience was enjoyable!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Unfortunately, the server was pleasant but not efficient. It took her a long time to get some of the things we ordered. I ordered a steak (medium) with polenta. My wife ordered and angus burger. What I got was indeed a steak but it was well done and the polenta seemed to have been microwaved at best. It was dry and tasteless. My wife’s burger was not very good either. Needless to say, for what we paid, it was not worth our time.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always have a great time at any of the Max restaurants. The service is very, very good and we had a great variety of different foods.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great meal and outstanding service. We will be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing menu, great service, and delicious foods. My partner and I enjoyed sharing an appetizer, salad, and main course. All were fantastic. The restaurant knew we were sharing and they divided the courses and plated them separately without a request or extra charge. The wait staff was impeccable. The evening was enchanting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was okay, food was okay. Other Max restaurants are preferred in my mind.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a great window table. The. Lighted was nice. It was a great atmosphere for dining with a spouse or significant other. My wife had the Haddock and I had the braised short ribs. The preparation and flavors were excellent! The service was spot on. Would definitely recommend and come back r!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Interesting menu and service was very good, but the food was a little disappointing. Some odd tastes and combinations did not work for us.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place to stop before or after an event at the XL Center. We had a variety of items, short ribs, pad thai, brick chicken and stone pie. All were very good and everyone was pleased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I would recommend Trumbull Kitchen to anyone who enjoys high quality food that is excellently prepared. The ribeye was perfectly cooked and the fish tacos were a great starter. The service is top notch and the space is very inviting. I’ll go back again and again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Perfect for before Downtown Hartford entertainment activities such as the Bushnell or theater. But make your reservations early because they fill up quickly. Fun menu with a great presentation!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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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vip
 (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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