Trumbull Kitchen

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett was awesome during out Happy Hour pre-game meal. Our party of 3 had a fabulous time!

SO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Waiter overheard I'm experimenting being a vegetarian, and he brought over Veg. menu. Some good choices. Should maybe publicize more.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I like the ambiance and the service... my meal was pretty good (seafood pad Thai), but my wife’s meal was pretty dry and disappointing (bacon wrapped short ribs). I’ve eaten lunch here before and thought it would be a good place for my anniversary dinner. I was wrong...

CM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trumbull Kitchen is our favorite restaurant in downtown Hartford because of its amazing consistency. The food is always great particularly as there are always new, innovative dishes to try. The service is crisp and unobtrusive and they always get us out on time to get to our event.

It was packed on Saturday night but we were seated right away and everyone commented on the fact that despite the full house, we could easily hear one another. It is so nice not to have been deposited at the bar for 20 minutes beforehand.

We had an excellent dinner and I was pleased when our server, knowing our show started at 8:00, brought our check with our coffee so we could leave when we were ready and not have to hunt her down. All in all...it was another A+ experience.

SM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, and it filled up at noon on a Saturday. Good menu offerings, and tasty dishes. Hope to return sometime.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, eclectic menu...lots of game meat (alligator!) on the daily specials menu...plus attentive staff. Trumbull Kitchen is a bright spot in the Hartford restaurant scene. Keep up the good work!

CP
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

UCONN had a game that night, that’s the reason for the noise level.

e
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meals and our server were very good.

KN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The beet salad was excellent and so was the hanger steak. My wife’s Cobb Salad looked beautiful but she said it wasn’t very flavorful. Nice ambience and very convenient to downtown venues like Theatreworks.

GM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was an excellent experience. Brendan our server was great and the food was spectacular. I also want to mention the drinks were perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok. Very average food but price was higher so value was low

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was terrible. Salad was only radicchio; no cheese. Pizza undercooked

A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service are always good at TK.

L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We've been a few times, you can always count on it being noisy and it was. Game night!
Food, baby zucchini and chicken sandwich, were very disappointing, lacked any distinctive flavor or reason to be on the plate. Burger was better, but you'd expect it to be.

RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I liked my meal a great deal, but my wife was not as pleased with hers. This relates just to the food, not the company.

GT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and our waiter was knowledgeable about everything on the menu and very friendly. I highly recommend this place for a date night or after work drinks.

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Gabry, Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate you recommending us. We hope to see you back in soon!!! Thanks, David Mascolo Trumbull Kitchen

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EV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Kaley was a terrific server... attentive without being over the top.

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Eric, Thank you for the fantastic review. We thank you for being a loyal guest. See you soon!! Thanks, David Mascolo Trumbull Kitchen

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trumbull Kitchen was an amazing culinary experience with creative dishes and a delightful atmosphere! Loved it!

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on February 27, 2020

Wow thank you for the 5 star review. We all appreciate it!!! thanks, David Trumbull Kitchen

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! Love the vibe of the restaurant

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is filled with excellent and tempting choices, hard to decide. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Penny, Thank you for your tremendous review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and service. Thanks again, David Mascolo Trumbull Kitchen

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trumbull Kitchen was the perfect place. The food and the service was excellent. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Trumbull Kitchen had gluten free options and also accommodated a dairy free request. We will definitely return to Trumbull Kitchen.

BM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We sat right next a computer that all the servers used; we were told and they were told repeatedly not to use but kept bumping our chair.

WJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive, engaging and helpful. The food was excellent- chicken dumplings, special of the day selections and bread pudding.

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear William, Thank you for the great review. We are excited to hear you enjoyed your food and service. See you soon!! thanks, David Mascolo Trumbull Kitchen

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I went to Trumbull Kitchen for an early Valentine’s Day date and had a good experience overall. The food was nicely presented and delicious. The only slightly negative aspect of the dinner was the service. Our waiter took a long time to approach our table and it took a while to get our drinks. We also noticed he was much quicker to serve other tables for some reason but ignored ours. I would still return but hopefully not have the same waiter.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family ate there for a weekend convention! Great drinks, great food( I had a Taste of Hartford special meal)! We were near a large party but the noise level was acceptable. The chef owner came over to that table and hung out for a bit! Definitely will be back next time we are in Hartford!

RD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Trumbull Kitchen is always a fun place to eat and drink! It was a busy Saturday night and the place was hopping. Good drinks and attentive service made it easy to have a good time. The menu is varied and interesting, something for everyone! One of the NY strips was a bit on the rare side but it was quickly corrected. The Orzo seafood entree was fresh and delicious. The flourless chocolate cake was perfect! And the valet parking made arriving and departing safe and easy! A great evening at TK!

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on February 8, 2020

Dear Robert, Thank you for the great review and feedback. We can't wait for your return see you soon!!! Thanks, David Mascolo Trumbull Kitchen

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining experience from beginning to end. Such a treat to enjoy food we wouldn’t prepare at home. Also, our server Brendan was EXCEPTIONAL!

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on February 8, 2020

Hi Kristyn, Thank you for the great review. Very happy to hear you had such a great time. I will share with Brendan and the rest of the staff. We will see you soon thanks, David Mascolo Trumbull Kitchen

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Filet appetizer was amazing!! Server was spectacular.

AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a Friday night it was very lively but the food and service was lovely!

JT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were there for lunch; service was slow (which it shouldn't be when people are working and on their lunch hour) but food good as always.

Y
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner here; unfortunately my friend was unable to join me before a UConn game due to illness. Melissa, my terrific server, made my experience, although solo, the best; such a sweetheart and terrific server! I had my favorite, the short ribs, and as always they were terrific. I highly recommend the Moscow Mules, a delightful accompaniment to a great meal! My thanks to Dave...for the delicious creme brûlée dessert and to both Dave and Melissa for making my day special! TK folks, you’re a class act!

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on February 8, 2020

Hi, It was our great pleasure thank you for the fantastic review. I have already shared with Melissa she was delighted. We hope to see you soon on the next game day Thanks, David Mascolo Trumbull Kitchen

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meal was great, interesting menu! Service was wonderful and all waitstaff were very attentive. A little expensive but overall decent.

MG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Our reservation was for 3:45pm but it would have been nice to know beforehand that we could only order from the lunch menu which is sparse. The food was awesome!

LC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very happy to be at Trumbull Kitchen again. The staff is lovely and so is the ambiance. We were there for "Taste of Hartford" which is reasonably priced. Our food was very good and the drinks and wine selection is as well. We look forward to returning to Trumbull Kitchen.

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Lisa, Thank you very much for a fantastic review. I shared this with Whitney she loved it. We will see you soon!!! Thanks, David Mascolo Trumbull Kitchen

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best restaurants we’ve tried in CT so far (been here a year). Cool space, good lighting, nice bar and has an event room. Parked in the garage right next to the restaurant (helped, given that it was raining). They have a lot of small plate offerings which was great as we didn’t quite know what we wanted, but wanted something a bit different. We tried 4: all were excellent (I didn’t like the fried mini-zucchini, but that was because of the cheese and is a personal taste (my wife liked-it... she likes the stinky cheeses). We had the filet dish, Chang mai curried noodles and the volcano roll also. Portions were great. We split everything and were satisfied. We also finished with a S’mores tart, which disappointed me as I expected a warm component and not a cold dish. The meal was very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back and definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

The food was good but service was lacking until near the end of the meal. Our server seemed not to care and took long periods to come back by our table but would check on others

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went for Taste of Hartford. The salad was just ok. The steaks we both ordered were not good. The desserts were pretty good. The waitress was good.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Decided to try out Trumbull Kitchen for the Taste of Hartford 2020 menu they are running. Service was slow at first, waited about 15 minutes before anyone even greeted us at our table or brought water. Once our waitress came though she was very attentive and made sure everything came out on time.

Iceberg Salad as first course was massive in and of itself! Very tasty. Decided on the steak as second course and my fiance chose the peppered chicken. Steak had quite a bit of fat on it, but it was a large cut of meat so there was plenty good left. Fiance loved the chicken! Flourless chocolate cake to finish and was definitely the best part of our three course experience. Amazing berry sauce on the top.

Overall, I'd like to go back and give it another try outside of Taste Of.

B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food was just ok. Service was mediocre at best. Table was bad. Just not a great experience.

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