Trumbull Kitchen

4.5
2218 reviews
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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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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed lunch

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ME
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TK is reliable both for the quality of the food and the ability to handle full house of people with time constraints . (UConn game!)

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C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great! We were celebrating our anniversary with a weekend trip to Hartford and this place did not disappoint. We got a great, romantic corner table, with a friendly server. We ordered the chicken stone pie, the thai chicken wings, and octopus and it was all delicious. Also, horeseradish cream cheese spread that came with the bread was delicious and creative. We will definitely be back the next time we're in Hartford.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our reservations were for 7:15pm, but we’re told it’d be a 20-30 min since tables weren’t “turning over”. We weren’t the only ones experiencing a delay. The bar was full and several people kept questioning “how much longer”. The food was just ok, but our server was making the best of a very busy night. He was great and very accommodating. Not sure we’ll be going back since there are so many other similar options nearby.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great, Food was mostly great. Filet mignon app was overpriced for serving. The hanger steak dinner was ehh. Almost as if it was let's throw this on a plate. Stone pizza was awesome as well as the roasted cauliflower App. Dessert was very disappointing. Compost icecream sandwich tasted dull. cookies tasted like old biscuit style cookies not hint of good taste or freshness chip taste. They were rock hard and crumbled when trying to dig into them. Waiter gave a lame excuse that they were this way because they had to chill them. Sorry No, I mean Chipwich icecream sandwiches from the freezer at Cumberland farms have a better taste for 1/8th the price. Ever have the Delta airlines biscotti? These almost resembled them except stale. We had a nice meal, some disappointments but overall good. Certainly did not live up to the MAX corporate I expected. I've eaten at all the other MAX outlets and they are always impressive. I'll return to one of them. I'll probably not return to Trumbull Kitchen

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HH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch and it was fabulous! Food was perfection and delish! Server was friendly and on it. Food runners were just as nice. Espresso martini yum!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Had the haddock special. It was delicious!

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C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

My only issue with the restaurant was them accepting a reservation for 4:45 on a Sunday evening and then upon my arrival informing me that the kitchen would be closing in 15 minutes, this resulted in a rushed and not welcoming feeling.

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 3

We went for the taste of Hartford and were told that they had ended their participation early! The manager was extremely rude when I asked about it! They did comp us for dessert after I asked! Poor showing for Max group!

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was very good. Everything was presented well and tasted excellent. Service was very very fast and efficient.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. Would totally recommend this establishment to friends and family.

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VL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there on a very busy night with several events going on downtown Hartford . Service was terrific, cocktails wonderful and the meal delicious . The best skirt steak with chimichura sauce I’ve had . My desert also outstanding , blood orange upside down
Cake and my husbands apple fritters . Great meal all around in fun atmosphere .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for friends to gather! Amazing staff and management

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A long time favorite and TK never disappoints. Love the additional small plates available, so you can do a whole meal of them!

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D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Decent place to eat near the Hilton. Food was average but better than most choices nearby

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p
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Living in western mass, we got the idea to go from Hartford restaurant week. $30 per person was wonderful given the beautiful meals we ordered. Great atmosphere and service as well!

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IM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

They took 2 hrs to make a well done cheeseburger and a chicken pad thai

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SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Trumbull Kitchen as it was near the theater we'd be attending after dinner. As it happened, it was restaurant week in Hartford and three of our party chose the special price fix menu. It was excellent both for quality and price. Our waiter so almost too attentive but got us the food we ordered in time to get us to the theater on time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding!! We will definitely be back next time we’re in town!!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The overall experience was Good but two of the 4 entrée were cold. The scallops were cooked to perfection but the ricotta raviolis were cold in which made the dish cold. The manager did come over but was confused to what we had complained about the dish. He thought we complained about scallops which was not the case. In all we will return , since we love the Bar.

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Music selections 👎🏼. Some euro disco funk music that simply should not be a part of any meal.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. I don't really like the tables that are side-by-side..no privacy when your talking at your table...Booths are better but a little tight. Appetizer portions should be a little larger (1/3 more please). Salads, fish A+, flavor are all A+.

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PR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always consistently great!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melissa was amazing!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, the food was very good, though it would be nice to have more vegetarian options.

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends and thorough enjoyed ourselves

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valet parking was out front and convenient but I did not see the sign for $9 and it is usually fairly easy
to park in hartford for free, but, it was convenient. We were seated immediately eventhough the restaurant was close to capacity and received an excellent table in this well laid out restaurant. Roger, our waiter, was right on timing everything right and his assistant delivered apps and filled our water glass.
Delicious eclectic menu. Max group almost never disappoints. We will return.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Volleyball tournament this weekend and next! Can’t wait to return! Melissa was an excellent waitress! Brick Chicken, grilled chicken pasta and bread pudding for dessert... all excellent!

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SW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointing! Average!
The ambiance is nice. The staff is VERY nice and efficient. BUT the food is just average. I can make a better dinner at home. With so many other options in that area we won't be going back. We got 2 appetizers and dinners all of which we did not finish as they were not great. The fish tacos were the best thing we got but I have had better from a food truck. The food was not horrible but when I go out to eat I want to feel that the food is BETTER than I can make.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food for a great price, with a nice ambience. Love this spot in Hartford for good new American food.

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J
New England
37 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good good, service and overall nice lunch.

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SN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service!!

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KR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way, from service to atmosphere, to food. A wonderful experience!!

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere!

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Trumbull Kitchen for First Night Hartford for a few years now. Fantastic and friendly staff. Great small plate options. We come for dinner and come back later for dessert and midnight toast. A separate and delicious Gluten Free Menu! Thank you staff for another great experience and great meal!

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SN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exepereince was great but I did not get points for this reservation?

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D
New England
83 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent and innovative menu. Nice setting with attentive waitstaff. We love to eat here before the theater.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Quality of the food was marginal. Fish tacos were fried with little flavor. Quality of ingredients was not good

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RG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All in all a very good meal. Had a "to-do-for" carrot cake waffle for dessert. I don't like dessert much but this was ridiculously good.

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