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J Restaurant | Bar, Hartford, CT

J Restaurant | Bar

4.8
4.8
290 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
J Restaurant|Bar is a midtown Hartford gem with the cities largest outdoor patio, offering salads, pizza, pasta, and daily specials, alongside craft beer, wine, and full-service bar.

The changing seasons can't stop us from dining outdoors! Ring in the holiday season in one of our heated, roofless tents; heated gazebos; or in our heated boxcar- you'll feel like you're dining in Paris! Or grab your blanket and sit out by one of our Christmas trees, street lamps, and fire pits. At J, the cold never bothered us anyway!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (860) 527-7764

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Email Kris@JRestaurantBar.com

  • Private party facilities

    EMAIL Kris@JRestaurantBar.com

  • Neighborhood

    Hartford / West Hartford

  • Cross street

    Lincoln Street

  • Parking details

    Free on-site parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 290 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    J is one of our favorite spots when in Hartford. Great place nice people.
  2. UM

    UconnMom

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Halibut was really good. They accommodated a request without a problem. Server helped with wine suggestion-suggested bottle over individual glasses which saved money.
  3. J

    John44

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super friendly staff and very good food
  4. MM

    MMWDRW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    J Restaurant has a diverse menu consisting of very well prepared food at a wide range of prices. The service was excellent and quite prompt.
  5. GP

    GeorgeP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good drinks, service and food. Clean restaurant.
  6. BP

    BrianP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Jordon and his team always delivers an exceptional experience.
  7. S

    Suebounty

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fabulous, she had a big party also and we never felt ignored . The food was fine nothing great . Really cool ambiance though . Would definitely come back and have drinks outside .
  8. d

    dmk3975

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We went out for my wife's birthday dinner with friends. We requested an outdoor table with a heater and that went fine. Service was very slow, perhaps because they had a number of large parties that backed up the kitchen. I mention to Jordan and on the on line reservation that this a celebratory evening as well as our server but did not book anything in advance. While there were a number of other birthday celebration, nothing happened for my wife and she was little disappointed. Next time I will be sure to be more specific . their outdoor facility and ease of parking and great food will bring us back notwithstanding the above commentary David Klein
  9. KH

    KarenHK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Be sure to indicate whether you want indoor or outdoor seating. We selected "standard seating" and the hostess said that it meant outdoor seating. Fortunately the manager/owner was able to seat us indoors.
  10. RC

    RealtorCT

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love J Restaurant as they have a menu for every taste. Very loud but good service and delicious filet cooked perfectly. Have been there many times
  11. CZ

    CZATLG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Cold mashed potatoes. Two filet mignon both ordered medium rare, cooked to different temps. Margarita pizza did not have tomatoes or basil, but rather looked and tasted like a plain cheese Greek style pizza with thick crust. Service and drinks were great, seating was great, food was not good.
  12. e

    evettej

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, drinks and service. I am a returning customer.
  13. JE

    JohnE

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    J Restaurant never disappoints! Delicious food with wonderful specials offered every visit. Excellent service always. Beautiful heated outdoor dining and awesome tropical outdoor bar area!
  14. NC

    NormanC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast friendly and efficient service, great food and atmosphere
  15. WK

    WilliamK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was very good and the welcoming and wait staff excellent.
  16. CM

    CMJef

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continued great, friendly efficient service(Andrew)…entire staff very aware of patrons…food delicious and served in timely manner…
  17. TJ

    TariJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience eating in one of the outdoor heated gazebos.
  18. DL

    DianeL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brenna was very accommodating and her service impeccable 😊
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfucl service and ambiance
  20. BL

    BarbL

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you Andrew for a pleasant surprise of great service, conversation and knowledge about your restaurant you are a gem and asset. Jordan you’ve done a great job staying open and helping your community, we are from Cali, NYC, Florida and each of us throughly enjoyed your restaurant.
  21. W

    Walt

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A longtime friend and I met for a quick quasi-business lunch. We sat outside on a beautiful September day. Good food and service. We needed to do this quickly, and the staff obliged us. A very good spot for a business lunch.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    A girlfriend and I met for lunch at J’s. I haven’t been there for probably five years and so I was surprised to see all the outdoor dining. We still ate inside because that’s where my friend wanted to sit and it was pretty quiet . There was another couple in the small room we were in.
  23. CV

    CinciVisitor

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside in a gazebo, it was perfect. Our server, Morgan was wonderful, she had some great suggestions and our meals were delicious. I would definitely go back. Not a single complaint!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service
  25. b

    brianap

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent! Service is wonderful, we have never had a bad night out at J
  26. N

    Northridge

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience . The waitress did not rush us but was attentive when we needed her . The food was great . We had a salmon dinner . a salad with shrimp and a vegetarian salad . It was cool on the upper level thanks to the trees . Onsite parking helps too . Bravo !
  27. WS

    WafaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Morgan was a great server and made everything the experience pleasurable. The food was great and the staff was friendly. Will definitely come back!
  28. SL

    StefanieL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    the food was good and our waiter Andrew, was awsome
  29. PS

    PatriciaS

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect for our dinner! We sat outside in a beautiful gazebo; our waiter, Brian, was fantastic; and our food and drinks were delicious, as always! This is always our go-to restaurant!!
  30. L

    Lenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner sat is down in a perfect location. Our server got to us within 2 minutes of sitting down. Food came quickly, was hot and tasted great. Would absolutely go back!
  31. c

    cavb1118

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside under one of the gazebos. Our server was friendly, attentive and fast! Eggplant fries appetizer was delicious as was the spinach artichoke dip with pita triangles. My daughter and I had the Mediterranean haddock and it was one of the best seafood dishes that I have had in a long time. My other daughter loved her chicken parm and my husband practically licked his plate clean with the chicken francais. Delicious meal and the ambience is lovely!
  32. FM

    FrannyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, food, service were great! Would highly recommend, especially before a show at The Bushnell Arts Center! We had the swordfish special and Chicken Francaise
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family of four had a fabulous night out. Delicious food and drinks, nice staff and perfect ambience.
  34. CS

    CandieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great meal here and the waitstaff are excellent.
  35. R

    Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A fun place and happy to know parking in the back. Will revisit when in Hartford again.
  36. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were attending a show at The Bushnell and were time pressed. The staff helped us through quickly without feeling rushed. The food was excellent.
  37. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to eat indoors due to the humidity but they have a great deck immediately off restaurant front and also great sectioned off parking lot area for more outdoor seating & bar area, neatly decorated and plenty of covered areas for outdoor seating comfort. Food and staff were outstanding. Highly reccommend!
  38. G

    Greg

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great pre show meal in hartford! Good food and timely service.
  39. AL

    AndrewL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were great and our server Morgan M was outstanding. Will be back again,
  40. MM

    MMWDRW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was excellent. Outdoor seating was terrific, except the street noise made conversation difficult.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

J Restaurant | Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 527-7764.

J Restaurant | Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for J Restaurant | Bar

297 1/2 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln Street

  • Neighborhood

    Hartford / West Hartford

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free on-site parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (860) 527-7764

  • Catering

    Email Kris@JRestaurantBar.com

  • Private party facilities

    EMAIL Kris@JRestaurantBar.com

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