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Firebox Restaurant

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539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402 (Capitol Avenue)
+1 860-246-1222
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:30 - 02:00
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, great dinner and easy parking. Sunday night dinner out any where is usually not your best meal. We had a wonderful time. The price fixe menu was an excellent value. We truly enjoyed Sunday night because the food was served quickly and efficiently. Water and sodas were refilled attentively and the meal was served quickly. This was much... More 

Thank Sarah E
Enfield, Connecticut
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87 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat here before a show at the Bushnell. Decided to have a few appetizers and a cocktail. We had the grilled octopus, bone marrow, a lovely squash soup and a seasonal salad. Everything was exquisite. The service was perfect. It is a pricey place but worth every penny.

Thank Jennifer B
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has the fire gone out at firebox? I recently dined there on a Saturday night. The food was good and I had lovely company. It is a very cool space and I remembered liking it years ago when I was last there. This past time, things were a bit off. Our waiter was quirky, to say the least and if... More 

Thank tulane95
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went again for brunch, about a year ago we had gone and gave it a rating of five for excellent, this time it was about average. Cocktails were good. But our food seemed to have been sitting around in the kitchen before making it to our table. My husbands tavern burger was lukewarm though the fries were hot. My... More 

Thank Ellen C
Avon, Connecticut
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at Firebox. I have gone twice in the past. I was surprised that the service was not great (waitress barely came over to us, drinks took forever, etc.). And for entrees, the only thing that is vegetarian is a plate of cooked vegetables for $22. I have generally liked the ambiance, and of course... More 

Thank SamirJain
Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A friend and I get together monthly for lunch. We try different venues each month and visited Firebox around the holidays.

Thank marycR3246IL
West Hartford
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The atmosphere in the bar ( old brick , high ceilings) is wonderful. The food is locally sourced when available and the restaurant supports a very distressed area in Hartford. A bit pricey, but the food is fantastic and the mission of the owners equally worth it.

Thank JWtraveler1
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

First time at Firebox. Love the menu choices with all the local ingredients. Sweet Potato soup was great. As was the haddock. Very flexible as I didn't like the vegetable it came with. Desserts are great. Attentive service.

Thank Barbara K
Newington, Connecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

we have frequented the Firebox 3 times in the last 2 months.Each experience is unique and very satisfying.Service is tremendous- attentive to your needs. Drink menu- everything you could ask for-small dish menu and entree menu is unique and delicious. Atmosphere is very casual and friendly- Staff - they are all great, Foods are all purchased from local farms. Great... More 

Thank mick632014
Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Consistently excellent and always an adventure as menu changes weekly based on local availability and the season's offerings. On a recent saturday night celebrating my wife's 60th birthday with family we had a marvelous experience (even while dining with 6yr old and 7 month old grandkids in tow). The food was spot on and the service friendly and professional. Excellent... More 

Thank rjzach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402
    (Capitol Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-246-1222

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?