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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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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 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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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
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 10 helpful votes
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
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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310 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful. It has delicious meals from locally grown foods, and great service. I came here for a graduation party and everyone had something to eat. It's on the expensive side, so plan accordingly. Free restaurant parking available.

1 Thank dustythoughts
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Dined here this evening with my wife with another couple who had never been to Firebox. We've been here several times and have never had a bad meal. They really enjoyed the food as did we. The place is beautiful on the inside with brick and wood beams. Brussels sprout appetizer was awesome as was the octopus. I had a... More 

Thank Chuck V
Hartford, Connecticut
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Situated near the Capitol and Bushnell theater the Firebox sees a good share of people looking for a good meal In this case a very good meal. On those nights where there is theater make reservations. There is valet parking which is a big plus especially on the street which has a lot of resident parkers. Down to the basics"... More 

Thank brucect
Westerly, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very friendly, welcoming staff in a beautiful building in an up and coming neighborhood. Nice buzz in the tavern for a quiet rainy Tuesday evening. Interesting, exciting menu that did not disappoint, especially the fish special and beef cheek entrees. Most impressive part of our visit was Jade, the bartender. She was very attentive, yet not overbearing at all, and... More 

West Hartford, CT
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We've been to Firebox several times. Never disappointed. The menu is an interesting farm to table mix that changes often. The brunch menu is especially good. Cocktails are very experimental. We've always had great, attentive servers and love the decor of this reclaimed factory building. The entire complex is designed to help the community by providing job training and artists... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?