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J Restaurant Bar

297 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106-3324
+1 860-527-7764
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, International, Pub
$$ - $$$
297 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106-3324
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

A bit challenging to find, but worth the drive...service was great, and the food was light and healthy. Wine list was limited, but they did have the basics and reasonable prices.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is an excellent restaurant in area devoid of other restaurant choices. This part of Washington Street has little to offer except for the Hartford Hospital complex and the Superior Court a decent walk away. Nevertheless it is a fine restaurant in a well appointed...More

Thank MeridenTravelers
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We had once visited this place and had apps and drinks at the bar. I remember the bartender as a very friendly guy. I called around 5:30pm and got a reservation for 7:30pm. I was told we may have to wait a little bit when...More

Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great mahi mahi and rice plate w iceberg wedge salad. Pricey, but bustling popular lunch spot in downtown Hartford. Menu was extensive and diverse. Food was excellent and good vibe at lunch. Table or booth seating. Comfortably full on Wednesday at noon. Relatively...More

Thank gfp76
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant. The dining rooms and bar are cozy and comfortable. The patio is perfect for a lovely summer day (or night). The food is great. Recently we tried the flank steak, risotto and salmon. The mussel appetizer was heaven, I wanted a spoon...More

Thank traveling_nana2011
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A group of us came here for a business lunch. The staff is great, they took our orders and allowed us to conduct the business and didn't interrupt. We had pizza, wrap and fried moz.

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

When you want good food, at an affordable price and more importantly,served within your lunch hour - J's is perfect! Great, fresh food, served fast and with a smile. The Chicken Cesar is one of my favorites. Also, you never know which famous politicians may...More

Thank WeHaFoodCritic
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This place has good reviews and looks like a nice restaurant. Also the prices are a little higher than other places in the area, so you'd think it's nice. The staff was friendly and the place is clean, however my food was not good at...More

Thank michaela t
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I enjoy J's and love the signature salad with spinach and chicken. The dressing is awesome too. My colleagues however are not as thrilled with the place, they They will eat there and enjoy a good meal, just not every day.

Thank I7294WDnancya
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Had a Taste of Hartford meal that offered a variety of choices. Apps: asparagus soup that was brothy rather than creamy sprinkled with crabmeat, interesting change from cream of asparagus, but only a slight hint of asparagus flavor; J's salad was good as usual. Entree:...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, International, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 297 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106-3324
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-527-7764
  • E-mail
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