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Hot Tomato's

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1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490 (Asylum Street)
+1 860-249-5100
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the calamari which was okay. The sauce with it I didn't like. The mac and cheese was good but could have been a little more cheesy and flavorful. The best part was the tiramisu for dessert! They have live music and not sure why on a Wednesday as totally not needed.

Thank Nicole K
Omaha, Nebraska
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239 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The food at Hot Tomato's was good, but the space was freezing! Although the server acknowledged that it was cold and said she would see about adjusting the thermostat, it remained very cold! That being said, we enjoyed a huge antipasto salad that could have easily served 4 people. The best and the biggest we've ever had. The fried calamari... More 

Thank Nomad062_10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Staff, Laurie and Janelly did an exceptional service for our party of 14. It was a mixture of 6 boys ranging fro 15 years to 4 months plus adults. Manager Laurie was there to insure our needs and check on our satisfaction. Waitress Janelly was quick, accurate and attentive to the requests always making sure we were satisfied. We thank... More 

Thank Ann Marie T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Delicious food. Very friendly staff. Lovely ambience. Great location, easy walk to Bushnell Theater. We had a leisurely lunch and had plenty of time to walk to the theater. The Apple Walnut salda with shrimp was outstanding.

Thank Anne A
Sherwood, Arkansas
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was in Hartford, exploring the city and capitol grounds. When I went back to my car, in a parking lot, I noticed Hot Tomato's restaurant directly across the street. It was lunchtime, and I thought that would be a perfect place to eat, before continuing my long journey. Hot Tomato's has a very nice menu. I am partial to... More 

Thank Walklady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent menu with many options. The wait staff is very friendly and efficient. Downtown and close to trains and buses.

Thank PokerAce
Glastonbury, CT
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Had eaten here several times in the past, but haven’t been here in a while. Of course we started off with their cheesy garlic bread. It arrived quickly and hot. If I’m not careful I can eat an entire order by myself! This bread is out of this world, just the right amount of cheese, garlic and seasonings make this... More 

Thank Emily P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This place was a bit expensive but it was a nice portion of food for money i had filet mignon it was only 32 dollars nice size also different days of week they had different entertainment one night was meringe next jazz band its suts across street from bushenell park very nice clean park area well patroled try youll like... More 

Thank zrck
Ellington, Connecticut
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My family went to Hot Tomato's to celebrate a birthday. Most of the meals were wonderful. We had the calamari, the chicken franchise, and a tuna dinner. The tuna was a disappointment for the my husband. The waitress (Shelley) assured us that the tuna was sushi grade and would be lightly seared. Wrong on both counts. We let it go;... More 

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Thank lifesgood83
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Yes, they have Real Guinness Stout on draught! Not the Americanized Guinness "Draught" beer. Brent got the Calamari to the bar so fast it was still sizzling! Awesome! many new craft beers and ales arriving weekly. Pasta Pillows were wonderful!

Thank Carl M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
    (Asylum Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-249-5100
Welcome to the New Hot Tomato's!

The newly renovated, casual restaurant features and open kitchen, multiple dining areas, an old world wine cellar, and charming outdoor stone patio. The bar is a lively part of the restaurant where guests may enjoy specialized cocktails, exceptional wine or choose to have a full meal. Our extensive wine cellar offers wines from regions all over the world, making it easy to pair a glass or bottle with your meal.

We strive to give excellent service at all times and will set the pace of your dining to your needs. Trying to catch the next train out of Hartford or grabbing a quick business lunch? Just tell us and we will speed it up to accommodate you.

We are located in the heart of Hartford, CT adjacent to the historic landmark, Union Station, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

We look forward to your visit. Buon appetito!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?