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400 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103-3102 (Formerly Polytechnic Club) (State Str. & Columbus Blvd)
+1 860-722-5161
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 13:30
Wed 11:30 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
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Constant Traveller
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402 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Hartford for business and in a burst of flattery — which I totally did not expect or deserve — my generous hosts treated me to an extraordinarily special lunch at the On 20 Restaurant at 1 State Street, in Hartford. But before I tell you about lunch, you must know this is NOT the easiest restaurant to find.... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience ! The view is so romantic and beautiful. The bartender is a true mixologist, I recommend trying the apple jacker! The owner (I think) is hysterical and very attentive. Unfortunately the food did not match the experience. The appetizer with egg and pasta was cold and the entree lobster was also cold.

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New Fairfield, ct
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We came to Hartford to see a show at the Bushnell Theatre. So we picked ON20 on Tripadvisor based on the reviews. Wonderful experience. We had the ribeye and the fish; both were excellent. We took our time, enjoyed our meal and the wine while looking out over Hartford at night. Service was exeptional and friendly. You have to enter... More 

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Bantam, Connecticut, United States
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Sheepishly have to admit I didn't expect this in Hartford. the room is spacious, the view spectacular, the service attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable, and, oy, the food! perfectly prepared, novel menu. although it is in an office building, it's definitely a special occasion restaurant at dinner. my guess is that lunch is more business-like.

Thank Patricia R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a a 6p reserv this evening and are staying at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus. On20 is at 400 Columbus. After walking three blocks in the right direction and still not finding it, called On20 four times, last at 6:15p, but no answer. Only recorded messages. Called our hotel concierge who said restaurant isn't actually on Columbus.... More 

Thank IrishAT2014
Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cannot beat the view, nor the food! Very high quality from start to finish. Definitely recommend!! but bring your CC

Thank Kaceygirl
Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great view of sleepy downtown Hartford. Not a ton of great places to eat in Hartford but On20 (on the 20th Floor) was as good as any. Food was very good and service for our dinner group was excellent.

Thank Wayne S
South Windsor, Connecticut
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161 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The most unknown happy hour is at this premiere Hartford restaurant. Recently remodeled to more accurately represent its unique location and views, it is truly splendid! Muted colors, colored ceilings and luxurious seating bring a needed update. Happy hour requires no reservations(indeed it's usually very quiet). Antonio handles the bar well, offering excellent varied cocktails and a nice wine selection.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My fiancé planned a birthday dinner for me at On 20....it was terrible! Awkward atmosphere, my food came out cold and it had to be sent back. Nothing was done as a courtesy for my cold meal either! When the bill came we realized that there is a 20% service charge for front end staff, elevator use etc... We were... More 

Thank Ljotoodmax
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was a totally unexpected and delightful experience. Located on the 20th floor of the Hartford Steam Boiler building, this restaurant boasts a view of Hartford, CT that is stunning! I was seated at a small table along the windows overlooking the CT River and watched the sunset. The dining room is classically appointed, the service elegant and the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103-3102 (Formerly Polytechnic Club)
    (State Str. & Columbus Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Corner of Main Str. & Columbus Blvd.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-722-5161
ON20 maintains a singular mission: to offer guests the finest culinary and service experience. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Jeffrey Lizotte, ON20 is known for innovative and progressive cuisine, and flawless service. It is one of OpenTable's Top Ten Restaurants for outstanding service, Zagat's top-rated restaurant in Connecticut, and named one of the 100 best scenic-view restaurants in the United States in OpenTable's Diner's Choice Awards.

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