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Firebox Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402 (Capitol Avenue)
+1 860-246-1222
17:30 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
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
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Brussel sprouts I've ever had! Nice and crispy and served in a little skillet! Great flavor . I went with a group of 7. Everyone was pleased with their dinners! Everything was delicious. The service, waiters and busboys were friendly and quick with service . But the hostess, or floor manager, whatever her position...was so rude! They had set... More 

Thank Laura S
Farmington, Connecticut
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397 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firebox has a menu that varies with the seasons and the availability of local farm fresh produce. The food preparation is creative and flavorful. We recently enjoyed the salmon and rib eye entrees with Brussel sprouts and butternut salad.

Thank Chris F
Coventry, CT
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firebox is a wonderful and romantic farm to table place. Terrific! Always!! Some unique items that are seasonal and fresh.

Thank GoatgirlCT
Pennington, New Jersey
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397 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Was here for dinner at this edge of downtown restaurant located in near the State capitol building in a renovated forge that offers a farm-to-table New American menu. For my meal I had a Scottish Salmon served with Black pearl lentils and a cilantro sauce reduction. For the drink I had a 12 oz beer from Frangingham. Total cost was... More 

Thank KidLove
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were in Hartford for a wedding and decided to treat ourselves to a nice brunch. It was perfect. Great place with delicious food, huge windows, lots of light and friendly staff. Food was fresh and surprisingly filling. The coffee was high quality and free refills. We also liked the restaurant's mission, investment and connection with the local community.

Thank emilyctorres
Cheshire, Connecticut
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on Wed. night before going to The Bushnell. I've got to cut to the chase and just say, their food is quite good, but both courses that I had were not served hot, they were warm. I got the butternut squash soup for my appetizer and it was warm. I realize it can't... More 

Thank JMar0616
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a nice dinner. I really liked that we could get organic chicken, and it was delicious. I had a glass of the muscato it was nice and sweet and I really enjoyed it. My husband had the duck and he didn't love it, but I am not a fan of duck and never like it anywhere. The place... More 

Thank goodeats22
Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Food and atmosphere was fantastic. Menu had something for everyone. Service was helpful and friendly but not very consistent. Brought the wrong drink and small-plate after initial order. Restaurant ran out of bread. Other than those two minor things, great spot. Awesome flavors. Salmon, Duck and Chicken were all cooked perfectly and would recommend all three. Looking forward to next... More 

Thank ACreigh1
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

While there are not a lot of selections on the menu, there is something for everyone! Everything was so fresh! I had the special grilled eggplant and sweet potato purée to start, wonderful! My husband had the kale salad, it was good, but there are other nice choices. Waitress was excellent. Only downside was the food seem to take a... More 

Thank GlobeBiker141
Hanover, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Firebox has a wonderful brunch menu selection. We had the kielbasa which came with grits and the egg sandwich with chicken sausage along with a side of brussel sprouts. The food is locally sourced so that's probably why the greens and everything else was so delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed eating outside in the sunshine.

Thank kathym552015

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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
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?