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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
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Closed 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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Bedford, Texas
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a really fantastic dinner. Kicked it off with roasted Brussels sprouts!! I mean... Really amazing! Followed them with a beautifully cooked black pearl salmon. Lovely setting inside or outside.

Thank Linda-On-the-Road
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

because I was very disappointed with this restaurant. Had heard good reports and took an opportunity to try it. The place was not busy and I cannot remember exactly what I ordered but it was terrible. I am a foodie who was raised to eat anything as well as clean my plate so it is very difficult to disappoint me.... More 

Thank Beverly M
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A changing menu, locally sourced food, good service. Well worth the trip. Bar at front is nicely done.

Thank Lyle W
Bristol conneccticut, USA
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The what's up doc specialty cocktail, with rum and fresh carrot juice, was easily the best drink I have ever had. Pan roasted duck was seared and cooked perfectly, and what an amazing atmosphere.

Thank Shean L
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I have now had the best caesar salad of my life. The specialty drinks were wonderful. The bread was delicious. And the dessert was incredible. Im ruined for life for other restaurants. Thank you firebox. We will return. Dont let the poor neighborhood fool you. This place knows what good food is!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Diane C
New York
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Restaurant: Our first time here. Note- the restaurant uses local growers for as much of their menu as they can. Go to the website and check it out. Quite a nice history and they are part of the neighborhood revival effort going on in that part of Hartford. We were seated on the covered patio. Drinks:I ordered a morning freshener,... More 

Thank jessejames4
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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597 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is trying to revitalize the neighborhood, that being said it's not in the greatest neighborhood. We had no problems with it whatsoever. The food was good and so is the service. We would've liked a few more small plates on the menu but it wasn't a turn off for us. We were running late with our reservations and... More 

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Delicious unique dishes. We had two kids and two adults and there weren't kid friendly options so we ordered three meals and shared them family style. It was quite good and the kids found enough to eat. I like that it challenged them to try new foods!

Thank Marika K
Melbourne, Florida
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been here a few times over the years and the chefs reach to create quality dishes and sometimes reach it. I had a pork belly entree that just done poorly and was near inedible, and other times had fish dishes that were among the best I've ever had.

Thank Kparfl
Manchester Center, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The Firebox restaurant is 5 stars for many reasons. First of all the restaurant is in an old brick building which gives it a really cool vibe and atmosphere. The staff is professional and knowledgeable. The food is fabulous. I had the duck and my boyfriend had the steak. We also shared a cheese plate appetizer. Everything was cooked perfectly,... More 

Thank Patricia R

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?