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Firebox Restaurant

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539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402 (Capitol Avenue)
+1 860-246-1222
17:30 - 02:00
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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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295 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful. It has delicious meals from locally grown foods, and great service. I came here for a graduation party and everyone had something to eat. It's on the expensive side, so plan accordingly. Free restaurant parking available.

1 Thank dustythoughts
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Dined here this evening with my wife with another couple who had never been to Firebox. We've been here several times and have never had a bad meal. They really enjoyed the food as did we. The place is beautiful on the inside with brick and wood beams. Brussels sprout appetizer was awesome as was the octopus. I had a... More 

Thank Chuck V
Hartford, Connecticut
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Situated near the Capitol and Bushnell theater the Firebox sees a good share of people looking for a good meal In this case a very good meal. On those nights where there is theater make reservations. There is valet parking which is a big plus especially on the street which has a lot of resident parkers. Down to the basics"... More 

Thank brucect
Westerly, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very friendly, welcoming staff in a beautiful building in an up and coming neighborhood. Nice buzz in the tavern for a quiet rainy Tuesday evening. Interesting, exciting menu that did not disappoint, especially the fish special and beef cheek entrees. Most impressive part of our visit was Jade, the bartender. She was very attentive, yet not overbearing at all, and... More 

West Hartford, CT
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We've been to Firebox several times. Never disappointed. The menu is an interesting farm to table mix that changes often. The brunch menu is especially good. Cocktails are very experimental. We've always had great, attentive servers and love the decor of this reclaimed factory building. The entire complex is designed to help the community by providing job training and artists... More 

Thank lisammc285
Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been to Firebox a couple of times and it's always been amazing. The only reason I won't give it 5 stars is the waitstaff is not fabulous, and the parking is awful. The food is wonderful

Thank jjpinney
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Been here multiple times and it is always good. Seasonal menu, good bartenders,unique flavors without bring too crazy.

Thank Libi3113
Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Firebox is a very well-run and tastefully decorated restaurant. We went there a few years back, and at that time it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we had had in a while. Two return visits weren't quite as impressive, but the quality of the food and service is still very high. As the title suggests, it may... More 

Thank dbeharry
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious and fresh and well prepared. The servings are appropriately sized. Don't expect huge servings. The service is very good and friendly. We started with the hummus plate and sweet beet bread. My husband had salmon eggs benny. I had the flannel hash. Only issue is I would have liked a piece of toast with my hash.... More 

Thank Allilluu
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Don't just listen to my review of this place, Google it to find the concept of what it's all about. Farm to table restaurant so food is pricier, but the dishes are unique. Staff is all people who were homeless/disadvantaged but on the rebound- so they won't look like your typical waitstaff at high end restaurants....but they try hard and... More 

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