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Caribbean, Bar, Pub
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103 Pratt St, Hartford, CT 06103-1620
+1 860-727-4014
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 18:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Killingworth, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Had been here several times in the past but last two times food was mediocre at best pizza and wings appeared to have been microwaved.. The snapper is on the menu but last three visits it hasn't been available..Cocktails are overly sweet and served in plastic glasses.. Our Waitress and the music was great.. But food and drinks very much... More 

Thank Quattlebaum
Hartford, Connecticut
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

You know those places that you go where they think it's all about them? Where the décor is museum-quality, the food is to die for, and everybody who's anybody wishes to be found there? The Russell strikes me as that sort of place. From the outside, at least. You walk in and your transported from Downtown Hartford to a cozy... More 

Thank Brianimated
West Suffield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Heading into Hartford for a concert and stumbled upon this gem while searching for a restaurant with an opening. The service was great and the food was delicious.

Thank hollylabco
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Nice place nice environment but a little pricey. Food was good though. The wild mushroom ravioli was delicious. A place to go for Caribbean food.

Thank Aiden M
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

An artsy little restaurant/lounge if you like raggae and hip-hop. Food is a fusion mix of Caribbean spices from the islands mainly Jamaican. A little pricey but not bad. The only downside is its on the smaller side

Thank rodioCT
Hartford, CT
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Is a nice spot for having a drink, the food is good but not out of this world, for me. The disclaimer is that I have friends from different social and ethnic groups that really like the place, so I can give them a 3.5/5, but someone else can give at a 4.5/5

Thank 502GT
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

This little gem belongs in the west village in NYC. Great Island cuisine, intimate atmosphere and great entertainment. Host Hugh Russell makes you feel right at home. Will definitely return

Thank thelegendmitch
Queens, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Went here to eat with a friend after visiting a street festival. The music was top 40 and the atmosphere was really laid back. Our server was very attentive to our needs and even entertained us with some small talk. I had the rum punch and salmon cakes and lets just say I will be going back to order the... More 

Thank Java S
McGuire AFB
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stopped here because it is literally across the street from the XL center. We walked in and sat at the bar. There were dirty dishes there so we knew at least the seats were available. The dishes stayed there for no lie 10 minutes. When the bartender finally acknowledged us he thought they were ours and we had to... More 

Thank VanessaCampa
Eastford, Connecticut, United States
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

I go to the Russell a few times a year and always, without fail, enjoy my meal tremendously. The chicken ceasar salad is top-shelf, as is their lobster bisque. The atmosphere is very relaxed and casual. If you are in there for a business lunch and only have 45 minutes, it seems a little slow. I think if you aren't... More 

Thank David J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Pratt St, Hartford, CT 06103-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-727-4014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?